I had a potential client ask me the other day, “What is the difference between WordPress, StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework, and the child themes?” and in a split second thought I gave her the following analogy: “Think of building a house, WordPress is your foundation, Genesis is the stick frame, and the child themes are what make it yours, the shingles, the picture windows, the cut up roof, etc.” This seemed to complete the picture for her. If you work with WordPress would you agree this is an accurate analogy?
I have had a lot of fun working with the new StudioPress Themes lately and I thought I would share some examples today. All of the new themes work off of the Genesis Framework, which has been awesome to work with. But each one uses a different child theme, customized by Eco-Office Gals and making each unique.
- Eco-Office Gals was built on the Enterprise Child Theme.
- Hamptology Homes – uses the AgentPress Child Theme, this theme is built for Realtors and proved to be a very functional set up.
- IIA Analytics – built on the Education Child Theme, although this theme has Colleges in mind, it worked nicely for our redesign.
- Marie Scripture – The Landscape Child Theme has been a great fit for this artists website. Showing off featured paintings up front, and random click through to take the visitor deeper into the site.
As you can see the same framework can have many different facades, customized by EOG for your tastes and specific needs. I’ll be working on at least 2 more very soon, one is leaning towards Enterprise and another possibly using the Outreach Child Theme with a shopping cart.
I look forward to sharing them with you and as always feel free to contact me and let me know how I can help you!