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Ten reasons to use WordPress themes from StudioPress

Posted on by Clive Walker in Web Development WordPress

I’ve been using some WordPress themes from StudioPress in recent months and have been pretty impressed – so I thought I would highlight some of the reasons why in this short post.

  • Customisable search engine options so that you can have different titles and other meta tags for each post/page.
  • Sensible use of the <h1> tag so that the <h1> on the home page is different to posts or other pages. For example, for effective search engine optimisation you do not want the <h1> tag to be wrapped around the site title on all pages; this is customisable in StudioPress theme settings
  • Simple redirection of RSS feeds to Feedburner without using a plug-in.
  • A whole range of primary and secondary navigation menu options. Granted, WordPress have improved their custom menu options in recent months but the StudioPress options work really well.
  • Different layout options for each post/page. For example, you might want content with a single sidebar on some pages but two sidebars on others.
  • Addition of scripts in the header or above the closing </body> tag via the admin.
  • Plain talking in the SEO Settings page. For example, “These provide no SEO value whatsoever”. Love it!
  • The Genesis Simple Hooks Plug-in which enables further theme development via an admin interface.
  • Fully widgetised home page: I’ve found this to be a great help on new websites when you want to move content areas around and/or turn off others.
  • The themes look great!

Sorry if this is a bit of a fanboy article but I’ve not found any disadvantages of StudioPress themes yet.

Info: I have used the Genesis theme with various child themes on several projects.

Comments

  • 25 Aug 2010 14:26:14

    I’ve not used any StudioPress themes (or more to the point, the Genesis framework), but the more I’ve read about them the more I think I need to get on board. They really do look very impressive indeed and will save me a lot of dev time in the future.

  • 25 Aug 2010 22:50:32

    I completely agree. In the past I would primarily use Joomla to develop my clients’ CMS site, but the more I learned about WordPress, I’ve slowly made the shift to using it as my “go to” CMS. I’ve looked through and used a few different themes, but StudioPress Themes are fantastic and make it a real pleasure to work on WordPress sites. I use them on all of my clients’ WordPress sites.

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