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StudioPress Overview

2013 Edition – Choosing the right theme provider is important! A poorly designed and coded theme can not only have devastating consequences on your visitors and sales it can also effect your brand and business.

In line with this, we are conducting reviews on all major premium WordPress theme providers and reporting back to you. Our first StudioPress review was in 2009, however it has been updated many times throughout the years with our current 2013 Edition being the latest.

With Brian Gardner as the founder, StudioPress is well-known in the WordPress community. Specifically, they have created the very popular Genesis Framework which allows users to quickly and easily build sites with WordPress.

The credentials of the company owners and managing officers are one of the aspects that you should check when selecting for the best provider of WordPress themes. It is important ake sure that they are experts in the field of website development and WordPress specialists with years of experience. Thankfully Brian and his team have been long standing members of the WordPress ecosystem.

Knowing the expertise of the people behind the services that you are subscribing is important because it can give you assurance that you are getting premium services and backed by exceptional support from experts who can provide excellent technical assistance if you encounter difficulties and issues on the use of your chosen theme. In this case, the people behind StudioPress have excellent credentials; each of them has their own specialty and expertise in different fields to ensure broader knowledge for the whole team.


Theme Functionality



StudioPress offers various premium WordPress designs and themes with wide variety of selections to choose from. StudioPress offers two main choices: 1) Genesis Framework and 2) Child Themes.

As of February 2013, there are more than 43 different child themes and many other community oriented products/services around the Genesis framework. It is important to keep in mind that G. They also offer WordPress Genesis theme framework where you have more freedom in customizing your website according to your preferences.

The Genesis framework is optimized for theme development. Whereas most WordPress theme developers create a theme that you can install on your site and modify as needed, StudioPress has an extra layer (Genesis) in between by which you can build your theme upon or select form one of their dozens and dozens of expertly crafted child themes.

When using a theme framework such as Genesis, you install a theme by using the Child Theme functionality built into WordPress. This way you or your development team can make all sorts of changes to your specific theme install without overriding core framework files. Since StudioPress continually updates Genesis to be compatible with the latest versions of WordPress, this allows you to do all the development you wish while still being able to install the latest updates from Genesis without having to worry about it overriding your customizations.

Another important aspect that you should take note is to ensure that the themes are optimized for search engines. In this case, all themes offered by StudioPress are optimized for better ranking among major search engines by following SEO best practices for web development. In fact, one of the staff is an SEO expert to ensure that every theme that is being developed by the group is search engine optimized. This point is made even clearer by a recent feature they added where you can have built in Google authorship markup allowing your Google+ profile picture to show up in qualified search results for articles you have written.

Moreover, all WordPress themes from StudioPress have user friendly content management systems with provisions for advertisements and monetizing the site. Sidebars are also provided for easier integration of gadgets and widgets in your site.


Theme Graphics



Another vital aspect to check from any theme shop is their theme graphics. Though the graphics of StudioPress themes are not as creative as themes developed by ElegantThemes, most of the themes have high resolution graphics that blend well with the theme. StudioPress has also done a nice job of staying with the latest trends in broader web development while not sacrificing a pretty design for bad code.

Another interesting point to StudioPress is that with the release of the Genesis framework, other developers can potentially feature their theme design in the StudioPress community. We have started to see more variations in the graphical and layout design due to this opening up of their platform for others to build upon.

Example Themes developed by StudioPress:


Theme Pricing



Similarly important is the pricing of the themes offered by StudioPress. It is $79.95 for the Genesis Framework + Theme of your choice. On top of that, they also offer a Pro-Plus All-Theme package for $349.95 which you can gain access to all themes offered by StudioPress (with the exception of Marketplace items created by third parties).including all future theme releases by StudioPress corporate. Some discounts and promotions are available to existing members as well for future purchases.


Theme Support


Studiopress offers theme support through their support forum where you can ask any technical questions, and they shall be answered by helpful members and supportive staff. On the negative side, no email support is available and your issues will have to be posted in the forum where others can address it. As you can see from our comments below, StudioPress has built a thriving community where many times other users will help you out if it is something they have experienced themselves. If not, you can rest assured that a member of the StudioPress support staff will be there to assist.

When it comes to the use of the selected WordPress theme for your website, there is support and a detailed theme tutorial provided for the members in order to make integration of your StudioPress theme as smooth and easy as possible.

To conclude our StudioPress review, the overall assessment of this premium WordPress theme provider is excellent and highly recommended, having wide variety of expertly developed SEO WordPress themes plus a growing and thriving community.


Theme License

100% GPL for CSS, XHTML, PHP, design and any other elements.


ThemeGrade Visitors Rating of StudioPress

StudioPress Review, 7.1 out of 10 based on 38 ratings

52 Responses

  1. Derek says:
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    Thanks for the article. I love the idea of having a solid and secure Genesis framework. What I find lacking however, is no modern features that many folks want these days: retina support, tabs, toggles, testimonial sliders, more portfolio display layout options for themes, and so on. I especially find it odd that retina ready support is not yet implemented throughout all themes.

    All of these options have become default in many ThemeForest themes, yet I’ve found the developers on that site be very sketchy when it comes to offering support. I’d love to have the security and reputation of Studiopress with the theme features found in newer ThemeForest offerings. Something self contained, feature rich, versatile, secure and fast. Unfortunately nothing exists yet on the market. When it does, it will be insanely popular.

    • Mid says:
      August 13, 2014 at 8:21 am (IP: 203.144.144.x)

      You can use plug-ins for those features, instead of the crazy bloatedness that is inherent in pretty much any Themeforest theme (many of which are poorly coded, by the way — even the top-selling ones). Maybe looking less at the “shiny” and “bells and whistles” and more at code integrity, security, and the like would be a better objective?

  2. Hector says:
    April 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm (IP: 217.124.245.x)
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    The framework and the issues children are strongly oriented to simplicity and functionality. Superficialities nothing .
    For this reason, they are not as visually appealing, without being ugly :-)
    If you look at any site / blog very visited , you will notice that most have a simple and functional design. What is important is the content! . This is where Genesis removes all unnecessary and leaves you the basics and functional.
    The other case is the page of company that may not have a blog and use sliders and presentations to provide their services / products. In this case, you may not feel entirely satisfied with the possibilities of Genesis.
    And finally, although not difficult settings , it is not the simplest for dummies . Get used and requires review documentation .

    In conclusion :
    - If you intend to produce many acvtualizaciones : Genesis is your choice .
    - If you’re gonna ride a very colorful static page , you can consider other options.

  3. Dwi Utomo says:
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    Fast service for refund I ever had ! :)
    But this theme rather difficult and don’t have enough theme options. I need new theme with colorfull/carton appereance

  4. Austin says:
    March 24, 2013 at 11:27 am (IP: 208.102.249.x)
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    I have been with StudioPress for a couple of years now. I am impressed with Genesis but not the child themes. The visual look of the themes look like a developer put them together not a designer.

    In regards to support. They recently changed their support forum. They removed all the theme specific sections on the community forum. This is where it was easy to find responses to questions that others had already asked about that theme. It is also taking much longer to get questions answered. You can now email them for support, if you can call it them. Tech issues only. I asked about a section of code. I just wanted to understand what a section of code was actually doing in the functions.php file. I got a nasty, “we are not going to write code for you.” I have also been sent links to stuff that is irrelevant to my question.

    People in the forums keep posting that they want the Theme Specific sections back, but StudioPress continues to ignore us!

    • Derek says:

      I agree that the themes are lacking visually and are lacking with options (no tabs, toggles, retina support, testimonials sliders, and so on). I’m also not a fan of their portfolio (gallery) layout options. They should really offer more layout options than just 1 for each theme.

      I’ve tried both Studiopress and iThemes. They are both very lacking in the themes department. Actually I think most WordPress Theme providers are. Woothemes isn’t any better…very dated looking themes. I find the best themes are on ThemeForest, yet I don’t trust the developers on that site. Squarespace also has some great looking templates. I’d love if framework providers like Studiopress began modernizing their stuff.

  5. Brad Dalton says:
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    I can only comment on Genesis and Woo because these are the 2 themes i have installed on my own site and used over the last 3 years.

    One of the greatest benefits of using StudioPress themes is the ease of customization compared to other themes.

    No theme is a walk in the park to customize however i believe the Genesis framework and StudioPress are the easiest to make your own and offer the best all in one package.

    Its not just the look out of the box, its the community you join for life without having to pay one more cent in the future.

    Why buy a theme which looks great out of the box if its a serious challenge to customize? If you don’t customize your theme, it won’t be unique.

    StudioPress child themes are the easiest to customize and offer a huge range of tutorials, code snippets and excellent community support forum manned by full time WordPress developers and designers who specialize in this theme framework.

    Once you invest in StudioPress, everything else is free.

    As a fulltime WordPress consultant, I choose the Genesis theme framework and can easily change my child theme when a new theme is released.

    • Michael says:
      July 11, 2014 at 6:05 pm (IP: 168.244.10.x)

      I strongly disagree. Genesis / Studiopress themes are NOT easy at all — and I find them to be painfully DIFFICULT for newbies and non-developers. They are horribly unintuitive and have a far higher learning curve. Some examples include having to learn:

      1) “Hooks”: for simply adding an item to a portion of the page.
      2) CSS for making simple changes to colors.
      3) FIREBUG for simply changing fonts and colors.

      One shouldn’t have to crawl through the backend in the FTP files just to get minor changes made. Most people aren’t geeks who enjoy that. Many who build sites are simply small business owners who have more important things to do than spend hours learning aspects of code.

      “Easy” for developers, but a pain in the butt for the rest of us.

  6. Amber says:
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    When first coming across the Genesis framework, I was so excited! I’ve been looking for something like this. So I read up on it compared to other frameworks out there and was so happy to then purchase it and start using it. I’ve done some theme customizing before and created my own child themes (still quite a novice at it, but I’ve learned a lot since I started that a year ago).

    However I’m sorely disappointed in their support and tutorials. I’ve purchase their minimum theme and once you have done that you can click on tutorials for that specific theme, which is GREAT, right? Well not really because it just covers a few really simple changes and then…your on your own!

    I want to do something very simple, or it should be simple. I just want to have a static home page but still have all the home page widgets available but you can ONLY have the home page widgets available and viewable when you have the latest posts page selected – but I don’t want that. I want to use wordpress not as a blog backend but a backend for a website, but I can’t do that, at least not very easily. I contacted support and they say because it’s theme customization you have to go to the community forums. Why do you not have a manual or a source so when people want to change their theme around because, what I believe is a simple function and comes with many other themes, isn’t built in?

    Now if your not a developer, you have to find a way your going to make your website with their themes and that’s not very easy, even making the child theme, it’s difficult because there aren’t many tutorials. I’m a find of you tube and video tutorials, but most tutorials out there are written and it only applies to a specific theme. So now I’m frustrated with the lack of theme customization tutorials.

    I’ve just started with Genesis and their themes, but so far I’m not understanding it and I’m frustrated by the lack of detailed theme customization tutorials compared to other products on the market.

    • ThemeGrade Editor says:

      Hey Amber,

      I think your issue is one that many people experience when navigating the WordPress Theme world (and not necessarily tied to StudioPress directly). At heart the issue is technical support vs. customization support. Most any good Theme shop worth it’s salt (which StudioPress is definitely one) realizes the importance of high-quality support. They make it a staple of their product and premium service. The challenge arises when people start moving into the theme customization department as this opens up a literal pandora’s box of potential support related inquiries. This problem is so rampant, that we are going to be releasing a full fledged article related to this topic so others in the WordPress ecosystem can further understand the challenges presented with these type of issues.

      So thank-you for your feedback. We are big fans of StudioPress and have met several people who love building their Themes/Child Themes off of the Genesis framework, and we are always looking for ways to help bridge the gap between Theme shops and their customers through our site, so we appreciate your contribution.

    • Brad Dalton says:

      Amber: The SP community forums is where you’ll get the customization support.

      You come to the SP forum and i’ll look after you with any type of customization question.

      You can display widget content on the homepage exactly the way you want.

      I have written many tutorials about how to do this and also created 2 videos recently.

      I give credit where credit is due and SP are A grade otherwise i wouldn’t use their themes or volunteer on the forums.

  7. laura says:
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    Hi people,
    I read some of the reviews above and i couldn’t believe what im reading the studiopress themes and the framework are AMAZING, very easy to work with! It’s like anything else, you have to get use to it.

    I dont buy from StudioPress, I buy from someone on Fiverr and he/she installs the theme for me and away I go, so I dont really know much about there support as you do have to buy from the site to access the support forums.

    Well theres my 2p, GOOD luck with everything everyone and if your thinking of trying studiopress, DEFINITELY give it a try.

  8. bitkahuna says:
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    Having worked on a number of sites using genesis and child themes and I have found it to be absurdly complex and cumbersome to work with. It also seems to interfere with mechanisms that work natively with WordPress, requiring a whole new set of learning to find out the genesis way. And there’s definitely lots of bugs in it too. I think there’s better options out there…

  9. Emmanuel says:
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    Don’t bother with Studiopress. They make Genesis sound like it is almost indispensable, but you’ll quickly be disappointed by it when you actually see the lack of functionality. Then they make you download another plugin to change the footer. Why so complicated you might wonder? Because they want to keep their link on your website.
    Support is almost useless. It is so slow as they approve all posts first. I can only access the forums if I bought from them, so why approving posts and get the community to be active and grow? It is completely hindering innovation. It reminds me of state controlled countries like China who need to control everything.
    Good luck Studiopress…you’ll need it.

    • Stepshed says:
      July 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm (IP: 86.158.85.x)

      I agree- I have just acquired Studiopress Genesis with Child Theme. Nothing works and I cannot make any changes to anything. Have been waiting for HOURS for support… Such good write ups for such bad software

  10. C says:

    I’m confused as to the complaints about the graphics not being visually stimulating. After all, you can view the graphics before buying, no?

    In any case, the wordpress theme community has a glut of themes which tailor to the mastabatory design standards of (many young) designers, but which look unprofessional and innaprpriate for business end-users. Cross reference the amount of business approriate designs with the designs that have good functionality, and one is left with a very, very low selection of themes. Designers need to think about what works, graphics wise, and not just what looks fun. There is a place for eye popping design for casual users, if that’s t their taste, but it’s not mandatory. Additionally, those “eye popping” graphics tend to need to be custom tailored to a users needs to work appropriately.You are more likely to make a theme unusable by a large selection of users than you are likely to make it widely attractive by overemphasizing graphics. Users should pay for custom graphics if that’s what they require, to get what they truly need, and to keept he wide appeal of the theme high. Sites with a minimal/clean look tend to attract many readers as it doesn’t take so much mental energy to look beyond the graphics to the content, when first arriving at a site. Designers compeltely overemphasize the need for “fun” looking themes as well as photo themes. My word, just becaue half your friends froma rt school are photogrpahers, doesn;t mena that half of hthe worlds themes need to be photo showcases. I’m going off on a tangent now, but it’s another example of how designers need to wake up to the needs of the world beyond their art school bubble.

    • ThemeGrade Editor says:
      July 30, 2012 at 7:11 pm (IP: 173.74.23.x)

      You bring up some excellent points, C! We too get tired of every other Theme looking like a Portfolio when it seems the vast majority of people are NOT actually displaying a portfolio on their site.

  11. Joan says:
    June 6, 2012 at 11:25 am (IP: 99.168.100.x)
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    I’ve had wordpress blogs for 5 years and decided to use studio press on a new one. I’m no novice to blog set ups, themes, etc but I found it hopeless complicated and hard to manipulate. They require you to sign in to get the tutorials and when I couldn’t find my log in into, the system didn’t recognize my email address so I couldn’t get access to them.

    I feel like I totally wasted my money!

    • ThemeGrade Editor says:
      June 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm (IP: 173.74.23.x)

      Have you tried contacting support to resend your information. Generally speaking, we’ve heard good things about the support with StudioPress.

    • Bill T. says:
      July 9, 2012 at 6:15 pm (IP: 108.172.148.x)

      Studio Press provides Miserable Support

      I lately bought Genesis Framework with a Child team, I came across some technical issue with the slide show. I posted a question to them seeking for support, unfortunately I experiencing great disappointment with their poor support. Firstly, they sent a general but irrelevant link in response to my post. After I continued a few more times asking for reply, I got a reply 10 days later. This is the slowest/poorest service I had ever encountered online. Think twice to buy Studiopress if you need prompt support for setting up your website/blog.

  12. Holly says:
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    I had problems with studiopress support holding back information from me. They helped with very simple problems that’s all. Anything more than very basic questions like how to change the width of a sidebar or something they won’t help unless you pay them extra.

    • Ghoda says:
      June 1, 2012 at 7:24 am (IP: 117.197.160.x)
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      yeah That’s very much true !

    • ThemeGrade Editor says:
      June 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm (IP: 173.74.23.x)

      Hmmm…part of the problem may be that there is a fine line between technical support and theme customization. While changing the width of the sidebar may seem technical in nature, that gets more into customizing a Theme which for obvious reasons is outside the scope of most support forums. This is a common problem as some people think that when the purchase a Theme they are entitled to support about any customizing they want to do to the Theme, and as you can imagine this could be a costly and hard thing to support for everyone.

    • Emmanuel says:
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      I replied to threads and they deleted my posts when I was telling people to use tools such as firebug.

    • Emiel says:
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      That’s strange. SP Support advocates using firefox, the web developer toolbar and firebug.
      I agree, though, that they could be more supportive regarding questions like resizing sidebars. They just assume we’re all css wizards!

      Cheers

  13. Dawn R. says:
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    Wow, I had no idea real web designers are complaining here that the graphics included with the themes are not “highly visually stimulating.” Why in the world would someone want to use the graphics included with a theme that OTHER people are using? Like, “hey, local business, would you pay me to make you a rockin’ site using graphics that your competitors are using?!” Well, I learn something new every day.

    I love the clean themes that make it easy to pop my own images in.

    And, after the disaster of WordPress making an upgrade a few years back that made a lot of sites fall apart, I feel SO secure with the whole parent/child theme thing. And while I’d love more support, I realize I can’t pay for it, so realize I have to live with the bulletin board help. I’m lovin’ WordPress, thanks all!
    p.s. and thanks for attending the WordPress Meetup groups in NYC sometimes!

  14. Jennifer Beth says:
    March 1, 2011 at 9:50 pm (IP: 112.43.24.x)
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    I am very happy and satisfied with the services provided by Studiopress for quite a while now. I started using their themes back when the company was still called Revolution to develop an old video blog which unfortunately is no longer running due to personal reasons. Still, I can’t stress the quality of Studiopress.com’s theme graphic and functionality.

    If you are a web developer like me, then I highly recommend the company’s Pro-Plus All-Theme package where you can access their over 25 professional quality WP themes, all for just $249.95 a year!

    I personally love three of the companies WP themes – Amped, Going Green and Landscape – all of which are uniquely designed to cater to your readers’ tastes. If you are a newbie, however, don’t despair as the company provides the most user-friendly WP themes I have ever seen. And best of all, if you encounter any problems at all, the company has an excellent online support network to assist you, ain’t that great?

  15. Satya Prakash says:
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    I love having a template from Studiopress for my blog. I’m pretty new at this kind of stuff and when you need support, Studiopress goes all out.

    Through a support forum, any kind of question I have is answered quickly. However, support would become perfect if Studiopress provided email support for their customers as well. What if I want to ask about something that’s pretty private when it comes to the WordPress theme of my choice? I have to plaster it out on a forum for everyone in the world to see.

  16. Stephan Phillies says:
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    “Beautiful!”

    I was browsing around one day and chanced upon the Lifestyle theme and I loved it instantly! It was beautiful. I did some minor changes to it though to support my blog site and I really am very happy!

  17. Johan de Joe says:
    December 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm (IP: 111.131.125.x)
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    StudioPress is surely doing a great job in fulfilling their goal of taking WordPress to places no one would ever think it would go. Themes from StudioPress are always given 10 stars when it comes to functionality and support.

    For all the themes they have on offer, it’s easy to find one that will suit your website. With their Genesis framework and child themes, you get to customize according to what you prefer for your website.

    They’re also optimized to be the first sites on the list in various search engines.

  18. Fulk Preston says:
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    I’ve worked with wp themes from a lot of companies and in comparison to others like Woothemes and Elegantthemes, StudioPress’ falls short.

    Without the high resolution, themes from StudioPress just fade into the background. It’s hard to get the blend you like for your website with substandard graphics.

  19. Victor Bertalan says:
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    “Love the images”

    I was surprised to see how vibrant the background colors were and my logo on top with using their theme! My images come to life because of the background that complements them. Thank you SP!

  20. Nicholas says:
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    “Special effects galore”

    Studiopress themes are fantastic.  I got one of the two themes they offer and had a lot of tools to make my websites what they are now.

    Drop-down menu, featured content, the works! I don’t need anything else.

  21. Jessie Satish says:
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    It’s easy to get help if you need some with regard to customization, how to’s and the like with Studio Press support.

    You can post a question on the forum and you’re sure to get answers from members or the staff. And even without the forum, theme tutorial is very detailed.

  22. Ross says:

    Part of being successful in business is offering something that’s personal.  My website is personal in that I customized it to my heart’s content.  It’s everything that I am and Studio Press made it all me.

  23. Bernie Bogert says:
    October 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm (IP: 212.227.137.x)
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    “top notch support”

    i’m not a very technically inclined person i admit, so i did have a few problems setting it up. but all the more i loved being with studio press because they had helped me all the way through!

  24. orlando says:
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    “emphasis on content”

    when you want to be read, you need a way to focus on content.  studiopress did just that for my website and today, there’s no article that goes unread on my page.  and that’s NEWS for me.

  25. Russ says:
    October 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm (IP: 188.138.16.x)
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    i always went with free premium theme providers because they were very simple to use and are free, but they don’t look very appealing so i went with studio press wp themes. the only problem is that it’s too complicated to use!

  26. Ryan says:
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    I just entered the real estate business and I needed a website to get me in the game.  The real estate agent got the Agent theme and it’s been smooth sailing ever since I got the theme from them.

  27. Coy Ojano says:
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    “Great Features!”

    What I like about Studio Press themes first and foremost are their great features!

    Ever since I went with their themes, my website has never looked so neat and professional! My clients love it too.

  28. Graham k says:

    “Streamlined by Studiopress”

    Of the 16 themes that Studiopress had, Streamline caught my eye and for a corporate looking design, it packed one heck of a punch.  I never knew that monochrome could be so attractive. Way to go Studiopress.

  29. Rickey Deadwyler says:
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    “There are pastels”

    Who’d have thought that you’d never find beautiful wp themes in pastels?  I did and Studiopress ended my search.

    It doesn’t look childish at all. I wanted a website in lighter colors and Lifestyle did it for me.

  30. Jeff Neville says:
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    “the best child friendly themes”

    studiopress child themes encouraged my daughter to write more often on her blog. She is able to practice writing through her blogs.

    I think they are the only WordPress theme developer that thought about making child themes.

    • Megalomediac says:

      I think you might be having a “Who’s on First” moment in regards to the meaning of the phrase Child Themes;-)

      Here is a brief breakdown of the terms Parent Theme & Child Theme, as they apply to WordPress Theme Development:

      The Parent Theme is an independent WordPress Theme that can run completely on its own. A Child Theme, however, requires a Parent Theme to run because it only houses parts of the files and code that is required to fully function as a theme.

      The point of this Parent/Child Theme relationship is to allow the Parent Theme to house all of the core files and functionality, leaving the customization’s (eg. custom styles and functions) to the Child Theme.

  31. Jeptha Efisio says:
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    “God Bless Studiopress!”

    I’ve been a youth pastor in our local parish for years now and wanted to be able to relate and connect more to the younger generation to facilitate their spiritual growth so I thought, what better way to do it than with computer technology, right?

    Seeing how popular the internet is to the younger crowd made me decide to learn more about social networking online and it worked perfectly and quite easily to my surprise, thanks to the help of Studiopress!

    The youth in our parish have stayed connected with our church’s website through Twitter and Facebook since it has never been easier to do so!

  32. lambert g says:
    August 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm (IP: 174.129.231.x)
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    i love the selections that SP has for their customers when it comes to wp themes.

    you can select the various types of child themes built on the genesis framework. together with multiple choices, you can further customize your website!

  33. Karl Ciro says:
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    “My Perfect Theme With Studio Press!”

    I just finally opened my new blog site and was looking for a quality WordPress theme and had stumbled upon Studio Press. I wanted to go with a premium WP theme developer because I didn’t want to sacrifice the quality of my blog for a free one, especially when it comes to the service, support and help they provided.

    I immediately felt a strong liking to their Lifestyle theme and after reviewing it a bit, have finally decided to try it out. So far so good, I love how it fits perfectly with my lifestyle blog and my readers seem to like it too, so there’s no problem there.

    I especially like how my readers are easily able to follow me through the various social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook and the likes. I am not very crazy about their price, though, because it is a bit expensive.

  34. Allen Ganesha says:
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    “that’s exactly what i want!”

    i am absolutely blessed to have found the perfect theme design for my church website with studiopress’ outreach 1.0 church + genesis theme framework! one look and I knew I have found what I was looking for.

  35. Lucy Magwell says:
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    “It is not as good as it seems…”

    I would’ve wanted my theme from Studiopress to be something that’s highly visually stimulating in that the theme graphics are made with high resolution. Unfortunately, when you compare themes that Studiopress has with others like legantthemes, the graphics fall short. Even with the newly released Genesis framework for Studiopress WordPress themes that stretched the horizon further as far as the designs you can have for graphics as well as layout, these themes would fade in comparison to what other providers have.

    • Smith Malone says:
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      “It is Visually Stimulating!”

      I have to disagree with Lucy that Studiopress templates are not visually stimulating because as far as I am concerned it is. I love the fact that their graphics does not overpower the real content of my website.

  36. patrick says:
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    What I most especially love about Studiopress many wonderful WP themes is that they are perfect for encouraging much traffic to your website because after all, that is the reason why many people develop their own websites and blogs – to broaden their readership and market reach. I never had a problem with using any of their professionally designed WordPress themes as the company promptly responds to even the simplest of my queries online.

    I would greatly appreciate it though if they can provide some sort of anonymity to my posts as the company doesn’t really provide an email address where you can personally shoot them an email for any questions, rather than having to post most of your questions publicly online on their board. I also love the fact that they have a host of WP themes to choose from which is perfect for both web developers and website owners.

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