Have you heard of Tumblr?
It’s a microblogging platform and social networking website which allows users to post multimedia and other content to a short-form blog.
It’s a great idea but… what happens if Tumblr goes under? What if they shut down their website? What happens if the theme you are using is suddenly removed from their inventory?
And… who actually owns the content of your Tumblr blog?
Don’t worry, with the release of Mindstream, the latest Genesis theme from Studiopress you can now have your own self hosted Tumblr style blog with all of the benefits and none of the potential problems.
With 9 unique post formats, from “asides” to “videos” and everything between, you can easily display your most inspired content with a mobile responsive, tumblelog layout.
From what I’ve read over in the Studiopress forum, people have been crying out for a Tumblr style theme.
So if you’re one of those whose prayers have just been answered and you can’t wait to see Mindstream in action head over to Studiopress and take the Mindstream theme for a spin.
If you can contain your delight for a few minutes longer, stay with me and I’ll run through a few of Mindstream’s features.
Mindstream works with WordPress post formats to give you a Tumblr style blog
When WordPress 3.1 was released, they added the ability to publish various “types” of posts or post “formats”, similar to the way Tumblr allows you.
A Post Format is a piece of meta information that can be used by a theme to customize its presentation of a post.
At the moment, WordPress supports the following post formats:
- Asides – status update similar to Facebook
- Audio – an audio file
- Chats – a transcript of chats
- Gallery – a gallery of images
- Images – a single image
- Links – a link to another site
- Quotes – a quotation
- Status – short status similar to Twitter
- Videos – a single video
There are two separate functions you need to write in order to add post formats to your blog. One enables post formats, and the other will output the post format icons.
These need to be placed in your child theme’s functions.php file.
Brian Gardner – personal blog
Don’t worry about the technical jargon, Studiopress have done all the coding… so that you don’t have to.
All you have to do is assign each post a post format and the relevant icon will appear as if by magic – voila, your own Tumblr style blog.
Mindstream comes with a great selection of features
The Mindstream theme includes the following features:
- Three layout options
- Custom background
- Custom menus
- Featured images
- Mobile responsive
- Post formats
- Threaded comments
This is officially the best theme ever. Not to mention the front end design, there are so many back end elements you have placed in this theme that I like A LOT!
I can think of three clients this would be perfect for. Thanks, Studiopress!
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Head over to StudioPress and pick up your copy of the Mindstream child theme
If you’re looking for a Tumblr style website but want to retain ownership of your content and be in control of your own site, then Mindstream is the theme for you.
To find out details of pricing etc. head over to Studiopress and put the Mindstream theme through its paces and see its features in action.
Life is speeding by. Capture and share all your passions instantly (and on a platform you own) with the brilliant, streamlined style of Mindstream theme.
If you’re interested in buying more than one Genesis child theme or you want to provide clients with Genesis websites, then take a look at the StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package.
The pro Plus package is the package we use here at WM Web Design.
It’s fabulous value and it allows us to offer our clients incredible looking websites at affordable prices.