I’ve looked at the Genesis Prose theme a thousand times and each time I was a little disappointed.
I know that you can change fonts, links, padding and all the other CSS settings, without touching a line of code, but it still looks pretty ordinary.
Then… I saw a video by Pamela Wilson over at Big Brand System and I realised that I’d been looking at Prose from completely the wrong angle.
What Pam demonstrates in her video is how to take a copy of Prose, as it appears out of the box and transform it into a fabulous looking website… in about 15 mins.
Sure she has her custom header, background image and opt-in form already prepared, but what she does is still pretty amazing.
Pam has kindly allowed me to embed her video, so take a look and then I’ll say a little more.
Prose provides you with a blank canvas… and the tools to paint your own picture
That’s what I was doing wrong.
I was looking at Prose as a finished theme, but it’s not.
It’s a blank canvas, with easy-to-use tools, that allows you to paint your own picture without touching a single line of code.
You can alter every aspect of the default theme until you have exactly the site you want and if it’s not quite right… you can change it all again.
What that means is that no two Prose sites will look alike, yours will be unique, your site… will be your site.
The Prose theme for WordPress is the premier online publisher’s website solution. Its point-and-click design controls allow you to effortlessly change almost any aspect of your site without touching a single line of code.
Prose is packed with outstanding features
Pam has already covered the Design Controls, which allow you to customise your site’s appearance, but Prose has a few other features worth knowing about:
- Six layout options
- Three page templates
- Custom menus
- Mobile responsive
- Threaded comments
- Automatic updates
- Built-in SEO
All great features, but item number 4 – mobile responsive – is particularly important.
With the increasing use of mobile devices to browse, the only way to future-proof your site is to make sure that your theme is mobile responsive – look no further than Prose.
6 layout options, design settings, custom background, custom header, custom menus, fixed width, mobile responsive, threaded comments.
Start creating – head over to Studiopress and pick up your copy of Prose
If you want to create rather than code, then Prose, with its point-and-click design controls, is the theme for you.
Watch Pam’s video again then head over to Studiopress, pick up your copy of Prose and start creating today.
A big thank you to Pamela Wilson from Big Brand System for her fabulous video showing us how to set-up the Prose Genesis child theme, and allowing us to use it on this post.