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Prose 1.5 – Genesis child theme for WordPress

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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:

  1. Six layout options
  2. Three page templates
  3. Custom menus
  4. Mobile responsive
  5. Threaded comments
  6. Automatic updates
  7. 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.

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  1. Great info Keith!

    I really had no idea about Prose and it’s feature till I read about it just now. I guess because I already have my theme for my blog set up, I really don’t check out more or new themes any longer. But yes, Pamela’s video does explain a great deal about how and what more you can do with things.

    Thanks for sharing. :)
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    • Hi Harleena
      Thanks for coming over and leaving a comment.

      Yes… the Prose theme is different to the other Genesis child themes.
      It has a control panel, which allows you to customise almost every aspect of your website.
      Saves you having to get involved with that nasty CSS. LOL

      Hope you are having a great Easter break and I’ll see you over on the big blue bird.

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  2. Hi Keith, I have not tried Genesis and obviously not Prose either. But your post makes it sound exciting.

    I have been uses (dare I say it here?) Thesis and am just getting used to it.

    I like how the comment layout is in your theme. Much better than WP default themes.

    I have a lifetime membership to StudioPress but I am not sure that membership applies to Genesis.

    I need to check on that. If you know the answer, I would love to hear it from you.
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    • Hi David
      Thesis is a fabulous framework and if that’s what you have… stay with it.

      The theme I use on this site is the Genesis Minimum theme.
      I fell in love with it the moment I saw it and it was pretty easy to set up.

      I’ve not touched the layout of the comments, it was set up like that out of the box.
      Unfortunately the Minimum theme is not mobile responsive so I may have to change themes at some time in the future.

      “I have a lifetime membership to StudioPress…”
      Not sure what that means, but did you buy the Genesis framework and any child themes?
      If you did, you get free upgrades forever, but not other child themes.
      Contact Studiopress and ask them what you bought exactly.

      We bought the Studiopress “Pro Plus package” for the business, which gives us all the Genesis themes and all future themes – a great value package.

      My advice is to stay with Thesis if you have bought it, but check with Studiopress what you are entitled to.

      Many thanks for the kind words David and let me know what Studiopress say.

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