Fabric8ted by StudioPress is a responsive Genesis child theme for blogging and business websites that comes with a fully widgetized homepage and four beautiful soft color schemes.
This theme supports natively two WordPress 3 menus. By default, both are positioned just below the header. A third menu option is available by adding a custom menu to the header right widget area.
StudioPress Fabric8ted installs with five custom widgets:
- eNews and Updates
- Featured Page
- Featured Posts
- Latest Tweets
- User Profile
This Genesis child theme incorporates eleven widgetized areas:
- Header Right
- Primary Sidebar
- Home Slider
- Home Top
- Home Call To Action
- Home Middle
- Home Twitter
- Home Bottom
- three Footer areas
The content area on the homepage is fully widgetized. Assembling the homepage is a matter of adding the desired widgets to the Home widget areas as listed above.
When you prefer the blog feed on the homepage above a static homepage, simply do not use any of the homepage widget areas, and you will have a traditional blog-styled frontpage.
Fabric8ted offers the following page templates:
The Genesis panel comprehends five pages:
- Theme Settings
- SEO Settings
- Slider Settings
The Slider Settings are available when you have installed the Genesis Responsive Slider plugin.
The Theme Settings page serves dialogue boxes to help you configure the theme:
- Color Style
- Custom Feeds
- Default Layout
- Comments and Trackbacks
- Content Archives
- Blog Page Template
- Header and Footer Scripts
The Information box displays the version number of the Genesis Framework. Here you can also enable automatic updates. You can also be notified by e-mail when an update becomes available.
When you use Feedburner for your feeds, you can enter the custom feed URLs for new posts and comments here at the Custom Feeds.
Fabric8ted comes with four predefined Color Styles to choose from: Default (Teal & Peach), Purple & Yellow, Blue & Pink, Green & Peach.
You can set the Default Layout to one column (just the content area), or two columns. In the latter case, you can opt for a sidebar to the left or to the right side of the content area. For each single post and page, you have the ability to choose for one of these layouts.
The Navigation options allow you to enable (jQuery powered) Fancy Dropdowns for both navigation menus. In addition, you can include an Extra on the right side of the Primary Navigation; RSS Feed Links, Today’s Date, Twitter Link or Search form.
When you want to display Breadcrumbs at the top of the content area on your website, you can check here on which pages these crumbs will be shown.
The check boxes at the Comments and Trackbacks give you an easy way to customize the visibility of comments and trackbacks on posts and pages.
At the Content Archives you can set your preferences for the blog page listings. You can choose to display the post excerpts or the post content – when applied, until the Read More tag. When you opt for the post content, you can limit the content to a certain number of characters.
The Featured Image is not displayed by default. Enabling the Featured Image on index pages is a matter of checking one box in front of “Include the Featured Image?”. In addition, you can select your desired dimensions for the Featured Image.
If you would like to display the Featured Image also as the first image in a single post, you will have to push the Insert into Post button, right next to the Use as a featured image link. This approach gives you the chance to vary with the dimensions of the Featured Image on singular pages.
Last but not least, you can set your preferred page navigation within the Content Archives box. You are offered three choices: Older/Newer, Previous/Next, or Numeric.
The Blog Page Template section lets you configure which categories will be displayed on the blog; you can select a specific category, exclude category IDs, and set the number of posts to be shown.
The Header and Footer Scripts section serves two text boxes where you can enter your custom scripts for the page headers and footers, like for example Google Analytics.
Fabric8ted is a so called StudioPress Community Theme – a theme approved by and available from StudioPress, but not developed by StudioPress. Community Themes are developed by experienced Genesis developers outside of StudioPress.
Please note that you will need the Genesis Framework in order to activate and use a Genesis child theme. Purchased separately the price tag of the Genesis Framework is $59.95.
When this is going to be your first Genesis child theme, you can grab Fabric8ted including the Genesis Framework for $79.95.
If you already have a license for the Genesis Framework, you just need the Fabric8ted child theme for only $24.95.