Lifestyle by StudioPress is a two or three column Genesis Child Theme designed for online magazines. However, the theme is also suitable for blogs and incorporates support for WordPress post formats which offer Tumblr-like post features.
This theme supports natively two WordPress 3 menus.
StudioPress Lifestyle installs with seven custom widgets:
- Category Menu
- eNews and Updates
- Featured Page
- Featured Posts
- Latest Tweets
- Page Menu
- User Profile
This Genesis Child Theme serves twelve widgetized areas:
- Header Right
- Primary Sidebar
- Secondary Sidebar
- Sidebar Bottom Left
- Sidebar Bottom Right
- Home Left
- Home Right
- three Footers
The Secondary Sidebar is only displayed in the three column site layout.
The Portfolio widget area refers to the portfolio page template.
The home page is fully widgetized. Assembling the home page is a matter of dropping widgets into the desired Home Areas (Home, Home Left, and Home Right).
Web site pages can be displayed with one sidebar, two sidebars or no sidebars at all.
The Genesis panel comprehends four pages:
- Theme Settings
- SEO Settings
The Theme Settings page includes toggle boxes for:
- Information (General)
- Color Style
- Custom Feeds
- Default Layout
- Navigation Settings
- Comments and Trackbacks
- Content Archives
- Blog Page
- Header and Footer Scripts
- Featured Image
You can set the Default Layout to one column (just the content area), two or even three columns. In the latter case, you can opt for a sidebar on each side, or have two sidebars on the same side of the content area. For each individual post and page, you have the ability to alter the default page layout.
Lifestyle comes with ten predefined color schemes: the default aqua, blue, charcoal, gray, green, pink, purple, tan, teal, and yellow.
This Genesis Child Theme supports the use of WordPress post formats offering Tumblr-like post features. By default, this option is disabled. Enabled, the theme supports the following post formats:
The Featured Image is supported partly, meaning it will show up on index pages and in the grid view, but not on the single post page as the first image. If you would like to display the Featured Image also as the first image in a post, you only have to push the Insert into Post button, right next to the Use as a featured image link.
Please note that you will need the Genesis Framework in order to activate and use a Genesis Child Theme like Lifestyle. Purchased separately, the price tag of the Genesis Framework is $59.95, and for almost all Genesis Child Themes $24.95.
When Lifestyle is going to be your first Genesis Child Theme, you can grab Lifestyle including the Genesis Framework for just $79.95.
If you already have a license for the Genesis Framework, you only need the Lifestyle Child Theme for only $24.95.
Another option is obtaining the StudioPress Pro Plus Package which includes the Pro Plus Membership. As a StudioPress Pro Plus Member, you get the Genesis Framework and all Genesis child themes – all current 45+ themes as well as all future releases!
In addition, you are entitled to product updates and you will have unlimited access to the support forum. You are allowed to use the framework and child themes on unlimited sites – your own and your client’s. You can become a lifetime StudioPress Pro Plus Member for only $349.95.