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March 30, 2016 at 11:38 am #182964Greg
I’m a first time WordPress site builder who is just getting started – looking to set up a blog that has a premium look and feel. I stumbled across the GeneratePress theme and love everything I’ve read and heard about it, especially the amazing support. Before coming across GeneratePress, I was considering a few premium blogging themes such as:
LetsBlog – http://themes.themegoods2.com/?theme=LetsBlog
Buzzblog – http://www.buzzblog.hercules-design.com/blog-with-slideshow/
Soledad – http://themeforest.net/item/soledad-multiconcept-blogmagazine-wp-theme/full_screen_preview/12945398
My question is I’d like my blog to have a look and feel similar to the above, and because I’m a beginner, looking for a theme that can start me off closer to where I want to end up at. I don’t have a problem with investing time and effort, but the reality is I don’t have the programming/coding knowledge. If I purchased the add-on pack for GP, are sites like the above pretty “do-able” without any crazy programming needed?March 30, 2016 at 1:14 pm #182981TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperMarch 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm #183002Greg
Thanks so much for your response Tom. As I go through the examples I linked to and try and put my finger on specifics, I guess there’s nothing too exotic that stands out – maybe it was just the way everything worked together on them that gave them that premium look and feel.
In particular though, I liked the slider functionality on them that seems pretty slick, the social/instagram areas (widgets?) in the sidebar and in the footer, the various layouts available, and even just the way the posts look with the nice fonts and the title, date, etc.
Now that I write them out it does’t seem like anything overly special. It might be more the design aspects of those demo sites I really like vs. the theme specifics.
I guess I was just wondering though if it’s able to generate blog sites that look and feel very similar to those with GeneratePress…without a significantly greater amount of work than those themes would require?March 30, 2016 at 11:11 pm #183064TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
It depends, GP gives you most of those core functions, but you might need to make some minor CSS adjustments if you’re going for a specific look that the options in the Customizer can’t achieve.
For sliders and social icons you’ll want to find plugins that you like the look of – they should all integrate with GP perfectly 🙂April 10, 2016 at 1:57 am #185672Sven
And if you – as I do – need support, Tom’s the guy to work with! His support is awesome!!!!!!!
P.S.: And also check out the GP premium add-on. It is one great piece of work! So my suggestion: go and buy it… or at least spend some coffee to keep up the support and development of that world class WP theme!!!April 10, 2016 at 8:42 am #185722TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperApril 10, 2016 at 9:44 am #185737
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