Why Using a Genesis Based Theme is a Good IdeaWhen I am building a new WordPress website or updating an older one, there are a couple of different things that I want to achieve with the theme I am installing or with any type of customization that I may be doing to the site. Below I am giving you a short list of the things that I look for, and the Genesis Framework provides these hands down, without question.
- In regards to code:
- The code should be clean, well structured, and free from affiliate links and other types nonsense typically found in a "free" theme.
- The code should render Valid HTML code when possible.
- Setup should be quick and easy.
- Theme configuration should be easy and straightforward.
- The theme should be SEO optimized.
- Finally, do not put limits on me! Give me unlimited support, let me install the theme on unlimited websites/domains, and give me unlimited updates! Genesis provides all of these!
However, Genesis is simply a framework that provides all of the underlying code that the actual theme (E.g. (in)SPYR) needs in order to run properly in WordPress.
Now ... on to the good stuff!!
(in)SPYR is an awesome theme!Installing and configuring the (in)SPYR theme is a breeze! After purchasing and downloading the theme from StudioPress, simply login to WordPress and install the new theme. Then, this is where the fun stuff starts! Configuring this theme is absolutely the easiest thing that I have ever done with any WP theme. They have designed the admin interface so that all of the necessary options & choices are available to you with merely a few simple clicks! They have even included their setup and configuration tutorials right in the WordPress admin interface for easy access if you find yourself needing some assistance along the way. I have included some various screen shots below for you so you can see some of the options for yourself before you decide to buy this theme.
Primary Reasons I chose this themeWhen choosing a theme, you should always remember that you want the theme to work with you and not against you! Your time is valuable, and unless you want to spend all of your time setting up and configuring your new theme, I believe that you should always consider the following:
- Is your theme's primary configuration menu-driven? - (in)SPYR is!
- Is your theme's setup primarily configured via widgets? - (in)SPYR can be!
- Can your theme be customized easily, without modifying the core theme files (Outside of the configuration options provided)? - (in)SPYR can be!
- If you have heavily customized your theme, will future upgrades overwrite these changes? - With approximately five minutes planning ahead of time, you can customize (in)SPYR to your hearts content and future upgrades will NOT affect your customizations!
Additionally, you should always remember that because of how the Genesis Framework is designed, your customization options are nearly unlimited, literally! There is a great support forum provided to those whom have purchased Genesis based products, and of course you can always ask folks like myself about different customization options that are available to you, or last but not least, you can always search Google for ideas as well.
Another great thing about purchasing this theme is that the nice folks over at SPYR MEDIA that designed this theme will answer any and all of your questions in the forum quickly and completely. You will not be left out in the cold if you purchase this theme.
I would like to leave my readers with this final thought about the (in)SPYR theme: Download & install time: 3mins, Setup & configuration time: 10 mins, General customization time: 7 mins.
The total time that I spent on my wife's blog was a mere 20 mins getting it up and running with the (in)SPYR theme!
That friends, is incredible! Get your copy today by clicking the "buy" link now.
I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read my review about this WordPress theme and I sincerely hope that you will be able to use this theme on a future project of yours. I am firmly convinced that your experience will be as enjoyable as mine, and if its not, please don't hesitate to let me know.