AgentPress Pro by StudioPress is a Genesis child theme featuring a widgetized, and therefore a highly customizable, homepage.
The theme has been developed with real estate agents in mind, making use of the AgentPress Listings plugin. Without this plugin, AgentPress Pro is suitable for any kind of business website.
This theme supports two WordPress menus. The Primary Navigation Menu is left aligned above the header, while the Secondary Navigation Menu is centered in the Footer – just above the credits. A third option is available by adding a custom menu to the Header Right widget area.
StudioPress AgentPress Pro installs with three custom widgets:
- Featured Page
- Featured Posts
- User Profile
The AgentPress Listings post type adds two more: Featured Listings, and Listing Search.
With the arrival of version 2.0 of the Genesis Framework, the Genesis eNews and Updates and Genesis Latest Tweets widgets have been removed and made available as plugins. A complete listing of all StudioPress plugins for Genesis is available here.
This Genesis child theme serves 14 widget areas:
- Header Right
- Primary Sidebar
- Secondary Sidebar
- Home Featured
- Home Top
- Home Middle 1
- Home Middle 2
- Home Middle 3
- Home Bottom
- Footer 1
- Footer 2
- After Entry
- Listings Archive
Please note that the Secondary Sidebar is only displayed in three column layouts.
The After Entry widget area displays on Single Post pages, between the Post Content and the Comments.
Let us walk through the demo to demonstrate the possibilities of the homepage:
- Home Featured – welcome message and Listings Search widget
- Home Top – Featured Listings widget with six recent listings
- Home Middle 1 – Text widget Find a Pro
- Home Middle 2 – eNews Extended widget
- Home Middle 3 – Featured Posts widget
- Home Bottom – four Featured Page widgets
- Footer 1 – User Profile widget
- Footer 2 -Text widget, but you can also use a Featured Page widget
- Disclaimer – Text widget
In order to use the theme for real estate listings, you need to install and activate the AgentPress Listings. This plugin adds a module to the WordPress menu for the custom post type Listings, and two widgets – as mentioned above.
The Listing post type extends the post screen with Property Details. Property Details include fields for custom text, price, address data, MLS#, square feet, bedrooms, bathrooms, and basement. In addition, you can enter an embedded code for a map as well as a video.
You can add all these details to the WordPress editor with a click on the [Send to text editor] button.
The Listings post type comes with its own Features (tags). A very powerful feature of this post type is Register Taxonomies, which allows you to create your own custom taxonomies. Think of taxonomies like the type of real estate, the number of bedrooms, price range, etc.
Once you have created for example the taxonomy Price Range, you can start adding categories to it like; $100-$250K, $250-$500K, etc. This allows you to classify and select properties according to price range, number of bedroom, number bathrooms – you name it, you create it.
AgentPress Pro offers the following page templates:
The Genesis panel comprehends three pages:
- Theme Settings
- SEO Settings
When you do not see the Genesis SEO page, you have most likely activated a plugin to handle your Search Engine Optimization.
The Genesis SEO Settings allow you to tweak the default SEO options concerning the Document Title, Homepage Settings, Document Head Settings, Robots Meta Settings, and Archive Settings. You can even enter your Google+ publisher URL on the SEO page.
Furthermore, every post, page and term has its own meta box for SEO Settings. When you are just starting out with SEO, you can keep these settings in their default state.
The Import/Export page lets you create a file in JSON format for backup and transfer purposes. You can export the Theme Settings and/or the SEO Settings. Of course, you can also upload (import) such a JSON file at the receiving end.
The Genesis Theme Settings page serves dialogue boxes to help you configure your 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. It is recommended to enable automatic updates. You can also choose to be notified by e-mail when an update becomes available.
AgentPress Pro comes with four Color Styles. You can choose from Default (Red), Blue, Gold, and Green.
When you use Feedburner for your feeds, you can enter the custom feed URLs for new posts and comments here at the Custom Feeds.
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 at the left or at the right side of the content area. For each individual post and page, you have the ability to alter the page layout settings.
The Navigation options allow you to add an extra to the Primary Navigation Menu. You can choose from None, Today’s Date, RSS Feed Links, Search form and the Twitter Link. These Extras are right aligned in the navigation menu.
When you prefer to display Breadcrumbs just below the navigation, you can check here on what pages these crumbs should appear.
The check boxes at the Comments and Trackbacks give you an easy way to customize the visibility of comments and trackbacks on singular pages and posts.
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 in your posts, until the Read More tag. When you opt for the post content, you can limit the content to a certain number of characters.
Enabling the Featured Image on index pages is a matter of checking the box in front of “Include the Featured Image?”. Additionally, you can select the desired dimensions and alignment for the Featured Images on the archive pages.
Last but not least, you can set your preferred page navigation within the Content Archives box. You are offered two choices: Previous/Next, and Numeric.
The Blog Page Template section lets you enter the categories that you want to exclude from the blog. You can select a specific category from the drop-down menu, enter the category IDs to exclude, and set the number of posts per page.
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.
Please note that you need the Genesis Framework in order to activate and use a Genesis child theme. Purchased separately the Genesis Framework is $59.95.
When you already have the Genesis Framework, you only need StudioPress AgentPress Pro. Otherwise, you get both for a reduced price.
If you are an existing customer of StudioPress, just make sure your are logged in prior to placing your order and you will get the best possible price – returning StudioPress customers get a 25% discount!
Another option is obtaining the StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package for $499.95. The StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package includes the Genesis Framework as well as all current and future Genesis child themes created by StudioPress.