Café Pro by StudioPress is a responsive Genesis child theme with a multi-layer homepage. Designed for restaurants, suitable for small business websites in general.
Images get a prominent place on the homepage, facilitating visual storytelling. These images are supported by tasteful typography.
The theme supports three WordPress menus. The Primary Navigation Menu is located below and, the Secondary Navigation Menu above the header image. The third menu appears in the footer. All three navigation menus are centered.
StudioPress Café Pro installs with three custom widgets:
- Featured Page
- Featured Posts
- User Profile
With the arrival of version 2.0 of the Genesis Framework, the Genesis eNews Extended, and Genesis Latest Tweets widgets have been recreated as plugins. These, and other plugins optimized for the Genesis Framework, are available from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
This Genesis child theme incorporates three widgetized areas:
- Primary Sidebar
- Before Header
- 5 Front Page areas
- After Entry
- 3 Footer columns
The Before Header area is a great solutions for a customizable notification bar. You can use this areas for promotional messages and call-to-actions.
With the five Front Page areas, you can compose any homepage you like, just have a look at the demo for an example. When you do not use the Front Page areas, the homepage will display your blogfeed.
Café 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:
- 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.
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.
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.
You set your preferred Accent Color with the color wheel of the WordPress customizer.
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 Café 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.