Centric Pro by StudioPress is a responsive Genesis child theme for blogs and business websites, featuring a fresh, minimal design and a homepage with six widget areas.
The theme supports one WordPress 3 menu, just below the header. Since this primary menu will disappear while scrolling down the page, you might want to consider adding a custom menu to the Header Right area. This area will remain visible – just like in the demo.
StudioPress Centric 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 and Updates, 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 13 widgetized areas:
- Header Right
- Primary Sidebar
- Home 1
- Home 2
- Home 3
- Home 4
- Home 5
- Home 6
- After Entry
- four Footer columns
The contents of the After Entry area shows up between the blog posts and the comments.
Centric Pro offers the following page templates:
In order to create your custom homepage, simply add the widgets of your choice to the Home widget areas. Just keep the (default) background colors of the Home areas in mind. The Home 1, 3 and 6 area have a background colored according to the selected color style, while 2 and 5 have a white background and 4 a black.
Alternatively, you can upload a custom background image. By doing this, the backgrounds of the Home sections 1, 3 and 6 will become transparent, setting the uploaded image as background for these areas.
In order to use the Centric Pro theme as a blogging theme; just leave the widget areas empty and the homepage will display your blogfeed.
The Genesis panel comprehends three pages:
- Theme Settings
- SEO Settings
When you do not see the Genesis SEO page, you most likely have activated a plugin to handle your SEO.
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. Furthermore, every post, page and term has its own SEO Settings. When you are just starting out with SEO, just leave the 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 just the Theme Settings and/or the SEO Settings. Of course, you can also upload a JSON file.
The Theme Settings page serves dialogue boxes to help you configure the 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. Here you can also subscribe to e-mail notifications when updates becomes available.
Centric Pro offers six predefined Color Styles; the default Blue, Charcoal (gray), Orange, Purple, Red and Yellow.
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 situation, you can choose between a left and a right sidebar. You have the ability to assign a different page layout to individual posts and pages.
The Navigation options allow you to enable an Extra element at the right side of the Primary Navigation. You can choose from Today’s Date, RSS Feed Links, Search Form and a Twitter Link.
When you like to have Breadcrumbs at the top of the content area, you can check here on what pages these crumbs should be displayed.
The check boxes at the Comments and Trackbacks give you an easy way to customize the visibility of comments and trackbacks on posts and pages.
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, 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?”. In addition, you can select your desired dimensions for the Featured Image. 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 configure what categories will be displayed on the blog. You can select a specific category from the drop-down menu, exclude category IDs, 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 Centric 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.