Daily Dish Pro by StudioPress is a responsive Genesis child theme with a flexible homepage developed for food bloggers, but suitable for any blogger willing to serve news in a tasteful and creative way.
The theme supports two WordPress 3 menus. The Primary Navigation is positioned below the header, while the Secondary Navigation is located above the header. Both menus are centered on the page.
StudioPress Daily Dish 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 are no longer installed by default, but available as plugins. You can install these, and other plugins optimized for the Genesis Framework, from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
This Genesis child theme incorporates ten widgetized areas:
- Primary Sidebar
- Secondary Sidebar
- Before Header
- Home – Top
- Home – Middle
- Home – Bottom
- Before Footer
- three Footer columns
- After Footer
- After Entry
To create your custom homepage, simply add the widgets of your choice to the Home widget areas; Home Top, Home Middle, and Home Bottom.
Making use of these widget areas allows you to create a magazine styled homepage – the Featured Post widget will come in handy here.
When you prefer a homepage with a blog feed; just leave the home widget areas empty and you will have a traditional blog.
The Before Header and After Footer areas are displayed on all pages. You can dedicated these to content or advertisements – display ads or AdSense.
The contents of the After Entry area shows up between blog posts and the comments.
Daily Dish 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+ profile 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 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:
- 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. In case you prefer to receive an e-mail notification as soon as a new release becomes available, you can subscribe to those updates here.
When you use Feedburner for your feeds, you can enter the custom feed URLs for new posts and comments here at the Custom Feeds.
Daily Dish offers six page layouts. You can set the Default Layout to one column (just the content area), two or even three columns. In case of two columns, you can choose between a left and a right sidebar.
With a three column layout, you can opt for a sidebar at each side or have both sidebars at the same side of the content area. You have the ability to assign a different page layout to individual posts and pages.
When you like to have Breadcrumbs at the top of the content area, you can check here on what pages you want those crumbs to show up.
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?”. 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 Daily Dish 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.