Proof by Themedy is a responsive child theme for photo blogs and portfolio sites, featuring image large responsive images and color controls per post and page.
Themedy supplies its child themes with two versions – one for the Genesis Framework and one version for Thesis 2. This review has been executed with the Genesis version of Proof.
This theme supports natively one WordPress 3 menu; a toggleable, fixed navigation menu, left aligned at the top of the page.
Themedy Proof installs with five custom widgets:
- Featured Page
- Featured Posts
- Flickr Photos
- User Profile
This child theme serves two widget areas:
- Primary Sidebar
- Secondary Sidebar
The Secondary Sidebar is only displayed in the three column layouts.
Proof offers the following collection of page templates:
- Landing Page
Themedy Proof adds a module to the WordPress menu for its custom post type; Portfolio. Portfolio Posts are created by entering a text and attaching a Featured Image.
Proof allows you to set a Featured Color for every single post, portfolio post and page. This Featured Color is applied to the image overlays on the homepage and archive pages, the background for the site title as well as the comments bar and to the link color of the post meta – categories and tags.
The Genesis panel comprehends three pages:
- Theme Settings
- SEO Settings
When you do not see the Genesis SEO page, you will most likely have activated a third-party 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 Genesis Theme Settings page serves dialogue boxes with theme options 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. Here you can also subscribe to receive e-mail notifications when updates becomes available.
When you use Google 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), two or even three columns. In case of two columns, you can choose between a left and a right sidebar. In the latter case, 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 pages and posts.
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. This option is not supported by Proof.
When you like to see 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.
Further configuration options are available on the Themedy Settings page within the WordPress Appearance module. Here you can customize settings regarding the:
- Front Page Template
- General Options
- Latest Blog Posts Slider
- Latest Blog Portfolio Items Slider
- Remove Slider and use Blog Template
The General Options let you enable or disable jQuery Retina-ready images. By default, this option is enabled.
The Footer section offers you an easy way to customize the footer text.
Themedy Proof is available as part of the Themedy membership plans.
Your first option is one of the Bacics Bundles; the Creative Bundle, the Marketing Bundle, or the Business Bundle.
Each combination of themes, gives you lifetime access to theme downloads and maintenance updates, as well as one year of support. A Basic Bundle comes at $79.
With the Thrifty Bundle, you obtain the themes included with all three Basic Bundles. For only $159 – three for the price of two. And of course, you are also entitled to lifetime maintenance updates, and one year of support.
The yearly Themedy membership plans do not auto renew, and purchased themes will not deactivate upon expiration of your membership. Extended support is available for about 50% of the Bundle price.
In exchange for a one-time payment of $299, you get the Lifetime Gold Bundle – lifetime access to all current and future themes from Themedy, as well as lifetime access to maintenance updates and support.
More details about these plans is available on the Themedy Pricing page.