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StudioPress Core Skills

If you learn just a few basic skills you can make much more use of your StudioPress theme and your website.

Basic WordPress training

If you need basic WordPress training such as how to make web pages, blog posts and navigation bars etc. I highly recommend that you invest in a lifetime membership to the wp101.com training course.

If you can use WordPress there are a few skills that will really make your StudioPress theme shine.

Please note! Mai Lifestyle Pro and Mai Law Pro work in a different way. If you have a Mai Theme, check out the Mai Theme documentation. It really is very good 🙂

Basic StudioPress skills

Once you know how to use WordPress you will need a few extra skills that are specific to StudioPress themes.

The Genesis Featured Post and Featured Page widget

The Featured Post Widget is one of the most useful widgets available for StudioPress themes. It allows you to display…

  • The post title
  • The featured image
  • A snippet of content
  • A Read More link

The Featured Page Widget is very similar to the Featured Post Widget. But because posts have many features that pages do not, the Featured Page Widget is slightly less powerful than the Featured Post Widget.

View this video tutorial to learn how to use the Genesis Featured Post Widget.

Adding Buttons to Text Widgets

In the demo home pages of some StudioPress themes you will see buttons that link to specific pages inside the site.

Themes with big bold buttons on the home page include…

  • Altitude Pro
  • Parallax Pro
  • Digital Pro

Adding these buttons is easy, once you know how. This video tutorial shows you how to add buttons to text widgets in StudioPress themes.

Icons on home pages

Some StudiPress themes have small icons that display above short blocks of text inside text widgets on the home page. Themes using icons include…

  • Atmosphere Pro
  • Digital Pro
  • Altitude Pro

This video tutorial shows you how to add code to these StudioPress themes.

MailChimp Sign Up Forms

You’ve probably seen newsletter sign up boxes in the sidebar or below blog posts of StudioPress themes. The easiest way to do this is with the Genesis eNews Extended plugin.

I’ve made a video tutorial to help you learn how to add your own mailing list sign up forms.

Images in Home Page Text Widgets

The StudioPress demo sites for some themes such as Altitude Pro and Remobile have large images placed in text widgets on the home page. This tutorial explains how to add those images.

Front Page Background Images

In several StudioPress themes there are large background images on the home page. You change these images using the Customizer. This short video explains how.