Years ago creating websites for small business owners was a hobby of mine. I started out by making one for a friend of mine who is a caterer. Then was contacted by a local hotel who needed a website.
Those early websites were created using FrontPage and Expression. Both software that needed to be purchased, then downloaded to my computer and used to create the website on my computer before uploading the changes to the internet website hosting company.
Wow! That was a lot of steps.
When I was re-introduced to WordPress, I taught myself and experimented as much as I could. With WordPress the software resides on the website hosting server so I could login and edit from anywhere I had a internet connection. Editing the website now became much easier and the changes were instant.
Armed with the new WordPress technology, I was ready to conquer the world and build websites in a whole new way.
Being on the thrifty side myself, I though that I could just just use any free theme that I liked and tried that out for a while. It all was working fine until I found out that many of the free themes that I had been using had some real junk in the code. Links to other websites that were in some very bad neighborhoods. Yuk! So lesson learned. No more free WordPress themes for me.
I was contacted by a small business owner who needed a website. She had some very specific needs as to color, look and feel for her website and needing to post some nice images of the inside of her business. I found a theme online and bought it for about $40 and loaded it up to the WordPress website that I was building for her. All worked fine until the dreaded WordPress core update. The theme broke. I didn’t know what to do. I was sunk. Because I was not a programmer, and still am not, I didn’t know how to fix it. Right then and there, I knew that I could not be in this position again.
For my client websites and for mine, I needed a reliable, professional grade website theme that would not break. After much research, I found the StudioPress WordPress themes and Genesis Framework. Wow!
The Genesis Framework is layered in between the WordPress software and the precious theme. The framework makes sure that when WordPress is updated, that the theme still works. It is the connection, translator and negotiator between software and theme. Click here to download the Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners (pdf)
Professional theme, professional coding, loads fast, crisp design, clean styling and mobile responsive all in one.
Here is a list of my top picks for StudioPress themes.
For Wedding, Destination Wedding and Travel Websites
- Glam Pro Theme
- Market Pro Theme
- Divine Pro Theme
- Elegance Pro Theme
- Gallery Pro Theme
For Personal Branding
- Boss Pro Theme
- Hello Pro Theme
For Restaurants, Cafés, Coffee Shops & Hospitality
For Real Estate Websites
- Agent Focused Pro Theme
- AgentPress Pro Theme
or Almost Any Website