Why I Use The Genesis Framework With Studiopress Themes For My WordPress Websites.
That can sound like a lot if you are just getting started, but the name isn’t really necessarily something you ‘have’ to know. Just get your website up and learn more about it later.
The Things I Really Based My Decision On:
- It’s a WordPress website (Why I Use WordPress?)
- You can use the Genesis framework & Studiopress themes forever
- You’ll get support & updates forever
- The code is faster & less buggy
- Minimal designs & layouts for any context
I can use the framework & themes for as many clients as I want
I had to search online twice to confirm before I could believe it. I was so used to buying a license from Themeforest per site, while this whole time I could have been using the Genesis framework & Studiopress themes for as many websites as I can build for almost the same price! I can’t stress how much this will save me in the long-term & also allow me to more quickly put up websites without having to shop around at Themeforest to find a suitable theme and paying $59 every time I want to try a new theme.
Support & updates forever
Other themes I have used only offer support for a year .
Because there are too many options, you can waste a lifetime reading about it gaining very little advantage. I chose WordPress for as few reasons and you might disagree with them or have another way to set this up while also achieving the things I need from this system. The point is, if you are new to this and just need a website for your business, by commiting to the products/tools that I have chosen to use for my business you will benefit in two ways.
- You don’t have to research the tools/products, I’ve tested and trust. I’m always testing and manage a few groups that share new ideas.
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#1 Developer License
When you buy the Gensis framework you get to use it on every project you ever do for the rest of your life (If you want). When I realized this I was sold right there. Before Genesis I was buying themes from a popular web design platform called Themeforest, spending upwards of $69.99 for a one time use license. It wasn’t cost effective for someone who builds more then one site and you would never really know what you’d get as far as buggy code, load speeds and ease of use on the backend. I did this for years, knowing of Genesis, but not understanding that I could use it as many times as I want which is a competitive boost for my business in a few ways.
Life-long Support & Updates
With the Themeforest website themes you only get a year of support and after that if you run into issues then you have to pay more money for another year. If I need support it is usually sporadic and it’s nice to know that it is there when I need it at anytime in the future. Also there is such a large community of people all using the same 36 themes that it is fairly easy to find someone that has already done what you’re trying to do and written about it.
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#1 It’s fast
That’s all that matters to some people, including myself. When I go to a website and it doesn’t load right away I get mad. I’m not proud of this, but it’s the truth.
#2 It’s minimal
I am also a minimalist when it comes to design, and that has been the trend in branding for a long time, Apple, Google, Nike and so on. Don’t let your design take away from your message or products. Nike clean pictures and graphics in a minimal theme will perform better for conversions and be faster to get up and running. Like I always say “save your money for the content and advertising if you want to get ahead of the competition.”
I am a big believer in the content will keep people, not necessarily a website with a pile of design gimmicks. I like infographics, go nuts with the graphics, but when it comes to user interface (UI) or user experience (UX) most of the time it will get in the way.
One of my major regrets on a project was letting the client choose a template from ThemeForest.
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