Meet Darling genesis child blog template powered by Restored 316, and supported by Genesis framework. This is one of the best blog template having unique widget supported layout. The homepage and archive sections provide grid layout so that you can highlight featured entries in clear style. Grid layout can display many posts along with title, featured thumbnails and excerpt.
The “DropCap” feature will display first letter of each article in bold, capital and big size. Hence, readers will feel like reading professional news websites. This is one solution for all your blog, shop and marketing websites need.
Darling WordPress Theme : Flexible Design
Frontpage Widgets : We found total 5 home widget areas so that shows slider, featured posts, featured pages, banners, call to action, business services and more. Genesis framework has custom widgets collection which enables bloggers to display latest blog posts, featured categories or anything on the homepage. You can either set blog as homepage to create simple blog, or use widgetized page to create magazine style website or marketing website.
Home Top Slider : This top widget area is given with slideshow in mind. Bloggers can either add a slider with genesis slider plugin or display any other widget. The top widget area is ideal to display slider, hero type welcome section or anything.
Top Left / Right : This home widget area is not activated in Darling demo. But, you can enable it to display two small widget blocks with slider, blog introduction, author profile, call to action banner etc.
Flexible : This section works just like it is named, you can use this block to insert as many widget as required by your goal. This is ideal place to show-off featured categories, or page links for Services, Products, Contacts etc. It will adjust the layout as per the number of widgets insert by administrator.
Featured : Bloggers can choose to display featured blog post entries, shop products, Ad banners and other similar stuff in this section. As it is located on the bottom, you can utilize it to promote hand picked posts, Contacts, or latest blog posts.
The frontpage widget areas are flexible and you can utilize it to display any certain stuff as needed. Once you have a strategy for homepage layout then you can turn it into reality using genesis widgets and flexible design.
The “Home Middle Left” is 2nd area suitable to display single featured post, banner or anything. “Home Middle Right” is also good place to add single widget block, which could be your blog post or anything like demo. The frontpage bottom widget is 4th widget area ideal to display list of latest blog post entries or anything.
Genesis Theme Settings : This is general settings page powered by “Genesis Framework” by StudioPress. It helps you to setup archive page, layouts, blog and other stuff easily. If you are a new blogger who is looking to setup SEO friendly and fasted loading blog platform then we suggest this genesis child theme.
Important Blog Features : Restored 316
Single Blog Post : The Darling WordPress theme shows every blog article in attractive style. Because of single post elements, it can keep readers for long time on website. You can able social sharing buttons to entice readers to share great posts with other social friends. The post navigation section shows arrows linking to Next and Previous posts.
The author information box highlights photo, biography, and custom links so that readers can know person behind article. The “After Entry” widget section will provide you a special widget promotion space. This becomes ideal widget area to promote Advertisements, Newsletter form or Custom call to action box with blog articles.
3 Page Layouts : Shift your sidebar on left or right side with custom layout options. The full-width layout will display only contents on the page, and sidebar will promote widgets. You will be getting support for many widgets to promote featured posts, category list, Adsense ads, and other stuff. Thanks to genesis child theme for offering global default layout options and custom layouts support for each page.
Header Navigation : The header itself includes styling options, logo uploader and navigation menu support. You will be getting primary and secondary menu bar to display custom links for blog categories or main pages. The primary menu bar has floating layout, so you can keep it visible on the top area while scrolling. This type of clean and stylish header can prove best when it comes to provide best on site connectivity for journal platform.
Other Benefits : Delightful Pro Genesis Child Theme
3 Footer Widgets : Restored 316 has offered range of custom widgets that would work for sidebar, and footer both widget areas. You will be having Footer with 3 widget areas that will promote anything with custom widgets. Mostly, footer is good place to display custom menu, contacts, social links, categories and recent blog posts.
Customizer : Darling WordPress theme is provided with a a unique theme options panel. You can try out this visual panel to edit blog colors, layouts, header elements, navigation, home widgets and everything. It saves a lot of time that is required for blog setup and styling. Bloggers can use available options to set right typography style, background etc.
Custom Page Templates : Apart from widgetized homepage and blog, you will see category index page, landing page, columns page and more. Genesis WordPress themes are powered by it’s own package where you get customization options, layouts, widgets and everything required to manage website easily. Hence, administrator can easily setup homepage, blog, contact, service listing page, WooCommerce shop and other sections.
With all these advanced blog features and genesis framework, you should be able to get lots of visitors and Ad revenue for any blog niche.