Author Pro is a genesis WordPress child theme crafted for Authors and Book sellers, from StudioPress. It is provided with unique book management features so that you can make detailed books listings easily. The books page allows you to add multiple books, tags and authors so that visitors cane easily filter books and find best one of their choice. It is ideal for any one who wants to sell their own book or you can also use it to sell 3rd party books from your website.
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We liked this theme for it’s built-in plugins features which helps you create online books library so that people can buy books from your website. Apart from that, it also brings basic page templates, widgets and theme options.
Main Features : StudioPress Author Pro
The homepage region is supported by 5 widget areas so you can add different featured sections to highlight Books section, Testimonials, Calls to action and more. The flexible homepage layout allows you to display any details using custom homepage, that’s really great for authors who don’t know programming. Apart from that, you will find other widget areas like sidebar, after-entry and 3 footer columns.
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Custom Header : Author Pro has fully customizable header so authors can upload logo image or custom text. This genesis child theme allows you to utilize two menus : On header, Below Header. Hence, you can use primary menu to highlight links for main page templates and second menu to links, tags or categories for books page or other important links.
More Details :
Author Pro plugin : This is a free books management plugin that was developed and released by StudioPress. It was released with this author WordPress theme so that books sellers can easily start an online portal to get more sales and buyers. Once you install “Genesis Author Pro Plugin” with this child theme then you can highlight all books with brief details. It allows you to highlight all books in single and archive views so that visitors can easily check-out all books by selecting author or tags.
You can post custom information with books like : ISBN, Price, Publish Date, 3 custom buttons, Editor and many more. This books management plugin has 3 taxonomies that includes : Tags, Author and Series. These taxonomies help website owner and visitors to sort and organize books in online library.
It also has “Featured Book widget” so that you can choose book from library and featured it on any widget sections of your site. In-short, this single plugin brings all features that is required to start and manage online book selling portal. The listings and content management options are very user friendly so you don’t need any technical knowledge to use this theme and plugins.
The theme is all in one solution to display books and other publications. It provides many typography options, color skins and custom widgets to help you create a professional online books portal.
All Features : Author Pro StudioPress
- Custom widgets : Featured Page/Posts, Profile Box
- 3 layout options : left/right sidebar, FullWidth
- Genesis SEO Settings
- Navigation options
- 4 Page Templates : Blog, Landing, Archive, Default
- Custom header image/logo
- HTML5 coding
- Responsive : Mobile ready
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