Education Pro is a responsive education theme for genesis framework by StudioPress. This child theme is ideal for any school, college, university or training center which needs online presence. It is mainly released for educational institutes, service providers and training centers wanting to develop online presence. The design part looks little bit simple but don’t go after that, it still keep user attached to contents.
The homepage demo shows that if you use right font style, and layouts then yo can surely offers best reading experience. The features package includes everything that you would be required to create modern website.
Why Education Pro WordPress Theme ?
Overview : The theme has been powered by widget optimized homepage having 4 sections. So yo will be getting lots of space to display introduction, main pages, calls to action and blog posts. The widget area is flexible and optional, so you can probably choose to display anything. The genesis widgets page will show you all custom widgets that is offered by genesis.
So adding slider, welcome text, and top featured pages will become easier. Just drag and drop widgets in perfect order and you will have a nice engaging homepage in few minutes. Schools and colleges often need to display updates for exams, courses, admission and events. And that’s where you need a flexible homepage which requires minimum time. That’s why, StudioPress offered widget based homepage that would show anything as per your institute would require.
We will check all home section details later in this review.
Header Design : Education Pro comes with customizable header proves good element especially when you want to create brand. The header offers a left space for logo image and tag-line. This is how you can present school or institute in unique style through logo and tag that shows the goal or motto. If we check the navigation part then it shows a top bar, main menu bar (right of logo) and a footer menu. This much space would be enough to show all your links for social platforms, main pages and other sections.
Home Widget Sections : Genesis Theme
Education Pro WordPress theme has 4 main widget areas for homepage and they are optional as well as flexible. So you can manage them to show any contents as you like or just follow a standard design as displayed in demo. We will check them all in-terms of the design as presented in demo. So you will have better idea about homepage setup.
Slider : This is first section ideal to display important posts, or announcements. If you configure this section in proper way then you will be getting lots of inquiries for courses and page views for key sections. The genesis options page has custom slider options to setup slider speed, pause time, excerpt, featured image, size and everything.
Once you are done then you can drag and drop “Genesis Responsive Slider” widget under “Slider” section. Site owners can choose pages or posts as slideshow source. So you can pick any category, number of post, off-sets and other settings for slider.
Intro : This block is configured with text widget and custom font styling codes. You can use HTML and custom tags to display attractive title and paragraph as introduction. This is mostly going to be work as a welcome board, intro section or message board which shows announcements. The wide space creates ample space to display custom title and text lines.
Featured Section : This section proves good when you want to display top pages in featured style. Most of the school or university websites need to show important page links on homepage area. And this section is best place to add upto 4 pages like Admission, Courses, Contact, About or any other pages. You have to use “Genesis Featured Page Widget” to setup this section with featured image, custom title, excerpt words and “Red more” link.
The widget provides options so you can easily add all the details as shown in demo.
More Details : Education Pro Theme
Call To Action : Last but not least, StudioPress experts want you to take full benefit of online presence. Therefore, they have given a call to action block on bottom area to take visitor onto some page. This section can be used to display “Newsletter Sign Up” widget or a text block asking user to visit course page, contact page, testimonial page or other stuff.
If you put right thing as call to action then you can surely increase leads, student inquiries for clients for your services.
Blog Section : Education Pro WordPress theme has optional homepage blog section that shows sidebar. Visitors will see news post entries on home content area with featured images, excerpt snippet and link for full post. You can keep this section visible for homepage or disable it if not required. Everything including blog section, color style, background, fonts and home widgets are managed from options page.
Visual customizer will be best place to make changes in styling, layouts and for entire site. Schools can operate their own site with basic WordPress knowledge. No coding skill or web developer is required for setup or content update process.
Other Benefits : The page templates list includes Blog, Archives, Landing and columns page. You can setup all pages and posts by selecting one style from 6 layouts. These layouts will create opportunity to display one, two or no sidebar. With 5 pre-defined color skins, genesis settings and easy optional, you are going to enjoy customization for sure.
I suggest this WordPress genesis theme for all education related institutes or business. The flexible design makes it ideal for business, marketing all types of websites.