December 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm #134402
my Name is Kai, I am a young 21 yo German man who loves the Internet and wants to create!
I just entered the Genesis Universe today and you can expect me to post very stupid questions & answers about web design in the future as I am really just getting started with all this stuff.
Right now I am looking for the right child theme for a website I want to create for a friend. It is for a small & cute clothes shop in Barcelona who sells nice bohemian stylish clothes & accessoires for women. I would like the template of the website to be rather minimalistic, focusing on the content. Probably, but not necessarily in black & white design. I am not completely sure what the content exactly will be, but here are some ideas:
- Blog with news etc.
- Shop/Catalog, Ecommerce functionality
- Inspiration section with Pictures, eventually supported by some text or vice versa
- contact page with Map
- eventually a page to introduce the Staff / Philosophy of the shop (may be the homepage)
After having briefly checked the themes on StudioPress it seems to me there is no theme with an integrated Ecommerce functionality, is that correct?
Btw, is it possible to set up a fully working ECommerce function without deep coding knowledge or just a few clicks? Because I don't expect so much traffic on the Online shop and the clothes are individual (will not be bought twice), so there might be other solutions as well.
I know some HTML & CSS and am motivated to learn more about those languages and also getting started with other languages. On a longterm I definately want to modify the themes' designs or even create my own theme.
Can you guys maybe give me some tips or suggestions and helping me to find the right theme to start for this project?
KaiDecember 12, 2014 at 2:10 pm #134413
I just stumpled upon this theme, any opinions?
I realised that on my Phone the dummy logo is not shown correctly, it is completely blurred and cut off.
Is this a red flag?December 16, 2014 at 4:24 am #134657
*push*December 17, 2014 at 7:32 am #134745
I didn't buy a theme yet.
I bought the Genesis Framework and joined Studiopress expecting a very active and open community,
I wanted to buy the Pro Plus All-Theme bundle because I read so much great stuff about Genesis. Now I am a bit worried as I still have no answer in my thread, I didn't expect that.
Am I maybe comitting too fast?
Who would recommend buying the bundle and why?December 17, 2014 at 8:16 am #134746willyrParticipant
You may not be getting responses as most of us are in sort of the same boat as you. Newbies or almost newbies.
If you are planning on building a bunch of websites, then sure, the bundle makes sense. Know that all themes can be customized to suit the requirements, too.
As to e-commerce, there are many plugins that will help you accomplish that. Selling one-offs will mean a lot of work maintaining the site, are you ready for that?
One of the things I find annoying about WP and the themes is the frequency of having to update them. Each plugin has its own author, and each plugin will get updates as the creator sees fit. If you have 10 plugins in a site, expect to have to be updating the site as the plugins change pretty much every week.
Good luck. Knowing lots of CSS and HTML is a good thing, but not entirely needed, though having it makes modifying some pages to suit your needs easier than if you don't.
BillDecember 17, 2014 at 10:15 am #134756tussleMember
For a start try these themes from PWD.
You'll get excellent support.
A full list of genesis child themes is here:
Be careful you don't buy a theme from authors who sell but do not support or provide help (like Appfinite - forum is never responded to). Check the authors website.December 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm #134774anotherusernameParticipant
Genesis is great... if you are a developer.
But I wouldn't recommend it to most bloggers unless you have a good working knowledge of wordpress hooks and filters (which means you should know basic to intermediate PHP), as well as being competent in CSS.
Unfortunately, genesis has the reputation of being EASY to use. Well, it is easy, if all you want to do is use the default themes and functionality.
Really, genesis shines at the flexibility that is "under the hood," but just like auto mechanics, you need to know how the engine works if you want to modify it.
There are EASIER themes / frameworks to use, but I think Genesis is BETTER than those. But you just have to know what you are doing.December 18, 2014 at 9:08 pm #134868coralseaitMember
Genesis is fantastic and if you plan to create more than a few websites the full package is an utterly amazing value. Perhaps most importantly, because you can experiment with all the themes and find out what you like, using things from various themes to solve your particular issue / goal at the time.
However, you'll have to experiment and learn, so if speed is your concern a pre-built theme with most of what you need is probably the way to go.
From our perspective as a design and development group the full package is beyond the value you pay; you really get so much more than just some themes and the community is a good help.
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