If you have been reading our site for any length of time, you know that I am a huge StudioPress/Genesis fan. In fact, I bought all their themes years ago, shortly after they changed to StudioPress. Since then, I have built many sites using Genesis for clients—and yes, ourselves. Our current site is on the Smart Passive Income Pro child theme. Over the years, I have found that these themes are some of the easiest to learn on the market.
A Solution as Easy as an All-in-One Website Builder
In the past, you have been able to purchase a Genesis child theme and build your site on the host of your choice. That hasn’t changed.
Also, you have the option of building your site on their Rainmaker Platform. That hasn’t changed either.
Now, for something in between those two and set for a specific target audience, let me share a great option.
Introducing StudioPress Sites
Now you can get your site managed and hosted at StudioPress, choose from 20 themes and an easy-one click, with a slew of hand-picked plugins. All of this for $24 – $33 a month.
As noted from their site, this is a perfect option for bloggers, affiliate marketers and podcasters. On the eCommerce side of things, it’s also helpful if you are selling physical products, digital downloads and, yes, membership sites.
Managed Hosting and Performance
With the hosting comes solid security and automatic plugin and theme maintenance. Also, load times are pretty sweet and there will be no surprises if you have some unexpected traffic spikes. In fact, during those spike times, you will not be hit with extra charges.
Genesis and the Child Themes Available
As I already mentioned, you are getting a reputable and well-coded theme via Genesis, as well as any of the available child themes. And if you are one of those who like to customize from the ground up or massively tweak existing themes, you can do that through access to your theme files. You will be able to one-click install any of these Pro child themes from StudioPress at no extra charge:
Daily Dish Pro
Smart Passive Income Pro
A Choice of Excellent Plugins with One Click
When I saw the list of plugins that are easily available and ready to install with a single click, I was impressed. I use a lot of these on my site currently, as well as having used others in the past.
But don’t freak out and think you are limited to just these plugins. You can still install any plugin yourself. The nice thing is that they will warn you if you do add a plugin that might cause issues, a nice service for your own peace of mind.
The plugins we are seeing currently include WooCommerce, Design Palette Pro, AMP, Beaver Builder Lite, OptinMonster, AffiliateWP, Soliloquy Lite, Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro, Ninja Forms, and WPForms Lite, with more to come.
And To Top It Off, 24/7 Support
Of course, we expect support with a service like this, and you get it. The whole process appears very seamless and chances are you won’t need a bunch of hand holding, but just in case, it’s there.
No New Interface to Learn
With some platforms comes a new interface to learn. But if you are used to the WordPress dashboard, that is where you are going to find yourself. The only difference you will see is a few added features.
I Just Had to Share This With You
With my own experience with and trust in the people behind StudioPress for all these years, I am confident that if this fits your needs, you will not regret going with it. So go over and check out StudioPress Sites today.