To infinity. . . and beyond! That’s the implied promise behind the new (and very elegant) Infinity Pro WordPress theme from StudioPress.
Infinity Pro combines all the style and grace you expect from a StudioPress theme, with WooCommerce-ready functionality to really help your online business lift off.
For starters, you get all the standard features you expect:
- Mobile responsiveness
- Beautiful typography
- Optimized for search
- Fast page load
Who Would Use This Theme?
It’s pretty versatile, so it will meet the needs of lots of site owners. Especially if you plan to do e-commerce, consider it if you you’re a:
- Small or medium-sized business
- Professional business (lawyer, for example)
It starts with the scrolling front page, featuring full-width images and top navigation that remains visible no matter how far down the page you scroll.
The page includes 7 flexible widgetized areas. The first remains full width. Areas 2-7 change configuration depending on how many widgets you install in each one. Here are some sample layouts. Each one represents a single widgetized area, with varying numbers of installed widgets, making your front page layout incredibly variable.
Full-width background images can be used in widget areas 1, 3, 5, and 7.
Infinity Pro comes with five page templates:
- Landing Page
- Lead Capture Page
- Team Page
The Archive and Blog pages are pretty standard. The Landing Page template removes all headers, footers and sidebars, leaving a blank page for your marketing message. The Lead Capture Page template is something new. It removes all the distractions, like a landing page does, but also includes a widgetized area at the bottom of the page for an opt-in or other form. Use it by installing a widget on the Lead Capture Widget.
The Team Page template creates a grid of titles and images. (You don’t have to use it solely to show off your team.)
There are two default menu locations, header and footer.
This is, in my opinion, the one drawback to the theme. The only color that’s customizable through the Appearances / Customize / Colors menu is the accent color. It uses a color picker, so it’s fully customizable, but if you want any other colors to be different from the default, you have to modify the CSS code.
Fortunately, that’s easier now, since the release of WordPress 4.7. Navigate to Appearance / Additional CSS for the built-in CSS editor.
Infinity Pro offers three layout options — full width, right sidebar, and left sidebar. Pretty standard stuff, except that you can also choose the standard, or an extra-wide width on the full-width pages.
Within any layout, you can create multiple columns using the column classes shortcode.
There’s also a CSS class that let’s you add an introduction above the featured image on a post.
In addition to the seven widgetized areas exclusive to the front page, Infinity Pro offers widgets in the:
- Footer (3)
- After Entry, which follows the content on a single-post page
- Lead Capture, mentioned above
- Offscreen Content
Offscreen Content is pretty interesting. It allows you to create an overlay, but unlike a popup, which annoys readers, it only appears when the reader clicks on the three dots in the upper-right corner of the page.
I haven’t figured out yet how the reader is supposed to know to click there. . . I’m such a nitpicker!
Here’s an example of what a reader might see.
If e-commerce is your thing, Infinity Pro is an excellent choice as it’s fully ready for WooCommerce with elegant styling on the catalog, product, and checkout pages.
If you choose to add the WooCommerce Membership or Subscriptions extensions, you’ll find the same elegant styling is already in place for those pages as well.
If you’re a new StudioPress customer, you’ll need to purchase both the Genesis Framework and the Infinity Pro child theme, for a price of $129.95. This one-time price gives you the framework and theme, and you can use both the framework and the theme on as many sites as you want. You’re also eligible for technical support and updates forever.
If you’re a returning customer and you already own the Genesis Framework, purchase the Infinity Pro child theme at a discounted price of $56.21.
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