Are you looking for a theme that showcases your books in a perfectly categorized manner? Author Pro is a WordPress child theme for the Genesis framework intended for book writers, novelist and professional authors who have already released their books in the market. In this Author Pro review, we’ll show you why it is a perfect theme for you.
About Author Pro
StudioPress, the popular WordPress theme developer, is the creator of Author Pro.
This theme has beautiful, clean, and clear design. The best part is that you can easily navigate through the Author Pro theme. It also gives you a simple way to feature and sell your work on your own website. With this theme you’ll be able to showcase all your published work, sell your books, provide information about yourself, promote upcoming events such as book signings, provide link to your social profiles and also blog.
One great bonus with Genesis themes is that there is only a one-time purchase fee with lifetime updates.
Features of Author Pro
Aside from its stunning good looks, the Author Pro theme offers its users some efficient features to navigate through the site easily. Also, not forgetting the added bonus of the free Author Plugin by Genesis, which is compatible with other Genesis child themes.
Genesis Author Pro Plugin
With the Author Pro Plugin, you can create a library showcasing all your books within your site to elegantly display book details in single and archive views as well as any widget area. By using this Plugin, you’re able to display your publications and include important information about your books like the prices, ISBN codes, cover images, summaries, and purchase buttons.
The theme customizer allows you to tweak the theme’s styles. With this theme you can change the background image to whatever you want it to be. Having a background image grabs the users’ attention and pulls them more towards your site.
Author Pro also allows you to see a preview of the changes you make to your site. This is a great feature because it allows you to experiment with different looks without changing what your visitors see.
Also, you’re not constrained by a limited number of skins to choose from for your site. Author Pro comes with a color picker that allows you to choose any accent color. You can even enter the hex code of the color you’d like to use for your site.
Author Pro allows you to use custom background image. Apart from that you can also add a custom logo image to highlight the brand logo of your business.
This is a flexible eCommerce theme that is pre-styled for WooCommerce so you can easily set up your online store to make money online. The benefits of an eCommerce theme are that it provides comprehensive descriptions of products helps you to track the buying habits of your customers. When you use a theme that’s compatible with WooCommerce, your store will look good out of the box without having to style everything yourself.
Homepage Widget Areas
You can build up your site with 5 homepage widget areas that you can customize to fit your brand. Also, there are content widgets to completely create a fully featured homepage.
The primary sidebar displays your older posts and pages. This way those articles will still be getting traffic.
Not many themes offer an After Entry, but the Author Pro does and it is an extremely handy feature. Without this feature you’d have to manually add your message at the end of each blog post, which can be painstaking especially if you’ve hundreds of pages.
There are also 3 widget areas for your footer. In the footer, you can add several different widgets like contact details, custom links, and a subscribe box to catch the users’ attention.
This theme is mobile responsive, meaning your website will be perfectly optimized for every browser, device, and screen size. Having a mobile responsive theme is important, since a non-responsive theme can frustrate your users and cause lower search engine rankings.
Documentation and Support
With Author Pro you get access to detailed, step-by-step tutorials on how to set up the theme for your site just like in the demo.
Author Pro is available for a one-time purchase fee which allows you to use the theme on an unlimited number of sites. You also get access to unlimited email support. StudioPress is known for the quality and speed of their user support.
If you’re a fan of the Genesis framework, you can save a lot of money by investing in StudioPress ProPlus. With a one-time fee, you get access to all StudioPress themes, plus lifetime updates and support. You’ll also get automatic access to any new themes they release in the future.
Author Pro theme is a perfect theme for authors who want to promote and sell their books. The theme’s easy set up will allow you to get your site up and running quickly with no hassle. You will definitely stand out from the crowd and it won’t disappoint you.
We give Author Pro 5 out of 5 stars. Here is the breakdown of our review scores:
- Ease of Use