Looking for a magazine and lifestyle WordPress theme? Lifestyle Pro is a clean and neat designed theme with elegant colors, smart layout and amazing flexibility. In this StudioPress Lifestyle Pro review, we’ll show its features and help you decide if it is the right theme for your needs.
About Lifestyle Pro
Lifestyle Pro is a theme by StudioPress, a famous online shop known for their powerful WordPress themes. This theme comes with the Genesis Framework that makes it simple, strong and fast than other WordPress themes.
Online publishing is made easy with the amazing and powerful magazine-style frame of the Lifestyle Pro theme.
Features of Lifestyle Pro
Like the other StudioPress themes, Lifestyle Pro is easy to set up with its powerful widget areas and amazing customization panel. The theme comes with 2 menus that appear before and after the header image.
The smart layout options, unlimited colors, header and background image and tons of other features make this theme a great choice. However, the Genesis theme settings cover the basic options of the website set up.
Let’s take a look into the features of Lifestyle Pro theme:
Mobile Responsive Design
Lifestyle Pro is a mobile responsive theme powered by Genesis Framework. It is based on the blocks from header to footer that adjusts automatically according to the screen size.
The content on the website is readable on any mobile device without hesitation of zooming into it. There will be no horizontal scroll and the vertical scrolling is smooth on all the web pages on any device.
Powerful Homepage Widget Areas
The homepage widget areas for the Lifestyle Pro theme are amazing. They allow you to easily add the content in each section from the header to the footer of your website.
All these widget areas have their explanations (when you extract them) about the placement and the type of widgets you should use in them.
Few of the important widget areas are:
Header Right: This widget area is flexible to widgets like search bar, social icons, text widget, or a small custom menu. If it’s left blank, then it won’t effect the header. However, the logo and tagline will display in the center.
Sidebar: There are two sidebar widget areas. These widget areas will function according to the number of columns you choose in the website layout. If your layout supports single or double sidebars, then it will display the widgets accordingly. By default, the primary sidebar widget area will display the widgets on a two column layout.
Home: There are 4 widget areas for the homepage section. These widget areas will make the set up simple. You just need to add the widgets for each section of the homepage.
The top and middle area is for the slider and content respectively. However, the bottom right and bottom left divides your homepage from the bottom equally.
This division looks beautiful. You can display your featured content in the bottom section. With Genesis – Featured Posts widget, you will get tons of options to tweak for both the bottom spaces.
Simply add the title, select category, display the author, featured image, and more. You can select different settings for each time you use this Genesis widget.
The theme comes with 6 smart layouts for fullwidth content, two columns and three columns options.
Primary sidebar is the general sidebar. Though the secondary sidebar will appear narrow. You can add pages or categories in the secondary sidebar.
Lifestyle Pro theme has 2 menus. The first menu will appear before the header and second menu will appear after the header. These menus can be set from the WordPress general menu settings or customization panel.
You can also add a menu in the footer using the footer widget areas. It can be easily customized for pages, posts and categories.
Easy Custom Panel
The custom panel of StudioPress Lifestyle Pro theme has all the basic and advanced options from logo, tagline, menus, widgets, archives, comments, trackbacks, breadcrumbs and more.
You can upload the header and background image from here easily. In case, you are not using the images, it also let you select the colors for the header and background.
Documentation and Support
With Lifestyle Pro you get access to detailed, step-by-step tutorials on how to set up the theme for your site just like the demo.
StudioPress Lifestyle 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.
StudioPress Lifestyle Pro is a WordPress theme for magazines, lifestyle and personal blog. The layout is smart and clean with solid beautiful colors.
Also, we found the theme to be easy to use with just enough customization options. It is built on the Genesis framework, which is fast, lightweight, well-coded, and good for WordPress SEO. Plus, it includes excellent unlimited support and lifetime updates for just a one-time fee.
We give StudioPress Lifestyle Pro 5 out of 5 stars. Here is the breakdown of our review scores: