Are you are using WordPress for your blogging platform? If you’re not, then I seriously advise to make a switch.
WordPress is easy to use, there are a lot of plugins out there to extend its functionality and over 90% of the blogging platforms are based on it.
When you combine WordPress with a professional theme, then you can have your blog looking world class in about 10 minutes – it’s that easy.
But what is the best WordPress theme for a blog?
You have 2 options. You can take your chances with a free theme, or you can invest in a paid theme.
Why buy a theme?
- It will be stable. I.e. less likely to have bugs
- It will be secure from hackers
- Should include a helpdesk for any questions you might have.
Which theme do I use and recommend?
I use the Genesis Framework by Studiopress, which is also the one used by well-known blogger Patt Flynn
There are two components to the Genesis Framework. You buy the Framework, and then you choose one of the many Genesis child themes to plug into it.
Here are the advantages of using the Genesis Framework themes.
If you’re wondering, I use the Magazine Pro theme.
Rock Solid Security
Unfortunately, there will always be people who will want to hack into your blog or take it down. Having your site hacked is a major headache. You could lose months or years of your work. It could also give you a bad reputation if you’re hacked.
That’s why the folks at Studiopress use the highest levels of security on their products.
No one these days has got the time to wait for a website to load. Google also regards page speed as a major ranking factor. The Genesis Framework has been built form the ground up for super-fast performance.
If you use a free WordPress theme, you run the chance of using one that is full of bloated code, and hence slow.
Search Engine Optimized
Everyone wanted free traffic from the search engines, and the good news is that the Genesis themes come search engine optimized out of the box. Their coding and architecture has been designed to search engine friendly when they are being crawled by the Google bots.
The number of searches that are now done on mobile devices has over taken those done on the desktop. However, many WordPress themes out there are not optimized for mobile devices. Genesis themes are and use the HTML5 standard which is the new standard to make your blog render correctly on any mobile device as well as a laptop or desktop computer.
Extensive Choice of themes
As you can see, there is a whole selection of Genesis themes to suit the style and mood of your site.
Any piece of software needs to be updated, for example when new security risks are discovered. Studiopress deliver these regularly and I’ve never had a problem with them not working.
Helpdesk and Community
You’re bound to run into an issue at some point where you can’t figure out how to set up a certain feature on your blog. Studiopress have a free helpdesk and a responsive and helpful community that will help you out with any issue.
As you can see, I absolutely love the Genesis Framework by Studiopress and I thoroughly recommend it to any serious blogger.
I hope you have found this Genesis Framework review useful. If you would like to know more, visit their site here.
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