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    shillise
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    Hi everyone

    I am very new to WordPress/Studiopress and do not know much about blogging (besides all the fantastic blogs that I have read).

    I have just installed the Genesis framework and am trying to decide which child theme to use – and really do not know where to start!

    I am creating a lifestyle blog and would like the following on my website
    - my logo/social media icons and search bar at the top
    - links to different categories (about me, travel, DIY etc)
    - a slider with pictures I have chosen
    - small icons with some text from my posts
    - space for future advertising
    - ‘connect with me’ and social media icons down the bottom

    I’m not sure whether these are included in themes, or are widgets?

    I would like a theme similar to the Avada theme like this website – http://www.theblondeabroad.com

    Please point me in the right direction, your help is much appreciated! :)

    #102287

    Susan
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    Based on your needs, most themes can accommodate this.

    - my logo/social media icons and search bar at the top – built in functionality, (or the simple social icons plugin)
    - links to different categories (about me, travel, DIY etc) – built in functionality in all themes
    - a slider with pictures I have chosen – you’ll need a theme with a home page widget area
    - small icons with some text from my posts – built in functionality – thumbnails with content excerpts
    - space for future advertising – built in functionality in the sidebar, or a widget area.
    - ‘connect with me’ and social media icons down the bottom – social sharing plugin.

    Take a look at the Centric Pro theme by StudioPress, or the Swank theme by Pretty Darn Cute Design


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    #102399

    shillise
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    Thanks for your reply, Susan.

    Funny enough I was looking at the Swank theme last night – think I might go with that one.

    Thanks for your help :)

    #102656

    Tom
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    @shillise

    You’re starting at the right place with Genesis, and there’s lots to choose from – almost too much. Which is one reason I made a theme catalogue site.

    You can search and select and view screenshots of these and over 300 themes here : http://genesisthemes.ca/
    Have a look under Features > Full Width

    ( @aTouchofSummer has also made a guide site here: http://www.genesisthemesguide.com/ )

    I agree about Centric as a starter to get the vibe you’re looking for. You might also like Stage2 from Themedy, Think from PWD, or Mindfullness from zigzagpress.

    Good Luck with your new site.


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    #103167

    shillise
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    Thanks for your reply @tom-2

    I did end up using the Swank theme as mentioned above, however I will keep in mind your links if I ever do decide to change my theme – they look like a great resource! Thanks :)

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