AgentPress to Become a Genesis Child Theme

In October of last year, we launched the AgentPress website, which provided a solution for real estate agents who wanted to use WordPress. Now, nearly 6 months later, we’ve launched the Genesis Theme Framework which has become the foundation of all of our future themes.

We are very proud to announce that the AgentPress “classic” theme will become a child theme of Genesis (see the child theme demo here). As the continued development of Genesis occurs, it’s a sensible transition that will benefit everyone. The AgentPress “classic” theme code is great, but now that AgentPress will become a child theme, members will find it easier to update and most importantly is on a framework that is our future direction and will include additional features.

Here’s a screenshot of the AgentPress child theme with Image Slider on the homepage:

AgentPress Child Theme

What Exactly Does All of This Mean?

I’ll cut to the point – when the AgentPress child theme is ready, we’ll be closing down the AgentPress site as it stands now, and move all of the information and support over to StudioPress. It doesn’t make sense to offer a product on a separate site from where the actual support will take place. All AgentPress “classic” members will be upgraded to the Genesis/AgentPress child theme membership.

We will be importing the current AgentPress members and support forum over to the StudioPress forums, and then all support from there on out will take place in one spot. This allows better support across the board and will keep all of our theme users in one spot.

This also means that the AgentPress child theme will be included in the StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme package, and we’re happy to offer refunds to members who became Pro Plus members and also purchased the AgentPress theme. If this applies to you, feel free to contact us after the transition takes places.

In Conclusion

The bottom line for us is to provide our users with the very best solution – after the AgentPress theme was released, we began development of the Genesis Theme Framework. In my opinion, it wouldn’t seem fair to neglect those who’ve purchased the AgentPress theme by not moving AgentPress onto this awesome framework. Having said that, it also didn’t make sense to provide a Genesis/AgentPress solution on a separate site from StudioPress. Deductive reasoning consequently shows that the only good solution at that point was to make AgentPress a child theme of Genesis, and make that transition as beneficial to all members involved.

We are very excited about this because it consolidates resources, which in the end means a better experience and further development. Once this transition takes place, we fully intend on working with IDX integration, and taking the AgentPress theme to places you never thought WordPress could go.

Comments

  1. As usual, stellar customer service (kind of a “no customer left behind” mentality). You know how excited I am for this transition to be completed! :)

  2. A move that makes sense. Short life for Agent, but can imagine its hard to plan ahead in the very dynamic WP world! Decent solutions and pro communication, thumbs up!

  3. This is great to hear! I can’t wait for this to happen. I will stick with StudioPress as long as I am coding/designing websites. Great work!

  4. Running into AgentPress and StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme package was the best thing that the 2010 brought to me, I am very happy with you guys for all the resources that small developers like me can have, and the royal class support that you provide with always a huge (behind the forum) smile in your faces.
    I´m exited to see December 2010 and all my goals accomplish because of you and your help, we are moving several sites, from different CMS into WP with StudioPress Framework, and if any of our customers don´t want that we are not support them anymore (Kinda true…)
    I owe you starbucks lettes for all of you guys whenever I had to chance to go there from Argentina, thanx a lot.!

  5. Agree with the sentiments above. Great news and even better customer service! As a Pro Plus All Theme package and Agent Press customer I always appreciate how Brian considers existing customers when making business decisions. Look forward to the transition!

  6. Please don’t forget to write a post on how the affiliate program for Agentpress changes after this move. Do we have to change links? Thanks.

  7. Gorgeous approach here, looking forward to this one very much :D

  8. Excellent move brian, and actually make sense. Best of luck.

  9. Nice! It just gets better and better.

  10. Brutal honesty, I love it! (I also love getting money back when I never would have expected to do so).

  11. Wow, StudioPress and AgentPress were already great values. This makes it even better, with Genesis to boot!

    Mark

  12. Great timing on this. I’m working with a new real estate agent now and would like to look at this theme for use on their site. Do you have a loose timeline on this getting released as a child theme?

  13. Can’t wait for this to be released! As far as the IDX integration, will that be developed by StudioPress or is there an outside vendor you’ll be working with to integrate IDX?

    I’ve researched all of the current IDX vendors who integrate IDX into WP and none of them offer the functionality I’m seeking. IDX for WP has to be great for SEO but also look good. I’m hoping you’re creating something new or teaming with an existing IDX vendor to add functionality and design asthetic to their current offering…

  14. Raphael Essoo-Snowdon :

    Hey there, I’m about to work with a real estate agent next week and would love to sway their opinion towards AgentPress, do you know when we’ll be getting the Genesis transition?

    • Craig Tuller :

      Should be next week. AP Child theme is done, but we have to move the AP forums & members over to StudioPress.

  15. If I buy Genesis now, will I get the AP addon upgrade for free?

    • Craig Tuller :

      No, child themes/support packages are not free. You can get Genesis now and when AgentPress child is released you can get it for $24.95.

  16. So do we have to pay for Genesis if we paid for Agentpress?

    • Craig Tuller :

      No, you will be given access when we port the AgentPress members over to StudioPress.

  17. Love that new slider on the Agent Press Child theme. Looking forward to new things from agent press. I am using the agent press theme and have integrated idx on the site. looks s good as other sites that cost many thousands.

  18. Hi Brian,

    I’m an AgentPress customer and just purchased the Pro Plus All-Theme Package.

    These are some of the best professionally done WP templates i’ve seen anywhere. Glad to be a customer and look forward to growing some new business with your templates this year.

  19. Hi Brian,

    Will Pro Plus All-Theme Package owners get AgentPress too, or do we need to buy separately? Just wondering!

    • Craig Tuller :

      Yes, Pro Plus members have access & download privileges to all Themes including the AgentPress child.

  20. I purchased AgentPress a week or so ago but haven’t implemented it yet. Do you have an ETA for this upgrade? Is it worth waiting for? Thanks!

  21. I love the agentpress theme and would like to buy it. I saw a tweet that it is ready. Where can I buy it?

    • Craig Tuller :

      It will be released on Monday, keep an eye on our twitter account for the announcement.

  22. I am looking for someone to set up agent press for me…..please email

  23. Hi,
    Any progress or eta on idx integration and AgentPress child theme?
    Kind regards, Mike

    • Mike,

      Our dev team is working on a new version of AP as we speak.

      As soon as it is done, you will announce the release.

      • I’m currently shopping for a real estate theme & am taking a hard look at Agent Press. Any ETA yet on the next release?

        • We are just waiting for WordPress 3.1 to be released & then we will release an updated AP version shortly thereafter.

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