StudioPress is happy to announce the release of the AgentPress 1.0 child theme. This new child theme works on the Genesis Theme Framework and can be downloaded by Pro Plus members in the support forum. All others can purchase the AgentPress child theme package here.
If you have already purchased the Genesis Theme Framework and any other child theme, you can simply purchase the child theme by itself, otherwise you need the AgentPress + Genesis Theme package.
We have also closed down the AgentPress.com website/support forum and merged that here on StudioPress – you can read more about the reasoning behind that if you wish. For those of you who have purchased the original AP theme, your forum account has been merged into the StudioPress forum, and you should now have access to AgentPress “classic” support forum, as well as the ability to download Genesis and the AP child theme for no additional charge.
AgentPress: “classic” Theme vs. “child” Theme
I’m sure there will be many questions, so I’ll cut to the chase – first and foremost, the most significant change is that the AgentPress child theme works with the Genesis Theme Framework. This is a robust theme framework that is now the foundation of all of our themes going forward. The frameworks’ code security is top notch (we hired WordPress lead developer Mark Jaquith to audit the code) and it has been fully search engine optimized. More about Genesis and why it’s so great….
We have changed the way we handle the Property post template – property detail fields are now customizable in the dashboard, and we’ve introduced shortcodes to place content such as the photo gallery (which, by the way is now using the organic WordPress image gallery), property detail sections and property maps. All in all, the process by which a Listing is entered and displayed is much easier now. More about the AgentPress child theme features…
You will need to load, BOTH, the Genesis parent theme and the AgentPress child theme for it to work – just activate the AgentPress child theme and you’ll be good to go. Unfortunately there isn’t an easy upgrade path for current AgentPress “classic” theme users, but one of the best benefits of Genesis is automatic updates without the need to re-do any design customizations.
Here’s a screenshot of the Theme: