Crystal 1.0 Child Theme Released

StudioPress is happy to announce the release of the Crystal 1.0 child theme. This WordPress theme works on the Genesis Framework and can be downloaded by Pro Plus members in the support forum. All others can purchase the package here.

If you have already purchased the Genesis Framework and any other child theme previously, you can simply purchase the child package by itself, otherwise you need the Crystal + Genesis Theme package.

Take it for a test drive…

Here’s a screenshot of the Crystal Child Theme:

Crystal Child Theme


  1. Looking very clean and fresh. Nice combination!

  2. “Portfolio page”, excellent solution!

  3. Stunning theme like the nice clean layout, I also think it would look great with a black and grey style too. More themes like this please:)

    • Rebecca Diamond :

      Thank you, Mike – I’m looking forward to seeing all the different ways people will use this one!

  4. Cold as ice, I like it!

  5. This is a great example of elegant use of gray color. Like the design and will review it on my site soon.

  6. Hey Brian,

    It was a great sample of theme with a lovely design buddy. I really love the background & the color combination over the design. It looks awesome & catchy with the colors used with it.Thanks for sharing this wonderful theme. Keep sharing good things like this

  7. Love it…the colors, the layout, the clean look. 5-stars again!

  8. Very nice theme.

    It would be extremely cool though if the user could be given a choice of either using just a rotating image on homepage, or rotating image with text that also changes with each image. Some themes have this, some don’t. Inevitably I always want to ability to have changing text on the themes that don’t have it and vice versa.

    • Rebecca Diamond :

      Thank you Michael! We can certainly help you switch those out on the forums, if you’d like – it’s a relatively straightforward process to switch the plugins behind the rotating images.

  9. This is one of my all time favorites! Very well done.

    • Rebecca Diamond :

      Thank you, Danny! My problem is, each new theme is my new favorite (but that’s a good problem to have ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

  10. Crystal is a great looking new theme โ€“ Iโ€™m glad I bought the Pro Pack so I get all the new themes as theyโ€™re released.

    Thanks, StudioPress.

    • Rebecca Diamond :

      Thank *you*, Terry – Pro Plus is a spectacular deal that just keeps getting better, isn’t it?

  11. I’m very happy when i joined to work with this site. I would like to say Hello everybody here!!
    Now i want to put Flash or Sideshow in Word press, But i don’t know how to do it right now.
    Can you help me and tell me how to do it? Thanks for your reply and explain best regard!!!

  12. Another very nice theme. Very stylish and I can see how this might be used by designers, fashion houses and super-cool photographers. I like it. What is the release schedule for new themes?

    • Rebecca Diamond :

      thank you, Chris – I agree, this is a very stylish theme! As far as a release schedule, it really varies. I can tell you that we have a number of great themes in the works, but there are no pre-determined launch dates. Following Brian on twitter (@bgardner) is usually the best way to get sneak previews, though!

  13. Love the look of this site Brian. You continue to give the best value online. Thanks so much.

    • Rebecca Diamond :

      I’m not Brian – but we appreciate your kind words, and are glad to know that you are finding such value in our themes!

  14. Love it guys. Not wild about the background img but that can be changed :) Great use of jquery and spatial use. Great design!!

  15. I will definitely use this one for my new project! :-)

    Great work!

  16. I have been struggling trying to find a theme that shows different ads per category. Does this one can help me with that?

    • It is doubtful that you will find any theme that is set up that way.

      What you can do is either have a Developer or you can customize your code so that the sidebar code is using a conditional tag to check for which category you are in and display selected ads accordingly.

  17. Absolutely love this clean, well organised and elegant design. Great work. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Started using it then realised that I cannot have multiple Galleries (Portfolios) – which would be the standard defacto function most photographers, artists, designers would expect in a portfolio site.

    Even for those photographers who shoot only one subject, say, landscapes, they may want to have Color and B&W; Or USA, Europe, Asia, Africa. Here the assumption is that all artists/photogs have just a single portfolio??

    A workaround would be great.

  18. Wow! Love the theme.
    Menu looks fantastic – very subtle colours, which allow the main graphics to really stand out.

    I use Elegant Themes at the moment, but I will have to look at this one in more detail.

  19. Once again, awesome stuff! FYI: The ‘purchase now’ text link above is pointing to the Manhattan theme, which just happens to be another theme I havent seen till now :) Both are very cool, and always sleek and professional….cheers!

  20. Great theme! Looking more and more professional. Thank you guys!

  21. very nice theme, i like it and cool design, good work

  22. Looks like a nice, clean theme. I’ll have to see if it will fit in with one of my sub-sites. I’m still really happy with the Magazine theme for our main site.