Lifestyle 2.0 Child Theme Released

StudioPress is happy to announce the release of the Lifestyle 2.0 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.

What’s New In Lifestyle 2.0

It’s pretty clear that the most obvious difference in Lifestyle 2.0 is the styling of the theme. We’ve modified a number of CSS elements, and have introduced the use of Google Fonts in this update.

The Lifestyle 2.0 theme now includes 10 theme colors, which can easily be changed via the Theme Settings page. We have included a PSD file for the header graphic in case you want to customize it.

Head on over to the Lifestyle demo site and check it out!

The Retirement of the Church Theme

With the release of Lifestyle 2.0 and the inclusion of 10 theme colors, we have decided to retire the Church child theme. The layout of the previous Lifestyle theme and the Church theme were identical, so we decided to maintain one set of child theme code which offered all of the theme colors.

For those who purchased the Church theme, we will be sending out a download link to the Lifestyle 2.0 theme for you to use. We will continue (as we always do) to support our retired themes.

New Homepage Features

In previous versions of Lifestyle, we developed the home.php file to include static text boxes that represented each widget area. The Lifestyle 2.0 theme now includes a conditional home.php file, which will load the standard loop upon theme activation.

Don’t be alarmed when you see this, as the homepage widget areas exist, and will overwrite the standard loop once a Featured Post widget is moved into those widget areas.

Post Formats and Page Templates

Another major addition to the Lifestyle theme is the support of post formats, as well as the addition of the Landing Page and Portfolio Page templates.

We’re very pleased with all of the new features that have been added to the Lifestyle theme and look forward to updating other child themes as well. (Corporate will be the next to be updated)

Here’s a Screenshot of the Lifestyle Child Theme

Lifestyle Child Theme