Prose 1.0 Beta Child Theme Available

We are happy to announce the release of Prose Child theme v1.0 Beta, which is now available for download for StudioPress Pro Plus members at this time. Prose, originally called Genesis Designer, is a child theme which includes a Design Settings page to easily control elements of Genesis.

Prose Design Settings

(click image to see entire design settings panel)

Alongside our wide variety of child themes, the primary intent of Prose will be to provide users a way to quickly setup a blog or website without having to go into the code. Many bloggers simply want a basic theme which allows them to use organic WordPress functions such as custom header and custom background. This will provide them a simple way to customize the basic elements of their site – fonts, colors, etc.

A Few Things…

We plan on adding a few more options into Prose and we strongly suggest against using the Beta version for production or live client sites right now – until an official version is released. We will also be adding some “skins” that can be downloaded here in the near future – which can be imported via the Design Settings import manager.

We’d Love Your Feedback…

If you would like to provide feedback on the Prose child theme or report a bug, feel free to leave a comment here on the thread. We’d like to thank you in advance for your time while testing the Beta version.

Lastly, for those of you curious folks – the Prose child theme will be freely available to anyone who has purchased Genesis or a combination of Genesis and a child theme.