*StudioPress Revolution Pro a minimalist design WordPress theme that can be used on a website, agency, photography, school, technology, education and food niche sites. It was launched in February of this year. Revolution Pro is very different from other themes with large gutter spaces on the left and/or right sides. The theme has a lot of content and a wider sidebar.

.Is StudioPress’ latest template SEO-friendly? It is easy to customize. What are its features? This is our honest review of Revolution Pro WordPress theme.

Review

Setup

WordPress CMS makes theme installation an easy task. To use the theme, download the Genesis Framework and Revolution Pro theme’s installer file. To install the Framework, you will need to use the WordPress theme installer tool. To access this tool, follow the below instructions:

  1. Log in to the WP dashboard.
  2. Move your mouse cursor on the Appearance menu and click the “themes” option.
  3. Click the “Add new button”.
  4. Now, click the upload theme button and select the Genesis Framework’s installer zip file using the file chooser tool.
  5. When the Install now button gets activated click it.

When you’re done with the above steps, install the child theme.

Customization and design

You can customize this StudioPress WordPress template with the live customizer tool. Log in to your WordPress dashboard and click the Appearance menu. Click the themes option, and hover your mouse over the Revolution Pro child theme. WordPress will now display the Live Preview link. Click this button.

.StudioPress themes have been carefully designed. Revolution Pro is no exception. This template is HTML5-markedup and schema-code enabled to aid search engines in understanding the structure and content of the site. It is responsive. The theme’s PHP code does not generate duplicate meta tags. The Genesis Framework includes an SEO settings panel in the WordPress dashboard. You can also use your favorite SEO plugin if you don’t wish to use this feature. The template doesn’t have any lengthy CSS or JS files. The code was written by PHP and MySQL experts. The theme loads quickly.

Features of the StudioPress Revolution Pro theme:

Homepage

The revolution pro theme’s homepage can be used to showcase your work, upcoming projects, photography, display customer testimonials, etc. There are several sections to the theme’s homepage. The widgets will need to be placed according to your needs. You can save time by importing the demo layout and editing the widgets. The Genesis Framework 3.x powers the theme. It imports the predesigned content and recommended plugins of the theme with just one click.

Gutenberg

As this StudioPress theme supports the Gutenberg editor, you can design new pages in case you want your homepage to look different than the default one. Revolution Pro supports Atomic Blocks WordPress plugin, which adds powerful elements to Gutenberg’s block editor. Some of the block elements provided by the plugin are as follows:

  • Author profile, pricing table, testimonial.
  • Container, Postgrid, Newsletter, space.
  • Divider, Customizable button, etc.

See demo or download the template here

Layouts

The Revolution Pro theme supports three blog layouts – full-width sidebar – content, content – sidebar. You can try out all three layouts for one week to determine which layout is more effective in increasing conversions or decreasing bounce rates. Beautiful category, author, tag, and thumbnail pages are included in the theme. These pages display the post excerpt as well as a featured image/thumbnail.

. The single page for a post supports threaded comment. You can also place an ad or related posts in the empty section below your author bio. Revolution Pro displays the tag and post category below the post area. Just below the title of the post, you will see the date and author names. The title can be changed to a different font.

Header

The navigation bar plays a vital role in keeping the website visitors busy. The theme has a beautiful floating menubar that is divided into three sections. The logo of the theme is located in the middle. You’ll see menus to links to pages, tags or categories on the left and right sides of the logo. Revolution Pro supports multilevel drop-down menus. The theme’s live customizer tool allows you to add menus or upload logos directly from the dashboard.

E-commerce ready

The Revolution Pro theme enables you to launch an online store with the help of the WordPress WooCommerce plugin. This plugin is easy to use for beginners. It is easy to install. All you need to do is to add the details and photos for the items you wish to sell. Your online store will look professional and beautiful with the theme’s flawless layout.

See the theme’s demo here

Footer

Revolution Pro provides a full-width footer section where you can place a menu containing the links to your social networking profiles, opt-in form, categories/tags which you haven’t added to the main navigation bar, or some interesting text. Below the footer is a section that displays the Copyright warning as well as the login URL.

Support and updates

StudioPress users enjoy lifetime free support and theme updates. StudioPress developers keep an eye on WordPress’ ecosystem. StudioPress developers keep an eye on the WordPress ecosystem when a new version is being released.

Screenshots

Pros

  • Stunning design.
  • Easy to customize.
  • Fast and search engine friendly,

Cons

  • None.

Pricing

Revolution Pro is a premium theme that StudioPress once used to sell for $129.9. Now, you’ll have to purchase the Genesis Pro package to get access to Revolution Pro. The package is priced at $360/year. Genesis Pro: What is it? StudioPress’s Genesis Pro subscription program features all premium StudioPress themes and plugins (including Revolution Pro). As long as you are a subscriber to the Pro package, your themes/plugins will be updated. You’ll also be eligible for unlimited forum support and 1-year premium support.

Cheaper alternatives:

Revolution is no doubt a good theme. But if you cannot purchase Genesis Pro, here are the 3 WP templates can consider buying:

Astra or GeneratePress: GeneratePress Premium and Astra Pro support multi-column layouts, hero images, Beaver/Elementor page builders, left/right side aligned menus, multiple site layouts, etc. They cost $59.

Divi: Divi is the Divi page builder powered multipurpose theme that costs $89/year. Divi builder lets you build powerful pages with 35+ elements and Divi has many options.

Final thoughts

Revolution Pro is a powerful StudioPress theme. It offers many features. It’s easy to set it up.