HTML5-compliant, accessibility ready, mobile responsive theme with a widgetized home page. The theme includes styles for WooCommerce, the popular e-commerce plugin.
The home page is divided into 7 widgetized stripes (Front Page 1 – 6 and Footer CTA), plus an additional Hero Section that is managed using the customizer. The widgetized stripes support flexible layout configurations where the layout of the widget area is based on the number of widgets used in that area. For example, a single widget is full width while 3 widgets share the space equally. The screenshots below illustrate how flexible widgets are distributed across different widget areas. Note that every row doesn’t contain the same number of widgets, even though the overall width of each row is the same.
Here is the Front Page 1 widget area layout configuration:
Here is the configuration that applies to the Front Page 2, Front Page 3, Front Page 5, Front Page 6, and Footer CTA widget areas:
Here is the Front Page 4 widget area layout configuration:
The Hero Section is easily turned on or off with a single checkbox and features 2 stripes. The left side of the top stripe of the Hero Section supports a title, paragraph text, and 2 buttons with links. The right side supports a video (either hosted on certain providers or stored locally) and a poster image. The bottom stripe supports a heading plus up to 5 images shown at a maximum size of 160 x 40 px.
Academy Pro also includes an easy-to-use, dismissable top banner managed in the customizer. The banner appears on all site pages until dismissed by clicking a close button. When dismissed, a cookie is created that hides the banner for 7 days.
The theme uses 2 custom image sizes:
- featured-image = 880 x 360 px
- large-portrait = 300 x 350 px
Academy Pro also includes code and scripts that change the layout or add features, including:
- reducing the secondary navigation to a single level
- moving the secondary navigation to the footer and renaming it
- adding a script to match the height of selected entries
- adding a script to toggle a
focusedclass to control home page hover states
- adding a script to calculate a complementary hover tint from the user-chosen color
- moving featured images above the post title
- changing the default “read more” text to “Continue Reading”
- adding support for an “intro” paragraph style
- adding support for a custom icon font,
Introduced on 12/07/17, Academy Pro is a 2 column theme with 3 layout options. Three of the 6 standard Genesis layout options have been removed to simplify content creation. The theme includes 3 page templates: landing, pricing, and a customized archive. Beyond the WordPress standards of custom menus and threaded comments, the Academy Pro theme also supports custom headers, a mobile specific menu, and styling for the Genesis Simple FAQ plugin.
Academy Pro also supports Google web fonts (specifically Merriweather and PT Sans).
Here are all of the widget areas for the Academy Pro theme:
We’ve got a live demo of the Academy Pro theme that shows off its basic features.
The Academy Pro theme is available on our plans with premium themes, from PERFORMplus and up.
If you haven't signed up for one of our plans, you can ask pre-sales questions about the Academy Pro theme by reaching out via our contact form. Existing customers should use our ticket-based email support to ask questions about the Academy Pro theme.