Modern Blogger Pro theme is one of my favorite Genesis themes. Built by Lindsay Reil at Pretty Darn Cute Design, it has the robust backbone that you can expect with the Genesis framework. The theme is perfect for bloggers who are looking for a pretty and cute look and feel, and will certainly appeal to the ladies.
Modern Blogger Pro is great for food, fashion, style, lifestyle and a whole bunch of other topics. After all, it all depends on how you want to package your imagination.
Let us look at some of the awesome features this WordPress theme offers.
I have included links to actual blogs or websites that use Modern Blogger Pro instead of providing screenshots. I am thinking it will be more helpful to see live examples of the theme at work.
Genesis framework features
Some of the must have features that you expect with Genesis 2.0 and later
- HTML5 markup
- Schema.org support
- 6 Layout Options
Custom Widget Areas
One of the features of Genesis that I am beginning to love is being able to add widget areas. Registering a widget area is easy once you get the hang of it. But Modern Blogger Pro provides you some handy custom widget areas for use.
Custom Widget Area on Single Blog Page
With just a drag and drop, you can place ads, popular posts, featured posts or just anything you want above the post title on single blog pages. This is a great way to keep users engaged and lower your bounce rate.
Custom Widget Area on Home Page
The home page is a great place for image sliders, testimonials, featured pages, special offers etc. With Modern Blogger Pro, you can just drag and drop whatever you want to be above the fold on your home page.
Check out Shiny Soul Project for an example of image slider on home page.
Stylized Subscribe Widget
The header is the first thing that catches the user’s eye when they visit your website. Modern Blogger Pro has a stylized subscribe widget that can be placed in the header. This is a great way to ask people to follow your blog or sign up for your newsletter.
With a stylized widget, you don’t have to worry about the form blending in. The look and feel will match your theme, giving a professional look.
Multiple Color Options
Modern Blogger Pro comes with 5 color options giving you a wide choice. I personally love the Teal and Pink ! Bright & Happy is as cheerful as its name.
Black & Gold looks super chic too.
Modern Blogger Pro has a portfolio page with a grid layout. This is a widgetized page which means you can place pretty much anything you want here. Image sizes are 700×400.
The portfolio page can be used to showcase art, design, work samples and so much more.
Modern Blogger Pro is eCommerce enabled with shopping cart functionality. This means you can set up an online store to sell your products.
Do you design jewellery, or make hand made soap? Maybe you want to sell your ebooks from your website. Modern Blogger Pro comes equipped with the right functionality for your online business.
Check out this website for a great example of an estore using the Modern Blogger Pro theme.
Once you buy Modern Blogger Pro, you get unlimited updates and can use it on any number of sites. So its pay once, use for ever!
Other Cool Features
Modern Blogger Pro has a lot of other features I love.
- Two top menus, one bold and highlighted in color, and the second one below it
- Widgetized Footer Area
- About Me Area with your photo in a circle
- Stylized Follow buttons
- 300px wide sidebar – great for AD units
Are you keeping track of all these features?
If you are looking for a robust and beautiful premium WordPress theme for your blog or website, Modern Blogger Pro is a strong contender. Go check it out and let me know what you think!