Read this Minimum Pro theme review to learn how this theme has the right framework for you to develop your online business.
Minimum Pro Theme Review
What’s it about Minimum Pro?
I mentioned before that I can strongly vouch for any StudioPress theme. I believe you will always be in good hands with any StudioPress theme from a simplistic, coding and SEO perspective. For all the similarities between their themes, they still have some differences that come in the form of features and suitability for the intended purpose of your site.
In the words of StudioPress,
A stunning execution of “less is more”, the Minimum child theme expresses everything you’re about, with very little effort. Clean, elegant, powerful, unfettered, and uncluttered are a just few words that say… Minimum.
The Minimum Pro manages to pull off the look and feel of a snazzy modern theme, while still remaining simple.
Even though regular bloggers will have a good experience with this theme, I feel photographers, artists, real estate agents, web developers and basically anyone with a portfolio to showcase will absolutely enjoy this theme.
What I like about the Minimum Pro
For me, having a website that looks good is all I need. I’m not the type of website owner that spends so much time dealing with website design because I feel that time could be used much more productively.
The Minimum Pro is one of those themes where the dirty work has been done for you and all you have to do is focus on the content you will be offering to your visitors.
It’s easily readable
The colour scheme of this theme is easy on the eye, making the user experience of your site more positive. You are offering content and your readers can read it without any problems. Getting people to focus and interact with content is the goal of every website owner and this theme helps to achieve that.
Clean Coding aids SEO
This is one of the reasons I would gladly recommend any StudioPress themes.
Often times, the difference between a theme that loads slowly and one that loads fast is in the coding. The clean coding of this theme ensures that your site loads fast, even if you have a lot of items in your portfolio.
Since page load time affects the overall user experience on a site, Google and other search engines consider this as an important ranking metric. The coding of the Minimum Pro leads to better site speed, which leads to better rankings on search engines.
Again, this is another great characteristic of StudioPress themes.
Having a responsive website means that your site will adapt to the browsing conditions of the user. Your site will be optimized for every browser or device the user is operating on, without you having to make any additional adjustments.
Search engines now rank mobile-friendly sites better in their results, which is why this feature also improves the overall SEO of your site.
Custom Page Templates
This theme offers 4 pre-existing templates for you to choose from to design your pages: Default, Archives, Blog and Landing Page.
Out of the 4, the one I am most excited about is the Landing Page template. This is a template that hides the menus and creates a distraction-free environment for your reader.
In my experience, landing pages that contain in-depth information convert better than regular pages.
Depending on your kind of site or personal preference, you could choose to have a blog roll or a static page as your homepage. You could choose to have a sidebar on the left or right side of your content and fill it up with widgets. The theme also comes with a footer widget area.
You could also decide to make your content full-width by eliminating the sidebar completely. You also have the option to flaunt your social media buttons in a relevant part of your website where people can see them.
There are four widget areas on the front page that are pretty straight-forward to set up. If you find yourself struggling with setting these up, just relax. This brings me to my next point…
Not only do you get to view a live demo of themes before you sign up, you get tutorials on how to set your site up with your theme after you have signed up.
Setting up the widget areas of your front page is just one of the many support features you get from StudioPress.
To be honest, you can get by with setting this up on other themes but you will have to do a lot of coding and tweaking.
The Minimum Pro theme offers you the luxury of having a dedicated page which lists each of the items in your portfolio and links to the information you might have written about them. I call it a luxury because you would normally have to go through a lot of stress to achieve this.
Closing Thoughts on Minimum Pro
I think the Minimum Pro theme would be a great theme for bloggers, affiliate marketers and entrepreneurs but I photographers, artists and more will absolutely love the portfolio feature of this theme.
Its simple nature means it doesn’t take a genius to use this theme, which is a good thing. The theme is perfect for SEO and it is easily customizable. It’s an excellent theme and I whole-heartedly recommend it.
Another good thing is you only have to purchase this theme once and then you can use it on as many sites as you want.
If you love versatility like me, you could purchase all the StudioPress Premium themes that have been created and are yet to be created for a bundled price of $499.95. This deal saves you $1200.