Glam is a Genesis child theme developed by one of best genesis child theme developer agency in the world restored316. However, the name Glam came from Glamorous, I guess, we are going to do Glam Pro Genesis theme review in depth.
Glam Pro Review
Glam pro theme was built targeting to Lifestyle and Fashion bloggers and those who like a semi minimal or slightly minimal design. However, anyone can use this theme for their own need.
Automatic Plugin Installation
Once you install and activate Glam pro theme, you will see a notification to your WordPress dashboard, the plugins need to be installed, the recommended plugins by the theme author. Once you click on begin installing plugins all the recommended plugins will be installed automatically. This is called the automatic plugin installation feature. I love this feature; you don’t have to install each plugin one by one manually.
Once you install the plugin don’t forget to activate them.
Beautiful Minimal Design
Yes, the design pattern is semi minimal which is wonderful. The default color is #ffe9e2 but there is a color customizer from the WordPress dashboard. So change the color scheme what you like most.
Awesome Post slider
There is an awesome slider at the top of the glam theme demo. Which is something like this.
I myself personally like this slider looks really great, hope you also like it.
How to set Slider in Glam Pro?
Quite simple. Just install ‘Genesis Simple Slider’ and configure it according to your need. Go to WordPress dashboard > Genesis > Slider settings at set the image size 700*400. Than go Appearance > customize > widgets > Home top slider widget and select genesis slider widget and you are done. It will create a post slider for you.
But if you like an image slider then you can use Soliloquy Slider which is a Genesis specialized slider plugin.
Cool Instagram feed
To grow your social media visibility, there is a beautifully designed Instagram feed in glam pro theme. You can set it in footer widget or anywhere you like to, but in the demo, the Instagram feed is in footer widget.
Individual Blog Page and Category Page Template
One of cool UI architecture of this theme is the blog page and the category page template, which is different than the average genesis child themes. It looks beautiful and users experience is better. The blog page and the category page template is like the pic below.
Category Index Page Template
Category index is a page template, where you will be able to show whatever you want. You can organize it with featured posts, pages, blog posts by categories, or any other widget items available in your WordPress dashboard.
If you are a bit familiar with Genesis child themes customization methods, then you already understand that how powerful the category index template is.
To make it more clear, I am telling you how to create a category index template in Glam pro.
- Go to pages and add a new page, name it whatever you want.
- From the right template dropdown select category index template and hit the publish button.
- Hit the publish button
- Now Go to appearance and category index widget. Then select the widget items you want to keep a place in category index page.
Let, I have organized the category index widget are with a featured page, and two feature post widget items and genesis eNews extend widget item. So my category index widget area will be like –
Between Post ad Space
There is ad space in between posts after every fourth post, it shows on the homepage and other blog post pages also. To set it, there is a widget called between post area, set it with ads or an affiliate link and earn some extra money.
Pre Styled CSS for Plugins
If you use the plugin like Genesis eNews extend for email capture or generating leads, you don’t have to rethink for the CSS. Glam pro has built in CSS code snippets for the plugins like genesis eNews extend, gravity form, simple social icons, Instagram feed, genesis responsive slider and so on.
This theme use Jetpack, and also has custom CSS for jetpack social share icons.
Cool Forms Design for Collecting Leads
This theme cleverly placed the email collecting form in several places, in their demo which is nicely designed with a cool color combination. You know, collecting emails and outreaching them new posts and promotional messages is an effective way to convert your visitors into your customers. So, This theme will help you to grow your business by collecting your visitor’s emails. Note that, they are using Genesis eNews extend plugin to do this job.
There is a sticky beautiful navigation menu at the top of the theme, in the demo there is a social media icons right aligned widget. Both of them are responsive and looks pretty on mobile devices.
The height of the sticky menu is reasonable and it does not look odd while browsing a post or page, means it take the least amount of space from the device screen.
Code Optimized for Speed and Air Tight security
From the theme author it is told that the code is optimized for speed, very clean code. Moreover, the theme is approved by studioPress experienced developers so I think we don’t need to think about how the code quality is of the theme. Besides the theme used genesis framework which is fabulous for its airtight security. Be safe and enjoy this nice feminine theme.
Clean documentation and Awesome Support
This theme is made by the restored360 design team, and they have a nice documentation at their own website, not hard to get the documentation through Google search.
Here is the glam pro documentation and they told here every step how you will set up the theme like the demo and explained every feature of the theme, so you will be able to do the best use of every feature of the theme.
You can get the theme both from StudioPress and theme author website, and both of them provides awesome customer support.
The theme is highly compatible with Woocommerce plugin, if you like to build an e-commerce shop with a beautiful famine theme, then glam pro will be the best choice. You can check the shop page demo which is specially designed by the glam team. Seamlessly this theme will be your business partner. Have a nice day.
We have tried to cover all the spheres of this theme and made an honest glam pro review. Hope it will help. I myself personally used this theme and if you like to hire to customize this theme, I am here to help you. Have a nice day.