Showcase Pro Genesis child theme is built targeting small businesses especially but not a bad choice for the bloggers too. Here I will go through Showcase Pro theme review.
Showcase pro is a Genesis child theme which I liked most. Its price range is a little bit high than average Genesis child themes, due to its some extra features. However, here I am going to do an autopsy of showcase pro. Hope you will get a very clear idea up to it.
Also, I will try to cover how to use showcase pro and how to install like the demo, moreover I will try to add some extra value which will help you to learn advanced customization of showcase genesis child theme. Let’s dive in deep.
I myself love showcase pro used in different projects and I know its ins and out. You can contact me to customize this theme. I will be glad if I can help you.
Features of showcase Pro
Fast Lightweight and Clean Coding
Showcase pro is fast lightweight and built by expert web developers. No doubt they did clean coding. They have a lot of contribution to Genesis child theme and they developed a lot of Genesis child themes. Moreover, all the themes in Studiopress are verified by Studiopress team and the third-party developers are bound to provide clean coding. So feel free to use this theme in terms of how this theme was coded.
The beauty of the Genesis themes is its several Widget areas in homepage. There are several sections in the home page, I will describe them one by one.
Hero Section (Image of Hero Section)
This section allows you to add a banner image an introductory message and a call to action button. At a first glance which is very good a proven method for a high conversion rate, a normal visitor into a customer. Hope the business owners will like this feature.
In the demo, the name of the second section is “tell your story”. This section possible to use as your services section or features section or something you like to show here in columns. The startups usually use this section to represent the services they are providing.
You will be able to add your features and services in different columns as much as features and services you are providing.
Testimonials and Team Section
Your business need certification to show your potential client right? So, you are expecting a testimonial section at your site, and the good thing is Showcase Pro has an awesome sliding testimonial section in the home page. No way other than like it.
The Team Section
Yes, you will get a team section for free (Just kidding), it will look something like this –
Other Cool Features
The coolest feature I like about showcase pro is looped homepage widget areas. What does it mean?
It means if you add Widget items one by one then it will take the position In columns and it programmed by default.
For example, if you add four widget items in section two then one item will go for the title and left three will take three columns automatically. I will describe in details in “how to install like the demo” section. Keep scrolling with patience, please.
This is a niche thing I like from showcase Pro, the header is sticky means when you start to scroll it nicely become fixed at the top.
One downside about the sticky header I think for showcase pro is the header height is a little over than as usual, But you are free to think differently and I heard that a lot of people like it.
Feature Image Position
Another cool thing from showcase pro is the feature image location both in pages and singles posts. If you set a featured image then it will go as a hero section of a page and the page title will appear like the image below. Which is pretty cool not in just look but in terms of more user engagement chances and you know more user engagement is very good for your website SEO.
So Showcase pro is not only a very good theme for the business owners but also the bloggers can also use it for better SEO facilities.
A Call to Action Button in Navigation
There is a call to action button in the navigation menu means there will be a highlighted navigation item. How to add it? Simple, Just add a class in the specific navigation item “highlight” and its done.
Showcase Pro theme has a cool pricing table. You have just copy and paste some code snippets from the theme documentation page and replace the texts according to your need and you are done and it looks beautiful also.
How to Install like the Demo
Installing like the demo is very simple. I will tell you two ways to install showcase pro theme like the demo.
Using XML file
It’s probably the easiest way to do this job. But sometimes its messed especially if you upload the XML file twice. Check out the steps.
- To do this you find XML file inside your theme folder
- Go to tools from WordPress dashboard Click on import and then install WordPress importer then run WordPress Importer.
- Select the XML file from your pc and click on upload file and import.
- Then select admin from the drop down.
- Don’t forget to select the checkbox under ‘Import Attachments’ ‘download file and import attachments’.
- Then click on submit. After few seconds it will tell you ‘add done, have fun’.
According to Author Documentation
The theme has a documentation page written by the author of this theme.
I myself also building Genesis child theme from scratch and also customize according to the users need. You may also hire me to get something cool and perfect. Also, I help to install the theme like the demo.
This way a bit tricky but honestly, its easy and I prefer it for people of all stages. To be frank, you can follow the instructions of showcase pro author instruction, which is in details from here.
So, this is all about the showcase progenesis child theme review, hope it will help you.