While looking for a theme for my new site, I chose to go with Academy Pro because it looked simple and elegant. Academy Pro is a StudioPress theme which are usually easy to use and configure. You can literally have your site up in minutes.
It’s been a while since I last used Studiopress. I have been using Elegant Themes for my main blog – Lion Blogger. So, it was a nice change.
Academy Pro Features :
Academy Pro comes with a lot of features which are simple and easy to use. One of the best features is the Hero setting that you can configure using the Customizer. You can directly change the text and images from front end and save it once you like what you see.
Top Banner :
Apart from the Hero section, the theme also comes with a Top Banner section. The Top Banner section is helpful if you’re looking to promote a product of your own since it quickly grabs the attention of your visitor once they land on your site. You can also add a link to your dedicated product page.
Front Page Widgets :
The theme also comes with Featured Post widget that you can use to showcase content on your Home page. You can just add the widget to one of the 6 Front Page widgets.
Footer CTA :
The theme also comes with a Footer CTA which can be used for multiple purposes.
Homepage Settings :
The Homepage settings comes with 2 configuration – either you can show your latest posts on the homepage or you can have configure a separate homepage and a blog page.
Layout Settings :
The theme comes with 3 layout settings – Sidebar/Content, Content/Sidebar and Fullwidth. By default, a fullwidth blog page will have a grid layout of 2 columns and a category/tag page will have a grid layout of 3 columns.
So if you’re looking for a simple theme for your WordPress blog, Academy Pro is a pretty good choice. Studiopress has a lot of other great themes. You can check them out on their site.