It’s been a long time coming, but the ENVY WordPress theme is finally available on beta. So, what’s ENVY? Well, let me put you in the loop …
ENVY is a brand-spanking new WordPress theme and e-commerce solution developed for StudioPress’s heralded Genesis framework. In a nutshell, it brings e-commerce to Genesis using WooTheme’s popular WooCommerce plugin, all wrapped up in an attractive, well-supported and easy-to-use theme called ENVY (view the demo).
Envy’s Great Features
First and foremost, ENVY is a very ‘simple’ theme. Simple structure. Simple to use. Simple to adapt and modify. But, don’t be mistaken into thinking the theme is ‘basic’. The theme has been built to similarly rigid coding practices and standards as most StudioPress themes. It’s robust and reliable, well-supported and adaptable. Use it as a simple blog, an e-commerce solution, or both. The Envy-ous choice is yours.
Some of the theme’s most appealing features include a sticky header, home slider, home-featured products and posts, a range of css-supported plugins, six colour styles, five layout options, three menu locations, standard features offered by the Genesis framework and WooCommerce in addition to the enormous range of compatible extensions and plugins available from StudioPress and WooCommerce.
How Do I Buy & Install Envy
The ENVY theme is available at http://envy.krolyn.com
The theme is in beta until May 31 and available for free for anyone who wishes to participate and assist in reporting initial bugs or suggest improvements. On conclusion of the beta, the ENVY theme can be purchased at a cost of approximately $50.
(Note: Genesis framework is required and available from StudioPress at a cost of $59.95US)
Full installation instructions are available on the ENVY website, including a support forum and a list of helpful tutorials which will be expanded in coming months to help you get the most out of the theme and your ENVY e-commerce website. Not to mention, the premium levels of online help and support you can expect from StudioPress and WooThemes when it comes to Genesis and WooCommerce.
The Envy-ous Bottom Line
ENVY was developed out of frustration, quite honestly. I simply couldn’t find another WordPress ‘e-commerce-plus-blog’ theme for the Genesis framework which was built with the simple structure and reliable code of most StudioPress developed themes. The alternatives either had clumsy code and build, or were over-developed with ‘bells and whistles’ that made orientation laborious and customisation complex.
So, the bottom line is this. Whether you’re a novice or a developer, please take a look at ENVY. The non-designer can easily populate the ‘as-is’ theme, while the Genesis-savvy developer will be familiar with the code, functions and plugins utilised by most Genesis and StudioPress themes. Either way, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
View the demo and download the theme at http://envy.krolyn.com