At the time I am writing this, the site has the Daily Dish Pro theme from StudioPress.com for its layout.
Why Daily Dish?
Because I wanted a clean theme that would put the focus on the content of my writing and not the site's layout.
This theme was developed for the Genesis Framework and targetted towards Food bloggers.
You can see an example below
For SEO purpose the theme needed to be well coded and of course be responsive to make the site easy to use on mobile devices.
This theme ticked all the boxes I wanted to have for my new website layout.
Not only has it got the clean minimalistic layout, but also enough widgets spaces to use to keep it interesting.
The underlying Genesis framework is one of my all-time favorites. One of the best purchases I ever did wat the Pro Plus All-Theme Package from StudioPress.
I can easily switch Genesis Child themes and try them out, and also use them for my customers. New themes and updates, they are all included in the Pro Plus package.
If you want to create more than one WordPress website and build them for customers, than pick the Pro Plus package. It's a one-time fee for a lifetime!
Customizing The Theme
I only did minor customization to the base theme.
I removed the background image and set the Headers to use the correct letter casing. The basic theme will set headers to UPPERCASE so I changed the CSS to set the text-transform option to None.
There are 2 menu positions in the header, I only use one for the main menu below the title.
The top menu has a black background like in the widget text. It was too dominant for me.
The last change was too set the hyperlinks color to #43d7e1 (blue) instead of #e14d43 (red)
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