Studio: A Free Theme, A Balance Beautiful, Pixel-Perfect, Flexible With Easy-To-Navigate Customization

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A Free Theme, A Balance Beautiful, Pixel-perfect, Flexible with Easy-to-Navigate Customization

Today’s WordPress themes far outclass those of yesterday. In the increasingly competitive industry of theme design everyone can have a nice looking site. You have to do more to stand out from the crowd. The new Studio theme from WPMU DEV does exactly that. With Studio we've not departed from all the goodies you’ve seen in the past – we've refined them. Presentation is key here and setup is surprisingly easy. From styling to branding to BuddyPress integration. This theme delivers in some amazing ways you haven’t seen before.

So what’s the big deal? How is Studio different?

Studio’s awesome homepage really gives your site the perfect edge. We’ve painstakingly gone through every pixel and each detail to make one of the most aesthetically pleasing themes ever. Combined with powerful customization options, you’re guaranteed to get a unique site that keeps the modern simplicity only an experienced designer could provide.

The new homepage slider is perfect for getting your site’s message out. We’ve given it lots of room and removed any surrounding clutter. Now your site’s most important messages are prominently displayed so you can communicate clearly and effectively to your visitors.

A complete option interface overhaul. We’ve listened to your comments and heard your requests. You need the ability to add your content and display it your way. To this end, we created content buckets. You choose the content you want displayed: links, excerpts, photos. Choose one, several or everything – then let Studio worry about the layout. Perfection every time!

BuddyPress. Looking for a beautiful integrated theme for your BuddyPress homepage? Studio keeps an eye out and anytime it senses a BuddyPress install springs into action! We even included an awesome login sliding panel for easy access to your online community. Some ajaxy magic means it cleverly stays out of the way until needed. Not using BuddyPress? No problem. You wont even be bothered with these options unless BuddyPress is active!

Google Font Directory. Fonts quite literally say everything about your site. With the Studio theme designer backing you up you can stay away from boring default fonts and choose from a host of fonts that will work in any modern web browser! Just choose a font from the drop down menu and Studio takes care of the rest!

Need more options? Unlike some theme designers we know, Studio never complains when you want to try a new look. Go ahead. Change some things around. Change them back. Studio delivers time and time again to your exact specifications. Weve got a variety of colors: Blue, Green, Red, or Mono are all available from the Preset Styles.

Still want more? Keep the default setting and then use the finely tuned controls offered in our Custom Styling Menus: Here you can modify the site to your liking: Fonts (Google Fonts Directory!), Layout Colors, Text Colors, and Navigation Colors.

Other Features

  • Our Branding options gives you the ability to upload your logo and takes into account that they are not all the same shape! We let you be the boss while Studio takes care of the design.
  • Google Analytics is also built in! Simply enter your google code and let Studio take care of the rest.
  • Global call to action header – consistently brand your message across all pages on your site
  • Sign up box – sign up section that auto detects your site format
  • Custom header image – perfect for adds or banners on your site
  • W3 Validation
  • Multiple Sidebars – we’ve added a sidebar for all occasions and a footer widget area also – want a sidebar for 404, single, archive, BuddyPress, search, blog, page – no problem :)
  • All the usual goodies like a blog/news template, featured images, parent and child themes, theme options and mo / po files

Did we mention that this theme also includes a default child theme? This gives you complete control of your site’s design and allows you to grab theme upgrades without worry.
Guaranteed Quality, Support & Compatibility
PLUS: Guaranteed To Work Compatibility with the Latest Version of WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress

PLUS: Absolutely NO license restrictions Whether you choose to purchase one theme every one of our themes and plugins, you can use your purchase on as many sites as you like, for as long as you like, no ongoing membership or subscription required – everything at WPMU DEV is 100% GPL.

PLUS: No subscription or ongoing membership required Simply join and then cancel your membership, and you can carry on using our plugins and themes for as long as you like, wherever you like. Or, become an ongoing member for more support, updates, new themes, and APIs for videos, our developers dashboard, and more. Its up to you!

PLUS: Unlimited Live & Q&A Support from the WordPress experts, for anything to do with WordPress at all! WPMU themes and plugins come with simple usage instructions, and unlimited member access to support Q&A where our dedicated team of WordPress support and development experts are waiting to answer your questions 24 hours a day – no appointment required!

PLUS: Fully internationalized, fully white-label ready, fully customizable Its easy to translate any WPMU DEV plugin or theme, and its equally easy to white-label them so your clients or users never know your secret source. As 100% GPL code, youre even free to edit our plugins and themes as much as you like, no questions asked.

PLUS: More Amazing Premium WordPress Plugins Buy Studio Theme now and well show you how to upgrade to premium membership and gain access to EVERYTHING we offer: more than 300 plugins and themes, all with the same the updates and support weve just promised you.

Join more than 100,000 satisfied customers who trust WPMU DEV as their #1 WordPress resource – its like having your own dedicated WordPress team. Refer to adding new themes using the WPMU DEV Dashboard in their Installing New WordPress Themes instructions
Installing WPMuDev Themes Details
Installing a theme from WPMU DEV 1. Download the theme file 2. Unzip the file into a folder on your hard drive 3. Upload the folder to /wp-content/themes/ folder on your site

  • If you’re using multi-site you’ll need to visit Network Admin -> Themes and Activate it there.

4.Make sure your install path is correct for example: /www/var/site/wp-content/themes/thethemename not /www/var/site/wp-content/themes/themes/thethemename 5. Youll see several files and folders depending on the themepackage. Most themes contain a folder for the parent and child themewithin the folder called themes. 6. Launch FileZilla or your FTP client. 7. Enter your domain name, your username and password. NOTE: thesame username and password that you use to log into your cPanel. 8. Click Quickconnect 9. Upload both the parent theme folder and child theme folder to wp-content/themes/

  • For example, with BuddyPress Daily theme you need to upload bp-daily and bp-daily-child to wp-content/themes/ (bp-daily folder is the parent theme folder)
  • With Gallery you need to upload gallery and gallery-childto wp-content/themes/ (gallery folder is the parent theme folder)
  • We provide child themes with themes to enable you to customize your own files without having those changesoverwritten when we update a theme.
  • To find out more about parent andchildren themes please visit our guide to parent and child themes.

10. Dragging the theme folders from your computer into theme folder inyour WordPress directory uploads these new themes to your WordPressinstall however they aren’t enabled on a WordPress Multisite install. 11. As Super Admin user on WordPress Multisite you have the choice to enable:

a) The theme network wide so that all users can use the theme b) Enable access to the theme on a per site basis c) Use Supporter plugin via supporter-themes.php to make it available as a premium theme for supporter sites only

Enabling The Theme network wide

Here’s how to enable Sleek Photo network wide so that all your users can use the theme: 1. On yourNetwork Admin dashboard click on theThemes menu 2. Select Network Enable underneaththe theme name to enable its access network wide. To enable more than one theme at once:

Enabling themes on a per site basis

Any theme that has not been activated for the entire network can be activated on a site as follows: 1. Locate the site you want to enable specific themes on by searching for the specific site by clicking on Sites > All Sites 2. Once you have located the site click on Edit (hovering your mouse over the domain name brings up the action menu) 3. Click the Themes tab Only themes that havent been enabled network wide appear on the site theme list You can also enable more than one theme at the same time:

Using Supporter Plugin for Premium Themes

The supporter plugin allows you to select premium themes for supporter sites only. The idea is you make the best and nicest themes available onsupporter sites so users will want to sign up to access the themes. To install: 1. Install the Supporter plugin as per the installation instructions. 2. Upload supporter-themes.php to wp-content/mu-plugins How it works is: 1. A Premium Themes page is added to Settings > Supporter in the Network Admin dashboard,where you can select the themes that you want to enable for Supporter sites only.

  • Only themes that haven’t been enabled network wide on Network Admin >Themes will be listed on this page

2. A Premium Themes sub-menu item is added to the dashboard of allsites under both Supporter and Appearance – but only users usingsupporter site can activate a Premium theme. 3. Whereas users on non-supporter sites can see all the Premiumthemes but can’t activate them – instead they see a message saying ’This feature is limited to supporters only’

As with all the WPMU DEV themes it all works with WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress. As with all our themes this comes with a complete PDF manual as well as instructional videos, backed up by live support and the best WordPress, Multisite and BuddyPress forums on the web.

All WPMU DEV themes also have child and parent themes, WPMUDev don’t make you use one core parent or have to buy a framework like other companies, WPMUDev let you create your own child themes with every one of our themes. A WPMU DEV theme really is the only complete solution you need to theme your site.


Some of WPMUDev Great Features

  • Home feature section – set title, description, image (fancy javascript hover effect) and a link
  • Page feature section – set title and description
  • Home page posts – select a category and number of posts
  • News section – set title, adds strapline and select a category and number of posts
  • About section – title and description
  • Blog / news template
  • Threaded comments styling
  • Custom logo – set image, square logo and text or just text
  • Create your own colors – use a simple color picker or select a font from the drop down to change links, headers and other global features.
  • Join now feature – create a custom join now block with message and set the link
  • Post thumbnails
  • WordPress 3.0 menus
  • Drop down menus – automatically appear if you have multiple levels in top navigation
  • Parent and child theme
  • Works for WordPress, Multisite and with or without BuddyPress

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