Author: Brian Gardner

Essence Pro: A Theme that Allows You to Focus on the Essentials

Announcing Essence Pro, a beautiful, clutter-free theme for sites in the health, wellness, and lifestyle niches. Imagined and built by our own Rafal Tomal and Chris Hufnagel, it’s designed for simplicity, both at the exterior and on the back end, allowing you and your readers to focus on the essentials. Some key features include: Customizable
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Transform Your Business Website Using Our Free ‘Design 101’ Ebook

Is your current website design working for your business as well as it could be? You might know that it’s not, but don’t know where to start when it comes to a redesign. We understand that. Choosing a WordPress theme for your website can be a little overwhelming and leave you with lots of further
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Boost Your Search Engine Visibility with Our Free ‘Smart SEO Steps’ Ebook

As you develop your traffic and conversion strategies this year, knowing how to appeal to your human audience while optimizing for search is vital. Luckily, Rainmaker Digital CFO Sean Jackson wrote an excellent free guide that you can download right now — and you don’t even have to enter your email address. There’s no silver
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Academy Pro: A WordPress Theme for Online Courses and Membership Sites

Introducing Academy Pro … the theme for online course creators, membership site owners, and educational content marketers. Academy Pro is the latest premium theme from StudioPress, designed specifically for people in the business of online content and community. Read on to discover all the features and benefits you get with this theme, and how it
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Black Friday Sale: Huge Savings on StudioPress Premium WordPress Themes (Starts Today!)

Editor’s note 11/28/17: Our Black Friday sale ended on November 28, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. We’ve been excited to unleash this year’s Black Friday sale ever since we first told you about it two weeks ago. And why wait until Friday to get started? Just in case you are planning to brave the
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Here’s a Quick Sneak Peek at This Year’s Massive Black Friday Discount

The crowds. The lines. The noise. The endless circling to find parking. Black Friday is an American institution — and for good reason. Commerce is king, humans like to save money, and Black Friday marries those two together unlike any other date on the calendar. But over the last handful of years, something has come
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Authority Pro for WordPress: Demonstrate Your Expertise and Build Trust

Authority Pro is a fresh new design by our Lead Designer Rafal Tomal and the team at StudioPress. The big idea behind this specific design is to help you put the full extent of your expertise on display. Consistently demonstrating your likable expertise over time is what allows you to build meaningful and lasting trust
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Introducing the New StudioPress Blog

Where in the world has Brian Gardner been?

Well, it’s been a while since you’ve seen my byline around here at Copyblogger, but that’s for a few good reasons — I’ve had my head down and been working hard over at StudioPress (specifically, the all-new StudioPress Sites you’ve been hearing about).

If you’re interested in checking it out, you’ll see that the StudioPress site looks quite different from how it has in the recent past, and that’s because we’ve been making the experience over there the best we possibly can for our customers.

That, and we’ve been building the next generation of StudioPress. :-)

Here’s what we’ve been up to …

Introducing the brand-new, shiny StudioPress blog

A few weeks ago, we launched a new blog at StudioPress!

If you take a look at the address bar, you’ll see we’re using the .blog extension. You might be wondering why we chose to go that route, rather than just continue the blog on the main StudioPress.com site.

Our friends over at Automattic started serving up .blog domains late last year, and we jumped at the opportunity to secure this domain, along with a few other branded domains that made sense for our company.

I personally thought it would be a fun way to try something new but still keep a cohesive look between our main site and the blog. We are considering this an experiment.

On the StudioPress blog we’ll be publishing fresh content, including what’s new at StudioPress, announcements about theme releases, expert advice from our friends in the community, episodes of StudioPress FM, and replays of StudioPress Live — more on that in a bit.

Head over to the Official StudioPress Blog — the premier publishing resource for designers, developers, and bloggers.

Check, check, is this thing on?

Speaking of experiments, one thing I’m really excited about is our new initiative called StudioPress Live. Each week, I’m answering your questions live on our Facebook page.

Whether you’re a designer, developer, blogger, or some kind of in-between hybrid, this is the perfect opportunity to get your questions answered … find out what’s new at StudioPress, talk digital business, keep up with the Genesis community, and geek out on all things WordPress. ?

Join me (for now) on the StudioPress Facebook page, Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Oh, and I’ll be seeing you around Copyblogger a little more often in the future as well. More soon!

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Just Released: A New (Free) Way to Join the StudioPress Community

studiopressfm

Want to know the best part of my job?

I have the privilege of gathering a community around our StudioPress products. I have the honor of helping people build businesses based on the products we create.

I didn’t set out for the place where I’ve landed. And yet today, I wouldn’t change a thing.

To be honest, I’m still kind of starry-eyed about the whole thing.

After all, it’s the unexpected events that give our lives meaning. And it’s the movements that grow organically that seem to be the most interesting.

The StudioPress community has been one of the most fascinating organically-grown movements I’ve ever been a part of.

And the newest podcast on the Rainmaker FM network, StudioPress FM, is going to celebrate this idea with every episode.

Read on to learn more about it.

We’re building community and bringing people together

One of the happiest surprises of my professional career has been the StudioPress community — the StudioPress family — that has developed around our products.

It’s a community we value as a company, and it’s a family I feel a lot of personal affection for.

With the new StudioPress FM podcast, we’re expanding into new territory — audio podcasts. But we’re doing it in the spirit of helping other people’s platforms grow.

Our long-term plan is to invite in people from our StudioPress community to hear their stories. We’ll discuss what the industry as a whole is doing.

The StudioPress FM podcast will be a way for us to grow together as a community and a family.

We’re giving a voice to the Genesis community

StudioPress FM will be primarily hosted by two people — me and Lauren Mancke. We both bring different ideas and personalities to the table.

Lauren brings a lot of experience building a business on and around the Genesis Framework, and I know she’s looking forward to helping others who are trying to do that for a living.

I’m looking forward to reaching out to active members of our community so we can all benefit from their experiences. We’ll learn firsthand where the industry is going from people who are living it every day.

We’re expanding our family to include you

Join us as we tackle subjects that will help the StudioPress community grow professionally and personally.

Here are some of the topics you can look forward to:

  • How to sustain a profitable creative agency
  • Why an open-source-based community is so powerful
  • Ways to build an educational Genesis business
  • The food blogging business: is it lucrative?
  • How freelancers can scale their businesses
  • A beginner’s guide to SEO that works today

We plan to develop multi-part series about design, development, and more so we can dive deep into the matters that affect us all every day.

Join us on StudioPress FM

Those who know me personally know my sense of deep affection for the StudioPress community. I hope you’ll join Lauren and me as we support you on your professional journey.

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Last Chance to Save $150 Instantly: Get Pro Plus Before It Becomes Recurring

lock in the pro plus all-theme pack today (and save big)

This is it …

Time is running out to get our Pro Plus All-Theme Pack for WordPress before the new recurring element is added at the end of January 2016. (Here’s what that means.)

It’s also your last chance to get $150 off.

And it’s your last chance to book the expense on your 2015 taxes.

If you’ve waited until the last minute, wait no more.

Click here to claim your $150 Pro Plus discount, lock in your account before recurring payments are added, and book it on this year’s taxes

This offer expires today, December 31, 2015, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

And if you’re feeling at all rushed because it’s New Year’s Eve and your head is already in the clouds getting ready for tonight … don’t. :-)

We offer a no-questions-asked, 30-day, money-back guarantee. We do this to make your decision as easy as possible.

Get started with Pro Plus today and take all of January to decide if you want to keep it. If you decide you don’t, just email our Support team and we’ll issue you a full refund.

You don’t even need to give a reason.

We just want you to have the StudioPress design you need for your WordPress website when you need it … for as long as you choose to maintain an account. Pro Plus gives you that, and so much more (and you don’t pay another dime after today).

Click here to find out about everything Pro Plus has to offer and get started risk-free today

Remember: This offer expires today (12/31/15) at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Then after you get started with Pro Plus, go be safe and have fun tonight. :-)

Tomorrow it’s time to start working on our goals for 2016.

About the author

Brian Gardner


Starbucks addict. Sarah McLachlan fan. Maker of Rain.
Founder of StudioPress. CPO and Partner at Rainmaker Digital.

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