Motion Genesis Child Theme LlamaPress Review

Motion from LlamaPress themes is a blogging child theme that runs on the Genesis framework . The theme has been designed with conversion in mind.

Motion Free Genesis child theme Features

• 5 colour schemes
• Google font picker
• Widgetized home page
• All the Genesis layouts
• Image Gallery
• Responsive design
• Automatic updates

Colour schemes

Motion comes in green (default), red, orange, grey and blue. You can change the color scheme through the theme customizer or through the Genesis settings.

Google font picker

Motion comes with a selection of Google fonts that can be applied to headings or other text.

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Widgetized home page

Motion has 3 dynamic home page widgetized areas. If you add widgets to the featured areas, you get the green banner effect you can see on the theme demo. The green widget are that you can see on the theme demo is dynamic, see below for 2 examples, one with one widget area populated and the other with all 3.

Widget

One widget

Widget 2

3 Widgets in home page

All Genesis layouts

Motion comes with all the layouts that are available to the Genesis framework.

Image Gallery

All LlamaPress themes get their extended functionality through plugins. When you first install motion, you will be prompted that the theme recommends the Genesis Gallery CPT, this is an automatic installation process with just two clicks. When installed, you will have a Gallery Images custom post type available in the WordPress dashboard, allowing you to add an image, a name and a caption to each gallery item. If you were not using a LlamaPress, you could still use this gallery plugin and display your gallery on any post or page with the [fancy-gallery] shortcode, the shortcode also takes various parameters such as order, orderby etc as well as the ability to categorize your galleries. Motion however comes with a gallery page template that when used, will output all the gallery items.

Responsive design

Motion is fully responsive and looks great on all devices.

Automatic updates

All LlamaPress themes come with automatic updates just like the ones from wordpress.org. When you sign up to LlamaPress, you will have access to a members area where you can find your license key. After Motion is installed, you will see a Theme License section under Appearance which contains a simple form, adding your license key here will allow your theme to receive the automatic updates. Whenever there is a new version of WordPress or Genesis, developers of this will do extensive tests on all the themes and if any changes are needed they will push an update which also include updates for things such as bug fixes, code improvements etc.

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