In an effort to help the WordPress community grow and prosper as well as expand and add value to the WP Engine Digital Experience platform, WP Engine recently acquired StudioPress. For our customers, this means, in addition to the Genesis framework, they’ll have access to 35 premium themes. All StudioPress themes are built using the Genesis Framework, are professionally designed, mobile-responsive, and built for seamless use, right out of the box.

This week, we explore the Academy Pro theme, a theme for online course creators, membership site owners, and educational content marketers. In a world where so many schools, institutions, educators and universities are looking for innovative ways to more effectively reach students, the Academy Pro theme offers the flexibility and customizability to make any vision come to life.

What is a Child Theme?

A child theme works in combination with the parent theme. With regards to Genesis, child themes serve as a sort of skin that can change the way a theme looks, while relying on the functionality of its parent theme (in this case, Genesis). Child themes offer users the added flexibility to customize and tweak according to their taste and vision. Child themes can also help speed up the rate of development for both designers and developers.

Academy Pro

Academy Pro will help you showcase your authority as an educator and content creator.  For site owners who might not be as technically inclined, Academy Pro is a great option to easily customize your website. Even if you are curious about enabling a certain feature of creation, as a StudioPress customer, you’ll also have access to informative step-by-step tutorials.

Top Features

  • eCommerce – This is a flexible eCommerce theme that is pre-styled for WooCommerce so you can easily set up your online store.
  • Widget Areas –  Build up your site with 6 widget areas that you can customize to fit your brand.
  • Mobile Responsive – This theme is mobile responsive, meaning your website will be perfectly optimized for every browser, device, and screen size.
  • Help when you need it – Access to detailed, informative tutorials

Get Access Now

Both the themes and theme framework, which WP Engine began adding to its platform after acquiring StudioPress in June, are also available to existing customers, who can access them through their User Portal.  If you’re on one of our Personal, Professional or Business plans, you can convert to one of to one of our new Startup, Growth, or Scale plans for immediate access.