The Twenty Seven Pro Theme for Genesis

Brian Gardner has released a sleek new WordPress theme called the Twenty Seven Pro Theme. He designed it as a designed a minimalist theme for lifestyle and food bloggers.

The Twenty Seven Pro theme includes:

  • Mobile responsive design
  • Custom logo uploader
  • Color options via theme cusotmizer
  • Three site layout options
  • Sticky Message widget area
  • Before Header widget area
  • Before Footer widget area
  • Accessibility-ready
  • Translation-ready

The Twenty Seven Pro Theme is free, but requires the premium  Genesis Framework for WordPress.

It looks sharp on my Samsung S7 Edge as well as on a full computer screen. There aren’t any frills to it, but it has a good lean feel that doesn’t weigh you down with a lot of clutter.

New Aweber Optin Box for Thesis 2.0

Thesis 2.0 Blank White Page of Death SOLVED

3 Cool New Features in WordPress 3.4

How to Create an Affiliate Link 301 Redirect in the Genesis Theme

Get the Genesis Framework by StudioPress!

Plugin Dashboard Review: Manage Your WordPress Plugins

Get Plugin Dashboard!

StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework Review

Get Genesis!

Live Demo of the Responsive Starter Skin for the Thesis Theme for WordPress

3 Ways to Save Time Installing Your WordPress Blog

Here are three ways you can save time when you install WordPress blogs frequently. The biggest time-saver comes at the end.

Backup Creator Bonus

The first WordPress installation time-saver is using the right installation method. The 5 minute manual method is well known but by far about the slowest if you have the right web host.Hosting companies like Hostgator give you a control panel known as Cpanel which automates many of the tasks of managing your web site.One of the best tools is called Fantasico. Fantastico lets you install a WordPress blog in under a minute. It simplifies the process so that you only have to fill in a couple boxes in and click a couple buttons.

So make sure your web host offers Cpanel with Fantasico.

The second way to speed up the installation process is to create a template of your WordPress blog or web site. Decide which plugins and which theme serves your best. Then optimize the configuration of your blog, making it just the way you would like to have it on multiple sites.

You can always make minor color changes to your blog, but knowing the base configuration, the right plugins and fitting it with a good standard theme, can save you plenty of time when you go to install the blog again at another location.

Once you have optimized your WordPress configuration and settings, you should install a plugin called Backup Creator. Backup Creator lets you instantly make backups of your WordPress blogs and web sites. Even better, it gives you the power to clone your WordPress installations and eliminate the need to go through a tedious process of setting up your site each time.

That makes Backup creator a huge time-saver and the one plugin that you will want to buy now, so you don’t lose any more time installing your next blog or web site.Backup Creator gives you an exact copy of WordPress itself as well as all the configuration changes you’ve made to WordPress and the plugins. No need to re-install and re-configure.Some of the newer features include the ability to use Amazon S3, a cloud based storage system that keeps all your files safe, even if your computer or your web host’s computer fail and they lose all their data.

Right now the first 5GB of Amazon S3 is free, so this becomes an awesome feature in Backup Creator.

And not only that, but you can now automate your backups with a set-it-and-forget-it one time configuration on Backup Creator.

By the way, Backup Creator is currently protecting over 25,000 sites, so  it has become a very popular plugin, which I use on all of my sites and has personally saved me a ton of time.

Hopefully these tips help you save time and become more productive when installing your WordPress web sites.

WordPress Backup Creator Just Went Ultimate

WordPress backups have never been easier, more automatic…or more profitable.

The latest enhancements to an understandably increasingly popular WordPress backup plugin make Backup Creator by far the backup plugin of choice for anyone who is serious about protecting their own WordPress websites or reducing the time it takes them to install and configure new websites for themselves and their clients.

I’ve always appreciated the the “one-click” simplicity of Backup Creator ever since it was introduced about six months ago. One click got you a backup of your entire site and one click got you a restore.

And it still does.

Remember, we’re talking about a backup of your entire site. Your entire configuration, tweaks, posts, pages, plugins, themes, widgets, download directories…everything.

And one click got you a clone, which you can install in a different directory, domain or webhost and still have all the links work just like the original.

Now Backup Creator has gotten even better without giving up any of its user friendliness. You can now restore copies from your local hard drive now with another click of your mouse.

Got WordPress templates? Now you can save them to one central FTP location independent of your hosting company or individual website. You can easily retrieve them when installing a new site for yourself or a client. In addition you can have one place for users to go to download your templates.

Before “automatic” backups meant, when you click on the backup button, you got a complete copy of your website. But every time you wanted to back it up, you had to press the button…manually.

With Backup Creator Ultimate, automatic means automatic. You can configure the plugin to backup on a schedule.

You can choose to  backup daily or weekly and specify the day of the week and the hour of the backup.

If you want to backup to a location other than your site, you can configure an FTP server location on the same server or a different server. Just plug in your credentials once.

The enhancements to the Ultimate version of Backup Creator make it well worth the investment. Whether you just want to protect your content from suddenly disappearing or whether you want to install and configure client websites faster so you can get more customers and ULTIMATEly more money.

Whatever you do, you should check out Backup Creator Ultimate today.