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We are huge fans of Genesis (this site is powered by the Genesis Framework + a child-theme called Altitude Pro) and we are super excited to introduce the latest release from StudioPress.
Want to know more? Then continue reading this StudioPress review.
StudioPress Sites is an all-in-one hosting and website builder and hosting powered by WordPress and Genesis.
StudioPress Sites is perfect for bloggers, podcasters, and affiliate marketers, as well as those selling physical products, digital downloads, and membership programs.
This is NOT just another WordPress website builder! It’s the perfect option for anyone who wants to run their business and not their website.
Get the benefits of a website builder like Wix or Squarespace, but without all the inflexible features that locks you in.
StudioPress Sites: Features
StudioPress Sites come with hosting, the Genesis framework, 20+ mobile optimized designs, rock solid security, one-click install of included plugins, automatic updates and 24/7 support.
StudioPress Sites lets you focus on creating and selling, i.e. running your business, and not on fooling around with technology such as web hosting.
Here below is an overview of what hosted WordPress sites on StudioPress Sites come with:
Industry Standard Design Framework
The Genesis Framework already powers over 500,000 WordPress sites, and it’s the foundation of StudioPress Sites.
With search engine optimized code, airtight security, instant updates, customizable widget and layout options, and a huge developer community.
Genesis is the framework that makes WordPress easier, without sacrificing power or flexibility.
20 Mobile-Optimized HTML5 Designs
You want sleek, professional design — without paying a fortune for it and without fearing instant obsolescence as web design evolves.
Choose from a score of included turnkey “mobile optimized” HTML5 designs that provide beautiful frames for your content.
Feel free to personalize any of the included themes by tweaking the CSS, or go to a completely custom Genesis child theme.
Fast Loading Performance
Get started setting up your StudioPress Site right away on an infrastructure that’s optimized specifically for peak WordPress performance.
Site speed and page load times are too important to be jammed on a box with hundreds of generic WordPress installs.
More importantly, never face the experience of your site crashing just because you succeed in getting big traffic.
Zero “Web Hosting” Hassles
Not only do you enjoy superior speed and performance with your StudioPress Site.
You also avoid the hassle of self-hosted WordPress, like surprise expenses for bandwidth upcharges, storage, CPUs and RAM.
Even as your StudioPress Site remains solid during surprise traffic spikes, you won’t pay extra for short-term success on the way to sustained higher traffic.
Even beyond the security features built into Genesis and the included automatic plugin and theme maintenance, there’s more to protect your StudioPress Site.
The architecture is designed to maximize security and performance – including:
intrusion prevention, continuous scanning and monitoring for malware, distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection, and more.
Advanced SEO Functionality
The SEO features of the Genesis Framework helped make it the industry standard among WordPress users.
For StudioPress Sites, however, we’re taking it even further, with advanced schema control, XML sitemap generation, and robots.txt generation.
Automatic Plugin and Theme Maintenance
Getting hacked is no laughing matter, and the number one way bad guys get in is through outdated themes, plugins, and old versions of WordPress.
Many WordPress site owners now spend $79 or more every month to have an outside service keep things updated and safe.
StudioPress technology takes care of this for you at no extra charge. Opt-out if you want!
One-Click Install of Included Plugins
Never wonder which plugins are trustworthy, thanks to your StudioPress Site’s repository of one-click solutions for the premium functionality you desire.
Choose from an ever-expanding selection including:
WooCommerce, Design Palette Pro, AMP, Beaver Builder Lite, OptinMonster, AffiliateWP, Soliloquy Lite, Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro, Ninja Forms, WPForms Lite, and more to come.
StudioPress Sites Support
StudioPress Sites are truly unique, in the sense that the entire service has been designed from the ground up to promote integrated ease-of-use while eliminating confusion and the chance that something will go wrong.
And yet, you should rest assured that if something does go off the rails, a friendly support team is standing by 24/7 to assist you in getting back on track fast.
StudioPress Sites Cost
So what does StudioPress Sites cost? There are 2 plans: Content costs $24.00 per month and Commerce costs $33.00 per month (when billed annually).
Compared to a self hosted Genesis website this is a bargain.
Self hosted Genesis website costs
Genesis Framework + Child Theme = $99.95 (one off cost)
SiteGround WordPress Hosting = $14.95 (monthly cost)
Ongoing monthly Maintenance and Support (monthly costs)
You’re looking a between $100 – $200 per month in ongoing costs.
StudioPress Sites cost
Now compare that to the $24.00 and $33.00 per month fee for StudioPress Sites and you quickly realize that StudioPress Sites is NOT just another WordPress website builder!
Because you will save at least $100 per month, plus you get everything else that SPS comes with.
For example you are getting twenty high quality themes to pick from and use, included plugins and rock-solid web hosting!