I use the Genesis Framework and their StudioPress themes. You have the option to purchase the Genesis Framework separately or the StudioPress Pro Plus All-Theme Package where you get the Framework plus every theme that StudioPress creates, support and updates for these themes . If you purchase the Framework alone be sure to download the Sample Theme from your account.
Once you own the Genesis Framework you might want to consider purchasing themes from Web-Savvy Marketing. Their themes are well styled and include options for E-Commerce, Learning Management Systems. You will also find themes that are industry specific which, of course, can be modified to use for any industry.
CobaltApps makes the Genesis Extender plugin that gives you controls to alter or completely replace your current homepage layout. Without having to edit the functions.php file you will be able to quickly and easily set up new widget areas and use custom conditionals to dictate where they display. The front-end CSS Builder tool will quickly become one of your favorite tools.
One of the best premium plugin you will own and use is BackupBuddy. You will use it for all your WP backups, restoring a WordPress website or when you need to migrate your WordPress website to a new domain. Once you use BackupBuddy you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use and how extremely valuable it is. One feature of BackupBuddy that isn’t advertised enough is the Maleware Check option.
Watch the BackupBuddy Tutorials and see for yourself.
Backup Buddy is one of the many premium plugins available from PluginBuddy. You can purchase it by itself ($150 for unlimited sites), however, for the best deal consider purchasing the PluginBuddy Developer Suite where you get Unlimited Licenses for all the plugins. One price of $247.
BackupBuddy ($150 value)
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Welcome one of the newer plugins, Boom Bar. Easily create custom notification bars. Use Boom Bar to add top or bottom notification bars that make it easy to keep your site visitors informed with special messages or important information. Use Boom Bar site-wide or assign to individual posts or pages to promote sales or special offers, display alerts, show your latest tweets or provide a login prompt for registered users of your WordPress site.
Ajax Edit Comments (Available only in the Developer Suite!)
EmailBuddy – WordPress Email Newsletter Plugin (Available only in the Developer Suite!)
Mobile ($150 value) With a few clicks in the plugin your website will be Mobile Device Ready.
Tailored Login (Available only in the Developer Suite!) – a professional WordPress plugin that allows you to easily create a customized tailored version of your WordPress login page in minutes using a built-in style manager. Upload your own header graphic and even add widget areas to your login page.
VidEmbed ($20 value) – a powerful simple to use solution to adding videos inline within your WordPress posts, pages, and widget areas.
Exchange Simple ecommerce plugin for WordPress. Sell your digital and physical products online in 5 minutes.
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