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StudioPress are well known for their rock solid WordPress themes and at first glance, Altitude Pro certainly looks like a good offering with its clean design and parallax sections. It does have its issues though. Keep reading to find out more.
Altitude Pro Design
The design of this theme is simple, crisp and clean. Nothing stands out as being particularly eye-catching or interesting and the layout is very conventional. This can be a good thing or a bad thing depending on the business using your theme.
If your a modern business wanting to make use of the latest trends with a very up to date, modern design, Altitude Pro is going to fall short. The layout is just too conventional and boring. A more conservative business who wants a professional design without fancy gimmicks or modern trends would probably find this theme to be a great fit.
Altitude Pro Set Up
The setup process for the theme has good points and bad points. The first thing you need to know is that this theme does not use any page builders or Gutenberg blocks to set up the main areas. It simply uses WordPress text widgets to set up the main areas on the homepage.
This process is not obvious or intuitive and you’ll need to check the documentation to know what to put in the widgets. Sometimes you’ll also need to add bits of simple HTML. For some users, this will be a major put off, but for more advanced users, it won’t be an issue.
As an advanced user, I found this process very quick and simple. I like this way of setting up themes although it does seem a bit dated in the era of page builders and Gutenberg blocks. After about 10 minutes, here’s how my demo site looked:
Altitude Pro Features
There aren’t really that many features to cover. This is mostly a single page theme featuring parallax sections with some other generic pages bolted on. You’ll get a simple blog and wooCommerce functionality, but the wooCommerce functionality looks like an afterthought with very little effort put into making it look good.
One bonus Altitude Pro has is that it is based on the Genesis framework. This popular framework is a well-built platform for child themes like Altitude Pro to work with. It provides some features such as SEO settings and general layout options, so if you’re already a fan of Genesis, you’ll be happy with this.
Overall, this is a good theme, but it is pretty dated by today’s standards. For fans of Genesis who are looking for a similar design for their website, this may be a good option, but for most people, there are probably much better options available. Some examples are below:
Neve – A flexible all in one theme (requires Elementor).
Divi – A popular all in one theme with loads of high quality layouts.