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Every now and then I flashback to when I started blogging. Everything was new to me. I had no writing experience whatsoever and I had no idea how to start a blog.
What made things worse was that I was also broke as a joke. I couldn’t afford to pay for a pro to design a website for me so I had to select from whatever free themes that were available.
I would read blog posts about premium themes and how we could customize them. The problem was, back then I wouldn’t go near a CSS so there was no way I was about to customize anything.
Let me give you an example of how much I was intimidated by a CSS.
When I needed to verify my website for Pinterest I was looking for a video tutorial on YouTube to show me how. When I found one, as soon as I heard “all you have to do is add this code…” and I was like “peace out homie.”
I finally figured out how to do it but I won’t tell you how long it took me! 🙂
This blog post isn’t about my blogging bloopers, although I don’t mind sharing my oopsies with you to give you a giggle. I can laugh at that now. 🙂
The reason why I shared that with you is to show you that if you’ve got a thing about CSS and you’d rather stay away from it – that you are not alone. My fear was off the charts but once I understood it, it was easy to pick up.
Customize Your StudioPress Theme Without Touching Any Code
One day my worst fear came true. I came across a blog with the exact same theme I had. The only difference was the color scheme. Other than that, the layout was identical.
Man it sucked. I knew I couldn’t have the same theme as another blog. That’s not the way to get my brand out there.
I finally was able to get my first premium theme from StudioPress* but it took me years to learn how to customize a theme.
And the good news is you don’t have to worry about all that.
Genesis created Design Palette Pro* for those who want to customize their WordPress theme but who can’t afford a web designer or like I was – scared as sh*t to touch the CSS.
If you want to give your blog a makeover but you don’t want to mess with any codes, this tool would be a great investment.
How It Works
The Design Palette Pro allows you to make quick and easy modifications to your child theme. We’re talking the header, navigation, content area, sidebars and footers – just about anything!
And you can change just about anything.
You can change the color of the links. If you want to change the font style you can do that. And if you want to change the background color, you can do that too.
All you have to do is point and click. Check it out in action in this video tutorial below.
You also have the ability to switch between desktop, mobile and tablet to get live previews so you see exactly what your visitors see on these devices.
This tool works with the Genesis Framework alone or with any one of these child themes.
Daily Dish Pro
Going Green Pro
Modern Portfolio Pro
Modern Studio Pro
No Sidebar Pro
Sixteen Nine Pro
Smart Passive Income Pro
There is also a setup guide you can follow along with.
Show Me The Money
I’m sure you’re wondering how much this baby is going to cost.
For one site license, it’s only $49. And if you have more than one but less than five, it’ll only be an $89 investment.
Both plans include one year of support and upgrades, documentation, import/export and other features.
Keep in mind a professional to redesign your site can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. A $49 investment is not bad at all.
Click here* to purchase a Design Palette Pro license.
Over To You
You might think I’m crazy to be telling you about this tool being that I’m a web designer myself. But I also had a beginning and in the beginning, I didn’t have the means to pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars for a customized website.
And if your story started like mine did, I want to make sure you’re in the know about all the blogging tools that are available to you.
So what do you think about Design Palette Pro? Is this something you think you could use? Have you used this tool and if you have, tell me what you think about.
Let’s get the conversation going in the comments below!
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