The Captivating theme is loaded with features that were specifically and strategically added in for bloggers in all genres. Whether you’re a diy, food, home decor, or just everyday life blogger, this theme was built just for you!
In July of 2017 our entire team had the pleasure of attending the Haven conference where we met with two strategic specialist to bring this theme to life. We wanted to be sure we covered absolutely everything a blogger could possibly need in a theme, and I’m thrilled with the result.
Added elements for SEO purposes
At Haven we met with Sabrina from Dinner then Dessert who grew her food blog, which is one of the most competitive blogging genres there is, within the first 2 years to over 2 million page views. Yes.. you read that right. She has learned all the best SEO strategies and put those into use and built her blog to where it is today. We sat down with her and had her tell us every little detail that is needed for a blogger as far as features and site design, and this theme has incorporated every single one of those.
One of those details is having a secondary styled H2 tag directly in your posts and pages. This means the first H2 tag used in your post will be styled like you see above, and the second H2 tag will be styled like you see for this sub-heading.
Adthrive tested and approved
Secondly, we met with the Adthrive team, one of the biggest Ad networks, to get a full understanding of best ad placements, mobile ads, and so much more. This theme has been personally tested by the Adthrive team and has been specially adapted to make sure your ads work right out of the box!
Styled for WP Recipe Maker
Alongside our conversation with Sabrina, she emphasized the importance of having a recipe plugin with a jump to recipe button. If you’re a food blogger, Captivating is the perfect fit for your needs!
Get your readers to the content they need to see by using a category index and separating posts by category. This page template also features rotating color elements to spruce up the page and also features a category box at the top so your readers can quickly and easily get to the category they are looking for.
The category pages within Captivating are automatically organized into a grid format to show as much content as possible on one page without scrolling too far. No additional plugin needed to add a grid to your site! These pages will automatically show 12 posts at a time.
Customize your colors
Change all the colors to your hearts desire! You are absolutely NOT limited to just the colors you see here in the demo. Captivating has over 25 colors that you can customize to truly make it your own!
Automatic Plugin Installation
Once you install your theme, the necessary plugins will automatically install as well! All you will need to do is activate them and set them up!
If you’d like more information about how this works, you can watch our tutorial right here.
Custom Blog Page Template
Not only does the Captivating theme have the default blog page template where you can control your own image sizes with the Genesis Theme Settings, but we’ve specifically created a Custom Blog Page template that is just a little fancier!
Styled Convert Kit forms
With the Captivating theme, you don’t have to worry about styling your Convert Kit forms to match your site. But how does this work exactly?
All you’ll do is grab the embed code of your form directly from Convert Kit and you can paste that code into any Page or Post and the format of that form will automatically match your site without having to manually enter code into the editor in ConvertKit. You can also adjust the colors of the form directly through the WordPress Customizer.
To see a sample of how this looks, you can see it in action here.
Ready for Reward Style, Amazon Affiliate, and Ample Ad Space
As a blogger your income sources are some of the most important areas of your site! Captivating has ample space built in to place your ads anywhere you need to. It’s also styled and ready to go for RewardStyle and Amazon affiliates!
Custom styled H tags
Typically all the headlines in a theme are all the same color, font, and are just slightly different sizes of each other. Captivating offers a unique approach to give your posts a little more personality when creating headings within them.
Ample options for your navigation menu
The Captivating theme has an incredible amount of options available to create a navigation menu the way you want it! I couldn’t show this without recording a video so see this video below to have a better understanding of how you can customize this to your needs!