Expansion Red Child Theme for Builder

Expansion Red Child Theme for Builder Review

Expansion Red Child Theme for BuilderExpansion Red Child Theme for Builder is much more than simple color exchanges from the original Expansion Child Theme. Although the original green colors are obviously exchanged with a deep burgundy -red, it is the little differences when comparing the theme’s similarities that allow Expansion Red make an impact.

Builder Child Expansion Red was developed by Cody Smith, one of iThemes WordPress child theme developers. Cody’s passion lies in helping people to do what they do best – by helping to support their endeavors and this theme is sure to help some business’ websites look really awesome online.

Expansion Red, like the original Expansion Child Theme release, has 3 alternate widget styles. There is a dark gray widget area background with white text. There is a white widget area background with dark text that also has the burgundy color used in the titles. The biggest change, though, is that the Expansion-Red uses a different widget area background that looks like the old recycled paper. In the widget areas, it appears full width behind white widget backgrounds. Widgets in the theme have dark text and burgundy colored titles. Another feature Expansion-Red shares with the original theme release is the date stamp that adjusts it’s location according to your page layout choice.

This child theme also uses the recycled-paper looking background behind it’s content areas which is a nice touch and non-distracting in design. The textured background extends full width beyond the theme container. The navigation bar has a crimson and dark burgundy gradient. The hover color of the navigation is a sold deep crimson. Main titles are the dark gray and with content areas having a white background. The widget titles are displayed in a burgundy and in the sidebars have a transparent background.

Expansion Red Child Theme Design and Style Features

  • Custom-styled date stamp for blog entries
  • High-contrast design
  • Strong, simple and clean edges
  • Chivo Google web font used for Headlines (H tags)
  • Fjord One Google web font used for the body copy
  • Nested Comments
  • 3 alternate widget styles:

dark text on a white/light background
light text on dark/black background
boxed in widgets on a textured background

Expansion Red Child Theme Features Inherited from Builder

  • Builder’s powerful layout editor:

Header Modules – Offer an easy-to-configure header for your site using basic WordPress general title and tagline settings.

Image Modules – Add an image to your layout as a static header or other image just to spice up your layout.

Navigation  Modules– Add a horizontal navigation bar. Category and Page navigation controlled within Builder or choose WordPress Pages. Use of the WordPress custom menus are also available.

Content  Modules – Add a place for your content to render. You can choose 1 or 2 right, 1 or 2 left, split or no sidebars in the content module of your layout.

HTML Modules – Add freeform HTML to your layout. HTML Modules support the use of shortcodes and execution of PHP code.

Widget Bar Modules – A widget area to contain one to five widget locations.

Footer Modules – Add a place for the footer to render.

  • Built-in Google Analytics tracking
  • Built-in Woopra tracking
  • Built-in text area inputs to manually add JavaScript code either inside the head tag or in the site’s footer.
  • Favicon options:

Choose from a set of provided images
Upload your own favicon
Use the active child theme’s Favicon image
Don’t use a Favicon image

  • Ability to create and manage widget areas
  • Customize comments settings
  • Duplicate Sidebar Widget allows for easy duplication of another sidebar’s widgets
  • Custom Post type called Widget Content that allows for easy creation of content that can be added to a widget area using the Widget Content widget.
  • Built in custom coding, styling and JavaScript to enhance specific plugins.
  • Extensions – mini-themes that can be applied to any one or combination of Layouts or Views.
  • A “Builder” entry to the WordPress Admin Bar
  • Builder Style Manager Plugin
  • Builder SEO Plugin

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