Restored 316 Designs is a great source of feminine, carefully-crafted, and well coded themes that work with the Genesis Framework for WordPress.
Why We Love Them: Every testimony from people who use the Restored 316 Designs themes conveys that this company truly delights their clientele and makes life easy for them. From browsing through their showcase, I can attest to each use of the theme looking original and personalized, as well as clean and professional.
The tools included with the theme purchase make it easy to configure your website quickly. Someone who just rebuilt a full website they had run for years said it took them 3 hours total to rebuild the entire thing, which is incredibly fast! It’s so easy to review a site like this one, as most people seem grateful for the favor of knowing about it, and the designs truly speak for themselves.
How it Works: If you are brand new to website building, you will need to purchase a domain name (we recommend NameCheap) and hosting service (we recommend SiteGround, A2 Hosting, or WPEngine) before you can install a theme. For these themes, the Genesis Framework is also required. We have included the links to all these resources if you would like to use our recommendations.
Once you have those items purchased and configured, you can choose the theme you would like to use. (Note: you must install Genesis Framework before your theme in order for it to work.) Installing these themes is as easy as downloading and uploading a .zip file, then once the theme is active on WordPress you can customize all of your settings the way you would like, and add your images and content.
Lauren from Restored 316 Designs can also custom build your site for you – contact her to see what the fees are for your needs.
Return Policy: No refunds are available.
Tips & Tricks: I strongly recommend going through some of the tutorials on the site if you are new to setting up a WordPress (and Genesis) site, even before purchasing, so that you can understand what you will need to do. If this is too technical for you, look into having their customer support team install and configure the site for you.
Go through the available themes and pick one you like (we have a few listed below). Yours will definitely look different based on the images/formatting you end up using so I prefer rather than looking just at the theme demos to look at real live sites that use the themes to understand different configurations and what can be done. Once you have found a theme you like check out the showcase where you can select by the theme you chose and see what other people have done for their own sites to customize it.
Website Theme Examples
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– Beautiful, Feminine Themes
– Nice selection of styles
– Reasonable Prices
– Well designed & coded themes
– Superb Tutorials
– Limited Selection
– Restricted to Genesis Framework (which needs to be purchased separately)
– No refunds