Table of Contents for StudioPress WordPress Themes Series
- Buy StudioPress WordPress Theme or Themes – Is it a Good Idea?
- How to Set Up SEO in the Genesis Framework WordPress Theme
- How to Set Up StudioPress’ Genesis Theme Simple Sidebars
- How to Build Great Home Pages with Genesis Theme’s Featured Posts Widget
- How to Install Parent and Child Themes in WordPress
- 2 Excellent Business Website WordPress Themes by StudioPress
- Genesis Theme User Profile Widget – This is Fantastic for Website Conversion
In my article “Tips for Business Website Conversion: Based On a Real-Life Business Site” I set out several very simple techniques and features I added to my business websites which dramatically improved my conversion rate (rate of website visitors who contact me).
One free and extremely simple step I took was adding a profile photograph of me with a brief bio write-up on every page of my site (in the sidebar).
My business websites operate on the Genesis Framework by StudioPress. Had it not been so simple to add a profile photo on every page with a brief write-up, I probably wouldn’t have bothered. I’m certain I would have missed out on some new customers.
I don’t mean to say I’m some great looking guy – because I’m not. I did, however, choose a professional-looking photo. I credit the improved conversion rate to the simple fact that now there is a personal touch to my sites.
Business websites often seem sterile and void of personality. Simply adding a profile photo gave my business sites personality.
3 Easy Steps for Adding a Profile Photo in the Genesis Framework on WordPress
Step 1: Insert your e-mail address affiliated with your website in your User panel (I use the default “admin” user):
Step 2: Open an account and upload your chosen photo at Gravatar.com. Be sure to use the same e-mail in Gravatar as the e-mail you used in your WordPress User panel.
WordPress and Gravatar.com integrate so the photo you upload into Gravatar.com will be pulled into your Website.
Step 3: Place and configure your User Profile in the widget page. The Genesis User Profile is managed as a widget – which means you can place it anywhere.
Then configure your User Profile Widget as you wish. Here are your configuration options within the Genesis – User Profile widget.
Sample Gensis User-Profile Result (Streamline Theme)
How to place your User Profile below every post in Genesis
In Genesis, you can also opt to have your User-Profile show up below every post. Here’s how:
If you would like to learn more about the Genesis Framework, read my comprehensive Genesis Framework review.
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