Picking a good WP theme or template

There’s many cool looking WordPress themes (templates) out there. One of the most important factors is whether your theme will be supported out into the future. A free theme author is likely to not have the resources to continue with security updates. This eventually leads to an outdated looking and hacked WordPress site. The premium […]

Genesis Studiopress and woocommerce integration

This StudioPress official plugin allows Genesis to work with WooCommerce: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-connect-woocommerce/

Genesis update breaks wp-admin WordPress admin login

Problem: If you update Genesis Simple Sidebars or Genesis Simple Hooks before updating Genesis theme frameworks to 1.8.2 your WordPress website could break. Solution: Disable your Genesis plugins using FTP if you cannot login to WP admin by renaming them. Then update your Genesis theme frameworks, re-name your Genesis plugins and then they should work. […]

WordPress Themes

Working with WordPress since 2007 as a pro, my advice: pick a theme that you can work on the backend too! If you want widgets only on certain pages, or a different header for each page, truse a theme that has a WordPress Frameworks on the backend. A pretty theme may not be easy to […]

Genesis – Remove 2nd sidebar

To remove the second sidebar permanently using the Genesis frameworks: In your child theme’s functions.php file add this to the bottom: genesis_unregister_layout( ‘content-sidebar-sidebar’ ); genesis_unregister_layout( ‘sidebar-sidebar-content’ ); genesis_unregister_layout( ‘sidebar-content-sidebar’ ); This will remove that extra side on all pages on your entire WordPress website, including the options on the individual pages and posts, making it […]

Top 3 WordPress custom themes development systems or frameworks

When you customize WordPress pages and themes, it can be hard to remember what you’ve done a year or two later. That’s one reason why it’s good to use a WordPress development system or “Frameworks”. You don’t have to edit PHP, code like changing the functions.php to do things. Often you’ll find what you need […]

Hide page titles in Wordpess using Genesis and a Child theme

How to hide your page titles by adding a function to your child theme’s functions.php file: add_action(‘get_header’, ‘child_remove_page_titles’); function child_remove_page_titles() { if (is_front_page()) { remove_action(‘genesis_post_title’, ‘genesis_do_post_title’); } }

How to work with Genesis theme framework

NOTE: If you have made any changes directly to files in the /genesis/ folder, upgrading will overwrite these changes. Therefore, we recommend that you NEVER make changes this way. Alternatively, use the CSS in the child theme folder to make stylistic modifications, and use the proper PHP files in the child theme folder, along with […]