A BittersweetLove AffairA Story About Heather & Genesis                                               Heather Acton       ...
Where it all began...                                     Heather Acton                        WordCamp Milwaukee 2012    ...
Background checkGenesis is a theme framework by StudioPress. You can purchase and install child themes for Genesis.
Fast forward to today                                     Heather Acton                        WordCamp Milwaukee 2012    ...
The sweet part      NO design or coding skillz          required to put up     a really sweet looking site            with...
My favorite things aboutGenesisEndless Updates, Support,             Widgetized Home Pageand Themes Access                ...
The bitter part  When your theme is holding you back,     its probably time to move on.                                   ...
My pet peeves aboutGenesisChange WordPress core functions● Codex irrelevant in many casesTheme structure is non-intuitiveS...
Moral of the story               Dont use more                    theme               than you need.  When your design and...
Framework Overview - Genesis
Framework Overview - Genesis
Framework Overview - Genesis
Framework Overview - Genesis
Framework Overview - Genesis
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  1. 1. A BittersweetLove AffairA Story About Heather & Genesis Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  2. 2. Where it all began... Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  3. 3. Background checkGenesis is a theme framework by StudioPress. You can purchase and install child themes for Genesis.
  4. 4. Fast forward to today Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  5. 5. The sweet part NO design or coding skillz required to put up a really sweet looking site with just a few bells & whistles. (Or, a low budget option for clients that need it.) Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  6. 6. My favorite things aboutGenesisEndless Updates, Support, Widgetized Home Pageand Themes Access ● easy landing page creationPlug & Play Child Themes Lots of Widget Areas ● headerTheme Options ● sidebars● Feedburner Feed Redirect ● footer in almost all themes● Google Analytics, or other head or footer code Primary & Secondary NavigationFeatured Images Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  7. 7. The bitter part When your theme is holding you back, its probably time to move on. Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  8. 8. My pet peeves aboutGenesisChange WordPress core functions● Codex irrelevant in many casesTheme structure is non-intuitiveSSSLLLOOOWWW on shared hosting Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  9. 9. Moral of the story Dont use more theme than you need. When your design and/or development skillz grow, grow out of your full framework. Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
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