Framework Overview - Genesis

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  • 1. A BittersweetLove AffairA Story About Heather & Genesis Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  • 2. Where it all began... Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  • 3. Background checkGenesis is a theme framework by StudioPress. You can purchase and install child themes for Genesis.
  • 4. Fast forward to today Heather Acton WordCamp Milwaukee 2012 @heatheracton78 http://heatheracton.com
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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