Getting the Most out of the Genesis Theme Framework

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A brief introduction to the Genesis theme framework from StudioPress. Meant to go with Anca Mosiou's presentation on the same subject.

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Getting the Most out of the Genesis Theme Framework

  1. 1. Getting the Most out of the Genesis Theme Framework February 20, 2011 East Bay WordPress Meetup
  2. 2. East Bay WP Website
  3. 3. Sponsored By
  4. 4. Meetup Perk: Playwire
  5. 5. Meetup Perk: WebPop
  6. 6. What is a Theme Framework?A Theme framework is a Theme designed tobe a flexible foundation for quickerWordPress development, usually serving as arobust Parent Theme for Child Themes.Some Theme frameworks can also maketheme development more accessible,removing the need for programming ordesign knowledge with options pages. http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Frameworks
  7. 7. What Is a Child Theme?A WordPress child theme is a theme thatinherits the functionality of another theme,called the parent theme, and allows you tomodify, or add to, the functionality of thatparent theme. […] That way, when the parenttheme is updated, your modifications arepreserved. http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
  8. 8. The Genesis Theme Framework
  9. 9. Child Themes by StudioPress
  10. 10. Child Themes by Genesis Users
  11. 11. Why Genesis?• We trust the code of the people who build it• It’s got a good licensing deal: you buy it once and get upgrades and support forever. Plus you can use it on as many sites as you want.• There’s an SEO Data Transporter to migrate to/from other themes with SEO plugins• Genesis is released under the GPL License• Genesis makes it easier for your clients to customize their sites.
  12. 12. Oh, Yeah—And Matt Likes It
  13. 13. How Much Does Genesis Cost? Individual Child Themes $24.95

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