Better WordPress Sites in Less Time Using Genesis

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Learn a bit about WordPress frameworks and how to harness the power of the StudioPress Genesis framework to develop Wordpress sites quickly.

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Better WordPress Sites in Less Time Using Genesis

  1. 1. Presented by <br />Chad A. Johnson<br />Dave Bonds<br />Better WordPress sites in less time; harnessing the power of Genesis. <br />
  2. 2. Evolution of the Template<br />Traditionally for layout and look<br />Functionality came from WordPress or plugins<br />
  3. 3. Frameworks: Themes on Steroids <br />“A Theme framework is a Theme designed to be a flexible foundation for quicker WordPress development, usually serving as a robust Parent Theme for Child Themes. Some Theme frameworks can also make theme development more accessible, removing the need for programming or design knowledge with options pages.”<br />Benefits:<br />Fewer plugins<br />Less coding (hooks)<br />Upgradable theme core<br />Light, quickly developed child themes<br />
  4. 4. Why Genesis?<br />
  5. 5. SEO<br />Genesis code analyzed for search engine optimization<br />Audited by the lead developer of WordPress, Mark Jaquith<br />Child themes developed on Genesis should inherit that optimization<br />Built in SEO meta options<br />
  6. 6. Security<br />Genesis framework treated as software, not a template<br />Code analyzed for security<br />Updated to patch holes<br />
  7. 7. Theme Specific Widgets<br />eNews for Feedburner<br />Category navigation menu<br />Page navigation menu<br />User profile<br />Featured Page<br />Featured Post<br />Twitter Widget<br />
  8. 8. Page Layout<br />Change sidebar/width layout<br />Default and per page override<br />Fewer page templates<br />
  9. 9. Archive Page Changes<br />Excerpt vs. Content<br />Thumbnail inclusion<br />
  10. 10. Fewer Plugins<br />Breadcrumb navigation<br />Paginated blog<br />Author box on posts<br />Twitter Updates<br />
  11. 11. Support<br />Unsurpassed forum-based support<br />
  12. 12. 4 Tips For Success With Genesis<br />
  13. 13. Hooks<br />Internal Action<br />Document Head Action<br />Structural Action<br />Loop Action<br />Comment Action<br />
  14. 14. Simple Hooks Plugin<br />Hook access from admin<br />Use HTML, Shortcodes, PHP<br />
  15. 15. Simple Sidebars<br />Create multiple sidebars<br />Use on a per post, page, or tag/category archive basis<br />Control from admin<br />
  16. 16. GenesisBuddy<br />Easy integration of BuddyPress<br />Take advantage of full functionality<br />
  17. 17. Questions?<br />

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