You don’t have to be a genius to follow these guides. But you do need to be competent using WordPress and have a good basic understanding of three widgets that we will be using again and again. The Text Widget The Genesis Featured Post Widget The Genesis eNews Extended Widget You may … [Read more...] about Basic Skills: What skills will you need to follow these guides?
Your Skill Level
Before you follow the tutorials on this site you will need some basic skills.
My Genesis Newbie site is a good place to start if you are new to WordPress and the Genesis Framework. If you already know WordPress and Genesis well you should be able to jump straight into the main tutorials.
There are hundreds of widgets available for WordPress. But for the purposes of this tutorial there are three widgets that are very important. Text widgets Genesis Featured Post or Page widget The Genesis eNews Extended widget This is when you should use each one... Text … [Read more...] about Widget Types
To display content in areas other than the main content area of a page or post, you can put widgets into widget areas. For instance, the sidebar is a widget area. So to put some content in to the sidebar you could drag a text widget into the sidebar widget area. Then configure that particular … [Read more...] about Widget Areas
Setting up widgets in a Flexible Layout and using Genesis Column Classes in a text widget. For the purposes of this tutorial there are three widgets that are very important. Have you taken my Genesis Newbie tutorials? I’ve made comprehensive tutorials showing you how to use these three widgets … [Read more...] about Widget Settings
OK. Now we’re getting to the good stuff. So far we have discovered that we can layout our pages using simple HTML column classes and if our theme supports them, flexible layout areas. We can also add Font Awesome icons to text widgets to give our layouts that refined professional look. But … [Read more...] about Customizing The CSS
Before you can build your home page you need some content. Demo content... You can see an example of some demo content I use when testing themes. The content audit If you have an established website, list all of your important pages and posts. If you're building a new website, make a list … [Read more...] about Homepage Content
Once you've written and then prioritized the content you want to display on your home page. You need to decide how you want to layout the page. Flexible Layouts If your theme has flexible layout code built in to the home page widget areas, just drag (up to nine) widgets in to any one of the home … [Read more...] about Homepage Flexible Layout Options
To build professional looking home page sections for your own website. Good photos, graphics or icons Good color schemes Good font combinations Button CSS style code We’re going to take some popular off the peg themes and make them look more bespoke. If you look at the demo … [Read more...] about Elements you need…