Customizing Themes with Genesis for WordPress

with Carrie Dils
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Customizing Themes with Genesis for WordPress
Video duration: 0s 1h 11m Beginner


Genesis allows you to create elegant, secure, and keyword-rich child themes for your WordPress sites. In this course, Carrie Dils takes apart the framework so you can understand the structure and start customizing your own child themes with Genesis. Learn how to set up a development environment and use action hooks to change not only how your theme looks, but also how it behaves. Carrie also shows how to make some of her clients' most-requested theme customizations.

Topics include:
  • Setting up your development environment
  • Understanding the child theme template structure
  • Working with the Genesis loop
  • Working with actions
  • Editing theme styles
  • Making commonly requested customizations
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- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Carrie Dils, and this is Customizing Themes with Genesis for WordPress. In this course, I'll show you how to take apart the Genesis framework in order to understand the structure and components, and how to use that knowledge to customize your child theme. I'll start by showing you the tools you'll need to set up a solid web-development environment. From there, we'll take a deeper look into the Genesis framework structure. Next, we'll learn how to use the unique action hooks and filters in Genesis to change how your child theme works. We'll also cover the best way to make these edits to your child theme.

Finally, I'll show you how to make the most commonly-requested changes to a Genesis child theme. We'll be covering all of these features plus plenty of other tools and techniques. Are you ready to get a better grasp on how to customize a Genesis child theme? Let's get started!

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