Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video Digging deeper into the WordPress Loop, part of WordPress Themes: Customizing Themes with Genesis.
- [Narrator] At this point, we know what the default…WordPress Loop does.…We also know that the post to outputs is relative…to the template file that it's being called from.…But what about when you want to use the loop…to output something other than the results…of the default query.…I want to highlight some different ways that…you can customize the loop and when or…why that customization might make sense.…There are two basic ways to think…about interacting with the query.…One is that you've already got your default query…that WordPress is using and you want to jump in there…and make some changes to it or two,…you want to whole new query all together…that's grabbing some different content…so that first scenario when you might want…to take the existing query and just customize it a bit.…
That could look like ordering your post alphabetically…instead of by date.…It might look like you only want to show posts…by one author or from one category…on a main blog page.…Or maybe you want to change the default…number of post returned.…
- Setting the stage for your customization
- Selecting a child theme to customize
- The core of the Genesis framework
- Child theme template structure
- Action hooks and filters in WordPress and Genesis
- Editing theme files
- Editing the style sheet
- Working with functions
- Adding a custom header image
- Registering a widget area
Skill Level Beginner
1. Setting the Stage for Your Customization
2. Explaining Genesis and WordPress
3. Editing Theme Files
4. Working with the Loop
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