Join Carrie Dils for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of WordPress Themes: Customizing Themes with Genesis.
- [Instructor] Before we jump into the lessons, I want to make sure you're set up for success. You'll get the most out of this course if you already have a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS, and PHP. That doesn't mean that you have to be an expert, but you'll be able to follow along more easily if you're already familiar with those languages. You'll also want to have some experience working with a code editor. And because this is a WordPress course, it's important that you understand how WordPress works. If you're new to WordPress, I suggest taking the WordPress Essential Training course.
Also, this course is for people who've either purchased the Genesis Framework from StudioPress or are maybe thinking about working with Genesis. While you don't have to have a copy of the theme framework to view the course, you will need one if you want to experiment with the framework or go through theme setup on your computer. Finally, if you're completely new to the Genesis framework, I'd recommend taking a look at the Learning Genesis course in the library before going on with this course. With that knowledge under your belt, you'll be set up for maximum success.
- 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