- 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
- [Narrator] Howdy, I'm Carrie Dils, and I'd like to welcome you to this course on customizing themes with the Genesis Framework 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 that you need to set up a solid web development environment. From there, we'll take a deeper look into the Genesis Framework structure. We'll look at how action hooks and filters work in WordPress and then take a look at the unique action hooks and filters available in Genesis.
We'll dig into understanding the loop and show how you can use all of these things together to change how your child theme works. We'll also cover the best way to make these edits to a child theme. While I will show you how to make some of the most commonly requested changes to Genesis child themes, this course is really more of a deep dive into understanding how the framework operates and how you can use that knowledge to modify any Genesis child theme. We'll be covering all of that, plus plenty of other tools and techniques along the way. Are you ready to get a better grasp on how to customize a Genesis child theme? Saddle up your horse and let's hit the trail.