Genesis Plugins: Building a WordPress Admin Page
Genesis Plugins: Your First WordPress Plugin
Genesis 2.0 Explained

Genesis 2.0 Explained

As a kid I loved going to the pool. Actually I loved water in general. I was raised all over the world including Japan, Guam, and California. This meant I spent a lot of my time at the beach or in pools. Not long after moving to Oklahoma we got to go the to local pool. It was burning hot and I missed the California beaches, but the pool was great. … [Read more...]

How I Make Custom Fields Easier in Genesis

How I Make Custom Fields Easier in Genesis

I work with custom fields a good amount. Clients want all kinds of easy to fill in data so I work with the Custom Meta Box class from Bill, Jared, and others. I've talked about that a fair bit. I think it is great and getting better. Not sure how something becomes better than great but it does with each new version. Working with custom fields in … [Read more...]

How I Added Custom Fields to the Genesis Responsive Slider
Madlib style contact form and example text

Madlib style contact form and example text

A while back one of my clients wanted a form that would stand out from the every day form fare. I did lots of searching and saw a ton of forms. They needed something that would pop in the sidebar and I found some really good inspiration, especially from this article on Useful Ideas and Guidelines for Web Forms at Smashing Magazine. In my searching … [Read more...]

A Better Home Page

A Better Home Page

One of the great things about WordPress is the template hierarchy. Basically WordPress looks for certain templates by name under specific page loads. Confused? OK, I'll give an example. When the first page on your site is loaded (the front page) WordPress goes through some checks to see what page is being requested then which page should be … [Read more...]

Conditional Loop Actions

Conditional Loop Actions

Some time ago I wrote an article on making content conditional. In this I explained the basic of adding code via actions, either manually or through the Genesis Simple Hooks plugin, that will only appear in specific parts of the site. If you are looking for the basics on getting something to only show on your home page, category archives, single … [Read more...]

Creating Page Templates in Genesis

Creating Page Templates in Genesis

A question I field on a regular basis is "how do I make a page template in Genesis?" It's actually very easy to do, and I have a template I want to share for my Production theme. Two users in a day asked how to combine videos and posts into a single blog view. Merging post types is pretty simple, you just need a custom loop. However, for people … [Read more...]

How to Create Dynamic Body Classes

How to Create Dynamic Body Classes

One of the most often asked and most easily accomplished tasks is styling elements differently on different pages. Before proceeding I would encourage you to review the general CSS tutorials found at W3 Schools. A basic understanding of how CSS works is required. The great thing about Body Class is that you don't need to use any php to make … [Read more...]