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...]

WordPress 3.4 and Genesis

WordPress 3.4 and Genesis

Hey folks. WordPress 3.4 "Green" just dropped. I know a lot of folks worry about updating so I thought I would write up a post about this. Point of clarification: this post is mostly about how WordPress 3.4 works with Genesis 1.8.1, for other themes and plugins see if their authors and fans have said anything. I maintain this site as well as a … [Read more...]

Genesis Explained eBook Coming Soon

Genesis Explained eBook Coming Soon

Hey folks, I just want to let everyone know about what is going on with the Genesis Explained eBook. I have been editing my Genesis Explained series, finding typos and grammar mistakes, as well as updating the illustrations and examples. I'm about half way through the first revision on the existing articles and I'm mapping out two parts that … [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...]

Aweber Box on Streamline

Aweber Box on Streamline

Yesterday I released the beta on a new plugin, Genesis Simple Aweber Form, and included some recommended CSS for the Generate Box used in the Generate Genesis Child theme. I mentioned that I would be working up some recommended CSS for other themes. I tested this in the Decor Genesis Child Theme and it works well out of the box, so I don't have … [Read more...]

Genesis Simple Aweber Form AKA Aweber Box
Second Chance to Win Production

Second Chance to Win Production

As I said before, I am good at code, not good at selling. I worked at Sears in sales for years. I never tried up selling folks. I worked with another guy who was always doing up sells. He avoided people looking at cheap stuff and had the best sales all the time. He was a bit of a jerk though and I figured I'd much rather have happy customers that … [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 Load a New Section on Specific Pages

How to Load a New Section on Specific Pages

Often it is desirable to put a new section into a site, but only in certain places or under certain circumstances. This is a relatively simple process and may be done via a theme function, following the tutorial on How to Add a Section to Your Site Using Hooks or from Genesis Simple Hooks. For both of these examples I will just display "hello … [Read more...]

Production Video Theme Giveaway

Production Video Theme Giveaway

Hello good folks. If you aren't aware, I just released my Production video theme for Genesis on Wednesday. I'm working hard at selling the theme, but honestly I'm a really crappy salesman. I don't write great headlines, I'm not good ask asking for the sale, and I don't advertise like I should. What I do is write good code. Production and the … [Read more...]