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Custom Page Templates

Part 7 – Force a Layout on a Custom Template in Genesis

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There are a couple of other things that I want to do with this custom template with custom sidebar that we just created in Genesis. This works just fine. In fact, instead of this body class let's add the 'projects' body class to that filter. The next thing I want to do is to force

Part 6 – Create a Custom Template with a Custom Sidebar in Genesis

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The next thing we’re going to do in this Custom Templates for the Genesis theme lesson is create a custom template that has an entirely different sidebar. It's got the typical Genesis header and typical setup except that this sidebar goes way and a different sidebar is there. I know that there are plugins that

Part 5 – Create a Custom Template with a Widgetized Header in Genesis

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The next thing we're going to do in this Customize Genesis using Custom Templates tutorial is instead of hardcoding this header with an image, we're going to widgetize it. Then people can put whatever image or whatever else they may want. The way we're going to do that is to remove this add_action for the

Part 4 – Add a Custom Body Class to a Template

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There's one other thing that I want to do and that is I want to be able to target this custom Genesis template specifically and perhaps templates like it specifically with a body class to create CSS that's unique to this template. Let’s go back to the site and look at the body class that's

Part 3 – Replace Hard Coded URLs with WordPress Constants

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We just created a custom template with a custom header for the Genesis Theme but the code we used is, well, crappy. And that’s because it is absolutely hard coded which means it's not portable so we’re going to make some changes to it now. What we want to do is use some WordPress constants

Part 2 – Create a Custom Template with a Custom Header in Genesis

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Now that we’ve gone over the fundamentals of setting up a Genesis Theme custom template, we're going to take this custom template and create our own custom header for it. Right now, we’ve got the standard header with the logo on one side and the widget area on the other. What we're going to do

Part 1 – Fundamental Elements of Genesis Custom Templates

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Good evening everybody and welcome to lesson 5 of Customize Genesis Like a Pro. Tonight we will be talking about using custom templates in a Genesis child theme. One thing worth noting is that the template system in WordPress is kind of complex. Different kinds of templates do different things and what we're going to

Lesson 5 – Creating Custom Page Templates in Genesis

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This is the fifth lesson in our Customize Genesis Like a Pro video tutorial course but it's also the third lesson on how to customize the Genesis Theme using PHP. Here you'll learn how to create your own custom page templates in Genesis. We begin by laying out the fundamental elements of custom templates to give you a solid