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How to Configure the Featured Products in the Runway Child Theme for Genesis 2

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In this session we show how to configure the featured products in the Runway child theme for Genesis 2 and look at how the theme was set up. In Theme Settings we change the Select Post Navigation Technique to numeric and get rid of the category IDs to be exclude. We talk about how the

Lesson 12 – Part 7 – Control Which Widgets Display on Which Pages

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The last thing we're going to talk about is how to control which widgets display on which pages on our Genesis theme site. As you can see we’ve got a whole bunch of different widgets here and we don't really want them all on every page. We want some widgets on some pages and other

Lesson 12 – Part 6 – Using Blog Related Widgets

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The next thing we're going to talk about is using blog related widgets in the Genesis theme. The last time we talked about widgets, we only talked about the widgets that were applicable without using a blog. Now, we're going to talk about blog related widgets and we're going to see those from our Appearance

Lesson 12 – Part 5 – Set the Display Style for Posts and Archive Pages

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The next thing we're going to do is set the display style for our posts in archive pages for the Genesis Theme. Right now we have our default and it's essentially full posts, that's what we've got going on here. If we look at our category "Site Design", those are also showing up as full

Lesson 12 – Part 4 – Add Blog Functionality to the Genesis Site

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That brings us actually to the next part of this and that is, adding blog functionality to our Genesis theme site. As you probably recall from an earlier lesson, we have this site architecture that we created where we have our home page and we have these top level pages. The Case Studies has these

Lesson 12 – Part 1 – WordPress and Genesis as a Content Management System (CMS)

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Good evening everybody and welcome to this Thursday evening edition of How to Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress. This is Lesson 12 and tonight, we will be talking about how to add blog functionality to a Genesis theme site. We're going to start off this conversation with terminology that may

Lesson 11 – Part 7 – Style the Contact Form Using BYOB Genesis Contact Form 7 Styles plugin

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One of the reasons why I wrote a plugin to style Contact Form 7 for the Genesis theme is that there are various stylistic changes that you may want to make when you're using a contact form. Up until my plugin, the only way for you to change those things was to use a custom.css

Lesson 11 – Part 6 – Add a Contact Form to Genesis Using Contact Form 7

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The next thing we're going to do is create a contact form and put it on our page. We go back over to plugins and say, Add New, we will search for Contact Form 7 and install it. There are lots of other plugins that you could use but Contact Form 7 is very powerful,

Lesson 11 – Part 1 – Understanding the parts of a Genesis/Agency Home Page

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Good evening everybody. Welcome to Lesson 11 of How to Build a Professional Website Using the Genesis theme and WordPress. Tonight, we will be setting up the Agency Home Page using plugins and widgets. Before we actually start setting it up, I want to talk about the elements of the Agency Home Page. You may

How to Add Amazon aStore to Genesis

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In this session we show how to add Amazon aStore to Genesis but we do assume that you have an existing  pre-configured aStore. Watch this video, How to Configure and Add an Amazon Store to WordPress if you need to learn how to do that. Here we show to customize color, sidebars, widgets and how

How to Reduce the Space Between the Page Title and the Amazon aStore in Genesis

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In this session we show how to reduce the space between the page title and the Amazon aStore in Genesis. We identify what causes the space using the tool FireBug and discuss how to customize the settings for the header defined inside the aStore to get rid of the space. Member: This is… you just

How to Change the Background Image and Color in Genesis

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In this session we show how to set the background image and color in Genesis. We customize display options by setting a background image, tile it horizontally and set a background color. The background color covers the entire background while the background image is just where we tell it to be. Genesis has its own

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 5 – Comparing Support and License

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In terms of support, both of them have really outstanding support. The place where Thesis is better than Genesis is that Thesis has this online user manual that is really spectacular. They've done an outstanding job with their Read Effen Manual Guide because it has lots of snippets in it for you to copy and

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 4 – Compare Page Layout Selection & Customizing with and without Coding

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The next area to compare is something that's very interesting and that is page layout selection. In Thesis, each page or post can only have one of two layouts, either as the default layout that you set up or it has the no sidebars layout and Archive pages can only have the default layout. You

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 3 – Comparing Plugins, SEO and Site Speed

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Plugins For Genesis Our third area of comparison is plugins. Starting with Genesis again, it has a very large number of plugins in the WordPress repository that are designed specifically to augment Genesis. If you go to the WordPress repository, go to plugins and search for Genesis, you see a large number of plugins here

Comparison of Genesis and Thesis – Part 2 – Comparing Intended Use & Child Themes

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We're going to take a look at our 10 areas of comparison and see how both Thesis and Genesis stack up with each other. First Level of Customization in Thesis In this case we'll start it off with Thesis and we're going to talk about their intended use first. Thesis is really intended to be

Lesson 8 – Part 2 – Set Up the Site Layout Using Theme Settings

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What we're going to do next is set up the appearance of the site first using the theme settings. If we go into the dashboard here, there are settings for this theme in two locations. There are the Genesis Theme settings and there are the WordPress Appearance Settings. We'll talk about how the WordPress Appearance

How to Add Google Analytics Tracking Code to Genesis

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In this session, we take a look at a member’s Google Analytics and WebMaster Tools to see why it’s not working and then we show how to set up Google Analytics properly for a site and add the tracking code to Genesis. Member: Well, I knew something was wrong because I get leads everyday, the