Genesis Framework Essentials 2015
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Genesis Framework Essentials 2015

Instruction on using the Genesis Theme Framework for building responsive WordPress websites.
4.3 (19 ratings)
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Last updated 8/2015
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What Will I Learn?
Describe What The Genesis Framework Is
Understand The Genesis Parent/Child Theme Relationship
Understand The Purpose of Loops In Genesis
Understand The Purpose of Action Hooks In Genesis
Understand The Purpose of Filters In Genesis
Use and Understand The Purpose of the Functions.php File In Genesis
Use and Understand The Purpose of the Style.css File In Genesis
Fully Edit and Modify Genesis Child Themes
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Requirements
  • A working knowledge of using WordPress
Description

NEW! NEW! NEW!

Course Objective: Learn essential aspects of using The Genesis Framework to build responsive websites.

This course was developed to teach interested ones how to use The Genesis Theme Framework to create professional responsive websites.

  • No Coding
  • Prior WordPress Experience Required

*** ALL LECTURES ARE IN HIGH DEFINITION (HD) ***

In my more than 35 years of formal teaching experience, I have found that the best approach to teaching was for the teacher to place himself at the desk of and in the role of the student. And, to teach in a manner imaging that he himself is the student.

Some instructors teach over the head of the student. Not all students are the same. Yet, it is the responsibility of the teacher to find a way to reach students who "just don't get it." Indeed, the teacher should sweat over finding a solution to reach that student. If necessary, lose sleep over it. Then when the light bulb in that students head "turns on" then there is the reward!

In this course, I will teach with the Look-Over-My-Shoulder lecture method and DEMONSTRATE to you using essential aspects of the most wonderful Genesis Framework.

Here Is a List of Some the Things You Will Learn

  • Understanding the Genesis Parent/Child Theme Relationship
  • What Files You Can Modify Within The Genesis Framework
  • How To Use Genesis Loops
  • How To Use Genesis Action Hooks
  • How To Use Genesis Filters
  • How To Use Genesis Functions
  • How To Edit Genesis Child Themes
  • How To Modify The Style.css

Let Me Help You

So if you have a strong desire or compelling need to learn The Genesis Framework for personal or business use, then this course is for you.

I would like to remind you that my course comes with a 30 days « no questions asked » money back guarantee. You have a full month to give it a spin, and try it out and if, for whatever reasons, you are unsatisfied, just ask for your refund. You take absolutely no risk!

After taking my course, any mystique you may have had about The Genesis Framework will be removed. You will feel confident in your ability to make The Genesis Framework do what you want it to do.

Click the "Take This Course" button now.

Kind regards,

R. Jerome Harris

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for anyone with WordPress experience who would like to learn how to incorporate and use the Genesis Framework.
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Expand All 18 Lectures Collapse All 18 Lectures 01:44:31
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Welcome To: Genesis Framework Essentials 2015
6 Lectures 38:34

Introductory information from the instructor about the Genesis Framework.

You will need:

  1. The Genesis Framework (Parent Theme)
  2. The Free Genesis Child Sample Theme
  3. A WordPress Development Server (Optional, but highly recommended). You could proceed using your online WordPress account. However, having a WordPress on your computer makes it much easier.

(NOTE: If you haven't already, check the resources section to get The Genesis Framework and to download the FREE Genesis Child Sample Theme.

If you want to install a WordPress Development Server on your computer to learn The Genesis Framework, check the resource section on instructions on how to install one. It's easy! )

Preview 04:02

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to describe what the Genesis Framework is and how it integrates with WordPress. (NOTE: If you haven't already, check the resources section to download the FREE Genesis Child Theme. If you want to install a WordPress Development Server on your computer to learn The Genesis Framework, check the resource section on instructions on how to install one. It's easy! I have provided everything for you.)

Preview 08:42

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to explain the difference and the relationship between the Genesis Framework and Genesis Child Themes.

Understanding The Genesis Child Theme
10:02

At the end of this lecture, the student will understand the purpose of loops within The Genesis Framework.

Understanding Loops In Genesis
03:34

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to explain the purpose of "Action Hooks" in Genesis and how to use them.

Understanding Genesis Action Hooks: The Theory
04:40

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to apply use of "Action Hooks" in a Genesis Child Theme.

Understanding Genesis Action Hooks: In Application
07:34

What You Have Learned
5 questions
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Challenge 1: Remove The Post Meta Function From the Footer of the Child Theme
5 Lectures 25:50

At the end of this exercise, the student will be able to edit a Genesis Child Theme and remove the "Meta Function" from the footer area of the theme.

Challenge 1: Edit Child Theme by Removing the Post Meta Function From the Footer
00:18

At the end of this lecture, the student will learn the solution to "Challenge 1"

Preview 02:45

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to describe the use of filters and Genesis and add them to the Child Theme.

Understanding Genesis Filters
05:59

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to describe the various ways to add style customizations to the Genesis Child Theme using the style.css file.

How To Add Style Customizations To Genesis Child Themes
11:32

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to describe and use functions in Genesis.

Understanding Genesis Functions
05:16

What You Have Learned
5 questions
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Challenge 2: Register a New Widget Area On a Genesis Theme
5 Lectures 18:28

At the end of this exercise, the student will be able to modify modify code within the functions.php file to register widgets so that they appear within Genesis Widget Management Area of the Dashboard.

Challenge 2: Register a New Widget Area On a Genesis Theme
00:13

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to compare his/her results in Challenge 2 objectives.

Solution To Challenge 2
06:31

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to determine if a Genesis Child Theme as a customized home page. The student will also be able to create his own home page template file.

How To Set Genesis Home Page Options?
04:03

At the end of this lecture, the student will be able to customize the Genesis Child Theme to add copyright information in the footer, add a custom logo, and favicon.

How To Edit The Genesis Copyright Footer, Add a Custom Logo and Favicon
06:47

Concluding remarks to the student.

Final Words About Genesis Theme Framework
00:54

What You Have Learned
5 questions
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Bonus Training
2 Lectures 21:39

The student will learn how to install a WordPress Development Server on their computer desktop using InstantWP (it's free)

How To Install a WordPress Development Server On Your Desktop
08:19

The student will be able to import their WordPress website created in their desktop development server up to a live web host server.

How To Import Your Website In InstantWP To Your Web Host Server
13:20
About the Instructor
R. Jerome Harris
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I am an Instructional Systems Developer (ISD) with over 35 years of course development and teaching experience. He's been creating and building WordPress websites for over 14 years for myself and my many clients. I also have many years of experience with HTML coding, CSS, Graphics Design, Affiliate Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization. I have IT certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and Novel.

Five years ago, I thought I knew everything about WordPress. After all, I had been one of its biggest fans since its beginning in 2001. Then, I discovered what WordPress really is. It is not just a cool easy-to-use and powerful Content Management System (CMS) that everyone was beginning to recognize and use to put up blogs.

WordPress is an art as well as a CMS. The meaning of this important idea cannot be given in a few words or sentences. But the meaning will become very clear when you take my course.

Albert Einstein once said, “Make things as simple as possible but no simpler." It is a very good point and it is the way I teach.

Many courses in WordPress go out of their way to make things as difficult as possible. Others oversimplify the material and leave only sawdust. Very few courses can sail the narrow channel between being too hard and too easy. I produced this course in a manner in which I placed myself in the role of the student and with the mindset of: “How would I want to be taught?"

I hope you will find my WordPress course is one of those rare courses with just the right touch. I think it may be because I did more than create it; I bled over it. My soul is in this course.

R. Jerome Harris