Up and Running With The Genesis Framework

WordPress and Genesis DIY Series: Take WordPressTto Places You Never Thought It Could Go
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  • Lectures 23
  • Length 1 hour
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

NEW! NEW! NEW!

This is another course in the "WordPress and Genesis DIY Series"

Course Objective: Introduce the Genesis Framework and explain how to use the Genesis Framework with WordPress to take WordPress to places you never thought it could go. To learn how to get up and running with The Genesis Framework.

In this course, the student will gain an in-depth knowledge of the Genesis Framework features. If you already have WordPress installed and want to take it to the next level, then this course is for you.

If you do not have WordPress already installed on your web server, I highly recommend that you install it before taking this course. If WordPress is totally new to you, may I recommend you taking my "WordPress and Genesis DIY Series: WordPress and Installing The Genesis Framework" course.

"Genesis" is much more than a mere WordPress theme; it's an underlying framework of immaculate code that offers three important benefits: SEO, security, and a huge selection of design options. Learn how to get up and running with Genesis in this course.

*** 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 how to quickly get up and running with the Genesis Framework.

Let Me Help You

So if you have a strong desire or compelling need to learn The Genesis Framework and quickly get up and running it on your WordPress website, 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

What are the requirements?

  • Have WordPress installed

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Explain what the Genesis Framework is.
  • Explain the difference between a "Parent Theme" and a "Child Theme."
  • Explain which theme files make up a "Child Theme."
  • Install the Genesis Framework.
  • Use automatic updates and custom feeds.
  • Select a default layout for the Genesis Framework.
  • Set up either a logo or text for the Genesis header.
  • Set up navigation options, breadcrumbs, and comments.
  • Configure content archives.
  • Configure the blog page template.
  • Add custom headers and footers.
  • Set up menus in Genesis.
  • Using a custom or dynamic homepage in Genesis.
  • Use a blog-style or static homepage in Genesis.
  • Using widgets in Genesis.
  • Using the Genesis default SEO settings
  • Using the Genesis Import/Export feature
  • Working with Genesis templates

What is the target audience?

  • For anyone wanting to take their WordPress installation to the next level.
  • Anyone wanting a basic knowledge of the Genesis Framework.
  • Web Designers
  • Web Developers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
01:14

Introduction and welcome.

Section 2: Understanding The Genesis Framework
01:16

In this movie, the student will learn what the Genesis Framework is.

02:19

In this movie, the student will learn what Child Themes are and how they are used in relation to Genesis.

01:49

In this movie, the student will learn the required files that make up any Child Theme.

03:26

In this movie, the student will learn how to install The Genesis Framework.

What You Have Learned - 6 Questions
6 questions
Section 3: Configuring Basic Theme Settings
04:10

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the automatic update feature in Genesis and why they should.

03:35

In this movie, the student will learn about and be able to select from the six default page layouts in Genesis.

05:03

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the logo "Header" section in the Genesis customization section.

02:21

In this movie, the student will learn what "Breadcrumbs" are and how to set them up in Genesis.

04:54

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the "Content Archives" section within the Genesis customization section.

04:33

In this movie, the student will learn how to select and use any of the three page templates and where they should use them.

02:19

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the custom "header" and "footer" section within the customization section in Genesis,

What You Have Learned - 4 Questions
4 questions
Section 4: Working With Menus In Genesis
04:42

In this movie, the student will learn how to create menus in Genesis.

What You Have Learned - One Question
1 question
Section 5: Understanding Different Types of Home Page Setups
03:01

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the "dynamic home page" option in Genesis.

01:28

In this movie, the student will learn how to set their "home page" options as either a dynamic blog or static page in Genesis.

What You Have Learned- 3 Questions
3 questions
Section 6: Working with Widgets and Widget Areas
01:29

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the widget area in Genesis.

04:15

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the "Featured Page" widget in Genesis.

03:48

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the "Featured Post" widget in Genesis.

01:40

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the "User Profile" widget in Genesis.

What You Have Learned - 2 Questions
2 questions
Section 7: Taking The Genesis Framework Further
01:34

In this movie, the student will learn how to work with the SEO Options in Genesis.

00:46

In this movie, the student will learn how to use the "Import/Export" feature in Genesis.

03:15

In this movie, the student will learn how to work with Genesis Templates.

What You Have Learned - 2 Questions
2 questions
Section 8: Next Steps
00:58

In this movie, the student is encouraged to continue learning The Genesis Framework by taking my other courses.

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Instructor Biography

R. Jerome Harris, Expert IT Instructor

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

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