Here is the latest installment of monthly “Genesis Community TLDR” blog series featuring happenings from around the Genesis community.
If you’d like to submit something you or someone you know is up to within the Genesis universe you can post about it in Genesis WP on Facebook or in the #self-promotion group in Genesis WP in Slack. We’re looking forward to reading your suggestions and socializing what the Genesis community is up to in this monthly blog series!
Here’s what the Genesis community was up to in September 2019:
Brian Gardner [Not] A Final Goodbye. Founder of StudioPress Brian Gardner shares his thoughts about the past and the future on his last official day at StudioPress. Brian explains what his time at StudioPress meant to him and what he has planned for the future as he continues to contribute and participate in the community he founded.
Genesis 3.2 is in beta. Get ready for exciting new features in Genesis 3.2 including native Open Graph support (yields to Yoast), lazy loading images in Chrome, updates to the markup API, and more. Check out the 3.2 beta blog post for more details and of course, try the beta for yourself!
AMP Stories in WordPress. Jackie of Jackie D’Elia Design has published a very well-written article on creating AMP stories with WP + Genesis. The article is a great rundown on what AMP stories are, how they could help you grow, and how to get started on setting up your own. Jackie also published a post covering the improvements in page speed when using AMP.
Genesis in Singapore. It’s always good to see Genesis helping to gain traction for WordPress in Asia. In that vein, Shaan Nicol of ChillyBin recently used Genesis to build a well designed multi-site for an influencer agency based in Singapore. Well done!
Genesis + Gutenberg guide. For those that know Bill Erickson, few would contest the fact that he’s one of the best Genesis developers out there. Bill recently posted a detailed guide on how he builds Genesis themes titled “Building a WordPress theme with Gutenberg”. The article is well organized and fairly easy to digest. If you’re looking to up your Genesis + Gutenberg game, this is a must read.
Genesis EDU. There a ton of Genesis developers doing great work for educational institutions. In September, Jo Waltham of Callia Web launched sites for the University of Liverpool & St. Katharine’s Primary in the UK. Together they are excellent examples of the range of educational sites that developers use Genesis to create.
You’re on staging! Genesis developer Alan Fuller of Fullworks released his Auto Set Admin Color on Staging and Dev plugin which changes the admin color on staging & development environments. This is a nice little nudge for users developers so they know where they’re at when making changes in /wp-admin.
Special thanks for key community contributors. Genesis is known as a community that helps each other get better together and that is best seen in the interactions within Genesis Slack, Genesis WP Facebook, and within the StudioPress forums. Forum moderator Anita of Cre8tivediva and Genesis WP Facebook admin Susan Ramsey of OneHappyStudio have continued being critical contributors in helping others get the best out of their Genesis experience. Thanks Anita & Susan!
Easier Give campaign management. The GiveWP plugin for WordPress is the go-to solution for adding fundraising capabilities to WordPress. Genesis Shaper David Decker and owner of Decker Web socialized new features for his plugin which add tons of capabilities for his Toolbar Extras for Give Donations plugin which helps make managing Give campaigns even faster!
Wellness Mama & Genesis. Community pillar Mike Hemberger of MaiThemes recently announced popular health-focused site Wellness Mama was re-designed with their incredible Mai Theme. This is a beautiful and lightning fast site. Mai Theme is definitely one of the more powerful commercial themes built with Genesis. Wellness Mama is surely testament to that.
Monochrome Pro & Infinity Pro in action. Well known Genesis developer Tim Colling of A Servant’s Heart Web Design and Marketing recently built sites for the RCFE Association and Pegasus Home Health Care using Monochrome & Infinity respectively.
Genesis Shapers. The September Shapers meeting included lively discussions around the community, open graph data, one click theme setups and more. Read the full rundown on the monthly Shapers recap post.
Código Genesis turns one! Nahuai Badiola celebrated one year after founding Spanish Genesis course site Código Genesis. Nahuai is such a great guy and an amazing organizer for the Genesis & WordPress community in Spain. If Spanish is your native language or you work with Spanish-speaking clients, we definitely recommend you check out Código Genesis!
We hope you enjoyed reading what other members of the Genesis community have been up to. As a reminder, if you’d like to submit something you or someone you know is up to within the Genesis universe you can post about it in Genesis WP on Facebook or in the #self-promotion group in Genesis WP in Slack.