So much happens in the world of Genesis and WordPress that it can be difficult to keep abreast of all the news. It’s especially important for people developing with and on Genesis to know what is coming down the track.
In these quarterly posts, I will attempt to share everything planned that is vitally important for Genesis developers to know. Of course, things will change in development, so don’t take anything included as 100% guaranteed to appear, or be 100% as described!
These changes are what we have planned for the upcoming Genesis beta. During the beta period you’ll also have the opportunity to test and give feedback. I hope you enjoy reading about what’s planned with the next version of Genesis.
Planned changes to existing code/features
AMP Navigation CSS
Adding a ‘genesis_amp_menu_css’ filter for the AMP menu inline styles.
Planned new features
1. Chrome lazy load for images
Google’s Chrome browser now allows you to inform it that you would like images to be lazy-loaded to save bandwidth and (ideally) improve front end performance. We are adding this lazy-loading option to 3.2.
2. Add Open Graph and Twitter Card support
Genesis will now output Open Graph tags and proprietary popular meta tags like twitter cards when Genesis SEO is enabled (the feature will yield to Yoast if active). This provides much richer formatting in those social shares, increasing engagement and visibility.
When enabled, the following open graph tags will be output in the document head:
Look out soon for the release of Genesis 3.2 beta, and please do let us know if you have feedback or questions!