We’re proud to announce the launch of the “Genesis Community TLDR” blog series featuring updates from around the Genesis community. Each month we’ll provide a round-up style blog post featuring brief updates on products, events, and launches from people within the Genesis community.
If you’d like to submit something you or someone you know is working on for a future Genesis Community TLDR post, 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 August 2019:
Shapers. The August Genesis Shapers meeting included some really interesting discussions covering ways to improve communication across the community, how to support all types of contributors to Genesis, the pace of new releases for Genesis, and the role of React in a Genesis context. You can read this recap post covering the Shapers’ Slack meeting authored by David Vogelpohl.
Translations. Remkus de Vries of Yoast and Burokreas.nl has been working hard for years maintaining Genesis translations and the Genesis Translations Plugin. Recently Remkus and the Genesis product and community teams have been discussing opportunities to better support these efforts and possibly roll translations into Genesis #core itself. In the meantime, if you’re interested in running Genesis in another language, check out the Genesis Translations plugin!
Gutenberg tools. Genesis Slack regular Jeffrey Carandang released a plugin called “EditorsKit” which provides tools for building with Gutenberg.
Genesis for EDU. Cameron Barrett of SchoolPresser and The South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey has recently been standardizing on Genesis + Beaver Builder / Themer in his effort to build experiences for educators that are easy to use and maintain. He reports “The Genesis framework is responsive/mobile-first out-of-the-box and bringing the sites into ADA (Section 508) compliance only requires some light corrections after launch.” It’s great to see Cameron coupling ease of use with ease-of-compliance!
SEO. Genesis developer Brendan Hufford posted a really interesting article on the role of User Intent in SEO. User intent is obviously top of mind for Google when it comes to search results, so it’s a topic worth exploring as you think about your search strategy.
PSD to Genesis. Lee Anthony the owner of SEOThemes and a Genesis Shaper recently released service called PSD to Genesis for designers who want to outsource their Genesis development. Lee has a history of building great themes, so this seems like a great resource for folks heavy on design and light on code.
Premise to LearnDash. Nick Croft a popular Genesis community member and author of the book “Genesis Explained” has been working on a project to convert a site which from using the old “Premise” membership product to LearnDash + Genesis. Nick reported “I just successfully ran a script that converted over 2500 Premise Members with their Access Levels to Subscribers with corresponding Learndash Courses”. Woah! So many people are doing cool things with Genesis and LearnDash, and it’s good to see Nick making progress on helping folks in need of migrating to a new membership platform.
Genesis & WordPress in Español. Nahuai Badiola of Codigo Genesis released more podcasts as part of his FreelanDev podcast series in Spanish. Nahuai is a machine at supporting the Spanish speaking WordPress and Genesis community around the world!
Genesis site launches. The following Genesis community members launched these awesome Genesis-powered sites
- Rafa Arjonilla of rafarjonilla.com recently launched Sandalias Buo a Spanish Language ecommerce footwear using Genesis and Revolution Pro.
- Amber Hinds of Road Warrior Creative launched CreateAndGo using a custom child theme for Genesis.
- Josh Brown of ChurchPress recently launched eye-catching Genesis sites for Fathercraft and YMCA of Greater Montgomery
- Jo Waltham of Callia Web in the UK haunched Forever Hounds Trust an awesome looking site built with a custom Genesis theme.
- Matt Whiteley ~quietly relaunched a redesign of his site Whiteley Designs using 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.