Looking for some in-depth education on working with Genesis and using Genesis to customize themes?
This month, Genesis community member Carrie Dils, released two new video courses on LinkedIN Learning:
Read on to find out if these courses are for you …
If you already have a membership to LinkedIN Learning, you have immediate access to both courses. If you’re not a member, they are available for a la carte purchase. Many local libraries include complimentary access to LinkedIN Learning, so be sure to check with your library!
Learning Genesis for WordPress
This one hour course is designed for those who are completely new to the Genesis Framework and those who may have worked with the framework but want a deeper understanding of how it works and the capabilities it offers.
Carrie goes over the different types of homepages—and how to choose the one that best suits your needs (hint: it’s probably a block-based home page!). She also offers some tips for Genesis capabilities around search engine optimization (SEO), accelerated mobile pages (AMP), and various plugins you can use to extend the framework’s functionality.
WordPress: Customizing Themes with Genesis
Once you’re familiar with the basics of Genesis, a common “next step” is to start customizing child themes either for your own site or for client projects.
But this usually comes with questions, such as:
- Where’s the best place to make my code changes?
- How do I use the hooks Genesis provides?
- When I can’t find a tutorial for “how to do XYZ with Genesis,” what tools can I use to figure it out?
This course is designed to answer those questions and more. Carrie discusses key aspects of working with Genesis, including template files, action hooks and filters, and the Loop. After taking this course, you’ll have a solid grasp on the structure and components that make up Genesis, enabling you to bend child themes to your will.
“When I started working with Genesis, one of the first things I wanted to do was make customizations to the child theme I’d selected for my site. This is the course I wish I’d had to get me oriented to the framework, understand how Genesis works in the larger context of WordPress, and feel confident making code edits to my theme.”– Carrie Dils