Best Tutorials for building a Genesis Site from Scratch

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  • #52240

    netviper
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    I have been searching, but I can’t really find any high quality ones that go from A to Z.

    What have you found that is the best?

    #52246

    AC
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    I don’t think there are any tutorials, but from what I’ve learned… it’s best to take the Sample Child Theme and work from there. If you start from scratch – fully from scratch… you will be scratching your head until your hair falls out. Better to select the Sample that has the biggest chunk of the job done for you – then add what you want and subtract what you don’t want.

    #52251

    netviper
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    I was going to use the Sample Child theme, but there still isnt much on how to add homepage widgets etc etc.

    I love Genesis, but man the instructions are weak.

    #52253

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    A lot of things are piece meal and scattered all over. But how I learned… I have the PRO Plus Pack. If I want to have widgets on the home that look a particular way – I look at the other themes in the packages to see if one has it. If it does I just go and copy/paste the code out of one theme, along with the corresponding CSS and then hack that. I think because we all envision our websites to look differently, there’s no real science in how to put that together in a tutorial. There

    #52254

    IanP
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    #52308

    netviper
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    Those are all very basic. Customizing Genesis from scratch isn’t basic at all.

    Thanks though.

    #52322

    Marc
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    #52331

    braddalton
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    Here’s all the StudioPress resources http://www.studiopress.com/resources

    On top of this, there’s hundreds of blogs with tutorials on how to customize and build a genesis child theme.


    #52332

    netviper
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    Hi Brad,

    Again, what you sent is super basic stuff. That is not what I am asking.

    As for 100′s of blogs showing how to do what I am asking, kindly send me a link because I sure haven’t found a good one.

    Also, I do have extender. It makes it life much easier, but I would like to be to able to do it without extender — hence the reason for my post. ;)

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    #52353

    braddalton
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    You’d need to be more specific as to what functions you want in your child theme.

    I suggest you post a question for each specific solution you need.

    The easiest way to build child themes is to start with the Sample theme and add to it.


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