Genenis parent or child theme

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  • #57296

    Kristof Bernaert
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    Hi, i’m new to Genesis, and testing around, but ..

    Genesis looks very good behind the curtain, clean code, etc … .

    As designer, I just want some more frame control in that way I can manage header, subheader footers, extra footers, subfooters, widgets etc etc … per page, or category … .
    Just getting full control over the grid.
    This plugin is a great example of it … but only for the content frame: http://codecanyon.net/item/pixgridder-pro-page-grid-composer-for-wordpress/5251972?WT.ac=portfolio_item&WT.seg_1=portfolio_item&WT.z_author=pixedelic

    The rest, I’m styling with CSS.

    Is there a smooth way to get control over those framework elements, and extra elements?
    Is there a specific child theme to use, but which isn’t at all preformatted in one or another style?

    Thx a lot for hints and tips and your help of course, to try keeping me in this community :-)
    Grz, Kristof

    #57298

    braddalton
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    Try the Genesis 2.0 Sample child theme


    #57303

    Kristof Bernaert
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    Thx for hint!

    and if this is the only option? Working with the parent theme and adapt via functions.php?

    #57304

    braddalton
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    All customization should be done in the child themes functions.php and style.css files.

    You can also add a home.php and page templates file to the child theme.

    An easy way to do this is to use existing child theme files and code from other child themes and modify the CSS to fit your theme.

    The Genesis theme files are never modified because they contain hooks and filters you use in the child theme to modify the output of existing Genesis/WordPress functions and hook in new content.

    http://my.studiopress.com/snippets/


    #57311

    Kristof Bernaert
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    Thx Brad! I think I have the picture.

    In a more advanced way .. I can consider maybe a new child theme where the focus is on the grid and nothing on the css, which is to develop by the user.

    Thx a lor for all info! Appreciate it.
    Kristof

    #57321

    Gary Jones
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    The Genesis theme files are never modified because they contain hooks and filters you use in the child theme to modify the output of existing Genesis/WordPress functions and hook in new content.

    More specifically, the Genesis core files are never modified, because automatic updates of Genesis would wipe those customisations out.


    Changes in Genesis 2.1 – the ultimate guide to every single change in Genesis Framework 2.1, 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 (all 90 of them!) | @GaryJ

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