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  • #2279

    netviper
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    Does anyone do Genesis Training Classes?  I find Genesis very hard to use when you want to customize themes.  I dont understand all the hooks etc, or how I can make widgets on my homepage etc.  I would be nice to have an actual class to learn.

    #2282

    SoZo
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    I haven’t heard of anyone offering actual classes. Reading through Nick’s Genesis Explained series is the best place to start.


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    #2287

    netviper
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    I have read it, but it still doesn’t do it for me.

    I am finding using Genesis is taking me longer to do a site than just an old template I used to use.

    The documentation is not very good.  It is very simple.  But to really do anything you have to use all these hooks and actions etc, and I have no idea how to do that.

    Just today I was trying to use the Generate theme and remove the posts and add a widget on the homepage.  After wasting an hour I gave up.

    I bought Genesis because I thought it would help me build better, faster sites, but I am finding unless I want the site to basically be exactly like the child theme layout, it is very hard to use.

    I want to love Genesis, but right now I just find it frustrating and I see no way to actually learn how to use what it can actually do other than a few tutrorials outside of the Genesis main website.  I mean, if it is so confusing that Nick had to make a series to explain it on his own site, why isn’t that kind of tutorial available from studiopress?

     

    It feels like Genesis was really made for programmers, and that I am not. :(

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    #2302

    Ozzy
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    i found it to be difficult at the beginning, but once i started getting the hang of it, it’s amazing. i would suggest you stick to it as using any new framework is difficult, but the power that Genesis gives you is worth the time you’ll spend working with it.

    i haven’t been working with Genesis too long, so i’m sure i’m just skimming the surface.


    #2465

    snakeair
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    Have you seen this site which has video’s?

     

    http://studiopress.tv/

    #2622

    netviper
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    I have seen the studiopress.tv.  Its a great start.  I would like to see something more advanced.

    #2675

    B2Web
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    I have a 15 video course on Genesis and a child you can access on my blog.  It’s the process I use to set up business websites.  I use the Genesis Framework and Enterprise child theme throughout.  Nothing too advanced though … it’s designed to get a site up and running.


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    #2703

    nickthegeek
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    I was working on a video version of my Genesis Explained series at one point. I would be opposed to talking with someone if they were interested in making that series a reality.

    #2708

    netviper
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    Hey Nick,

    i would be happy to work with you on some ideas that could help the community.

    #2720

    najetsel
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    I found Genesis confusing at first too and found Bill Erickson’s tutorial on how to create a child theme from scratch really useful. I finally “got” it after reading this and now I love genesis. Maybe it will help some.

    http://www.billerickson.net/building-a-genesis-child-theme

    #2759

    nickthegeek
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    Saw this on twitter just a bit ago. Might be worth looking into

    http://t.co/NUY3B0Z2

    #2829

    netviper
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    Great find Nick. Thanks.

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