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  • in reply to: Site Title / Headline – Question #111642

    bamajr
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    I am able to accomplish my request using standard WordPress Functions (see below):

    
    function custom_site_title() {
    	   echo '<h1 class="site-title" itemprop="headline"><a href="' . get_site_url() . '" title="' . get_bloginfo ( 'name' ) . ': ' . get_bloginfo ( 'description' ) . '">' . get_bloginfo ( 'name' ) . '</a></h1>';
    }
    

    …though I’m not sure I’m best utilizing Genesis’ own Functions.


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    in reply to: Site Title / Headline – Question #111627

    bamajr
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    @braddalton – somehow I knew you’d be the first to weigh in. Thanks!

    I have a working proof of concept, but I’m wanting to expand on it a little. Maybe you can help with the “expand on it a little” part ? ! ? Below is the code I’m able to accomplish my request with, though not exactly the way I want to do it.

    
    remove_action( 'genesis_site_title', 'genesis_seo_site_title' );
    remove_action( 'genesis_site_description', 'genesis_seo_site_description' );
    
    function custom_site_title() {
    	   echo '<h1 class="site-title" itemprop="headline"><a href="http://bamajr.com/" title="SITE-TITLE: TAGLINE">SITE-TITLE</a></h1>';
    }
    
    add_action( 'genesis_site_title', 'custom_site_title' );
    

    This works, but does not correctly use the Genesis defined functions for SITE-TITLE nor TAGLINE. I’d like to echo a statement, which calls the SITE-TITLE & TAGLINE by their Genesis defined function(s) – so that any change to the SITE-TITLE and/or TAGLINE, from within the WordPress Admin, automatically changes what is displayed on the website.

    Am I making any sense?


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    in reply to: Testimonials like on StudioPress.com #90840

    bamajr
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    in reply to: Using WordPress Landing Pages with Genesis #90837

    bamajr
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    @Summer – I’ll be the first to admit, I’m probably not as seasoned in Genesis, as you, or many others, for that matter. I was even late to start using WordPress (started with 2.?). However, I have been developing websites and working on various web projects since the mid/late 90′s. In the last few years, I’ve created several custom WordPress themes and probably just as many custom plugins, including one geo-plugin, which was overly complicated and doesn’t currently work with Genesis. So, I understand Genesis does some things differently.

    I can tell you, over the last 16-18 months, since starting to use Genesis, it has made my life much easier – though I’ve yet to convert my geo-plugin (I should really do that). It has made theme development easier. It has made theme customization easier. It has made theme management easier. And, their own plugins work great, and provide real value.

    The developer IS experienced in WordPress Plugin development and pretty good at it. However until recently, he knew little/nothing about Genesis, except hear/say. While he is probably elbows deep in it by now, at the time, he had no proof of his claim, just a hypothesis.

    Did he have a foundation for suspicion? Maybe – hear/say definitely helped him form a hypothesis.

    Did he turn out to be right? I think we can all agree, he did!

    Did he turn up with a solution? For the most part, yes!

    How did he get to the solution? He had to develop for and test on Genesis, which I’m to understand a good samaritan provided to him. However, until he began testing and developing on Genesis, he was simply blaming someone else. Thus, I stand behind the statement you quoted.


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    in reply to: Using WordPress Landing Pages with Genesis #90829

    bamajr
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    @wendypchef the developer of this plugin has issued an updated version, which addressed this issue, beyond the fix, discussed above. If you want a little detail about the update I’m referring to, look at the last few comments here (http://bamajr.us/1bFSaVq) and here (http://bamajr.us/1bFTk3c). There was a “soft” update, which did not change any version numbers. However, I think there was a normal update since then, as well.


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    in reply to: Using WordPress Landing Pages with Genesis #88713

    bamajr
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    I didn’t suggest they were crooks. The only thing even remotely close to that was:

    I’m not letting anyone test and troubleshoot their sketchy plugin, on my website, when they refuse to set up a proper dev environment, of their own.

    …and even that is a leap!


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    in reply to: Using WordPress Landing Pages with Genesis #88710

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    @Dan

    Look, I’ll side with Copyblogger/StudioPress, 99 times out of 100 maybe even 999 out of 1000 when it comes to issues. Sure, developers are people and we all make mistakes, yes, including myself, however I don’t get the blame game, from Copyblogger/StudioPress. They are a results driven organization and the effort they give, to provide a quality product, is second to none, in my book. So when a plugin developer’s default response is to say it is a Genesis problem, because the StudioPress developers, didn’t follow “WordPress Best Practices” when they created it and then citing a questionable article, that is two years old, I call B$! Which is exactly what I did.

    I also call B$, when a plugin developer, with retail/premium add-ons, demands access to my production environment, to find a resolution, instead of buying Genesis himself. This is a sure sign, the developer puts zero weight in the product they have built and sell.

    Finally, there is no way, I’m giving a no-name developer, from God knows where, admin or FTP access to my website. If the plugin developer doesn’t believe in their product enough to test it on the most popular systems, then they deserve all the heat (or as you say, drama) I give them. I’m not letting anyone test and troubleshoot their sketchy plugin, on my website, when they refuse to set up a proper dev environment, of their own.

    I would have had a completely different response to this guy, had he not come out of the gate, blaming Genesis. When, in his own context, he has ZERO idea if it is a Genesis issue, as he doesn’t have a way to even evaluate the Genesis code – remember, he doesn’t own Genesis, and isn’t going to spend $100 to buy it (those were his words).

    - – - – -

    If you want to thank someone, for actually coming up with a temporary solution, you can thank Jennifer Baumann, a Technical Support Advocate, in Copyblogger Media Support. She presented the original option to me and I forwarded it to InboundNow.

    However, even after you put this code in, you don’t have to search hard, to find other display and functionality issues, which were also, immediately blamed on Genesis. Funny that this is the first plugin, in over a hundred I’ve used, which has had these types of problems. Other problems, maybe, but never once, did I hear them blame them on Genesis, before at least, taking the time to look into the problem, themselves.


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    • This reply was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by  bamajr.
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    in reply to: Using WordPress Landing Pages with Genesis #88676

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    …and if you want a little comedic banter, related to this specific plugin issue, and other issues, with the same plugin, check out https://twitter.com/bamajr/status/430897459607261184

    I can’t stand those who point fingers.


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    in reply to: Using WordPress Landing Pages with Genesis #88666

    bamajr
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    The following code SEEMS to fix the title tag problem…

    //* Genesis Theming Framework Fix for WordPress Landing Pages
    add_action( 'template_redirect', 'child_conditional_actions' );
    function child_conditional_actions() {
    	  if( 'landing-page' == get_post_type() ) {
    	  	  remove_filter( 'wp_title', 'genesis_doctitle_wrap', 20 );
    	 }
    }

    Add this as the last line in your child-theme’s function.php file. Whether or not this plugin is worth all the effort, is yet to be seen. So far, all I find is more problems, all of which the developer blames on Genesis.


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    • This reply was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by  bamajr.
    • This reply was modified 8 months, 4 weeks ago by  bamajr.
    in reply to: Using WordPress Landing Pages with Genesis #88461

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    @Dan must have…

    I don’t give much weight to the Brimsoft report and I’m not going to put this code in my Genesis Core, which is all I’m actually using right now. So many plugins, which have to modify the title, play nicely with Genesis, except this one. So, I find myself thinking this is more of a plugin developer issue, than a theme developer issue.


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    in reply to: Using WordPress Landing Pages with Genesis #88458

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    Yes, I know I’m responding to my own request, but the developers at Inbound Now have suggested the following fix:

    http://bamajr.us/1dZsn4I with an action & function titled “fix_bad_genesis_filter”

      add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'fix_bad_genesis_filter'); 
      function fix_bad_genesis_filter() {
        // fix for genesis and catalyst framework
        $priority = ( function_exists( 'genesis' ) ) || ( function_exists( 'catalyst_activate' ) ) ? 6 : 50; 
        add_filter('wp_title','wp_title', $priority, 3 );    
      }

    Currently, I’m only using the Genesis core, on my website and David Wells (From Inbound Now) is suggesting I add this to my theme’s function.php file.

    I’m curious if this is the right way for their plugin to handle this issue and how Yoast may have handled this exact same problem.


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    in reply to: Jetpack & Genesis #87761

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    I tried disabling each Jetpack module, until they were all disabled. Yet I still had this problem. When I deactivated the Jetpack plugin, the problem, went away, instantly. It was like flipping a switch.

    For giggles, I tried installing SO Jetpack Stats Only (http://wordpress.org/plugins/so-jetpack-stats-only/) and the website never missed a beat.

    It’s still a stretch for me to say, Jetpack is incompatible with Genesis, as I have a plethora of other plugins, I wasn’t willing to rid myself of, just to use Jetpack.


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    in reply to: Mobile Responsive Menu Solution #87760

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    @songdogtech the collapsible responsive menu is part of what I was looking for. Just didn’t know what to call it. Not so much on the second one.


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    in reply to: Jetpack & Genesis #87544

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    I’ve disabled everything except Stats, Gravatar, Mobile Push, Enhanced Distribution & JSON and my website is reporting:

    500 – Internal Server Error

    every 5-10 minutes.


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    in reply to: Members Only Forum – Paid Model [Premise] #85216

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    @tafita I am speaking from very recent, very limited experience (last couple days), here, but it does work. I was able to get it to work, though I wasn’t using the Executive Child Theme. Like I said above, I feel that Premise is clunky and complicated. I certainly didn’t finding it very easy, to use or intuitive. However, the Premise support website provided me with enough instruction to help me through it.

    I’ve been warned that this may not be the right space, for this type of conversation, but I will attempt to help you. My disclaimer is just what I said, above: I am speaking from very recent, very limited experience, so take my suggestions with a grain of salt.

    Why not start by describing exactly what you are trying to accomplish? Premise may not be necessary at all.


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