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  • in reply to: Why Genesis? A philosophical question from a newcomer. #119845

    cdils
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    Hi @cosmocanuck,

    First, I don’t think Genesis is a “superior” form of theme development over the “by hand” method you’ve described using yourself. You could build a light-weight, well-coded, fully-functional theme by hand that does just as much as Genesis.

    For me, the beauty of using a framework like Genesis is that it gives you a head start to building a great theme. You can start with a bare-bones stylesheet and functions.php that invokes the framework in under five minutes. If you’re using _s or Bootstrap, or another framework, you could achieve a similar head start – the point is to start with a solid code base and develop on top of that (whether you created that code base or someone else did).

    All that to say, I don’t think Genesis is the right/only way and everything else is wrong – I think it just depends on the needs of the developer. Yes, you can customize the heck out of Genesis without ever leaving functions.php. Yes, you can even further extend Genesis using the WordPress templating system as you pointed out. The choice to create a template versus just dumping all of those customizations in functions.php boils down mostly to the organization of code (developer preference).

    As my comfort level using action hooks/filters has increased, so has my ability to squeeze more out of Genesis. Going back to that initial code base, there are so many great things there that it’d take me a long time to build myself (and I wouldn’t do nearly as a good a job). So, I stay with Genesis partly due to my comfort level with the framework and partly due to the code quality.

    Beyond all that, I love working with Genesis because of the vibrant, helpful, and passionate community around it. You mentioned tutorials – there’s no shortage of them. People love working with Genesis and are vocal in their commitment to sharing their knowledge. In addition to that, Genesis contributors are actively engaged participants in the larger WordPress community and contributing at that level as well. They’re not in a bubble, but rather trying to make sure Genesis does things “the WordPress way.”

    If I sound biased, it’s because I am. At the end of the day, choose to work with a platform that 1) you enjoy and 2) helps you get your work done better/faster. If that’s not Genesis, that’s okay, but I’m hoping this sheds some light on your question about why folks choose it. :)

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: Winning Agent – Featured Listings on HomePage #110005

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    Hi there,

    You’ll need to open up functions.php in a text editor and around line 202, change:

    return '<a class="more-link" href="' . get_permalink() . '"> View Listing </a>';

    to

    return '<a class="more-link" href="' . get_permalink() . '"> View Project </a>';

    If you’re new to editing WordPress files, I’d encourage you to take a peek at this tutorial first.

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: Winning Agent – Background Image Partially Showing #110004

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    Hi there,
    I just took a look at your site in all three browsers mentioned and the background looks okay to me. What’s the specific issue you’re having?

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: Change of Language in post meta not showing #109510

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    Hey Lynne,
    Can you post the URL?

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: Genesis Page Background #106809

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    Hi there,

    You could add a transparent background to this element where the first three number sets correspond to an RGB color value (white, in this example) and the .8 refers to the percent opacity (1 is solid, 0 is transparent):

    .site-inner .wrap {
    background-color: rgba(255,255,255,.8)
    }

    If you only wanted this on the home page and not other pages, just add .home at the beginning, like this:

    .home .site-inner . wrap

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: Post info #106688

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    Hi Krista,

    You’d either need to remove it via the code above (to keep the author line from printing to the page) or hide it (with CSS). Is your hesitation working with code or editing a file directly? If it’s the latter, you could use a plugin like Genesis Simple Hooks to insert your custom code.

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: responsive hamburger for portfolio category #101938

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    Here’s a great tutorial for adding a responsive menu into Genesis > http://wpbacon.com/tutorials/genesis-responsive-menu-2-0/

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: Change of Language in post meta not showing #101508

    cdils
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    If you want to post a private reply with an admin login, I’ll take a look.


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    in reply to: Multilanguage advice – Genesis/bbPress etc. #101505

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    One more piece of advice that came in off of Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/pixelyzed/status/457961769630449664

    Try the Replicator plugin -> http://wpebooks.com/replicator/


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    in reply to: Multilanguage advice – Genesis/bbPress etc. #101499

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    Hi Darren,

    First, let me lower your expectations by telling you I’m no expert in Multisite or multi-lingual sites, BUT I’ve asked some experts to take a peek at your question and chime in.

    For starters, the consensus from pros is to use Multisite, with unique sites for each language.

    Generally speaking, it’s probably easiest to set up one site in it’s entirety and then duplicate it and translate it – that way you avoid repeating some of those basic setup options.

    bbPress is great for forums.

    A combination of a custom post type and gravity forms could be an ideal way to have users submit data from the front-end and then keep it in “draft” or “pending review” mode until it’s been approved. That’s *if* you want to eventually display that custom post type (the report or whatever) on the site. If you don’t want to display it on the site and just need a method for sending in data and having it approved, you could probably eliminate the custom post type piece.

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: qtranslate position in header shifting widget position #101493

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    Hi,
    Can you post a link to you’re site? Much easier to troubleshoot that way. :)

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    These are the three scripts it recommends removing:

    http://www.matteoduo.com/…S1L1cjPzAA.js.pagespeed.ce.Wmpbak3q_B.js

    http://www.matteoduo.com/…5LRy83MAwA.js.pagespeed.ce.oKvfQx7EmC.js

    http://www.matteoduo.com/…i7KLCgpBgA.js.pagespeed.ce.DWqlBA6zb6.js

    Are those scripts you’ve installed on your site manually or through a plugin? They’re not default Minimum scripts. :)

    I’m not a speed pro, but it looks like whatever you’re using to minify/cache causes more slow down than it saves time.

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    cdils
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    Hi,

    You can change the color of the text by finding this in your style.css file:

    .ambiance-grid .entry-title a, 
    .ambiance-grid .entry-title a:hover

    and changing the color to whatever you want.

    Easiest way to move the text below the image is to remove the absolute positioning from that element. Find this:

    .ambiance-grid .entry-header

    and change the position to static instead of absolute.

    You’ll want to play with the CSS a bit to get the effect you want, but that’s the general idea.

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: Offset on Category page #101489

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    Hm. I can’t think of a simple way to do this off the top of my head. I think you’d have to create a custom archive template for the category page in question with a modified loop that excludes those posts on the home page. The question is how does that page know what posts are showing on the front page… You’d need to pass that info on to the archive page maybe via the querystring or something cleaner behind the scenes.

    Sorry, that’s not a very helpful answer. I guess I’d ask “how important is it?” since it’s probably more than a simple code snippet to make it happen.

    Or I could be overthinking it. :)

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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    in reply to: Change of Language in post meta not showing #101488

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    Hi there,

    I just tried your code on a local install of Metric 1.0 and it worked fine.

    You may have a plugin or some other customization in functions.php that is interfering. Have you added any other custom code to functions.php? If so, please share.

    Otherwise, disable/re-active plugins one at a time until you find the conflict (Genesis Simple Edits is the first potential one that comes to mind, but not sure).

    Cheers,
    Carrie


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