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  • in reply to: Upgrade to Genesis 2.1.2 #119304

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    It actually depends on what you’re upgrading from. Delicious is an older theme and I don’t even see it for sale by StudioPress anymore. It’s not HTML5. If you’re on a Genesis version older than 2.0 then yes there could be some issues in upgrading, particularly if you’ve put customizations in place.

    Before doing any upgrade – especially this one – be sure to take a backup of the site and know how to reinstate it if something goes wonky.

    in reply to: Advice for website designer moving to WordPress #118107

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    @RavenManiac, just be prepared for a learning curve – especially if you don’t know PHP. Diving in with both WordPress **and** Genesis at the same time can be a lot. I actually don’t suggest adding any of the Dynamik things straightaway; my personal opinion is that you would do yourself a favor by learning Genesis on WP first and then adding whichever of the Dynamik tools you want as a timesaver down the road. Both Genesis and WP are fairly simple to get started with – the instructions for setting up a Genesis child theme are quite straightforward but if you don’t know the terminology, it can be a lot to try and get your head around. Seemingly simple things like what is a theme versus a page template, not to mention slightly more advanced stuff like Custom Post Types… these things can drive you batty. You’ll want to start by installing your first Genesis child theme in a dev environment and uploading all of that theme’s demo files, so that you understand how it’s put together. Again, the instructions are good but they also assume that you know what things like widgets and such are. Then there’s the whole complexity of a specific site’s design adapted to the WordPress world, like what should be a category vs a tag, and what are permalinks and how do they affect SEO, and all these other things…

    I’m not trying to dissuade you from this but all of it is more complex than it appears at first glance and my opinion is that Genesis is best for people with at least marginal tech skills or those are willing to learn. It sounds like you have a great foundation so it’s going to be a good fit for you – but be prepared for some frustration along the way!!! It’s well worth it in terms of the flexibility and ability to do very cool things quite easily so this is a smart investment if you’re up for the challenge.

    in reply to: Comments Section #117204

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    Have you tried disabling all plugins and seeing if that fixes it? If so, then re-activate them one by one and find out which is the culprit. It’s likely something between both BuddyPress and/or bbPress (not quite sure why you have both on one site? I’d guess that that might cause problems).

    in reply to: Default layout not working #117203

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    The Outreach Pro theme uses content-sidebar as the default layout. If you go to Genesis -> Theme Settings, you should be able to change the default to full width. Is that not working?

    in reply to: Do you use built in editor? #116807

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    I use the built-in editor all the time.

    Yeah, livin’ on the edge.

    in reply to: Change theme name after adding slider and widgets #116806

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    Is there a reason why you want to change the name? Because any Genesis theme you install is a child theme, and so it’s fine to do customizations directly within it (through functions.php and the stylesheet). It’s very very rare that the child theme would ever need to be updated, so that’s a correspondingly small risk that you’d need to port or would otherwise lose those changes.

    I realize that I didn’t answer your question about changing the name so if that’s still a need, feel free to reply and we can tackle that question again. :-)

    in reply to: Remove post date from Ambience Pro theme #115654

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    The remove_action snippet you originally tried is for XHTML themes. If your theme is HTML5 then it won’t work. You could try this one instead:

    remove_action( 'genesis_entry_header', 'genesis_post_info', 12 );

    If you want that just for the posts on the home page then you’ll need to implement it with a conditional check. Brad Dalton covers lots of cases here:

    http://wpsites.net/web-design/modify-post-info-genesis/

    in reply to: ACF Nested Repeater Fields and Genesis #115653

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    This sounds like a question for the ACF folks. Have you tried posting over there?

    in reply to: Adding CPT to Genesis Post #115652

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    I don’t know how you have your CPT set up but it might need to be ‘event’ not ‘events’.

    in reply to: Post Info won't go away #114749

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    I dealt with something similar recently too and IIRC in our case, it had to do with an add_filter('genesis_post_info' ... statement being used in some conditionals on the front page. See if you’ve turned on that filter elsewhere; if so, trying using the remove_filter to turn it off.

    in reply to: Can no longer change theme #114574

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    This isn’t definitive, but Sucuri is coming back saying that your site has been hacked. :-(

    http://sitecheck.sucuri.net/results/visit-sweden.eu/

    in reply to: Displaying content from plugin, across other sites #113434

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    I think the iframe idea is probably easiest but you may want to reach out to the plugin developer to see what they suggest; they’re going to be a better resource for this, probably, than the folks around here.

    in reply to: Need Help Please!! #113104

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    @Tarifs-postaux, you should never edit the core Genesis files directly; please don’t touch your comments.php file or you will lose your edits when you upgrade Genesis (and you could unintentionally cause something else to quit working).

    Here are a bunch of code snippets from StudioPress that cover making a lot of these standard changes:

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

    To change “Leave a comment” you can add this to your functions.php file (obviously you’ll always want to create a backup first in case something goes wrong, you can restore it using FTP):

    
    //* Modify the comment link text in comments
    add_filter( 'genesis_post_info', 'sp_post_info_filter' );
    function sp_post_info_filter( $post_info ) {
    	return '[post_comments zero="Laissez un commentaire!" one="1 commentaire" more="% commentaires"]';
    }

    BTW, your English is great. ;-)

    in reply to: Genesis landing page help #106402

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    Yes to all that Andrea said, and to add further:

    It seems like you are actually understanding things quite well.

    The way that a parent and child theme work together is, if a file exists in the child theme directory, it will take precedence over the same file that is in the parent. Your child theme should always have many fewer files than what are in the parent because the parent theme – Genesis – is what’s running the show.

    The reason that the Genesis (parent) files should never be edited is because those files are overwritten whenever you install an update to Genesis. It’s just like how WordPress core should never be edited. All customizations should be done to the child theme (and oddly, just as Andrea said, there’s a really easy way to implement the tracking codes that were added to those Genesis files, so it’s a bit of a head-scratcher why a developer would do it any differently).

    in reply to: Genesis landing page help #105779

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    @streak, you do have FTP access to your server, correct? That’s really your key to move forward with all of this. Or is this developer also providing hosting for the site? You said that you haven’t been given the stylesheet, but even if they’ve modified your WP admin screen to prevent access to that, it’s still on the server which you could retrieve via FTP, or from this link:

    http://www.mulliganfunding.com/wp-content/themes/mulll/style.css

    Or maybe I’m missunderstanding what you mean when you say they won’t give it to you?

    To ask you again what Tom was asking:

    Is there a landing page template in the “mulli” theme folder on your server? Log on via FTP and navigate to the wp-content/themes/mulli/ directory and see if there’s a file called page_landing.php in there – that’s what you would want to edit. You should also be able to find this through the WP admin screens, if they haven’t been modified: Go to Appearance -> Editor and choose the Mulli theme from the dropdown menu at the top right. The list of theme files will appear down the righthand column. If you don’t have a “landing page” template there, then copy it in from the Minimum Pro theme and assign that to your test page.

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