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  • nickthegeek
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    We are not planning this because updates are intended to come through Genesis and not the child theme. While users can update child themes, we advise to edit them directly for customizations, so a dashboard item like that could confuse users and cause a lot of problems if they updated their customized theme.

    in reply to: Genesis Featured Widget Amplified & number of posts #51547

    nickthegeek
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    On the first site, I see that you have pagination enabled. The post per page has to be set to the same as your reading settings. If it were two different numbers you would get 404 errors.

    The other suggestion I would have is to disable all plugins to make sure another plugin isn’t affecting anything.

    in reply to: Adding Youtube video to responsive slider #51270

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    Not easily, but it can be done. It will require a lot of custom code including custom CSS and PHP functions. This wouldn’t be for the faint at heart. I’m not going to be able to write up the code, but here is an article that will show how you can add custom fields with virtually any content to the Slider.

    http://designsbynickthegeek.com/tutorials/custom-fields-genesis-responsive-slider

    As you can see it is a good bit of work just to get the video in there, then you will have to style that. More over, you will have to deal with the responsiveness and the fact that it is expecting an image.

    Then you have to deal with playing your video, which isn’t going to be easy because if your visitors move the cursor to view the video the slide may change …

    A better solution might be to use the Genesis Media Project plugin, which has a tabber designed for video. You can see it in action in the Production demo

    http://production.designsbynickthegeek.com

    in reply to: Plugins #51269

    nickthegeek
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    My recommendation is to use the fewest number of plugins you can to achieve your goals for the site. I don’t believe in “must have” plugins and only use the plugins I need for a site. Great example, Gravity forms is the closest I could come to a “must have” plugin and every time I setup a site I ask myself if I really need forms on this particular site. I’ve setup some sites without it, but more often than not I want a contact form and some type of opt in form. Both of which Gravity Forms can do.

    Still, I look at the plan for the site and really ask if I need those features each and every time.

    I do that with every plugin. I’m not shooting for a max number of plugins though. Some sites I am running 2 or 3 plugins. Other sites I have more like 20 or 30. I probably average something like 12-14.

    Just a fun bit of reading that goes in depth on my thoughts for this as well as listing some of the plugins I’m running on a couple of sites to give an idea of why I chose those for those specific sites

    http://designsbynickthegeek.com/experiences/must-have-plugins-are-a-myth

    in reply to: Remove "content-sidebar-wrap" #50947

    nickthegeek
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    There is no way to remove it without making all new template and skipping the genesis(); function. If you do this you may affect how other Genesis plugins work with your site and potentially cause problems with updates in the future so I don’t recommend it.

    in reply to: Behavior not in compliance with Forum Rules #50635

    nickthegeek
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    correct, if someone is doing something in violation of the forum rules please submit a ticket to us. Thanks.

    in reply to: Forum Plugin To add to my blog #50274

    nickthegeek
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    pst, bbPress, not BuddyPress.

    in reply to: Frustration with Pro Plus Package #50033

    nickthegeek
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    Please do submit a ticket about this. We imported all accounts, but there are some things that resulted in some themes from being active. Short list includes:

    • The purchase may have been under a different account
    • The purchase may have been prior to the systems that we had records for
    • The ProPlus account may have been comped and so was not part of the purchase systems that were imported
    • Something just plain may have gone wrong during the import for this specific purchase

    Regardless of the reason, if you submit a ticket we can help get it fixed. Unfortunately there isn’t much that can be done in the forum about this, just the help desk. Thanks.

    in reply to: Previous Next Buttons for Category #49857

    nickthegeek
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    Susan,

    Just a note, Brad’s code is pretty good, but it can be modified to show the link on all posts but only showing the previous/next link for posts in the same category. You can see the arguments in the codex

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/previous_post_link

    So you would end up with something like this

    add_action( 'genesis_after_post_content', 'my_post_nav', 5 );
    function my_post_nav() {
        if( ! is_single() )
            return;
    
        previous_post_link('<span class="single-post-nav previous-post-link">%link</span>', 'Previous in category', TRUE);
        next_post_link('<span class="single-post-nav next-post-link">%link</span>', 'Next in category', TRUE);
    }
    

    You can do a lot more with it than just that too. You can also do some cool stuff with images and add the post title and other HTML markup so that your links can have all kinds of cool styling.

    I’ve even done something custom with it on my blog to pull in a custom image size and use tags instead of categories. This took some pretty hackish custom code and it doesn’t play nice if you aren’t using categories the way I do to create series, but it works really well for my site.

    in reply to: are there not any more retired themes? #49631

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    These are only available to ProPlus members or if the retired theme is an ancestor of the child theme you purchased. If you only purchased Genesis then there will be no retired themes. If you purchased Minimum (for example) you would have access to Minimum 1.0.

    The retired themes may not be kept indefinitely, this is just how it works right now.

    in reply to: No schema for breadcrumbs in Genesis 2.0 #49629

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    The difficulty is there is currently no official breadcrumb schema.

    http://schema.org/docs/search_results.html#q=breadcrumb

    There has been a good bit of discussion and feedback from developers on this issue. It will be done in the way which is ultimately best for moving forward instead of slapping on something just to get it out the door then having to fix it later.

    I know it would be nice if I could give a hard answer, but that is the answer as it stands.

    in reply to: Modern News Theme #49620

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    “Modern News” is a WordPress.com theme. News 2.1 is the equivalent for WordPress.org.

    You can see some examples of what folks have done with it in the showcase

    http://www.studiopress.com/theme/news-2

    in reply to: Support and Tutorials #49533

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    nickthegeek
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    Yep, as I explained in the link you found, typically it is best to edit the child themes directly with the exception of true core functionality, things which should exist regardless of the theme being used. That really should be put into a plugin. CSS especially should be done in the child theme directly because it really only applies to a given child theme. Well, it would require some modifications to use in other themes at least.

    I do often put my CSS into groups that allow me to find code I will be adapting to new themes I add to my site.

    in reply to: How To Update Modified Child Themes #49194

    nickthegeek
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    child themes aren’t really intended to be updated. For example, lets say you made a custom Minimum 1.0 theme and saw Minimum 2.0 then wanted to update. If you do this your customizations will be lost. Even if you use a core functionality plugin the CSS and some of the functions won’t be relevant. This is because the home page markup is pretty dramatically different and the way the CSS works in Minimum 1.0 is dramatically different from 2.0.

    It is best to think of them as two different child themes. You can apply your customizations manually but not automatically.

    That said, a core functions plugin is a great idea. I like to ask myself which code should be available in all themes then put that into a plugin. Code for custom fields, posts types, and stuff like that belongs in a core functions plugin. Template files, widget areas, and things like that are usually theme specific. There are times when there are templates and widget areas associated with those that will apply to any Genesis child theme, I pull those into a second plugin that loads on a genesis_init hook so if the client switches to a non Genesis theme the site doesn’t break.

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