Zach Russell

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  • in reply to: Move Post Title on pages: Genesis Sandbox (HTML5 Markup) #86093

    Zach Russell
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    Someone private replied to me and linked to a post that showed me exactly what needed to be done. I’m pulling what I need to from the theme’s functions.php file:

    remove_action( 'genesis_entry_header', 'genesis_do_post_title' );
    remove_action( 'genesis_entry_header', 'genesis_entry_header_markup_open', 5 );
    remove_action( 'genesis_entry_header', 'genesis_entry_header_markup_close', 15 );

    Add this to genesis_before_content_sidebar_wrap in the Genesis Simple Hooks Plugin:

    <?php
    if( is_singular() ) {
    genesis_entry_header_markup_open();
    genesis_do_post_title();
    genesis_entry_header_markup_close();
    }
    ?>

    Make sure you check “execute php”.

    Let me know if this works, if not I can help you with some other tricks I know.


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    in reply to: Customize the Footer Text in Metro Pro Theme #82760

    Zach Russell
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    Works like a charm! Only problem was I tried to concatenate strings using Python syntax :/ Thanks for your help!


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    in reply to: Customize the Footer Text in Metro Pro Theme #82755

    Zach Russell
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    Haha well now I know. As I get into more complex genesis development projects I know this will help! Thanks man.


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    in reply to: Customize the Footer Text in Metro Pro Theme #82727

    Zach Russell
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    Genius!

    I was a little confused adding priorities (thats what the numbers are right?) to the hooks.

    I’ll let you know how it works!

    Thank you


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    in reply to: How do I make header background full width? #45359

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    It’s quite a bit of CSS work but you’re going to have to have to make some major style changes to the site — essentially making the wrap full width then styling child elements to be a fixed (or percentage width). I recently did this with my site — but it’s not very responsive yet. Look at how http://youneedfat.com/ does it (using firebug or chrome developer tools, I prefer chrome).

    For the background pattern, you should then take the image as a pattern (only a few pixels wide) and do a repeat-x attribute to it when the image is called in the CSS for it to stretch the full width of the header. I would then make the logo a transparent PNG file and place it on top of the header. There is a lot of styling that will need to be redone as it styles down as well.

     

    Hope this helps!


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    Zach Russell
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    in reply to: Alt text in SERPs #45061

    Zach Russell
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    Nazz,

     

    I understand your question and it is a mixture between basic SEO and technical SEO. There isn’t really any other way to fix your probother their than writing a meta description.  technical SEP and WordPress development is what I do for a living, and if I saw Amy white hat way for you to get around it I would tell you. There is no reason why you shouldn’t write a meta description for every indexable page on your site, even if you have to update it when you update the page, it’s only 155 characters. You should also note that Google makes about 500 algorithm changes a year so that Is probably why it worked before and doesn’t now.


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    in reply to: Alt text in SERPs #44960

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    Nazz,

    Your prolem isn’t with you needing to hide text, it’s that you aren’t using what is called a Meta Description tag. Please Read Moz’s Post on Meta Desciptions for more info on the matter. That whole guide is integral for anyone who isn’t completely familiar with SEO. In the post/page editor you will be able to make a meta description in the Genesis SEO settings. Wait a few days to a week and you should be golden. When you don’t use a meta description Google Can use the text from the page to make one.

    Hope this helps


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    in reply to: Alt text in SERPs #44943

    Zach Russell
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    Hello,

    Can you give me a little more info, for example a screenshot of the result or the query that you get that displays the alt text?


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    Zach Russell
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    You can make a robots.txt file yourself and place it in the home directory. A typical robots.txt file would look like this:
    `
    User-agent: *
    Disallow: /wp-admin/
    Disallow: /wp-includes/
    sitemap: path-to-xml-sitmeap.xml
    `

    Another solution would be to remove your existing XML Sitemap plugin and install WordPress SEO by Yoast. That offers all of the features you’re looking for.

    Have a great day!


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    Zach Russell
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    in reply to: Recommend a plugin (or ?) for selling e-books? #44762

    Zach Russell
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    Hello,

    Shopify is a stand alone eCommerce platform that would be out of the scope of this forum. There are several WordPress plugins however that can be used for this. My favorite would be Easy Digital Downloads (demo here), there is a Genesis Connect for Easy Digital Downloads plugin. Another popular solution would be WooCommerce. If you choose to use WooCommerce, make sure you use the WooCommerce Genesis Connect plugin as well. All of these are pretty easy to set up, are well supported, and can connect to a number of payment gateways.

    Have a great day!


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    in reply to: Logo not linking #44759

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    It’s under the `#header-image title a` selector. Right now it’s set to `width: 25%;` you should change that to the fixed width. Again, to make sure that the image responds properly, you may need to set new styles on the media queries as well. Just as a note, I used Chrome Developer Tools to find this out, there is also Firebug for Firefox – they are integral to finding this out.

    Have a great day!


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    in reply to: Adding Multiple Custom Fields to Posts #44592

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    Try the book Professional WordPress Design and Development by Brad Williams! It’s a cornerstone read for any WP Developer :)


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    in reply to: WooCommerce & Genesis – Formatting Single Product #44588

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    Problem is that the H1 is too big for the div. I messed around in the chrome inspector – this should solve your issue:

    `
    .product_title.entry-title {
    font-size: 20px;
    float:right;
    }`

    Hope this helps!


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    in reply to: Logo not linking #44574

    Zach Russell
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    Your problem is the width of the header widget area, which is set to 75% by default. Make the changes below to your themes style.css (note: more changes may be required on the responsive side of things)

    Line 221:
    `width: 50%;`

    Line 230:
    `width: 325px;`


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    in reply to: Wanting more control over child themes (php) #44565

    Zach Russell
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    Pay it Forward my friend!


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