Genesis 2.1 Now Available

It’s been nearly 6 months since we last updated Genesis, and we’d like to say that is a reflection of how stable the Genesis Framework is.

Today, we’re very happy to announce that Genesis 2.1 is now available for you.

Genesis 2.1 is part sensible additions, and part housekeeping. We’ve added a number of the theme settings to the WordPress Customizer screen, so you can watch your changes take place in real time.

Many of the settings you would normally find on the theme settings page can now also be found in the Customizer.

So, you can now adjust things like the layout, breadcrumbs, and the way your content archives, and watch the changes happen in real time.

For users installing Genesis for the first time on a site, we have disabled the “Primary Navigation Extras” setting. If you would like to add custom links like Twitter or RSS, just use a custom menu item and give it a CSS class of right.

But mostly, we’ve taken care of some old issues that have been bothering us for a while. While not a revolutionary release, Genesis 2.1 fixes some bugs, tightens security, and increases stability. Not bad.

The following are specific changes made in this branch:

  • Allow some theme settings to be adjusted in the Customizer.
  • Support Feedblitz as a feed redirection option.
  • Prevent unnecessary calls to update server.
  • Fixed a breadcrumb compatibility issue with WordPress SEO.
  • Fixed IE11 bug in layout selector.
  • Added support for RTL in the dashboard for Genesis elements.
  • Many other improvements and bug fixes.

For a deeper overview, check out the Genesis 2.1 Changelog post by Gary Jones.