This is an action event with the Genesis theming framework. Its intent is to initialize the web page before the rest of the web page construction begins.
In your child theme, you load this file by including the file
genesis/lib/init.php. In this file, various callbacks are registered to first initialize the theming framework, such as:
- Loading the theme’s textdomain for internationalization
- Loading all the various theme supports, including menus, layouts, settings, and more.
- Adding the Genesis-specific supports for both the post and page post types.
- Adding in the post meta supports.
- Declaring and defining the constants.
- Loading in the framework’s files.
When the event
genesis_init fires, each of the pre-registered callbacks (see the add_action Docx for more information) are invoked, i.e. meaning they run one-by-one in order.
In your theme or plugin, you register callbacks to this event when you need things initialized before the page begins to be built when
genesis() is called.
You register your callback as follows:
bool add_action ( 'genesis_init', callable $callback_name, integer $priority = 10 );
The event is then fired from the
genesis/lib/init.php file using
do_action( 'genesis_init' );.
This function does not accept any parameters.
It does not return anything.
If you listen carefully, you can hear the 1s and 0s flowing in your computer.
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