For the month of April 2016, Know the Code will focus on thoroughly explaining and breaking down the Genesis framework for you. The goal for the month is to explain the framework including its major structures, instructions, and events. By the end of the month, you will be able to build custom child themes using this framework.
Here’s a bonus: when you go to other sites and read their tutorials, such as Sridhar’s, you’ll be able to understand it further and know how to adapt it for your specific needs.
And don’t worry, I will be doing a lot of Genesis-related labs and content over the months and years. For example, here is a Lab where you get to build a Blog Intro plugin powered by Genesis. The purpose of April is to get you started.
Giveaway & 20% OFF Pro Plan Yearly
Make sure you scroll down for a chance to win a license of Utility Pro Professional. Plus we have a 20% discount when you sign up for the Pro Plan yearly subscription. Hurry up though these goodies end on April 8, 2016.
Why am I dedicating the month to Genesis?
Because Genesis is my preferred theming framework. I like the way it allows me to spin up a theme quickly and focus my time and energies on the project’s specific tasks, i.e. you know those money-maker tasks. I can focus on:
- Adding the site’s style and personality
- Building the feature plugins for extended functionality and improved user’s experience.
What will we cover in the month?
During the month, I’ll be focusing on the main instructions, events, and general overview of the Genesis framework codebase.
In the month of April, I’ll be creating articles in the Genesis Docx for the main instructions and events. Over the coming months, all of the instructions, classes, and events (actions and filters) will have an article in Docx.
Basic members get to see how to use each instruction; whereas, Pro members get to reverse engineer the framework too.
Want to know how deep and thorough an instruction is covered? Check out the unlocked video series for
apply_filters. You’ll see how you get to reverse engineer the code in an effort to fully understand it.
Labs are where you get to build stuff. One of the labs you get build will be a custom starter theme that includes Bower, Composer, Sass, and gulp. You can use this starter theme on all of your projects. Not to worry as I have a bunch of stuff planned for you. Then over the months, more and more labs will be added, many of which are Genesis-powered.
Have you taken the Blog Intro custom plugin lab yet? It is Genesis-powered and includes a walk through the framework. When you complete this particular lab, you will have a real-world custom plugin as well as a vast array of new skills and knowledge.
Utility Pro Professional Giveaway
We are giving away one (1) license of Carrie Dils’ Utility Pro Professional.
Now enter below for a chance to win. No purchase is necessary. We’re giving it away on Friday, April 8.
My buddy, Carrie Dils, donated a copy of her awesome Utility Pro Professional for me to kick-off Genesis Month. This is the theme I used as the starter here on Know the Code. What does this theme include? Well let’s see if you like all these goodies:
- The Developer’s Edition meaning you get the Grunt, Sass, and Bower files
- Support for 25 sites
- Help Documents
- DesktopServer Blueprint (quick setup for DesktopServer users)
- 1 Year Support and Upgrades (see Carrie’s site for details)
Are you kidding me?! Oh yes, if you are a professional developer, then you want this theme. You can customize it with the Custom Starter Theme Lab that I’ll do here on Know the Code. Make it your own, like I did.
I want to thank Carrie Dils for donating Utility Pro! She seriously rocks !
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20% OFF Pro Plan Yearly
In celebration for Genesis month, we’re offering you a deal. Sign up for the yearly Pro Plan membership using this special discount code SCBALQP0BN and receive 20% off your first year’s subscription price. But hurry up, as this discount is only good until April 8, 2016.