Create A Custom Home Slider In Minutes With Genesis Extender

This tutorial walks through the simple process of creating a Custom Home Slider for your Genesis Child Theme using the Genesis Extender Plugin. All that’s required is the Genesis Framework, your favorite Genesis Child Theme, the Genesis Extender Plugin and your favorite WordPress Slider Plugin (we used Nivo Slider, but any solid Slider Plugin will do the trick).

Note: I just realized that in this screencast I typed -website-box-shadow instead of -webkit-box-shadow. I just wanted to make it clear that I’m aware it’s not -website-box-shadow. 🙂 Read more “Create A Custom Home Slider In Minutes With Genesis Extender”

Moving Genesis Elements To Make Them Fluid

Dynamik Website Builder provides a simple solution for making your entire Genesis website either “fixed” or “fluid” as you can see by the screenshot below.

fixed-fluied-design

But there are some instances where you need a little more fine tuned control over which elements remain fixed and which become fluid. In such cases I’ve provided a simple solution that requires only a bit of copy/paste coding to get the job done. Read more “Moving Genesis Elements To Make Them Fluid”

Creating Completely Custom Layouts Using Dynamik Website Builder

One of the things that make the Genesis Framework / Dynamik Website Builder combo so amazingly flexible are the many ways in which a page or post can be uniquely structured. From the simplest tweak to the most complex and unique framing of your content, Genesis plus Dynamik provides the tools to get the job done!

Tools used:

  • Genesis Layout Options
  • Dynamik Custom Labels
  • Dynamik Custom Conditionals
  • Dynamik Custom Widget Areas and/or Hook Boxes
  • Genesis Simple Sidebars Plugin

Introducing Dynamik Website Builder And Genesis Extender 1.2

This is by far the biggest update to hit these two Genesis powered products since version 1.0 and we’re absolutely blown away at the added flexibility! From the subtle, but notable refinements to the interface (Retina-ready images, for example) to the powerful new Custom Options that seriously take customizing your site’s structure and content to a whole new level, version 1.2 is a huge step forward! Read more “Introducing Dynamik Website Builder And Genesis Extender 1.2”

A Warm Welcome to Community Members Old and New

Welcome to Cobalt Apps, home of the Dynamik Website Builder and the Genesis Extender Plugin.

We’re thrilled to have you with us because, after all, what is WordPress, what’s a WordPress theme, and what’s a WordPress product without a community?

It’s you, the community of old friends and new friends that make everything possible. We thank you for being here, and we’re happy to have you along for the ride. Read more “A Warm Welcome to Community Members Old and New”

Custom Page Templates The Dynamik Way

The traditional WordPress Page Template provides us with the ability to display our content in a manner that is unique to the “default” page structure provided by our WordPress Theme.

This can be very useful and as simple or complicated as we want/need it to be. From a minor structure change to a complete overhaul of that page’s output, there are really no limits to what a Custom Page Template can do.

Please Note: Since writing this blog post we’ve added several new features to Dynamik that enhance its ability to structure your pages. One such feature is a Custom Template feature that allows you to create these traditional WordPress Page Templates using the Dynamik admin interface. You can learn more about this Custom Template feature HERE. Read more “Custom Page Templates The Dynamik Way”

EZ Static Homepage In Just A Few Mouse Clicks

There are many ways to create a “CMS Style” static homepage in WordPress, especially with Genesis Child Themes. Often times providing their own home.php file, these Child Themes offer the ability to just list your latest blog posts on your homepage or display Widget content in an organized fashion.

However there are many times when you’d like to either tweak the current static homepage functionality or completely customize your own. In such cases the Genesis Extender Plugin offers a powerful, yet super easy solution! Read more “EZ Static Homepage In Just A Few Mouse Clicks”

Introducing The Dynamik Website Builder For The Genesis Framework

We’ve been developing WordPress Themes for over 3 years now and this is the third major contribution we’ve made to the WordPress community. The first was a Framework named Frugal, then we phased that out to introduce Catalyst, our premier Framework, and now we’ve developed the Dynamik Website Builder for the Genesis Framework.

Packed with Catalyst DNA, Dynamik for Genesis utilizes many of the powerful web design tools we’ve developed for Catalyst and its own version of Dynamik. From the hundreds of no-coding design options, to intuitive page structuring controls that allow you to create an unlimited number of Custom Widget and Content Areas to the fun and super useful Front-end CSS Builder, the Dynamik Website Builder is…well…awesome! 🙂 Read more “Introducing The Dynamik Website Builder For The Genesis Framework”