Extending the Genesis Child Theme: Going Green

going-green-pro-screenToday, the Going Green Genesis Child Theme was updated to version 3.0. Its a beautiful update packed with 4 color options (Default, Forest, Mint, and Olive) and support for the Genesis 2.0 goodies.

Getting the stock setup online, took no time at all, thanks to the simple setup steps (Login Required) StudioPress provides.

I dare say, green bloggers are going to make a bunch of folks green with envy by using this beautiful Genesis Child Theme to showcase their content.

What about non-bloggers, who need more of a CMS styled home page for their website? I have a Forest Management client that this theme would be perfect for, other than the blog page being his home page.

Good thing I have the Genesis Extender Plugin. Read more “Extending the Genesis Child Theme: Going Green”

StudioPress 50% off discount extended

If you own the Catalyst Theme

For those that own Catalyst, StudioPress created a 50% off discount code, which was originally set to expire today at 5PM PT. The StudioPress folks have extended the discount for an additional week and will now expire next Friday, August, 2, 2013.

You will find the discount link on your My Account page, located in the top right navbar of Cobalt Apps.

If you happen to have trouble buying

If you have any issues while making your purchase of the Genesis Framework, please contact StudioPress Support and they will get you taken care of as soon as possible.

Some Help Getting Started:

Create a Custom Secondary Page

Another post covered creating your custom home page, so this post will work through creating a custom secondary page, specifically a staff page.

Staff Page

The goal is to create this page without writing custom code, so anyone can set it up for their website regardless of skill level.  So we are going to use the Genesis User Widget to add the User Profiles in two columns on the Staff page. Read more “Create a Custom Secondary Page”

Genesis Extender Front-End CSS Builder

left-sidebarSome tips for getting the most out of the Front-End CSS Builder

The Front-End CSS Builder is comprised of the following parts:

  1. Horizontal Navigation bar across the top
  2. Left Hand Side Bar
  3. Staging Area for Custom CSS (Middle of left sidebar)
  4. Custom CSS (Bottom of left sidebar)

The Horizontal Navigation is comprised of links for the elements you may want to style and some common CSS additions, such as border’s, shadows, backgrounds, etc Read more “Genesis Extender Front-End CSS Builder”

Add an Affiliate Box to Your Website

In this post, we’ll add an affiliate Box using the Extender Plugin for Genesis. Scroll to the bottom of this post, or any post on this website, to see the affiliate box in action.

If you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for the Genesis Extender Affiliate Program, so when you add this affiliate box to your website(s), you can make 40% ($17.60) when visitors click your affiliate link and then decides to buy the Extender Plugin for Genesis.

Once you are affiliated, it’s time to build the affiliate box, then put it where we want it to show up, and, finally, style the affiliate box to suit our taste and whichever Genesis Child Theme you are using. Read more “Add an Affiliate Box to Your Website”

Integrate Facebook With Your Website

Facebook UsersThree out of every two people on earth visit Facebook each day.

Thats only a mild exaggeration, the point is that many people use Facebook, so it just makes sense to have your website cozy up to Facebook.  This is separate from creating a Facebook Fan Page, like ours for Dynamik Website Builder, for your small business or non-profit organization.

Cozying your website up to Facebook involves possibly using Facebook Comments on your website, or allowing your website to automatically add your new articles/posts to your aforementioned Facebook Fan page, making it crazy easy for your visitors to share you and your content with everyone who can benefit from it. Read more “Integrate Facebook With Your Website”