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”

Repositioning Your Navigation Bars in Dynamik

Dynamik child theme for Genesis was created to help eliminate the time and coding necessary to accomplish advanced design functions on your website.

This is especially obvious when it comes to changing the location of your navigation bars.

The Other Way

Genesis Child Themes require 3 steps to pull this off:

  1. Access your “functions.php” file via ftp or WordPress editor
  2. Locate the appropriate line of code that is repositioning your navigation
  3. Change the line of code to place the navigation where you desire

Once those steps are completed, you save your functions.php file and refresh your browser to see the changes take effect.

Here’s the drawback to that approach. Read more “Repositioning Your Navigation Bars in Dynamik”

How To Add Google Analytics To Your Site

Lets begin by explaining what Google Analytics is and why you want it tracking your website visits etc.

Most importantly, Google Analytics helps you answer some important questions, such as:

  • How many visitors stop by your website each hour, day, week, month, and year.
  • Which page of your website they use to enter your website using (Landing Page)
  • How they found your website, be it social media link or searching for a phrase on Google
  • How long they stayed on your website
  • How many pages of your website they visited
  • What part of the world they came from.

This is all very useful information for getting the most from your website.  Long gone are the days of throwing a static website up to, get your name out there and hoping folks find you and that some of them even need what you have to offer. Read more “How To Add Google Analytics To Your Site”

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”

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”