Building Websites with the WordPress Block Editor

In this article I want to show you what is possible with the default WordPress Block Editor and a few free plugins. The site I will be showing throughout this article was built without custom code and without spending any money on plugins. Where It Starts For Me Because I am not a designer, I … Read more

Fast WordPress Themes – Recommendation

In this article I want to unpack what makes a Fast WordPress Theme, why you want to use one, and provide you with a solid example. If you’re uninterested in the details and just want to know what WordPress theme I recommend here it is: 3 Fast WordPress Theme Must Haves Not all themes are … Read more

Why I started using the Elementor WordPress page builder plugin

In this article I’m going to make a bold confession, as I discuss my conversion to the Elementor WordPress page builder plugin and why I believe it will win and dominate all other page builders. Plus I’ll share my strategy, the how I use Elementor and with what themes. The Confession It’s really no secret … Read more

How I Use Appfinite Genesis Child Themes for Building Awesome Websites

This article will reveal some of the sites I’ve built using the pre-built Genesis Framework child themes from Appfinite. But most importantly, I’ll reveal my secrets that make it easy to use these pre-built themes to build awesome sites. The Appfinite developers build awesome Genesis child themes! Before and after screenshots If you click on … Read more

Fatal Error: Genesis Connect for WooCommerce – Solved!

If you just did updates on your Genesis powered WooCommerce website and now seeing an error message on your “shop” page and potential other places, your solutions is below. You may see a blank page or a similar error on your shop page: Fatal Error: Call to undefined function ……wp-content/plugins/genesis-connect-woocommerce/lib/template-loader.php:268 Why this is happening WooCommerce … Read more

StudioPress Sites: The Next Step in DIY WordPress Site Builders?

StudioPress is bringing yet another fantastic product to the table, StudioPress Sites. “The ease of an all-in-one website builder with the flexible power of WordPress.“ The best way I can think to explain this is, WordPress ready hosting with the power of the Genesis Framework built in. When you sign up, you’ll have WordPress already installed and … Read more

Adding widget areas to Minimum Pro homepage (Genesis)

If you’re using the Minimum Pro child theme and you want additional widget areas to use on your homepage, follow this tutorial. I’m currently working on developing a new theme using the Minimum Pro theme as a starting point, MyHealthCare (under development). You’ll notice I’ve added some new widget areas to the homepage. DEMO!! Let’s Get Started! We … Read more

Genesis custom page template with widget area and background image

I created a custom page template because I wanted to do three things: Display an optional full width image just below the header (controlled by the featured image widget) Have the option to overlay the image with a call to action (text and button) controlled by a widget area Add other style elements, specific to the … Read more

Ambiance like fullwidth image in pages and posts in genesis

I recently had a client request the ability to add a fullwidth image to specific pages and posts on his site, similar to the Ambiance Pro Theme (affilink) by StudioPress. He specifically asked that I add this functionality to the Epik Child Theme (affilink) created by Wes Straham. However, you should be able to add … Read more

Adding a Widget Area Below the Header in Genesis Child Theme

For a resent project I wanted to add a widget area below the header and have it display on all pages except the homepage. I’m calling it the “Page Title Widget Area”. This tutorial is for use with the Genesis Framework and a Genesis Child Theme. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like, … Read more

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