Evolution of Genesis
As you may already know, when we build a WordPress website we like to build it on-top of a child theme. We think this makes the website more stable, safer and easier to maintain. Our theme of choice is Genesis. And we were excited to hear that they’ve just launched Genesis 3.1. Let’s explore what’s new with this robust theme.
Some of the Genesis 3.1 highlights:
- You can now edit footer credits via the Customizer section on the back end of your site, instead of needing to dig into the code or install a plugin.
- As block editors are now in vogue, the all-new Genesis sidebar for the block editor gives you new options.For example, it enables: hiding titles, breadcrumbs, and featured images for individual posts or pages, as well as easier access to the page layout and custom class options.
- For Yoast users (like us) Genesis now automatically disables schema markup output if the Yoast SEO plugin is active and outputting similar markup.
If you’re not already using a child theme to protect your website, we think you should consider it. Every time WordPress updates their core system it makes changes to your website. If you’re not running a child theme on top, that could result in unwanted changes (e.g., design) to your website.
Think of a child theme as a frame keeping your house upright, with WordPress as the foundation. If the foundation moves a little and you have a frame, your house won’t fall down. But if you don’t…it might.
If you want the full low-down on Genesis 3.1 and how to download it, StudioPress explains all the new features in detail. If you’re interested in setting up a framework to protect your website, reach out to us by following the link below.
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