Product Review: Design Palette Pro Plugin

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Design Palette Pro for Genesis is a Premium WordPress Plugin that you can buy for use with StudioPress' Genesis framework and some StudioPress Child themes.  This plugin really allows you a point and click interface to customize your own CSS without ever having to learn an once of code.  You can even do some advanced level modification of alignment, sizes, weights, colors, … [Read more...]

How to Integrate the Genesis eNews Extended Plugin on Your WordPress site

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Recently I was working on a WordPress site running on Genesis and a StudioPress child theme and I wanted to integrate a MailChimp email marketing list to the site.  At first glance it seems easy but there are a few tricks that I want to share to help you get it right the first time.  Now I've written about integrating and customizing MailChimp before but this tutorial will show … [Read more...]

How to Create More Featured Image Sizes for StudioPress Child Themes

Setting Featured images in WordPress

Today I wanted to show you how to create more featured image sizes for your StudioPress child WordPress themes.  I am a big lover of what StudioPress is doing with their child WordPress themes and the Genesis framework so recently when I decided that I wanted a few different sizes of featured images on a design I am working on for a website redesign project for one of my other … [Read more...]

How to Create Hooks in WordPress

WP Hooks plugin for WordPress

The problem with making changes in WordPress is that you need to make them to the core files.  What a pain in the butt, right?  Well let me tell you about the beauty of using hooks to customize your WordPress theme.  A hook in WordPress gives you a way to write over some of the core functionality of WordPress in order to edit a WordPress theme so that you can make changes but … [Read more...]

How to Add an Author Box to Your Website

Adding an Author Box to your website

I've worked with StudioPress and their websites many times over the past few years.  Premium Themes are definitely beneficial to anyone building their own website who is technically inclined enough to deploy the software to their web server and get it up and running. Today I wanted to talk about how you can add an author box to your WordPress website running a StudioPress … [Read more...]