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WordPress never ceases to toss at us some exceptionally useful features and capabilities that make our website development endeavor much more simpler and rewarding. Genesis happens to be another great addition to the ever growing list of WordPress goodies.
This guide will show you how easy it is to implement and use the Genesis content boxes and colored buttons.
A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the Dynamik Theme for Genesis. It’s aptly described as a website builder because it’s basically a do-it-yourself Genesis child theme for non-developers. Cobalt Apps, the company behind this product, have just let us know that they will be dropping their own framework and focusing on Dynamik for Genesis solely from now on. Great move in my opinion.
Today though I want to talk about the Genesis Extender, which in my opinion is even more useful than the Dynamik Theme.
First of all, what’s the difference between these two products (both from the same company)?
When creating plugins, I sometimes need to check whether another plugin is already installed and active. This might be due to my plugin adding some extra functionality on top of the other plugin. Therefore it doesn’t make sense to have my plugin active while the main plugin is not active. The situation is the same when creating add-ons for an existing plugin.
When starting to work with the Genesis framework, you might find the going a bit tough until you understand the way it works. Once you’re over that first learning curve, it’s a great ride.
My favourite WordPress theme framework Genesis has just been updated to version 2.0 Beta. Since it’s a beta version, you would do well to test it out and get used to it, however it’s not recommended that you use it on a live site yet.