One of the reasons we love the Genesis framework so much is because of the enormous amount of customizability it offers. It is perfect for the DIY site owner who loves spending time tweaking their site’s design. But for newcomers, it can be a challenge to to get started, and there is certainly a bit of a learning curve involved.
Studiopress has always maintained a nice collection of Genesis tutorials and code snippets but since the beginning, many Genesis developers and bloggers have also been sharing their experiences in the form of tutorials for doing various customizations using Genesis. It’s one of my favorite things about being part of the Genesis community.
While there have been hundreds of excellent tutorials published since the Genesis framework was first released, I really wanted to come up with a list of Genesis tutorials published this year.
Not only for the tutorials themselves, but also to see which bloggers you should be following to get the most out of the Genesis theme framework.
Top Genesis Tutorials of 2014
Carrie Dils shows you how to add an Author Avatar next to the author name of your Post Info as seen on Houzz.com.
Use custom page templates to spice up your category pages.
DashIcons are icon fonts that are now part of the WordPress core. Take a look at how to add a Dashicon to your Genesis child theme search box.
Rick Duncan demonstrates how to do some simple customizations to your Genesis search box.
In this tutorial, you will find half a dozen customizations that you can use to customize the Genesis breadcrumbs how you like them.
Sometimes you don’t want to display page titles on your pages. This quick tutorial shows you how.
Need to show off your work with a Portfolio page? Bill Erickson describes how to add one to any Genesis child theme.
Learn how to place your site logo in the middle of your site navigation.
Jesse Petersen shows you how to integrate Simple Social icons and place them inside Genesis menu items.
By default, the Genesis Search Widget doesn’t come with a submit button. In this tutorial, you will learn how to add it back.
See how to add a full width header image to your Genesis site and make it responsive too.
Brad Potter demonstrates how to add Dashicons to your Genesis header.
Parallax scrolling is a trendy design element these days. See how to incorporate it into your site in this tutorial for Genesis + Dynamik.
SearchWP is an awesome replacement for the default WP search engine. WP Bacon explores how to use it to create an image search engine for your Genesis site.
This Genesis tutorial shows you how to add a responsive menu with support for collapsible sub menus.
Want to start writing Genesis plugins? Make sure you understand the basics by starting with this excellent tutorial by Nick the Geek.
A follow-up to Nick the Geek’s previous tutorial, learn how to incorporate a WordPress admin page for your Genesis plugin.
In this short tutorial you will learn how to place banner ad spots in the most common areas of any Genesis child theme.
See how to replace the default Genesis “Next Page” and “Previous Page” pagination links with arrows in this short guide.
Retina displays are becoming more popular these days and you should start thinking about supporting them. Read this tutorial and learn how to add a Retina logo to your Genesis site.
Sridhar explains how to arrange your Genesis widgets in columns using the Widget CSS classes plugin.
Sometimes you don’t want your Post Info to display on certain types of pages on your site, like your Category pages for example. This simple tutorial shows you how to do it.
Brian Bourn shows how get rid of the Genesis blog and archive templates and the reason why you might want to.
Did I miss out on any other Genesis tutorials that have been published recently? Feel free to share any that I may have left out in the comments.