Tabbed Content via AJAX in Genesis

Tabbed Content via AJAX

This tutorial adds loading tabs with Ajax to my last tutorial about creating a tabbed content page template. Watch a quick video below to see it in action. I'm going to assume you successfully followed my last tutorial, and you have a working page template with your tabbed content. To load your content via ajax there are a few small, but extremely important steps to get it all working. Typically, your first tab will be open by default, so you want that … [Read more...]

Tabbed Content Page Template In Genesis

Tabbed Content Page Template

This tutorial will help you setup a custom page template with jQuery ui tabs setup as the main content area. There are lots of plugins available that allow tabbed content areas in your posts or pages, but they are all a bit bloated to me. The jQuery that's included in WP already has tabs built in, so why load extra stuff? This tutorial gives you the basics of setting up a page template with tabs. From here, you can customize however you'd like. You can put ACF fields in your tabs, or … [Read more...]

Remove Avatar from Genesis Author Box

Remove Avatar

This quick tutorial (and snippet) allows you to remove the Gravatar/avatar from the Genesis Author Box. I recently posted about adding a widget area to the Genesis Author Box, but this site needed something different. I'm currently working on a website that has a lot of contributors (authors). The site requires authors to remain anonymous but still allow a pseudonym, as well as a really short bio. Given the requirements above, I thought it most fitting to still use the Genesis Author Box, … [Read more...]

Use Advanced Custom Fields Pro for Simple, Local Avatars

ACF local avatars

This tutorial goes through the process of setting up a custom image field for user profiles, disabling Gravatar, and replacing it with local avatars using the ACF field we created. We'll also include a fallback image for users that don't upload one. Let's face it, even though Gravatar is a really great idea, sometimes it's not that great. First of all, it can be quite a cumbersome task getting your website users to set up a Gravatar account. Secondly, Gravatar can slow your site down. Think … [Read more...]

Add a Widget Area to Genesis Author Box

Genesis Author Box Widget Area

There are a few tutorials around that let you customize the Genesis Author Box. They are great if you know exactly what you want to put in your author box. Most of the time you hard-code some content in, or add user meta fields. This tutorial explains how to add a widget area to the author box. This would allow the use of a Simple Social Icons widget (or just about any other widget) in the author box. I didn't want to change anything else either, just add a widget area after the default User … [Read more...]

Genesis Page Templates in a subdirectory

A really organized life

I'm currently building a custom theme/site that has LOTS of page templates. I find that to be the easiest way to make really intricate pages to my custom sites. For more info on how to create a page template, Carrie Dils already has a nice tutorial here. My issue was that I had so many page templates that it was making my custom child theme feel really bloated and disorganized. I tweeted about how I wished I could put my page templates in a subdirectory in my theme and Justin Sainton came to … [Read more...]

Styles for Genesis now fully supports 9 themes

Magazine Pro Customizer

Big news for Styles users today. The Styles - Genesis add-on that was released a few weeks ago has already jumped to version 2.0 and includes FULL support for 9 themes (as of now). Now fully supports these Genesis child themes Epik Executive Pro Going Green Pro Magazine Pro Metro Pro Minimum Pro News Pro Parallax Pro Sixteen Nine Pro We're actively working on support for more themes as well. Let us know which ones you'd like to see! Basic support for all Genesis … [Read more...]

How to customize any Genesis child theme without code

Styles - Genesis

If I recall correctly, it's been just over a year since I released my first batch of Styles add-ons for Genesis.  At first, I didn't know what to expect. I mean, Genesis is a developer tool, right? Aren't the only people using Genesis developers and coders?  Boy, was I wrong. The Genesis Framework is so powerful and so well coded that it was only a matter of time before it caught the attention of just about everyone in the WordPress community.  Non-developers looking to manage their own website … [Read more...]

Connect Coda 2 MySQL with SiteGround databases

Coda 2 Homepage

This morning I had to do some heavier editing of database tables, so I wanted to take the opportunity to test the MySQL editor that's built in to Coda 2. It's actually really simple, you just need to know exactly what to input into each field, and where to find that info. First off... if you don't use SiteGround (aff), I consider it the best bang for hosting WordPress websites. SiteGround Settings and Setup Step 1: Login to your SiteGround account Step 2: Go to "My Accounts" then … [Read more...]

Why I love Easy Digital Downloads, HINT – it’s not just because it works well

Easy Digital Downloads banner

I've been using Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) for a while now. I love it. Chances are, you already know about it. Chances are, if you've used it (or any of Pippin's plugins) you love it too. It's a really, really, really well built plugin that does exactly what it says, right out of the box. FOR FREE. Yep, there's an add-on for that Easy Digital Downloads is not feature heavy by default, and by design. Unlike other e-commerce plugins for WordPress, EDD doesn't bloat it's fundamental purpose by … [Read more...]