Genesis Framework: Theme Settings
In this section of the guide, we’ll take a run through the Theme Settings of the Genesis Framework WordPress Theme.
Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.
Step 2) Head to the Dashboard and you’ll find Genesis on the left sidebar. Click on that and it will take you to the Theme Settings page.
Step 3) The information section details when the version of the Theme you have was released. This will change as subsequent versions of the Theme are released and updated on your site. You can choose to enable Automatic updates or be notified via email when a new version is available.
Step 4) On the Custom Feeds section, you can create custom URLs for your posts and comments feeds and share them.
Step 5) The Genesis Theme has a generous supply of layouts available to choose from, which can be used to give your site a distinctive look. The Default layout is the usual Header >> Main Section >> Right Sidebar.
Step 6) For your Header, you can choose to go with Dynamic Text or a Logo, which you can upload to the site.
Step 7) If you haven’t set up a custom menu yet, the Primary Navigation Extras will be blank. Once you have done though, you will be given four options to add to your Primary Navigation Menu. These are: Today’s date, RSS Feed links, a search form and a Twitter link. You don’t have to use these, but they are useful options to have.
Step 8) You can choose to have Breadcrumbs on every page of your site if you wish. As it says below, they are a useful way of letting visitors know where they are when they are on your site, and are useful for navigation.
Step 9) Comments and Trackbacks can be enabled and disabled from this point, depending on whether or not you want to allow comments on your site.
Step 10) The Content Archives can either be shown by showing the post content or simply an excerpt, which might be important if you are planning to have a blog feed on your site. You can choose to set a character limit and choose whether or not to include the featured image too.
Step 11) If you set up a Blog page for your site, you can choose which posts and categories are included in it here, and exclude the ones you don’t want featured in there by using your Category IDs to exclude them from the page.
Step 12) With Header and Footer scripts, you can add a script or code to the Header or Footer sections of the website. This could include Copyright information or anything else you might feel is important to add.
Step 13) Save your settings when you’re all done!
The next step of the guide will focus on the Genesis Framework: SEO Settings.