The default Genesis Archive does a great job of creating a sitemap, but what if you want to modify it? If you’re like me and have only one author on your blog, it seems a little silly to list the authors in the site map. The following tutorial explains how to modify the default Genesis Site Map page. [Read more...]
After years of wrestling around with a cumbersome portfolio page, I decided to create a custom post type for my website portfolio with a featured image and title for the archive page, and custom fields for the site url, and “Built with” icons for the framework and cms the site is built with. Now that all the coding is done, it’s a real time saver.
Update: 08-27-2013 – Thanks to a comment by Nathan, I updated the Portfolio tutorial to use the new Genesis 2.0 Custom Post Type Archive settings. [Read more...]
I just finished upgrading a Joomla 1.5 site to Joomla 2.5. The upgrade included migrating Mosets Tree. After spending countless hours trying to upgrade a Joomla 1.5 / Sobi2 site to Joomla 2.5 / SobiPro, I was releaved that the migration process for Mosets Tree was well documented and straightforward. [Read more...]
Genesis 2.0 will be out soon and it has a lot of new features including HTML 5 and Microdata.
At WriteNowDesign, we already upgraded to Genesis 2.0 and are familiar with implementing the new features.
I just ran into a Joomla 2.5 bug that’s been bugging me. No kidding, I’ve had this problem on several Joomla 2.5 sites. When you try to reorder the items in a menu, nothing happens. If you click the up or down arrow: nothing. If you try to renumber them: nothing. Keep reading if you want the fix. [Read more...]
If you are using a Studeopress Genesis template want to replace the site title and description with a logo, it’s pretty easy…if you know the trick. [Read more...]
The default Featured Image alignment in Genesis 2.0 is left aligned. If you want to change it, here’s how. [Read more...]
Omit Needless Words
A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts.
The Elements of Style, Strunk and White
I read a lot of blogs and I noticed that corporate speak and empty words and phrases have reached an epidemic level. Corporate speak is text full important sounding words that have no real meaning. [Read more...]
Adding new menu links in WordPress is pretty easy…if you already know how to do it. But apparently it’s not that easy because my clients keep asking me how to do it. As a result, I created a video tutorial to show you how to add links to a WordPress menu. [Read more...]