Design & Theme Customization Tutorials

Learn how to customize your theme to create an attractive, user-friendly layout.

Includes tutorials on homepage design, sidebar widgets, fonts, landing pages, header design, navigation menus, footer design and much more...

Control Where Widgets Display

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If you're not using the Genesis framework, there is another way to control which pages/posts different widgets show on. The widget logic plugin uses the same default sidebar but adds an extra section to each widget so you can add conditional tags to specify where it should appear on your website. NOTE:  If your website uses, the Genesis … [Read more...]

Widgets to Keep Your Homepage Fresh

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Your website should look fresh and up to date every time a potential or existing customer visits. Make this task a lot easier by adding widgets to your homepage which automatically display recently added content, images and social media. Here are a few of the best WordPress widgets to keep your homepage fresh... Slideshow Widget Slideshow … [Read more...]

Enhance Menu Buttons with Images

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Learn how to use basic html code to enhance your WordPress menu creating drop down menu buttons with images and descriptions. This is a great way to tell visitors more about your products and services at a glance before they even have to click through to a page on your website. Your menu becomes a product overview rather than just a series of … [Read more...]

Create a Horizontal Email Signup Form

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Many Genesis themes include widget sections on the homepage which stretch across the entire width of the page making a perfect place for a horizontal email newsletter signup form. Even if you don't have a full width section available, you can combine 2 or 3 widget areas to make one. This can also work in your footer. Browse themes on the … [Read more...]

Designing Homepage Layouts with Genesis

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The homepage layout on all Genesis child themes is made up of widget areas, making it easy to add different types of content. Depending on the type of widget you add to each area, your homepage can display static content such as an introduction to your business or dynamic content such as the latest article you have published. In this tutorial, … [Read more...]

Format Heading Styles for WordPress

Setup heading styles for WordPress websites

You can format different heading styles for WordPress to make it easy to keep your content layouts consistent and make important information stand out. Customize up to 6 different headings in your theme's style sheet with different sized text, different fonts, colors and other features such as bold, underlined or all in uppercase letters. In … [Read more...]

Grid View Custom Post Types – Part 2

Grid View Custom Post Types

The Views plugin gives you lots of options for displaying custom post types you created using the Types plugin. You can easily create grid style category pages to show  summaries of your posts and create templates to layout your information just how you want it on your single post pages. You can purchase the Views plugin here. In this tutorial, … [Read more...]

Format Individual Menu Buttons

Format individual menu buttons

In WordPress, you can easily format individual menu buttons to look different from the rest. You can use a graphic to save space (see the little house picture in the menu above), change the size, color, font and background of just one menu button to make it stand out or to compensate for a background color. In this tutorial, you will … [Read more...]

Custom Post Types Guide

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Create custom layout templates to display specific types of content. Use for category page layouts as well as single post type layouts. Click on the image below to download as an Acrobat file. Custom Post Types are typically used on website where a category requires specific information for each post. Eg. Real Estate listings, Car Sales, … [Read more...]