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Free StudioPress Theme Ebook Detailing The Genesis Framework

If you have used WordPress for any length of time you have undoubtedly heard of Brian Gardner and the StudioPress themes for WordPress. Brian began creating awesome looking WordPress themes that were highly sought after and used. Each year, more and more themes were developed for his StudioPress series of WordPress themes.

One problem with WordPress themes is that there are constant updates with the WordPress framework which often break current WordPress themes. So…. the WordPress theme developer must go back and recode all their themes or simply let them die or let the community do the theme upgrading. There are many people out there using a free StudioPress Theme or themes which work intuitively, however, for any customization you need an understanding of the Genesis Framework and you must understand that it is imperative that you do not edit the Genesis Theme framework but you can edit the Free StudioPress Theme.

Click here to download The Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners (PDF – 1.4 MB)

Let’s say you have an authority blog and it has thousands of pages and posts. A new version of WordPress comes out and all of a sudden your theme is broke, site is down, income is lost and you literally have to hire a programmer to get your theme working again with the current version of WordPress. And….you have no idea what the programmer did so the next time WordPress gets upgraded and your theme breaks you’ll go through the same circle jerk once again!

Well, Brian solved the problem of constant upgrades and broken themes by creating the Genesis Framework and StudioPress Child themes. The idea is that when there would be an upgrade or change in the WordPress framework, the only thing that would change is the Genesis Framework and that would not interfere with the current StudioPress Themes!

Since the inception of the Genesis Framework and StudioPress themes all genesis support was only available through being part of the paid membership of StudioPress. So, you might have a studiopress theme but you won’t know how to customize it or how it works with the Genesis framework.

It is a wise investment into StudioPress so you can have StudioPress Support, the forums are full of information and there’s nothing that can’t be done with the StudioPress Themes if you have access to Genesis Support and StudioPress Support.

I’ve got a nice surprise for you, you can download a FREE eBook that covers the Genesis Framework and covers everything from beginners to expert issues so you might understand how to get your Free StudioPress WordPress Theme looking the way you want it.

The book is called, The Introductory Guide to the Genesis Design Framework for
WordPress, go ahead and click on the link or Click here Click here to download The Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners (PDF – 1.4 MB) and you can download it directly to your computer.

First Attempt With the Genesis Framework by StudioPress

First Attempt With the
Genesis Framework by StudioPress

One of my goals this year will be to get a better understanding of how to build wordpress themes. For me, remodeling my house myself is no different than fixing up an old wordpress blog. Sure the tools are different but bottom line, you want theme that looks and does what you want it to do.

Anyway, I’ve had a StudioPress Membership for quite a while and those guys crank out some pretty awesome stuff. They have a unique system and they have an excellent support staff.

The way StudioPress works is through a main framework which attaches to various child themes. When major changes are needed it can be done through the Genesis framework without screwing up the theme. The child themes can be left alone or edited as needed.

Using StudioPress Child Themes

Anyway, I was messing around with a free StudioPress child theme that is very basic and does exactly what I need it to do, I can customize it as needed or just keep it as it is.

Ultimately I want to be able to take a photoshop template, slice it up and create a theme from it. It surely will be a more proficient use of my time to pay someone to slice up my .psd files, but I really want to know how to get it done :)

I messed around with a theme called Sinatra, I don’t know if it will be up while you’re looking at it. I had a problem with the slider and some of the widgets…. again, not sure if it was me or the original design since the Genesis Framework was just upgraded there might need to be changes to the theme….. hey…its a free theme so what the heck :) But it is my first attempt at working with the Genesis Framework and a Child theme. So far, I find it a very nice system.

Stay tuned, watch the tag and category called StudioPress and I’ll keep you updated with my progress.