How To Customize Genesis WordPress Theme – Part I

This is the first post in a series on how to customize the Genesis premium theme. I recently installed the Genesis premium theme from Studiopress and have been experimenting with customizing it. I would be sharing on what all was tried and what results did it yield. One basic tip to remember is to always use the Genesis Child theme instead of making changes directly in the Genesis framework Customizing the Sidebar The default sidebar that comes with Genesis is empty. You just have a primary widget space and it….. Read More

Customize Plugin Order Below WordPress Posts Using Add_Filter

There are a number of wordpress plugins available today that would display some particular content at the bottom of your wordpress posts. These plugins could be anything ranging from subscription options for your blog, sharing links for the post OR a plugin to display related posts to the existing post. Once you enable the requisite plugins, you would see the various outputs appearing at the bottom of every post. As an example, for the post on call to action button, the following snapshot show the information displayed by the plugins….. Read More

Outbrain For WordPress : Poor Related Posts Identification

Outbrain is a widget that enables you to show related posts links on your blog using their thumbnail images. The USP of the service is it’s visual appeal as opposed to plain vanilla display of the related posts. I have been using Outbrain for a while now on Inficone. While I see decent hits from the listings that it offers, I am not entirely happy with the algorithm that it uses to find the related content. In majority of my posts, I find the Yet Another Related Posts Plugin doing….. Read More

Customize Subscription Options Plugin For WordPress

Subscription Options is a very useful wordpress plugin that enables you to share your blog content over email, RSS feed, twitter, facebook etc. It provides excellent flexibility in the form of choosing the right kind of icon and associate the required URL with the icon. See a snapshot below. Rather than copy-pasting standalone snippets of code for each service eg twitter, it is extremely easy to rather let this plugin do the job for you. You can than just add it as a widget in your sidebar. An additional benefit….. Read More