You have tried one or several WordPress themes and perhaps you found one you like but have been frustrated by its limited customization. You discovered you could change customize colors here and there, the background, the header, the number of columns in the homepage, and a few more things but that’s about it. You are ready to either hire a web designer or design your own theme. Here I am going to show you how to tinker around and build your own Genesis child theme using the Genesis Framework.
Of course, you could design your own WordPress theme from scratch just as developers do. As a beginner this is not a good idea because you will have to spend a lot of time learning how to do this. A much easier way for a beginner is to get a WordPress framework such as Genesis and use it as a parent theme for your child theme.
If represented by an automobile, think of a WordPress framework as the engine and transmission that provides the power to move it around, while the child theme is the body and interior that give it function, comfort and beauty. The terms are a bit confusing to the public because many developers usually just sell WordPress themes, where a framework is bundled in it.
There are several good frameworks out there, but in this project I am using the Genesis Framework. So the first thing you need to do, if you don’t own it already, is to purchase the Genesis framework from StudioPress. Its cost is just under $60 and you can get it here.… [Read More…]