Tagged: Yes the Genesis Theme is Dead
November 18, 2022 at 12:08 pm #506198
Is Genesis now a dead end road now that full site block themes are the apparent future of wordpress?
Are there other resources (forums etc) where I'd have better luck getting replies/answers?
I probably should have checked this forum before I spent ALL this energy learning new shit to create my ultimate child theme. Pfhtt.November 18, 2022 at 12:29 pm #506199Rick RottmanParticipantNovember 18, 2022 at 3:15 pm #506200
Wordpress thinks they are, apparently. Regardless, I assume "traditional" themes will be around longer than I am (I'm old and sick - lol). Not a very "vibrant" community like I expected when I started designing again but I reckon I'll figure out what I need to with the help of google.November 19, 2022 at 2:05 am #506201Brad DaltonParticipant
There are thousands of tutorials out there that provide support for Genesis child themes.
Why don't you publish your theme on Github and link to it so the community has direct access and can contribute.
November 19, 2022 at 1:14 pm #506203
Yes Brad, there are a lot of tutorials, many of them are outdated or don't work. The work I've done has been due to those same tutorials. Mostly 3rd party tho. Not much from Genesis.
I will look into github!
And by community you mean this one? What, are there like 4-5 people posting here? lol.
thx for the repliesNovember 27, 2022 at 11:12 am #506252devParticipant
It has been eight months or so since I've been here and I am sad to see the demise of this forum and Genesis itself. I'm wondering what direction Studio or WPEngine (or whomever is in charge!) is going to take.
While I took the business and my personal sites off of WP and re-wrote them with Bootstrap as static sites, we still do WP sites for clients... but my developers want to use the open source version of Astra and GeneratePress instead and so we have been gravitating in that direction.
What is the outlook of Genesis? We've been using it for a decade. Has WPEngine/Studio issued a "roadmap" for the future of the product?August 22, 2023 at 4:16 pm #507621spiezzParticipant
The crickets tell the story....September 19, 2023 at 3:13 am #507662palmtekParticipant
I'm ashamed to say I paid a lot of money for this virtual paper weight.
But my door knobs still work, because they have some life left in them.
I haven't build a Genesis site for at least 3 years.
Another favored option, Oxygen, is on life support. (Haters are welcome)
I've been looking at Bricks, but mostly use Astra and Blocksy now. Both are super fast to build and load even faster.December 3, 2023 at 10:30 am #507782depiParticipant
So the only one remained here is Brad Dalton of wpsites.net!!
Many years ago I bought and used his tutorials, but now all that is wastepaper.
Ten year of practice and know-how are going to die, thank you Studio Press!!February 2, 2024 at 11:57 am #507834aisah653Blocked
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Before making a decision to "jump ship" and switch to a different brand or model, consider the following steps:
Identify Specific Issues: Clearly outline the problems or concerns you have with your Genesis. Is it related to performance, reliability, maintenance costs, or other factors?
Consult with a Mechanic: If you're experiencing technical issues, consult with a qualified mechanic or technician who specializes in Genesis vehicles. They can diagnose and address specific problems you may be facing.February 13, 2024 at 9:54 am #507845timmarchantParticipant
It is a cycle. I was in sales for 16 years. 1996, I met a couple of guys in a bar. They needed someone to do sales for websites. I had never even seen one. I went and had a look, ended up in SEO, then, mid 1997, I decided to do my own e-commerce project (mobile phones). Those days it was still all C programming for backends. Hired a guy to code the site, he got nowhere and lied about it. I decided to do it myself. Tried Coldfusion, then got into ASP, by 1999 I was an MCP and had a good decade building ASP websites up to the financial crash when the contract market crashed. Hated .NET, didn't want to reskill doing that, so I had a rest for a year or so. I had tinkered with WP (my ex had a WP blog from 2004 which I took care of), decided it looked like a good thing to focus on and started doing that instead. Chose Genesis, seemed robustly coded, and it was good to work with, bought the package. So, 12-13 years of WordPress, not been too bad. And I have more than had my money's worth from Studiopress.
I stopped using the premade themes and now I only use Genesis Sample because I dodn't have to fight to remove all the tweaks someone else thought were a good idea. Sample is still being updated and if you want you can do the whole thing blockily (I don't like blocks. I don't like the block editor 🐱🐉).
I think for the future, your run of the mill website will be Wix 🤮, Weebly 🤮, Squarespace, WordPress.com for peanuts. Kids will drag and drop crappy blocks all over the place and most of the web will look like geocities again. My speciality has been websites for authors and I think I can tick along ok doing that. Or maybe become a luthier. 🎸😃February 13, 2024 at 9:55 am #507846timmarchantParticipant
sorry that was so long.
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