Tagged: Genesis subheading
August 15, 2014 at 6:15 am #118975
HI All, I'm fairly new to all this and have just installed Genesis and my Child Theme. I haven't activated either yet as I'm trying to understand (through research) what will happen to my current site etc if I activate another theme. Looking at the Live Preview there's a fair amount of reformatting that needs doing. But my main question is, I'm up to the part where I configure Genesis but I cannot see the subheading (as shown on the installation instruction information) in my WordPress Admin. Has anyone any ideas why or where it might be?http://www.bargainchick.com.auAugust 15, 2014 at 9:27 am #119010
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean where it says "Just another WordPress site" and a like?
If so, go to Settings > General and edit the second box down – the one that says Tagline.
If it isn't that, let me know child theme you're using (there's hundreds).
August 17, 2014 at 7:43 am #119358
HI Ben, No what I'm referring to are the menu headers within WordPress Admin on the left hand side. I can't attached screenshots here but if you look in WordPress Admin the headings are like "Dashboard", "Posts", "Media"
"Links", "Pages", Appearance" etc etc. According to the installation tutorial from Studiopress, one of these headings is "Genesis". I don't have this showing after I've installed it.August 17, 2014 at 8:11 am #119359PatcarMember
Hi Ben and Bargnchk,
I have the same problem, I cannot find the heading "Genesis" in may WordPress Admin.
I´ve installed Genesis 1 month ago and now it is when I realize I have no this heading
I´ve just bought Genesis Palette Pro and I cannot installed neither.
regardsAugust 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm #119392rreeveMember
I'm just another user like you so I can't promise this is what's wrong but have you added a child theme to your installation of Genesis yet?
Genesis is a little different to most other WordPress themes as Genesis is a Framework.
Once you've added Genesis to your WordPress theme folder, it's highly recommended you add a child theme.
In the above forum navigation Go to: My Studiopress >> Downloads
Here you will see a download for the Genesis framework and below it should be a download for 'Genesis Sample'
This Genesis Sample is what you should use if you like the design of the standard genesis theme. Just upload the Genesis Sample into your themes folder and activate it and your good to go. (The other main genesis framework must also be inside your theme folder when you activate the Genesis Sample for it to work)
Hopefully, this should give you the Genesis theme settings that you appear to be missing.August 18, 2014 at 1:08 am #119471
Yup. Rreeve is correct.
The Genesis submenu will only appear when there is an active Genesis child theme.
Either install and activate the child theme you purchased with Genesis, or download the Genesis Sample Theme and go from there.
August 18, 2014 at 2:33 am #119486
Hi Guys, Thanks so much for your help. yes I've uploaded and installed Genesis, Genesis Sample and The child theme. Someone from Studiopress Support has written to me saying I might need to activate it to make the Genesis heading show up. But I don't want to activate it and make it live if I'm not ready to launch it and formatted it all yet. Catch 22 though I think. And do I activate the child theme, the Genesis Sample or Genesis or all 3 or ?? I've managed to work out how to edit it the way I want it within the Live Preview but to make it stay that way I have to activate it. hmmmAugust 18, 2014 at 2:42 am #119489
Yeah, I see what you mean.
The best thing to do considering your technical level is to wait until your quietest day (that might be Friday, it might be tomorrow). The evening before that day, back up your site and download a plugin like:
Go into the options, fill out some info and then activate it that evening. That will put up a simple page saying you're working on your site and you'll be back soon.
Then activate the child theme. You don't need to activate Genesis or Genesis Sample. In fact, you can delete Genesis Sample (do not delete Genesis). The child theme will see Genesis and pull the info it needs from it without you needing to do anything.
Once the child theme is live, make the changes. As soon as you're happy, turn off the coming soon page and your new site will be all done without you having to worry about someone stumbling across it while you're working on it.
August 18, 2014 at 3:04 am #119493
Ben thanks so much. Sounds like a plan!August 18, 2014 at 3:11 am #119494
No problem. From the sounds of things, it should take you a full day. In fact, you might even get it done in an hour or two. But that full day gives you time in case things don't go to plan.
August 18, 2014 at 3:24 am #119500
Hi Ben, What's the difference between the Ultimate Coming Soon Plugin and the Ultimate Under Construction Plugin - anything really?August 18, 2014 at 3:26 am #119501
Very little. Either will do the job.
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