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You can also ask the theme creator for what's the best way to update the theme he created. There is a support forum over there for the theme.
You didn't find any help on there official websites?
Thanks. I'll tinker around with that on my test blog in a little while. Currently repairing a neighbors laptop right now and taking a little break to get caught up with email.
The neighbors at my apartment complex found out I work in the computer repair department for a living so I guess I just started another side business.
Thanks Brad and one day I know I will need to join your blog because you always point people in the right direction.
That's for the advice and link. I may scratch one of the widget's anyways. My brain is starting to warm up with idea's for the blog. lol
Don't use an affiliate link on this forum. This is not a place to try to make money off of. Its a place for us StudioPress customers help each other.
I did some searching and I think these are good themes to use for travel blogs. Keep in mind, you can customize the themes to suite your own needs and get free help with that on the forum. Let us know if any themes listed is something that is you might consider.
https://creativemarket.com/StationSeven/196613-Coastal-A-Multipurpose-Theme (not affiliate link)
https://creativemarket.com/TinselPop/695517-Retreat-Wordpress-Theme (not affiliate link)
https://creativemarket.com/bitestobrandshop/765246-THE-SMITHS-WORDPRESS-THEME (not affiliate link)
Are we getting close to themes that you might be interested in?
Look If none of these suite your needs but we are getting close to something you are looking for, add more details about what features you are looking for in a travel theme...etc
The more we know, the better we can search Google for you. 🙂
Use this link below and test if you theme is mobile responsive.
I just checked in my dashboard and magazine pro has not been updated since Updated: 8/2/14. Studiopress staff might want to take a look at updating this old one.
For the plugin you might want to ask the developer. https://wordpress.org/support/plugin/genesis-grid-loop
Thread is a year old, it's expected.
Use one of the built in Genesis widgets to do this. Follow the advice
Once you fill out that widget, drag it over to your sidebar. I just did an example on my blog.
Note that I removed this widget after I did the screenshot as I am not displaying this in my side bar I moved the widget back to my footer widget where I want it to be.
Was you using the Genesis theme that's in your appearance folder in your dashboard and editing that theme yourself? That theme is the framework and you should never add code in there because when the framework updates, all your changes get erased and that's why you should install a child theme. Here is a picture of my dashboard with my current child theme that I am using and modifying.
A blog post was just written yesterday explaining why you should be using a child theme and why you see that message in your dashboard. I'll quote a few lines but please read the whole thing then come back here and ask any more questions and we will walk you through the next process.
Every once in a while, I’ll run across a site running Genesis. Actually, it’s more than every once in a while, but what do you expect when so many people use Genesis?! But anyway, I’ll visit a site running Genesis and notice that they’re running Genesis as the active theme, instead of using a child theme. I can’t help but shake my head, because not only is this incredibly risky, but we actively recommend that you DO NOT run Genesis as the active theme on any site.
But why not? There are several reasons, actually.
A child theme allows you to customize
Whenever you read a tutorial for adding or removing things from your site output, it’s likely that the tutorial will says “put this code in your child theme’s functions.php file.” It’s hard to do that when you’re not running a child theme.
This might be the fix posted in this blog post from Friday.
I'm not seeing any issues. What they are you using? Perhaps the theme is a little outdated with some coding.
Have you cleared your internet cache and your blog's cache then restarted your PC.
If you tried out any other troubleshooting methods could you tell us in here. If you do think you found an actual bug, use the Contact forum to email paid staff to repot it.
Better yet, if anyone finds a bug, report it here: http://my.studiopress.com/help/
Even if you don't want to pay a developer to do the needed customizations that you are after on your Genesis Framework theme, there are ton's of 3rd party StudioPress theme creators with amazing designs at affordable prices. I didn't make this list but check all those websites out on the list and all the themes they have.
https://list.ly/list/ZLH-third-party-genesis-child-theme-sellers (Most sites listed the owners provide customization side gigs)
You can do so much with a theme in regards to customizing it. Wish I had big money because all my idea's need a developer and I don't hire cheap people. lol
Stick around, the framework is in beta stage right now and going to be released soon. Then I'm sure developers will have more idea's when it comes to customizing a theme or developing a new one to sell online.
Personally (opinion) any slow loading blogs I visit, I leave and don't care how huge the company is. Crazy features seem nice but user experience is what I look for in a blog. I am on that blog because I want to be and want to read content, share comments or purchase products on the blog... Any useless junk not needed on the blog, I'll leave.
To me, content is more important that over-the-top features. Then again a developer can add these to a Genesis Framework theme. Have you looked at the developers work recently?
I just posted my oninion and now that I am done, I am going to make a cup of coffee and smoke a cig outside before starting dinner. That's prolly TMI. lol
You never have to edit the functions.php to modify the footer. Install the plugin above like I did a long time ago when I wanted to change mine.
Once you install the plugin navigate to your "Genesis" tab in your admin dashboard. You'll see a link for "Simple edits" to click on to edit the footer text.
The title was misleading.
So you basically want to exchange links with another website owner right? You know, they add your link on there site and you add there link on yours.
This type of thing is not a good thing to do in Googles eyes.
Here is some guidelines from Google on exchanging links.
Any links intended to manipulate PageRank or a site's ranking in Google search results may be considered part of a link scheme and a violation of Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. This includes any behavior that manipulates links to your site or outgoing links from your site.
The following are examples of link schemes which can negatively impact a site's ranking in search results:
• Buying or selling links that pass PageRank. This includes exchanging money for links, or posts that contain links; exchanging goods or services for links; or sending someone a “free” product in exchange for them writing about it and including a link
• Excessive link exchanges ("Link to me and I'll link to you") or partner pages exclusively for the sake of cross-linking
• Large-scale article marketing or guest posting campaigns with keyword-rich anchor text links
• Using automated programs or services to create links to your site
Additionally, creating links that weren’t editorially placed or vouched for by the site’s owner on a page, otherwise known as unnatural links, can be considered a violation of our guidelines. More information continued at: https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/66356?hl=en
If you really want to exchange links then use HTML code to give to that person.
<a href="http://mydomain.com" target="_blank">My Domain Rocks</a>
What about this theme?
Let us know if we are getting close to a theme that fit's all your needs.
~’;’~May 25, 2016 at 8:06 am in reply to: My Site Is Extremely Slow And I'm Not Sure Why – Can Anyone Help? #186253
Are you using cloudflare.com by any chance? It helps and the free account is good.
Do you know if your web host was doing any server updates or had issues lately?
For plugins, myself, I remove plugins that are not compatible with the latest WordPress version. Sometimes I'll email the plugin author to ask if the plugin will get updated or at least change things so wordpress.org says it's compatible if no updates needed.
~’;’~May 19, 2016 at 7:52 pm in reply to: How to Develop Custom Genesis Child-theme for WordPress #185929
The genesis sample theme just got a major update so upload the new zip file.