I’m really excited to announce my first course release on Lynda.com: Customizing Themes with Genesis for WordPress. I’ll give you more details about the class in a second, but first…
A little about Lynda and Me
If you’re not familiar with Lynda, it’s a video-based tutorial site that’s been around 1995 (yes, it actually pre-dates YouTube for streaming content!). My first introduction to Lynda Weinman was via her web design books in the late 90’s. They were beautifully produced books that taught the basics of web graphics, html, and css.
Fast-forward to 2010 when I started working with WordPress… I signed up for an annual subscription to Lynda.com with the goal of quickly learning WordPress. After a handful of WordPress classes by Morten Rand-Hendriksen, I was on my way to setting up a business creating WordPress sites for people.
I had the pleasure of meeting Morten last year at WordCamp San Francisco 2013, where I pulled a WordCamp n00b maneuver by getting starry-eyed over the opportunity to meet someone who’d been so influential in my WordPress experience (and he didn’t even know it!). Some time after that meeting, Morten introduced me to the folks at Lynda and so the journey of becoming a Lynda author began.
In early July, I spent a week in Carpinteria, CA where the Lynda headquarters are and recorded two classes, the first of which Lynda released on Friday, August 22. So that brings us to present…
Customizing Genesis Themes
Customizing Themes with Genesis for WordPress is ideal for someone who already has a foundation working WordPress and Genesis and wants to take their understanding of the Genesis Framework a bit deeper. I talk a lot about the file structure and “guts” of the Genesis Framework and how to use that help you with theme customizations. I’ll also walk you through how to work with actions and filters to bend any Genesis child theme to your will.
— Daniel Malone (@DanielMalone) August 23, 2014
The course is a little over an hour and includes some practical exercises to help cement your knowledge. While Lynda.com subscriptions cost money, here’s a link to a free 7-day trial if you want to check out my class or any other classes in the learning library. If you go over a week, the subscription fees are well worth the money for the access you get to awesome tutorial content. At least, I think so.
Here’s a wee preview of the course introduction. If you take the course, I’d love to hear your feedback. Want more video tutorial content? I’d love to hear your ideas for future topics.