Hear ye! Hear ye! Genesis Framework 2.0 has arrived!
The long-awaited WordPress 3.6 (nickname “Oscar”) shipped on the afternoon of August 1st. Since that time, the folks from StudioPress have been doing final testing to ensure that Genesis 2.0 is ready to rock and roll.
And it is! Go download it here.
Genesis 2.0 Update Tips
Whether you’re a relative newcomer to the Genesis Framework or a seasoned professional, I’ve got a couple of resources I’d like to share.
For the Genesis Framework Beginner:
First, don’t be freaked out about updating to Genesis 2.0. You’ve heard about HTML5 and CSS3, but don’t go all arms-flailing and lung-screaming over these buzzwords.
Are you a DIY type?
Here are some fantastic resources to teach you what you need to know about your Genesis 2.0 update. A sense of adventure and willingness to learn is required, but it’s totally within your reach!
Heads up: There are several free conversion tools out there. Run your code through it, but be prepared to go back and do some manual find/replace in case something gets missed. If you load your “updated” site and it looks wonky, DON’T FRET – you probably just missed a CSS selector somewhere that needs to be fixed.
Are you the Just Want it Done type?
Good news. If you just want your site updated and don’t care a whip about the nuts and bolts of it, you can use a professional Genesis 2.0 update service to take care of it for you.
I’ve worked with both of these companies and highly recommend either. Check out their update packages and see which one suits your needs best.
For the Advanced Genesis Framework User
First, let me interrupt myself to say don’t tune out if you don’t consider yourself an advanced user. If you’ve worked under the hood with Genesis in any capacity, oh, do I have a gem for you!
Gary Jones, one of the key contributors for the Genesis 2.0 project, published an e-book detailing every single change in Genesis 2.0, all 130+ of them! Are your nerd salivary glands squeaking yet? Mine are!
The guide is not only a labour of love when it comes to explaining all of the changes in one handy resource, but it should be required reading for all who use or work with Genesis so they don’t get caught out with their personal and client work.
- Gary Jones, Genesis Key Contributor
It’s an awesome look behind the scenes at the thought process behind Genesis 2.0 changes. Additionally, it’s a concise reference of all you need to know to successfully make the jump to developing with Genesis to 2.0.
Do yourself a favor…For about half an hour’s worth of your pay, save yourself a lot of Googling around and just get a copy of Changes in Genesis 2.0. You’ll be glad you did.
Go Rock It!
Wherever you are in your Genesis journey, I hope you have a great experience updating your sites to Genesis 2.0 and figuring out some of the cool things you can do with it.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on the StudioPress Marketplace where awesome new themes will debut.