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Genesis Layout Extras

For Genesis Framework: Allows modifying of default layouts for homepage, various archive, attachment, search, 404 pages. Plus: up to 9 new layouts!

NOTE: Only works with Genesis Framework (GPL-2.0+) as the parent theme. This is a paid premium product by StudioPress/ Copyblogger Media LLC, available via studiopress.com.

Installation Steps

  1. Installing alternatives:
    • via Admin Dashboard: Go to 'Plugins > Add New', search for "Genesis Layout Extras", click "install"
    • OR via direct ZIP upload: Upload the ZIP package via 'Plugins > Add New > Upload' in your WP Admin
    • OR via FTP upload: Upload genesis-featured-page-extras folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  3. In your left-hand "Genesis Theme Settings" menu go to "Layout Extras", setup your default layouts and you're good to go :).
  4. General usage: Set layout options DIFFERENT from the Genesis default for special sections.

Note: The "Genesis Framework" is required for this plugin in order to work. If you don't own a copy it yet, this premium parent theme has to be bought. More info about that you'll find here: http://ddwb.me/getgenesis

Video of Plugin's Settings Walkthrough (v2.0.0):

original video link by plugin developer David Decker

Choose from one of the following layouts

1) Up to 6 default layouts of Genesis - when registered:

  • Genesis Default (your default setting from Genesis Theme settings)
  • Content-Sidebar
  • Sidebar-Content
  • Content-Sidebar-Sidebar
  • Sidebar-Sidebar-Content
  • Sidebar-Content-Sidebar
  • Full Width Content

2) Currently up to 9 additional layouts of this plugin (Genesis Layout Extras):

  • Sidebars below Content *)
  • Primary below Content
  • Primary above Content
  • Header+Nav/Content/Sidebar (experimental!)
  • Content/Sidebar-Alt *)
  • Sidebar-Alt/Content *)
  • Content/Sidebar-Alt/Sidebar
  • Sidebar/Sidebar-Alt/Content
  • Sidebar/Content/Sidebar-Alt

*) = Not with my "Genesis Prose Extras" plugin - that brings those layouts on its own, but with more optimized CSS :)

Additional Post Type Support:

  • For public custom post types, enable Genesis Inpost Options (Layouts, SEO, Scripts)
  • For public custom post types with archive support, enable Genesis Archive Settings

Special Advise:

Note: This plugin has been tested with WordPress branches 3.6 and also 3.5 (and also before with 3.4+, 3.3+, 3.2+) without any issues. It also works within Multisite installs - single activated and network activated, too. Remember, running with latest versions of Genesis and WordPress is always recommended.

Also Note: Installed/ active Genesis Framework, AT LEAST version 1.8 or higher (1.9.2+ recommended!), is required for this plugin in order to work!

Own translation/wording: For custom and update-secure language files please upload them to /wp-content/languages/genesis-layout-extras/ (just create this folder) - This enables you to use fully custom translations that won't be overridden on plugin updates. Also, complete custom English wording is possible with that, just use a language file like genesis-layout-extras-en_US.mo/.po to achieve that (for creating one see the tools on "Other Notes").

Requires: 3.4 plus Genesis 1.8+ or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.7
Last Updated: 10 months ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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