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Genesis Prose Extras

Additions for the Prose Child Theme for Genesis Framework: Widgetized Homepage, layouts, menu positions, translation loading, plus various helpers.

FINALLY: Add a Widgetized Homepage to Your Prose Child Theme

Finally have a homepage template for Prose that's widgetized! Plus, it works with Prose 1.5+ auto update system, that means, you don't lose your home template/ widget stuff when performing these sweet auto updates!

In general, a great helper tool for the Prose Child Themes for Genesis!

In other words, THE add-on plugin you've waited for if you're a die hard Prose fan :)

Please note: This plugin requires the Genesis Theme Framework AND the "Prose" Child Theme - both are premium products by StudioPress/ Copyblogger Media LLC via studiopress.com.

Video of Plugin's Settings Walkthrough:

original video link by plugin developer David Decker

General Features

  • Up to 15 additional admin setting options for Prose :)
  • Up to 17 different new features for Prose powered sites :)
  • Widgetized homepage template, with up to 3 widget areas (one on top; two more below, 2-column-style)
  • Optional extra Sidebar (widget area) for this homepage.
  • Layout setting for the homepage (only if "Genesis Layout Extras" plugin is not active)
  • Optional: remove Footer Widgets on home page/ static front page.
  • Optional: up to 5 different positions for the navigation menus - Primary Navigation & Secondary Navigation.
  • Optional: add menu descriptions to both, Primary & Secondary Navigation menus.
  • Optionally remove the (default) "After Post" widget area.
  • Optionally display a "Prose After Page" widget area after content on single pages.
  • Custom CSS meta box on inpost edit screens - by default for posts & pages (devs could add post type support!) -- especially handy for unique styles for singular posts/ pages (to avoid Prose' global Custom CSS and/ or body/ post classes)
  • Conditionally loading of "a better Custom PHP" file (located in /wp-content/uploads/prose/) because the default "Custom PHP" section in Prose settings doesn't work most of the time (wrong priorities etc., seems to fire way too late...).
  • Some Shortcodes for the "adventurous" users among you... :)
  • Hooking the plugins settings into Genesis Export/ Import admin section, allowing you export/ import for this plugin alone or combine plugin settings with Prose and/ or Genesis settings to transfer settings from one Genesis/ Prose site to another.
  • Adding a monospace font for the Prose "Custom Code" section to improve Code readability.
  • Adding a warning message & short explanation on the "Theme Editor" admin pages for "Prose" child theme - as editing "Prose" core files will result in lost additions/ customizations on auto updates!
  • Fixes small CSS issues with Firefox Browser on some textareas and input fields in Prose & Genesis admin settings pages. (I am happy to remove this ASAP after Genesis devs fixed that :)

Multisite Features

  • Plugin is fully Multisite compatible!
  • Optional for Multisite installs: load site-specific functions files for each sub-site in a Network where Prose is a network-activated child theme. (In lots of cases this is more handy & developer friendly than the use of Prose' "Custom Code".) -- Consider this little site-specific functions files.
  • Conditionally loading of "a better Custom PHP" also fully Multisite compatible -- consider that a global "functions file" for Prose for all Multisite sites/ sub sites.
  • NOTE: Multisite setting only available within Multisite installs and for user role/cap of "Super Admin"!

Translation Features (i18n)

  • Plugin is fully internationalized and comes with English and German language packs by default!
  • Load translations for Prose (backend & frontend) - won't be overridden on Prose auto updates!
  • Prose child theme translations for German included - in formal and informal version!
  • NOTE: Translation setting only available for non-English installs (based on WPLANG constant).

Advantages & Benefits

  • All of the above features WILL NOT be overridden on Prose auto updates! All is safe and controlled by the plugin - the "Prose" child theme folder ('/wp-content/themes/prose/') is NEVER touched by this plugin! So, relax and do your 1-click auto updates, we've all come to love :-).
  • User friendly I: Easy to setup and use -- builds on top of already awesome Genesis and Prose features.
  • User friendly II: Help texts included on admin screens, and WordPress help tab system integrated.
  • Developer friendly with lots of action hooks and filters, to additionally customize things via the above alternatives for functions files or via third-party plugins.
  • And, have more fun: With Sidebars, Layouts, Menus, Widget Areas...

Useful for:

  • Prose fans who are passionate about Auto Updates for their favorite child theme :).
  • Clients who love Prose Design Settings but need more control, especially for the home page!
  • International clients that need their Prose stuff translated but keep translations on Prose updates.
  • Agencies/ Developers working with Prose for clients and want to speed up their dev time and have portability of settings.
  • Super Admins using Prose as network-activated child theme for numerous (sub) sites within their network install.

Please note: This plugin requires the Genesis Theme Framework AND the "Prose" Child Theme - both are premium products by StudioPress/ Copyblogger Media LLC via studiopress.com.

Plugin Localization

  • English (default) - always included
  • German (de_DE) - always included
  • .pot file (genesis-prose-extras.pot) for translators is also always included :)
  • Easy plugin translation platform with GlotPress tool: Translate "Genesis Prose Extras"...
  • Your translation? - Just send it in

A plugin from deckerweb.de and GenesisThemes


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Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.6.1
Last Updated: 4 years ago
Active Installs: 500+


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