So, if you are using Genesis for your WordPress blog, there is a good news for you Genesis 2.1 is released now with some nice changes and additions.
It’s been nearly 6 months since we last updated Genesis, and we’d like to say that is a reflection of how stable the Genesis Framework is.
One of the most important reason behind Genesis’s popularity is the stability of the framework. It is futuristic and search engine friendly to make your website a success.
Most of the bloggers and new WordPress users prefer to start their venture on Genesis Framework, if you are also thinking to start your site or shift your site to Genesis do check these amazing Genesis Child Themes.
Also, don’t forget to get more details about Genesis Extender and Dynamik Website Builder for Genesis, these two tools will make your Genesis expert. You can do unlimited changes to your WordPress site based on Genesis framework without a single line of coding with these two tools.
Coming back to the topic, let see what’s new in Genesis 2.1
[symple_box style=”boxinfo”]Genesis 2.1 Overview
One of the most important update is the shift of theme settings to WordPress customizer, now number of theme settings will be available on the WordPress Customizer screen.
So, now onwards you can watch your changes take place in real time and make sure which change you want to save and which you want to discard.
I believe this is a nice update looking at the number of newbie Genesis users, the theme settings will be available at both the places the WordPress customizer as well as the normal theme settings.
The popular “Primary Navigation Extras” will not be available on Genesis 2.1, So if you want to add custom links like Twitter or RSS, you have to create a custom menu item and give it proper CSS class
Overall changes in Genesis 2.1
- Allow some theme settings to be adjusted in the Customizer.
- Support Feedblitz as a feed redirection option.
- Prevent unnecessary calls to update server.
- Fixed a breadcrumb compatibility issue with WordPress SEO.
- Fixed IE11 bug in layout selector.
- Added support for RTL in the dashboard for Genesis elements.
- Many other improvements and bug fixes.
Do share your experience with Genesis 2.1 with us using the comment section below.