Are you a beginner with the Genesis Framework? You’ve landed in the right spot. One of the things I love most about the Genesis Framework is the amazing community of users, designers, and developers. They’re a great resource for learning and expanding your skills with Genesis.
But what if you’re brand new to the Genesis Framework and you don’t even know what questions to ask? That’s where the Genesis Guide for Absolute Beginners comes in. It’s the perfect starting point for any WordPress user ready to dip their toes into the wonderful world of Genesis.
It’s 47 pages, which might seem daunting, but it’s not the kind of document you curl up with by the fireplace. My recommendation? Read the introduction, look through the table of contents and then use it as a reference guide as you walk through the installation and customization of your own site.
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Hey Carrie, got any more resources for Genesis Framework beginners?
I’m so glad you asked. Of course I do! Most of us learning best by doing a combination of hearing, reading, and doing. Below I’ll give you some resources to do a little bit of each.
Watch Genesis Tutorials for Beginners
I’ve got multiple courses at Lynda.com dedicated to the Genesis Framework!
- Up and Running with the Genesis Framework
- Customizing Themes with Genesis for WordPress
- WordPress and Genesis DIY: Setting Up WP + Genesis
- WordPress and Genesis DIY: Showcasing Photography
- WordPress and Genesis DIY: Weddings & Special Events
- WordPress and Genesis DIY: Freelance/Independent Website
- WordPress and Genesis DIY: Small Business Website
p.s. Here’s a free 10-day Lynda.com trial if you’re not already a member
Reading About Genesis
I regularly write Genesis Framework tutorials (and general WordPress tips and tricks) right here on my blog. I include code snippets, the reason behind the code, and an explanation of how to do various customizations on your site. I’m your personal Genesis Framework guide! Which leads me to my last point…
How to Use Genesis Framework
You can listen to a million lectures or read a thousand tutorials, but at the end of the day, you’ll learn the most once you start to get your hands dirty in the code. As a matter of fact, I highly recommend breaking code, just so you can learn to fix it. If you already have some experience with PHP and CSS, jump right into my tutorials and try some out for yourself. If you’re brand new to working with code, I suggest reading up Editing WordPress 101.
Regardless of your skill level, if you get stuck, I’ve written some (hopefully) helpful tips in this post about Learning to Troubleshoot WordPress.