Building a Genesis Child Theme

I recently wrote a long and detailed post on Art of Blog covering how to build a Genesis child theme.

It’s a question I’m asked often and I think it’s a tutorial that’s been missing.

Here’s my general process:

  1. Create a subdirectory on my site for this project
  2. Install WordPress and Genesis
  3. Build all the site’s functionality into a child theme
  4. Use CSS to make the outputted markup match the provided design
  5. Send it to the client for review

The tutorial covers creating the child theme that has all the site’s functionality (step #3). Please take a look and let me know what you think in the comments over there.

Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer and a contributing developer to the Genesis framework. For the past 14 years he has worked with attorneys, publishers, corporations, and non-profits, building custom websites tailored to their needs and goals.

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