Building a Genesis Child Theme

I recently wrote a long and detailed post on 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 the co-founder and lead developer at CultivateWP, a WordPress agency focusing on high performance sites for web publishers.

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