A guide on how to access the old Genesis Theme Settings page.
The most recent Genesis release (2.10) moved the theme settings to the Customizer. If you try accessing the old theme settings page, it redirects you to the customizer with the Theme Settings panel open.
Here are a few reasons why you may want to access the old theme settings page:
- You don’t like the customizer 👋
- You’re using a plugin like Genesis Title Toggle that includes themes settings which are now inaccessible
- You have added your own theme options in your child theme which are now inaccessible
These approaches will only work with the 2.x branch of Genesis (ex: Genesis 2.10 and any other 2.x releases that come later). Genesis 3.0 will remove these pages completely, not simply redirect them.
There are two ways you can access the old theme settings page.
Include &noredirect in URL
If you only need to access the settings page once, this is the simplest approach.
Hover over Genesis > Theme Settings, right click and select “Copy Link Address”. Paste that URL in the address bar, then add
&noredirect to the end of it. This tells Genesis to bypass the redirect.
The URL will be: https://yoursite.copm/wp-admin/admin.php?page=genesis&noredirect
If you access theme settings often, you might prefer a more permanent solution.
Disable the redirect
It only takes a few lines of code to disable Genesis from ever redirecting to the customizer. You can then access the theme settings the way you always have, by clicking Genesis > Theme Settings.
Install the plugin
I’ve packaged this code into a plugin so you can easily install it without having to edit code. Go to Plugins > Add New > Upload and upload this zip file.