The site is gong to look like a construction zone for a while. I decided to go ahead and tweak it live and on the fly rather than wait months until it was done and then release it.
So what’s new?
For starters, I’ve decided to focus on using the Genesis framework to build all my WordPress sites from now on. Hey, if it’s good enough for Google’s Matt Cutts… Previously, I was using the MySiteMyWay family of themes for clients (they served me well), and I’ve had Envato’s top seller Udesign installed on this site. But a recent update of the theme included the Revolution slider which recently made Sucuri news for having a particularly noteworthy vulnerability. That’s ok because I wanted to move toward something cleaner and less bloated anyway. Something that would be naturally optimized for search engines. Genesis has earned a stellar reputation in the WordPress community and it certainly helps that StudioPress works closely with key members of the WP core developer group.
Initially, I was a bit intimidated and hesitant to make the switch. I just kept hearing seasoned devs mention how different the Genesis environment was. But in the end, I figured I didn’t know enough about coding to be scared one way or another. Turns out that support for learning Genesis is quite sufficient and the concepts are easy to grasp thus far. Plus, I couldn’t ask for better timing in getting Carrie Dils’ recent entry of a pair of Genesis tutorials on Lynda.com.
So there’s quite a bit of work ahead and I expect that progress will likely come in punctuated spurts of productivity rather than a short and steady flow. But then again, I just might plow through it in one night.
Check back often and find out…
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