Genesis Framework Gets a New Update, Check Out what’s new in version 2.1.0

StudioPress released a new update for the Genesis Framework with new features, improvements and bug fixes, here is a list of changes and new features from the Genesis logs.

Genesis Version 2.1.0

Genesis 2.1 is part sensible additions, and part housekeeping. We’ve added a number of the theme settings to the WordPress Customizer screen, so you can watch your changes take place in real time. But mostly, we’ve taken care of some old issues that have been bothering us for a while. While not a revolutionary release, Genesis 2.1 fixes some bugs, tightens security, and increases stability. Not bad.

The Specifics

The following are specific changes made in this branch.

Genesis 2.1.0

  • Allow some theme settings to be adjusted in the Customizer.
  • Support Feedblitz as a feed redirection option.
  • Prevent unnecessary calls to update server.
  • Fixed a breadcrumb compatibility issue with WordPress SEO.
  • Fixed IE11 bug in layout selector.
  • Added support for RTL in the dashboard for Genesis elements.
  • Many other improvements and bug fixes.


NOTE: If you have made any changes directly to files in the /genesis/ folder, upgrading will overwrite these changes. Therefore, we recommend that you NEVER make changes this way. Alternatively, use the CSS in the child theme folder to make stylistic modifications, and use the proper PHP files in the child theme folder, along with the Genesis Hook system, to make functional/output modifications.

Using the Automatic Upgrader

  1. Click the “upgrade now” link in the update notification at the top your your dashboard page.
  2. Confirm the upgrade.
  3. After the new version is installed, click the link to complete the upgrade.
  4. All done!

Upgrading Manually

  1. Before you upgrade anything, make sure you have backup copies of your child theme.
  2. Delete the old genesis folder from your wp-content/themes directory
  3. Unzip and upload the new genesis folder to your wp-content/themes directory
  4. Log into the dashboard to complete the upgrade process.

System Requirements

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