5 Most Requested Genesis Theme Hacks

The great thing about the Genesis theme framework is that you get a solid-looking blog right out of the box.

If you’re looking to take it one step further by personalizing it, you’ll find this list of my favorite (and most requested) Genesis customization shortcuts really helpful.

1. How to customize the post info/byline

This first tutorial lets you change or completely hide the text at the top of each post that displays the post date or author.

http://www.studiopress.com/tutorials/customize-post-info

2. How to add a newsletter signup box after your posts

You’ve probably already heard of how useful it is to have your newsletter signup box in your sidebar, but a lot of people don’t realize that the end of your post is another great place to have it.

If a new reader is at the end of your post and found it really useful, they’re more likely to subscribe to future updates using the form that’s already there than they are to scroll back up to the top of the page.

http://www.briangardner.com/newsletter-signup-box

3. How to customize the comments section

Be creative and inject some personality into your comments section! This shows you how to quickly change the lines that say “Comments” and “Speak Your Mind” to whatever you want.

http://www.studiopress.com/tutorials/comments

4. How to change the footer text

There are few ways to alter the footer text to make it your own. You can add copyright information, a credit to your site’s designer, extra navigation, or even your Genesis Affiliate link.

http://gregrickaby.com/2010/08/change-footer-text-in-genesis-theme.html

5. How to change the Genesis favicon

The default favicon is set to the Genesis logo. There are two ways to change your favicon, but the Genesis Favicon Uploader is the fastest and easiest way (it’s not a tutorial per se but it’s just as useful).

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-favicon-uploader

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