How to customize Enterprise Child Theme on genesis frame work

editing enterprise child theme on genesis

Getting your Enterprise child theme to work  
1. Install wp-circle  The initial image slider seen on the very top left of your child  theme , built around the text is based on the wp-circle plugin which you can easily download various variation of the plugin by making a search on wordpress plugin directory for wp-circle . After install you need manually add the images you need for your slide to get your slider working .
2. You may wanna install Vslider image sliding plugin Instead  : by default wp-circle covers 600px width leaving 280px width for hometop 1 . You can tweak this design a bit to have at least something different from thousand and one other users using this child theme by leaving off the wp-circle plugin and using vslider instead , reason being that vsliser is more professional and can easily give you a well captioned image with jquery   / ajax effect . you can also allow the vslider plugin to cover the whole (600+280)px width now the text will be written with transparent effect below your slider image , instead of occupying the left side . view px below for example

To make the vslider plugin work this way you need go to vslider from your dashboard  =>click on vslider and create a new vslider (remember to enter a vsilder name you can easily remember ‘cos you ‘ll be needing it latter )==> click edit to edit the vslider you have created with this settings ==> image width = 700 or 880 (depending on what you want) => image height ==>235 (that’s the default , you wanna use 280 to have something different)==> Edit other vslider options to have effects of your choices etc. ==> use the custom  image 1,2,3,4, to add your images ==> “heading text” for the bold transparent text header ==> “description text” for more transparent text description (company description relating to this image ) ==> edit your enterprise child theme sytle.css from appearance -> editor of your dashboard –> edit values as follow
.home-top-2 {
float: right;
height: 235px;
width: 600px;
and edit the width to 880 or 900px,  height to 240 or 280px  then navigate to your dashboard ==> appearance ==> editor ==> and edit the home.php  by==>
locating this lines :
echo ‘<div class=”home-top-2″>’;
if ( function_exists( ‘wp_cycle’ ) )
echo ‘</div><!– end .home-top-2 –>’;
echo ‘</div><!– end .wrap –></div><!– end #home-top –></div><!– end #home-top-bg –>’;
then replacing it with this lines:
echo ‘<div class=”home-top-2″>’;
vslider(‘name of the vslider you created for here ‘);
echo ‘</div><!– end .home-top-2 –>’;
echo ‘</div><!– end .wrap –></div><!– end #home-top –></div><!– end #home-top-bg –>’;
save and move to the next action .
3.  Install Genesis simple edits & genesis sidebar : with this plugins all you need do is log in to your dashboard ==> click on genesis — choose edit  to edit your footer  , go to top text , Completely remove /blank post info & post meta since it’s a company website and you wouldn’t want be seeing information like posted by –so so and so –> on so so and so date / time . so remove that completely if that’s your choice though .  Use the genesis sidebar only if the sidebar already created is not enough for what you want or if you need more custom sidebars
4. Create menu / Navigation : to do this log in to your dashboard ==> click on appearance => menus ==>   from the top left give the primary navigation menu a name as well as the secondary navigation menu (if you wanna change the default names) and save ==> now create as many  menu buttons as possible and save . If you wanna re position the primary / secondary navigation menu above your header & logo or in line with your header / logo just follow this tips ( this works for all genesis child themes . also give credit to don c. for this ) : Go to appearance from your dashboard ==> navigate to editor ==> edit functions.php with this snippets …>
Add this
/** Reposition the primary navigation menu */
remove_action( ‘genesis_after_header’, ‘genesis_do_nav’ );
add_action( ‘genesis_before_header’, ‘genesis_do_nav’ );
to the last line of your functions.php if you wanna reposition  the primary navigation menu above the header or this
/** Reposition the secondary navigation */
remove_action( ‘genesis_after_header’, ‘genesis_do_subnav’ );
add_action( ‘genesis_before_header’, ‘genesis_do_subnav’ );
to the last line if you what you wanna drop up there is the secondary navigation menu .
Now to position any of the navigation menu inline with the header at the right side , all you need do is go to appearance from your dashboard ==> navigate to widgets ==> drag the “custom menu widget” to the “header right ”  and preview ……….
5. Install the Tiny Contact Form    :  This tutorial was written with wp novice at heart , so you wouldn’t wanna be bothering yourself with php snippet or code to use , tiny contact contact form makes it easy for you to drop the widget at any position of your choice , you can even drop the contact form at the third footer widget to make it possible for users to contact the company directly from the homepage .
Conclusion : Any person including bloggers can use this child theme for a personal portfolio site , companies / firm can also use it for their company website
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