StudioPress recently released Genesis 2.0 and I have officially jumped on the bandwagon. My love for what I’ve seen so far has felt so cult-like that I can truly imagine myself sipping a glass of Kool-Aid in a tropical, South American commune.
At LimeCuda, we’ve been working on ways to standardize our development process. This will allow us to provide better websites for our clients in a more time effective manner. The Genesis Framework has become the cornerstone of this pursuit. In addition to this, we have developed what we’re calling the Exodus Framework. This framework is a group of files that we can add to all of our Genesis child themes and quickly
add_theme_support for any elements that the current development requires.
Faster Development, Better Management
By creating a framework, we’re able to quickly reproduce elements that will be consistent across the majority of our custom developed websites. Items that are (thankfully) missing from the default Genesis Framework (Mobile Navigation, Fixed Headers, Icon Fonts, etc.) can now be easily turned off and on within the child theme.
Finally, by making this a framework, these become features that we can quickly maintain and update across hundreds of client sites by simply replacing a single folder. The goal is to develop a way that we can quickly update this folder via a site management solution such as ManageWP (any tips on that would be greatly appreciated 🙂 )