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How to Edit or Remove Genesis Footer?

In standard WordPress themes, footer.php file contains the credits. But in Genesis and its child themes , the functions file does the part. Genesis renders the credits by using following action: do_action( ‘genesis_footer’ ); Most of the times, the footer credits are automated and […]

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In standard WordPress themes, footer.php file contains the credits. But in Genesis and its child themes , the functions file does the part. Genesis renders the credits by using following action:

do_action( 'genesis_footer' );

Most of the times, the footer credits are automated and have the format like

© 2014. Gaurav Tiwari | Genesis Framework | Log In.

Certainly, a lot of Genesis users want to customize the credits according to their need but they don’t find a way to do so.

genesis footer editing

If you know how to edit WordPress themes from Dashboard, you can customize Genesis footer by writing single line of codes.

 

 

Customizing Genesis Child Themes’ footer

Step One:

  • Open Dashboard → hover over Appearance → click on Editor

Step Two:

  • Select Genesis child theme to edit.

 

 

 

Do not edit the parent files of Genesis Theme.

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Step Three:

  • Open Theme functions (functions.php) file.

 

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Step Four:

  • At the end of functions.php, enter
remove_action( 'genesis_footer', 'genesis_do_footer' );

This will remove the genesis footer.

Optionally, you can also hide the Genesis footer by writing the following CSS in style.css file:

.footer .wrap { display:none!important; }

Step Five:

  • Now if you want to write custom credits to footer, you can add an action by writing
add_action( 'genesis_footer', 'my_custom_footer' );

This action replaces default

genesis_do_footer

with your own my_custom_footer. At the end you will need to add a function to my_custom_footer which can echo your HTML code. It can be done by writing

function my_custom_footer() {
echo '<p>&copy; Copyright 2014 <a href="http://gauravtiwari.org">Gaurav Tiwari</a> | Anything Else using simple HTML or PHP</p>'
}

So, the complete PHP code reads like:

< ?php remove_action( 'genesis_footer', 'genesis_do_footer' );
add_action( 'genesis_footer', 'my_custom_footer' );
function my_custom_footer() {
echo'<p>&copy; Copyright 2014 <a href="http://gauravtiwari.org">Gaurav Tiwari</a> | Anything Else using simple HTML or PHP</p>'
}
?>

Alternatively, the same can be done by writing the function as

function my_custom_footer() {
    ?>
    <p>&copy; Copyright 2014 <a href="http://gauravtiwari.org">Gaurav Tiwari</a> | Anything Else using simple HTML or PHP</p>
}

For those who already know, it should come as no surprise that HTML5 has now become one of the most popular tools for empowering web content and creating websites that are dynamic and visually stunning. As the latest extension of HTML, HTML5 has definitely gained the momentum and recognition within the realm of cyberspace in encouraging developers and designers alike to do this and that with their website.

With the help of HTML5, designers are now using tools which they can use to animate their virtual objects, and thus bring a touch creativity and uniqueness to their website. But creating such animation is a bit arduous and energy-depleting task. For this, you need to take the help of some of the useful animation tools to make your creative work a truly rewarding process. So, below we have given a fantastic collection of some popular animation tools to help web-masters to make an effective use of HTML5 and make their site engaging.

1. Google Web Designer

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The new Google Web Designer is all about creating attractive and highly dynamic websites. The tool is extremely helpful in creating engaging HTML5 sites and ads. Developed in WYSIWYG approach, means there is no need for developers to get them involved into a complicated process of coding, while ensuring a high quality output which is design-oriented. What’s more, you are also getting easy-to-use settings for designing Google-powered ads and a lot more.

2. Purple Motion

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Purple Motion is a highly versatile tool that allows you create an engaging and visually stunning digital content. It comes with controlled animations, seamlessly blended with text, audio, video, animation, and image related elements.

3. Mixeek

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Mixeek is a free software tool that allows you design beautiful and engaging web animations in the most rewarding manner. The tool is based on JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5, and is carefully developed to help you make responsive ready and dynamic websites.

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Gravatar.com is a Page Rank 8 and DA 94 website which enables users to have online profiles using custom AvatarsGravatar is an acronym of Globally Recognized Avatar. Here you create your profile once and become an internet identity forever. Gravatars are used as user-profiles on all WordPress.com and nearly 90% of WordPress blogs. This means, as a blogger, it’s highly recommended to have a stunning gravatar profile. Here is my Gravatar profile:

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Gravatar can drive huge amount of traffic via comments. Plus on profile pages, it allows to link as many sites you want but unluckily assigns them rel=’nofollow’ . In one line, gravatar.com gives a plenty of nofollow backlinks from your gravatar profile page.

 

All these links are not being followed.

All these links are not being followed.

Nofollow backlinks? Well, no. Those aren’t that relevant to SEO as are general (follow) links. You want genuine backlinks? There is a simple way to get genuine follow links from gravatar. All you need to be cautious about formatting. Follow these easy steps to get backlinks from your gravatar profile:

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Video Guide

  • Start typing in About Me section. Write about yourself and add external links. But be careful not to use double quotes (“…”) inside anchor <a> ..</a>) tag. Use single quotes as Gravatar removes everything inside double-quotes. Be specific and add rel=’author’ or any other. Never add rel=’follow’ or rel=’dofollow’ because these tags are incorrect.
  • You can add as many as possible external links using the same way.
  • Save profile.

backlink receivedWhen you are done, you will see these links on the left of your profile. Cool. You just got DA94 and PA40+ juice passing backlinks with no hard-work. These links will also pass juice from the countless webpages which support gravatar profiles.

Enjoy!

 

This is a growing list of free and creative WordPress themes for storytellers and poets. All made with content in focus and clutter free experience, are responsive and full featured. Most of these are one column, mobile friendly and support fly-out menus, excellent typography and post-formats. Let’s have a look on them. ↓

Intergalactic WordPress Theme

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Intergalactic is a visually brilliant content focused WordPress theme with one column layout and a slide-out menu. Beautifully decorated with featured images, this theme is perfect for story tellers and personal bloggers.
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If you are an entrepreneur in this age and day, it is most likely that you have an online platform. In fact, websites today are perfect for anyone who wants to reach a wide audience from entertainers, public figures and organizations of different kinds.

However, your website’s success is only as good as the web design and this is where most businesses fail. Web design is not just a matter of creating a beautiful website but one that helps you achieve your objectives. In essence, web designing determines the success of your site.

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Web Design Explained

If there is one misunderstood profession, it has to be web design. Probably the fact that anyone with some computer knowledge can create a website has led to this confusion. There is an old maxim used by professionals in this trade that web design is not print design and this helps to clear matters.

In technical terms, a web designer is a user interface designer and is responsible for the visual presentation of the website. This is a minimalistic definition because once you give your design or concept to a designer he/she has to do a lot of work including collaborating with other web experts in order to come up with a template that suits your needs.

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There are more articles about how to write great blog posts than the same on commenting etiquette. Here I have tried to summarize all my blogging and social commenting experiences as a single blog post. In a four years long blogging life, there were several events when my comments were taken positively & produced great discussion environments. I have also faced those nasty moments when my words were criticized and harassment took place. It may happen to any of you, if you don’t really know how to make a good comment.  A reader with a little knowledge is either a learner or a spammer. But a reader with enough understanding of the subject can be both a critic and a customer. In first case, there is almost no concept of conversion of visit into comments. But in the latter, it exists. As an intelligent reader you often opt for leaving a comment. But remain unnoticed just because you don’t know how to write better comments and stand out of crowd.  So leave leaving boring comments and start writing awesome comments with this little guide.

This paragraph is for someone who doesn’t know how helpful is commenting in building engagement with other blogs. It helps you gain traffic, pull attention to you and increasing the number of links to your site!

Here are some ideas on how you can write better comments so that you become commenting star. Following these can help you attract readership to your own blog from high traffic blogs, build backlinks and make friends. I hope you will like them.

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