Here you will find a summary of the most important changes in the latest versions of Genesis Framework:
With Genesis 3.3 comes, at last, the integration of translations in the core. 🥳 It
also brings improvements in:
🧱 Block editor sidebar
⚠ Remember that the minimum versions are WP 5.0+, PHP 5.6+ and HTML5 child themes
To start using Genesis core translations you just need to:
- Deactivate the Genesis Translations plugin.
- Upgrade to Genesis 3.3
- Update the translations that will appear right after installing version 3.3.
- Delete the Genesis Translations plugin 😉 Delete the Genesis Translations plugin 😉
✏️ Edit meta information from WordPress customizer.
🦶🏼 Disable footer widgets on every post.
🕸 Open Graph support
🌅 Support for image lazy-loading in Chrome
⚓️ New /genesis_markup()/ parameters (Markup API)
⬆️ Minimum versions WP 5.0+, PHP 5.6+ and HTML5 child themes
✏️ Edit footer credits from customizer
🧱 New sidebar in block editor
↳ Hide titles, breadcrumbs and featured images in post and pages
↳ Choose layout and classes
🧩 Choose different packs to start with
❌ Disable Schema if Yoast installed
Genesis 3.0 comes with major changes to keep evolving:
❌ Remove non-HTML 5 markup
❌ Remove CSS from style.css
❌ Remove unnecessary templates
❌ Remove features deprecated before Genesis 2.8
❌ Remove integration with Google Ads and G+
⬆️ Minimum versions WP 4.9+ and PHP 5.6
⚡️Integration with AMP
Watch out if you were using the “Blog” template because they have deprecated it.
Genesis 2.10 is here with some interesting improvements:
💻 New WP-CLI commands
🔌 Listing Genesis plugins from the admin menu
🎨 Moving Genesis settings to WordPress customizer
⚓️ Add wp_body_open() hook (added in WordPress 5.2)
Just released Genesis 2.9 with interesting improvements in the guided configuration (to leave the theme as in the demo in 1-click).
Child themes will be able to add:
🏠 Home (2.8)
✍️ Blog entries
🌄 Featured images
Genesis 2.8 introduces guided setup (Genesis onboarding) which allows you to leave the theme as in the demo in 1-click.
From this point on, child themes can add the necessary files to make the homepage as in the demo.
If you are as curious as me you can also read the entire list of changes in the latest versions of Genesis Framework.