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  1. Michael

    Great timing too, with the recent and much-anticipated release of WP 3.6. After tapping fingers for that for so long, and being on the receiving end of the giant “Thud” Thesis 2.0 caused after years of hype, I’m looking forward to using Genesis 2.0 quite a bit. It really is a nice framework and jumping-off point for a variety of projects.

  2. Andrea_R

    Small correction – current themes do not need to be updated to work with 2.0. They only need to do the conversion if they want their current older child theme to be HTML 5.

    The themes still work with 2.0.

  3. donnacha of WordSkill

    A really terrific product by some of the smartest and nicest people in the business. My advice to anyone getting into WordPress-based Web design is to invest in the once-off cost of their Pro Plus package, it will give your business a solid technical foundation and, thanks to a lack of pricing shenanigans, a solid financial basis you can depend on for years to come.

    Putting aside the larger questions around the definition of frameworks, lack of grandchild themes etc, the best way to think about Genesis is as an onramp which allows designers to find their feet and, at their own pace, move towards increased customization in an encouragingly consistent technical environent, rather than drowning in the frustration of some random ThemeForest garbage.

    The StudioPress forums are a key part of the recipe too: as you learn, you find that practically any question you might have has already been answered in a thoughtful, friendly manner, which when you’re moving fast, beats the Hell out of waiting around for ticket-based support.

  4. beth

    Wow your a fan boy..
    Genesis is a very nice framework but they are so behind the times.. They will play catch up forever.
    HTML5 and CSS3 have been used elsewhere for longer. Than add to the fact that all the developers you link too are going to profit off the poor users who can not fathom how to convert to html5. Further no one who is a casual WordPress user is ever going to get much out of Genesis. It seems to be created for designers and front end developers and hard core developers and those who want to make money customizing themes.
    Now before you flame me I work at a web shop and I have met many people who maybe can instal WordPress from Fantstico and get a simple blog going.
    None of them could get much out of Genesis. Div tags for short codes?..I’m for it but the avg user finds that difficult.. and on and on.. I could go on.. I wont..
    I say this to the Genesis gurus..(Gardner)
    Did you ever do a real world test with a avg or casual WordPress user and not a power user?
    If you really want to get rich.. you need to find a way to make it easier for avg users to run a blog without asking 20 questions in your support email system a day.
    Try that out and be really disruptive..let your developer fan boys go make a real living instead of feeding off the poor Genesis user who can not comprehend your code.
    Last word I’m sorry if this is harsh its not just Genesis it is all the major theme shops out there.. Woo and all.. I’m sick of the way all of you pander to casual users who end up seeking out professionals.
    Just market it the way it is..Buy our framework but hire a pro.
    no lie
    have a nice day.

    1. donnacha of WordSkill

      I have a new rule: if someone manages to make a spelling mistake within the first 3 words of their comment, the rest probably isn’t going to be too insightful.

      The truly horrifying thing is that people whose technical limit is Fantastico can now get jobs at “web shops” – they can’t spell the word “install” but, by God, they can totally press that button.

      I don’t mean to be a spelling Nazi but, seriously, something is very wrong in our society when people are too lazy to learn how to write …. or, Hell, even just use a spell-check … but feel entitled to a skilled job and, then, get aggrieved when downloaded software doesn’t magically do their work for them.

      I’m calling it: the Web Design industry has officially jumped the shark.

  5. Mathew Porter

    I think that I found a plugin used for integrating mico format data, but cant remember the name, if i found it ill share. Sees like a nice blog theme anyway.

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  8. TJ Greene

    You don’t need to use a conversion service. Converting Genesis 2.0 to HTML5 is insanely easy when you use the right tools.

    We just converted our sites and it took less than 15 minutes each. I wrote a post documenting the steps we followed and the free online tools we used. For anyone interested, you can read it here – http://htwp2.com/upgrade-to-genesis-2-0-and-html5/

    @Mathew Porter – The best plugin we’ve found for that is WP SEO Booster Pro. I think it’s like $37 now, but it does a great job.

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