One of the great things about the Genesis child themes from StudioPress is that they look good straight out of the box. But at some stage you’ll want to make a few changes or even produce a child theme of your own… and that’s when you’ll need Cobalt Apps.
Cobalt Apps have produced two awesome resources built specifically for Genesis users: the Genesis Extender plugin and the Dynamik Website Builder.
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If you want to get to know the Cobalt Apps folks head over to twitter and check out:
@cobaltapps – the main Cobalt Apps twitter page.
@EricHamm – the developer of these great resources.
Introduce yourself and ask any questions you may have.
Genesis Extender plugin
The Genesis Extender is a WordPress plugin, which works with any Genesis child theme.
You upload and activate the Extender, as you would any plugin, and it allows you to customise and add additional functionality to your child theme.
This short video by the developer, Eric Hamm, highlights the main features of the Extender plugin. It’s best viewed in full-screen mode so just hit the icon at the bottom right of the video.
I use the Genesis Extender on this site, all my other sites and all my clients sites.
It allows me to produce CMS static homepages for child themes, which have a blog page as the default homepage.
I also love working with the custom CSS editor and watching the changes happen in real time rather than FTPing changes to my stylesheet and refreshing the page to see the changes.
The Genesis Extender Plugin is a WordPress Plugin that can be used with ALL Genesis Child Themes (both StudioPress and Community). Genesis Extender Plugin bolts on top of Genesis Child Themes providing the equivalent of a developer-in-a-box functionality for users. Eric Hamm – Cobalt Apps
Dynamik Website Builder for Genesis
The Dynamik Website builder is a Genesis child theme, but a theme with a difference. It comes with a point and click interface that has over 800 Design Options for laying out and styling your site.
It has all the features of the Extender plugin plus it allows you to add mobile responsive functionality to your theme and export the whole theme when you’re satisfied with the results.
This video from Eric Hamm gives you a feel for the power of Dynamik and highlights some of the main features. It’s best viewed in full-screen mode so just hit the icon at the bottom right of the video.
Dynamik also allows you to import bundles of preset options or “Skins”, which give your site a professional look while retaining point-and-click control for tweaking designs to your taste – a great time saver.
And just like the Extender plugin, Dynamik allows you to do all this without using a code editor or FTP and you get to see the results in real time.
The Dynamik Website Builder runs on the Genesis framework and delivers complete website control to non-coders with over 800+ Design Options, an organized user interface and advanced options, which take the Genesis Framework to the next level. Eric Hamm – Cobalt Apps
Your very own “developer-in-a-box”
Dynamik and the Extender provide you with your very own “developer-in-a-box”. They allow you to change CSS on the fly, set up a widgetised static homepage or even produce original mobile responsive child themes… all without coding skills!
Genesis Extender plugin – if you use Genesis child themes and would like to customise them and extend their functionality then check out the Genesis Extender plugin.
Dynamik Website builder – if you want to take things further and produce your own Genesis child themes, via a simple point and click interface, then the Dynamik Website builder is the perfect tool for you.
You get both Dynamik and the Extender for a one-off payment, which includes all future updates. You can use them on as many sites as you like and they come with a 30 day money back guarantee.
Hope you enjoyed the review and the videos folks and if you have any questions about Dynamik or the Extender please contact me through my contact form.