How to Make a Genesis Child Theme from Scratch

Theme is now included with the course!

I am so excited to finally release this. As I was making the website, I recorded the entire process. This is going from the original PSD file that I created, right into a Genesis Child Theme.

What You’ll Get Out of the Course

This is the entire process that I use for making a Genesis Child Theme from Scratch.

  • You’ll see the thought process behind building the site.
  • You’ll learn about action hooks and filters.
  • You’ll learn about CSS styles and Widget Placement
  • You’ll learn lot’s of tips and tricks.

The entire course is 12 videos and is about 3 – 4 hours long, maybe a little more.

You’ll be able to ask questions via the comments on each video session as well.

Tools Used

  • Sublime Text 2
  • SASS
  • PhotoShop
  • MAMP for Mac

Don’t worry if you don’t know how to use any of that, I’ll show you how simple they are in the course.

This is real/raw video.  That means that there were no rehearsals and no scripts.  As I was building the site, I was recording it.  I’m a normal person and you’ll see the mistakes, pauses, etc., that I experienced as I built it.

The site was built with the Genesis Sandbox Theme as well, so you’ll get a little more insight into how to use the amazing free Genesis Starter theme.

HTML5 was used when building the site but when I built this it was with RC2 of Genesis.  The only real difference is a few class/name changes, and I’ll make note of them as the course progresses.

This course as well as every other course that I will be creating is done in the Practical Approach Method.

Practical Approach Video

First Video is FREE

Get a preview of the course below by watching the first video, absolutely FREE!


All Videos are up and downloadable for your convenience!
Hey, be sure to check out the Genesis Easy Logo Uploader Plugin for all your Genesis Themes.