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Modern Tribe + Genesis

Screenshot of Genesis and Events Calendar Integration Page

This morning (3:55am Baton Rouge Time) I am working on a WordPress website design for a ministry of the First United Methodist Church. I was reminded that for the Events Calendar to work well in Genesis it requires making some edits to the child theme. The edits are determined by the content archives settings in WordPress. That can be accessed easily through the customizer.

Gratefully Modern Tribe has a recently updated page devoted to Genesis theme framework integration. This page has snippets that can be added to your child theme’s functions.php.

The Events Calendar is by far the most popular calendar plugin for WordPress. And the Genesis Framework is one of the more popular, and in my opinion, well designed themes available. We use their whole suite of child themes in our designs. I wrote in another article about how WPEngine recently bought out StudioPress and WPEngine customers now have access to StudioPress themes. That is a pretty sweet deal.

Some people say that WPEngine is being bypassed by other premium managed hosting environments. While it’s true there are some other great options out there, I continue to stick with them. I am loyal to WPEngine because of the service they have provided over the years and the quality of their platform and hosting.

Anyway, if you want to use StudioPress, and need a host too, this is a great way to do it. I am not affiliated with either company either, this endorsement is of my own volition.

And if you are going to use Modern Tribe’s Event Calendar (I use the Pro Version) with Genesis, make sure you reference the .php snippets that are provided by the Events Calendar. It’s going to require a little bit of customization but once you dial it is, this is an awesome calendar with a lot of power and flexibility that works beautifully with the Genesis Framework

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About Symphy

Symphy Design and Consulting is a web design agency in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We specialize in eLearning but also spend a lot of time doing various business applications of websites, focused on marketing, communications, data analytics, and eCommerce.

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