Adaptation – A Free Genesis Child Theme

I’m excited to announce the release of another FREE Genesis child theme “Adaptation.” This theme is built to work exclusively with the Genesis Theme Framework on WordPress and can be downloaded here.

My inspiration for this theme will no doubt be obvious to many. Genesis was not the first premium theme frame work that I’ve worked with. Over the years, I’ve become very fond of framing the content area with a double border, bracketed comment count, the grid layout, the styling of the post info…

Theme Features

The Adaptation theme includes the following features: Genesis Grid Loop (Thank you Bill for this post!), Option for Post Excerpts on Homepage, Landing Page Template, Out of the box support for Localization, 3 page layouts, featured images, custom background, custom header, custom menus, footer widgets, threaded comments… oh, and a German translation thanks to Dave.

Take it for a test drive…
Download from this page…

I’m a little scared to ask… but, I’d love your feedback!

What do you think? Be a sport and drop me a line in the comments. Did you end up using this theme? I’d love to see a link!!

Screenshot of the Adaptation Theme

Free Genesis Child Theme - Adaptation

 

Comments

  1. Great job on Adaptation, Aaron!

  2. Aaron,

    Great theme! I installed it on one of my websites yesterday and I really like it so far.

    I am having one issue, though – I want to use a small header image on the left side and have the custom menu on the right side but every time I add the custom header, it pushes the menu down just below the header line. Any thoughts on how I can keep it from doing this?

    Thanks!

    • Hi Annie,

      I’m glad you like the theme. And thank you for finding this bug. This is a simple fix in the CSS (I’ve already updated the download). Go to your CSS file (Dashboard>>Appearance>>Editor — or in your favorite text editor and upload via FTP) and update the width of the “.header-image #title-area, .header-image #title, .header-image #title a” to 350px… It will then look like this:

      .header-image #title-area,
      .header-image #title,
      .header-image #title a {
      display: block;
      float: left;
      height: 80px;
      overflow: hidden;
      padding: 0;
      text-indent: -9999px;
      width: 350px;
      }

      Now, having said that… I should also mention that the default size of the header image is set to 930px by 110px. If you wish to have just a small image/logo on the left, go ahead and create the image background to these dimensions (930×110), and just place your logo on the left hand side. If you need to change the default dimensions of the header image, you’ll need to head over to the functions.php file and look for this line:
      /** Add support for custom header */
      add_theme_support( 'genesis-custom-header', array( 'width' => 930, 'height' => 110 ) );

      Please let me know if that helps.

  3. The simplicity is appreciated. I like the fact that it resembles the thesis theme a bit. I think I might be able to take this theme to a totally new level with some customizations.

  4. Nice theme but when debug is turned on you get:

    Undefined variable: num_commets in C:wampwwwwprelwp-contentthemesadaptationhome.php on line 62

  5. Hi Aaron. Very nice theme, Adaptation! I was just wondering: is there a way to use 2 bg pics as you do on your own website today? I managed to set a blurred bg, but I would also love to put a gradient on the main bg color. In the custom bg setting it is only possible to set a fixed color and no gradient.

    Best,
    Patrik

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Yes, with a little CSS magic, anything is possible. I should point out however that I’m not using the Adaptation theme on my site. On my site, I have the background showing on the .body class and the shadow/blur showing on the (full-width) #wrap ID. The #wrap div is not full width on the Adaptation theme.

  6. Great theme although it look like Thesis! The typography at least. One of the best Genesis Child themes I came across.
    I’ve got a question: what did you use for the image rotator at top?

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Thanks! Are you asking about the images at the top of my current theme?

      • Beautiful theme
        I have same question about the rotator at top
        (images at top of your current theme)
        do you mind shearing the code or link for plugin?
        Thanks

        • Aaron Hartland says:

          I should point out that while my current theme has many similarities to the Adaptation Theme, structurally they are different. So, the code that I used in my theme will not just drop neatly into Adaptation.

          The random image is achieved by a small bit of PHP magic that I picked up from Chris Pearson: Simple Random Header Images for Your Blog

          Please read that post first.

          I created a folder inside of my theme directory and called it “rotator” (…wp-content/themes/aaronhartland/rotator)
          I prepared the images that I wanted to use and then uploaded them to this “rotator” directory (the naming of these images is important):
          header_1.jpg
          header_2.jpg
          header_3.jpg
          header_4.jpg
          header_5.jpg

          I then called in my rotating images below my header using a hook in my functions.php file:

          // Random Image Rotator
          add_action('genesis_after_header', 'aaronhartland_rotator');
          function aaronhartland_rotator() {
          ?>
          <div id="random-rotator">
          	<div class="wrap">
          <a title="Custom website design using WordPress and the Genesis Theme Framework | Contact Aaron Hartland" href="http://www.aaronhartland.com/contact/">	
          <img src="http://www.aaronhartland.com/wp-content/themes/aaronhartland/rotator/header_<?php echo(rand(1,5)); ?>.jpg" width="980px" height="220px" alt="Aaron Hartland | WordPress and Website Design" />
          </a>
          	</div>
          </div><!-- end #random-rotator -->
          <?php
          }

          And then just a touch of CSS:
          #random-rotator {
          margin: 0 auto;
          width: 980px;
          height: 220px;
          }

          • Thank You very much
            I will play with that and try to add that to your free Adaptation child theme which I really like again thanks and keep that good work you are doing

  7. Simple… practical… very useful theme for bloggers looking for minimal theme with focus on the content :)

  8. Wonderful theme. I notice that the top 2 posts on the homepage do not include a “Read the full article »” link like the lower ones.

    Can you tell me how to add this?

    Thanks so much.

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Hi Allen – If you want to add a “Read the full article »” link for the top two posts… In your home.php file, look for this:

      the_excerpt();
              $num_comments = get_comments_number();
              if ($num_comments == '1') $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> ' . __( 'comment', 'adaptation' );
              else $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> ' . __( 'comments', 'adaptation' );
              echo '<p class="to_comments"><span class="bracket">{</span><a href="'.get_permalink().'/#comments" rel="nofollow">'.$comments.'</a><span class="bracket">}</span></p>';

      and change it to this:

      the_excerpt();
              $num_comments = get_comments_number();
              if ($num_comments == '1') $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> comment';
              else $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> comments';
              echo '<p class="to_comments"><span class="bracket">{</span><a href="'.get_permalink().'/#comments" rel="nofollow">'.$comments.'</a><span class="bracket">}</span> <a href="'.get_permalink().'">' . __( 'Read the full article »', 'adaptation' ) . '</a></p>';
  9. Hey Aaron

    Wondering a couple things. One, how do you get the menu to appear right justified?
    Two – I’m trying to change the blue fonts in the css and for the life of me can’t seem to locate them all.
    Can you provide me with the hex #’s so I can find easier?
    Finally.. what is the social media icon widget you have in the example?

    Thanks dude!!

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Hey Nikki – Assuming that you’ve already created a WordPress menu in Dashboard>Appearance>Menus… To add a menu to the right side of the header area (like you see in the demo), go to Dashboard>Appearance>Widgets and drag a “Custom Menu” widget to the “Header Right” widget area. To configure this widget, leave the title blank and simply select the menu that you would like to display. Please note however, that this is going to put the menu right in the middle of your header image. Because you currently have text there as part of your header image, I’m guessing that is probably not what you want – Is it? If you want to use the existing primary navigation menu that is above your header, but have the menu items over on the right, I’d be happy to walk you through that. You’d just need to make some changes in the CSS for “#nav .wrap” — I’d have a few questions for you though first.

      I believe that there are only three places that you’ll need to update in the CSS. I’ve listed them below. Just change the hex # in “color: #25a;” to your desired color.

      a,
      a:visited {
      color: #25a;
      text-decoration: none;
      }

      #header ul.nav li li a:hover,
      #header ul.nav li li a:active,
      #header ul.menu li li a:hover,
      #header ul.menu li li a:active {
      color: #25a;
      }

      h2 a:hover {
      color: #25a;
      text-decoration: none;
      }

      The social media widget is from StudioPress: http://www.studiopress.com/plugins/social-profiles-widget

      Let me know if there is anything else that I can help with.

      ~ Aaron

      • Thanks Aaron! All is well now, but for some reason I still have the original default menu showing above the header. Thanks for your quick response and help :)

        • Aaron Hartland says:

          To remove the original default menu, go to Dashboard>Genesis>Theme Settings. The fourth box down should be “Navigation Settings” – uncheck the “Include Primary Navigation Menu” area.. and presto!

          The site looks great! Let me know if you need help with anything else.

  10. One last question — how to I limit the number of previous posts that appear on the home page?

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      To adjust (increase/decrease) the number of posts that show in the Genesis grid loop you’ll need to edit the home.php file. Near the top of the home.php file you will see this:

      // Setup Grid Loop
      remove_action( 'genesis_loop', 'genesis_do_loop' );
      add_action( 'genesis_loop', 'child_grid_loop_helper' );
      function child_grid_loop_helper() {
          if ( function_exists( 'genesis_grid_loop' ) ) {
      		genesis_grid_loop( array(
                  'features' => 2,
                  'feature_image_size' => 'child_full',
                  'feature_image_class' => 'aligncenter post-image',
                  'feature_content_limit' => 0,
                  'grid_image_size' => 0,
                  'grid_content_limit' => 0,
                  'more' => __( '[Continue reading...]', 'adaptation' ),
                  'posts_per_page' => 6,
              ) );
          } else {
              genesis_standard_loop();
          }
      }

      The line of code that reads: 'features' => 2, controls how many posts will show at the top of the page.
      The line: 'posts_per_page' => 6, controls the total number of posts that will show on the page.

      So, for example, if you would like to have two large feature posts and then two smaller grid posts you would simple change the posts per page to 4. Make sense?

  11. Hi Aaron,

    I left a comment here not sure if you got it. In the theme you have the number of comments mentioned at the bottom of the post within curly brackets. Can you help me figure out how I can move that next to the post title. After the post title to be exact. Thanks.

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Sorry it’s taken me so long to get back to you. Work and life have been crazy and I haven’t had time to spend here.

      I guess there are a number of different ways that you could go about this. Here’s one way that would leave much of the rest of the custom grid loop intact – I also included screenshot links at the end of this comment. (Three steps)

      Tweak the post info filter that is being used in the functions.php file – look for this at the bottom of you functions.php file:

      /** Customize the post info function **/
      add_filter('genesis_post_info', 'child_post_info_filter');
      function child_post_info_filter( $post_info ) {
      	if ( ! is_page() ) {
      		$post_info = __( 'on', 'adaptation' ) . ' [post_date] [post_edit]';
      		return $post_info;
      	}
      }

      And change it to this:

      /** Customize the post info function **/
      add_filter('genesis_post_info', 'child_post_info_filter');
      function child_post_info_filter( $post_info ) {
      	if ( ! is_page() ) {
      		$post_info = __( 'on', 'adaptation' ) . ' [post_date] [post_comments]';
      		return $post_info;
      	}
      }

      (I removed the post-edit call just so it wouldn’t get in the way while logged in and styling on the fly)

      Now to style the post comments section. I thought that it might look good floated over to the right. Find the /* Post Icons */ area in the style.css file and change it to this:
      /* Post Icons
      ------------------------------------------------------------ */

      .post-comments {
      float: right;
      }

      .tags {
      background: url(images/icon-dot.png) no-repeat left;
      margin: 0 0 0 3px;
      padding: 0 0 0 10px;
      }

      Lastly, change the output of the custom grid loop in the home.php file. Find this:

      function child_grid_loop_content() {
       
          global $_genesis_loop_args;
       
          if ( in_array( 'genesis-feature', get_post_class() ) ) {
              if ( $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_size'] ) {
                  printf( '<a href="%s" title="%s">%s</a>', get_permalink(), the_title_attribute('echo=0'), genesis_get_image( array( 'size' => $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_size'], 'attr' => array( 'class' => esc_attr( $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_class'] ) ) ) ) );
              }
       
              the_excerpt();
              $num_comments = get_comments_number();
              if ($num_comments == '1') $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> ' . __( 'comment', 'adaptation' );
              else $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> ' . __( 'comments', 'adaptation' );
              echo '<p class="to_comments"><span class="bracket">{</span><a href="'.get_permalink().'/#comments" rel="nofollow">'.$comments.'</a><span class="bracket">}</span></p>';
          }
          else {
       
              the_excerpt();
              $num_comments = get_comments_number();
              if ($num_comments == '1') $comments = $num_comments.' comment';
              else $comments = $num_comments.' comments';
              echo '<p class="more"><a class="comments" href="'.get_permalink().'/#comments">'.$comments.'</a> <a href="'.get_permalink().'">Read the full article »</a></p>';
          }
       
      }

      And change it to something like this:

      function child_grid_loop_content() {
       
          global $_genesis_loop_args;
       
          if ( in_array( 'genesis-feature', get_post_class() ) ) {
              if ( $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_size'] ) {
                  printf( '<a href="%s" title="%s">%s</a>', get_permalink(), the_title_attribute('echo=0'), genesis_get_image( array( 'size' => $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_size'], 'attr' => array( 'class' => esc_attr( $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_class'] ) ) ) ) );
              }
       
              the_excerpt();
              echo '<p class="more"><a href="'.get_permalink().'">' . __( 'Read the full article »', 'adaptation' ) . '</a></p>';
          }
          else {
       
              the_excerpt();
              echo '<p class="more"><a href="'.get_permalink().'">' . __( 'Read the full article »', 'adaptation' ) . '</a></p>';
          }
       
      }

      Here are two screenshots of the outcome:
      Featured Posts
      Grid Posts

      Here is some additional reading that might be helpful:
      http://www.studiopress.com/tutorials/shortcode-reference#post-comments-shortcode
      http://www.studiopress.com/tutorials/filter-reference
      http://www.studiopress.com/tutorials/genesis-grid-loop
      And if you’re a super geek: http://code.garyjones.co.uk/genesis-grid-loop-advanced

  12. Beautiful theme. Downloaded and installed it on one of my websites. Not going to change much at all with the design – maybe add a little colour to the logo/header, but that’s about it.

    Thanks Aaron

  13. I very much like this theme, after trying a few, but I really want to have one full post post appearing before the other excerpted posts, and can’t seem to figure out where to do this. I’d be grateful for any help you could offer on this!

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Hi Jamie –

      So, you want 1 featured post and then the smaller “grid posts” right? Something like this should work…

      In your home.php file near the top (in the “// Setup Grid Loop” area), change the number of features to 1 and the number of posts per page to 5. It will look like this when you’re done.

      // Setup Grid Loop
      remove_action( 'genesis_loop', 'genesis_do_loop' );
      add_action( 'genesis_loop', 'child_grid_loop_helper' );
      function child_grid_loop_helper() {
          if ( function_exists( 'genesis_grid_loop' ) ) {
      		genesis_grid_loop( array(
                  'features' => 1,
                  'feature_image_size' => 'child_full',
                  'feature_image_class' => 'aligncenter post-image',
                  'feature_content_limit' => 0,
                  'grid_image_size' => 0,
                  'grid_content_limit' => 0,
                  'more' => __( '[Continue reading...]', 'genesis' ),
                  'posts_per_page' => 5,
              ) );
          } else {
              genesis_standard_loop();
          }
      }

      Sill in the home.php file, look for the function child_grid_loop_content function and change the loop to show the “the_content()” for the featured post, rather than the_excerpt(). The function will look like this when you’re done:

      function child_grid_loop_content() {
       
          global $_genesis_loop_args;
       
          if ( in_array( 'genesis-feature', get_post_class() ) ) {
              if ( $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_size'] ) {
                  printf( '<a href="%s" title="%s">%s</a>', get_permalink(), the_title_attribute('echo=0'), genesis_get_image( array( 'size' => $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_size'], 'attr' => array( 'class' => esc_attr( $_genesis_loop_args['feature_image_class'] ) ) ) ) );
              }
       
              the_content();
              $num_comments = get_comments_number();
              if ($num_comments == '1') $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> ' . __( 'comment', 'adaptation' );
              else $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> ' . __( 'comments', 'adaptation' );
              echo '<p class="to_comments"><span class="bracket">{</span><a href="'.get_permalink().'/#comments" rel="nofollow">'.$comments.'</a><span class="bracket">}</span></p>';
          }
          else {
       
              the_excerpt();
              $num_comments = get_comments_number();
              if ($num_comments == '1') $comments = $num_comments.' comment';
              else $comments = $num_comments.' comments';
              echo '<p class="more"><a class="comments" href="'.get_permalink().'/#comments">'.$comments.'</a> <a href="'.get_permalink().'">Read the full article »</a></p>';
          }
       
      }

      If you’re going to have and odd number of posts on the homepage (1 featured post and 4 grid posts), find this function in the home.php file and delete it:

      function child_grid_divider() {
          global $loop_counter, $paged;
          if ((($loop_counter + 1) % 2 == 0) && !($paged == 0 && $loop_counter < 2)) echo '<hr />';
      }

      Lastly, deleting that last function is also going to remove the thin dotted line that you currently have below the grid posts… I’d probably add some separation back into the styling. This can be done by deleting this from your style.css:
      .genesis-grid.post {
      border-bottom: medium none;
      }

      I think that will work. :) Sorry I don’t have time for testing right now.

      PS – Your site looks great!

      • Thanks for your help! That mostly did the trick. Deleting that last bit gave me some weird error messages, so that part didn’t work. I’ll try to play around with it, but if you’re inspired or have some time on your hands, I welcome more suggestions. :)

        • I played around and figured it out! Woohoo! The only thing that is weird now is if you click “older posts” from the front page, but that’s minor and I can play with that later on.

  14. Hi Aaron,
    Nice theme :-)
    Just one help needed. While displaying thumbnail images in grid structure, images don’t fit completely in the image box. In the demo of your theme, they fit perfectly.
    Any idea how to solve this?

  15. Thank you so very much for a great theme, it is beautiful. I have been debating about getting Genesis Framework for some time. I wasn’t sure if I could really use it (a really old bird and wasn’t sure I could really understand it) but reading all the comments and looking at the things one can do with this theme, I think I’m ready to take the plunge. There will probably be many questions to come. I want to use it for my real estate blog and think it will work very well. Thank you again.

  16. Hi, me again already. I took the plunge and am getting there. I still have to do some color changes, etc. but wanted to get the main stuff done first. Have a couple questions – I want the name to be on one line across the top with a photo underneath that spans the width. (I would like a I think they call it a “slider” so that I can feature different homes sliding across that area.) I think I need the height to be around 250 – 300 though. I am probably going to get rid of breadcrumbs.

    I would like the primary and secondary menus to be under the picture and be centered on separate lines.

    For some reason, even though I have “5″ total posts, the last post doesn’t line up with the 4th one and I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

    I know I’m asking a lot of questions, but I really want to do this correctly, am so excited. At 68, am trying to learn and grasp everything I can. If there is a charge for your assisting me with this, please let me know I just want a beautiful blog. Thanks you so very much.

  17. Frank Burns says:

    Hi Aaron.

    Beautiful clean theme. Thanks for making it freely available!

    I have a question. In my out-of-the box installation of the theme, there is a single horizontal line displayed very near the top of the header area (above the site title), that is not shown in your demo. How do I get rid of that?

    Thanks.

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Could you provide a link?

      • Frank Burns says:

        Yep. Here it is: http://www.itiseezee.com. Thanks in advance. :-)

        • Aaron Hartland says:

          This is from some styling that is intended for the primary navigation menu. Since you are using the header menu area (like in the demo) and not the primary nav… navigate to Dashboard>Genesis>Theme Settings and scroll down to navigation settings and un-check “Include Primary Navigation Menu” — Save and refresh and you should be good.

    • Frank Burns says:

      Hi Aaron. Another question, if I may. Using the search widget with your theme, whenever search results are returned, they include a “FILED AS” piece of metadata displayed at the end of each result item (page or post). How do I stop this displaying for the pages (but leave them for posts)? Using the “Genesis – Simple Hooks” plugin, I can easily remove them from pages AND posts, but I only want it removed from the pages. Can you please point me in the right direction? Thanks.

  18. Aaron,

    Thanks for creating such a lovely FREE theme featuring the Grid Loop with Genesis. I must say that it is a very clean theme that is nicely designed. I just heard about the Grid Loop and wanted to see a theme in action. I came across your blog and this lovely theme. I must say that I was really blown away on the functionality of the theme. I will strongly consider using this on my next blog.
    Food for thought.. You should consider creating one for sale and featuring it on the studiopress gallery. I am sure that you would sell a ton…. Please disregard, if you are already doing this. I will let you know if I use this awesome theme. Thx
    btw: I love Genesis framework. I am just learning it and getting into it. :)

  19. Hi, I love the theme. Just having an issue with a duplicate image in posts. I would like full posts on the home page and plan to have multiple images per post that I want full size. I am getting a duplicate image on my posts, one is a cropped and the other is the full height. Any help you can offer would be much appreciated.

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Hi Rob, In the home.php file the featured image is being called and added above the content (that’s what’s giving you the duplicate image). I suggest changing the output of the featured posts to “the_content()”, rather than the_excerpt() (giving you the full text of the post) — and deleting the call for the featured image. The new “child_grid_loop_content” function might look something like this (note this is just part of the home.php file):

      function child_grid_loop_content() {
          global $_genesis_loop_args;
      
          if ( in_array( 'genesis-feature', get_post_class() ) ) {
      
              the_content();
              $num_comments = get_comments_number();
              if ($num_comments == '1') $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> ' . __( 'comment', 'adaptation' );
              else $comments = '<span>'.$num_comments.'</span> ' . __( 'comments', 'adaptation' );
              echo '<p class="to_comments"><span class="bracket">{</span><a href="'.get_permalink().'/#comments" rel="nofollow">'.$comments.'</a><span class="bracket">}</span></p>';
          }
          else {
      
              the_excerpt();
              $num_comments = get_comments_number();
              if ($num_comments == '1') $comments = $num_comments.' comment';
              else $comments = $num_comments.' comments';
              echo '<p class="more"><a class="comments" href="'.get_permalink().'/#comments" rel="nofollow">'.$comments.'</a> <a href="'.get_permalink().'" rel="nofollow">Read the full article »</a></p>';
          }
      
      }
      
      • I tried the above, as I, too, wanted to remove the image being called under the header. Unfortunately the image is still there. Have tried tweaking the code in many different places, and still the homepage image is there. Any ideas?

        • Aaron Hartland says:

          I just visited your site, and I’m not seeing any images on your homepage. Perhaps you got it figured out, or maybe I’m not understanding what you’re asking.

  20. Great theme! Is there any way to make this responsive like many of the other studiopress themes?

  21. Hi Aaron! I *love* this theme! I’ve been playing around with it & tried the full-length featured post idea that is mentioned in the comments above. It made strange error messages show up on my home page, so I tried to switch it back to 2 featured post excerpts (with 4 older posts on the page). However, when I switched back, the featured images on my 2 top posts are not displaying. Can you tell me how to get them to show up again? Thanks for your help!

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Hi Alisha – It’s hard to say without seeing your code. I’d suggest that you check your code in the home.php file against the original code. My guess is that something got mixed up when things were switched around.

      • This is the code that I have:

        // Setup Grid Loop
        remove_action( ‘genesis_loop’, ‘genesis_do_loop’ );
        add_action( ‘genesis_loop’, ‘child_grid_loop_helper’ );
        function child_grid_loop_helper() {
        if ( function_exists( ‘genesis_grid_loop’ ) ) {
        genesis_grid_loop( array(
        ‘features’ => 2,
        ‘feature_image_size’ => ‘child_full’,
        ‘feature_image_class’ => ‘aligncenter post-image’,
        ‘feature_content_limit’ => 0,
        ‘grid_image_size’ => 0,
        ‘grid_content_limit’ => 0,
        ‘more’ => __( ‘[Continue reading...]‘, ‘adaptation’ ),
        ‘posts_per_page’ => 10,
        ) );
        } else {
        genesis_standard_loop();
        }
        }

        Where can I find the original code to compare against?

  22. Having just moved from another framework that I had been using for several years, Adaptation is like an old friend. I had the hardest time giving up the beauty of that other framework, but you’ve knocked that right out of the water…Thank you SO MUCH! :)

  23. I.love.this.theme.
    and my clients do too! It’s fun to work with too!! It’s my most requested “layout”. I am on 6th “tweaked” design now! :)

    Thanx Aaron!!

  24. Hi Aaron. How can widen my sidebar and still have the widgets somewhat centered?

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Hi Alisha – Sorry I’ve been swamped and haven’t had time to get back to you… but… I made this for you: Screencast for Alisha < – I hope that helps.

      One other thing that you’ll want to change that I didn’t have time for in the screencast is the width of the custom header image size. This is done in your functions.php file. Look for the “Add support for custom header” area and change the width to 960 and the height to… well, I guess you can leave it the same, or make it whatever you wish. :)

  25. lovinglymuskan says:

    Dear sir, I want to install this great theme but I m facing some problems, could you help me…..

  26. Hi Aaron!

    I just started my first WordPress site (transferred from blogger) and I love this theme!
    The one thing I can’t figure out is how to set up the custom menu in the header. I got it in there, but I can’t seem to figure out how to do the drop downs like they show up on the demo page. I can only get one menu to show up, and the pages under that menu each show up as a separate link. I hope that made sense. Could you please help me figure it out?

    Thank so much!
    Joanna

  27. For now I don’t want any comments showing up in the posts. What is the best way to disable the comments? Thanks!

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      WordPress dashboard > Genesis Theme Settings and look for the “Comments and Trackbacks” – - There you can check/uncheck “Enable Comments” on posts/pages.

  28. Catalin says:

    I’ll give it a try on a new website, see how it works out, so far it does look great. More feedback after a week or so of customisation.
    Thanks

  29. Navdeep Katla says:

    Now i noticed that i theme is not working on google chrome, safari. The site is opening in these browsers but the post content is not displaying at all. Just post title is displaying.

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Hard to guess at what is causing this without seeing the modifications that you’ve made to the code.

  30. Hi Aaron,
    thank you for this nice slick theme!
    I´d like to remove the post date + “by admin” and the comment count showing up near the post title, but i want to leave the comment count at the end of the posts as well as in the grid loop near the “read the full article” – Can you help me figure out how I can do that please?

    I´d be grateful for your help

  31. Never mind, I found the solution here whenever somebody needs it: http://www.studiopress.com/tutorials/customize-post-info#remove

    Cheers :)

  32. albigin says:

    It’s a great child theme! And your support is fantastic.
    Thank you very, very much for sharing

  33. Hi, thanks for the post and the free theme.

    Actually, I never knew there is any Genesis theme that can be downloaded and used for free. This is amazing

  34. Hello, I just switched from Thesis. But I am unable to get the thumbnail images in the posts on the front page as shown in the demo. I have used a featured image of 560px but it gets cropped in the post excerpts – pl see my home page. How do I fix it? I would love to replicate the look of the demo site.

  35. Hello, how do I make this theme responsive?

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      There is a good bit of work that would need to be done to make this theme responsive… I apologize, but it’s more work than I have time to provide for free at this time.

  36. I’m having some problems with the main page navigation – hoping you can help.

    So far I only have 9 posts (6 of which display on the main page). When I click “older” I get a 404 error. I have verified I can reach the older posts via the archive, it is just the older/newer navigation that doesn’t seem to work. Any ideas?

  37. Hi Aaron,
    I am using your adaption theme, and gave a css question. I added a portfolio page http://www.briangardner.com/portfolio-page/
    In the tutorial Brian mentions some css “Keep in mind that this CSS was used based on the 1140px width of the Minimum theme. If your theme is only 960px wide, you’ll need to adjust the width in the CSS above accordingly.”
    My question is, what would be the correct css adjustments so the portfolio page will display correctly on your adaption theme? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  38. Hi, Aaron. I love this theme! I spent days adjusting it (because I wanted a larger width to my site), and was just about to pop in and see if it is possible to make the navigation sit under the header. When I went to my site after a few days break, everything was messed up. I have no idea what I did. I tried copying in the original stylesheet and php files (just in case I messed something up there). It didn’t work. Next, I tried deleting the theme and then adding it again. The mess just comes right back. Any ideas how to start fresh or what might be wrong? (I disabled all plugins. That didn’t work either.) I am testing the theme at the website I listed in the “Website” section. Thank you!

  39. Thanks a lot Aaron for creating such nice theme, going to use it for my current project.

  40. Hi, Aaron. I really love this theme! I have been playing with it for a while, trying to get ready to launch my redesign, and I am still having an issue. I would like one full-length post, followed by several post excerpts. (I have it set to five total right now, but it includes all of my test posts instead of just the five. I’ll deal with that later.)

    I am having the same problems as Julie and Rob (in the comments above). I have followed your instructions, but I can’t fix the problems.

    Rob’s problem: My full post is showing a cropped image above my full image. Deleting the code you suggested produces an error message.

    Julie’s problem: When I switch to include the full post and four excerpts, I get two excerpts that look correct (lined up nicely next two each other), and then the next posts show one on the left with a blank right side, then one of the right with a blank left side. When I delete the code you suggested (the grid divider) it takes away the blank space, but puts error messages all over the place on the page.

    I am sure you are very busy. I would really appreciate it if you have time to help!

    Thank you in advance.

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