Easy Upgrade To Genesis 2.0 With Genesis Framework

Site owners and webmasters have so much anticipation on the release of the WordPress 3.6. The founder of StudioPress, Brian Gardner, who is also the developer of Genesis, responded to the concerns with regards to updating their sites to the latest version of Genesis 2.0.


Gardner’s article assured people who are using the Genesis Framework that he and his team paid attention to backward compatibility in developing the newest version of Genesis. In line with their promise of a one-click smooth update, they have made sure that users will experience a safe, pleasant and secure update.

New Features of Genesis

Brian Gardner also mentioned in his article the features included in the new version of the sought-after framework.  These features are mostly support for HTML5 mark-up.  People who aren’t running an HTML5 wouldn’t have issues updating their Genesis Framework 2.0.  Even right after users update their website to the newer version, it would still continue to output its current XHTML markup.


The child themes would be needing the theme support for HTML5 in order for them to undergo the mark-up change; from XHTML to HTML5.  Genesis is so intelligent that it would know the mark-up structure it should come up with for your theme.


There would be several themes launched that would need the support of HTML5 mark-up as well. They would include the new themes as well as the updated versions of the current themes.


Brian Gardner also discussed the updating process of a theme to HTML5.  So while there isn’t a one-click means of resulting to this, he directed his readers to various resources that can guide them to get it done – one that users would fully understand and know the difference between the two themes: the HTML5 markup in Genesis 2.0 and the XHTML markup in Genesis 1.0.  There is also an available comparison chart that shows the changes done.


The bottom line is, it is going to be easy for current Genesis theme users to upgrade to its latest version, the Genesis 2.0.  Your website won’t be harmed; you don’t have to re-do your customization and things will continuously work.


Web developers are also encouraged to study documentations of the code snippets as well as the tutorials for HTML5 elements in order for them to become familiar with the new version.  To know more about this latest version, you may head over to this site for a full review of the product and its neat features.