We’ve not posted a lot this month while we play around with some exciting new developments here at themesforge (more on that later this week) but we’ve popped up for air to let you know that Genesis 1.6 has officially been released. We’re big fans of the Genesis WordPress theme framework and it’s our framework of choice for WordPress themes these days.
Genesis 1.6 brings with it some nice new features:
- Much easier Footer widget implementation – for ages we’ve been doing this the longer way via functions.php – now it’s down to 1 line of code which is super news
- Custom Header Image – this is an interesting one. It will make child theme customisation much easier for some folks – those who tend not to use custom header images probably won’t find much value in it.
- 100% Custom Menu Support – Genesis 1.6 finally sees the removal of the older Page/Category menu options that were common in WordPress pre 3.0. Be careful with this one as there is an upgrade process to follow to ensure your menus are upgraded to the new custom menu options.
Gary Jones has posted the full 1.6 Changelog over on his blog. The full 1.6 announcement is over on the StudioPress blog.