Genesis and the Dynamic Content Gallery

Genesis Theme Framework by Studiopress

If you haven’t yet heard of the fabulous new Genesis theme framework for WordPress by those wonderful people at Studiopress, get yourself over to their site and check out the demos!

At last a “real” framework, using the child theme concept, that will revolutionise your approach to theme design and customisation. Really, the coding is great, loads of built-in features (Twitter feed, SEO, custom widgets, etc), highly extensible and, once you get to grips with “hooks” and “filters”, will completely change the way you build WordPress sites.

Plus, with access to the excellent Studiopress Support Forums you will be hard-pressed to find a better WP theme package.

(PS: Clicking the big Studiopress ad in my sidebar then purchasing Genesis will earn me an affiliate sale – which is a nice way of helping to support me in the continued development of the Dynamic Content Gallery. Thanks!)

5 reasons to buy Genesis

  • Designed and developed by two big names in the WordPress world – Brian Gardner and Nathan Rice.
  • Uses child theme concept, which makes upgrades extremely easy and adds huge extensibility possibilities.
  • Packed full of in-built features – SEO (meta descriptions, keywords, follow/no-follow options etc), custom widgets, layout options, etc.
  • Comprehensive suite of “Genesis hooks” to allow infinite customisation possibilities.
  • Expert and top-notch support at the Studiopress Support Forums.

Dynamic Content Gallery and Genesis

Adding the DCG to Genesis child themes is not difficult, especially now that version 3.2.2 of my plugin introduces a DCG Widget, as many of these child themes are heavily widgetised.

Alternatively, the DCG can easily be added via the child theme’s home.php file or, for even more flexibility, by using Genesis hooks and filters.

As a Senior Moderator at the Studiopress Support forums, I’ve already written some Genesis-specific tutorials over there for using the DCG with Genesis, and more are planned for the coming weeks as new child themes are released. I shall also be providing customer support in the Studiopress Support forums for Genesis users of the DCG. No need for non-Genesis DCG users to panic though – I will, of course, continue to give full support for my plugins here as usual. 🙂


  1. Hey there! Any chance you could link to your Genesis-specific tutorials on the StudioPress forums? Thanks.

  2. I’ve been looking all over the Studiopress site for your tutorials and can’t find them at all. Just want to add DCG to a PAGE – no help from their moderators either. Used to just be able to copy the page.php template and rename it as something else and add your code. Totally stumped and lost… Will have to find a different gallery to use I guess.

    • Check out the DCG Configuration page. Lots of info there about adding the DCG to various templates.

      PS: The SP boys and girls are usually top notch, so I’m surprised they weren’t able to help you out.

  3. HI there the other day i updated genesis it turned my website blue i would like that reversed . thank you James Scott


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