Genesis Simple Edits


This plugin creates a new Genesis settings page that allows you to modify the post-info (byline), post-meta, and footer area on any Genesis theme. Using text, shortcodes, and HTML in the textboxes provided in the admin screen, these three commonly modified areas are easily editable, without having to learn PHP or write functions, filters, or mess with hooks.


  1. Upload the entire genesis-simple-edits folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. DO NOT change the name of the genesis-simple-edits folder
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Navigate to Genesis > Simple Edits
  5. Edit the areas you would like to change, using text, HTML, and the provided shortcode references.
  6. Save the changes


What are Shortcodes?

Check out the Shortcodes API for an explanation, and our Shortcode Reference for a list of available Genesis-specific shortcodes.

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You must have Genesis (2.4.2+) or a Genesis child theme installed and activated on your site.


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“Genesis Simple Edits” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Rewrite based in plugin boilerplate.
  • Update Author and Author URI.


  • add textdomain loader
  • add plugin header i18n


  • Generate POT


  • Prevent fatal error when Genesis 2.1 is not active


  • Genesis 2.1+ compatibility


  • Increased installation requirement to Genesis 1.7.1
  • Removed PHP4 constructor
  • Whitespace, standards, and documentation


  • Initial Release