Writing and adding custom php and css to your child themes functions file isn’t something everyone enjoys. Especially if you’re not a Web Designer or prepared to learn different code languages.
Rather than hire a WordPress expert, you can save money and get the job done yourself if you know which plugins to use.
That’s the reason i have put together this list of plugins which i have tested and recommend you try out depending on what you need to do.
Display a different background image on any page or post. You can also display a background image slideshow and custom background colors with different effects on specific pages/posts.
This plugin works with any theme and enables you to choose which sidebar to display on specific pages. If you’re a Genesis theme user, you can still use this plugin or install the Genesis Simple Sidebars plugin.
Customize the output of post meta, post info and footer content on all Genesis child themes.
How could you customize your child theme without hooks? All the best theme frameworks include hooks and this plugin enables you to display content anywhere in your theme.
Hide titles on specific pages and posts on all Genesis child themes.
This plugin adds a editor to your category archive pages which you can use to add introductory content before your posts are displayed.
Adds a field for each hook which you can use to display content in Thesis. The Thesis OpenHook plugin will help non coders easily display and execute custom coding in any location there’s a Thesis hook.
Display custom headers on any page or post in WordPress.
Build your own custom widget using a plugin.
These plugins help you customize your theme without the need to learn coding.
Over To You Folks
Whats been your experience using any of these plugins?
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