Genesis developers have changed the blog page template logic in Genesis meaning the old Blog page template no longer works.
Because of this change, there’s no Blog option in the drop down menu in the Page Attributes box on the Edit Page screen.
Also, any custom page_blog.php template file you use in your child theme to customize your blog page, no longer works.
There’s at least 3 ways to create a new blog page ( posts page ) or use your existing custom blog page templates.
There’s 2 steps :
Step 1 – Create a page named anything you like. In this case, Posts Page.
Step 2 – In your WordPress Dashboard go to Settings > Reading > Posts Page and select Posts Page or the named of the page you created for your blog as seen in the following screenshot :
Read this tutorial to learn how to use custom fields to modify/customize your posts page in Genesis.
Method 3 #
Add the following code to the beginning of your custom page_blog.php file ( immediately after the opening PHP tag ) or any file you use to customize/modify the default blog page.
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