Have you ever activated a WordPress theme and been disappointed by that first impression?
I've been using WordPress for a long time, and I still feel this way sometimes. The theme just doesn't look or feel like the demo. I can imagine if you're new to WordPress, this is even a bigger issue for you.
Sometimes starting from scratch is too intimidating – or too time consuming.
The latest Genesis based themes, using version 2.8 or above, when running on WordPress 5.0 or later, include a new "onboarding" tool. This allows Genesis theme users to import some homepage demo content, just to help get things started.
This means that you can make your site look like the demo really quick and then you can build from there and customize your site to your heart's content.
I'm slowly embracing the new Gutenberg editor, or as WordPress is referring to it, the new "block editor." And the StudioPress folk being the smart people that they are designed the latest Genesis themes so you can build your home page with the new editor.
The way to take advantage of these new features with Genesis is really simple. Just install the theme as you normally would, and the onboarding tool will walk you through the process.
This new feature only requires a config file (loaded using the new config loader), and no special code!
You can check out the onboarding feature in action by using the Genesis themes, available here.
In case you didn't know, I love and use Genesis for almost every project I work on, this includes my WordPress sites and those I build for clients.