Migrating a WordPress site to new url or domain, live or to a production/development server, new URL strings in the mySql database need to be changed and updated in various database tables.

This method is work when you like to move whole mysql database via phpmyadmin instead export/import all within wordpress admin. So you would copy/move all wordpress files/folder to new destination, set the correct ownership to those files and than start work on database.

Old url to New url change within phpmyadmin

  1. Export database from old server.
  2. Create a new blank database on New Server
  3. Import old database via phpmyadmin import wizard
  4. Use the code as below in sql query and change in your old and new URLs, no trailing slashes.

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, 'http://www.old.url', 'http://www.new.url') WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl';
UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, 'http://www.old.url','http://www.new.url');
UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, 'http://www.old.url', 'http://www.new.url');
UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = replace(meta_value,'http://www.old.url','http://www.new.url');

replace old url to new url

Finally update wordpress config file to reflect the new database, “wp-config.php” should be in your web document root – change, database name, ursername, password and host values:

define('DB_NAME', ‘dbname');
/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'username');
/** MySQL database password */ d
efine('DB_PASSWORD', 'password');
/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

Now everything should be fine.

web-designFor a clients website I need to remove post info for multiple categories. So, here is the code I use to remove genesis_post_info from multiple categories.


Add above code to the bottom of your child theme’s functions.php file.

custom_contentFor a client’s blog website I need to add a para automatically after each single post, found a snippet from Jeff Starr using a WordPress hook. Here’s how to do.

add_filter('the_content', 'add_post_content')
function add_post_content($content) {
	if(!is_single()) {
		$content .= '<p>YOUR CONTENT GOES HERE'</p>';
	return $content;

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So, since Genesis 1.6, and probably my favorite part of Genesis 1.6 is the theme support of genesis-structural-wraps. So now you can easily add wraps to the header, nav, subnav, inner, footer-widgets, and footer. If you’ve ever looked at the Visual Markup Guide for the Genesis Framework, you may have noticed that all of the main sections contain a div that wraps around the inner markup except the the ‘inner’ section. Have a look at this:

  • #header > .wrap
  • #nav > .wrap
  • #subnav > .wrap
  • #inner > .wrap, this is what we will be adding
  • #footer-widgets >.wrap
  • #footer > .wrap
Genesis framework

Previously to add an #inner wrap, for example, you had to:
// Add div.wrap inside of div#inner
function child_before_content_sidebar_wrap() {
echo '<div class="wrap">';
add_action('genesis_before_content_sidebar_wrap', 'child_before_content_sidebar_wrap');

function child_after_content_sidebar_wrap() {
echo '</div><!-- end .wrap -->';
add_action('genesis_after_content_sidebar_wrap', 'child_after_content_sidebar_wrap');

Genesis has made it easy for us to add the additional wrapper by using hooks. All you need to do is open up the functions.php file in your child theme and add the following code. The code should be placed at the end of the file, just before the closing ?> if there is one.
add_theme_support( 'genesis-structural-wraps', array( 'header', 'nav', 'subnav', 'inner', 'footer-widgets', 'footer' ) );

The style changes

By default the sample child theme for  genesis  is boxed in a 960px #wrap that constrains all the elements inside to that width centering them on the page. Find #wrap in your sample child theme style.css around line 162.
#wrap {
background-color: #fff;
margin: 0 auto 10px;
width: 960px;

#wrap {
background-color: #fff;

This will remove the contraint and allow our elements inside to span as far as we please.

Add styles for the wrap divs that is inside each our main div structures. This style will set each area to 960px width with the margin:0 auto; centering them on the page.
.wrap {
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;margin: 0 auto;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;width: 960px;

NOTE: Can be more specific to each area by adding the id of each section before .wrap for example:
#nav .wrap { width: 900px; }
Will set the nav to be shorter than the other areas.

Find each main structural div and remove its width. The width we set for .wrap will handle this. Search for #header, #nav, #subnav, #inner, #footer-widgets & #footer and remove the width set for each.

Hope this will help you to make your theme more better. 🙂

Sometimes I need to get footer outside of wrap. I tried to find out how can i do that in genesis child theme. This code I got first from Marco who got it from Daisy Olsen.

// Reposition the footer
remove_action('genesis_footer', 'genesis_footer_markup_open', 5);
remove_action('genesis_footer', 'genesis_do_footer');
remove_action('genesis_footer', 'genesis_footer_markup_close', 15);
add_action('genesis_after', 'genesis_footer_markup_open', 5);
add_action('genesis_after', 'genesis_do_footer');
add_action('genesis_after', 'genesis_footer_markup_close', 15);

Sometimes need to change the Genesis‘s default content on demand of client to show clients requirement (i.e. footer logo, remove back to top, credential change, add footer link).


 NOTE: When writing your own code/filters, use a child theme. Do not write to the default functions.php file in Genesis. It will overwrite on updates.

See below for codes I wrote to change Genesis Footer Content on child themes.

Customize the footer creds text

add_filter('genesis_footer_creds_text', 'auc_footer_creds_text');
function auc_footer_creds_text($creds) {
$creds = '©' . date('Y') . ' '
. get_bloginfo('name') .
'. All rights reserved. Powered by <a href="http://wordpress.org/">WordPress</a>.';
echo $creds;

Remove Footer Content

This will remove the footer credits text and ‘back to top’ link.
add_filter('genesis_footer_output', 'footer_output_filter', 10, 1);
function footer_output_filter($footer_content) {
$footer_content = '';
return $footer_content;

Add a WordPress Custom Menu in Custom Footer.

This will remove the default footer with credit text and Back to Top and add a WordPress custom navigation menu.
remove_action( 'genesis_footer', 'genesis_do_footer' );
add_action( 'genesis_footer', 'auc_do_footer' );
function auc_do_footer() {
$creds = '© Copyright '. date('Y') . ' ' . get_bloginfo('name') . ' . All rights reserved.';
$footernav = wp_nav_menu( array('menu' => 'footer' ));
echo $footernav;

There’s a lot of small code snippets I use often. This is where I’ll collect them. If you have any quick tips, feel free to share in the comments.


Force a page layout
This is very useful for ensuring custom pages you build for a client aren’t broken by them changing the page layout (ex: home page). Or, changing the page layout to something other than the default on archive pages (ex: category). The example below is to set the category page to Sidebar-Content-Sidebar.

// Force layout on category
add_filter('genesis_pre_get_option_site_layout', 'child_category_layout');
function child_category_layout($opt) {
if ( is_category() )
$opt = 'sidebar-content-sidebar';
return $opt;

Set default page layout
// Register default site layout option
genesis_set_default_layout( 'full-width-content' );

Setup the child theme
This is what I include at the top of my functions.php file in my child themes. Any time below you see an add_action or add_filter, that part goes in the setup function, and the function itself goes after the setup function.
// Start the engine
// Setup the child theme
function child_child_theme_setup() {
// ** Backend **
// Remove Purchase Themes menu link from dashboard
// ** Frontend **

Unregister unused page layouts
// Unregister other site layouts
genesis_unregister_layout( 'content-sidebar' );
genesis_unregister_layout( 'sidebar-content' );
genesis_unregister_layout( 'content-sidebar-sidebar' );
genesis_unregister_layout( 'sidebar-sidebar-content' );
genesis_unregister_layout( 'sidebar-content-sidebar' );

Add Image Sizes
This adds an image size named ‘feature’ with a fixed size of 600×250.  See Mark Jaquith’s post for details.
add_image_size('feature', 600, 250, true);

Modify Post Info

Shortcode Reference
add_filter('genesis_post_info', 'child_post_info_filter');
function child_post_info_filter($post_info) {
$post_info = '[ post_date ] by [ post_author_posts_link ] at [ post_time ] [ post_comments ] [ post_edit ]';
return $post_info;

Remove Post Info
remove_action('genesis_before_post_content', 'genesis_post_info');

Modify Post Meta
add_filter('genesis_post_meta', 'child_post_meta_filter');
function child_post_meta_filter($post_meta) {
$post_meta = '[ post_categories ] Tagged with [ post_tags ]';
return $post_meta;
<strong>Remove Post Meta</strong>
<code>remove_action('genesis_after_post_content', 'genesis_post_meta');

Change Excerpt More text […]

function child_excerpt_more($more) {
&nbsp;   return '[.....]';
add_filter('excerpt_more', 'child_excerpt_more');

Remove Footer

Remove Footer and Footer Markup
// Remove Footer
remove_action('genesis_footer', 'genesis_do_footer');
remove_action('genesis_footer', 'genesis_footer_markup_open', 5);
remove_action('genesis_footer', 'genesis_footer_markup_close', 15);

Customize the Search Form text
add_filter('genesis_search_button_text', 'child_custom_search_button_text');
function child_custom_search_button_text($text) {
return esc_attr('');

Remove Breadcrumbs
add_filter('genesis_breadcrumb_args', 'child_custom_breadcrumb_args');
function child_custom_breadcrumb_args($args) {
$args['sep'] = ' > ';
$args['labels']['prefix'] = '';
return $args;

Customize the Site Title (in #header)

This is useful if you want to use the default site title (Settings > Title) but style different elements of it differently. This specific code searches for “of” in the site title, and changes it to <em>of</em>.
// Customize the site title
add_filter('genesis_seo_title','child_customize_site_title', 10, 3);
function child_customize_site_title($title, $inside, $wrap) {
$custom = str_replace("of", "<em>of</em>", $title);
return $custom;

Customize the Site Description (in #header)
add_filter('genesis_seo_description','child_customize_site_description', 10, 3);
function child_customize_site_description($description, $inside, $wrap) {
$custom = str_replace("Redefining", "<strong>Redefining</strong>", $description);
return $custom;

Remove the Post Title
// Remove Post Title

Remove Page Titles
/** Remove page titles */
add_action( 'get_header', 'child_remove_page_titles' );
function child_remove_page_titles() {
if ( is_page() && ! is_page_template( 'page_blog.php' ) )
remove_action( 'genesis_post_title', 'genesis_do_post_title' );

Display Description of Menu Items

To add a description to a menu item, go to Appearances > Menus. At the top right click “Screen Options”, then check “Description”. Now you can click the dropdown arrow next to menu items and add a description. The below code will make it visible on the site.
// Display Description of Menu Items
add_filter( 'walker_nav_menu_start_el', 'child_add_description', 10, 2 );
function child_add_description( $item_output, $item ) {
$description = __( $item->post_content );
return preg_replace(&nbsp; '/(<a.*?>[^<]*?)</', '$1' . '<span >' . $description . '</span></',  $item_output);

Register a Sidebar
&nbsp;   'name'=>'Homepage Widgets',
'id' => 'homepage-widgets',
'description' => 'This shows up at the bottom of the homepage.',

Unregister a Sidebar

Customize Read More Link
// Customize Read More Link
add_filter( 'excerpt_more', 'child_more_link' );
add_filter( 'get_the_content_more_link', 'child_more_link' );
add_filter( 'the_content_more_link', 'child_more_link' );
function child_more_link($more_link, $more_link_text) {
&nbsp;   return sprintf('%s', get_permalink(), '