StudioPress creates great themes and tools to make WordPress easier. You may have found so far that the Genesis Theme Framework has the appendix called Genesis Plugins. These are the plugins labeled by StudioPress or in some cases by Nathan Rice only.
Many of these plugins have the word “simple”. I wanted to mark all these these simple StudioPress plugins and add few extra details.
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 hooks. With this plugin you can update the site footer text.
It is also useful to set post meta shortcodes, below and above the post content. Here is the list of post meta shortcodes you can use: post_date, post_modified_date, post_time, post_modified_time, post_author, post_author_link, post_author_posts_link, post_comments, post_tags, post_categories, post_edit.
Genesis Simple Hooks
This plugin creates a new Genesis settings page that allows you to insert code and attach it to any of the action hooks throughout the Genesis Framework. Instead of the sometimes tedious and unfamiliar process of creating functions in your theme files, this plugin gives you an attractive,
easy-to-use interface for modifying your Genesis theme via the hook system.
Genesis Simple Menus
The Simple Menus plugin allows you to assign WordPress navigation menus to the secondary navigation menu within the Genesis Framework on a per post, per page, or per tag/category archive basis.
Genesis Simple Share
The Genesis Simple Share plugin allows you to easily add beautiful share buttons to your site using a Genesis child theme.
Genesis Simple Sidebars
This plugin allows you to create multiple, dynamic widget areas, and assign those widget areas to sidebar locations within the Genesis Framework on a per post, per page, or per tag/category archive basis. Creating widget areas programmatically, then using conditional logic to properly assign them to sidebar locations can be a complex task for a beginner.
Simple Social Icons
This plugin is an easy to use, customizable way to display icons that link visitors to your various social profiles. With it, you can easily choose which profiles to link to, customize the color and size of your icons, as well as align them to the left or right, all from the widget form (no settings page necessary!).
This plugin is a URL management system that allows you create, manage, and track outbound links
from your site by using custom post types and 301 redirects.