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Get Access to Genesis What’s New Admin Page

This simple & lightweight plugin has currently only one task: bring you access to the “What’s New” page for Genesis Framework. You can access it everytime in the left-hand admin menu under “Genesis > What’s New”. (Before this plugin it did only show up when you did an auto update of Genesis.)

Please note: The plugin requires the Genesis Theme Framework, a paid premium product released by StudioPress/ Copyblogger Media LLC (via

Video of Plugin’s Live Demo and Walkthrough:

original video link by plugin developer David Decker


  • Genesis version 1.9.x or higher (obviously :).
  • At least capability of ‘edit_theme_options’ for the user.
  • …and the user must have any of the default Genesis admin pages activated in the user profile.

Future Roadmap

  • Maybe further info/ features will be added to this plugin from time to time.
  • Suggestions can be made via contact info below.


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  • …is Quality Made in Germany
  • …was created with love (and some coffee) on an Ubuntu Linux powered machine :)


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v1.1.1 [zip file] // Downloaded 950 times yet.



NOTE: Only works with Genesis Framework as the parent theme. This is a paid premium product by StudioPress/ Copyblogger Media LLC, available via

Installation of Plugin:

  1. Installing alternatives:
    • via Admin Dashboard: Go to ‘Plugins > Add New’, search for “Genesis What’s New Info”, click “install”
    • OR via direct ZIP upload: Upload the ZIP package via ‘Plugins > Add New > Upload’ in your WP Admin
    • OR via FTP upload: Upload genesis-whats-new-info folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to the “Genesis” admin page and you’ll see a new sub menu item “What’s New” – which shows you the recent updates for your installed version branch of Genesis Framework.

Note: The “Genesis Framework” is required for this plugin in order to work. If you don’t own a copy it yet, this premium parent theme has to be bought. More info about that you’ll find here:

Video of Plugin’s Live Demo and Walkthrough:

original video link by plugin developer David Decker

Own translation/wording: For custom and update-secure language files please upload them to /wp-content/languages/genesis-whats-new-info/ (just create this folder) – This enables you to use fully custom translations that won’t be overridden on plugin updates. Also, complete custom English wording is possible with that, just use a language file like to achieve that (for creating one see the tools on “Other Notes”).

· Minimum WordPress version required: 3.4 plus Genesis Framework
· Tested up to WordPress version: 3.9.17


Q. Where does the content come from?
A. It comes straight from Genesis core! This plugin only hooks in a few links to this already existing admin page.


1.1.1 (2014-02-02)

  • BUGFIX: Fixed PHP notice.

1.1.0 (2014-01-27)

  • NEW: Added Toolbar integration.
  • UPDATE: Improved translation loading.
  • UPDATE: Minor code and readme adjustments :).
  • UPDATE: Updated German translations and also the .pot file for all translators.

1.0.0 (2013-07-16)

  • Initial release
  • NOTE: This plugin is only for Genesis Version 1.9.x or higher!