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Genesis Simple Hero Image


This plugin creates a hero image for the top of your site using the Genesis framework. Using the WordPress customizer, you can upload a hero image for your site. You can also have the option to display featured images in place of the hero image. These features work using the Genesis framework, you do not need to learn PHP or write any functions, filters, or hooks.


  1. Upload the entire genesis-simple-hero-image folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. DO NOT change the name of the genesis-simple-hero-image folder
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  4. Navigate to Appearance > Customize > Hero Image
  5. Upload your hero image and update the settings to your needs.
  6. Save the changes


What is Genesis?

Genesis is a WordPress parent theme designed by Studiopress.

Will this plugin work with Genesis child themes?

Yes, however each child theme has it’s own settings, hooks, and layout decisions. Although this plugin is functional with any Genesis child theme, it may not look 100% awesome on all of them.

Where does the hero image display?

There are multiple options for where to display the hero image: before the menus, after the menus, between the menus, before the header, before the content. Genesis hooks are used to position the hero image.

The plugin won’t activate

You must have Genesis (2.0) or a Genesis child theme installed and activated on your site.


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Contributors & Developers

“Genesis Simple Hero Image” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Removed: image positioning options
  • Update: the hero image is now a background image using CSS
  • New option: image height
  • New feature: allow featured image to override hero image


  • Initial Release