To make modifications to Genesis child themes, make custom themes, or write plugins that target Genesis, you'll need to learn:
- How to use WordPress. If you're new to WordPress, WP101 offers a great introduction to its features.
- Basic WordPress developer features, like hooks, conditional tags, child and parent themes and the template hierarchy.
- How Genesis Works. There are some important things to know about how Genesis helps to accelerate child theme development, especially if you have built WordPress themes without Genesis before.