How to Customize the Genesis Slider with Your Child Theme (without using !important)

Recently, I had the need to use the Genesis Slider and customize it, so I wanted to share with everyone what I did. First, open the Genesis Slider CSS file in your plugins folder (wp-content/plugins/genesis-slider/style.css). Then copy and paste it into your child theme’s style.css file. Then make any and all CSS adjustments you’d like.

Then in your functions.php, add the following:

add_action( ‘init’ , ‘as247_remove_slider_styles’ , 15 );
function as247_remove_slider_styles() {
remove_action( ‘wp_print_styles’ , ‘genesis_slider_styles’ );


This bit of code will remove the styling added by the Genesis Slider plugin, thus making your CSS the Slider CSS.

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  1. says

    Hey Travis,

    Thanks for this little hack, unfortunately I cannot get it to work with my Balance Child Theme. Was I supposed to paste the genesis-slider.css into a certain area of my style.css?

    Thanks so much!

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