Genesis WordPress Theme Framework

genesis theme framwork Genesis is an advanced, fast, flexible and secure WordPress theme framework from StudioPress with lots of great turn-key designs (child themes) available for it.

The Genesis Theme Framework is essentially a core WordPress theme that is highly optimized with state of the art code and smart design architecture. It has a mobile responsive design and also includes convenient inbuilt layout, design and SEO options. The theme has been fully search optimized, and the clean, efficient code ensures your website and its content will achieve the best possible rankings in the search engines. Genesis also follows all WordPress security best practices and is audited by the WordPress Lead Developer to ensure it has the best security possible.

Genesis WordPress Theme Framework

Theme Designs

The Genesis theme can be used as is for a clean minimalist website, or extended with the many beautiful child themes (designs) available for a sleek professional look without paying a fortune (see examples below). Using a framework / child theme system is smart from a “future proofing” and SEO perspective because you can radically change the look of your site, every week if you want to, and you’ll never lose your content or hurt your search engine rankings because the design is kept completely separate from the core theme framework code.

Feature Packed

Genesis also makes it easy to customise and manage your site with lots of inbuilt features such as mix-and-match layout options for individual pages or posts, custom widgets, automatic framework updates, comprehensive theme options panel, custom widgets and much more.

Developer You Can Trust

When selecting a WordPress theme framework (or any theme for that matter) it’s important to choose one you know has been built by a developer or company you can trust, and is high quality. StudioPress is the pioneer ‘premium WordPress theme’ company and has been creating top quality products since 2007. Many top websites choose to build on Genesis and you can be sure it’s an optimized, secure and flexible foundation for your website you can trust.

Unlimited Everything

Genesis is fantastic value because StudioPress gives you unlimited everything in the onetime purchase price. They provide unlimited support, updates, and domains you can built which makes for unparalleled value.

Child Theme Examples

StudioPress have more than 45 child theme designs available for the Genesis Framework such as ones below.

Metro – Magazine WordPress Theme
Metro Magazine Premium WordPress Theme

Executive – Responsive Business WordPress Theme
Executive 2.0

Minimum – Responsive Minimalist WordPress Theme
minimum theme

AgentPress – Real Estate WordPress Theme
AgentPress 2.0 WordPress Real Estate Theme

Eleven40 – Responsive Blogging WordPress Theme
Eleven40 Responsive Premium WordPress Theme

Lifestyle – Magazine WordPress Theme
Lifestyle WordPress Child Theme

Agency – Business WordPress Theme
Agency 2.0 Business WordPress Theme

Check out all the available child themes here.

Key Features of the Genesis Framework

  • Responsive Design – automatically adjusts to fit perfectly on all screen sizes and mobile devices
  • Automatic Updates – easy upgrade similar to the way that WordPress itself (and plugins) are handled
  • 6 Layout Options – selectable site wide or for individual post/page
  • Theme Options – many settings that let you fine-tune the way your site looks
  • Custom Hooks (40+) – a hook is a piece of code written into the theme that allows you to attach additional content to the theme itself
  • Custom Widgets (MyTweets, User Profile, eNews & Updates, Featured Posts, Featured Pages)
  • Lots of great turn-key designs available (child themes)
  • State of the art security
  • Import / Export Settings – the Genesis Theme and SEO settings are completely portable, so you can back up, restore, and transfer settings from one install to another
  • User Control System – allows admin to turn on/off theme settings, layouts and SEO option availability for users on a per user basis
  • Author Box – display per page option
  • Register / Unregister Layouts
  • Dynamic Text / Image Logo option
  • Navigation menu controls
  • Drop down navigation menu
  • Post Thumbnails
  • Auto sized featured images
  • Custom Widgets
  • Search Engine Optimised
  • SEO Options (site wide and individual page/post controls)
  • Post and Page Tracking/Conversion Code box
  • Widget-Ready
  • Ready for advertising
  • Breadcrumb navigation
  • Integrated Blog
  • BuddyPress Compatibility
  • Developed for Localization
  • More

Genesis Theme Framework: $59.95
Pro Plus All-Theme Package: $349.95 (Genesis Framework and all child themes)

Demo & Release Page | Download

StudioPress offer a large range of professional WordPress themes build on the optimized Genesis Framework. Styles include personal blog, magazine / news, media, photo, video, business / CMS and other niche WordPress themes.

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  1. says

    WOW! is all I have to say… I just got the Thesis Theme and now I’m looking at this theme and my mouth is watering… I can’t believe how many child themes it has and it looks a lot more user friendly than the thesis.. I will hold off and see how this turns out..

  2. says

    Hi Al,

    I know my way around Wordpress pretty well, but I’m not a coder. I bought Thesis, and got my money back — definitely above my pay grade! Now I’m working with Genesis, and it is still a challenge, but much easier to use. I bought the whole package, and haven’t regretted it for a minute.

    All the best,

  3. says

    Michael, the Lifestyle theme is not responsive yet. I’m sure StudioPress will release an updated responsive version soon. Maybe take a look at the Metro theme which is similar and has a responsive design.

  4. says

    I enjoy, cause I found just what I was having a look for.

    You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man.

    Have a great day. Bye

  5. says

    Genesis is one of the most popular WordPress Theme Frameworks and there’s a good reason for that. I love the flexibility and quality of its code, which is why it gets a full 5 out of 5 stars.

  6. GP says

    Hi there,
    I’m considering buying a new theme and I found this to be a great post, thank you! I had the following questions with regards to pricing.
    Do you know how much a child theme costs on its own, i.e. if you wanted to add one at a later stage?
    Also, could I use the same child theme, once I buy it, in more than one websites?
    And finally, to clarify, if I buy the Pro Plus All-Theme Package, am I able to make use of them for any and all the websites that I will build in the future for all my clients?
    Many thanks!

  7. GP says

    Thanks for the reply! I should have mentioned that I had had a look already, but there isn’t any mention of the cost if you buy an extra child theme as a subsequent purchase.
    In any case, having checked their website again, it’s pretty clear that you can use the themes on unlimited websites if you choose the Pro Plus All-Theme Package, so I might just go for that..
    Thanks again for reviewing Genesis!

  8. says

    @GP the Pro Plus All-Themes Package is the best value if you want multiple child themes.

    Child themes were priced at $24.95 each, but looks like they have removed displaying that since I latest looked. Returning customers get special discounted pricing if they want to purchase more child themes. It depends on the child theme, but usually less than $20 each with the returning customer discount. In any case the Pro Plus Package is the best value – you get unlimited access for a lifetime to everything current and stuff released in the future.

  9. says

    @Christine the Genesis theme is very good and pretty easy to manage. They have a lot of nice turn-key designs (child themes) available, and StudioPress have good documentation, tutorials and support to help you also.

  10. says

    Great theme. Have used this for a number of my money sites. Ridiculously easy to setup and configure and looks great on a mobile.

    Would recommend this to anyone.

  11. says

    I know on of the marketer, who is testing themes for 3 years to get better RPM form Adsense finally he get stuck in eleven40 pro theme and he was making killing with this theme. Personally I love Genesis themes because it has very clean and professional features which is very easy to mange.

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