The 37 Best Genesis Child Themes For 2016

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Welcome to our 2016 roundup of the most popular Genesis child themes for WordPress.

We will be looking at the child themes that helped make Genesis the most popular WordPress framework, as well as the many new releases (that have been added by both its founders and third party developers) over the last year.

First lets look at what makes the Genesis framework such a great choice for your website. Genesis has been developed as a light weight alternative framework with only the most commonly used options included. This ensures that it is one of the most reliable, and robust frameworks available. This coupled with its increasing diversity of well designed child theme templates makes it an ever growing force in the WordPress ecosystem.

To fully understand the concept of how child themes work WordPress has created a dedicated page within their codex – read it here.

Our Genesis child theme yearly updates have been our most popular posts on this website for a number of years running, and we hope this year to be no different. Sit back, relax, and scroll through what this amazing framework and its fantastic developers have to offer.

Once you have browsed the themes and have perhaps decided to use one on your website why not take a look at our post where we provide some great resources to help you get the most from your child theme by use of customization’s – read that here.

Elevate

Elevate is a blogging child theme built for Genesis. The theme has been designed specifically to help bloggers build a bigger email list by encouraging visitors to sign up to an offer. This is a great theme to help build a personal brand.

In addition to the ability to display your offer above the fold, the user also has the option of adding video to help further explain why potential visitors should sign up, and what they will be getting in exchange.

This is a fully responsive WordPress theme that is compatible with all major browsers. It has 5 homepage widget locations, parallax effects, and added theme options not available with just the general Genesis theme install.

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Price:$44.95 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Guru

Are you needing to position yourself as an expert in your field? Do you want to create a personal brand that will also lead to sales? If so then the Guru genesis child theme from Appfinite might be just up your street.

This advanced WordPress theme will help establish yourself as your industry’s go-to guy or girl by putting your best foot forward, while also collecting contact information for further marketing purposes.

What makes this template so great is that not only has the homepage been built to look super sleek, it actually has a blog to match. You don’t need to make that distinction between personal website and blog as it has already been done for you (in style).

The theme itself is 100% responsive, with custom home page widgets,, and cool parallax effects. The theme will also work on all major browsers without fault.

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Price:$44.95 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Showcase Pro

“Showcase Pro” is a Genesis child theme created by JT Grauke. This theme has been developed to help business’ showcase their products or services in an easy to understand and simple manner.

The theme while quite minimalist, allows your customers to browse your website without being distracted by anything other than what you are trying to sell them.

The theme itself offers 3 layout options, a theme customizer, and is both translation ready and responsive. This template has been built using HTML5.

Showcase Pro

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Aspire Pro

A theme created specifically for technical authors, but also ideal for many more business, and marketing purposes besides. This WordPress theme gives you a solid landing page design that can easily double as a fully branded personal website allowing you to attract new business (or even just subscribers) by blogging regularly.

The blog has a modern design, that unlike other themes of this genre wont let your overall website down. Often the blog is seen as secondary to the landing page, but I am please to say that with “Aspire Pro” this is not the case.

The theme offers 15 custom widget locations on the homepage, custom header and background controls, as well as numerous other features that make this one of the themes to look out for in 2016.

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Price:$44.95 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Atmosphere

A new mobile responsive theme from StudioPress, powered by their awesome Genesis framework. This child theme is one of a few recent releases that is ideally suited for both freelancers, and small business’ of various types.

This theme (as with all their newer child themes) has been built using the latest HTML5 markup, and boasts a number of customizing features available from the back end.

The design capitalizes on the contrast between dark images and light text areas to give a subtle yet rich design that holds your visitors attention for longer.

Atmosphere Genesis Theme

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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SquareOne

A Genesis child theme designed in the popular single page style, but with the ability to add further pages using the templates provided to make it multi-page with ease.

An ideal WordPress template for business, portfolio, or start ups with big plans (and bright futures).

This template is fully responsive, and offers 8 color styles, and 6 layout options to choose from. Other theme features includes an easy to use and simple options panel, parallax scrolling, as well as a built in portfolio template.

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Price:$44.95 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Digital Pro

Digital Pro Theme

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Daily Dish Pro

The daily dish Genesis child theme has been designed to be minimalist, but yet show off your content in a manner that can be easily consumed.

This is a blogging child theme that has been built using HTML5 markup, has six page layouts, custom widgets, and the ability to choose a custom header and background. A landing page template is also included.

Daily Dish Pro Child Theme

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Whitespace

An easy to read, and easy to use Genesis child theme from StudioPress. Whitespace is one of a few new generation Genesis child themes that have arrived just in time for 2015.

Whitespace Genesis Child Theme

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Follow Me

The “Follow Me” theme is as the title suggests a personal website and blogging theme. While the homepage has been designed with simplicity in mind, the blog is really where the content (and the body) of this website lives. The homepage is a mere introduction to the website owner.

The theme has a number of theme options to help you get the most out of it. Check out the theme demo to see just how great this template will work for your website.

Follow Me Genesis Child Theme

Price:$44.95 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Altitude

Altitude-Genesis-Theme

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Epik

Epik is arguably one of the best Genesis child themes to date. The design is first class and the blog looks amazing – often an afterthought, but obviously considered here.

The theme is fully responsive, with 10 color styles, and six layout options. The child theme also includes an easy to use options panel to help you get your site exactly as you want it.

The theme is ideal for those looking to set up a modern business website, those looking to sell apps, or those bloggers looking for something a little different.

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Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Wintersong

A truly minimal theme for blogging, and personal brand development.

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Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Erling

The Erling child theme has been designed with conferences, events and trade shows in mind. This WordPress theme has six color options, and has been coded using HTML5.

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Price:$49.95 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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TechMagazine

A great looking magazine style theme that is fully mobile responsive, has 5 pre-determined color styles and 6 page layout options. The fixed menu at the top of the page when scrolling gives this theme an amazingly professional look and feel. It also offers great advertising theme options straight from the dashboard to ensure your website can earn from day one.

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Price:$25.00 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Vintage

Vintage is a classic WordPress magazine template that has been created too look “old school cool”. While the demo makes this theme look like just another food blog, it could really be used to great effect in any number of niches. A modern, minimal WordPress theme that look absolutely amazing on any browser. A true gem.

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Price:$49.95 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Start

A nice one page parallax theme for Genesis. Start comes with a theme options panel, is optimized for mobile, with all browsers supported.

A nicely designed theme built with Bootstrap.

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Price:$49.00 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Magazine Pro

A glossy publishing theme for the Genesis framework. 4 color styles, 6 layout options, and built using the HTML5 markup.

An ideal WordPress theme for bloggers, online magazine publishers, and those wanting a minimalist theme that is also functional and professional.

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Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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News Pro

A news and magazine theme that looks as amazing on mobile devices as it does on a desktop monitor. The child theme offers 5 color styles and 6 layout options to help ensure you get the website that you want.

News Pro Genesis Theme

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Metro

A nice wide urban news theme (my description not theirs). 5 color styles, 6 layout options, and custom background options. Theme also offers a sales page layout. Metro is probably the most popular theme on our list of Genesis child themes. Here is a live example.

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Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Eleven40

I have always loved this theme. Although simplistic in design it offers a great canvas for a personal branding website.

Features include; 4 color styles, 6 layout options, threaded comments & the ability to add footer widgets if desired.

Eleven40 Child Theme

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Minimum Pro

A minimalist, uncluttered theme with plenty of white space to allow you to design it just as you might want it.

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Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Gallery

A photography theme built to make all your photographs look amazing. Very few photography themes exist for the Genesis framework, but this one is truly beautiful.

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Price:$49.00 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Zen

A modern design with plenty of white space. This child theme includes Flexslider and 10 different color schemes.

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Price:$49.00 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle Pro is a popular choice and definitely a theme that has to be considered no matter what the project. Reminiscent of the old revolution WordPress themes that at one time dominated the premium themes market.

Lifestyle Genesis Child Theme

Price:$99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Modern Portfolio

A modern portfolio theme to help you showcase your most important work. A great theme with all the benefits of being built on Genesis. A great theme for freelancers and artists alike.

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Price: $99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Eshop

A clean shopping theme built to be used with the popular WooCommerce plugin. Last updated in November 2014. A great looking eCommerce theme built for WordPress that offers a great selection of color schemes, and background patterns.

Eshop Child Theme

Price:$49.00 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Vanilla

Another minimalist theme built for business.

Vanilla Child Theme

Price:$49.00 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Remobile

A child theme that has been designed to grab your customers attention! Fully responsive, custom headers, and landing page template, all included in this modern HTML5 child theme template.

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Price: $99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Envy WooCommerce

An easy to use Genesis child theme that works with WooCommerce. Feature packed, and including 5 responsive layouts, 6 color styles, sticky header, and added widget areas. If you are looking for an eCommerce theme with all the capabilities of Genesis then look no further.

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Price:$45.00 AUD (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Tidy

Tidy is, as its name suggests, a clean theme that offers 6 layout options, 6 color schemes and the ability to upload your own custom logo and website background. The theme is fully responsive and compatible with the latest Genesis framework. An adorable theme from a promising theme company.

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Price:$50.00 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Awaken

A trendy single page WordPress theme, built for Genesis. Each purchase is considered a developers licence, and is easy to install & set up. A nice modern take on how the Genesis theme framework can be used.

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Price:$49.00 (Genesis framework must be bought separately)

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Expose

A simple photography theme for artists.

Expose Theme Image

Price: $99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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AgentPress Pro

An advanced estate agency template that offers powerful search functionality and great design. Easily customized with one of the 5 color styles, 6 custom layout options, and custom background. A great theme for those looking for a fast customer solution that offers all the bells and whistles your client will want.

AgentPress pro Theme Image

Price: $99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Education Pro

Created specifically for those offering education. If you are a community college, University or other education provider you may want an amazing website as well.

Education pro Child Theme

Price: $99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Parallax Pro

Arguably one of the most advanced, and modern Genesis child themes available. The idea is to keep your content in order so your story can be read as a vertical narrative that reads like a story. Features include 5 color styles, HTML5 markup, and of course parallax scrolling.

Parallax Pro Theme Image

Price: $99.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Foodie Pro

A child theme for food bloggers. This theme appeared on our list featuring the very best food & recipe themes.

Foodie Pro Child theme

Price: $129.95 (includes Genesis framework)

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Over the coming months we will be listing a lot more Genesis child theme on this page. While we cant possibly list every Genesis theme available, we will be updating this list to include the most popular themes to date (that are still available for purchase).

This is our fourth time updating this list, and every time I am more and more impressed with the child themes on offer. StudioPress have really done a fantastic job launching a framework that excites both seasoned WordPress developers and novices alike.

I look forward to seeing what more they have to offer over the next year!