100+ Awesome Genesis Child Themes For WordPress

Genesis Child Themes
The Genesis Framework was originally created by Nathan Rice and Brian Gardner and initially released for sale in 2009 1in partnership with StudioPress.

On its commercial release, only two child themes were made available to purchase 2 – but since then that number has grown into the hundreds, which in itself shows just how many developers and WordPress users have embraced the framework.

This article is dedicated to all the child themes that are currently available for Genesis, many of which have been created by third-party developers 3 – and all of which are available to purchase or are offered as a free download.

But first let’s cover some basics of how the theme works, and it’s relationship to what we now term ‘child themes’.

What is a WordPress Theme Framework?

A framework (also known as a ‘parent theme’) can be described as a theme that is used by other themes – In this case Genesis child themes.

The majority of your website’s functionality is inherited from this “parent theme” with additional functionality or changes to the normal functionality taking place within the child theme.

The framework itself offers little styling, and simply provides a solid base of functions or rules to allow for quick prototyping, design, and development.

The Genesis framework is no different, it has been created as a solid foundation on which to build highly customizable websites quickly without compromising on coding standards.

What are the benefits of using a framework?

There are a number of benefits to using a theme framework, and Genesis in particular.

  • Choice – With so many child themes to choose from you will never be short of alternative designs when you feel the time has come for an upgrade.
  • Community – The Genesis framework has an active community that is more often than not willing to help each other by providing advice and helping those learning to use the framework.
  • Code Quality – Frameworks are a constant work in progress and the most popular ones are updated often to ensure it adheres to the latest best practices.

What Are Child Themes?

A child theme is the recommended way of modifying an existing theme (not just frameworks), however, a child theme will not function without the ‘parent theme’.

A child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme.

Benefits Of Using A Child Theme

  • Updating – When upgrading the parent theme to the latest version a child theme ensures that you will not lose any modifications that you may have made.
  • Simplicity – The only code contained within the child theme is that code that specifically adds functions or specific styling to that of the basic framework. This makes modifications easier, even to those still in the learning phase of website design.

The Best Genesis Child Themes

Now that we have covered the absolute basics of theme frameworks and their direct relationship to child themes we can now look at the themes available from the growing amount of developers specializing in creating great templates for you to use on your next website.

Genesis Child Themes for Blogging

Since WordPress’ original CMS (content management system) was created (or forked from b2/cafelog) on 27th May 20034 it has predominantly been a blogging system. And although it now has many uses over and above what Matt Mullenweg had first planned, it remains predominantly just that – the most popular blogging system on the planet.

It is therefore appropriate that we first look at the Genesis themes that will allow you to create a blog with style.

Elevate

Elevate is a blogging child theme built on Genesis. The theme has been designed specifically to help bloggers build a bigger email list by encouraging visitors to sign up for 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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Daily Dish Pro

The daily dish theme has been designed to be minimalist, but yet show off your content in a manner that can be easily consumed. Created primarily for those that maintain a food and recipe blog, it’s simplicity means it could easily be used for fashion, travel and lifestyle blogging.

The 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. As with all StudiPress child themes, Daily Dish Pro is also fully responsive and looks great on any browser.

Although this template is predominantly for blogging, it has been created (and styled) to be easily integrated with WooCommerce.

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Vintage

Vintage is a classic WordPress magazine template that has been created to 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.

The theme makes use of the responsive slider plugin that has been specifically coded for use with Genesis. The homepage has been designed to make use of widget areas that allow you to dramatically alter the look and feel of your website without any custom CSS or HTML coding.

A modern, minimal WordPress theme that looks absolutely amazing on any browser. A true gem.

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Drone

The Drone Theme from Zigzagpress5 has been built to be utilized by creatives. Primarily those with design skills, though could also be used by photographers looking to showcase their portfolio.

A standard portfolio theme with a simple elegant design. It is aesthetically pleasing and ensures your art is placed front and center. A perfect them to help you win more freelance work or artistic commissions.

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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 choice for bloggers, online magazine publishers, and those wanting a minimalist look that also ensures your website is both functional and professional.

This is a solid robust child theme and is ideal as a starter template to begin your customizations. Even if you do not yet have the confidence to jump straight into altering your own CSS, the basic customization options (accessible from the admin area) will allow you to create a website that towers above your competition in terms of speed and simple beauty.

What makes this theme so ideal for first-time publishers is its popularity. If you are needing help creating the right look and feel through customization there is always someone within the Genesis forums that will have worked extensively with this template that will be ready to help.

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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.

The design has been well thought out and offers advertising spaces (widgets) that can be used to generate revenue for your website.

As with most of the themes from StudioPress, a good degree of customization can be done from the options panel integrated into the backend of the theme.

In addition to the more frequently expected options, News Pro also boasts complete WooCommerce support in case you wish to open your own store.

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Metro

A modern magazine theme that displays your content in an easy to navigate news format. This child theme offers great customizing options that allow even relatively new WordPress users to create an eye-catching professional website with ease.

For those with relatively little experience with either the Genesis framework or WordPress, StudioPress offer step by step tutorials, and an active support forum to ensure you get up and running quickly.

The template offers 5 color styles, 6 layout options, and custom background options. The 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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Eleven40

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

A user-friendly and clean blogging theme that offers just the right amount of customization options. Built on HTML5 and easily converted into any language.

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

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Zen

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

A minimalistic design that is only as colorless as the imagery you choose.

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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, this template offers a great starting point for any online magazine or personal website.

The demo below shows the default child theme set-up, though even more complex configurations are easily achievable using the backend customization options.

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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.

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Brunch Pro

Advertised as the little sister of the Foodie Pro theme, Brunch Pro offers a new perspective on how a recipe blog should look.

While keeping the minimalistic design concept, Brunch Pro offers font and color customizing options and flexible widget placement. In addition, this child theme offers an improved recipe index over its sister theme.

If your wanting to start a recipe orientated website it must surely be a shortlisted option.

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Splash

A personal blogging theme created by Themedy6 to help you build your personal brand.

This Genesis child theme offers Email list building capabilities by default and has been used by some of the most creative WordPress bloggers to great effect.

There is a good number of customization options, to allow you to alter the look of your website’s colors with just a couple of clicks.

Here is a live example of the theme being used by Kane Jamison.

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Djazz

A simple personal blogging theme that supports beautiful custom post types of video, audio, links, quotes and of course basic content posts.

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Xplorer

A creative blogging Genesis theme that is ideal for those wanting to showcase a portfolio of work while maintaining some small business individuality. A look that better suits a single users personality than that of large to medium sized business.

An ideal WordPress theme for freelancers and personal bloggers alike.

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No Sidebar Pro

If you are wanting a beautifull and modern looking website that distorts the line between blog, portfolio and business you may want to consider ‘No Sidebar Pro’.

Almost futuristic in its design it offers a new perspective on showcasing your latest work. Superbly intelligent design that offers a great opportunity for freelancers whether you specialize in the written word, design, photography, or even abstract art. Only as minimalistic as your website imagery.

A better blank canvas for your next project you are unlikely to find.

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Sixteen Nine Theme

Another personal blogging theme that has been created to help you build your personal brand, and create content that is digestable in an easy to read format.

Nothing spectacular, just a great basic website set up to start your blogging journey.

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Minimalis

An artistically modern blogging template that makes imagery as important as the written word itself. This WordPress theme offers a differnt type of blogging design that may (or may not) apeal to your taste.

An ideal child theme that allows you to mix photography and written content to create an immersed experience for your readers.

Easily translate the theme to any language you prefer using the included .po/.mo files.

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Formo

A gallery child theme from Zizagpress. An ideal design to help showcase your latest work whether it be photography, design or other creative endeavour.

‘Formo’ is also WooCommerce compatible to allow you to sell straight from your WordPress website.

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Tahini

A creative blogging child theme ideal for virtually any niche project. The demo below has been created for those looking to set up a recipe website, though the simplicity could easily suit a variety of other projects just as well.

The template has been optimized for SEO, is mobile responsive, and can be easily translated into any language required.

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Beautiful Pro

‘Beautiful Pro’ offers as basic design as you will really find which makes it an ideal choice for those looking to create something special utilizing their own custom CSS code.

Not the most advanced template available for those just starting out, but with a little knowledge of theme customization could really be something great.

An ideal starter template for those looking to design their own custom Genesis child themes.

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Divine

An advanced child theme that is both business orientated with a little bit of personalization for good measure.

Beautifully coded and proportioned so whatever your project your website can do the talking with style.

The theme also has the functionality to sell products from your own online store without having to design new shop page templates.

A unique design from one of the very best third-party developers and available for purchase straight from StudioPress.

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Plugged

A fully responsive magazine theme that makes use of home page custom widgets to control how your content is viewed.

You can also select from 3 different header designs and an almost unlimited directory of Google fonts. The perfect theme for the right WordPress project.

Plugged

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Modern Studio Pro

The ‘Modern Studio’ design is simplistic yet highly effective at drawing your visitors attention towards both your content and imagery, making great use of white space.

The attention to detail and minimal design is really what makes this child theme one of the best available from the StudioPress theme store.

The ideal website design for creatives that wish to offer their visitors more than just imagery, but also a narrative on the design process or concept. ‘Modern Studio’ will help you reach your target audience, and convert them into either paying customers or brand supporters.

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Smart Passive Income

A design concept inspired by Patt Flynn’s award winning blog ‘Smart Passive Income‘. While Patt Flynn’s website has changed much since this theme was created it is still a pretty good template for those looking to create a website around a personal brand.

With strategically placed content areas to get your “bigger” message across, and a navigation that filters visitors to certain areas of the website depending on their interests this child theme is arguably one of the most impressive design collaborations that StudioPress has achieved to date.

If your interested in hearing Patt Flynn’s own take on why this theme helps you convert visitors to customers, and how the design concept works you can listen to the podcast or read the transcript.

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Pretty Creative Pro

A WordPress theme built on Genesis for creative bloggers. You will either love it or hate it, so I will let the theme itself do the talking.

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Simply Pro

A beautiful yet simple theme that gains much of its main design features by clever use of white space, imagery containers and immaculate modern fonts.

The perfect child theme for any website that has a high focus on photography, design or any visual art.

Simply Pro

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Cook’d

A food focussed theme built for Genesis.

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Dulcis Magazine

Described by the author as a magazine theme for fashion and lifestyle bloggers ‘Dulcis’ takes minimalistic design to the next level.

This child theme has been created to showcase both your written content and superb photographs or imagery in a modern minimalistic wire frame.

As with all of the themes from Zigzagpress the theme offers a good amount of admin customization options, is well coded and built to ensure your website is always lightning fast.

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Slush Pro

Are you looking to get your artistic message across to your visitors? ‘Slush Pro’ allows you to showcase your art work, design or photography in an easy to consume format while also getting some of your personality across.

Built to resemble an online gallery this child theme will introduce those visiting your website to a broad spectrum of your work and even allow them to purchase items directly from your website.

A harmonious marriage between business, personality, and art.

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Smooth Post

‘Smooth Post’ offers a superb blogging experience that can be adapted to virtually any blogging niche.

While this theme is nothing out of the ordinary in terms of functionality, use of space, or design it has been created so potential visitors know exactly what they are getting and how to navigate the website without any surprises.

Where your website may lack in individuality it will make up with perfect coding and clean gorgeous symmetrical content areas that will allow your content to take center stage.

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Tote

‘Tote’ offers a clean blogging experience that mimics that of what you may expect from a website created with Tumblr.

An ideal design for those websites specializing in short form content that don’t require all the ‘bells and whistles’ of modern WordPress themes.

If you are looking to create a personal website to share random insights, imagery or even document your travels this may be the ideal template.

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Dune

‘Dune’ is a Genesis theme that I am excited about, ideal for a photoblog, or just blogging in general, but with a modern design that brings your articles to life – as long as you use the right imagery.

As with most of the themes from Zigzagpress it has been designed to harness minimal design with a massive focus on content.

A truly remarkable modern look that sets it aside from other child themes within this list.

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Authority Pro

‘Authority Pro’ has been created to help you get yourself, your profile, and your business in front of the people that matter.

While reasonably simple in design it helps you harness the power of the list by offering numerous opportunities for your visitors to subscribe or contact you on a more personal level.

This child theme allows you to get your personal message across in an easy to understand manner while not over complicating what you do, what you can do, and what your visitors should do next.

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Mai Pro

‘Mai Pro’ might be the perfect theme for your lifestyle blog. It offers an incredibly modern design that is both welcoming and functional.

The theme offers a number of backend options to allow you to customize your website with just a few clicks, is mobile responsive and offers the ability to add an eCommerce store.

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Glam

A modern take on a lifestyle website, that allows you to put yourself (and your personailty) front and center while not compromising on design quality.

A great third-party theme, developed by Restored 3167, who specializes in Genesis child themes for female bloggers and business women. Their themes are dedicated to helping and mobilizing female entrepreneurs online.

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Milan

A fashionable design that offers great readability without compromising your websites message. Whether you are a writer, or niche website ‘Milan’ will make sure your content is displayed in a format that is stylish, modern, and artistic all at the same time.

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Pretty Chic

A simple almost retro looking design that offers a look that would be difficult to find elsewhere.

The theme offers 4 homepage widgets and 2 site-wide widget locations.

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Wellness Pro

For those that want to create a website based on good living and health. An ideal Genesis child theme for building a membership website or just a contemporary blog to deliver your message to your visitors and followers.

Also a great theme for those looking to promote home made products.

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Generate Pro

The original Genesis child theme for personal branding. ‘Generate Pro’ offers a clean blogging experience with a lead capture form above the fold to help build your list.

An ideal theme for those interested in customizing their own website with CSS and custom hooks.

A great starter theme for both beginners and advanced users.

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Genesis Child Themes for Business

Boss Pro

‘Boss Pro’ is a Genesis theme that offers almost endless possibilities for the right business. Ideal for those that specialize in offering services or products in the wedding industry, but could easily be used for a number of other industries as well.

As long as you can provide large crisp images to showcase your product or service this theme will be easy to customize to help promote your business to the right people.

The ability to add a WooCommerce store to your website with easy will likely also appeal to business selling products.

Boss Pro

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Infinity Pro

Are you looking to build a website for your digital agency? ‘Infinity Pro’ offers you a great template in which to create that perfect website that will impress your current customers and attract new ones.

A notable feature is the ability to easily create a lead capture page or landing page to help with your online marketing exploits.

A nice addition to the StudioPress family.

Infinity Pro

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Business Pro

‘Business Pro’ has been built for online business by people who specialize in online business.

Whether you are a digital agency or online service provider you may be looking for a brand new website design to help attract more paying clients.

This Genesis child theme has been created for the modern business but has been built to ensure your website is up and running as quickly as possible.

With all the features required for the modern agency plus more, want to add a sales video to your website? ‘Business Pro’ has you covered.

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Monochrome

I love this design, simple elegant and exceptionally functional. This is website design at its very best, and ideal for a business with a simple message that wants it to stand out.

The theme has just enough features to make it a practical choice without over complicating what it is you want your business to say.

The theme also has an amazing single blog post layout that doubles as a lead capture page, to help you grow your business using content marketing.

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Kreativ Pro

Another template specifically aimed at those business’ in the digital and online marketing space.

This theme has been designed by a third-party developer but is available from StudioPress, which means that it has been approved for resale by their team of professionals.

The theme has been created to be fully compatible with a number of page builders which means creating your ideal website should be easier than ever before. A huge step forward for those beginner or intermediate Genesis users that want to be able to do more without custom coding.

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Agency Pro

While ‘Agency Pro’ is a good looking theme in its own right, I believe to really take advantage of this design you would need to be an accomplished user or your product / service should match the templates design straight out of the box.

Certainly wouldn’t be my first choice, but how our tastes can differ.

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Showcase Pro

The ‘Showcase Pro’ Genesis theme is perhaps one of the most popular business themes available. New, elegant and modern in design while also creating a visual impact to help you impress your customers from the firts second.

The theme includes pricing tables, a landing page, and the ability to set up your own shopping cart using WooCommerce.

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Grind

‘Grind’ offers a business template that is unlike any other available for the Genesis framework. Though in my opinion it is now starting to look a little dated when added to a list of some of the greates themes available.

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Studio Pro

Another up to date design that offers a video background, pricing tables and a build in FAQ page.

Created by a third-party this child theme brings what the modern business website should be to life without over complicating the design, leaving you plenty of room to develop your website over time.

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Enterprise Pro

The original business theme for Genesis.

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Author Pro

Are you an author? If so you may want to consider building a website to showcase your published collection and even sell your books online.

‘Author Pro’ offers you a place to showcase your work and increase your profile with a modern website design that has been created with you in mind.

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Interior Pro

A design that has been lovingly created for those running an interior design business. Though the theme itself could easily be adapted for a number of online business’ – not just interior designers.

a simple visually effective template that provides a great foundation to start or grow your business with a great design.

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Academy Pro

Want to create and sell your own online course? Academy Pro allows you to do just that while taking care of most of the heavy lifting.

The purpose of Academy Pro is to build a website that is both persuasive and highlights your authority on the subjects you are wanting to teach – the video on the home page provides you with a great opportunity to get your message across to potential customers.

You can either host your course on your Academy Pro website or simply use this as the first step in your sales funnel.

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Line It Up 2

Line it up offers a simple website design that is effective for any number of online business’. A simple yet structured Genesis Child Theme that offers an ideal starting template to help you get your business message across.

Don’t over complicate your design, simply create a website that works.

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Dharma

Dharma WordPress Theme has been keenly crafted to fulfill the varied needs of the user. Some of the features contained in this theme include a full-width professional homepage slider, handy, stylish features, and shortcodes to be able to insert stylish content, and other great features to help create a lovely and comfortable to use user interface.

Dharma stands out among the Genesis child themes because it is easy to navigate and has a very welcoming layout. The various features at disposal in this theme enable one to attain optimal customization of the blog. Dharma is a theme that squarely fits the health and wellness websites category. By customizing the blog, the users can communicate more thus increasing the customer satisfaction ratings.

The ease of the customization process is made easy by the 3-header layout that enables one to make general and custom header for the pages available. For the desired pages, with Dharma theme, it is possible to upload videos, slideshows, and images, thus making the interface appealing. The floating header is another feature that makes the navigation process easy for the user by displaying the contents of the homepage on a single page. This allows the user to navigate through without having to scroll back and forth.

I personally like the theme because it is easy to use and it has very advanced features that enhance the outlook of the blog.

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Workstation Pro

Workstation Pro is the perfect theme for you if you are a creative professional looking to give your visitors a peek into your world. It will turn your website into a beautiful canvas painted with your success stories. A great design, typography, and large images make it a no-brainer for all creative businesses.

This theme cleverly puts your work right on the homepage telling a story of your business from beginning to end. Highlighting the extra value your users will get from you and the projects you are currently working on, the theme gives a clear and loud message – You know what you are doing.

With pages such as Portfolio’, Contact Us’, Shop’, Product Detail’ and sample blog page layouts, Workstation Pro is a great example of a flexible and stylish theme that’s also practical. It is now easier than ever to build a website that portrays your creative abilities and start a blog about
your services and products with Workstation Pro!

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Hello! Pro Theme

Hello! Pro is designed for those who want a simple, elegant and professional look for their website. The theme is ideal if you want to deliver a message to your visitors right away that says you have everything they are going to need.

Despite this theme’s flexible applicability, it is best suited for individuals or organizations building a website to showcase their amazing services, and establish a confident and bold persona of their brand. The theme has awesome page layouts as examples for the perfect blog for your product.

The homepage design makes it easy to highlight your strengths and show off reviews from previous clients. The portfolio section of the theme provides a stylish yet clear layout for samples of your services.

This unique theme is perfect for a unique you. Great customizability and a simple color combination make it a great choice for your next business!

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Cafe Pro

Designed by the StudioPress team, the Café Pro is in every right, a visually appealing theme designed to work great with WordPress. This theme’s design will mainly suit restaurants or any form of an eatery, as it presents a layout of aesthetically pleasing images of meals splashed across its interface.

The Cafe Pro theme isn’t only amazing because the images speak volumes, but also, the way in which its layout complements the overall design beautifully. Couple this, with your little bits of customization here and there, and witness your website spring to life.

Worried about the inclusion of specific details? The theme comes packed with easy to use widgets that make the addition of information such as working hours, contacts, address, and whatever form of detailing has to be done, very simple.

If you are in search of a theme for an eatery website of any sort, or simply looking for one that helps make a strong statement online, a theme that comes with striking images, and packed with a neatly designed interface, be sure give the Cafe Pro a try. You’d love it.

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Vanish

Vanish is a theme for those who want to deliver something more to their users than just a wall of text. The theme with its detailed and comprehensive design covers every possible need of a business. However, it is perhaps best suited for and agency website or eCommerce store that takes pride in the value they provide for their customers.

Vanish is not just a WordPress theme. It is a unique piece of art and an experience. Beautifully put together full width images with minimalistic footprint navigation bar and a clear focus on what is important. Show the world exactly what being a part of your world means by using the integrated audible video ad option. Classic mixture of amazing fonts and color combinations make this a theme of your dreams.

Distinct and mesmerizing ideas have been put together to build something truly beautiful and complete. A one of its kind website, a unique shop page, a stylish and practical blogging section and much more comes packed in this theme. It is time to forget about your worries and build something great with Vanish.

Vanish


Brisket

Brisket Theme

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Mindfulness

Designed for the Genesis framework with utmost simplicity, the Mindfulness theme is great for achieving a minimalistic feel for your website. It offers a clean design that allows your page visitors to zone in on what you actually have on display without the distraction of contrasting images littered all across the screen.

Whether your website is one meant to be about health, lifestyle, fashion, or other niche that a simple look would fit well with, the Mindfulness theme will surely hold up its end of the bargain by providing an exquisite background to showcase content to your audience.

The theme has options, choose different types of layouts, or split your pages into categories to enable hassle-free surfing and keep your content neatly organized. When it comes to features, it isn’t lacking in the least. This theme comes integrated with language translation, unlimited domain usage, and is SEO optimized as well.

The Mindfulness theme is one of top-notch quality, undoubtedly. Easy on the eye, and, simple to navigate. A theme that ensures a grand display without any clutter. You’ll love it.

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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 homepage widgets, and cool parallax effects. The theme will also work on all major browsers without fault.

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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 translations ready and responsive. This template has been built using HTML5.

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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 won’t let your overall website down. Often the blog is seen as secondary to the landing page, but I am pleased 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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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.

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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 startups 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 include an easy to use and simple options panel, parallax scrolling, as well as a built-in portfolio template.

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Digital Pro

Digital Pro by Studio Press is a great choice for sites looking to market digital goods. It is created specially to showcase the digital side of your business and promote digital products. The theme inherits its functions from Genesis Framework which currently powers over 500,000 WordPress sites. Consequently, after purchasing the product, you will receive all the support and updates associated with the StudioPress Genesis Framework.

The front page layout has a modern and easily accessible look for attracting customers to your business. It has layout briefs for showcasing your services, business objectives and mailing list subscriptions. It also has an extra layout for your latest blog posts or journals. In addition you can add a business address, social media buttons and a business address at the footer section.

At the top of the page, the theme has 3 widget areas for creating a custom content; text widget, profile widget and a post/features page widget. The theme comes with documentation that tells you how to set up your site and, you will receive any future updates made to the theme files.

The WordPress theme is friendly and very easy to use. Other features of note include; 2 navigation menus, 3-page templates, multipurpose layout, unlimited color options, great typography, optimized search, featured images support and 3 page templates.

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Brutal

“Brutal”, is a theme designed to replicate a very much classic look. It offers crisp, vibrant imagery that will most likely suit a website geared toward sales, marketing, or any form of business.

Maintaining a perfect balance between chic and corporate, the elegance of the Brutal theme is a major feature that enhances its overall design. It’s endowed with a professional look whilst showing off content/services in style. The theme, despite being perfectly usable for general purpose, will be a great choice for businesses and product marketing websites.

The Brutal WordPress Theme gives you freedom of customizing the look of your site. It also gives you the option of choosing between different types of post formats to suit your preference. Although the theme’s primary focus is putting your content on display gracefully, it certainly doesn’t disregard organization and a well-thought-out layout. Navigation through page sections is as simple as it gets.

It’s hard to beat a layout that’s both corporate and stylish at the same time. The Brutal theme incorporates the two to come up with a look that sets it apart from others distinctively. An all-around splendid theme.

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Altitude

‘Altitude Pro’ is a theme with a purpose, and that is simply business. Great for start-ups, and seasoned business’ alike. Running a SASS company, well this design has cvertainly got your covered!

Arguably one of the most stunning themes available for the Genesis framework, with stunning parallax effects, perfect crisp imagery, and top class typography ‘Altitude’ is a theme amongst themes.

With truly limitless potential, and easy to use customizations ‘Altitude’ must be a consideration for almost any project that fits its retina ready design.

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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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Kickstart Pro

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Outreach Pro

‘Outreach Pro’ has been designed for those requiring a website design for non-profit, charity, or church website.

The template is fully customizable and offers a number of widget areas that are easily customizable to suit your brand and your message.

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Start

A nice one-page parallax theme for Genesis. The start theme comes with an options panel, is optimized for mobile, with all browsers supported.

A nicely designed theme built with Bootstrap.

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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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Vanilla

Another minimalist theme built for business.

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Awaken

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

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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.

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Agent Focused

As the name implies ‘Agent Focused’ offers a great company theme with the ability to showcase listings for real estate companies looking to up their online profile.

A good looking theme with limited capability unless also installing one of the IDX plugins.

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Education Pro

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

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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.

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Freelance

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 live. 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.

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Photography


Karl

A modern photography based Genesis child theme that showcases your work as an artist in a way that other similar themes do not.

I particularly like the left to right scrolling when viewing the portfolio section of the website, though I don’t believe the template manages to put your artwork front and center, as well as some of the better designed WordPress themes, have managed to.

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Elegance Pro

A beautiful photography theme that would ideally suit a professional wedding or portrait photographer. It’s professional look and feel offers a great view of the photographers work while ensuring the visitor remains acutely aware that the services are for hire.

The Genesis Child theme also offers an eCommerce element to allow the photographer to sell prints, or other artwork directly from their own website using the now famous WooCommerce plugin.

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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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Sneak Photography

A simple yet effective photography theme that allows you to showcase your photographs as collection as oposed to single images.

Collections are showcased in a lightbox gallery setting and offer the visitor an uninterrupted view of each collection viewed.

My only criticism of the way the theme works is that visitors will have to learn quickly how the navigation works, as they have to click two sections prior to a collection to load ready for viewing – otherwise a great theme.

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Ambiance Pro

A blogging theme that out both your words and imagery front and center. The homepage offers a well-organized gallery of your latest posts, while the blog pages themselves offer a modern looking design where imagery plays an integral part.

Starting a conversation with your readers should be as simple as possible and this WordPress theme ensures it is.

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Gallery Pro

A WordPress themes thats use is only constrained by your imagination. The design enables it to be used as a personal website, a photgraphy website, or for business.

Modern, simplistic and image-driven, a real winner for the right personality or business.

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eCommerce


Chic

A simple eCommerce theme built for both the Genesis framework and to be WooCommerce compatible.

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Outfitter Pro

A contemporary eCommerce theme that is both modern and simplistic in design. ‘Outfitter Pro’ uses a masonary gallery to show off your listed products encouraging potential customers to click through to product pages to read more.

As with many of the modern day eCommerce themes the white background ensures that your product images are what drives the websites main style – so opt for either simplistic, colorful, or a mix and match depending on your overall vision of your website.

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Jessica Theme

‘Jesica’ is a classic eCommerce design in almost every word of the sense. It has obviously been created with great care and does a great job of mimicking some of the best eCommerce website designs while also leaving enough room for the store owner to get creative.

The built-in theme customizer will allow you to tweak colors, background images, and see your changes in real time.

The theme is built using 10 homepage widgets areas and a further 5 site-wide to ensure setup is as pain-free as possible.

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Market

“Market” is an eCommerce theme for any small to medium sized business looking to create an online space to share ideas, build there brand, and of course, sell more products.

Simplistic in design the design ensures your website puts your brand front and center while offering just enough options to make sure you can build a website you and your customers are happy with.

This WordPress theme relies heavily on imagery, get this right and your website will be the focal point of your business and encourage sales from both loyal customers as well as new.

An ideal theme for those working in a wedding-related niche, but versatile enough to cover a huge number of suitable business’.

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Eshop

‘Eshop’ is  a widgetized eCommerce theme that has been created by ZigzagPress. Unlike many of their other templates this theme offers a somewhat more “as you would expect it” approach to eCommerce design, rather than their normal chic designs that they are so famous for – though minimal is still somewhat on the agenda, in terms of color.

The theme offers a number of shortcodes to help you bring your website design to life, and altering the color scheme can easily be achieved by someone that knows a small amount of custom CSS.

What makes this theme stand out is its versatility, and would suit almost any niche store.

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Hyphen

A fully optimized, and responsive eCommerce theme that would be ideal for a startup fashion brand looking to create an online pressence. ‘Hyphen’ will allow any company to showcase their talent in a modern, sophisticated manner while also allowing visitors to purchase their products with ease and covenience.

When purchasing this theme you will also be purchasing one year of support and one year of theme updates.

As with all of the themes from ZigzagPress, the theme’s design is that of minimal allowing you to stamp your mark all over your website – though to bring this theme to life you will have to ensure your photography is of a very high standard.

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Interiorr

An absolutely beatiful and minimilist eCommerce theme designed by ZigzagPress. This contemporary design has been created with imagery and product pages not that unlike that of the famous image archives of Pinterest.

If you are looking for a chic WordPress theme that is hyper-modern, or just something that stands out from the rest ‘Interiorr’ may just be the design you have been holding out for.

All eCommerce functionality is provided by WooCommerce and offers the user thousands of opportunities from this hyper-minimalistic design – one in a million.

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Refined

The refined theme has been created for those running a modern online business specializing in photography, craft design, as well as numerous other industries.

The template itself is clean, well defined, image dominant, and fully mobile responsive.

The refined theme allows you to create and promote a full range of business activities, even allowing you to sell physical products from your very own online eCommerce store.

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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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Conclusion

Over the coming months, we will be listing a lot more Genesis child theme on this page. While we can’t 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!

Further Reading

Genesis Code Snippets By Brain Gardner – https://briangardner.com/code/


Sources

  1. What Every #GenesisWP Developer Must Know about the Genesis Framework – https://studiopress.blog/sites29/
  2. The Genesis Theme Framework Launches – https://www.studiopress.com/genesis-framework-v10/
  3. Meaning: third-party developer – someone that releases themes that is not directly associated with the parent company (in this case StudioPress)
  4. The History of WordPress, its Ecosystem, and Community – https://kinsta.com/learn/wordpress-history/
  5. Theme Company – https://zigzagpress.com/
  6. Theme Company – https://themedy.com/
  7. Theme Company – https://restored316designs.com/

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