I have used the Genesis Framework and various child themes on Our Virginia Home for several years. I prefer working with the Genesis Framework because it builds a solid foundation for WordPress sites. Over 500,000 WordPress sites use the Genesis Framework, so you’ve likely seen some of their most popular themes on your favorite blogs. I’m using Foodie Pro on Our Virginia Home.
Genesis Framework Cost
Most Genesis child themes with the framework cost $99.95 – $129.95. If you have multiple sites or want a library of Genesis child themes to choose from, you can purchase the Pro Plus All-Theme Package for $499.95. You will have access to all of their existing themes and as new themes are released, they will be added to your account. This is a must-have is you are planning to build a web design business using the Genesis Framework.
Great Support & Reliable
When you purchase the Genesis Framework, you have access to their support team and a community forum. StudioPress has a team of developers and a large community of designers. With so many people involved in maintaining sites built on Genesis, I know that I can reach out for assistance if I need it. StudioPress releases free framework updates. This is very important because out of date code can impact your ability to keep your site functioning correctly. It can also make impact the security of your site.
Customizing Genesis Child Themes
Although there are many child themes available, you may have a specific layout or advanced theme edits in mind. With Design Palette Pro, you can modify margins, padding, colors, and fonts on your Genesis theme without knowing code. If you’re interested in creating custom Genesis child themes, you can use the Dynamik Website Builder. The builder has an option to export the child themes you’ve created so you can use them on multiple sites or sell them.