Genesis is among top WordPress Frameworks at the moment. There are two reason why many people choose Genesis: It’s fast (if not extremely fast) and It follows most of WordPress rules. However, Genesis is just a framework. That’s mean if you want to make up your blog, you have to install genesis child themes.
Although Studiopress offers Pro Plus Package in which their will sell all of their child themes for only $299.95, many people can’t afford to buy it. Today, I would like to share with you 7 excellent child themes which are 100% free for Genesis framework. You can use any of these themes below for as your wishes.
Remember that they’re only CHILD Themes. You have to buy Genesis Framework in order for them to work. The good news is that Genesis costs only $59.95, far cheaper in comparing with Thesis or other frameworks. And you can save 25% OFF the normal price with coupon THANK (Valid from now to 28/11). The offer is going to end soon, if you are desired to buy Genesis, please hurry.
Georgia is the first Free theme released by Studiopress. Georgia is a “blog” theme, which includes features such as 6 page layouts, custom background, custom header, custom menus, footer widgets, threaded comments. StudioPress claims to create more free themes for Genesis in the future. You can follow their works here.
Inzornade is a CSS3 powered child theme. You can both enjoy Genesis Framework features with CSS3 power. This theme includes: jQuery Featured Posts, drag and drop widgets, flexible settings.
HBTheme is based on Freelanceswitch’s and Envato’s themes.
- Genesis Style Select: Easy to switch between different css layouts.
- Footer Setting Box: Change your footer’s text.
- Cufon: can be applied wherever you want.
- Advertising spaces.
- Works with IE7 or above. (It isn’t displayed correcty in IE6)
Transchild looks like Streamline Theme (a premium child theme from Studiopress). It is designed by Josh Stauffer
A two-column child theme for the Genesis Framework.
- Custom Header & Background support
- Primary & Secondary navigation support
- Three-column “Featured Posts” widgetized header
- Twitter and Facebook integration on featured stories
- Genesis “Affiliate Box” integration
- Genesis Footer widgets integration
- CSS support for Social Profiles Widget
Personally, I think that Okeko is a great content-focused theme. It fits everything you need for a blog: clean, easy-to-read fonts, great slider. However, it sometimes difficult to seperate the content and the sidebar. You may be somehow dizzy and frustuated. Despite these problems, it would be definitely a great child theme for Genesis users.
- 3 layout options (Content-Sidebar, Sidebar-Content, Full Width)
- 7 theme colors (turquoise, red, blue, green, light blue, orange and dark gray)
- custom background
- featured images
- footer widgets
- threaded comments
- Genesis Slider ready
- Genesis Grid Loop ready.
As a blogger, I hope that you can make use of these themes and customize them to make your unique design. Enjoy