According to What WordPress Theme Is That, Genesis Framework was found on more than 8.86% of their searches, higher than Thesis and other popular themes from ThemeForest. I hope you can get the idea of how powerful this framework is right now. Many website owners are thinking about switching to it and you could be one them.
The framework itself is already awesome StudioPress also have many amazing child themes ready to work on the latest version of Genesis Framework. However, the average price per theme is around $30-$40 and $100 for first time buyer. I know, it cost too much especially for a person who just started making a blog. So, to help you save as much money as possible we have about more than 5 custom child themes available for free right now that you should know about. I used the term “custom” because these are not themes that created by StudioPress but instead they were built by 3rd party or bloggers online.
What are these free Genesis child themes have in common?
- Support Genesis 2.0+
- Built in SEO
- Easy to Customize
- Free for use
- Understandable Coding
- And many more
It’s time to check them out….
Bootstrap Genesis by salcode (Sal Ferrarello) is a child theme that uses Bootstrap, Sass, and Grunt. You can use this theme as a starter theme to build your own new one or just quickly edit it.
If you are a writer who just focused on your contents, nothing else. Then SpringClean is the right theme for you. It has only 1 column (no sidebar) and a footer. Perfectly for those who doesn’t like fancy or complicated theme.
Just like SpringClean, Center is a child theme for Genesis that only have one-column but completely different design. It has a grayish color as a background, darker color around the entry content, menu, footer, etc.
Engage is a twitter like theme for WordPress created by Eli Overbey. Just like the new timeline design that official Twitter released, it has 3 columns, light background, and a giant image below the header.
Genesis Sandbox is the right starter theme for beginners or even developers who wanted to make their own child theme. Users can use it to just test what’s in it, create a premium theme, or use it on customers website. Here are the key features:
-New Menu Locations
-Tons of snippets
Are you a freelancer and looking for a nice portfolio theme? Creative Pro by WPSpeak is the unique one you have to see. Unlike many other blogging theme, this one purposely designed to help you show off your work and capture future clients.
That’s all folks. I hope that you already have one in mind and ready to kick off your project with one of these free child themes for Genesis. I you want to look for more before settle down to a final theme, I suggest you go on Github. Their directory has helped me completed this list.