The Genesis Framework theme has been in the market since 2010 but it was only around August 2015 when I first heard of it. This is actually the time when I was browsing lackadaisically in an internet marketing forum when I bumped into a thread where the forum members are discussing which among the thousands of WordPress themes is the best, then I got curious so I started reading the whole thread. To summarise the thread discussion, what I surmised is that there are only two themes that are vying to be the best, one is the Thesis theme from DIY Themes, and the other is the Genesis Theme from Studiopress. Although I was able to try the nulled version of Thesis theme several years ago (apologies about that), and to tell you the truth, I kinda liked it but not to the point of actually buying the original version, unlike when I first visited the Studiopress website to learn more about the Genesis theme, and read some of its features, I just felt the connection between the theme and me and I think I was swept off my feet and just said “shutup and take my money!” so right there and then, I bought the Genesis Framework and one child theme which is the Magazine Pro, but after buying it and testing it, I felt like I need more of it, so 2 days after my initial purchase, I went right on to buy the Pro Plus Package
So you might be thinking that I am crazy and an impulse buyer but you can’t just judge me for my actions as I really saw something in it and up to this time, I still believe that this is a good investment and that it will be able to help me in my future ventures. Moreover, I also listed additional points as to why I love the Genesis theme, and to those who are still having second thoughts about this theme, you can read it below
Reason #1: Minimalist Design
I am a minimalist type of person and I find the genesis themes including the standard framework just right for my taste. So if you are minimalist in nature just like me, then you will definitely love the genesis theme
Reason #2: SEO Oriented Theme
Although I am not a big fan of SEO now as I have been used to before, the fact that the theme takes into consideration the SEO of your website seriously makes my love for the Genesis go a mile. Before using the Genesis theme, I uses to install some other SEO plugins for my sites including Yoast and All-in-One SEO, but since I started using the Genesis theme for my WordPress websites, I didn’t even bother to install these SEO plugins and just relied on the Genesis Theme’s SEO settings which I think is already sufficient for my standards.
Reason #3: One-time Payment
Who wouldn’t like to pay once and get lifetime updates? Unlike some premium themes out there, where you need to pay yearly for the updates or upgrades or for extended use, with Genesis, you only need to buy it once and the lifetime update/upgrade is already included plus you can also use it on your other websites as well as your client’s website without additional fee, the only difference is that your clients do not get access to the client portal exclusive for Genesis buyers which for me is not a big deal because my clients could just ask me a favor in case they need future support.
Reason #4: Woocommerce integration
If you have online stores like me then you’ll love the fact that the genesis theme has its own integration with Woocommerce. as a matter of fact, Studiopress has developed a plugin to easily integrate Woocommerce to its long line of child themes – the Genesis Connect for Woocommerce, and in addition to that, Studiopress, thru its third party developer has produced a very nice child theme especially made for e-commerce sites, and as a matter of fact, I actually use it in all of my online stores – The Jessica Theme.
Reason #5: Mobile Responsive
Well, every websites today must be mobile responsive so as not to be left out as most of the people right now are on their mobile phones and what’s great with the Genesis Theme is that this theme is very much mobile responsive along with its long line of child themes.
Reason #6: So Many Child Themes to Choose From…
Another reason why I actually bought the Genesis theme is it’s long list of child themes to choose from, thus providing better flexibility, anyway, for those who doesn’t know, a child theme is a WordPress theme that inherits the functionality and styling of another theme, which is called the parent theme. In the case of the Genesis themes, the parent theme is the Genesis Framework theme, and the child themes are Jessica, Eleven-40 Pro (which is the current theme of my WPisLife website) and the other 40+ more. For the child theme to work, you must need to install the parent theme, which is the Genesis Framework, then you can install any of the child themes afterwards. What’s nice with this feature is that you only have to tweak the child theme and leave the parent theme as is, so in case an update on the parent theme becomes available, the modifications you made on the child theme will be unaffected, that is why it is also highly recommended to never modify the Genesis Framework theme and just play around with the child themes.
I now use the Digital Pro Child Theme
And those are my reasons, but in reality, there are actually more reasons out there, believe me, but I just can’t translate those reasons into words, and aside from the fact that it would make this post very long which could just bore you big time, though one thing is for sure, that this theme is a keeper and I will be using this on every sites I make in the future, and as a matter of fact, since I would also like to give back, I am currently providing a free service to install the Genesis Framework Theme on your site. If you’re interested, just click the link below to sign up and I will get back to you within 24 hours.