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20 Stunning Genesis Child Themes for WordPress (2021)

The Genesis Framework has long been touted as one of the best WordPress frameworks on the market. SEO optimized, cleanly coded, and fast loading times are just some of its greatest features. Plus, with unlimited everything (support, updates, and websites), there really isn’t much you can’t accomplish using Genesis.

Offering a solid foundation for any WordPress website, Genesis is like a blank slate. With it, you utilize child themes as a way to customize your website to reflect your design needs. Each child theme sits upon the Genesis Framework to make your site look unique. And, instead of making direct changes to the framework itself, all of your website’s customizations are applied to the child theme.

Although Genesis does have a developer level feel to it, most child themes work great out of the box. Plus, you can use any number of available plugins to increase your site’s functionality.

In the end, once you know how to maneuver the framework, you are set for life. This is because the Genesis Framework remains the same in any child theme you activate. The only thing that changes is your website’s design.

All these themes are available for individual purchase, or if you opt for Genesis Pro, you get access to all the StudioPress themes included in your subscription, plus one year of free hosting at WP Engine.

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Lucky you! You get access to over 35 premium StudioPress themes as well as the Genesis Framework for free.

This deal works out much cheaper than paying for hosting and multiple premium WordPress themes separately, so it’s well worth considering signing up to WPEngine (use our 20% off coupon) if you’re setting up a new site or thinking about upgrading your hosting.

1. Essence Pro

Essence Pro is a simple but creative theme with a focus on photography. It’s ideal for lifestyle, health, and wellness blogs that want to draw attention to their content without extras cluttering up the design.

Optimized for use with Gutenberg, this theme includes block-based demo content that can be imported for easy setup. And importantly, Essence Pro looks just as good on mobile as it does on a laptop screen, with a fully responsive design.

Other features you can look forward to in Essence Pro include:

  • Pre-styled for WooCommerce so you can set up a shop in minutes
  • Real-time theme customizer to adjust colors, fonts, and settings
  • Pricing tables with 2-4 columns
  • Choice of full-width or left/right column layouts
  • Threaded blog comments

PRICE: $129.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


2. AgentPress Pro

Designed specifically for real estate agents to create an attractive property listing site, AgentPress Pro uses custom post types and taxonomies to create a site that not only looks great, but also has functionality way beyond a blog.

AgentPress Pro features a listings post type that includes information about properties including price, address, square feet, number of bedrooms and bathrooms and more. There’s a search feature so site visitors can narrow down the listings by these criteria, as well as the option to list properties by area.

In terms of design, AgentPress Pro is clean and professional with four color options and various layouts to choose from. Further tweaks can be made with the theme customizer.

Here’s what else you can expect from AgentPress Pro:

  • Video and map embed options for listings
  • Widgetized home page areas
  • Custom background
  • Fully responsive design
  • Choice of 6 layout options

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


3. Revolution Pro

Revolution Pro is a minimalistic monochrome theme with a heavy focus on photography. Suitable for an agency or photography portfolio, the attention to typography and white space also makes it a beautiful theme for a lifestyle blogger or even a small business.

Revolution is designed as a blank canvas to put the focus on your content. With flexible layout options, a landing page, shop, pricing page and more, this theme can be as simple or as full-featured as you need it to bed.

Some of the features of this simple but beautiful theme include:

  • Optimized for Gutenberg
  • WooCommerce integration
  • One-click theme setup with demo content
  • Mobile responsive design
  • Eye-catching headlines and blockquotes

PRICE: $129.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


4. Niche Pro

The Niche Pro theme is an attractive and feminine WordPress theme designed for fashion and lifestyle bloggers. If you want to draw attention to your content while driving affiliate traffic to external vendors, this could be the theme for you.

Niche features three main layouts – full width or with a sidebar to the left or right. There are also pre-designed pages for your about page, contact, blog, and a landing page designed specifically for traffic from Instagram.

With widget areas for affiliate link thumbnails, newsletter sign-up, and Instagram feeds, this theme is perfect for those wanting to monetize blog traffic and grow their following.

Not just a pretty face, some of the features of Niche Pro include:

  • WooCommerce integration
  • Floating Instagram feed
  • Styled social media buttons
  • Built-in read-more button
  • Built-in landing page and Instagram landing page

PRICE: $129.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


5. Altitude Pro

If you need a simple, yet eye-catching website for your business, consider Altitude Pro. Its bold design with parallax scrolling effects will keep eyes on the screen, while powerful features makes it easy to setup at the backend.

With Altitude Pro you can easily set up a one-page long scrolling website to advertise your product or business services. Or you can add additional pages, a blog, and a shop to make it a fully functioning business site.

With pricing tables, styled feature lists, full-screen quotes, and CTA buttons, Altitude will enable your business to reach new heights.

Other features include:

  • Optimized for Gutenberg
  • Unlimited color options
  • Homepage and footer widget areas
  • Multiple menu options
  • 4 built-in page templates

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


6. Wellness Pro

Wellness Pro is a simple but stylish theme with parallax scrolling effects that puts the focus on photography. Intended for wellness and holistic living sites, it would work equally well for a lifestyle, food, or fashion blog.

This theme comes with pre-built landing, contact, and blog category pages. There’s also the option of adding a shop, which integrates with WooCommerce and has pre-styled product and account pages to match the theme.

This minimal theme is not lacking in features, which include:

  • 3 layout options with or without a sidebar
  • Fully responsive design that looks great on mobile screens
  • 12 widget areas
  • Customizable header with support for graphical or text-based logos
  • Pre-styled for WooCommerce and BigCommerce

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


7. Navigation Pro

Navigation Pro is a bold and clear theme that comes with starter packs suitable for building a site based around travel, cuisine, fitness, or law.

The homepage blocks with image hover effects make it easy for you to draw attention to your best content, and there are additional eye-catching blocks for quotes and CTAs or downloads.

The theme is also fully compatible with WooCommerce and comes with pre-styles shop pages for products, shopping cart, user account, and checkout.

Other features of Navigation Pro include:

  • Fully responsive design that looks great on mobile screens
  • Gutenberg-compatible, with pre-designed blocks
  • Theme customizer to change colors, settings, and content in real-time
  • 4 pre-designed home pages to suit different types of content
  • Pre-built newsletter signup and CTA blocks

PRICE: $129.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


Gallery Pro is an elegant minimalist theme with full-stretch and gallery images, ideal for showing off photography and artwork or presenting your portfolio to potential clients.

The flexible home page allows for a number of different layout options and the theme comes with pre-designed pages for blog archives, contact, galleries and pricing tables. There’s also the option of adding a shop with full integration with WooCommerce, so you can sell prints of your work with minimal effort

Some other things we like about the Gallery Pro theme include:

  • Widgetized areas for the home page and sidebar
  • Matching minimalist social media icons
  • Threaded blog comments
  • Option to import your Instagram feed
  • Built-in gallery with lightbox feature

PRICE: $129.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


9. Magazine Pro

Magazine Pro is a flexible and bold theme designed for online publishers to organize a lot of content on the home page without it being cluttered. With built-in advertising blocks, and a number of layout and column options, this Gutenberg-optimized theme is ideal for online magazines in any niche.

This theme features a sticky main menu and a secondary menu with dropdowns, a widgetized footer, multiple layout options, built-in landing page, and pre-designed blogs for email sign-up, social media, and more

  • 6 basic layouts with 0-3 sidebars
  • Fully compatible with Gutenberg block editor
  • One-click setup with demo content for fitness, cuisine, travel, or multi-topic sites
  • Mobile-friendly design
  • Built-in advertising blocks.

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


10. Corporate Pro

Corporate Pro is a sleek and professional theme that’s designed for businesses to showcase their brand and generate conversions.

The homepage blocks are designed to draw in visitors from the first glance with a value proposition header, showcase of media mentions/brand partners, feature lists, project galleries, pricing tables, testimonials, multiple CTA styles, and more.

Other features of this polished corporate theme include:

  • One-click setup with demo content
  • AMP support
  • Mobile responsive and optimized for every screen size and device
  • Customizable widget areas
  • Easy to use theme customizer to change the color scheme and make design tweaks.

PRICE: $129.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


11. Foodie Pro

Nowadays food lovers from all over the world are looking for ways to showcase their famous creations. As the most flexible Genesis child theme to date, Foodie Pro offers a minimalist feel. But, it also has lots of color to make a bold statement. More so, it comes with a built-in Visual Recipe Gallery Page for displaying multiple recipes, and integrates well with the Easy Recipe Pro plugin.

In addition, you can easily change your font type and colors using the WordPress Visual Editor. And, you can render your recipes on all devices big and small thanks to its responsive nature. Better yet, you can create a custom Mobile Menu to accompany the theme’s mobile friendliness.

Take a look a what else Foodie Pro has to offer:

  • Customizable header with full support for text-based logos.
  • 5 site wide widget areas.
  • Translation ability.
  • Built-in ad spaces for affiliate marketing.
  • 6 different layout options.

PRICE: $129.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


12. Annabelle Reloaded

This dainty theme built for the Genesis Framework will cast a feminine feel on all areas of your website with its soft color palette. It boasts multiple homepage layouts and a built-in portfolio. Plus, it is WooCommerce compatible so you can start building a business site right away.

Want more? This theme also has 3 color schemes to choose from and a 3 column widget area in the footer.  It even has a special category page with a post excerpt and featured image encouraging readers to explore more.

Here are some additional features you can look for in Annabelle Reloaded:

  • Content area supports 700px wide images.
  • Custom Jetpack icons.
  • Threaded comment ability.
  • Custom “Pin It” hover capability with instructions for setup.
  • Two navigation menus – one in the header and one sticky menu for scrolling.

PRICE: $55 (Theme Only)

DEMO + Download

13. Author Pro

For authors seeking a platform to display their published work on, Author Pro is the perfect solution. This theme is directed at professional authors, and works seamlessly with StudioPress’ Author Pro Plugin. With that, you can create a library of published work and display it in single or archived views. In addition, you can sell your books, announce upcoming events, and link to all of your social media profiles.

This theme comes accessibility ready, which is a unique feature many themes do not support. Additionally, you can create a custom landing page for directing site visitors down your sales funnel.

Here is more of what you can expect with Author Pro:

  • Change theme settings, colors, and content and see a live preview using the WordPress Live Theme Customizer.
  • 5 homepage widget areas.
  • Brand your business and build recognition with the logo upload feature.
  • Enjoy HTML5 Markup for better audio streaming.
  • Floating navigation bar.

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


14. Creative

Designed by a creative for creatives, this chic theme comes ready to show your visitors what you produce. If you sell products or downloads, Pretty Creative is WooCommerce ready and can be installed upon theme activation. Moreover, in-post navigation and an expanding search bar are more of the fabulous features this theme brings to you.

A fully widgetized homepage lets site visitors see all the information you want them to and encourages them to explore more.  Plus, with 6 different website layouts and a custom Landing Page template, you can make your website stand out from the crowd.

See more and decide if Pretty Creative is for you:

  • Live website previews using the Theme Customizer.
  • Plenty of color styles to choose from.
  • Custom backgrounds and headers.
  • Mobile responsive so you can showcase your work to everyone.
  • HTML5 Markup for the best website rendering possible.

PRICE: $129.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)

DEMO + Download

15. Simply Pro

A beautiful theme with a modern twist, Simply Pro is full of great features such as a responsive styled slider and floating social media icons. Plus, you can upload your own logo. In addition, its great use of whitespace gives your website a fresh feeling that doesn’t overwhelm. Rather it invites readers to look for more.

Utilize the sidebar for building an email list or recommending your best blog posts. And, don’t forget to link to your About Page so site visitors can learn more about who you are. Following the latest design trends in web design and offering an array of color schemes to fit your needs, this theme is sure to make your content look amazing.

If you are looking for more features in Simply Pro, check these out:

  • Minimally styled share buttons.
  • Intuitive color picker.
  • Customizable slider image sizes.
  • Built-in Landing Page to boost conversions.
  • Personally styled floating social icons.

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)


16. Daily Dish Pro

With the intention of drawing your readers to the most important aspect of your blog, Daily Dish Pro has a magazine layout promoting images, video, and blog content. Although aimed at foodie bloggers, any blogger would be able to design a minimalistic and clean looking website using this theme’s features.

Those features include a widget friendly homepage, a solid navigation bar for a great user experience, and responsive ready design.

Check out some more great features that come with Daily Dish Pro:

  • 6 page layouts.
  • HTML5 Markup for great site rendering.
  • Customizable header.
  • Custom page templates including Default, Archives, Blog, and Landing Page.
  • Easy theme setup with demo options.

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)

Demo + Download

17. Simply Charming

This versatile theme has a parallax homepage and is suitable for websites of all kinds. To start, this theme comes with 7 color schemes and 3 layout options to pick from. With it, you will be able to create a standout website that beats the competition and matches your personal style.

Create a customized page in no time using the pre-designed templates included in your theme purchase. In addition, utilize the generous whitespace and feminine feel to reach your target audience that gives them a cozy feel.

Simply Charming also offers these excellent features:

  • Single post navigation.
  • Multiple homepage formatting options.
  • HTML5 Markup and retina ready.
  • Beautiful footer social icon area.
  • Large header image.

PRICE: $50 (Theme Only)

Demo + Download

18. Parallax Pro

Utilizing a smooth parallax scrolling effect, Parallax Pro lets you tell a story without all the distraction. Plus, it has a perfectly organized narrative that follows a natural vertical design. Boasting a sleek and minimal feel, this theme divides content for easy reading while leading readers to a CTA.

Utilize up to 5 homepage widget areas to get the most information to your readers as possible. Better yet, reach all of your target audience, with this responsive and mobile-friendly theme. In addition, customize your theme to match your brand using the Live Theme Customizer.

Here is some more of what Parallax Pro has to offer:

  • Customizable header with support for text-based logos and custom images.
  • 4 pre-made templates including a custom Landing Page.
  • Footer widget area.
  • 5 color styles to match your customizations.
  • 3 layout options and simple typography.

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)

Demo + Download

19. Sixteen Nine

If you are in need of a simple, minimal, and user-friendly theme, Sixteen Nine may be just what you are looking for. For instance, custom backgrounds, mobile-friendliness, and HTML5 Markup will leave a lasting impression on all site visitors.

Built with SEO in mind, this content centric theme provides everything you need to get your site visitors interested and engaged. Plus, using its three-column design, you can utilize widget space to the max while still keeping your posts front and center.

See what else the creator of Sixteen Nine wanted you to have:

  • Unique vertical logo alignment.
  • Large 1280px width.
  • Page templates including Columns, Full Width, and Landing Page.
  • Next Page linking ability.
  • Vertical menu alignment to match logo.

PRICE: $99.95 (Theme + Genesis Framework)

Demo + Download


Q. What is the Genesis Framework?

The Genesis Framework is a platform for WordPress that makes it quicker and easier for you to build a website of your own design without needing to start from scratch. Genesis also comes with a number of professionally-designed child themes that have been built on the framework. When you use a Genesis child theme you have the flexibility to customize the theme to your liking without needing any coding skills.

Q. Should I use the Genesis Framework?

The Genesis Framework is a great choice if you build a lot of websites or update your site design regularly and want fully-customizable and flexible WordPress themes. Both the framework and child themes are well-designed and coded, secure, and updated regularly.

However, if you’re just looking for a basic theme for a single site and don’t want to spend much money, Genesis probably isn’t a good fit for you.

Q: How do you customize a Genesis child theme?

All Genesis child themes are fully customizable. You can use the built-in theme customizer to make small changes to the color scheme, layout, fonts, and other settings. You can also directly edit the stylesheet to customize the child theme to your requirements. Additionally, there are several plugins designed to make it easy for you to customize any Genesis child theme without any coding.

Q: What is the difference between a child theme and a parent theme?

All Genesis child themes are built off a single Genesis parent theme and incorporate the functionality of the parent theme. While they may look very different, the “skeleton” of the theme is the same. The Genesis “framework” is just another name for parent theme.

Q: Do child themes come with the Genesis Framework included?

All themes purchased from StudioPress.com are bundled with the Genesis Framework. If you buy a Genesis child theme from a third party site, you’ll need to purchase the Genesis Framework separately if you don’t already have it.


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  • Hello, The Niche Pro theme looks like it will work for us but it is listed as not being updated since 2018 on StudioPress. If they can't update it on Studiopress, perhaps they should ask Studiopress to remove their theme?

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