How to Build a Genesis Child Theme

genesis child themes

One of the great things about working with the Genesis framework is the variety of child themes to choose from. With over 50 themes available direct from studio press and many Genesis themes available from third-party venders. You got widely available options. When you hear people talking about themes for Genesis you may hear the StudioPress themes and Genesis themes interchangeably and that can be confusing. Both terms is using to run a child theme our Genesis framework.

Genesis themes refer to any child theme for Genesis while the Studiopress theme refers to the child theme for Genesis developed by one of the studio press author.

genesis child themes

Whenever you start building any Genesis child theme, you may check existing Genesis StudioPress theme which are closely match to your requirement and then by using that you can apply more customization to that thing. As a WordPress Developer The closer you match and find the relevant Genesis theme the less customization we required to apply so it’s better to spend some time to find Genesis child theme from various existing available options. It helps to more quickly finish the project of Genesis child theme development.

Of course not every project has a match theme which best suited to requirement , sometime to a lot of customizations to make your desired child theme or sometime you may need to build it from scratch to exactly accomplice what you want.

We prefer to use Genesis sample theme as a based theme start client development. It is freely available from or you can download from the StudioPress Dashboard by logging into the my StudioPress account and clicking on available downloads.

I like the Genesis sample theme because it’s a skeleton of child theme running on a Genesis framework. It makes easier to add customization to existing sample theme.

You are free to choose any Genesis team is based theme for your customization. I recommend upload Genesis framework and sample theme to your server and activate on your WordPress installation to start Genesis customization.