The Genesis framework is used by thousands upon thousands of WordPress users. It’s got a long list of great features that any WordPress site would love to have and a multitude of child themes to choose from.
There are a lot of Genesis child themes out there, probably one for every purpose you can imagine. I’ve compiled a list of the best 100 that I found, ranging from simple blogs to beautiful and complex specific themes.
The list includes free as well as premium options and there’s certainly something for everyone.
Novo is a free Genesis child theme that combines a modern flat design with a minimalistic style. It’s a mobile ready theme that is localization ready, SEO optimized and offers plenty of theme options for you to modify it to your needs.
Single is a one-page responsive portfolio theme. You can load all your content right from one page and you get all the same benefits as other zigzagpress Genesis child themes such as SEO optimization and a variety of theme options.
Marcus is free child theme for the Genesis framework that has many features for you to modify its look. These include Google Fonts, various page templates, 8 different custom content box styles to choose from, support for a selection of Genesis plugins and much more.
Unfiltered is a very minimalist child theme from Brian Gardner that focuses purely on blogging. It is intended for use as is and requires no setup or configuration to get started. The Unfiltered theme was meant to be simple, in fact some functionality of the Genesis Framework has been removed.
Bijou is a multi-purpose portfolio theme with tons of features. It was designed to be used for, and look great for, any kind of website and comes with all the zigzagpress Genesis child themes features.
Tote is a free Tumblr like theme with infinite scrolling that has been tested across all major browsers for maximum compatibility. It comes with an awesome suite of core Themedy features and requires Genesis 2.0 or higher to work.
Fluid is a Genesis child theme with a fluid width that will automatically adapt content to the browser size. It also has full post format support, custom post meta boxes, separate admin and front-end functions and header menu icons.
Recreate is a fully responsive theme that has 10 colour schemes for you to choose from and even includes Flexslider. Other than that it also comes with all the zigzagpress Genesis child themes features.
Romo is a premium child theme for the Genesis Framework 2.0. It’s designed for corporate and portfolio websites with strong support for WooCommerce and bbPress. It’s easy to customize the theme with awesome features such as Page Builder, Custom Theme Options, WP Customizer and many more. Romo is also designed to be responsive to get the best view on all devices.
Allegro is a neat theme for the Genesis framework. You can use it for business, corporate, services, product catalogue, portfolio and magazine/blog web sites and you can choose between a boxed or box-less main layout each with 7 colour options.
Muse is a photography theme specially built for the Genesis Framework. It’s mobile responsive and looks beautiful on all screen sizes, be it on your dekstop, tablet or even on your smartphone. It comes with a grid layout on the front page and archive page and there are 4 colour schemes to choose from – yellow, red, green and blue.
Minny is a minimalist pure blog theme by Calvin Koepke that includes Image, Link and Quote post formats. It’s also got an after-post widget area, Google fonts, a custom menu, threaded comments, and is mobile responsive.
Colin is a WordPress farm theme designed for farmers who want to create a DIY-style website or blog. This Genesis child theme has three colour options, natural background image, lots of features, and is SEO friendly. It comes with an events calendar, Google maps integration, and supports an online store and shopping cart among other features.
Hunter is a hunting WordPress theme designed for hunting outfitters, guides, and taxidermists. It has lots of features and is SEO friendly. Hunter comes with multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible rotator, call to action boxes, and author boxes for single or multiple bloggers. It even includes a pricing table for listing hunting seasons and hunts, a YouTube gallery, and a photo gallery.
Malcolm is a Genesis child theme that incorporates Google fonts, various page templates, responsive menus and a custom front page that features 9 custom widget areas among others. It also offers support for various Genesis plugins including the Responsive Slider.
Copyblogger 2 is a premium quality free Genesis 2 child theme suitable for professional bloggers, marketers and personal bloggers. Its features include 6 page layouts, 5 colour styles and a mobile responsive, clean and minimalistic design among others.
Breakpoint is a free Genesis child theme that comes with a landing page as well as 7 page layout options.
Just Read is a clean and minimalistic free Genesis child theme. It integrates the features of Tumblr with the style of Quora. The primary objective of this theme is to encourage users to read, hence the name.
One-Pager is a child theme for the Genesis framework and is available for free. Its primarily meant for single page websites that have several horizontal sections with the navigation menu items scrolling smoothly to their corresponding sections.
Mobile First is, as its name suggests, is a mobile-first version of the default Genesis sample theme.
The Agency Pro theme is aimed at representing your professional services with confidence and clarity by harnessing its streamlined professionalism. First impressions are everything, and Agency’s smart look and ease-of-use will take your client and customer connections to the next level.
Quik is a beautiful, responsive and customizable theme that was created for Genesis 2 to show off your content.
Epik is a theme that demands attention, inspires creativity, and delivers a unique design. Take your site to the next level, and experience epic results.
Susanne is a country WordPress theme designed for selling craft items and home-made goods. This Genesis child theme has five colour options, lots of features and is SEO friendly. Susanne comes styled for WooCommerce and includes featured post images, multiple sidebars, a widgetized home page, and an integrated blog.
ReadyFolio 2 is a theme to showcase your latest portfolio pieces or anything else you can think of. It’s loaded up with great options and features and adds what you need to really get the most out of your Genesis site.
Form and function converge at Eleven40 to create a look that will draw your readers in no matter what device they are on. The intelligent design of eleven40 incorporates mobile-responsive flexibility and HTML5 to deliver the right look at the right time.
Lillian is a premium WordPress music theme designed for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It’s an ideal child theme for female artist or independent musicians who need to sell merchandise, showcase albums, play videos, and promote upcoming events. Lillian features templates for a feminine home page, blog page, inner pages, WooCommerce shop and product pages. It is preset for discography, a YouTube video channel, and an image gallery.
Put yourself on the front lines of online publishing with the up-to-the-minute, high-gloss look and feel of the Magazine theme. Your online features never looked better than with the versatile layouts and media-ready design of the Magazine theme. A stylish frame speaks volumes about the publisher.
Solo is a beautiful, swift and responsive WordPress theme that fits perfectly for your upcoming corporate project. Most of the themes comes with theme options for you to have a full control of the features with just a click of a mouse.
When you have readers and customers who are always hungry for more, deliver it in style with the publishing powerhouse News theme. It supports all of the great articles, audio and video of your content-heavy site, with eye-popping design and simple navigation. News theme keeps you on the front lines.
Robert is a political WordPress theme designed for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It’s an ideal child theme for political bloggers or politicians who need an easy to use WordPress theme that is mobile friendly and responsive.
Elbe Blake is a WordPress marketing theme designed for marketing consultants, freelancers, or small agencies. This Genesis child theme has seven colour options, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. It comes with multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible rotator, call to action text boxes, and author boxes for single or multiple bloggers.
Blink is a unique child theme that pushes the boundaries of Genesis. With its dynamic layout and creative look, Blink is perfect for any designer, photographer, blogger, or hobbyist.
Jono is a premium child theme designed for Genesis framework v2.0+ with a lot of flexibility that can be switched on and off without lock-in your theme. It’s perfect for someone who runs a Freelancer business or Agency.
The Genesis Business 2 child theme comes with 10 different template features as well as various advanced features and admin options including different layouts and theme options as well as optin and portfolio options among many others.
TechMagazine is a unique and fully mobile responsive Genesis child theme exclusively made for news and tech blogs. With refined typography and aesthetics, TechMagazine will help to grow your website as a brand. Built for the Genesis Framework, you can take advantage of Genesis SEO features and massive support.
Hans is a WordPress real estate theme for the Genesis Framework, which makes it an ideal child theme for real estate websites and agent blogs that require property listings and IDX integration. Hans comes with five different colour options, multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible rotator, call to action boxes, feedburner integration, and author boxes for single or multiple bloggers. This WordPress template is built for Genesis and designed for the AgentPress Listings and the Simple Real Estate Pack plugin.
Metro is a modern magazine-style layout built on an optimized mobile responsive platform. The spacious 1152 pixel-wide frame highlights your online publishing for a wide-screen world, and the sleek social features will help to build your audience fast.
Daily Dish is a brand new theme for Genesis that is designed to present your content like it’s the most appetizing dish at your favorite 4-star restaurant. The main course of your site is, of course, your content: your words, your images, your videos, and more. Daily Dish orients visitors to focus on what’s most important.
If your website is a party, then you’re the host. And you need a theme that gives your readers what they want most: you. Your images. Your words. Your character. Ambiance Pro places each visitor directly into a private conversation with you — through the words in your post and the images you choose to accent them with.
The new role of website design is to tell a story, which is what Parallax Pro was developed to do. Parallax keeps your page content in proper narrative order, giving you a simple vertical design for easy visual eye movement and flow. It divides your content into parts, with a clear connection between them. This allows your visitors to read it like a real story, with no pause or break, and leads them right to your call to action.
Gallery is a photography theme that can handle as many sets of photographs as you may need. It’s mobile-ready, SEO optimized, has multiple theme options and is also localization ready.
Your institution has a great deal of information to convey in a short period of time. Text, audio, video, curricula, and more. Help students, faculty and press find what they need fast, without the homework.
Deborah is a PTA website builder designed specifically for active school districts and PTO members. This website template adheres to the national PTA guidelines for logo and colours and fonts. The website template comes with great options for event calendars, online stores, newsletter subscriptions, and contact forms.
Carla Anna is a premium WordPress theme designed for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It is an ideal child theme for those women looking for a “girly” or feminine blog template, while also seeking a sophisticated and sleek style. Carla Anna was designed for bloggers but can easily transition into a website.
This responsive WordPress theme offers multiple colour options, a flexible slider, and comes ad ready. The girly design includes multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, call to action boxes, Feedburner integration, multiple page payouts, columns, featured images, latest tweets, user profiles, eNews and updates, and featured pages.
Centric is the antidote for the short attention spans. Your bounce rates will never be the same with a web design that draws readers in and delivers them down your page. Add mobile-responsiveness and seven built-in colour styles, and Centric can be easily tailored to whatever you need.
This child theme gives you everything you need to set up an attractive, lead-generating blog in minutes. Set up all of your major social links and subscriber forms from one page with ease and control. Tweak your action colour and change the look of your site in one click.
Splash boasts beautiful formatting in an easy to read style which is sure to go over well with your subscribers. It also rocks on mobile and tablet devices, including the iPhone and iPad!
Lovely is another WordPress Genesis child theme. Whether you’re a photographer or a creative needing a portfolio style website, this theme is the perfect solution. Loaded with colour options and other features your clients and readers are sure to think your site is lovely.
The Pin It child theme has been created to mimic everyone’s favorite content-sharing website, Pinterest. The homepage has been designed to automatically show all your posts in a similar layout to Pinterest, and as users scroll down the page, new content will be automatically loaded.
There are a variety of page layouts to let you customize how your content is displayed, and a collection of page templates including archive, blog and landing pages. Finally, the site is fully mobile responsive, so it will look great and hold its design across a variety of screen sizes and devices.
Transform your Genesis site into a robust, feature-full news site in no time. Foxy News was meant for content-driven sites with large amounts of articles and pages. Don’t have a huge site yet? Foxy News will scale for smaller sites – you’re in control of all the features with its back-end options.
Erling is a WordPress conference theme designed for events and trade shows. This Genesis child theme has six colour options, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. It comes with featured post images, multiple sidebars, a widgetized home page, call to actions widgets, as well as optional speaker and sponsor images.
The Simplux child theme is a simple, light theme built for any variety of uses. It is also the first HTML 5 theme available from MediaCairn. Built on Genesis 2.0 and WordPress 3.6, Simplux uses some of the latest coding standards available. Also included is a simple CSS editor, allowing you to add your own custom CSS, meaning you won’t lose your style changes should you want or need to update Simplux in the future.
The key to a great website is organization. You want your readers and followers to find what they are looking for easily. Tidy is here to do just that. Tidy up your site using the tidy theme.
Renewable is a Free Child Theme for the Genesis Theme Framework by StudioPress. It has a minimal, business-focused style, with logo and primary navigation centered in the header.
The most robust Genesis child theme on the market, (in)SPYR is responsive, includes 3 theme styles, and has a total of 6 colour options. With (in)SPYR you not only get a rock solid structure, but 3 themes built right in.
Rachel is a WordPress resume theme designed for CV and personal websites. This Genesis child theme has four colour options, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. Rachel comes with featured post images, multiple sidebars, a widgetized home page, flexible image rotator and has a built in portfolio.
Neo is a clean and responsive Genesis child theme; an elegant solution for showcasing your work
Put the focus on your images with the smart minimalism of the Modern Portfolio theme, a flexible, mobile-responsive layout. Be seen, and build your brand using a professional, high-visibility design to frame your best work and offer the services your clients need.
Reactiv is a flexible responsive theme for Genesis. It has a unique layout that looks great on tablets, smart phones and desktop browsers.
Joshua is a WordPress travel theme designed for travel agencies or bloggers. This Genesis blog theme has four colour options, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. Joshua comes with two slider options, custom page images, multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible rotator, call to action text boxes, and author boxes for single or multiple bloggers.
Alexandra is a kids WordPress theme designed for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It is an ideal child theme for childcare centers and daycares, preschools, and Montessori schools. Alexandra is an easy to use premium WordPress theme that is mobile friendly and responsive.
Take the initiative for your business venture or services with the ingenuity and approachable design of the Enterprise theme. Bold undertakings don’t have to be risky and Enterprise theme offers your company or brand the secure, rock-solid framework you need to ensure a bright future on the web.
Grind is a modern, fully responsive theme for Genesis that’s perfect for businesses and personal sites. It’s packed full of customization and great design sure to impress visitors.
Your website shouldn’t get in the way of your stories. Here’s your chance to tell it like it is. Streamline throws light on your work, letting you get back to what’s important. Focus on the things that really matter.
Lisa Marie is a WordPress hair salon theme designed for independent hair dressers, salons, or day spas. This Genesis child theme has four colour options, lots of features, and it is local SEO friendly. It also comes with custom page images, multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, flexible image rotator, call to action text boxes, and is Facebook ready.
Engrave is a great portfolio theme that suits perfectly any Business and Portfolio websites.
The sophisticated simplicity of Decor theme helps you stage your most inspired work with sharp, mobile responsive layouts. Clients, customers, and admirers will be floored by the inviting, spacious design that instantly showcases your style on any device. You’ll find it easy to spread the word with an effortless connection to all your social networking sites.
Patrick is a DJ WordPress theme designed for the Genesis Framework from StudioPress. It is an ideal child theme for DJ, bands or independent musicians. Patrick features templates for a killer home page, blog page, inner pages, and sitemap. It is preset for an image gallery and pricing table.
This responsive WordPress theme offers multiple colour options, a flexible slider, and is 100% mobile friendly. The website design includes multiple sidebars, widgetized home page, call to action boxes, multiple page payouts, columns, featured images, latest tweets, user profiles, and featured pages.
Proof is a customizable, retina ready, “one-page” auto scrolling theme for sharing your articles alongside large responsive images.
Jano is a free one page Genesis child theme that delivers a clean and intuitive design that is easy to customize and fully responsive.
Christian is a church WordPress theme designed for churches who want to create DIY style websites and blogs. This Genesis child theme has five colour options, multiple background images, lots of features, and it is SEO friendly. Christian comes with an events calendar, Google maps integration, and supports sermons. The flexible home page slider supports both images and videos.
Zen is a simple and minimalist Genesis child theme. It includes Flexslider and has 10 colour schemes to choose from.
If you love writing, you’ll love Concise. It’s a Genesis child theme that comes with a clean design so you can focus on writing. It’s built with HTML5 markup and is mobile responsive.
Whether you’re a photographer who needs to organize and showcase photos or a freelancer who needs to put a portfolio online, Stage 2 offers a both elegant and personal solution for everyone.
Blogging Cage is a free Genesis child theme that was designed very uniquely and with decent colour combinations. It’s features include a full-width design, inbuilt newsletter, a beautifully designed comments section and a lot more.
Mindfulness is a powerful responsive blog theme with a flexible layout.
Lime It Up is a flexible business theme that can be used to showcase a product, service or portfolio.
Remobile Pro is another Genesis child theme. The typeface you choose for your website, and how you make it work, heavily impacts the experience of your visitors. It is not a choice to be taken lightly. You get to leverage our expertise in typeface, design, and support so that you can spend more time serving your audience.
When you come in from the field, you want to effortlessly create a stunning display of your photographic work. With a few clicks, Expose will give you the perfect framework to exhibit your passion worldwide.
Smooth Post 2 retains its traditional magazine theme look that really lets your content shine. Beautiful lines, clean modern design and ample white space make this a great theme to launch on your site.
She’s sleek and svelte with her minimalist approach and clean design, but she sure packs a punch when it comes to features. Foodie Pro is the most flexible Genesis heme to date with a minimalist style and plenty of colour and typography options.
Fernando is a WordPress author theme that makes a perfect marketing solution for eBook writers, published authors, or speakers. The website template comes with great options for promoting books, highlighting speaking engagements, creating an online training program, selling memberships, and building an email list. It also includes lots of options for call to actions, so you can highlight and sell your best work.
Drone is a clean and modern creative portfolio and blogging Genesis child theme. Perfect to promote blogs and works in a professional and aesthetic way.
Cinch is a simple and powerful theme designed specifically for the modern bloggers.
Vanilla is a minimalist theme super clean which is perfect for your upcoming project.
Delightful is an e-commerce Genesis child theme. Delight your readers with a fresh new design and a pop of color using the new Delightful theme! Filled with many colour schemes and features this theme is sure to get your readers attention!
Flourish is a gorgeous theme and will surely take your business to the next level. Whether you’re a stationery shop, photographer, or simply a blogger, this theme can work for just about any type of site there is! And don’t worry… if you don’t have a shop.. you can still use the Flourish theme!
Adorn your website with the new Adorn theme. Let your products stand out and get your customers to where they need to go easily and simply. The Adorn theme is specifically designed to draw your customers directly to your amazing products, connect with you on social media, and join your newsletter to get all the latest news. Don’t have a shop on your site though? – No problem. The Adorn theme can also be used as just a blog.
Want your site to be as delicious as the posts and images you put on it? This is it. Tasteful is perfect for any food blogger to show off all those delicious recipes and will make your readers drool over not only your posts, but your site as well. Tasteful can also be used for any genre of blog; just change up the categories to your own and you’re all set.
AgentPress helps industry savvy real estate agents like you build a better business with its intuitive design, powerful functionality, and smart listings. Rise above the market and achieve results by showcasing your professional services and up-to-the-minute resources with the buyer-friendly layouts of AgentPress. Your clients will thank you for it.
Go ahead, stand out from the crowd and let your originality move you to the front of the line. The bold, sleek styling and colorful, contemporary design of the Modern Blogger theme makes remarkable blogging in a crowded world a snap.
Runway was created to showcase your content in a clean, minimal, and fashionable space. Inspired by Pinterest and fashion bloggers, this theme is quite versatile and can be used by many. Runway offers eight color options for you to choose from, a matching pin-it on hover button, and a sticky menu along the top so your readers never get lost again.
Junction is a modern, sleek and responsive theme for the business trying to stand out from the competition.
Get in style with the Jade Pro theme with it’s simplicity and easy to navigate design. Want a great looking blog right out of the box, this is your theme. Jade Pro features 8 different colour options along with a web responsive design so readers can read easily from any device.
Awaken is a multi-purpose premium theme built on Bootstrap, simple, clean and trendy.
Eshop is a clean and minimalist theme designed for the WooCommerce shopping system.
Clip Cart is a stylish, mobile responsive, modern e-Commerce child theme for the Genesis framework. Clip Cart provides full shopping cart functionally via the built in support for the Cart66, Cart66 Cloud or WooCommerce plugins (both paid and free versions) – you can create a powerful, full featured e-Commerce site in record time.
Caroline is a WordPress university theme that makes a perfect marketing solution for academic websites for universities, colleges, and k-12 schools. The website template comes with great options for alumni/member profiles, forums, an online store, a learning management system for selling online courses, an event calendar, and options for building an email list.
As you can see there’s a Genesis child theme for any and every purpose you can imagine.
Whatever you need for your WordPress site you know you can rely on the Genesis framework for a great result.
So many people have used it before you, and so many will keep using it after you.
Which child theme do you prefer? Was there another one you’ve used that’s worth mentioning? Leave us a comment below.