It’s safe to say that the Genesis Framework is pretty amazing. I’d say it’s the best thing that has happened to WordPress since… well since WordPress! Over here at ChillyBin, we can’t get enough of Genesis. If our clients are looking for something easy to use, is powerful, and keeps their websites secure, it’s a safe bet we’re going to set them up on WordPress with the Genesis Framework.
Enough drooling over this amazing framework though. This article is geared towards those who are already convinced by how great the Genesis Framework is, and want to get started installing themes from StudioPress. Lets get to it!
Installing themes from StudioPress couldn’t be simplier. It’s almost the exactly the same process of installing a normal WordPress theme. The only difference is that you install the Genesis Framework as a theme first, then you install the child theme afterwards.
The Genesis Framework is what they refer to in the WordPress community as a parent theme. Parent themes or theme frameworks are robust WordPress themes that sit on top of a normal WordPress install. They allow users to create and modify genesis child themes without tampering with the underlying code of the framework itself.
In order to install a Genesis theme, you first need to install the Genesis Framework. To get started, head over to the studiopress website and download the framework as shown in the image below.
As we mentioned earlier, you install the Genesis Framework the same way you install any other theme. Once you have the Genesis Framework is installed, proceed to installing the Genesis child theme of your choice. In this example, we’re going to use the Altitude Theme from StudioPress.
We install the theme the same way as usual by heading over to the Appearance menu, selecting Themes, then uploading the Beautiful Pro theme we downloaded from the StudioPress website. Believe it or not, you’re finished!
You’ve just installed the Genesis Framework on your website, along with a Genesis child theme. As long as you have the Genesis Framework parent theme installed, you can install as many child themes as you like, then switch them out at your leisure.