10 Best Free Genesis Child Themes for WordPress

Genesis is one of the best and most popular WordPress frameworks out there. It is known for its top-notch security, SEO friendliness, and robustness. Thousands of sites are running on Genesis framework and is ever growing.

After purchasing the Genesis framework, you need to install a child theme to operate above the framework. Although there is a dozen of premium child themes that Studiopress offers you, they all come with a cost.

Personally, I am using a free Genesis child theme on my niche sites. Because I felt there’s no real need of premium child theme for Genesis, as I’m quite good at HTML and CSS stuff myself. The main file that you need to tweak for making changes in the appearance of the website is the style.css file in your child theme. That’s the most important file in any Genesis child theme.

If you are looking for some of the best Genesis child themes, that are hand-picked to use on your site, you are in the right place.

Breakpoint

Breakpoint

This is the Genesis Child theme I use most of the times for my sites, get it up and running. The simplistic and cleanliness of this theme makes it the ideal child theme for blogging and content showcasing purposes. In fact this the theme I am using while writing this article on my blog WPMaximum.

Due to its simple nature, you can alter the CSS code and customize the theme according to your needs.

Breakpoint

Amazing times

This is the first ever Genesis child theme that I’ve ever used on my main site.

Earlier I was using StarGazer a free WordPress theme, later when I moved to Genesis I was struggling to find a free child theme that best suited my previous design. Finally, I went for the Amazing Times.

This theme is best suited for news/magazine kind of websites. The themes come in with support for Google Fonts,making it a good theme for customization lovers.

Amazing Times

Adaptation

Adaptation theme

This is one of the best minimalistic Genesis child themes in the market. it is designed by Aaron Hartland from ArtOfGenesis.

This theme is designed by taking minimalism and the mobile user experience into perspective. As this is minimal and clean, it also is greatly suitable for AdSense niche sites and helps in improving the CTR on ads.

Adaptation

Novo

novo

it is one of the best free popular themes of ZigZagPress WordPress themes for Genesis framework.

I absolutely loved the flat design of the theme. All the features that Genesis comes with are included, and you are free to edit and use the theme on unlimited domains, without any restrictions. Because themes come with GPL license.

Novo

Just Read

Justread

This Genesis child is inspired by the likes of TublrBlog and Quora blog. The theme developer inspired the minimalistic design of Quora blogs, has designed this theme.

This theme is greatly suitable for personal blogs, journals, and maintaining an online diary. The focus here is solely on content and nothing else.

It makes use of the newly introduced post format feature by WordPress for customization and standardized presentation of the post content.

Just Read

Autobahn

Autobahn

Designed by David Decker, this is one of the finest Genesis child themes around.

The best part about this theme is it supports all the basic Genesis functionality and also comes with additional dozens of bonus functionalities.

The best of these features is the automatic Grid Loop (3 Featured Posts and 4 Grid Posts in 2 Columns). This appears pretty nice for content rich websites and makes navigation a pleasure.

Autobahn

Charisma

Charisma

The best part about this theme is that it contains a beautiful homepage slider, that greatly showcases the recent posts on the homepage. You can modify this by adding featured posts or pages from the default Genesis options.

This theme like any other Genesis child themes works on top of the core Genesis framework. You just need to upload the child theme and activate it. You are good to go.

If you do not like the default colors and design the theme comes with, you are always free to modify the CSS code as to suit your needs and tastes.

Charisma

DivineWP

divinewp

This is the most minimal Genesis Child theme I’ve come across.

Personally, I’m a great fan of the theme Elemin by Themify. I was looking for a theme that’s similar to that theme.

Finally, I found this theme. If you are planning to start a site and monetize it with AdSense, and love minimalism, then, definitely this theme is the way to go.

This theme is the perfect balance between good typography and plenty of white space.

As like that of all the free Genesis Child themes, this child theme is also completely responsive and mobile-friendly.

DivineWP

Diligent

Diligent

This is one of the free and clean Genesis child themes that is designed by keeping professionals, coaches, and entrepreneurs in mind.

The best features of this theme are that it comes with HTML5 ready markup and also built-in support for Font Awesome support.

It also comes with a slider option for showcasing your latest posts in a beautiful way on the homepage. This is one of the features that not many of the Genesis child free themes offer.

Diligent

 

Latitude

Latitude free Genesis theme

This is yet another free Genesis theme by Aaron Hartland.Features – Genesis Slider, Portfolio Page Template, 6-page layouts, custom background, custom header, custom menus, footer widgets, threaded comment.

Portfolio template that is included with this theme makes it more appealing to design portfolio kind of websites with Genesis framework underlying.

It’s the best balance between features and professionalism.

Latitude

Finally.

These are some of the best free Genesis child themes that are available. If you’ve already purchased Genesis Framework, and were looking for a child theme that is free hope this post helped you.

Akshay Hallur
 

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