Are you looking for your first free and the best child theme for your recently purchased genesis framework? A child theme which should meet all your needs? And most importantly you’ll be definitely interested in that type of theme which looks equally adaptable for the coming years.
Or, if you are interested in redesigning your website and wanted to replace your old, boring and outdated genesis theme with the new, HTML5 compatible, CSS3 powered child theme, then we have collected some good quality and free genesis themes which would look amazing on all old and modern screens.
Why Should We Use a Genesis Child Theme?
Genesis is a complete framework. It is built by some top level developers who regularly update it according to the new changes introduced in every WordPress release.
As the developers spend a lot of time and effort in coding the new versions and keep them updated, they charge you some amount when you first buy Genesis Framework.
When we install this framework and make any change within the core files, the subsequent updates will override these changes and we’ll lose all our modifications.
But if we install a child theme, we are not only safe, we can also replace our child theme any time without worrying about our core framework.
High Quality Free Genesis Child Themes:
Should I use a Free Genesis Child Theme or Premium?
There is no doubt that the premium themes are usually more elegant and filled with tons of additional features which lack in free themes. But, if you are justing starting your blog, you don’t need to invest $40 – $100 in purchasing the premium quality genesis child theme right now. You can go with a simple free theme and then later when your website starts receiving more and more visitors, you can upgrade to any premium theme.
You can go with a simple free theme and then later when your website starts receiving more and more visitors, you can upgrade to any premium theme.
Here is the list of some top quality free genesis based WordPress themes for 2016 – 2017.
The download and demo links are also included with each theme for quick actions.
All these child themes require Genesis Framework installed in the themes main directory of wordpress blogging platform.
1. Genesis Sample Theme
This is one of my favorite starter themes. It is coded by the developers of Genesis Framework. It is regularly updated. If you don’t find any suitable free theme, I’ll highly recommend you to install this them and modify it according to your needs and requirements.
It is a great simple looking child theme. It comes with a dedicated landing page. By using the portfolio custom post type, you can show off your best work. One the front page, you can set your favorite posts in the form of a slideshow.
Diligent comes with powerful theme options which let you choose a custom background and menu. It is packed with six different types of color styles. Four types of page layout are extras. Font Awesome integrations is an added feature.
If you are running a small business and want to present a nice looking introduction of your website on a page with the contact details, this is a great template. Keeping in mind the minimalism, the theme comes with four page layouts.
To reduce the page length of this post, we decided to provide only the name and the link to the download page for more genesis child themes.
5. Mobile First Adaptation – Demo & Download
6. Alpha Aero – Demo & Download
7. Amazing Times – Demo & Download
8. Aurobahn – Demo & Download
9. Bigg – Demo & Download
10. BloggingCase – Demo & Download
11. Bootstrap Genesis Theme – Demo & Download
12. BreakPoint – Demo & Download
13. Charisma – Demo & Download
14. Center – Demo & Download
15. Code Chirps – Demo & Download
16. Concise – Demo & Download
17. El Blog – Demo & Download
18. Engage – Demo & Download
19. FlipBlog – Demo & Download
20. Genesis CRM – Demo & Download
21. In The Beginning – Demo & Download
22. Jemma – Demo & Download
23. Just Read – Demo & Download
24. Latitude – Demo & Download
25. Minimal – Demo & Download
26. Mobile First – Demo & Download
27. Muse – Demo & Download
28. Nominal – Demo & Download
29. Novo – Demo & Download
30. One-Pager – Demo & Download
31. Persevero – Demo & Download
32. Personify – Demo & Download
33. Segue – Demo & Download
34. Simplux – Demo & Download
35. Sinatra – Demo & Download
36. Tea Box – Demo & Download
37. Trestle – Demo & Download
38. Twenty of Time – Demo & Download
39. FreePro – Demo & Download
40. Jano – Demo & Download
41. Freeze – Demo & Download
Note: If you’re a developer and want to get your child theme included in this list, please leave the demo and download information links in the comments section below. We’ll check the working links and update this list.