My Favorite Free Genesis Child Themes Collection 2014

Genesis is one of the best SEO optimized and beautiful theme framework. I am using Genesis in this website with Eleven40 child theme. The reason I like Genesis is Flexibility, enhanced customer support, much customization options, dedicated users group etc. Previously I have used Thesis. It is a great theme too. I have shared a lot of Genesis tips to build and customize Genesis powered websites. Today I will share with you Some free Genesis Child themes that I liked. Genesis is a Premium theme by StudioPress which will cost you $44.96. You can buy premium child theme then and use it with your Genesis. You should not use the Core Genesis framework to modify your theme and design. Because when an updates comes the modification will be lost. So better to use an child theme and make all customization there.

Free Genesis Child Themes Collection
Free Genesis Child Themes Collection

What Is a Child Theme?

Child theme is really child who needs guides from parents theme. Updates is a regular thing if you are using Default WordPress theme. When you update the theme, you will loss the stylesheet.css made in the parent theme. But if you use a child theme you will get rid of this problem. You can do whatever you want in child theme. Modifications made in child theme does not affect the parent theme. So updating the parent theme also does not affect the child theme.

How to Create a Child Theme?

You can even create your own child theme. See the http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes for Full customization and everything about Child theme. You can also give a look into wp.tutsplus.com.

Free Genesis Child Themes By StudioPress

StudioPress is the creator of Genesis. So they have some responsibility to publish some free child themes. Also they have premium theme. I think they are more concentrating on Premium theme than free theme. The last was CopyBlogger theme which was released in NOVEMBER 17, 2011. Below are the SIX genesis free child themes.

Free Genesis child theme from StudioPress
Free Genesis child theme from StudioPress

So Which one is best? If you ask me this question, I will go for Sample and Copy Blogger.

Bigg: A free Responsive Child Theme

Bigg is introduced by Opendesigns.org. Bigg is one of the latest and it is the powered by helps from Genesis Sandbox, Bill Erickson, Geoffrey Rickaby and Orman Clark. This stated by the developer.

Bigg A free Responsive Child Theme
Bigg A free Responsive Child Theme

Bigg Demo | Download

Genesis Awesome Free Genesis Child Themes

Genesis Awesome has three beautiful themes. Among them I like the Dedicated most. I have used dedicated before. And believe me with the proper customization, you don’t need any premium theme. If you are not too much serious blogger, then you can choose this.

Dedicated

Dedicated Genesis Child Theme
Dedicated Genesis Child Theme

FeaturesDemo | Download

Portlight

Portlight Free Genesis Theme
Portlight Free Genesis Theme

FeaturesDemo | Download

Greetings

Greetings Free Responsive Genesis Child Theme
Greetings Free Responsive Genesis Child Theme

Features | Demo | Download

Genesis Sandbox Free Genesis Child Theme

Genesis Sandbox is a starter theme created by Jonathan Perez and developed by Travis Smith. It’s meant to be a base for all of your custom theme development, whether it’s for a client, theme building, or personal sites.

It includes multiple navigation areas with a specific mobile menu, several JavaScript enhancements such as Pretty Photo, html5shiv, and Modernizr, Twitter Bootstrap, Font Awesome, smooth anchor scrolling, a theme options panel where you can change the footer of your Genesis Themes, and so much more.

Genesis Sandbox

Download | Demo

Bill Erickson Base Theme

Base – Base from Bill Erickson is a starter theme that is the foundation for nearly all of the child themes that Bill creates.

WPStuffs Free Genesis Child Themes

Copyblogger 2

Copyblogger 2 is a premium quality Free Genesis 2 Child theme suitable for Professional bloggers, Marketers and Personal bloggers. Free doesn’t means cheap, You are a getting a premium quality WordPress theme without any cost. It is the updated and modified version of original copyblogger theme from studiopress theme.

Copy blogger free genesis child theme
Copy blogger free genesis child theme
Features of Copy Blogger 2
  1. HTML 5 Markup and CSS3
  2. Mobile Responsive Design
  3. 6 Page Layouts
  4. Clean Typography (Google Fonts)
  5. Post Navigation and Breadcrumb Style and many more

Demo | Download

Just Read

If you are fan of minimalistic theme like me, then you should go for Just Read. Another great theme from WPStuffs.

Demo | Download

No more today. So what theme do you like? Let me know in the comment. If you are using any of the above free genesis child theme, let me know. I will add your link in the demo. Thanks

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