If you browse the Studiopress homepage and look through the list of available Genesis child themes, you will see that there is a huge selection of different themes to pick from. However, not every child theme is suitable for every kind of site.
That’s what makes Genesis so popular. They have child themes for all sorts of different purposes. If you want to create a business site, then you can pick one of their corporate child themes. Got a portfolio to show off? Then take a look at their photography child themes.
But what if you just want to create an awesome blog? Well, I’ve done some research, and here is my list of the best Genesis child themes for bloggers.
Focus theme features a clean and readable design that puts the focus on your blog content. The color scheme is subtle but nice and you can make use of the attractive looking opt-in box in the sidebar to collect your reader’s email addresses.
Eleven40 Pro is one of the more popular Genesis child themes and I’ve seen a lot of blogs using it. It’s one of the new Pro theme that was released with Genesis 2.0, so it’s now HTML5 enabled and includes schema.org support. The default color scheme of Eleven40 is really nice but you have 4 total color schemes to choose from.
The Balance child theme is a very attractive clean theme that features a opt-in box at the top of the page. I really like the red and blue color schemes and both would be great choices for your next blog.
As a blogger, building your email list should be your #1 priority. Generate Theme is the perfect child theme for this as it includes a prominent opt-in box at the top of your site. This makes it simple and obvious about what you want your reader to do next… enter in their email so they will subscribe to your list.
Minimum is a classic black and white style theme. It’s great for any blog, but you can also use the built-in portfolio custom post type to display examples of your work as well.
What makes Prose theme different from some of the other child themes in this list is how customizable it is. Prose includes several design options that make customizing your theme a snap. Its point and click control panel means you can change fonts, colors and widths without having to know any HTML or CSS at all.
What do you think of this list? Do you agree that these are the best Genesis child themes for bloggers?
All of these Genesis Child themes are pretty much turnkey designs. So you can pretty much install them on your blog and start using them without having to do much customization. If you prefer to have more flexibility and customization options, then another great choice for a child theme is the Dynamik Website Builder which is what this blog is currently using.