The Genesis Framework is the most popular framework out there. There are good reasons for that!
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There are so many options for themes that you can purchase for your WordPress website. While there are some decent free themes out there, if you are serious about making your blog or website a business then you need to purchase a theme with capabilities to support what you want to do. In addition, if you grab a free theme there will be so many other people out there with that theme and it won’t be as customizable as you might need. I went with the free theme for a short while, until I noticed everyone else who had the same theme. I was also limited to plugin’s that I could add and customization I needed for my site. I highly suggest using a theme built on the Genesis framework. Here are the reasons why I recommend using a Genesis supported theme.
- SEO- The themes are fully search optimized. They have automatic updates to the Genesis parent theme so your code is always up to date.
- The theme is well supported. It is built and maintained by a group of developers at Studiopress and it is constantly updated.
- It is reasonably priced. For typically under $100 you can purchase the Genesis parent theme and the child theme (to easily explain this picture the Genesis theme as all the base coding for the site and the child themes all the extras and cute designs that use the Genesis theme to power them).
- Lots of features and dedicated plugin’s- the Genesis framework has every plugin and feature you can think of available for you to download or purchase. This makes customizing your site easier than hiring someone to build everything for you.
- They take security seriously- they have built the framework around the WordPress security best practices so your site remains secure.
- Most if not all the Genesis themes are already optimized for mobile. This is a requirement in 2018 in you want to run a successful business, yet there are still themes outside of the Genesis framework that are not optimized for mobile. Don’t make the mistake of buying one of those themes.
Restored 316 designs beautiful feminine themes based on the Genesis framework. They also have excellent customer service. Studiopress is the creator of the Genesis theme so they also offer a number of child themes in a number of niche categories that you can purchase. Take a look at both and find one that works for you! In no time, you will have a beautiful site up and running!