Customizable WordPress Themes for the Genesis Framework

Build your blog with beautiful and functional WordPress themes built on the Genesis framework. These themes are affordable, easy to set-up, and very customizable!

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I have used tons of different blog themes but I’ve learned to only use WordPress themes that are built on the Genesis Framework. In previous iterations of Far Beyond Love I used themes that weren’t built on Genesis and it was a disaster. The themes weren’t as customizable as I’d like, the load time was slow, or the design code was messy. I usually switched away from it within a week or so because it was a mess.

Now, if a theme isn’t built using the Genesis Framework I don’t bother even trying it. I don’t trust them anymore. All of my favorite blog theme designers (Hello You Designs, Restored 316 Design, Pretty Darn Cute Design) build their WordPress themes using the Genesis Framework. It’s safe to say it’s an industry standard.

See Also: 5 Reasons to Use Pretty Darn Cute Design for Your Blog Theme

The Genesis Framework is clean and easy to build on so the child WordPress themes designed for it are usually quick to load and clean. There are also a ton of plugins designed specifically to be compatible with the Genesis Framework. In addition to the customizable options in the theme, the plugins let you customize it further. If you’re not familiar with the code required to build wordpress themes, this is what you need. The plugins let you change things in your design without touching the parent code.

You have to purchase the Genesis Framework separately from your blog theme but it’s a one-time purchase. After you purchase it, you can change wordpress themes without buying the Genesis Framework again. You also receive updates directly in your WordPress dashboard so you can update it right there too. It’s stupid easy.

See Also: How to Install the Genesis Framework on your WordPress Blog

Here are a few of my favorite highly customizable WordPress themes built on the Genesis Framework:

Hello You Design

The beautiful and customizable Sassafras WordPress theme from Hello You Design!

The beautiful and customizable Hello Lovely WordPress theme from Hello You Design!

The beautiful and customizable Hello Maker WordPress theme from Hello You Design!

Restored 316 Designs

I love these gorgeous WordPress themes from Restored 316! Tasteful is so functional and perfect for most bloggers.

This Glam WordPress theme is so pretty! It's perfect for a feminine lifestyle blog or a beauty blogger.

Savory is such a beautiful and functional WordPress theme! I love this one!

Pretty Darn Cute Design

Pretty is such a cute WordPress theme! I love this one for lifestyle bloggers!

This Swank WordPress theme is gorgeous! It's absolutely perfect for home decor and DIY bloggers.

I love all of the themes from these three designers but they are so different. I’m currently using a theme from Hello You Design. If you poke around their sites though, and you’re familiar with Far Beyond Love, I know you’ll recognize more than a few of their looks! 😉 

BTW, the most important thing, is to pick a theme YOU love. Trust me, I have chosen themes based purely on how functional it is but ended up hating it. When you find one you love, buy it. You’ll know when it feels like YOU.

Ashley LaMar
Ashley bounces between Atlanta, GA + Charleston, WV with her husband and two small dogs for life and work. If she’s not writing or blogging, she can usually be found cooking, reading, or watching baseball. Follow her on Twitter @ashleyfromfbl

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