One of the better WordPress Frameworks available in the market today is undoubtedly the Genesis. Used by many top notch bloggers and marketers, the Genesis is an advance framework that is well coded to take advantage of all what the WordPress platform is capable of and at the same time clean enough to please Google when she comes a crawling.
However, the down side is, like all advance WordPress Frameworks, customizing the Genesis can be quite a pain of you are not code savvy enough. Even though Genesis does provide you with the basic necessities like changing the layout, what you can do in it’s original form is pretty limited.
The trade in for this short coming is of course to buy an additional Genesis child theme of your liking in the StudioPress marketplace.
But then, having done that, the child themes too are not easily customizable. Unless you are willing to spend hours pouring over the Forums and documentations, a simple task of simply changing the typography might be quite a task for many.
So, is there a solution for this dilemma?
How To Customize Your Genesis Child Theme
Yes. And you can do it without having to buy any of the pre-made Genesis Child Theme which you might want to customize later on. All you need to do is to download the sample child theme that comes free with your Genesis purchase.
Plus a new plugin called Genesis Essentials.
What Is Genesis Essentials
Genesis Essentials essentially is a stripped down version of the Genesis Extender Plugin. Just like the Extender, it is a WordPress Plugin which allows you to customize any Genesis Child Theme just by pointing and clicking.
Unlike the Extender which offers hundreds of customization options, Genesis Essentials lets you tweak the most common elements like the Homepage layout with a single click of the mouse. Not to be perceived as the basic options available in the Genesis by default, the layout options provided is nothing short of incredible.
Genesis Essentials also allows you to use unlimited number of Google Fonts with ease by simply copying and pasting the link codes for whatever fonts you fancy.
The most attractive part of Essentials is Custom CSS Builder. Built specially for non coders, this CSS Builder actually writes out the css codes automatically for any of the elements you want changed.
Basically speaking, with the Custom CSS Builder, you can practically change everything you want with your Genesis Child Theme without worries of breaking anything.
Price wise, Genesis Essentials will not burn a hole in your pocket. It is the most affordable in the CobaltApps stable of products which includes the full fledged Genesis Extender Plugin and the highly rated Dynamik Website Builder which lets you create your very own Genesis Skins And Child Themes.
Developed for the casual Genesis users, Essentials will only set you back $29.00 if you maintain only one site.
For full pricing structure and terms, click link below.