Top 37 Free Genesis Child Themes for 2014

Are you searching for a free genesis child theme? I’ve worked with the Genesis Framework for a couple of years now – and have compiled a list of the top Free Genesis Child Themes.

This list is a work in progress. If you know of a free genesis child theme that is not listed here, please let me know in the comments and I’ll add it in.

Copyblogger 2

Copyblogger 2 – Genesis 2 Child Theme for Bloggers 2014-04-26 22-44-45

Copyblogger 2 is a premium quality child theme for Genesis that is suitable for designers and bloggers. The theme relies on the latest web standards, features 6 page layouts, 5 color styles and much more.


BreakPoint — Just Another Genesis Framework Theme 2014-04-26 22-45-56

Breakpoint by Brad Potter features a beautiful layout with fonts that match the design well. The flat design appeals to many users, but the theme is offered without support or without a guide.


genesis child theme

Engage is a newer theme that features a social like interface. The theme features 3 layouts, widget areas, and mobile responsive. The theme divides your content into parts with a hero image and featured image on every post.

Engage features a custom header, HTML5 markup, and theme options.


Nominal – Minimal Genesis Child Theme 2014-04-27 17-25-21

Nominal has a less is more approach. The Minimal child theme expresses everything you’re about, with very little effort.

  • Custom Header
  • Custom Featured Images
  • Footer Widget
  • HTML5 Markup
  • Mobile Responsive
  • Threaded Comments
  • Previous and Next Post
  • Landing Page

Fairway Theme

Fairway Theme

Free theme by Studiopress. Basic genesis child theme with 6 page layouts, custom background, custom header, two navigations, threaded comments and styled widgets.

Georgia Theme

Georgia Theme

Free theme by Studiopress. Basic Genesis child theme with great structure. The theme features 6 page layouts, custom background, custom header, two menus, widgets, and threaded comments.

Just Read

Just Read — Just another WPStuffs Demo Sites site 2014-04-26 22-44-56

Just read is a minimal theme for Genesis that features the styling of Quora yet works like a Tumblr blog. The primary objective of this theme is for writing.



Fremedy — Just another Demo Site site 2014-04-26 22-49-27

Fremedy is a free theme that runs on either Thesis 2 or Genesis. The theme features a slider, a landing page, and a portfolio.

Genesis Sample

Genesis Sample

The Sample child theme is a blog like theme, which includes: 6 page layouts, custom background, custom header, custom menus, footer widgets, threaded comments.


Okeko — Free Child Theme for Genesis 2014-04-26 22-55-51

The Okeko child theme includes the following features: 3 layout options, 7 theme colors, custom background, featured images, footer widgets,threaded comments, and much more.

Genesis Sandbox

SureFire Themes — Genesis Sandbox Theme 2014-04-26 22-39-27

The Genesis Sandbox is the perfect place to start all of your theme development. Use it for client websites, premium themes, or just to mess around. It is one of the first Genesis child themes with SaaS.


Portlight Free Responsive Genesis Child Theme Demo - GenesisAwesome 2014-04-26 22-40-30

A free Genesis child theme built by Genesis Awesome. The theme features multiple layouts, column classes, custom templates, and a portfolio.

Tee Box

Media317 Demo Themes 2014-04-26 22-50-07

Tee Box is a free child theme for the Genesis Framework. As you can infer from the name, the theme is built for the golfing blogger fans.


ElevenHundred – A free child theme for the Genesis framework 2014-04-26 22-48-56

ElevenHundred is one of many free themes by WPCanada. The theme is HTML5-ready, landing Page Template, responsive menus, custom fonts, and responsive layout.


Equilibre – Free child theme for the genesis framework 2014-04-26 22-44-05

Equilibre is a clean and minimalist theme suited for small businesses and freelancers. The theme features Html5 markup, Mobile Responsive, Custom background, 4 Page layouts, and translation ready.

Jemma Theme

Jemma Theme — A Responsive Genesis Child Theme 2014-04-26 22-53-31

Jemma is a lovely theme by Aaron Hartland. The themes features large featured images, custom fonts, 3 footer widgets, and multiple color options.


Terragon – Built for the Genesis Framework 2014-04-26 22-51-00

Terragon is a rugged theme. The theme is a columned theme built for the Genesis Framework consisting of an earth-toned color palette of browns and reds. The homepage is completely widgetized, and it includes a site-wide footer area with an additional four widget spaces.


Stargazer — A Genesis Framework free child theme 2014-04-26 22-56-17

Stargazer is a Neat and Plain WordPress theme for business sites, magazines, blogs. The theme features a large slider with 3 features under.

Genesis Base Child Theme

Genesis Base Child Theme - Bill Erickson 2014-04-26 22-54-24

Genesis base is a theme by Bill Erickson. It contains code that he uses often.


Divine WP – Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication 2014-04-26 22-45-29

Simplicity is stunning. Simplicity is a free genesis theme with a lot of white space and an open, airy feel. Perfect for keeping the focus on photos and content! This theme is fully mobile responsive.


Autobahn Child Theme — A fast, robust and clean Genesis Theme by deckerweb 2014-04-26 22-54-37

Autobahn is a free Genesis child theme released by David Decker. Autobahn is a column Widget-ready theme. A simple, robust and somewhat clean blog theme with some small bonus features and all the power of Genesis.


Winfield – A free child theme for the Genesis framework 2014-04-26 22-50-47

Winfield is a free genesis child theme that comes with 6 different content box styles, Google fonts, post format support and much more.


HallowPress — Just another Demo Sites site 2014-04-26 22-43-03

HallowPress is a Blog theme which comes with HTML5 markup, Different layouts, Widgets area, Featured Image, Custom Navigations, and the Default Genesis WP Theme Options.

Code Chirps

Code Chirps — 2014-04-26 22-49-07

Code Chirps was made by Daniel Shamburger for use with the Genesis Framework. It is a simple theme: logo, nav, sidebar, and main content area.



This theme is by one of the greatest and nicest guys out there, Nick. The code is flawless, and theme is a structural masterpiece. Also, if you are new to genesis, check out Nicks tutorials on Genesis. They are awesome!


Dedicated Free Responsive Genesis Child Theme Demo - GenesisAwesome 2014-04-26 22-42-04

Dedicated is a simply Genesis Framework Child Theme that features: HTML5 and CSS3, Responsive Design, Theme Options Page, Responsive FlexSlider and Custom Typography.


Adaptation | A Free Genesis Child Theme: | A Free Genesis Child Theme 2014-04-26 22-53-07

Another great them by Aaron. The theme has large featured images, sidebar, primary navigation, and a beautiful blog roll.

Diligent Theme

Diligent Theme – Free child theme for the genesis framework 2014-04-26 22-43-43

Diligent is a free child theme for genesis that is clean and simple, designed with consultants, coaches and entrepreneurs in mind. Features a large hero slider.


Photomode – Built for the Genesis Framework 2014-04-26 22-51-43

Photomade lets you showcase your photos, art. This one-, two- or three-column theme with a clean, simple design allows your work to stand out on the page.


Greetings Free Responsive Genesis Child Theme Demo - GenesisAwesome 2014-04-26 22-41-08

Greetings is a full width, genesis child theme that feautures slider area, main content, blog roll, and sidebar.

One Pager

One Pager

One Pager is a theme by Sridhar Katakam. I cannot say enough positive things about Sridhar. Great smart guy – if you haven’t picked up on it yet – Genesis has a great community. The theme is primarily meant for single page websites that have several horizontal sections with the nav menu items scrolling smoothly to their corresponding sections.

Pin It

Pin It – Free Child Theme for the Genesis Framework 2014-04-26 22-51-55

This theme was built to mimic Pinterest – and it works great. The homepage automatically shows all your posts in a similar layout to Pinterest, and as users scroll down the page, new content will be automatically loaded.


BlogNews – A free child theme for the Genesis framework 2014-04-26 22-46-12

Another great theme from WP Canada – featuring blog roll, slider, footer widget area, and many other great benefits.

Ayo Shop

AyoShop — Responsive Child Theme for Genesis 2014-04-26 23-01-25

AyoShop is a clean and responsive free Genesis eCommerce child theme. This WordPress theme suits any kind of online shop


Simplux – A Simply Light Child Theme for the Genesis Framework 2014-04-26 22-51-09

Simplux was built for Genesis 2. Simplux child theme is a simple, light theme built for any variety of uses.

24k Theme

24k theme

24k Theme is by studiopress with great architecutre, sidebars, and navigation.


Nomadic Theme

Nomadic is a free theme, which includes features such as 6 page layouts, custom background, custom header, custom menus, footer widgets, threaded comments.

You will need to purchase the Genesis Framework in order to use this Theme. Purchase at once and use all the existing free child themes listed above.

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  • Don Ninh

    Free genesis child theme:
    you can blogging, make money aff, adsense with it.

  • Robin Jennings

    Nice collection- I haven’t come across most of them.

  • Bonny @OysterBed7

    How can I find a blog that uses the Engage Social Theme to get a feel for how it looks and works?

  • RitzyThemes

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  • DMR

    Genesis is the best framework I’ve used. Fast loading pages! Simple yet powerful. Nice collection of child themes you got here.


  • Tiffany

    Great list! I would be honored if you considered adding our free Genesis child theme to this list.

  • Athena Jeunnesse Mae Tria

    cant find a theme for my blog that’s free. :(

  • Fărcaş Gelu Dănuţ

    I love Winfield Genesis theme. I want to modify my old website

  • DanielB

    One Pager by Sridhar Katakam is no longer free

    • Aliaksandra

      it is on github:

  • WBXPress Team

    Thanks for providing the list of free genesis child themes. I tested all of the above and found some good stuff. I also got some new theme from Github. But some themes are needed sccs compiler so I dropped them from my listing for 2015.

  • Accidental Page

    Nice job! Definitely I’ll use Stargazer!


    Here’s a free Genesis Child Theme to add to the list