Warning!!!! Suuuuuper long blog post today!
Continuing with my love affair with Genesis, I decided to scour the web and put together this list of places on the interwebs where you can buy Genesis Child Themes. There are so many amazing developers out there doing some fantastic things with Genesis themes.

Part of the reason that I put this together is that I sometimes hear people say that they want more variety than what’s available from StudioPress, the Granddaddy/originator of Genesis themes. I hear you. After all, variety is the spice of life – so without further ado allow me to spice up your world and introduce you to some awesome places online where you can pick up Genesis themes.

Before we get started…

-I’m going to be using the phrase 3rd party developer a lot throughout this post. To make sure we’re on the same page, a 3rd party developer is someone other than StudioPress who develops and sells Genesis Child Themes.

-any themes mentioned here require the parent theme, or the Genesis Framework, in order to work on your WordPress website

-*This post contains affiliate links. Which means if you click on a link that I’ve provided,  it might be a link to someone who will give me a commission if you buy something from their site. This is at zero cost to you. See my full disclosure policy here.

24 Places to Buy Genesis Child Themes

  1. StudioPress

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    Of course this is the first place I had to mention. They are the originators of the Genesis Framework and Child Themes we’ve come to know and love. They are constantly coming out with new themes, and recently have started featuring themes from other Genesis 3rd party developers ( see there’s that phrase I mentioned, told you it would come in handy!). The themes from StudioPress are primarily geared towards bloggers, but they serve as a one stop shop for pretty much anyone looking to have a great website in general.

    P.S. If you buy the StudioPress Developer Package, you get access to ALL of their themes, plus any themes they release in the future. How awesome is that? You’d have a plethora of themes to choose from for your next website project. Check out this post for more information.

    StudioPress themes I’m crushing on:-
    Parallax Pro
    Minimum Pro ( this website is built on a custom version of Minimum Pro)
    Hello! Pro

  2. Restored 316 Designs

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    Lauren Gage, the amazing graphic designer behind Restored 316 Designs is one of my favorite Genesis 3rd party developers. I absolutely love her themes and have to fight the urge to bust out my credit card every time she releases a new theme…which happens pretty frequently. I keep asking her when she’s going to have a developer package, because her themes are just g-o-r-geous!

    Restored 316 Designs specializes in minimalistic, feminine and eCommerce Genesis child themes, so if that’s your cup of coffee – look no further you’ve come to the right spot.

    Themes I’m in love with:
    Tickled Pink
    Get In Style ( one of my client sites, marquardtfarms.com uses this theme and I love it!)

  3. Pretty Darn Cute Designs

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    Pretty Darn Cute Designs is another one of my favorite Genesis 3rd party developers. Lindsay also specializes in feminine and eCommerce Genesis themes for bloggers and online business owners. Her themes are more fun and bold (think bright Spring colors.) If that sounds like you, definitely check her out.

    Themes I’m loving:

    Pretty Creative (see it in action here)
    Pretty Sweet

  4. Shay Bocks

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    Shay specialized in designing and developing websites for food & lifestyle bloggers. Her themes are minimalistic, gorgeous and functional.

    Themes I’m loving: (the one two themes she has!)
    Foodie Pro (see it on one of my client sites, realfoodfinds.com)
    Brunch Pro

  5. Web Savvy Marketing

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    Web Savvy Marketing sells Genesis child themes that are primarily geared towards a variety of small and medium sized businesses – think insurance companies, lawyers dental offices, real estate agents, financial advisors, etc. I love how each theme is the name of a person.

    Themes I’m digging:
    Bradley (another example from a client site, fivestarelectric.org)

  6. Carrie Dils

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    Carrie Dils is a WordPress developer and consultant. She’s written several extremely useful tutorials about Genesis themes on her blog. She also teaches Genesis courses on lynda.com and also has a weekly WordPress podcast.

    Her theme:
    Utility Pro

  7. Viva La Violet

    Viva La Violet
    Heather Jones is the web and brand designer behind Viva La Violet. She’s a lover of all things purple, and she specializes in working with female creative entrepreneurs.

    Themes to check out:

  8. The Pixelista

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    Jessica Huff is the designer behind The Pixelista. She specializes in creating Genesis child themes for female bloggers and business owners. Her themes (and her portfolio) are bright, colorful and so much fun!

    Themes I’m digging:
    Creative Burst

  9. Maria Gall

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    I recently discovered Maira’s themes in a thread from the WordPress Genesis Facebook group. Her themes are gorgeous, minimalistic and feminine! Perfect for a blogger or female creative entrepreneur.

    Themes I’m loving:
    Essence (eCommerce ready)

  10. Appfinite

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    Wes Straham is a WordPress enthusiast, Genesis developer and the founder of Appfinite. If you’re a growing small business, in the tech world, start up or have a product or brand that you want to really show off – these themes might be a great fit for you.

    Themes to check out:
    Aspire Pro ( also featured as a 3rd party theme on StudioPress)
    Epik (this theme is one of my favorites!)
    Ambition (great for online marketers!)

  11. Cobalt Apps

    Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 9.22.41 PMCobalt Apps is the creator of the Dynamik Website builder – aka the DIY Genesis Child Theme. What’s different about this child theme is that you have complete control of how your website looks – fonts, colors, appearance, etc – no coding experience necessary. So if you want to deviate away from using pre-made child themes and create a unique look for your brand, definitely consider this theme.

  12. ZigZag Press

    Screen Shot 2016-05-15 at 9.29.31 PMZigZagPress offers a variety of Genesis child themes, including eCommerce, magazine-style, portfolio themes and business themes. If you like the combination of minimalistic, modern and a lot of black and white, a ZigZag theme may be the way to go for you:

    Themes to consider:

  13. Themedy

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    Themedy has been serving the Genesis community for over 5 years. They offer a variety of Genesis child themes that are more geared towards business, tech, magazine-style websites, eCommerce and portfolio websites.

    Themes to check out:
    Brisket ( awesome Restaurant-style menu)
    Hatch (great landing page style)

  14. BYLT

    BYLT Themes

    BYLT is a Genesis child theme marketplace, and was started with the intent of bringing Genesis developers and their awesome themes under one roof. Convenient and saves you time – can’t beat that, right?

    Lady Jane

  15. WP Chic Themes


    WP Chic Themes
    WP Chic Thems specializes in feminine, functional and minimalistic Genesis themes geared towards small businesses and food bloggers.Themes I’m loving:
    Minimalista Pro
    Shoppie Pro

  16. Simple Pro Themes

    Simple Pro Genesis theme
    Simple Pro offers, well….simple and professional Genesis child themes. That’s pretty much it. What’s unique about Simple Pro and why they are worth a second glance is their theme flexibility. Both their themes (Sunshine Pro and Flex Pro) offers four different layout style options: Agency, Magazine, Blog and Personal. You can also adjust the Blog page layout to show you blog posts in 1, 2 or 3 columns. So if you are looking for flexibility and versatility, checkout Simple Pro.

    Themes to check out:
    Flex Pro
    Sunshine Pro

  17. Oh, Hello Designs

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    Oh, Hello Designs specializes in Feminine Genesis child themes for bloggers and small business owners. Perfect for a small business owner such as a florist, event planner or wedding planner.

    Themes to check out:
    Sweet Pea

  18. Appendipity

    Screen Shot 2016-05-16 at 1.55.09 PMThis theme developer has created Genesis child themes that are specifically curated and developed for podcasters. Most of their themes support mp3 links, Libsyn, Sound Cloud and video embeds. Cool things to note:

    -The Intelligent theme was specifically designed to work with the Smart Podcast Player by Pat Flynn
    -The Automate theme works with the Simple Podcast Press, which is a plugin that automatically publishes podcasts to your website.

    Podcaster + Genesis fan = Appendipity. Sounds like a great formula to me :).

    Themes to check out:
    Maron Pro

  19. Station Seven

    Station Seven
    Thanks to my friend and brand stylist Lindsey for introducing me to Station Seven. I am huge fan of the web minimalist movement with lots of white space, and Station Seven fits the bill perfectly. Their themes are, well, minimalistic, modern, and geared for bloggers, creativepreneurs and hustlers. Love it :).

    Themes to check out:

  20. Jan Hoek

    Jan Hoek

    Jan Hoek is a Genesis developer with minimal and modern Genesis themes.
    Themes to check out:
    Cloud 9
    Stay Sleepy
    Jano ( Free!)

  21. Envy


    Envy Genesis WooCommerce Theme

    The Envy themes are Woo-Commerce ready. If you’re a retailer looking to setup your shop online , definitely consider these themes.Themes to check out:
    -Envy Pro

  22. Pink and Press

    Pink & Press
    Pink and Press is a marketplace for Genesis feminine child themes. Created by Restored 316 Designs, the featured themes in this marketplace are from some of the  3rd party developers I’ve previously mentioned in this post – Restored 316 Designs ( of course), The Pixelista and Oh, Hello Designs.

    Themes I’m loving:
    Boho Beauty

  23. Riot Customs

    Riot Custom Themes
    Riot Customs offer Genesis child themes for bloggers and small business owners.

    Themes to check out:
    Macaroon Pro

  24. Minted Pixel

    Minted Pixel
    Minted Pixel features feminine WordPress themes for bloggers,lady bosses and creative entrepreneurs looking to enhance their online presence.

    Themes to check out:

Wheeeeeeew!!!!!! Longest blog post I’ve written( so far in my short blogging history haha!)

But seriously if you made it to the end of this post you are an absolute gem and I love you for it. I truly hope this information was helpful. If you’re struggling to find the right Genesis theme for your website project, this list should give you TONS of options!

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I’m sure I left some people out of this post. Let’s chat about it in the comments shall we?