Genesis is one of the popular theme frameworks used by WordPress users. The main attraction of the Genesis Framework is innovative and catchy designs, inbuilt SEO options, responsive, loads faster, and much more. To make the framework more powerful Studiopress and other Genesis framework users have created lots of useful plugins to make the customization easier and themes look attractive. I have shortlisted the free plugins one Genesis Framework user must-have in this article.
Genesis Simple Edits
This plugin I most like of all plugins. If you are a layman in PHP coding like me you also gonna love this plugin. With the help of Genesis Simple Edits, you can change Post info, Metadata, Footer, and copyright info without knowing PHP. This plugin has no side-effect effect upon the theme framework and changes will revert if you deactivate the plugin.
Genesis Design Palette
Want to change the color scheme and fonts without messing up the main CSS? Just install the Genesis Design Palette plugin and change the color and background of your Genesis enabled blog, also change the size and font of all the texts. This plugin creates a custom CSS file that overwrites the current CSS file and when you disable/deactivate the plugin changes will be reverted.
Genesis Simple Sidebars
Want to add a new widget area in your blog and don’t know how to do this without harming the theme? Genesis Simple Sidebars will help you in this situation. Using Simple sidebars you can easily assign multiple new widget areas and attach them in a specific post, page, or archives. That means you can avoid the complex process of adding hooks and editing function.php file to get the customization done.
If you are running a gadget or tech niche blog, the slider is a must-have widget. There no inbuilt slider facility on Genesis Framework but they provide a plugin for free with which you can easily slow slider on any widget area with selected categories. The slider is responsive and automatically grabs the featured images from posts.
Genesis Tabs lets you show posts from various categories in a single widget section. After installing the plugin select the categories to want to feature and the recent post from the category will be available on the widget with post expert and image thumbnail.
Want to make your ugly affiliate URLs an attractive looking shortcode? Simple URLs is the best solution for this, with this plugin you can also track the clicks on the links without using any 3rd party analytics system. Though this plugin not fully compatible with WordPress 3.5.2 above versions, but works fine for me in 3.6 version.
There are some other attractive plugins available like Genesis Simple Menus, Genesis eNews Extended, Social Profiles Widget, etc give them a try to share your experience with them.
7 thoughts on “6 Must have Plugins for Genesis Framework”
Well iam using genesis for one of my blog and it’s great and one new child is my favorite theme from genesis.
im gonna use this plugins soon,
thanks for sharing,
Thanks for sharing your views about Genesis framework. Its really a nice and clean framework.
Thanks for list of Genesis plugin. Till I have not used these plugins, but need to try out now! 🙂
Surely. The day I found out these plugins designing of my blog become more easy.
I haven’t used genesis till now due to some reasons but after reading about the awesome genesis plugins and it’s uses i’m really excited to use genesis.
Thanks for the share.
Glad to know about excitement .After installing the plugins , Genesis will become more easier to use.
This is a great list of genesis plugins. I found your article very interesting and informative. Keep it up!
Thanks for sharing.