Installing Your Theme

The following video shows how to install a child theme, the Genesis Framework and the theme's recommended plugins. It uses the Business Pro theme but applies to all of our Genesis child themes.

 

Installing the Genesis Framework and a child theme follows the same process for installing any WordPress theme, except that you have to do it twice! First, you install the Genesis Framework and then you install the child theme. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Themes from the WordPress menu
  2. Click Add New
  3. Click Upload Theme
  4. Click the Choose File button, find and select your zipped copy of the Genesis Framework on your computer
  5. Click Install Now

After installing the Genesis Framework, you can now install your child theme. It's the same process you've just gone through to install the Genesis Framework:

  1. Navigate to Appearance → Themes from the WordPress menu
  2. Click Add New
  3. Click Upload Theme
  4. Click the Choose File button, find and select your zipped copy of the child theme on your computer and click Install Now
  5. Lastly, click Activate in order to immediately start using your child theme

After you've installed both the Genesis Framework and a child theme, you're ready to activate your theme. It is not necessary to activate the Genesis Framework theme as it will run quietly in the background. Be sure the Genesis Framework is installed before you activate your child theme.