Installing the Genesis Customizer child theme

Once you have successfully installed the Genesis Framework parent theme on your site you are ready to begin installing the Genesis Customizer child theme.

1. Download

First, download a copy of the child theme from The basic version is free to download but you will need to follow the checkout process. Once you have completed checkout you will have access to the Genesis Customizer child theme in your account. Download the file and save it to your computer desktop:

2. Install

  1. In your Wordpress dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes. At the top, click “Add New,” and then click “Upload Theme” on the next page.
  2. Click Choose File. Locate the file that you downloaded and upload it.
  3. Click Install Now and wait for the theme to install.

See below screenshot:

3. Activate

Once the theme has been successfully installed, click "Activate Theme" or return to the themes page, it should now look like this:

Hover over the Genesis Customizer theme and click the Activate button. 

Please note: Activation usually takes around 30 seconds to 1 minute as it automatically installs some required plugins in the background.

The plugin dependencies it installs are Genesis Customizer core/engine plugin, Kirki Toolkit for Customizer settings and One Click Demo Import for importing demo content.

After the theme is done installing the required plugins, you will be redirected to the One Click Demo Import page and are ready to begin setting up your theme.