If you have worked with WordPress for any length of time, chances are that you have gotten at least one person giving you a recommendation to use the Genesis Framework. What is the reason that the Genesis Framework has become exceedingly popular, and why do so many people switch to it? Rather than just telling you that: “it is a great framework – use it!” we are going to tell you about the reasons that the Genesis Framework is so great.
Reason #1 – Once You Get It, You Get It
Is there anything more frustrating than a framework changing around constantly? Genesis always works the same way. If you buy another child theme for your Genesis Framework, you do not need to learn everything from scratch. Once you understand the configuration, you are good to go with your Genesis Framework. Because the site’s skeleton is always going to use the Genesis Framework, you do not have to re-learn how to do everything when you make a change, even with a different child theme.
Reason #2 –There Are Many Dedicated Plugins And Features
The Genesis Framework has a number of different features that you can rely on right out of the box. This includes a mobile responsive child theme and built-in SEO settings. If there is a feature that is not integrated into the Genesis Framework from the start, chances are that someone has released a plugin that adds your favorite feature. There are a number of different Genesis-specific plugins that you can rely on.
Add in the fact that you do not need to rely on Genesis-specific plugins (the other WordPress plugins are still going to work as they always have), and you might begin to understand why this this framework is such a flexible way to set up your WordPress. Using the Genesis Framework means that many plugins can just be removed altogether, because they are already fully integrated into Genesis from the start.
Reason #3 – The Possibilities Are Endless
You can do anything you want with Genesis. If you want to add a slider to your homepage – no problem. You want to add a widget at the bottom of every single one of your blog posts? You can do that too! Anything you can see with Genesis can be reconfigured, deleted, changed, or moved.
That does not mean that you can easily change everything yourself (which is exactly why it is good to have a professional help you with setting up your Genesis Framework), but it does mean that everything is up for grabs when you work with Genesis.
Reason #4 – Update Without Reservations
How frustrating is it to lose all your customizations whenever you update your framework? You do not have to worry about your next update breaking the great website that you have developed so far. Because your customizations are stored in the child theme files, you can ALWAYS update your framework without worry.
As you can see, there are several different reasons to opt for the Genesis Framework. In fact, you do not even need to be a developer or a designer to benefit from all these factors. Regardless of what your projects or needs might be, the Genesis Framework is a good starting point.