Genesis Framework is one of most popular & best WordPress theme framework around here in WordPress & blogging community. I have seen most of the bloggers & webmaster are using Genesis for their website development needs.
I am also using Genesis Framework on this blog. Because of its fast page loading speed & clean code, it has become a standard for WordPress development.
I have been using StudioPress themes from the start of my blogging carter and still loving it. Because of the StudioPress child theme, customizing any part of your website is a super easy task.
There are some plugins made for Genesis Framework which can remove the difficulty of adding code in WordPress blog. Some plugins provides more functionality to the blog.
Lets take a look at the best plugins for Genesis.
Best Plugins For Genesis Framework
Genesis eNews Extended is one of the recommended plugin. It is true that creating email list is the basis of any online business. This plugin creates a widget for creating email list. In simple words, we can call it an email newsletter plugin. It supports various email marketing service including MailChimp, Madmimi, AWeber, Feedblitz, Feedburner and more.
With the help of this plugin, you can easily modify the default layout of homepage, archive, attachment page, 404 page and more. After installing this plugin, you can go to theme options to check new layouts. You will get 9 additional layouts after installing this plugin.
Genesis Simple Hooks is one of the most popular plugin for Genesis. Newbies find it complex to create new functions in Genesis Child Theme. After installing this plugin, you will get a new Genesis setting page. You can insert HTML, shortcode and PHP to 50+ actions hooks.
If you want to run an e-commerce website on Genesis than this plugin is just made for you. It will seamlessly integrate WooCommerce with the Genesis Framework and Genesis child themes. All of its WooCommerce’s built-in shop templates will be replace by its own Genesis ready versions.
With this plugin, you can create widget areas and assign those to the sideabar. You can assign these sidebar widget on the basis of per post, page, tag and category. All this can be done from a simple administration menu.
Genesis Simple Customization is one of the best plugin for Genesis. It can help us in various task related to StudioPress theme framework. Some of these tasks done by this plugin are given below.
- Remove Genesis Favicon
- Remove Post Info
- Remove Post Meta
- Remove Footer
- Remove “(Edit)” Link from Frontend
- Add Featured Image Support to Pages
- Display Featured Image Above Page Content with H1 Centered Inside
- Custom Search box text
and many other useful customizations. You don’t have to touch the code in theme’s function.php file.
It is another useful plugin developed for Geneiss customization. You can easily customize the post-info (byline), post-meta, and footer area in any Genesis theme. You don’t have written any function or execute a hook. All this can be modified from WP Dashboard.
If you want to insert good-looking social profile icons in any widget area of your blog than you should use Simple Social Icons. It is officially developed by StudioPress. You can customize the hover color, background color pf icons and size of icons.
Genesis Club Lite is a plugin with bulk of features. There are several modules featured in this. You can load them accordingly. These modules includes Display Module, Menu Module, Top Bar Module, Accordion Module, Fonts Module and some others. With it, you can add mobile responsive logos, hamburger menus, user signature and much more.
This plugin will display beautiful looking social share buttons. You can also choose between whether display the social share icon below or above the post. I am also using this plugin on this blog.
So these are some useful and best plugins for Genesis. I have only put those plugin in this list, which are update on regular basis.
If you are running your WordPress blog on Genesis Framework than I recommend you to give these plugins a try. They are worth it.