The most important component of designing a website is Search Engine Optimization, and the Genesis Framework for WordPress does it well.
Where most themes are hacked together with sloppy code, Genesis is run on smart design architecture and state of the art code. The attention to detail that is put into the design of the framework results in a faster site that is more visible by search engines like Google.
StudioPress offers an abundance of highly customizable child themes for Genesis. Over the past year, I have been working with the Minimum, Lifestyle, and Focus Theme for different projects and websites and can confidently say that I have seen a boost in free search engine traffic from the built in SEO alone.
In the situation where a custom solution is needed, StudioPress offers in-depth documentation for developing child themes that integrate with the Genesis Framework for WordPress.
For Web Designers/Developers, there is an unlimited development option for Genesis. Developers are offered an unlimited license for both the Framework and any purchased themes from the beginning.
I highly recommend the Genesis Framework for any blogger, web designer, or anyone else that uses WordPress. With state of the art code, unlimited support and updates, ease of customization and unlimited licensing, the Genesis Framework could be rated best in class.
Recommended Accompanying Plugins for the Genesis Framework
- Akismet: Anti-spam, comes pre-installed with WordPress. Activate and follow instructions to get an API Key. Visit Plugin Page Here
- Google XML Sitemaps: On the left menu, click Plugins>Add New and search for “Google XML Sitemaps” by Arne Brachhold, Click “Install Now”. This plugin assembles an XML Sitemap for your site that is submitted to Google and other major search engines. Visit Plugin Page Here
- Jetpack by WordPress.com: On the left menu, click Plugins>Add New and search for Jetpack, Click “Install Now”. Jetpack offers a lot of functionality to your blog like integrated statistics, extra widgets, better content distribution – you can read more on the plugin site itself. Visit Plugin Page Here
- WordPress SEO: On the left menu, click Plugins>Add New and search for “WordPress SEO” by Joost de Valk. Click “Install Now”. WordPress SEO will help you structure your content to position you in the best way possible for search engine ranking. Visit Plugin Page Here