From the start of blogging, I am learning and learning. I learn many new things which include WordPress & its awesome features, SEO, web designing, blog setup, speeding up WordPress-based blogs and many more.
There are many new things that come to me when I entered in blogging arena including WordPress plugins and Genesis Framework. Before it, developing a perfect website or blog seems to be a daunting task to me. But when i was introduced to Genesis Framework, the whole story changed.
In a few starting days of blogging, I was using WordPress themes for my blogs. But somewhat how when i was searching on the internet for “blog design customization” I found Genesis Framework and fall in love with it.
I have never used any other WordPress theme on all of my blogs. Genesis WordPress Theme Framework is always here to give my blog an awesome design in any easy way.
In this article, I will tell you about the awesome features of the Genesis WordPress Theme Framework which always forced me to use it on my all blogs. Though I am not forcing you to use this awesome WordPress theme framework. But I will tell you about the benefits of this WordPress theme framework over other WordPress themes.
Why You Should Use Genesis Framework
I have always recommended Genesis Framework to all because of below features. Genesis Framework Review Below:
1. Loved By Many Pro-Bloggers
Genesis Framework has been preferred by many big pro-bloggers. Some of these pro-bloggers include Darren Rowse of Problogger.net, Chris Borgan, Harsh Agarwal from Shoutmeloud.com, Danielle Smith from Extraordinary Mommy and many more. More than 1,34,000 website owners prefer the StudioPress WordPress themes for web development.
According to Mashable Genesis is the “best of the best” among WordPress premium frameworks.
2. Ease Of Use
Using StudioPress WordPress theme framework is very simple & easy. You just need have main Genesis Framework zip file. After uploading this file, design of blog/site will be given in the form of Genesis Child Themes. To change in setting including breadcrumbs, blog page template, header & footer scripts and content archives.
3. Clean Code
Most of the WordPress themes have cluttered code which make them heavier. But When it come it StudioPress Genesis theme framework, you will get the theme with simple & clean code. To customize nay part of the website, you can easily customize the web code.
4. Inbuilt SEO Options
SEO is a vital part of every website or blog. Without proper on-site SEO, your blog will never get maximum traffic. Most of bloggers which prefer WordPress always go for SEO plugin like WordPress SEO By Yoast or All In One SEO. If you are using StudioPress themes, you can also use these SEO plugins. Specially WordPress SEO By Yoast plugin easily integrates with Genesis Framework.
But do you know, StudioPress Genesis Framework have built-in SEO options. Yes, you heard right. Most of you won’t believe how a WordPress theme can have inbuilt SEO options. It’s built options can easily help your optimize your blog for search engine. Let’s take a look at it’s built-in SEO options.
- Document Title Setting
Document Title is one of the important part of SEO. It tells search engines what the web page is all about. In Genesis, you can configure site description for Homepage and site name on inner pages. It also allow you to set on which side (right or left) document title will be shown.
You can enter your site’s Google Plus publisher URL and it should be a business account rather a personal account. It is highly recommended to configure this option with a valid Google Plus Profile as It plays an important role in SEO of a site/blog.
- HomePage Settings
Under Homepage Setting, you can configure HomePage Document Title, HomePage Meta Description and meta keywords for homepage. Under HomePage Setting, you can also configure homepage robot meta tags including noindex, nofollow and noarchive.
- Document Head Settings
If you want to include adjacent posts rel link tags, Windows live writer support tag and shortlink tag in your document than you choose it accordingly under document head settings.
- Robot Meta Settings
Under robot meta settings, you can configure noindex, nofollow and noarchive for tags, categories, author, date and search. But you have chosen according to your site’s requirements. But I recommend you follow to noindex for tags to avoid duplicate content issues.
- Archive Setting
Under this option, you can make a check box for “Canonical Paginated Archives” to redirect your old post to a new URL. It’s highly beneficial for your blog/site’s SEO.
5. Fast Loading Speed
I have never faced slow loading speed issue on any site on which Genesis is installed except there is an issue on server end. This blog has achieved 90+ Google Page Speed score. I get this score by installing Genesis Theme and configuring WP-Fastest Cache efficiently.
As Google wants every website to load at top speed as the “Big G” wants faster web. Web Page Speed is also a small factor Google considers while ranking any page in search engine.
6. HTML 5 Compatibility
Modern web runs on HTML 5 so does Genesis Framework. If you have not updated your WordPress Theme to newer HTML 5 version than it’s highly recommended to run your site on HTML 5 compatible themes.
Latest Genesis Framework has excellent compatibility with HTML/Schema.org code. Schema.org code is very essential in modern SEO. If you see Google rich snippet in search results with start ratings or other, it’s due to schema.org.
7. Mobile Responsive
Google has already rolled out the mobile friendly update which will give boost to mobile responsive sites in search engine. Those sites which are not mobile friendly will be punished by giving lower ranking sin SERP. So make your blog
If you are running a site on StudioPress Genesis Themes than you don’t have worry about how your site will look on various mobile device. Out of the box, Genesis is mobile-responsive. Your site will always look beautiful on all mobile device like smartphone & tablets.
8. Rock-Solid Security
As it follows latest WordPress practice including security practice, your site will remain secure from various attacks on the web. StudioPress has already called WordPress security expert “Mark Jaquith” to improve and look upon the code from security point of view.
9. Easy Customization In Form Of Genesis Child Themes
Genesis Child Themes are the way we customize our blog design on Genesis . All of your blog’s design in form of code is located in Genesis Child Themes. Whenever we get update for Genesis Framework, customization remains at their place as only the framework will update.
Also if you have basic knowledge of HTML & CSS than you can customize your child theme without any difficulty.
10. Instant Update
Updating Genesis to its latest version easy a breeze. Like of many of other themes, you don’t have login to your account, download the latest update and upload. But you can update the Genesis WordPress theme framework with just a click of a button from your sites’ WP dashboard.
Your blog or site will always remain updated with latest web standard & secure.
11. Great Support
Whenever you purchase StudioPress WordPress theme, you will get excellent support from StudioPress. If you have any issue on your blog while running Genesis, just raise a ticket at StudioPress or create a thread for issue in support forums. You will be instantly be supported on issue by many expert web designers around the world.
Also for a particular issue, you can search it on Google as there are many Genesis Developers supporting Genesis in form of articles on the web. You can consult them by leaving a comment on their blog.
12. Saves Time
If you are an expert that creating websites with the Genesis Theme Framework takes very less time. I have personally experienced this. For doing customization, you just need the code, but that in child theme and done. You will get more done in less time. It will also increase your productivity and the client will be happy with you.
If you are just stepped in the blogging arena I recommend you to use the Genesis Framework. As to get success in blogging, you should spend a small amount of money on blogging needs. As there is no better alternative for Genesis Framework So if you are running your blog on Genesis then it’s a matter to proud of.
So go and rock your blog on StudioPress Genesis Theme Framework.