February 15, 2011

How to Install Genesis Theme Framework & Church Child Theme into WordPress

Genesis Theme Framework brings a new dimension to building visibly stunning professional looking websites and blogs using WordPress. Having recently invested in the software myself I cannot tell you enough that it is easily one of the best investments that I’ve made in online website building tools for over 6 years.

I am currently using Moonfruit for much of my website design needs, as you well know and the Magnet4Marketing.com/net website was once hosted with Moonfruit. There have been suggestions that I move M4M to WordPress and I’m pleased to tell you that you are now using the new M4M website powered by WordPress, hosted by Blue Host and the theme running is the Child Theme on Genesis Theme Framework. What a great move that was, probably one of the best decisions I’ve made for blogging to say the least.

Ok in this post I’d like to share with you 4 easy steps into installing the Genesis Framework into WordPress with the Church Child theme.

Step One – Make one of the best business investments of your life!

Go to http://www.studiopress.com and check out all the information that you need to learn about the Genesis Theme Framework or click here to buy the package with the Church Child theme.

Step Two – Installing…

Once you have purchased and downloaded both files Genesis Framework and Church Child Theme log into your WordPress.org account (Self-Hosted) and go to themes in the left hand menu. On the themes page click on the install themes tab

Step Three – Upload…

Now click on the upload link, select and upload the entire zip file Genesis Theme Framework first. Once uploaded successfully do not press the activate theme button. Go back to the upload link and select and upload the Church Child theme.

Step Four – Activate…

Once the Church Child theme has been uploaded and installed successfully click on the activate theme link and your new theme will be activated with its acting parent theme Genesis Framework. Select and tweak your settings and preferences accordingly and you’re all done.


About Fabrizio Van Marciano

Fabrizio Van Marciano is a fulltime international selling artist and blogger working from home. His insight into online business marketing and website design has lead him on the path to becoming one of the UK's biggest selling modern contemporary artists with over 3,000 original canvas paintings sold worldwide. You can follow Fabrizio on Twitter & Facebook.


  1. Haile says:

    Nice tutorial , I will try it on my new blog. Hey I’ve send u an email too . Plz check it out

  2. Haile says:

    Hey Man , moi again , ok so How do I configure the Home page , I dont have much of a content right now but still It would be helpful If you tell me how to make it work.

  3. Fabrizio Van Marciano says:

    First configure your theme’s settings which will be located under the Genesis tab in your dashboard, save it then go to the Widgets section in your appearance and simply drag and drop your widgets accordingly as to your design and look preferences. You can preview what you have done by right clicking on your blogs title and opening in a new window, or just open up a new tab and type in your blog’s URL. Click here for more support.

  4. Thanks Buddy . Well the thing is you have a lot of content and it really looks astonishing with the theme .hey did you get the link xchange prog from Uklink Exchange website?

    • Fabrizio Van Marciano says:

      Thanks man, I’ms still tweaking with the look and feel of the theme and so I’m running a tester blog project in which I am using the same theme settings. I’ve added the widgetised footer which gives it a finishing touch on this theme. Yes I got the link excange request I’ll sort this out shortly.

  5. Rich Blogger says:

    Church theme isn’t a child theme.
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