Genesis is the popular framework for wordpress developed by Studiopress. There are many wordpress themes and child themes available for Genesis framework. If you are the one among them, then you need some plugin which made solely for genesis framework which might help you in customizing your wordpress blog.
Out of many plugins available in wordpress directory, I just compiled a list of 7 much needed wordpress plugin you should install if you run a blog in Genesis framework.
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1. Genesis Design Pro
You purchased Genesis framework because of its awesomeness. To make it “look” beautiful you need to write some code on it. But, by installing this plugin you no need to worry about hectic coding stuffs.
Genesis Design Pro allows you to code free customization of genesis powered blogs with excellent child theme support as well.
2. Genesis Simple Hooks
This tiny plugin allow you to create a new setting page that grant you access to add code such as HTML, Shortcodes and PHP, and attach it to any action hooks through Genesis framework.
Unlike tedious process of creating function to modify your Genesis theme, this plugin gives you a simple interface to customize the theme via Hook system.
3. Genesis Layout Extra
Modifying the layout the theme is not a easy job to be done for a normal wordpress users, you need a good developer to get the job done. But this light weighted script will easily modify each and every layout of your Genesis blog such as Homepage, Singular pages, various achieve section, author page and search result pages.
4. Gravity Forms
Not only for Genesis framework, Gravity Forms is a must needed plugin for every blog. It put you on the rider seat and gives you full control over all form processing and management of a blog.
5. Genesis Optimized Social Share
There are many social share plugin for wordpress blogs, but what is the special feature in this plugin?
This little plugin is created mainly for Genesis framework that will work like a charm with your wordpress blog without affecting the loading time. This tool helps in reducing the negative impact of these social share counters by loading them asynchronously.
6. Genesis Toolbar Extra
This plugin will add lots of framework related resources to WordPress toolbar / admin bar. So you might switch from the front end of Genesis Settings or adjust additional extension like Hooks, Agent press listings and media projects.
7. Genesis Widgetized Footer
Some wordpress themes don’t have footer or they might have less customizable footer options. We have found this wonderful plugin that helps you in editing footer options such as changing “Copyright/credits” & “Return to top” menu. However, you can do this using the shortcode which I’ve mentioned earlier in this post but using this plugin will make it flexible and easy.
Author Bio: This is a guest post by Ron Davis. A freelance blogger and a passionate social media marketer, who is currently working on the site Gravityformsdiscount.org.