Installing Genesis framework and child theme on your first blog is a quite easy process and you can find plenty of tutorials on internet pertaining to this topic. It is (installing theme) a quite confusing process for newbie bloggers who don’t acquire any experience of such things. First they struggle to decide which one to opt free WordPress theme or a paid one. And after purchasing a paid theme, to get up-to-date security, they slog over to install it on their first WordPress blog (You can also hire a professional to do your work). As you may aware that Genesis gives you licence to use purchased theme on any number of blogs including clients sites; you can also use your theme on your clients’ sites. As I mentioned earlier that there are plenty of tutorials on internet that guide you to install paid theme on your blog but I struggled to find a tutorial that describes how to install Genesis framework and child theme on other WP blogs. Therefore, I’m writing this tutorial by assuming that probably other newbie bloggers may be confused on this that how they can use their purchased theme on other WordPress blogs.
As you may aware that Genesis framework provides almost unbeatable security to your blog without compromising speed and responsiveness (Read why do I have opted Genesis theme for my blog). Therefore, it’s always a good idea to use Genesis framework on your blogs. So let me tell you how to install it on your other blogs.
Note: If you’ve not downloaded your theme files from ‘My StudioPress’ yet then first login to your My StudiPress account and you can find download links of your theme at your account dashboard. Just download parent theme and child theme files.
How to Install Genesis Framework and Child Theme on WordPress Blog?
You might be confused on which to install on your other blogs for example parent theme or child theme. Let me clear you dilemma, you will need to install both files (parent theme and child theme) on your second blog because child theme can’t work without its framework. You can install your paid Genesis theme on your other blogs by following the same procedure that you’ve followed to install it on your first blog. Just remember one thing, always install parent theme first. For you convenience, I’m describing the whole procedure again.
To get things done, first of all, get access to your WordPress blog dashboard by logging in. And then from the left sidebar, click on appearance and select themes tab.
From the themes page, click on upload link. (See screenshot above)
In the next page, click on upload theme.
In the next step, click on choose file and upload Genesis parent theme file. Subsequently, click on install now button.
Note: First upload parent theme file.
In the next page, you’ll need to click on activate link to activate Genesis theme on your blog.
That’s it. Now click on return to themes page.
Now, you will need to install Genesis child theme on your blog. To do so, follow the entire procedure again for example upload>upload theme>choose file (This time upload Genesis child theme file)>Install now>click on activate link.
All done! Now you can preview your blog to see your new theme look. If you know CSS then you can add CSS to change apparance of your theme. To add CSS, click on appearance and the click on edit CSS.