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Installing the Genesis Framework

After buying the Genesis Framework from the StudioPress website*, download the theme files and follow the instructions below:

  • In your WordPress dashboard, go to Appearance > Themes.
  • At the top of the page, click on Add New.
  • At the top of the page, click on Upload Theme. (You won’t be able to find the Genesis theme in the WordPress directory. Since it’s a paid theme, you have to upload it yourself)
  • Click on Choose File and find the file named genesis.2.5.2.zip
  • Open that file and click on Install now.

You can activate the theme if you’d like too, but it won’t do much. You will get this error: “Please Activate a Genesis Child Theme: We’ve noticed you are using the Genesis Framework parent theme alone. We strongly recommend you run a Genesis child theme with it (we even have a free theme you can use).”

The Genesis Framework is the foundation the Bonnie theme sits on. Without a child theme (the Bonnie theme), the Genesis theme won’t work properly.

In the next step, we’ll install the Bonnie theme.