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I’m a Genesis enthusiast. I like the clean look of their themes, the simplicity of the code, the modernity and minimalism. It suits my personal style. I’m also a big fan of the fact that nearly all of their themes are mobile responsive. This means that responsiveness doesn’t need to be custom coded for each client, because in most cases, it’s built-in.
Right now, I see a lot of people stressing about Google’s new mobile-friendly requirements. Maybe you’re anxious about the idea of building “mobile-friendly” into your current theme or you might be considering transferring your current look to a new mobile responsive theme. If you’re ready to move though, Genesis is one of the easiest ways to make the switch to mobile-friendly.
In case that’s where you’re at, I want to share three really great, completely mobile-friendly Genesis themes with you. I’ve worked with most Genesis themes out there, and these three are super easy to setup, plugin friendly and clean coded.
Here are my top 3 recommendations for mobile-friendly Genesis themes that are clean, modern and easy to setup.
Mobile-Friendly Genesis Themes
Beautiful Pro has more of the simple, classic blog look. There is a welcome area and a blog feed on the homepage. You’ll also get the added benefit of a custom background banner that will appear beneath your navigation. This is a great spot to share a collage of photos or one large background image that can add some extra character to your blog. For blogger badges and buttons, you also have the option of a split sidebar, which is great if you have a lot of network affiliations you want to feature. It’s a great theme whether you’re just starting out in blogging or are already established.
Magazine Pro is a great Genesis theme for bloggers and also for online magazines or multi-author blogs. The built-in homepage widget areas allow you to make the layout as minimal or busy as you need for your particular blog. You also have more options to feature or “recycle” your best content, which otherwise might get lost. This theme is great for established bloggers who have a ton of content and want to feature posts seasonally or by topic. The Magazine Pro theme offers four color choices (blue, green, orange and red), so you can customize the look futher.
Daily Dish Pro
Daily Dish Pro is a magazine-style Genesis theme that geared toward food bloggers. It’s super simple to setup and customize, without having to know a ton about Genesis or how to code. It also looks very similar to the Foodie Pro theme, with a more simplified setup. Like Magazine Pro, this theme allows you to feature content in a variety of ways and bring more attention to the posts that you want your readers to see.
And let’s also not forget about the base for all of these beautiful themes, The Genesis Framework. It makes a great theme all on it’s own, but if you purchase any of the Genesis child themes I suggested above, you’ll also need to purchase and install the Genesis Framework.
Think of the Genesis Framework as the CORE files of your theme, and the child theme as the STYLES or makeup that layers overtop. You’ll need to install and activate Genesis first and then install and activate your theme over top of it. If you don’t have Genesis yet, you can grab it by hitting the button below.
Check the blog next week, when I’ll be sharing a ton of great free Genesis plugins to use with your new theme!