Here’s the ultimate and updated list of best free genesis themes. Preview and download these free Genesis child themes for your blog and other projects.
Please, note that I have curated these free Genesis themes alphabetically. Therefore, the ones at the top may not necessarily be the best themes. Moreover, I’ve tried to use terms (magazine, personal, blog etc) in order to help you find the theme as per your project requirements. However, you still need to click on theme links to see it for yourself. Wherever possible, I have also mentioned the date of release of the themes so that you know how old they are. This might be important information for those looking for free Genesis theme with latest features.
Aiko by Andrei Chira: If you’re looking for a free Genesis theme for your personal blog or magazine site, Aiko is an ideal choice.
Adaptation by Aaron Hartland: Sporting a simple design, Adaptation might fit the bill if you’re looking for Genesis magazine theme featuring a front page with two column design.
Alpha Aero by Ryan Bishop: Alpha Aero is a very simple theme. Since it was designed in 2014, some might find it a bit old fashioned in terms of design.
Amazing Times by Brad Potter: Ideal for personal blog, Amazing Times is available for download on Github. It doesn’t have a live demo link as such.
Autobahn by David Decker: Autobahn is a simple Genesis theme for personal blog. However, it seems to be an old theme which some may not find suitable for their project.
Base by Bill Erickson: Released in 2011, Base is quite an old theme built using HTML4. Ideal if you want to take it on a test drive and improve upon the existing code.
Bookmarks by John Hawkins: Bookmarks is an old theme released in 2011. The demo site was down at the time of publishing this post. Download it for a test drive.
BreakPoint by Bradley Potter: BreakPoint is a fairly old Genesis theme released in 2013. Available on Github for download.
Blurr Pro by Magnus7: Blurr Pro is a simple free Genesis theme designed for personal blogging.
Charisma by Cristian Antohe: Built in 2013, Charisma is a free Genesis theme for personal blogging purposes.
Code Chirps by Daniel Shamburger: Built in 2012, Code Chirps is a simple, minimal Genesis theme that you might like for personal blogging.
Concise by Calvin Koepke: Concise is a free Genesis child theme that is simplistic and minimal in design. It is from clutter so your readers can concentrate on the content.
Center by MagikPress: Built in 2014, Center is a very minimalistic, yet elegant, one column blog theme. Check out the theme preview here.
Dedicated by Harish Dasari: Dedicated is a simple Genesis theme for personal blogging. Download the theme on Github.
Diligent by Claro Themes: Released in 2013, Diligent is a neat and minimalist Genesis theme that is ideal for both personal blogging as well as a news blog.
Equilibre by Claro Themes: Equilibre is a clean and minimalist theme suited for small businesses and freelancers that like to keep it simple.
Engage by Eli Overbey: Engage is a minimalist blog theme featuring a social like interface. Here’s a theme preview.
FlipBlog by Marx Benzon: Released in 2010, FlipBlog is free theme featuring a black and white design.
Fluid by Nick Croft: Fluid theme is an innovative theme design featuring a “fluid width” that will adapt to any browser.
Fresh by Restored 316: Fresh boasts a modern and clean design with pretty color and font combinations, suitable for a wide range of projects.
Fremedy by Themedy: Fremedy is a clean and minimalist magazine theme suitable both for personal blogging and magazine style.
Genesis Sample by Studio Press: Released by StudioPress, Genesis Sample is the most popular Genesis theme. It’s also the most popular Genesis Starter theme among all Genesis starter themes.
Genesis CRM by Bill Erickson: Genesis CRM, released in 2011, features with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) feature integrated within itself.
Genesis Sandbox by Jonathan Perez: Genesis Sandbox is a Genesis starter theme featuring rebuilt stylesheet, integrated bootstrap alters, and SCSS.
Greetings by Harish Dasari: Greetings is a simple Genesis theme meant for personal blogging. It’s available for download on Github.
Haru by Andrei Chira: Haru is a clean and minimalist Genesis theme featuring a full width hero image background.
Hello Miminal by Tonya Mork: Hello Minimal features a clean and modular design making ideal for your personal blogging purposes.
Kimi by Andrei Chira: Kimi is a free Genesis theme build for businesses. With a after-header widget area on home page, it offers a great way to showcase your business.
Latitude by Aaron Hartland: Latitude features a simple design and is ideal for personal blogging.
Letter by Calvin Koepke: Letter is a simple and minimalist Genesis theme idea for personal blogging.
League Pro by League WP: League Pro is ideal for small and start-up companies.
Mobile First by Brian Gardner: Clean, minimalist and aesthetically superlative, Mobile First is the handiwork of Brian Gardner and is ideal for personal blogging. Check out all his themes.
Minny+ by Calvin Koepke: Minny+ is a no-sidebar, minimalist and clean theme that is ideal for modern blogging.
Mobile First Adoption by Art of Genesis: An advanced version of Adaptation theme, Mobile First Adaptation Theme is designed with a mobile first approach.
Masonry Pro by League WP: Masonry Pro is a free Genesis theme featuring a masonry design.
Novo by ZigZag Press: Novo is a mobile-ready, SEO optimized theme with modern flat design and minimalist style.
Nominal by Eli Overbey: Nominal is a minimalist Genesis child theme featuring custom header and custom featured images.
One Pager by Sridhar Katakam: One Pager is a single page website featuring several horizontal sections with nav menu items scrolling smoothly to their corresponding sections.
Persevero by WPBeginner: Released in 2012, Perservero is a free Genesis child theme offered by WP Beginner.
Pristine by League WP: Pristine is a modern and minimalist design featuring customizable hero image in every page.
Sinatra by Josh Stauffer: Sinatra is a nice looking theme with traditional blogging style and layout. Also, check out Transchild.
Starter Theme by Calvin Koepke: Starter Theme by Calvin Koepke is ideal for developing a custom theme. It includes starter SCSS files and a Gulp task file.
Sleek Pro by League WP: Sleek Pro is a modern magazine style theme featuring a two-column grip design.
Tasty by Jared Atchison: Tasty is a Genesis child theme that provides full link management. Like Delicious, but tasty.
Twenty Seven Pro by Brian Gardner: Twenty Seven Pro is a gorgeous and mobile-responsive theme ideal for personal blogging.
Twenty of Time by Friso van Dijk: Twenty of Time features a clean and minimal layout which makes it ideal for personal blogging.
Tote by Themedy: Tote is a Tumbler like theme with infinite scrolling.