A theme framework is a theme that is designed to be a flexible foundation that can serve as a parent theme for building child themes. Genesis is one of the popular theme frameworks used by WordPress users. The main attractions of Genesis is innovative and catchy designs, inbuilt SEO options, responsive, loads faster and much more.
If you’re running the Genesis Framework on your WordPress website, and you really should be, there are some awesome widget plugins you can install to enhance the functionality of your site. I have short listed the free wordpress widgets one Genesis Framework user must have in blog. If you like this post, share it with your friends through email and social networks.
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Genesis What’s New Info
This simple & lightweight plugin has currently only one task: bring you access to the “What’s New” page for Genesis Framework.
Genesis Optimized Social Share
Genesis Optimized Social Share loads Popular Social Share Counters without affecting your page Loading Time & PageSpeed Score.
Genesis Layout Extras
For Genesis Framework: Allows modifying of default layouts for homepage, various archive, attachment, search, 404 pages. Plus: up to 9 new layouts!
Genesis Extra Settings Transporter
Adds support for exporting settings of various Genesis Framework specific plugins & Child Themes via the Genesis Exporter feature.
Genesis Toolbar Extras
This plugin adds useful admin settings links and massive resources for Genesis Framework and its ecosystem to the WordPress Toolbar / Admin Bar.
Genesis Dashboard News
Adds a new dashboard widget to your WordPress Admin Dashboard that pulls in items of the News Planet for the Genesis Framework and its ecosystem.
Genesis Social Profiles Menu
This small and leightweight plugin is intended for the use with the popular Genesis Framework. It adds a special stylesheet for social profile icons for the WordPress custom menu system.
Genesis Footer Links Nofollow
This plugin makes all or selected links in the footer of Genesis child themes rel=nofollow for SEO benefits. (This does not include Footer Widgets). Optionally, you can exclude footer links on the home page from being set as “nofollow”.
Genesis Printstyle Plus
This plugin is adding a printer-ready stylesheet file for the Genesis Framework and its currently active child theme.
Genesis Connect for Easy Digital Downloads
Integrate the Easy Digital Downloads plugin easily with the Genesis Framework and Genesis child themes: Templates, plus two additional widgets.
Genesis Widgetized Archive
Finally, use widgets to maintain & customize your Archive Page Template in Genesis Framework and Child Themes to create archive/sitemap listings.
Genesis Prose Extras
Additions for the Prose Child Theme for Genesis Framework: Widgetized Homepage, layouts, menu positions, translation loading, plus various helpers.