A List of Genesis Framework Plugins

The other day someone on Google+ was asking about a plugin for the Genesis framework. After someone suggested one, another person asked if there was a list of plugins for Genesis. Of course the reply was to do a search at WordPress.org.

Well, needless to say, that gave me an idea for a post. So with the help of List.ly, here you go.

Note: I’m sure there are some I missed. I did exclude any that hadn’t been updated in the last two years. As I find one’s I missed, and discover new ones as they come out, I will add them.

A BobWP List - Genesis Framework Plugins I Recommend

A BobWP List - Genesis Framework Plugins I Recommend

This is a list of plugins specifically for the WordPress Genesis framework that I have used and found helpful, or have been recommended to me.

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    Premium Plugin - Genesis Design Palette Pro

    Premium Plugin - Genesis Design Palette Pro

    Introducing a New Way to Style Genesis Themes
    You purchased the Genesis Framework because you heard it was awesome, and it is. But then you discovered that to change your "look" you'd need to write some code. Well, guess what? Now you don't need to.

    We can guarantee you two things: you'll do it on your own, and you won't have to write code.

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    WordPress › Genesis Custom Footer " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Custom Footer " WordPress Plugins

    This plugin adds a section to the Genesis Theme Settings page where users can enter HTML to output in the site footer in place of the default Genesis footer credits.

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    Premium Plugin - Genesis Extender

    Premium Plugin - Genesis Extender

    Do More With The GENESIS Framework Create Limitless Custom Content Areas For Total Site-Structure Control. Tweak The Styles Of Your Genesis Child Theme In Real-Time! Create totally Custom "CMS Style" Static Homepage designs in minutes! Genesis Extender Is Feature Rich Yet Light On Your Server. Genesis Extender Works With ALL Genesis Child Themes!

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    WordPress › Genesis Style Trump " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Style Trump " WordPress Plugins

    This plugin removes the Genesis child theme style sheet and reloads it at a later priority, allowing plugin style sheets to load first. By loading the child theme style sheet later, it allows for easier CSS customizations in child theme as the child theme style sheet trumps plugin styles without using the !important declaration.

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    WordPress › Genesis Prose Extras " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Prose Extras " WordPress Plugins

    FINALLY: Add a Widgetized Homepage to Your Prose Child Theme Finally have a homepage template for Prose that's widgetized! Plus, it works with Prose 1.5+ auto update system, that means, you don't lose your home template/ widget stuff when performing these sweet auto updates!

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    WordPress › Genesis Simple Menus " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Simple Menus " WordPress Plugins

    This plugin allows you to assign WordPress navigation menus to the secondary navigation menu within the Genesis Theme Framework on a per post, per page, or per tag/category archive basis. The per post, page, category or tag setting overrides whatever menu setting you have in your Genesis Theme setting.

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    WordPress › Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404 " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Widgetized Not Found & 404 " WordPress Plugins

    We all know that sometimes 404 Errors happen on our sites. And sometimes users search but get no results. I believe it's better to serve users some highly customized and maintained pages/content areas for these cases. What better to do that with Widgets in WordPress?

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    WordPress › Genesis Simple Comments " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Simple Comments " WordPress Plugins

    Genesis Simple Comments adds a new menu item to the Genesis menu allowing for easy changes to the Genesis Comments including:

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    WordPress › Genesis Simple Sidebars " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Simple Sidebars " WordPress Plugins

    Creating widget areas programmatically, then using conditional logic to properly assign them to sidebar locations can be a complex task for a beginner. This plugin allows you to do all this from a simple administration menu, and assign widget areas to sidebar locations with simple drop-down menus within the post/page edit screens, or when editing a tag or category.

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    Genesis Single Post Navigation

    Genesis Single Post Navigation

    Plugin adds next & prev nav links on single posts to have a "browse post by post nav style". Use of Genesis Theme Framework is required.

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    WordPress › Genesis Layout Extras " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Layout Extras " WordPress Plugins

    With this lightweight plugin for the popular Genesis Framework you can very easily modify the (registered) default layouts for homepage, singular pages (for posts and pages), various archive sections, author pages, attachment pages, search results pages, the 404 page - all done via a new theme options page.

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    WordPress › Genesis Connect for WooCommerce " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Connect for WooCommerce " WordPress Plugins

    This plugin replaces WooCommerce's built-in shop templates with its own Genesis-ready versions, specifically the single-product.php, archive-product.php and taxonomy.php templates needed to display the single product page, the main shop page, and Product Category and Product Tag archive pages.

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    WordPress › Genesis Optimized Social Share " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Optimized Social Share " WordPress Plugins

    Having a Performance Optimized WordPress website directly affects your Search Engine Rankings. Google started to care about Loading Time of a website since 2010. When you use lot of Social Sharing Buttons with Counters, it creates a High Influence on to your Website Loading Time.

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    Genesis-single-breadcrumbs

    Genesis-single-breadcrumbs

    WordPress plugin that adds per-entry options for breadcrumbs when a Genesis child theme is active. Project maintained by Hosted on GitHub Pages - Theme by GaryJones mattgraham WordPress plugin that adds per-entry options for breadcrumbs when a Genesis child theme is active.

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    WordPress › Genesis Translations " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Translations " WordPress Plugins

    This plugin translates your Genesis powered WordPress site easily with one of the available languages. No need to fuss about with your functions.php file or uploading .mo and .po files. Just install this plugin et voilá!

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    WordPress › Genesis Translations " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Translations " WordPress Plugins

    This plugin translates your Genesis powered WordPress site easily with one of the available languages. No need to fuss about with your functions.php file or uploading .mo and .po files. Just install this plugin et voilá!

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    WordPress › Genesis Bootstrap Carousel " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Bootstrap Carousel " WordPress Plugins

    Note: This plugin only supports Genesis child themes. If you don't know what that is, don't download this plugin. Genesis Bootstrap Carousel (GBC) allows you to create a simple responsive image carousel that displays the featured image, along with the title and excerpt from each post.

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    WordPress › Genesis Extra Settings Transporter " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Extra Settings Transporter " WordPress Plugins

    Backup or Transfer Settings Finally, not only do backups or transfers of Genesis core settings but also hook in official & third-party plugins plus some child themes. Especially useful for developers to speed up their work! A great helper tool for Genesis child themes plus Genesis-specific plugins with their own extra settings!

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    WordPress › WP Genesis Box " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › WP Genesis Box " WordPress Plugins

    Based on this blog post from Brian Gardner, display the Genesis framework affiliate box on posts or pages, or anywhere using a PHP function. Genesis is a framework for WordPress for developing and maintaining modern and beautiful websites. Studiopress (the company that makes Genesis) affiliates can earn commission on every referral.

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    WordPress › Genesis Simple Breadcrumbs " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Simple Breadcrumbs " WordPress Plugins

    Genesis Simple Breadcrumbs adds a new menu item to the Genesis menu allowing for easy changes to the Genesis Breadcrumbs including: Home text Breadcrumb separator List Separator Breadcrumb Wrap (prefix) Breadcrumb Wrap (suffix) Default Labels and more This plugin requires the Genesis Theme Framework

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    WordPress › Genesis Printstyle Plus " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Printstyle Plus " WordPress Plugins

    Optimized: Saves You Printing Ink & Paper :) This small and lightweight plugin adds a printer-ready stylesheet file (print.css / print-html5.css) for the Genesis Framework and its currently active child theme. Any unneeded site elements will be removed, such as main and sub navigation bar, sidebar, footer widgets, form input fields to name a few.

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    WordPress › Genesis Visual Hook Guide " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Visual Hook Guide " WordPress Plugins

    Once a tool for myself the Genesis Visual Hook guide has slowly evolved into what it is today. I finally welcome the plugin version of the popular Visual Genesis Hooks and Filters Guide from Genesis Tutorials. Once installed this plugin adds a drop down menu to the admin bar to select between three views (Hook, Filter, and Markup).

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    Premium Plugin - Genesis Logo Uploader Plugin

    Premium Plugin - Genesis Logo Uploader Plugin

    Every have trouble adding your logo to Genesis Child Themes? This is a simple plugin that will allow you to upload your logo on any Genesis Theme with ease!! How It Works Here's a quick video of how it works and what it does. (Sorry, there's no audio).

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    WordPress › bbPress Genesis Extend " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › bbPress Genesis Extend " WordPress Plugins

    bbPress and the Genesis Framework are both fantastic additions to any WordPress site. However, depending on your setup they don't always play nice right away. bbPress Genesis Extend does some behind-the-scenes tweaks and fixes to make bbPress/Genesis integration as quick and painless as possible.

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    WordPress › Genesis Connect for BuddyPress " WordPress Plugins

    WordPress › Genesis Connect for BuddyPress " WordPress Plugins

    GenesisConnect for BuddyPress is designed to adds support for BuddyPress to any Genesis child theme. Requires Genesis 1.8.1 or greater and BuddyPress 1.7 or greater.

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53 Responses to “A List of Genesis Framework Plugins”

  1. Hi Bob,
    Oh, what a long list with many useful Genesis plugins. I have used some of them, but not that many. My favourite ones are Genesis simple edit, Genesis simple sidebars. I will try the new ones from this list.
    Thanks so much for the hard work.

    • Very cool, and yes, I love the Genesis simple sidebars… hopefully I can keep this updated as a good, solid ongoing resource. Cheers!

      • Is your Genesis Simple Sidebars plugin still working? I updated to WP 3.8 and Genesis 2.0.1 and my GSS Plugin stopped working. With new posts (and even existing posts), I see where the drop down menu should be, but none of the selections drops down. I cannot choose a sidebar!

        • Hey Nick, I have it on a few sites and no issues at all with the update. What I would do is first deactivate all other plugins to see if it still works. If so, then there is a conflict. And you will have to turn them on one by one to find the culprit, and then make a decision of which one to keep.

          If not, I may go on WordPress.org and leave a question in the support on the plugin.

  2. This is a great list. Found some interesting ones.
    There is one missing, I’m afraid. I use this one on all my sites and I really think you should add it to the list.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-translations/

    It’s by Remkus de Vries, who’s well known in the Genesis scene.

    Thanks
    Eric

  3. Awesome list, Bob! I just started using WordPress this summer, and have been looking for a list of tested and trusted Genesis plugins. Definitely bookmarking this for future reference, and I’ll be checking out your video tutorials, too. :-)

  4. Wow! This is great. I can’t wait to explore the possibilities.

    Thanks again,

    Adventure Insider

  5. Great post Bob! Thanks for sharing the love.

    - Rish

  6. Great list Bob! I began this exact process a couple of weeks ago while working on a project. Thanks for the time saver!

  7. Thank you for this great list, Bob! What a great idea! I didn’t know about the Genesis Club Lite or Genesis Extra Settings Transporter.

  8. hey thanks for this. A few on there I was un familiar with so i’ll take a look at them and see if they can make my life a bit easier ;)

  9. Nice list Bob but perhaps you can add some premium plugins also?

    Personally I consider Genesis Extender form Cobalt Apps a must-have plugin… Ok, it’s a commercial one but still…

    • Hey Hans, of course I would want to add premium plugins as well. Strange thing is I thought I had added Extender and I see it on there… now I’m not sure if that was me or if someone else added it. In any case, it’s there, and that’s good news :)

  10. Hi Bob!

    Outstanding list.

    I was very pleased to discover the Genesis Prose Extras plugin. I didn’t know that it existed. I’ve been wanting a plugin like that since I got Genesis and Prose last year. Once this theme gets updated to HTML5, Prose users will be rock’in!

    Thank you!

    • Hey Brad, yeah, I’m waiting for that to happen with Prose as well. I know that when this plugin was released, I felt the same way… had been waiting for something to add more flexibility to that theme as so many clients of mine have chose to use it. In fact, for anyone reading the comments, here is a post I did on that plugin. I also incorporated the Genesis Responsive Slider plugin as well.

      • Bob, Good to hear that others are as anxious as I am about getting Prose updated to HTML5.

        I got a LOT out of that post and especially that video. Well done!

        Thanks again.

  11. are all of these compatible with Genesis 2.0?

    • Hey Mike, I know the majority are working with Genesis 2.0. There probably are a few that I have not had the opportunity to test, but at the same time I know the developers and chances are high that they have made sure that they do.

  12. Great list of Genesis Plugins, just came here after reading the Community Links post on StudioPress Blog. Today is a beautiful day for me, because I created my 2nd WordPress Plugin and it’s for Genesis Framework Child Themes.

    The plugin is Genesis Optimized Social Share which loads 4 Most Popular Social Counters without affecting the Loading Time and Google PageSpeed Score.

    Best Wishes,
    Shyam.

  13. A good and comprehensive list. Most of them have a small footprint, and I installed them all to try out. Thank you, Bob. And, a great picture of you in the background, you seem like a nice guy. Will be checking back on your site.

  14. Awesome….loving this list brother!!!

  15. Couldn’t bookmark this page fast enough! Thanks for the fabulous list!!!

  16. Best place to find plugins for genesis theme user. Thanks.

  17. Exactly what I was looking for. I’m a newbie and don’t have the time and knowledge to hack a child theme, so the first plugin is exactly what I needed – Palette Pro :)

    • Hey Robert, very cool. Yes, that one came out recently and looks very impressive. I have it in my hands, just haven’t been able to dig into it. Glad it hit the sweet spot with you… cheers!

  18. Hi, Bob—

    Thank you so much for this great list of plugins. I’m a bit late to comment—sorry. I appreciate your effort. One you haven’t listed is Starbox–a plugin for author boxes in posts. I wondered if you had an opinion. I’m finding it a bit funky on my Genesis child theme, without provocation! ; ) Settings choice constantly change display appearance, author photo doubles-up at end of posts, unrequested text links appear and then linked info (like “latest posts”) appears underneath. Weird. It started out well. So I wonder if it’s a conflict with Genesis itself . . . . .

    • Hey Liz, you bet. And yes, I pretty much tried to keep this list limited to Genesis specific plugins, as you never know what conflicts you might have. And it’s hard telling, but that could be the issue, or maybe another plugin conflict. I haven’t used that one yet, nor know many people who do. I’ve always used the built in one on Genesis but I also know if doesn’t have the features this one does….

  19. Is there a way to use the genesis framework without making a responsive site?

    Thanks.

  20. Good article but you left out the best thing ever made for Genesis, Dynamik Website Builder, by http://cobaltapps.com/.

    That thing lets you do what many of the plugin you mention do, plus much more.

    • Yes, I am more than aware of it :) The thing is even though technically it is a plugin, it’s really so much more. A way to build your website by simply creating your own theme based on Genesis. And I agree it is fantastic. But at the same time for my readers, often they think of a plugin as a bit simpler. Many people I have known that have used it have never looked back, while others though found it to be overwhelming. It’s especially great for designers, but for the average user it can be overkill.

      But technicalities aside, yes, will add to list ;)

  21. I am looking at using the genesis framework, using multiple themes can be a headache. Glad to see so many plugins for the genesis framework cant wait to get stuck in….

  22. Thanks! And yes, I didn’t think I would get them all covered. The ones I decided to share, I know of and have used at one time or another. Found a few that were very outdated that I didn’t list, and I’m sure there are others :)

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