About 10 days ago I purchased Genesis Framework and soon I installed it on the blog. I also installed Sample child theme for customizations. It was very easy to install and customize the theme, at least for me. My current theme is still the free child theme. I have done a lot of customizing and played with codes.
Soon I have tried to create a totally different theme for genesis, one of them is already introduced in my previous post. Now I am trying some other approach to create a theme of dark background specially for galleries, this theme will be also for Genesis and the other theme will be standalone and non-Genesis.
By the way, Genesis is really awesome framework and I have seen at least 40% boost in my page-preview. This is because of Genesis, since I did not changed any other settings. I have not posted since a long time and was away from internet and only checking some important mails. So, I can say that Genesis is the thing which have affected SEO and traffic. 🙂
I have seen that my page-load time is optimized by 2+ second, which is a great thing. on the other hand Alexa traffic rank is increased by 99,802 and the current rank is 117,996 (one month). It’s enough for me and now I have to maintain my ranks across the web for this quarter as I have planned!
Initially, I have planned to buy Thesis framework (DiyThemes) Which is also a good theme and most loved by geeks (according to my knowledge). I started comparing the two framework about one month ago. I was unable to find official support forum, So it may be tough for necessary customizations. Although I am able to solve the thing, But a support forum is really essential. Isn’t it? I have seen a lot of sites offering to provide thesis customization but it was not the thing I really wanted to know!
Most of us are good in CSS and php but if we get support for free. It’s simply Great! 🙂 These things pulled me in favor of Genesis. i visited their forum and found that geeks and support members are actively engaged in forum supports.
Finally I decided to buy Genesis framework and bought on April 3rd. The payment was paid by my friend “Sushant” since my Card was unable to execute transfer.
The support of Genesis is really good and I never felt any problem with them. I am also actively participating in forum.
Genesis comes with GPL licence and i am free to redesign it and/or share it for free or paid. So I think it is perfect for developers also who are looking for cheap options for wordpress framework on other hand Thesis framework is much higher than Genesis($60) and one should pay $164 (Which will be more costlier with new version. If you want to buy Thesis, do it hurry).
That’s why I chosen Genesis!
Recommended for Genesis users: Download Free Genesis Child Theme “Minimal”