As we enter a new year, I thought it would be great to look back at some of the new Genesis child themes that were released last year. Genesis Framework is one of the most popular frameworks mainly because of clean codes, faster loading time and easy customization. The Genesis child theme allows everyone to create a stunning website with minimal coding knowledge.

The Genesis framework is a robust framework and adds to the core functionality however the child themes contribute to the frontend design, unique features, and customization options. Genesis is considered one of the best frameworks and used by millions of WordPress users. In this article, we look at some of the best new Genesis Child themes of 2015.

No Sidebar Pro

No Sidebar Pro Theme Review

No Sidebar Pro is the most recent Genesis child theme released by Studiopress Themes, it is a minimalist theme with plenty of white space and no sidebar. The theme brings back the focus on content and enables you to create a clutter-free website. The responsive design looks great on all devices, the theme has clean code and a fast load time that will ensure best ranking for your site. It has all the features included that a Studiopress theme has to offer including the Genesis Framework.

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Karl Theme Review
Karl is a modern Genesis child theme from Zigzapress, it is a portfolio theme with handsome hero area. It is a gem, it gives all the attention to your content, it has no sidebar widget. The theme has a nice horizontal scroller, the navigation menu is on the left that is hidden in the default mode, so the featured images get complete focus with this theme. All the pages have the same alignment, the feature image, title and taxonomy are on the right with the contents or the menu on the left. It is a great theme for travel blogs, photography websites, portfolio site or even eCommerce websites. The theme includes an eCommerce feature so you can quickly setup an online store.

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Altitude Pro

Altitude Pro Theme Review
Altitude Pro is a brilliant, modern business theme from Studiopress with responsive design and parallax scrolling. The theme offers easy customization with plenty of widgetized areas in the homepage. You can create a distinct homepage and an excellent website without writing a single code with the theme. The parallax effects are fantastic, each section of the page blends seamlessly as you scroll down the page, and the custom background allows you to highlight your products and services. The color theme is also nice, the theme is perfect for creating any website including personal blogs as well as professional websites.

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Modern Studio Pro

Modern Studio Pro Theme
Modern Studio Pro by Studiopress is a Genesis child theme with minimal and responsive design, sharp typography and clean codes. The theme has a beautiful header with the logo right in the center, and the highlight of the theme is the sticky note. It stays right on top even if you scroll down the page, this is a wonderful feature that can be used to pass on some useful information about the brand or call to action. Modern Studio Pro allows your content to grab the attention, it is the perfect theme for corporate websites, portfolio sites or design studios.

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Author Pro

Author Pro Theme Review
Author Pro by Studiopress is a responsive Genesis child theme specially designed for an author, publishing companies and the writer community. The theme has an intuitive design and user-friendly features that will help you showcase your work in a breeze. The theme has a clean, modern and responsive design and clear typography, you can strike a chord with your audiences with your website design and its appeal. It is packed with features and tools that every author would love, you get the option to create a library or buy now buttons.

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Simply Pro

Simply Pro Theme Review
Simply Pro is a beautiful Genesis child theme designed by Kelsey Grauke, it is the perfect theme for you if you crave for minimalism and style. Your content and images remain the center of attraction with this clutter-free theme. The theme myriad customization possibilities, you get to choose the color of text, links, buttons and so on. It has a responsive design that will make your website look great on all devices. Apart from these, you have a responsive slider, easy logo upload, floating social media icons and much more.

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Xplorer Theme Review
Xplorer by Zigzagpress is a powerful Genesis child theme, it is a cutting-edge portfolio theme perfect for creative professionals, designers, photographers and personal blogs as well. Xplorer is an advanced theme with minimalist design and light colors. It is the right choice for websites with a lot of images and content. The theme is packed with features including sticky menu as well as an autoresponder.

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Imagery Theme Review
Imagery is a beautiful Genesis child theme, the design is modern and has a responsive layout. It is a lovely one-page theme aimed to showcase large images. The theme has a wonderful parallax effects, widgetized homepage, featured images, and you also get to showcase your visuals in a custom background. The theme is perfect for portfolio sites, creative agency or even business websites. You require genesis framework to use this so make sure you have it.

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Workstation Pro

Workstation Pro Theme Review
Workstation Pro is another brilliant Genesis child theme from StudioPress; this theme is specially designed for the creative studio or businesses. It is the perfect theme for corporate houses or individuals to showcase their workstation and work. It has a simple layout with wide width and clean typography, it is bound to attract visitors. Workstation Pro is a clean and elegant theme with fast loading time, ideal for corporate houses and entrepreneurs. The homepage offers sections that can be used to highlight your services or workstation and it allows feature image to do the talking.

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Atmosphere Pro

Atmosphere Pro Theme Review
Atmosphere Pro by Studiopress is a professional and minimalist Genesis child theme. Atmosphere Pro is a lovely theme with minimalistic design, responsive layout, and clean codes. The theme is perfect for businesses or bloggers however it doesn’t have a sidebar, and it is a full-width theme. Wider websites are more attractive and well received today, it is an advantage that this theme has to offer. It has uncluttered and spacious pages for you to display your products and services at their best.

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Brutal Theme Review
Brutal is a multipurpose Genesis child theme by Zigzagpress; it is a modern theme with minimalist design and stunning layout for images. The parallax effect is stunning, and the feature that sets it apart from other themes is the video background. It is packed with features such as a slider, parallax effect, video background, woo commerce integration and much more. This theme is perfect for a visual designer, photographer or a creative agency.

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Vanish Theme Review
Vanish is a powerful Genesis child theme by Zigzagpress, it makes use of full width and height that the browser space has to offer with the background image. It is a beautiful theme with single page layout and offers endless possibilities for the website owners to showcase their products, work or services in style. It is also integrated with woo commerce so you can also sell your products on your website. The clean typography, homepage sections make a great impression on the visitor, it is the theme that can help you leave a visual impact. The theme is perfect for artists, creative professionals or bloggers.

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Final Word

These were some of the new themes that were released in 2015, and I have tried to include the best new themes in this collection. You can create a stunning website with these themes, let us know if you use any of these themes.

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