Our website, answeryourtech.com, runs on the Genesis WordPress framework. This is a very popular, simple to use, fast way to have your own professional-looking WordPress site.
We previously discussed installing the Genesis framework on your website, and the steps in this article will rely on those steps having already been completed. So if you have found a Studiopress child theme that you want to use, then you can read that article to install the Genesis framework first, as it is a prerequisite for any Genesis child theme.
Once you have the Genesis framework in place on your site, you can continue below.
How to Install a Genesis Child Theme in WordPress
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Step 2: Click the My Studiopress link at the top-right corner of the window, then click the cloud icon next to the child theme that you would like to install.
Step 1: Navigate to the Studiopress website, sign into your Studiopress account, then purchase the child theme that you would like to use.
Step 3: Sign into your WordPress site, hover over Appearance in the column at the left side of the window, then click the Themes option.
Step 4: Click the Upload button at the top of the window.
Step 5: Click the Upload Theme button at the top of the window.
Step 6: Click the Choose file button, browse to the location of the Genesis child theme zip file that you downloaded in Step 2, select the zip file, then click the Open button.
Step 7: Click the Install Now button.
Step 8: Click the Activate link to make this the currently active theme for your website.
If you have another website that you need to customize with a theme, then check out the rest of the Studiopress gallery.
Every WordPress theme is going to handle widgets and menus differently, so you might find that your site looks a little different after you have activated the new theme. You can visit our Sidebar archive to see ways that you can customize how widgets appear on your site.
Matt has been working with WordPress and creating content using this powerful content management system for years. While he has written about many other tech topics, WordPress is one of his favorites.
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