Genesis Framework is most popular WordPress framework which owned by StudioPress, there are lots of bloggers use Genesis. If you use the Genesis framework and it child theme to run your wordpress blog just like this blog, there are some very useful wordpress widgets that you must know and if possible use them if you so desire.

It is search optimized means Google and other search engines will read your content clearly. There are many plugins and widgets which are specially created for Genesis framework to make your Genesis powered site even more powerful. Below are 14 of some the most important free Genesis framework wordpress widgets in no particular order.

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1. Genesis Featured Page Advanced

An advanced version of the Genesis – Featured Page widget. Allows you to add a custom image, custom content, page excerpt, and more.

Genesis Featured Page Advanced

2. 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 Footer Links Nofollow

3. Genesis Printstyle Plus

This plugin is adding a printer-ready stylesheet file for the Genesis Framework and its currently active child theme.

Genesis Printstyle Plus

4. 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 What's New Info

5. Genesis Optimized Social Share

Genesis Optimized Social Share loads Popular Social Share Counters without affecting your page Loading Time & PageSpeed Score.

Genesis Optimized Social Share

6. 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 Layout Extras

7. 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 Connect for Easy Digital Downloads

8. 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 Widgetized Archive

9. Genesis Prose Extras

Additions for the Prose Child Theme for Genesis Framework: Widgetized Homepage, layouts, menu positions, translation loading, plus various helpers.

Genesis Prose Extras

10. Genesis Widgetized Footer

Changing the footer ‘Copyright/Credits’ & ‘Return to Top’ in Genesis is already easy with the use of Genesis Footer Shortcodes or some other plugins.

Genesis Widgetized Footer

11. Genesis Extra Settings Transporter

Adds support for exporting settings of various Genesis Framework specific plugins & Child Themes via the Genesis Exporter feature.

Genesis Extra Settings Transporter

12. 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 Toolbar Extras

13. 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 Dashboard News

14. 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 Social Profiles Menu