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.
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”.
3. Genesis Printstyle Plus
This plugin is adding a printer-ready stylesheet file for the Genesis Framework and its currently active child theme.
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.
5. Genesis Optimized Social Share
Genesis Optimized Social Share loads Popular Social Share Counters without affecting your page Loading Time & PageSpeed Score.
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!
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.
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.
9. Genesis Prose Extras
Additions for the Prose Child Theme for Genesis Framework: Widgetized Homepage, layouts, menu positions, translation loading, plus various helpers.
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.
11. Genesis Extra Settings Transporter
Adds support for exporting settings of various Genesis Framework specific plugins & Child Themes via the Genesis Exporter feature.
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.
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.
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.