Why does your theme say I need Genesis?

All our themes are Genesis Child themes. This means they use the strong basics of Genesis and extend that to create our very own themes. It, also, means that our themes do not work without Genesis.

When you’ve installed our theme, but haven’t installed Genesis yet, you’ll see the following message in your Themes-admin:

‘The parent theme is missing. Please install the “genesis” parent theme.’

Example of missing Genesis Parent Theme
Example of missing Genesis Parent Theme

You can solve this for all our themes by purchasing Genesis once, and installing it.

For more information on how to install a theme, please visit the WordPress Codex.

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