1. Do you have WordPress installed?

To install this theme you must have a working version of WordPress already installed. For information regarding the installation of the WordPress platform, please see the WordPress Codex :

Or, chat your hosting and they will walk you through setting up WordPress. It's typically a one-click install. Here’s Bloom's step-by-step article on how to set up a WordPress site if you’re just starting out:

2. Install the Genesis Framework: 

Installing the Genesis Framework follows the same process for installing any WordPress theme, except that you do not activate it.

Here are the steps to follow:

  • Navigate to Appearance > Themes from the WordPress menu
  • Click Add New
  • Click Upload Theme
  • Click Choose File, find and select your zipped copy of the Genesis Framework on your computer
  • Click Install Now
  • Do not activate!

After installing the Genesis Framework, you can now install your child theme... which is the theme you purchased!

Please note, the Genesis Framework is not included in your purchase as stated in our theme product description. Third parties are not authorized to resell the framework in a child theme purchase. You purchase Genesis here or contact our support team here with any questions.

3. Install the theme you purchased!

Begin by logging into your WordPress dashboard, which can be found at You should have received a user name and password when you set up WordPress. Once there, navigate to Appearance > Themes, click “Add New”, and then “Upload Theme”.

Once there, upload your theme. Activate it.

Congratulations! You should be able to visit your home page and see your new site!