James – Installing the Child Theme with Genesis

You will have to install both the Genesis theme framework along with the James child theme. To do so, log into your WordPress Dashboard.

Go to Appearance –> Add New Themes

  • Click on Upload
  • Locate the genesis.zip file from your local computer and then click the “Install Now” button.
  • Activate the newly added theme.
  • Once the Genesis Framework is installed, you can load the child theme.
  • Follow the same process for the child theme as you did Genesis.

NOTE: Do not install the child theme prior to installing Genesis.

Read the StudioPress introduction to Genesis for a more detailed tutorial at: 

Genesis For Beginners

Here is a blog post we published on the topic:

Installing the Genesis Framework and Child Theme

Get Confused?

If you installed a child theme before Genesis, make sure you delete the child theme before trying to install Genesis. It allows you to start with a clean slate and provides a smooth installation process.

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