Studiopress Genesis Framework 1.8 with 40 Themes free download GPL legal

I noticed that Studiopress and other Premium theme devs distributing Themes for 80$ (Theme with Framework). Since this is the first time i see something like that in the Open Source Community an really think $80 for some Theme is overkill price. And i think its kinds of strange. I think there are many people who dont get the GPL. Well i got something wrong there too.

Imagine the Mozilla Guys or the VLC team would come up one day and Charge $80 for this great peace of software. Strange taught isn’t it? I mean i probably would pay like $50 for FF maybe ;) Because i love it and its hard very complex c++ coding. But a WordPress Theme? They reapeat and repeat “its hard work” yeah it is but its not that hard. Templates hooks for php/wordpress and all the css u can copy and paste from the Web there are well knows Techniques used and its not that kind of innovation. You can get almost the same from theme Frameworks like Thematic. I am not saying that this is easy to do and they sure did a lot of work but i don’t think it justifies $80!

Anyway i started a discussion about this at the wordpress forums. And a mod there claims its stealing to copy GPL software ;)

Its not! And now i am offering you a choice!
Get the Genesis Framework for unbelievable high prices at Studiopress:
$80 with only one Theme
$60 for only the Framework
$299.95 for all Themes

Or you can download it for free here now. Its legal! And u can do whatever you like with GPL software.



  1. Jay says:

    Bro i need streamline 2.0. Can you assist me?

  2. Anon says:

    Can you get the focus 2.0 theme?

  3. bheem says:

    Thanks for sharing. I am about to use these themes now….

  4. faydao says:

    thank you! amazing .

  5. Honji says:

    I just download these theme,but I don’t know how to used it.
    I tried to zipped the ‘genesis’ folder and then upload it but there’s shown this message :

    The package could not be installed. PCLZIP_ERR_BAD_FORMAT (-10) : Unable to find End of Central Dir Record signature.

    How about the child theme? Could you give me a little tutorial?

    Many Thanks :)

  6. This Guy says:

    I was like WHAT?!?! when i found out genesis was open source

  7. Chintak says:

    is it really LEGAL? i mean is it really free? what if they come and say that you havent paid fees.. and blocks my hosting?

    • Nico says:

      No I got the conformation of the obvious from Studiopress founder on the wordpress forums (even its not needed). Its GPL that all what needs to be said. you have all the rights to to something close to “whatever you like” with it. Nobody can take that from you or charge you ;).

  8. Helios says:


    Ive downloaded this ( thank you btw) but what do I do with it now? Ive no idea how to install

    Yours dimly


  9. Saumil says:

    thanks man! can you provide the latest focus 2.0 child theme?

  10. mahmud says:

    Can the theme be given for free of cost? i can put the links on my site footer.Thanx in advance.

  11. Sarah says:

    Do you have the Pure Elegance Theme? Thanks!

  12. Matthew says:

    I download the files and only saw a bunch of child themes. I uploaded one to my wordpress but it’s asking me to upload the genesis parent theme. Where can I get that? is it included on the file?

    • Nico says:

      When you download all the files for my github studiopress-premum-wp-themes repository you have 2 Folders. “Genesis Child Themes” and “Genesis” guess whats in the Genesis folder ;) the parent theme! Maybe I will put them all together sometime soon, but not not ^^. It not really makes sence to separate them I guess.

  13. Balvia says:

    Thank for your template, amazing!!!

  14. sabriena says:

    Do you happen to have the child theme “Luscious”? Thank you, btw for providing this!

  15. Matt says:

    thanks for the share. Eleven40 looks great and studiopress charge is exorbitant.
    I am reading wordpress forum talk on GPL and would be jumping in your support.

  16. Rizwan says:

    Its nice! but remember to share love with theme authors. Buy the theme if you think this theme perfectly meets your demand.
    I do this all the time first I download various themes and after deciding which theme meets perfectly I buy that theme

    • Nico says:

      Actually i dont share love with studiopress brian gardner, accusing me of confusing people for that i point out that its free and legal to copy this. That was ridiculous. Never seen a more annoying advertising btw “self confessed Starbucks addict” all over the place cant stand this.

  17. Bekar says:

    Here you go. Eleven40 theme download link. Just include it in your github master.

  18. Bekar says:

    Hey did you get your hand on the Eleven40 theme yet?

    • Nico says:

      Not yet. But i finally found the generate theme. I randomly stumbled on some video from wordpresschick and the was the original zip name in it, i googled that and found it on some persons server ^^. Would be great to have the zip names they are like or somethign like this.

  19. Bekar says:

    I am looking for the eleven40 theme. Do you have it? And I appreciate your effort to keep GPL free.


  20. Autum says:

    Nevermind I was being dense. I forgot to install the genesis parent theme :|

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