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I just purchased the Genesis Framework, do I have to purchase themes separately for another $59?
Welcome to Genesis. On one of the Genesis getting started pages they use this great analogy.
WordPress is the engine.
Genesis is the frame and body.
Child themes are the paint job (& interior).
You never want to make changes to the Genesis framework.
With Genesis you'll layer Genesis on top of WordPress and then use a child theme for the customization. You can purchase a Studiopress or 3rd party child theme or create your own starting with the Genesis Starter. When you're logged in, the Genesis Start is here.
The beauty of Genesis is that the framework can be updated without losing an of your customizations (in your child theme). Studiopress supports Genesis and issues updates. Nice, very nice!
Hope this helps!
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