Jemma – A Free Genesis Child Theme

Genesis Child Themes Free - Jemma
Jemma is a Free Genesis Child Theme that I created for the Genesis Theme Framework by StudioPress. It’s responsive (go ahead and check out the – awesomeness in action…) and has 6 built-in color options.

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Jemma Theme - Free


  1. Great looking theme Aaron! Great combination of fonts, awesome.

  2. Nice theme, Aaron. Good job on making the drop down menus responsive as well.

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      Thanks Josh! The Genesis sample child theme did most of the heavy lifting with the nav, I just styled it a bit.

  3. Nice work, Aaron!! =}

  4. Really great job. Keep them coming !

  5. Zimbrul says:

    Definitely one of my (favorite) Genesis Framework Child themes. They sell in the Marketplace themes that are sometimes less styled than this one but you offer this for free. You are a very talented designer and I’ll keep an eye on your website to see more great designs (I hope this is not the last one)

  6. Hi Aaron

    Thank you for your hard efforts in producing jemma theme. It is very nice.
    I have installed it but can’t find where to change it from Green to Blue in WordPress. Any ideas where I can change the color? Sorry for the newbie question.
    Thank you.

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      In the WordPress Dashboard > Genesis > Theme Settings, You will see a box called “Color Style.” This box contains a drop-down for the color options. Here is a screenshot:

      • Thanks Aaron, but guess what? There is no choice for Blue; everything else but Blue. Choices: Default,Green, Orange, Pink, Red, Teal

        Any way to enable blue like on your demo page?

        Thank you.

        • Aaron Hartland says:

          Hi Ian – You know what… You’re absolutely correct. I have now corrected this – sorry about that! The download has been updated.

          You can either re-download or here is the updated code for the functions.php file…

          /** Create additional color style options */
          add_theme_support( 'genesis-style-selector', array( 
          	'theme-blue' => 'Blue',
          	'theme-green' => 'Green', 
          	'theme-orange' => 'Orange', 
          	'theme-pink' => 'Pink',
          	'theme-red' => 'Red', 
          	'theme-teal' => 'Teal' 
          ) );
  7. Thank you kindly Aaron. :)

  8. Nice theme Aaron. You really always amaze with your designs. I found them simple yet clean and professional. I noticed its a customized version of the theme you used on your site.

    God bless you always Sir. :)

  9. Its a one of the beautiful child theme i saw….Nice job!!

  10. Just discovered this – nice theme! And free to boot! :)

  11. Hello Aaron, first of all, beautiful work. I simple love the theme but I have only one problem, Is there anyway to put a custom header image/logo on the top. My Genesis Theme Settings shows this to be possible but even after I select ‘image as header’. Nothing happens. Thanks. :)

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      The header settings on the Genesis > Theme Settings page are part of Genesis and not part of this theme. That being said, you can still use this to add an image logo to your site. When you select “Image logo” from the drop-down, what it does is add a body class of .header-image to the site. You can use this in your CSS to style the header. I’ve already done some of the work for you in the CSS file in the Image Header - Partial Width area. In this section, I’m moving the text “logo” and description out of view… all that is left is for you to add in styling to brig in your image logo. You can see this method on other StudioPress themes – Metric for example: In this theme they call in the logo by adding this to the CSS:

      .header-image #header #title-area {
      background: url("images/logo.png") no-repeat scroll left top transparent;

      Depending on the dimensions of your logo… One of the things that can get tricky though is keeping everything looking the way you want in the mobile/responsive views…

  12. I love this theme! However, I’m stuck. I want to change the font to Courgette on “Comments” and “Talk To Me :)” at the bottom of my posts. I can’t find where to change it in the editor. Please help ;) Thanks in advance

  13. Love this! Thanks so much! Quick question: is there a way to easily delete the author field? Thanks again for your generosity.

    • Aaron Hartland says:

      You are very welcome. To remove the author field under the post title you can use a filter in the theme’s functions.php file. Here is the code:

      /** Customize the post info function */
      add_filter( 'genesis_post_info', 'post_info_filter' );
      function post_info_filter($post_info) {
      if ( !is_page() ) {
          $post_info = '[post_date] [post_comments] [post_edit]';
          return $post_info;
  14. Three words: Beautiful, Clean, Elegant.

    I am definitely going to use this on my blog. Thanks a lot Aaron! :)

  15. Another font related query. How do I change the fonts?

  16. Hi Aaron!

    I was using Adaptation, saw this theme and had to change because I liked it so much! Quick question though. Is there any way to make the posts on the first page full posts, and the archives as excerpts or put the Genesis grid loop in? As in, can I use this theme but edit the posts to show as they do in Adaptation?


  17. Great name!!

  18. Really Nice theme, Aaron. Good job on making the drop down menus responsive as well.

  19. Hey Aaron, Thanks a lot for your efforts in making this theme. And special thanks for making it Free ;)
    Surely gonna use this theme for my site. Loved it!! :)

  20. Hi Aaron,
    How to get “Next Post” and “Previous Post” below every post?

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