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Genesis Layout Extras

For Genesis Framework: Allows modifying of default layouts for homepage, various archive, attachment, search, 404 pages. Plus: up to 9 new layouts!

Enjoy using Genesis Layout Extras? Please consider making a small donation to support the project's continued development.


  • English - default, always included
  • German (de_DE): Deutsch - immer dabei! Download auch via deckerweb.de
  • French (fr_FR): Français - user-submitted by Grégoire Noyelle
  • Italian (it_IT): Italiano - user-submitted by Marco Rosselli
  • Hindi (hi_IN - for India): user-submitted by Love Chandel
  • Swedish (sv_SE): Svenska - user-submitted, only a few strings yet...
  • Spanish (es_ES): Español - user-submitted, only a few strings yet...
  • For custom and update-secure language files please upload them to /wp-content/languages/genesis-layout-extras/ (just create this folder) - This enables you to use fully custom translations that won't be overridden on plugin updates. Also, complete custom English wording is possible with that as well, just use a language file like genesis-layout-extras-en_US.mo/.po to achieve that.

Easy plugin translation platform with GlotPress tool: Translate "Genesis Layout Extras"...

Note: All my plugins are internationalized/ translateable by default. This is very important for all users worldwide. So please contribute your language to the plugin to make it even more useful. For translating I recommend the awesome "Codestyling Localization" plugin and for validating the "Poedit Editor", which works fine on Windows, Mac and Linux.

Future Roadmap for Genesis Layout Extras

  • Adding more supported plugins that come with post types
  • If it makes sense, maybe even add more layout options...
  • When needed, adding more supported child themes
  • In general, improving the code and overall user experience
  • Hopefully, I can even offer more translations in future :)

Check out my other Genesis Plugins

Additional Info

Security: The plugin uses the Genesis Sanitization class for checking and filtering all custom inputs. Further, the plugin uses WordPress and Genesis Framework APIs and coding standards to the highest possible extend. Just to make sure you get a quality, future-proof product.

Idea Behind / Philosophy: I had liked the general approach of the former plugin (I forked from) - which provided a simple and great way to set a few needed options. Since it seemed no longer to be developed and updated I just decided to make a fork of it and add some additional functionality like setting the layout setting for the (awesome!) bbPress 2.x forum plugin in Genesis. And, I wanted this all on an extra options page, divided from the general Genesis settings because that is much more user friendly IMHO. In addition I added full inline documentation including the contextual help function provided by WordPress itself to create a more seamless user experience.


Among the Top 7 most downloaded Genesis plugins ever :) Thank you all users and translators!

Thanks for all user feedback that led to improvements in the plugin!

Big thanks to all Genesis users, developers and bloggers who reviewed the plugin on their websites/ blogs!

Credit where credit is due: This plugin here was first based on the work of WPChildThemes for the great "Genesis Layout Manager" plugin. Now, nearly two years and a dozen updates later the basic function is still there but the code totally refactored...! :)

Last but not least

Special Thanks go out to my family for allowing me to do such spare time projects (aka free plugins) and supporting me in every possible way!

Requires: 3.4 plus Genesis 1.8+ or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.3
Last Updated: 6 months ago
Active Installs: 10,000+


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