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Genesis Design Palette


This plugin creates a new Genesis settings page that allows you to design the Genesis theme. Has settings for various colors, font stacks, sizes, borders, and more. The plugin writes a CSS file (that can be cache’d) and loads.

NOTE this plugin is only for the pre 2.0 version of Genesis and will not work with the newer versions.

Also, this plugin is no longer being actively maintained.


  • This is a snapshot of the entire design panel.


  1. Upload the entire genesis-palette folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Make your design changes
  4. Save the changes


What does it do?

Allows you to add some customization to the Genesis framework without editing CSS files.

The plugin won’t activate

You must have Genesis or a Genesis child theme installed and activated on your site.

This looks weird on my child theme

While this was built for the base Genesis framework, it should also be useful for child themes. Keep in mind, however, that some child themes have different customizations that deviate from the base framework so it may not be a perfect match.

There is an option missing!

By all means, let me know! I’ve done my best to include everything, but if I’ve missed something please let me know in the support forum

Contributors & Developers

“Genesis Design Palette” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Widget title text / body text font stack bug fixed.


  • Added show / hide for design sections
  • Better error notifications


  • Initial Release