The Genesis Framework for WordPress is one of the best ones to use to build your site on a solid foundation. It is easy to get started with and highly customizable. There are a decent number of child themes available for it which is nice. You can always enhance Genesis’ capabilities by installing a few Genesis-specific plugins. Here are 25 plugins that make customizing your Genesis-powered WordPress site easier:
Genesis Layout Extras: allows you to modify the layout for homepage and various other sections of your website more easily.
Genesis Connect for WooCommerce: allows you to integrate WooCommerce with the Genesis framework and child themes.
Genesis Admin Bar Plus: adds links related to the Genesis Framework to your admin bar. Simple but makes you more productive.
Genesis Simple Hooks: lets you attach HTML, shortcodes, and PHP to Genesis hooks easier.
Genesis Social Profiles Menu: adds a style-sheet to the Genesis Framework, allowing you to make your website optimized for social media.
Genesis Printstyle Plus: makes your website more printer friendly and gets rid of unneeded site elements.
Genesis Visual Hook Guide: if you want to customize your Genesis-powered site easily, you need to be familiar with its hooks. This plugin helps you with that.
bbPress Genesis Extend: makes bbPress and Genesis play nicely with each other. It makes the integration process less painful.
Genesis Featured Images: this simple plugin lets you set a default image for post thumbnails. These will appear when your posts do not have featured images.
Genesis Translations: lets you translate your Genesis powered WordPress site to about a dozen of foreign languages.
Genesis Single Post Navigation: adds next and previous navigation links on single posts.
Genesis Post Teasers: displays post teasers on your homepage, archives, or blog template.
Genesis Style Select: adds a new menu box to the Genesis theme settings so you can customize your style sheets.
Genesis Grid: a simple plugin that extends the Grid to your page template.
Genesis Simple Comments: makes changing comments settings easier (covers title, text, and many other aspects).
Genesis Footer Widgets: this plugin adds 3 to 4 widget areas to the Genesis Theme Framework (requires version 1.6 or higher).
Genesis Nav Menu Amplified: this is useful especially for those of you who are fond of some of the older Genesis versions. It brings the G 1.5 menu system back and enhances it.
Genesis Simple Sidebars: you can use this to create multiple widget areas to assign to sidebar locations within the Genesis framework.
Genesis Beta Tester: it is one of my favorites. If you love testing early Genesis releases, the Beta Tester is for you.
Genesis Simple Edits: a simple plugin for editing post info, post-meta and the footer area in Genesis.
Genesis Tabs: lets you create a tabbed section with a featured image, title, and excerpt from each post.
Genesis Simple Breadcrumbs: designed to help you change the Genesis breadcrumbs easier.
Simple Social Icons: adds your social profile icons to your site as a widget. It is very customizable.
Genesis Toolbar +: adds a bunch of links from the Genesis Framework to your toolbar. The menus are translatable too.
Did we miss anything? Please add your favorite Genesis plugins for WordPress below.