Do you like metaphors? Good, because I’m about to deploy one. If WordPress is the engine or heart of your website, then the Genesis Framework is like the bodywork – it provides your site with a sound structure on top of which you can build whatever you like, safe in the knowledge that your site is secure, fast and search engine optimised (SEO).
Does that make sense? So Minimum is a Genesis theme, meaning it is designed to run (and will only run) on the Genesis Framework.
Let’s talk a little about price. The framework + a theme is $79.95, but you only have to pay for the framework once – after the first time, that’s it. Then you just have to pay for the themes – and you might only need one. If you foresee the need to use lots of different themes, you can save yourself a wad of cash by buying the Pro Plus All-Theme Package, which is all the themes StudioPress have published, will publish, plus unlimited updates for life. I bought it – one of the best decisions I’ve made in recent memory.
3 page layouts (sidebar/content, content/sidebar, full width)
Real life examples
Take a look at these two real sites to get a sense for what people are doing with the theme: