Updating the Genesis Framework is very easy if you make it so.


What do I mean by that?

Well, to make it easy, first, you’ll have to enable the automatic updates.


You can do that by going to Genesis > Theme Settings > Updates and enable the Check For Updates option.

enable updates genesis

Now, every time there will be an update pending, you’ll see this notification in your dashboard:

pending genesis framework update

If you added your email address, you’ll also receive an email notification.


To begin updating the Genesis Framework, you’ll have to click the update now link.

I recommending backing up your site before!

Here’s where you need to pay attention because there’s another step that you need to take.

After clicking the update now link and it does its thing, you’ll have to click on Click here to complete the upgrade.

complete upgrade genesis framework

This step can be easily omitted because it says “Theme updated successfully” and you can think that everything’s done, missing the upgrade link.

Also, if you are used to updating themes and plugins via Dashboard > Updates, for example, then you’ll be used to this:

theme update wordpress

A success message after the update and some “Return to” links. No further steps to take.

So, since the updating process looks similar, it can be easy to miss the extra step required by the Genesis Framework after clicking the update link.

Don’t forget to clear your site and browser cache after the update to see if everything’s all right.

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