Is the Genesis Framework included?

Yes, it is included.

Our themes are child themes of the Genesis Framework. The Genesis Framework provides a secure, search engine optimized foundation for your website.

Genesis is included complimentary with each of our themes, so you are not required to purchase it separately (unless you’d like to). Some of our clients choose to purchase Genesis for the perks of having a StudioPress membership – access to framework support, child theme discounts, etc. But it’s certainly not required to purchase and either way, you’ll always have access to Genesis updates right from inside your WordPress dashboard.