StudioPress & Genesis Scope of Support

When you use a Premium WordPress theme from StudioPress (included in your WP Engine plan), you are getting so much more than just a skin for your website. You get security, performance, optimization, and beautiful, mobile-responsive designs.

And you get support. Amazing support. Unlimited support, in fact, from experts who know the Genesis Framework and WordPress inside and out. (As they should, considering several members of our support team contribute code to both.)

Plus, you become a member of the StudioPress community, where there is always a friend to lend a helping hand or an experienced designer for hire to add the customizations you or your clients desire.

What does “amazing support” mean?

It sounds good, but it’s generic. So let’s get specific.

Here’s a brief list of common items you can expect to receive Support with from the StudioPress support team:

  • Support with Installation, Usage, Configuration, and Bug Fixes of Genesis and StudioPress Child Themes
  • Support with Basic Troubleshooting and Best Practice Advice
  • Support with Tutorials and Information

Here’s a brief list of common items the StudioPress support team is unable to assist with:

  • Non-Genesis Themes
  • Third-Party Theme Troubleshooting
  • Third-Party Hosting Platforms
  • Child Theme Creation
  • Code, such as CSS and PHP
  • Forum Software
  • SEO Strategy

Full Support

You will receive unlimited support for installing and using the Genesis Framework and all StudioPress-developed Child Themes, plus configuration assistance for all included options and bug fixes.

You will also get unlimited support for installing, using, and configuring all plugins developed by StudioPress.

Troubleshooting and Best Practice Advice

For obvious reasons, we cannot provide full support for customizations that you or your developer make to your theme, or for plugins that we did not write.

But we will offer best practice advice and provide basic troubleshooting for Child Theme customizations and for non-StudioPress plugins.

Tutorials and Information

Everyone who works in our Help Desk is an experienced WordPress expert and understands website performance. We cannot actually do the work for you in these areas, but our experience and knowledge does allow us to provide links to existing tutorials and readily available information for basic WordPress usage whenever possible.

No Support

Our support team cannot customize your Child Theme for you, nor can they create a new Child Theme. In addition, our support team does not get involved with writing CSS or PHP code.

We also will not troubleshoot errors with 3rd-party Child Themes or 3rd-party Hosting platforms. This includes the 3rd-party themes that are sold via StudioPress, with a few exceptions — mostly, themes that were retired due to either the developer becoming a full-time employee or are no longer in business.

We will sometimes refer users to other ways of getting assistance with the areas that we are not able to support. This may include various forums or contacting Developers available for hire.

Contacting Support

If you host your website with WP Engine and receive the StudioPress themes and Genesis Framework as a result, you may contact Support by opening a Live Chat (available 24/7!) in your WP Engine User Portal. Our support specialists will help route you to the right place for help!

If you purchased a StudioPress theme and/or the Genesis Framework directly from StudioPress, you may log into your StudioPress portal to download your themes and to contact Support instead.

Genesis Scope of Support

The following is within WP Engine’s scope of support:

The following is outside of WP Engine’s scope of support:

  • Custom integrations
  • Feature requests
  • Replication of an existing site using blocks


What is StudioPress?

StudioPress is the original creator and owner of the Genesis Framework and the StudioPress-created child themes. The company was acquired by WP Engine in July 2018.

Which products does WP Engine support?

All the products included in the Genesis Pro subscription. This includes:

  • Genesis Blocks Pro plugin
  • Genesis Custom Blocks Pro plugin
  • Genesis Framework
  • 10 StudioPress themes
  • Genesis Blocks (free version) – WP Engine hosted customers or customers only. Other users should see the forums for support.
  • Genesis Custom Blocks (free version) – WP Engine hosting customers or customers only. Other users should see the forums for support.

Which products does WP Engine NOT support?

WP Engine does not support the following products:

  • Third-party themes
  • Genesis Blocks (free version) – If you are not a WP Engine or StudioPress customer, please see the forums for support instead.
  • Genesis Custom Blocks (free version) – If you are not a WP Engine or StudioPress customer, please see the forums for support instead.

Do I have to host my site on WP Engine to use any Genesis products?

No. Genesis products work on WordPress sites hosted anywhere.

Is the Genesis Framework required to use Genesis Blocks (free or Pro) or Genesis Custom Blocks (free or Pro)?

No, these plugins work on any WordPress site and with any WordPress theme.

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