As of June 30, 2014 version 2.1 of the Genesis Framework is available for download. While this is a relatively minor point release, Genesis 2.1 brings the popular theme framework up to date with newer WordPress features like the Theme Customizer, and fixes some bugs and annoyances that currently exist within Genesis. Please see the Studiopress blog post for more specific details about all the specific changes.
Settings in the Theme Customizer:
With this new release, many of the settings for the Genesis theme are now available from within the theme customizer. The one that makes the most sense to add in is the color scheme setting. Now, you can change the color scheme and see the changes in real time. Other important settings added to the theme customizer are site layout (where the sidebar is positioned, or not at all), breadcrumbs, and how to display content archives.
While this isn’t the most feature rich release of Genesis (compared to 2.0), it definitely makes the framework more appealing to use. What are your thoughts, do you like the new features added to Genesis 2.1?