I am using the GeneratePress theme, pretty happy with it so far
A few months ago, I decided to give the GeneratePress theme a spin and opted to pay for the premium version as the licensing terms are generous in my opinion.
I have been playing with it on my new MMO website and it is coming along nicely.
I discovered three "buts" in the last few days:
1. I was not using the right hand sidebar and decided I wanted to. It turned out that the default background was a "horrible orange" in my opinion. I went through the options in WordPress customiser to change. I thought I changed the right things, but they just did not take effect. In the end I ended up changing some CSS code inside of the customizer and it did the trick for me. Yipeee, happy days.
2. I wrote over time a page of over 9,000 words for my main offer. I wrote it as a page, and this theme has sections so I used sections to help me manage the process. As a page, I was not going to use comments and then had a change of heart. I enabled comments for the page. And it did not take. I thought it was because it was a page. But not so. I discovered today that if sections are used when writing pages or posts, that comments can not be used.
3. When using sections for posts or pages, the right hand side sidebar can not be displayed.
I looked around in the developers website. The developer in those discussions indicated that it was not possible for them to add that functionally to sections (they do not know which section to apply the comments to. I saw a potential solution. But no matter what I did, the potential solution did not work for me.
I have asked the developer's help desk / forum to supply more detailed "step by step" instructions as I am pretty sure that I must have missed something.
Anyway I submitted my request to their help desk / forum earlier today and we see over the next while how that plays out. They do have a major update coming out soon, so I guess that they will be tied up with that. The documentation for which does not mention this and the developer said in the forum that a fix for it would not be forthcoming.
For the moment, I will not be using sections when writing new posts or pages. I may have to redo the pages I done already that use sections so that they no longer do.
The other problem I noticed is that when using sections, that the right hand sidebar can not be used either.
Something to bear in mind if the theme you use uses sections. They may or may not have these problems. If they have these problems, and you know up front, at least then you know.
Apart from these "buts" I am overall pretty happy with the theme.