This is Why I Love the GeneratePress WordPress Theme
I'm a big GeneratePress fan and in my opinion, consider it as one of the best WordPress themes, especially for a typical blog website.
Don't get me wrong; I also use it to create small business websites for a few local clients and 2 of my friends. It works very well with Elementor to create attractive landing pages.
I notice so many members asking about themes and battling to find the perfect theme. A perfect theme for me might not be an ideal theme for you, but I would like to share my GeneratePress theme experiences.
This post is for all the new members and anyone else at WA spending way too much time look for a good WordPress theme.
How Popular is the GeneratePress Theme?Source: WordPress.org Themes Directory
- Active installations: 300 000+. A lot of people use this theme.
- Rating: 5/5 - You don't see this often. (from 1135 reviews). I would give them a 7/5 if I could:)
What WordPress Theme to Choose?
Choosing a WordPress theme is a personal choice, and it also depends on what direction your niche is taking you.
There are thousands of WordPress themes to choose from (3900+ popular | 8000+ lastest), and it can be very time consuming if you're not happy with your current choice to find something else.
I speak from personal experience. I have changed themes at least seven times over the last four years until I found GeneratePress.
So if you want to know "what WordPress theme to choose", I make it easy and suggest you give GeneratePress a try.
Depending on skill level, the free GeneratePress theme s reasonably easy to navigate and might have a slight learning curve for someone with no WordPress and website building skills.
10 Reasons Why I Love GeneratePress
A fresh GeneratePress installation adds less than 10kb (gzipped) to your page size.
2. Page Speed
Excellent - 100/100 on a new website.
Keep in mind page speed can be influenced by many factors like page builders, plugins, images, etc.).
3. Cross-device Responsive
Outstanding. Your content will look good on any device unless you have a plugin/s that messes it up.
4. Block Editor (Gutenberg) Compatible
You can create your content in the block editor with peace of mind.
If you use the GenerateBlocks plugin (created to work with GeneratePress but also works well with other themes) with the block editor, you can create nice looking posts, pages or landing pages.
In some instances, you might not even need any page builders. Page builders do tend to slow down your site.
5. Customization Options
The free version of GeneratePress has some decent customization options, and I think it will be sufficient for most beginners.
You do get other themes offering more customization options in their free version than GeneratePress, but I'm not sure if they can keep up with the rest GeneratePress has to offer.
The customization options of the premium version of GeneratePress rises above the rest of the WordPress themes I've ever used and experimented with.
It's just in a class of its own and amazing to work with. It's versatile and has a ton of customization options.
Because of this, there is a bit of a learning curve and can be overwhelming to beginners.
6. Theme Support
The theme support for free and premium users is excellent. I have personal experience using their premium support occasionally.
Here is one example. I asked a question and got the answer 30 minutes later from Tom, the developer himself: Support Example
As a free version user, you also have access to premium support questions and answers, but you cannot ask questions or reply to questions.
Free version users can get the same quality of support here: WordPress.org GeneratePress Theme Support Forum.
7. Page Builder Compatible
GeneratePress is fully compatible with all major page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, etc.
Here is an article Elementor wrote about GeneratePress: Elementor Article
8. Plugin Compatibility
GeneratePress places emphasis on good WordPress coding standards and are compatible with all well-coded WordPress plugins, including Woocommerce.
9. Premium Pricing
The premium price is very reasonable at $59 / year (only applicable to new customers) or a lifetime licence at $249.
The pricing recently changed from $49.95 with a year renewal discount of 40% to the flat yearly rate, as mentioned above. Existing customers (before the price increase) will still have this benefit.
You can still use the premium version if you decide not to renew, but you will not have access to premium updates.
You can install the premium theme on 500 websites and even on your client's websites.
They do offer and honor a 30-day money-back guarantee.
10. Affiliate Program
They have an affiliate program that pays a 30% commission per referral.
I honestly think GeneratePress is one of the best WordPress themes out there. If you use it correctly and understand its potential, you can create something beautiful.
Thanks for reading.
Have a wonderful day!
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