Three Reasons I Like GeneratePress

Last Update: May 22, 2020

I've changed some of my websites to the GeneratePress theme, after reading comments here in WA from Kyle and many others, about its benefits. I had previously been using a more elaborate theme, and I will be taking it off my sites to speed them up.

I started with the free version of GeneratePress and after a while I couldn't resist moving to the paid version, as I do love to mess around with settings. Both versions give me excellent speeds... on sites that I have moved here to WA, to get the advantages of the speed at this hosting platform.

Speed is my #1 favorite reason for using the theme, as rapid loading is more and more important.

Being suitable for people who go to websites on their cellphones is my second reason. Yesterday a 40-year-old woman was at our place looking at the old motorhome we are selling. I watched in some awe as she whipped around doing research on her phone. Me, I love laptops, but I could see from watching her that she was totally at home doing complex work on the phone. I was watching the future, and it's a future that is already here.

My third reason is that I like the looks I can easily create with this theme. Here's my author site, for example.


Now this may not be a look you would go for, as we are all different, but hey GeneratePress is worth a good look in any case!

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Dhind1 Premium
I agree with you Generate Press is a good theme. I was amazed at how fast it was when I did some troubleshooting to find out why one of my menus on mobile was not working.
I disabled all plugins and then tested the menu (it worked). But the site was very fast. I am now trying to limit the number of plugins so I can keep the speed.

Good luck with your sites - I like the screenshot of the author site.

Alex
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FKelso Premium
I agree -- I now have GeneratePress on two of my three websites, and like it. I didn't change the third one because it seems to be doing fine...if something works, don't fix it, right?

I may change to the paid version, though, because I'd imagine then you get support from the theme-makers. That could be an advantage.
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RosanaHart Premium
On the other hand, with so many people here using it, Fran, you could probably get a lot of support right here at wa.
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FKelso Premium
That's true, and in fact, I have. One thing I like about the Pro, tho, is I believe it lets you change background colors. I'd be interested in playing around with that. Have you tried that feature?
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RosanaHart Premium
Yes, and here is the start of a website that doesn't have much on it yet but you can see the top bar is blue: http://colorfulprayer.com

I still want to move the header to align with the text, just haven't yet.
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FKelso Premium
Cool! One thing I'd like to try, and I think with that feature you could do it...I've seen some reviews where selected paragraphs had a different background color. Made them really stand out. I'd like to try that.
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RosanaHart Premium
That idea would perfectly suit that website, Thanks!
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Twack Premium
Certainly getting a lot of great press of late. @ChrystopherJ did a recent post comparing mobile site speeds and out of 14 or 15 themes tested, the GeneratePress theme was the one he recommended.
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mbouteiller Premium
Hey Zana,

I'm a Premium Generate Press theme fan myself. I love the look of your site and I can certainly see the love of your passion.

Thank you for sharing your reasons. The speed and how the site looks on mobile is amazing and sooooo easy to use.

Monica
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zydegeaux Premium
There hss been s lot of talk here lately about Generate Press. It seems to be the go to theme. It has made my life a bit simple since I switched
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