Generatepress Quick Rundown
Based on our test, ease of use, and pricing model, Generatepress is one of the top best WordPress themes on the market with amazing speeds and great looking designs.
Inside this Generatepress review, we'll show you all the pros and cons of the popular WordPress theme, the pro version plugin and also give you a behind the scenes tour.
Do I recommend?
YES! This is the theme I'm current using on many of my affiliate sites and is my go-to theme whenever I'm launching a new site.
In other words, I bought it and I'm a happy user that plans to continue building out my sites with this theme.
If you're ready to test it out, you can do so by clicking here to get started
Or read on and I'll explain everything inside this review.
Generatepress Demo From Real User
Inside this demo, I show you the inside of the Generatepress WordPress theme and why I think it's one of the top rated themes for WordPress users.
The way I found out about Generatepress was from doing competitive analysis to see what other people were using in several competitive niches.
I began to notice a theme that appeared over and over again on the first page of Google.
Immediately, I had to test it out for myself which is why you're reading this review to begin with.
What is Generatepress?
Generatepress is a popular theme on the WordPress platform that allows you to build your site with a solid foundation with the primary focus on speed.
If you're thinking of building a site and debating on what platform to go with, then you should begin with WordPress.
WordPress is an SEO magnet and blows everything else away.
However, you've got to have the proper setup, with Themes and Plugins to get the most from your site.
And that's where Generatepress comes into play.
It allows you to build great looking sites without sacrificing site speed.
They even includes a site library for you to install ready built sites where all you have to do is switch the text and images out.
A Word About WordPress
I personally believe there's been no greater addition to the World Wide Web quite like WordPress.
It's allowed people like me the ability to create, share, and even rank content on the web.
Even though WordPress is a popular blogging platform, when you integrate a theme like Generatepress, you can convert it into anything you want.
There's not another platform that's got so many features with such a large community quite like the one with WordPress.
It's Easy to Make Modifications
Many of the themes, we've tested over the years not only bog down your servers resources but often you'll find very complex builders where you need to know CSS or HTML to make modifications.
Generatepress makes it very simple.
You have 3 areas of focus:
- 1First is the theme dashboard
- 2Second is the customization of the theme
- 3Third is customizing your individual posts and pages
Making it super easy to get the look and feel, build a brand without sacrificing your core SEO elements like good structure and site speed.
Generateblocks - Customizations Within Your Post and Pages
Instead of using a drag and drop editor, you'll install a plugin called Generateblocks.
Generateblocks is a free plugin that interacts with Generatepress so you can have complete customization over your posts and pages, being able to have full width containers, tables, buttons, and more customizations than within the regular WordPress editor.
See how it's done inside this Generateblocks review video I recently shot.
My Experience with the GP?
For starters, I've been doing some form of digital marketing for 15+ years currently primarily focusing on the affiliate side building out sites that rank well with Search Engine Optimization.
I've also been hired by best selling authors and multiple 7 figure companies to clean up their SEO and reputation management.
I say that not to brag but to give context about my experience in building sites so you know I've tested just about everything under the sun.
The sole reason I even looked at this WordPress theme to begin with was site speed.
The goal was to find something that was lighter and would load faster which is the only reason I gave Generatepress theme a try.
In addition, as I said, I began seeing multiple sites in many different niches using the same theme set.
At that point I had to give it a go.
Once I got it all installed, it's by far the easiest theme I've ever worked with, fast loading, and doesn't bloat your site with a lot of unnecessary code, plugins, or anything like that.
Integration with Page Builders
One of the things that's great about Generatepress is the ability to use page builders however it's not needed.
With GP premium they have several themes using Beaver Builder as well as Elementor and I've personally used the Thrive builder with Generatepress successfully.
However, with all that being said you can use Generateblocks and the theme builder to create just about any look you want.
So, in all reality, you don't need a page builder.
Once you get the hang of Generateblocks, you'll see you can crank out content fast all inside the Gutenburg editor within WordPress.
Is this the fastest theme?
Site speed has become a huge factor for ranking as well as the overall user experience.
That's where Generatepress has made it's claim to fame.
Since they rolled out Generatepress 2.0, it weights less than 30kb on the front end making it one of the smallest packages available for WordPress themes.
That means, it's going to load super fast helping you get a better score for site speed which in turn is going to help the overall user experience and that will help you get more traffic from the organic side.
If you load up Generatepress with the builder plugins, you'll see this will impact the performance a bit, yet still you can't go wrong with the Generatepress theme.
Free Vs GP Premium
Generatepress offers a free version of the theme so you can give it a test drive to see if it's a fit for you.
However, you're not able to unlock the full functionality unless you become a paid member of GP Premium.
Once you do, you're able to unlock more functionality and customizations and you get access to the premium plugin called GP Premium.
It's worth noting that Generatepress is a theme and the premium version that unlocks everything including all the customizations we're mentioning throughout this review is the paid plugin called GP premium.
In my opinion, it's the only way to go. Click here to upgrade
Here's the breakdown of the difference.
GP Premium plugin (comes with the following additional modules)
In other words, if you want to make any customizations to the colors, backgrounds, type, or removing the copyright, you'll need to upgrade to GP Premium.
The great part is, it's very affordable and the free version let's you get a taste of what's available.
Recently, I had a client that plugged in the free version and took his site speed from 2 seconds down to under 1 second just from changing the theme alone.
Now, let's discuss the upgraded modules you get unlocked once you have purchased the GP Premium plugin upgrade.
Inside this portion of the Generatepress review, I'll go over each individual module of the GP premium add-ons that you see in the screen capture above.
This feature allows you to customize the background on the sitewide settings or individual html elements.
The blog function allows you to customize the look of your blog pages including how your blog layout and you also have the ability to add an infinite scroll function.
The copyright element allows you to customize the footer links to your own. If you're planning to use the Free Version, this along with the other options are not available unless you pick up the Premium plugin.
The disable feature allows you to turn off elements on a page by page basis.
For example, suppose you wanted to disable the sidebar but every other page has a sidebar in your theme, this allows you to customize that specific page.
That's just one example of what you can set to disable.
Here you get to customize the menus for mobile, decide whether you want a sticky navigation among other customizable options.
Just like this feature sounds, this gives you the function to add a secondary navigation.
Here you can decide the spacing for elements.
Suppose you want to customize the spacing of an element, this gives you the functionality to pull it off on a per element basis.
Here you can customize the fonts, sizes, and colors of all your text.
The biggest addon of GP Premium is the obviously the site library.
The site library gives you the ability to import a fully designed site with just a few clicks.
These are just a handful of the choices you can use to import a fully functional site.
Generatepress has continuously added to the site library making it so simple to get exactly what you're looking for whether it's a business website, a blog, or for ecom.
I rarely start a project from scratch.
Instead, I'll pick a design, then pop in a logo and run with it.
If you're using these for clients, they look extremely professional and there's something for just about any type of client you'll encounter.
For those of you skimming to the price, there are 2 versions of the theme - Free and Generatepress premium version.
As I pointed out earlier, the free version is just so you can test it out and get your hands dirty but where the real magic happens is the paid version known as GP Premium which we highly recommend.
Here's the details...
You can choose to do a yearly option of $59 that includes a year of updates and support or you can choose the lifetime option which gives you lifetime updates and support.
I believe Generatepress is one of the best WordPress Themes on the market if not the best.
I love the fact they've introduced Generateblocks to integrate with the theme because it makes it super simple to customize pages inside the Gutenburg editor without bogging the site down.
The pricing is super affordable along with all the bells and whistles GP premium has to offer along with the blazing fast load times.
To add more to the list, they're always updating and adding new features including to the site library.