GenerateBlocks Pro Review – Can You Build a Great Website?

I am excited to be here with you today to introduce my GenerateBlocks Pro Review. GenerateBlocks have changed the way we design websites. The process is simple yet professional and light. That is the main reason to use GenerateBlocks, but not the only reason. GenerateBlocks are perfect for all design addicts like me. And even more perfect for those of you who want to build a great website.

When WordPress introduced Gutenburg in 2018, I was not a happy camper. It was not received well by many. At the time, I was using Elementor page builder. It was heavy and time-consuming to use, but I could produce some really cool designs on my websites with it.

Over a 2-year span, WordPress improved Gutenberg and, in 2020, came out with Block Editor. Now this one was wonderful but still did not fully take the place of Elementor. Although by 2020, I was getting really tired of the weight of Elementor dragging my site speed to all-time lows.

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Then along came GenerateBlocks by Tom Usborne. I have used the GeneratePress Theme by Tom for years and I always believed this man is a genius. So imagine my excitement when I realized he had developed a lightweight plugin with only 4 blocks. With these 4 simple blocks, I can design absolutely anything, including a great website.

Let’s take a closer look at GenerateBlocks and what we will cover:

  1. Who is Tom Usborne
  2. What is GenerateBlocks
  3. GenerateBlocks Pro Review
  4. GenerateBlocks Pricing
  5. My recommendations regarding GenerateBlocks
  6. My 4-Step Blueprint

GenerateBlocks Pro

Program Name: GenerateBlocks Pro

Founder: Tom Usborne

Price:  $39/year

Who Is Tom Usborne?

Tom Usborne lives in Canada and is the developer of GeneratePress and GenerateBlocks. His specialty is WordPress.

Tom developed GeneratePress out of a need for a lightweight and simple theme that will work on any site. Then when WordPress introduced Gutenberg block editor, Tom created GenerateBlocks out of the same need for a simple way to build anything on WordPress.

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What Is GenerateBlocks Pro?

GenerateBlocks is a plugin developed to work seamlessly with Gutenberg Block Editor for WordPress. With these 4 simple GenerateBlocks, you can design almost any layout for any website to your heart’s desire. Yes, the plugin is light and will not weigh down your website. No bloating!

GenerateBlocks were created to work with any theme, but it works extremely well with Tom’s GeneratePress Theme.

Overview Of Each Of The 4 GenerateBlocks

container

Container Block- The container block is the base block for all 4 GenerateBlocks. All designs should begin with a container, but you can use it inside the grid block or stand-alone block.

grid

Grid Block- You can use the Grid GenerateBlocks to build columns on many levels. You can adjust the columns and place a container inside each grid to make it a unique section.

Headline

Headline Block- This is not just a Headline; it is a single GeneratteBlocks with many adjustment options for your headline. You can adjust your H tags, typography, colors, spacing, and add icons within a Headline block.

buttons

Buttons Block- Button GenerateBlocks are cool. You have a choice of many colors, shapes, and action effects of buttons to use for your CTA.

In this block above, I used a container with a grid inside for each block. Then I placed a container inside each of the right grid sections added a couple of shapes and a gradient background. All with only 2 GenerateBlocks the container and the grid. It showcases all 4 Blocks well and adds a bit of style.

I created the block above with a few clicks and customized it to fit my needs. Within each block, you have an array of options to customize it to your liking. The image below is a rapid overview of how to do this.

Are you beginning to see why I am so excited about GenerateBlocks? I am not technical, but I love to design, and the GenerateBlocks plugin is set up so simple that anyone can use it.

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First, you choose a container, and from there, you can customize the
container with the choices to the right.
choose grid GenerateBlocks Pro Review
Then you click on a “+” sign and add a grid
of any variation you choose
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After choosing your grid, you can go to the right and resize any grid you like.

GenerateBlocks Pro Review

Now, wait, that’s not all. GenerateBlocks Pro is not just 4 blocks that you can customize till the cows come home. It also includes each of these 9 features (that we will dive into) to make your experience smooth, easy, and enjoyable. These 9 features are a part of the Pro plan. Features you will not want to be without when you create your next great website.

  • Template Library
  • Global Styles
  • Effects
  • Advanced Backgrounds
  • Container Links
  • Asset Library
  • Copy+Paste Styles
  • Custom Attributes
  • Device Visibility

Template Library

GenerateBlocks offer a library of 150 template blocks that are ready-made for you. Insert a block into your content and customize it to your liking.

When you choose templates, you have a drop-down list of categories. Each of these categories has different templates you can place right into your content.

template GenerateBlocks Pro Review
  • Wire Frame
  • Hover Box
  • Content
  • Hero
  • Call To Action
  • Team
  • Info Boxes
  • Social Media
  • Contact
  • Footer
  • Pricing Table
  • Logos
  • Testimonial
  • Headline
  • Button

Global Styles

Global styles is an area you can set the same custom style for all of your posts, pages or website. When you set a global styles, it automatically writes a CSS code, and that style is placed into the areas you designate. An example would be: if you want some of your pages to be a different width than you have set in your theme, you can set up a global style and direct it to make only the pages and posts of your choice a different size.

Effects

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Each one of the effects has a wrench beside it. To activate the effect, you need to click on the wrench to enable it. If you have an “effect” set up and no longer want it to display, you can disable the effect. So easy and simple to operate.

You can choose which device you want to display the effect on mobile, iPad, and desktop with each one. Do you want the effect to show all the time or only on hover, and is it one container or the entire background? You can choose a transition with a speed that fades in or a delay.

With the effects features, you still have a lightweight plugin that won’t slow your site down.

Advanced Backgrounds

Advanced backgrounds work a bit like the effects feature. You can also set backgrounds for each device and set them to display on hover. But with the advanced backgrounds, you can set an image or a gradient, or even a solid color as your background.

Here is an image background with an opaque container on top, a gradient background, and a solid background with an adjustment in the opacity. Then I added a full opaque grey background.

Image

Gradient

Solid

Container Links

You can apply a full link for an entire container. A feature that only comes with the pro version.

instructions to link a container

Asset Library

You can add SVG (scalable vector graphics) as a dynamic shape to your site in this area. When you update the asset library, it will automatically (dynamically) update your website. If you have an icon that you want on certain pages or posts, you can set it up in this area. The icon will show up on the areas you designate.

Copy+Paste Styles

Copy and Paste Styles is as easy as one two three. You can copy one block and paste it into another block. It saves time recreating a block.

Custom Attributes

Custom Attributes are small bits of information. If you use data from libraries, you can set up a custom attribute to lead to that link.

Device Visibility

Device visibility allows you to hide chosen blocks on any device with CSS.

Custom Attributes

Custom Attributes and Device Visibility are within the same area.

Clicking the Add Attribute will add an attribute label, name, and new fields.

css device

Device Visibility

Device visibility allows you to hide chosen blocks on any device with CSS.

You can use anchors to take your readers directly to a section on a page.

GenerateBlocks Pro Pricing

YEARLY PLANS

I recommend the professional plan. For a yearly fee, you can use GenerateBlocks on 250 sites.

Personal
$39 / year

For 1 site

Build local templates

Global styles

Block effects

Asset library

Advanced backgrounds

Container hover features

Custom attributes

Support for 1 year

Updates for 1 year

Plus

$69 / year

For 10 site

Build local templates

Global styles

Block effects

Asset library

Advanced backgrounds

Container hover features

Custom attributes

Support for 1 year

Updates for 1 year

Professional

$99 / year

For 250 site

Build local templates

Global styles

Block effects

Asset library

Advanced backgrounds

Container hover features

Custom attributes

Support for 1 year

Updates for 1 year

PROS

  • Only 4 blocks that can do almost everything
  • Lightweight plugin
  • Will not sacrifice performance and usability
  • Pro version offers more convenience, more options, yet still lightweight.
  • 150 (and growing) pre-designed templates.
  • No repitition with copy and paste styles
  • Link entire blocks with container links
  • 3 styles of advanced backgrounds
  • Special effects for a professional looking website
  • Easily upgrade to Pro without affecting your content
  • Built to integrate perfectly with WordPress
  • Easy to learn for newbies
  • Excellent low price
  • GenerateBlocks offer completely dynamic blocks and the freedom to design without CSS code.

CONS With Fixes

  • If you are using GenerateBlocks with a theme other than GeneratePress there are a couple of glitches. One fix is to use the GeneratePress Theme.
  • If you want to bring in posts listings to a new post. But you can set up a container and use a widget to pull in a list of your latest posts.
  • The color area does not use the colors of your theme. But you can copy and paste your customized theme colors into the color hex area. I have not found this to be a problem. It only takes a few seconds to perform this task.
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My Recommendations Regarding GenerateBlocks Pro?

I love GenerateBlocks Pro. But even without my amazing relationship with this plugin, I would absolutely recommend it. It is a lightweight plugin that will help you build a great professional-looking website.

If you are new to website building, it is easy to learn and works seamlessly with WordPress.

If you are a seasoned website builder, then you know, as I do, that plugins can be heavy and bloat your site.

GenerateBlocks Pro is the perfect answer to website building, speed, and a professional-looking site that will attract visitors. It is also easy to learn and use.

The pricing for GenerateBlocks Pro is an excellent yearly fee.

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