WordPress GeneratePress Theme-Best Friends For Life

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GeneratePress
https://generatepress.com/
$49.95 Yearly
Designed by Tom Usborne
4.8-5 stars out of 5

You will not ever need another theme

I would like to inform you that I may make a commission when you click my links and make purchases. I am an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate; however, this does not change my reviews and comparisons. I work very hard to keep things fair and balanced based on my opinion so that you can make an informed decision.

Oh WOW! What can I say other than WordPress GeneratePress  theme is the best theme I have had the pleasure of using! We are now best friends for life.

I am Laura and I am an affiliate marketer with Wealthy Affiliate. My website is very improtent to the wellbeing of my business. My theme is more important as it is what my readers see first. 

I started using a page builder named Elementor. I have found it to be so amazing I was not willing to give it up. But it is not compatible with all themes. So I started my search for the best theme that is compatible with Elementor.

I was using My ThemeShop. It worked well and looked good until I started using Elementor. The 2 together broke my site. So, I downloaded JuniperX only to find a good theme that was compatible with Elementor BUT way to hard to customize.

I actually paid for JunipterX and gave it up because it was too hard for a non-techy person to work with. That was a sad day until I ran across GeneratePress.

I will go into to the features of GeneratePress so you can easily see why it is the best choice among all themes.

My Elementor Review:

Best Drag And Drop Website Page Builder-Elementor Review

 

May I introduce you to Tom?

GeneratePress was created By Tom Usborne. He is a father of 2 and has a photo on his bio with his wife and 2 children.

He talks about how “Waking up every day to work on GeneratePress is a dream come true.” Now that is my kind of internet person. I love what I do as an affiliate marketer, and I like to hear that others have perused their passion as I well.

Photo of Tom USborne

How would I describe WordPress GenteratePress Theme

Tom says it so well “GeneratePress is a free WordPress theme that focuses on speed and usability.”

Let me tell you this statement is the truth. My site was in the red zone with speed ratings. I did everything I could think of and everything the internet said to do to increase it to the green area. I spent precious hours attempting to fix the speed issues. I switched to WordPress GeneratePress theme, and my ratings increased by 75%. WOW, that is incredible.

As you know a speedy site makes the readers happy and increases conversion thereby increasing revenue. And now I am happy so WordPress GeneratePress Theme and I are now best friends for life. 

The usability with GeneratePress is phenomenal. It is so easy to understand and customize.

But wait a minute. I am supposed to be describing GeneratePress, and I am getting carried away with my excitement.

user friendly speedy affordable on yellow background

GeneratePress is a free WordPress theme with available upgrades for $49.95 a year and may I say it is well worth every penny to upgrade.

Tom states that in the 5 years that GeneratePress has been available, it is the best supported and most stable WordPress theme. This is another true statement.

Incredible Benefits

The most substantial benefits of GeneratePress is it has all of the essential aspects one would look for in a theme. Stability, Performance, and Security. As well of these three most important aspects it is the leading theme in user-friendly features, lighting speed and optimized for search engines.

Yes, I know there are a lot of themes out there that boast these features, but there is only one that actually stepped up and captured each one for the ease of use.

The most robust benefit for me was the ease of transferring my current theme to GeneratePress. In a matter of minutes, I downloaded, set up premium and designed my new look. It was fast, easy and fun. I love the smooth feel when things come together hassle free.

Just to list a few more benefits;

  • Search engine optimized with built-in schema.org
  • Follow WCAG 2.0 guidelines which are 4 principles for your website: perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust
  • Uses the latest and most stable coding factors
  • Less than 30KB
  • Mobile friendly and responsive

Free vs.

Premium

The free version of WordPress GeneratePress theme offers some ability to customize when working with the Elementor page builder. The color options are limited, and the static page blog post has limited styles to choose from. 

To tell you the truth I am spoiled. I have used a premium plugin with My ThemeShop and JuniperX, so when I downloaded the Free GeneratePress, I was impressed. But not with the options. I was impressed with the ease of transfer to this theme.

 

So within an hour, I became a premium member for only $49.95. I am so so happy I did too because I believe we are now best friends for life. 

The premium offers the option to customize your site to have two columns to showcase your posts. 

You may choose the type of blocks you would like, and the sidebar is easy on the eye. 

Featured images are not the regular large 1024×1024 because you can customize to your needs. 

WordPress GeneratePress Theme is an incredibly clean design that is easy to follow. 

screen shot diagram of resign with money

How to use GeneratePress

First, download the theme. The easiest way is to go to your (video)

  1. dashboard,
  2. themes under (appearance),
  3. add new,
  4. type in GeneratePress 
  5. then activate.

Once it is activated, it will change your current theme to the new GeneratePress.

You can look around the Free version. It does not offer the features the premium does. But the premium is only $49.95 for so much more as I displayed earlier.

When you are finished looking around, and you decide to become a premium customer take a look at the photos here to see your options for customization. 

It is incredibly simple and fun. You can view your front end as you customize to see what changes you are making.

The photo to your right is a screenshot of what you can customize with the premium version. Click on each one, and it opens up a whole new world of choices.

fireshot of customized settings

 

 

When you activate the plugins that you can see in the photo, it allows you to customize almost anything you choose. When the plugins are activated, you will then see all of the options available to you.

fireshot of the plugins to acitvate

I  thought about going into more detail on how to use WordPress GeneratePress Theme, but honestly, the biggest thing you need to know is; Once you go premium and have the zip file to download, you have to load it as a plugin, not a new theme. Then activate, and the rest is so unbelievably smooth.

After activation, the fun begins with designing your site exactly like you want to promote your brand.

Support

 

I have not had a need to use site support. But I have worked with other themes such as JuniperX and My ThemeShop. It appears to me the support here at GeneratePress far exceeds what I have experienced. I took a look at the support forum. This is what I saw.

screen shot of support and explinations

What I like

Don't like

  • EASY, EASY, EASY-user-friendly
  • Entirely everything is customizable with front end view. 
  • Numerous fonts and colors. Your can customize every font on the theme as well as all colors.
  • Homepage settings for your blog posts in a 2 column clean design 
  • 5 completely customizable widget areas
  • Compatible with Elementor, my favorite page builder
  • Availability of a sticky menu
  • Menu plus for the more massive blog and ease of navigation
  • Customize sidebars
  • Allows featured image to be set to precisely the size I want without coding or complication 

With a theme as incredible as GeneratePress, it is hard to find anything I don’t , but I did come up with one thing.

  • I get lost customizing. Changing the settings is so fun and easy that I tend to forget to focus on my work.

My final thoughts

GeneratePress is the #1 theme for a reason. Actually, for many reasons. It is perfect for any blogger. I for one will never change to anything else. I fell in love with GeneratePress, and we bonded from the first moment of download.

It is user-friendly, fast speed, very affordable, incredible support, and without a doubt built with the beginner in mind.

The final product is a clean, crisp, search engine optimized and perfectly constructed with the WACG 2.0 guidelines in mind.

GeneratePress receives a 5/5 star rating from me.

I recommend it to all who want their site to be fast and beautiful for increased conversion and success. 

You may have questions and I am here to assist you in any way I can. Please leave in the comments below and I will be back with you very shortly. 

P.S. If you are interested in building a website or are new to all of this, please check out Wealthy Affiliate. At Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn all you need to know to make a profitable income with an online business. I am blessed to be a part of this incredible platform and would love to share it with you. 

14 thoughts on “WordPress GeneratePress Theme-Best Friends For Life”

  1. Hi!
    So happy to read this review of Generate Press because we use it too and we absolutely love it.
    Being new to the online world of creating websites and SEO and so on, we were totally confused about which theme to choose.
    After spending hours and hours and weeks and weeks looking through themes, we finally found one that ticked all the boxes. Generate Press. Simplicity at its finest.
    How cute that you showed a picture of Tom, who created it. Nice touch.
    We just wish we could have seen your in-depth review before spending so much time looking.
    Thanks, and enjoy!
    Colette

    • Colette, I too did exactly what you did. I tried so many themes but none of them met my checklist. Then I found GeneratePress and I will never use another theme. Isn’t the price incredible and you can use it on all sites without paying another fee. Please feel free to share this post with anyone who has or is going through the same dilemma we did.

  2. Hi Laura
    Do you have to use Elementor as your page builder or can you still use the Classic Editor plugin
    I really need to learn how to use Elementor as I understand it is very good but haven’t got the skills needed yet
    I really want to try GeneratePress as I just watched the video and it all looks so easy to use
    Thanks for sharing this review

    • Vicki,
      GeneratePress works well with beaver builder and Elementor. I use it with WordPress classic editor and Elementor. Not all of my posts are built in Elementor. Elementor is a learning curve but when you have a basic idea of the process it is a breeze. I will be happy to walk you through it. Please contact me at ljmalive2@gamil.com for walkthrough instructions. leave the words GeneratePress walkthrough in the subject line so I will know it is you.
      My favorite is Elementor and it is very easy once you have a few minor instructions.
      I am here to help if you would like the assistance.

  3. Even before I could finish the article I had to jump to my website and download GeneratePress and play around with it. 🙂

    It looks like it’s very user-friendly and easy to customize. I’ve been looking for a new theme and I think this one will work for me. I have to take some time to look at the premium features and decide if I want to upgrade, but based on your recommendations, I don’t think it’ll take me too long to decide.

    Thank you again for the great article. There is so much information about creating a website I’m glad a found your article. Looking forward to using GeneratePress.

    • I am so excited for you to use GeneratePress. I know you will love it and the premium price is so worth it. It is the #1 best WordPress Theme on the market. Thank you so much

  4. I always seem to have to download so many themes to get one I truly like but with Generate plus I have everything I need with a theme.

    I’ve really enjoyed working with generate plus as it’s easy to customize and navigate. I have to agree with you on the only thing I do not like about it and that is spending too much time customizing my website and getting distracted from adding my content!

    • Darren, It sounds so much like we are on the same page. I agree with you 100%. There is no other theme in my opinion. 

  5. I currently own a word press website and I don’t really like the themes I had to choose from though I must say there were a lot. However, seeing how much fun you seem to be having with the generatepress theme I must say I’m tempted to join. What is the main difference between using the free version and using the premium version

    • The free version is very good but the premium allows for so much more customization such as; color, font, site appearance, photo sizes, menu. I could go on forever. The premium is the way to go and at $49.95 the first year and a 40% discount each year thereafter you can not go wrong. Tom keeps the theme up to date so there is no need to ever change. Check it out. I know you will love it. 

  6. Hi. I stumbled here searching more information about affiliate marketing. I’ve never used WordPress. So I’m not sure what “themes” is. But it looks like it’s something that has to do with website building am I right? If so, this is something I need to look into. Thank you for this post!

    • Shelly, Thanks for stopping by. 

      If you are new to affiliate marketing I would like to introduce you to Wealthy Affiliate. I have a link to this incredible company in my post at the bottom. One link will tell you my story and the other will give you extensive information on Wealthy Affiliate. Please have a look. You will learn everything you need to know to set up a successful online website business. Setting up a website will take you 3 minutes. Wealthy Affiliate will teach you what a theme is. When you get to the part of website building be sure to choose GeneratePress. You will love it and it will make the process even easier. 

  7. Hi there, i am very happy i came across your website. I am a beginner in this word of online business, and i have been trying to find new ways and ideas to get traffic to my website but  never once have i thought about my theme. This program seems very easy to use and understand and i will definitely be checking it out and using it in order to help me with my website. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Jamiro, A theme that is clean, speedy and optimized can definitely help you build your blog and traffic. The clean appearance will give your users a great experience. They will want to come back. Please do check it out because I am so excited about what it can offer. Let me know what you think. 

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