my GeneratePress Premium review: why I use this theme on all my WordPress blogs

I’m a full-time blogger and I have a lot of blogs, including this one. I use the premium GeneratePress theme on all of them.

Why? Because GeneratePress is fast, cheap and good.

It’s a simple blog theme that doesn’t require a PhD or scrolling through endless documentation. Some of its child themes are compatible with drag and drop builders like Elementor or Beaver Builder but honestly those are a ballache to use and drag the loading speed of your pages down.

If all you’re doing is making a simple blog then there’s no need for all that extra dead weight; just the child themes alone are fine. They’re still customisable with GenerateBlocks and, besides, your readers don’t care how flashy your site looks if it’s just a blog.

Also, you don’t need to know any code like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, etc.

GeneratePress is fast

Here’s the GTMetrix report for this blog’s homepage. ‘Nuff said.

As of writing this blog post, I haven’t set up any Cloudflare or caching plugin or done any image compression. We’re just raw dogging it with GeneratePress and it’s already getting a very respectable score on GTMetrix. I don’t even need bother with all those extra bells and whistles at the moment because the theme does all the work.

GeneratePress is cheap

Well, you can’t really argue with something that starts at free, can you? I started out with the free GeneratePress theme on my first blog until I wanted to polish up the design more.

For anyone who’s starting their first blog, I always recommend the free GeneratePress theme until they’re ready to move on to the premium version.

If you’re ready to dive straight in and launch a professional-looking blog out of the box, the premium version allows you to do that in seconds.

Premium starts at $59 per year or $249 for the lifetime package.

GeneratePress is good

I’ve gone through a lot of WordPress themes on my older blogs, and I know that changing themes is an utter pain in the scrotum. Ever tried optimising an Oxygen theme for Core Web Vitals? Not even my WordPress developer could do it.

GeneratePress minimises dicking around and lets me focus on the important part: creating content that makes money.

As you can see in the screenshot above this GeneratePress blog passed all of Core Web Vitals out of the box without any CDN or caching plugin.

It’s also really easy to use without any drag and drop WYSIWYG bollocks that never works properly. You can just use the child themes with minimal customisation or completely overhaul them via GenerateBlocks in the elements editor.

Key takeaways

  • GeneratePress is fast, cheap and good
  • Don’t use drag and drop builders, they’re a ballache
  • GeneratePress’s free theme is fine for new blogs

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