GeneratePress is one of the most popular themes of Wordpress, but it may not be the best choice for everyone.
GeneratePress still doesn’t support full site editing. You can replicate most of the functionalities of FSE themes with GeneratePress Pro though, but it isn’t the same thing.
Below is a list of the top GeneratePress alternatives, including faster themes and full-site editing themes.
Created by WP Engine, Frost is a Full Site Editing theme that offers numerous patterns to build your block-based website. The patterns included are:
- Featured Boxes
- Hero Section
- Homepage: import a full page layout.
- Link Page
- Podcast Episode
- Pricing Table
- Team Members
The Ollie theme is a block theme that offers +50 patterns. To view its pattern list, you need to install the theme, add a block, browse all, and explore all patterns.
Its pattern list includes:
- Call to Action
Genesis Block Theme
Acquired by WP Engine in 2018, Genesis recently launched the Genesis Block Theme which is their first-ever block editor’s first theme. This theme is independent of the Genesis Framework theme.
It still doesn’t support Full-site Editing, but Genesis said it’s incoming.
Genesis Block theme offers a large section of free sections, and start themes templates.
Kadence is currently one of the few popular themes that have better Core Web Vitals metrics – and speed – than GeneratePress. Kadence is a free theme that also doesn’t yet offer full FSE compatibility, but you achieve everything of FSE using its features:
- Header and Footer builder.
- Custom Layout: sidebars, full-width, etc.
- Global styling.
Kadence Blocks is a free plugin to build websites with blocks, extending Gutenberg’s capabilities. You need to install Gutenberg to use Kadence Blocks.
Kadence is available with the following pricing options:
- Kadence Theme: Free
- Kadence Theme + Kadence Blocks: Free
- Kadence Theme Pro + Blocks + Pro templates: $129/year
- Kadence Theme Pro + Blocks + Pro templates + Cloud + Child theme + Shop Kit + AMP: $199/year
Gutenberg(Block editor) is an alternative to GeneratePress. Some Gutenberg block libraries don’t require installing a block plugin to use its patterns, as it leverages the block editor(Gutenberg) capabilities for the blocks.
GutenbergHub offers a free Gutenberg pattern library; on their website, you can even share previews of full-page patterns that you built. There’s also the official Wordpress pattern repository. It allows you to copy and paste the patterns from there, without having to install a plugin, like others.