Top 4 Faster & Cheaper GeneratePress Alternatives

Updated on January 9, 2023 | By

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 inst the same thing.

Below is a list of the top GeneratePress alternatives, including faster themes and full site editing themes.

Blocksy

Blocksy is a Gutenberg-ready and lightweight theme.

It is currently ranked as one of the best-performing WordPress themes on the Core Web Vitals Technology report, with 32% of eligible origins(URLs) having a ‘Good’ Core Web Vitals.

Blocksy doesn’t offer full site editing but you can achieve it through its features included:

  • Header builder.
  • Footer builder.
  • WooCommerce features: AJAX add-to-cart button, advanced archive, and single product layouts.
  • Trending and related posts module.
  • Cookies notice and Woocommerce support.

Blocksy Pro

Blocksy offers a Pro theme with the following features:

  • Custom Blocks: Insert script Ads based on the user device, post type, or user type.
  • Content Blocks and Hooks: Create blocks and display them on a list of locations.
Blocksy Content Blocks
Blocksy Content Blocks and Hooks
  • Adobe & Google Fonts.
  • Mega menu.
  • Conditional sidebars, headers, and footers: show only when needed.
  • WooCommerce features: Wishlist.

Blocksy Pro is offered for $69/year and $99/year for unlimited website usage.

Frost

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:

  • Call-to-Action
  • Featured Boxes
  • Footer
  • Header
  • Hero Section
  • Homepage: import a full page layout.
  • Link Page
  • Podcast Episode
  • Portfolio
  • Pricing Table
  • Team Members
  • Testimonials

Kadence

kadenceand kadence block theme example

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 theme
Kadence and Kadence Blocks menu example
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Kadence and Kadence Blocks example

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

Genesis Block Theme

Tangerine – Genesis Play genesisplay.wpengine

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.

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