Generatepress Review: Top theme for Core Web Vitals metrics

Last updated on May 23, 2022 | By

GeneratePress Premium is currently one of the best themes in terms of page speed, as it ranks in the top 3 on the Core Web Vitals Technology report.

GeneratePress offers a free version of its theme with limited usage, but it has the same speed gains as its premium theme.

GP has almost no Jquery dependency, with only one feature using it, sticky navigation. Javascript is one of the villains in terms of speed and performance, and using it improperly on the layout as many themes still do, loading a whole Jquery library, makes the Core Web Vitals more difficult to improve.

GeneratePress Speed: Top 3 Core Web Vitals theme

GeneratePress current sits among the top 5 most popular themes ordered by Core Web Vitals performance on mobile as of April 2022. Of the 34.636 origins eligible, GeneratePress has “Good” metrics on 35,6% of them.

The Core Web Vitals Technology report uses field data to get Core Web Vitals metrics and display the number of passing pages with “Good” CWV metrics per technology. Field data is the one used by Google in the ranking algorithm.

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GeneratePress and GeneratePress Premium

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GeneratePress “Stream” starter theme template

GeneratePress Premium Modules have the following features:

  • Backgrounds: Set background images for various HTML elements.
  • Blog: Set blog options like infinite scroll, masonry layouts, and more.
  • Elements(Hooks legacy): Use the block editor theme builder, build advanced HTML hooks, Layout control, and control elements page appearance using hooks(disable elements).
  • Menu Plus: Set up a mobile header, sticky navigation, or off-canvas panel.
  • Secondary Nav: Add fully-featured secondary navigation to your site.
  • Site Library: Multiple pre-built themes.
  • Woocommerce options.
  • Typography, color options.

GeneratePress pricing is as follows:

  • GeneratePress theme: Free
  • GeneratePress Premium (up to 500 websites): $59/year
  • GeneratePress Premium Lifetime license(up to 500 websites): $249

*GP refund policy states a refund within 30 days of your purchase if not satisfied.

GeneratePress Blocks: Block plugin from GeneratePress

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GP Blocks is a free GeneraPress lightweight plugin with a Pro version to build WordPress blocks. Currently, the free version has 4 block options: Container, Grid, Headline, and Buttons. The Pro version of the plugin has the following options:

  • Template Library: over 150 templates.
  • Global Styling.
  • CSS effects.
  • Asset Library(SVG’s).

Pricing for GP Blocks are:

  • GP Blocks: Free
  • GP Blocks Pro 1 site: $39/yr
  • GP Blocks Pro 10 sites: $69/yr
  • GP Blocks Pro 250 sites: $99/yr

GeneratePress Examples

To showcase its power we picked GeneratePress examples that best summarize its layout flexibility.


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download 6 – G3Fashion Blog

download 7 – Acana Blog

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image 2 – Sleep focused website

image 3 – Brand Designer & Strategist

image 4 – Virtual Piano & Community

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GeneratePress is a theme you can trust with updates regarding the future, with Jquery almost removed from its theme and with the new addition of the GeneratePress Blocks, you have the certainty of using the industry’s up-to-date products.

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