Support » Theme: GeneratePress » WordPress done right!

  • George

    (@quantum_leap)



    When I first tried GeneratePress I wasn’t really impressed. I found it quite simple with not a lot of options. I was used to all the bloated Theme Forest themes, you see, that had a plethora of options and functionality. But I stayed with it and started playing around after all the raving reviews I had stumbled upon. The more I was working with it, the more addictive I was getting to working with it. After a few months, I gave the premium version a try. For $39.95 (at the time of writing this review) for unlimited sites and one year’s support and updates, it didn’t seem expensive at all. Plus I knew I had a 30 day money back guarantee. Now after almost 8 months of using it, I could not imagine working with any other theme.

    Basically the theme is a startup WordPress theme, quite minimal with a deceptively large number of features. Its code base is very small and it runs extremely fast on the server. It’s written with WordPress standards in mind, SEO optimized with mobile and responsive features built in. I would suggest the premium version to get the best out of it and make your life easier even though the free version is a very strong package. There are a lot of options perfectly organized in the WordPress customizer where there should all be and you can essentially achieve any design possible just by using the Customizer and a bit of CSS!

    I think the most important thing in the success of GeneratePress is the man behind it. Tom Usborne is a humble, approachable and very helpful individual that happens to be an amazing WordPress developer. He tries to keep the theme clean of bloat that can be found in other themes. Speed is his priority. As a result the theme is lightning fast and a breeze to use.

    The other thing I like about the theme is its ecosystem. First of all, support is on a different level of professionalism and speed. Tom and the other support staff will go the extra mile to help you with any issues that you might have or examine your code and even provide you with examples or redirect you to another post or article. The guys have your back big time and you can see that support is really important to them! In the initial stages while I was working with it, I was surprised to find that almost all question I had were already answered in the support forum and that gave me the drive to work with it more and more. Theme documentation is pretty extensive with a plethora of articles, examples and optimization techniques. They definitely nailed it as far as support is concerned.

    Then it’s the facebook community group which is one of the best and most helpful groups I have ever had the pleasure to be a part of. Almost everyone will jump in to answer your question or share some valuable information and you can see the joy of everyone helping each other.

    Up until I got to know GeneratePress I was pretty disappointed with almost all WordPress themes I came across that were adding a fair bit of bloat and were almost unusable after you had installed a few plugins. GeneratePress sparked my desire to work with WordPress again and have some fun while doing it. It also helped me become a better designer and coder and to work with WordPress standards in mind and I am really grateful to Tom and the team for their top of the line support they have provided thus far. I now use GeneratePress exclusively for almost all my sites.

    Thank you Tom for making this great theme and for making working with WordPress such a fun and creative experience!

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  • Theme Author Tom

    (@edge22)

    Hi George,

    Thank you so much for writing such an honest, thoughtful review. I seriously appreciate your time.

    This is exactly what we set out to do. Instead of offering every single option you can imagine, we work really hard to provide the right options which will have the most impact as you build your site.

    I’m really happy to hear that our support forum and documentation have been helpful as well.

    Again, thank you so much! Your review was an awesome early birthday present! 🙂

    George

    (@quantum_leap)

    What a coincidence! Well, happy birthday then, hope you have a great day!

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