GeneratePress is a beautifully crafted and versatile theme. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a blank slate to work with which is flexible and responsive. The add-ons are worth every penny too.
Very happy with this theme and extra plugins... I don't have a lot of experience with WP, but this one has done everything I had envisioned I would need. AND when I accidentally deleted some code, I emailed for help, not really expecting anyone to reply and got a reply within 24hrs and another when I had another question...AND when I sorted out the issue and let him know, he replied again... Amazing how that kind of care makes for a better experience and builds loyalty.. would recommend to everyone...
Great theme and lots of optional addons via GP Premium to really make your theme your own :)
Keep up the brilliant work Tom :)
Tom Usborne has created a wonderful theme. It is extremely flexible. He is constantly working on adding ways to make it even better than it is.
Don't get me wrong, it is NOT bloated. He has an ideal he lives up to which is to make it flexible, yet light weight. You can always use plugins to extend the theme.
He responds to inquiries really fast, with solutions.
He has thoughtfully created a child theme so when WP changes things, your customizations do not get wrecked.
What can I say, Tom and GeneratePress ROCK!
You owe it to yourself to at least give it a test run.
The GeneratePress theme is all around an excellent platform for building just about any website you need. I especially like it for its how easy it is to customize the look and functionality of my site. If you haven't already made the step and purchased his premium addon pack, you are really missing out.
I'm using Generate Press for 5 months and I have made dozen different layouts with the same theme.
I've needed support 2 times and Tom's support is top notch. He really loves coding, loves WordPress and care a lot about customer's satisfaction.
GP Premium pack is cheaper than a single theme in the most know template clubs and provide you with INFINITE possibilities to a unique theme and is also LIFETIME. So, stop thinking and buy it now.
Like other I have used a fair few themes. This one just oozes quality
I paid for the GP premium add on because you can use it on as many sites as you wish forever - a big consideration if you have more than one site.
Support is first class
GeneratePress is a clean, easy to use theme that helped me customize my site, but what's more impressive is Tom's support. He's quick to reply and very helpful.
I normally don´t write reviews for anything but I was so impressed by this theme that I just had to express my admiration for the developer.
I´ve been through tons of different WP-themes trying to find the best one for my site without ever really finding the right one. I needed something with a simple functional design, yet highly customizable with many different layout options.
I have a basic understanding of PHP, html and css and I´m able to do some simple coding and customizations myself, but I´ve always found this to be extremely time consuming for a novice like myself. GP has the potential to save novice users a lot of time and frustration and for exactly this reason I wish I had discovered the theme a lot sooner.
I´ve been through loads of both paid themes and free themes that at first glance looked good, but eventually have been lacking the functionality and flexibility I needed.
Then I stumbled upon Generatepress and it is by far the best theme I ever used!!
It looked a bit dull at first glance and would be easy to overlook, because on the very surface it looks similar to many other themes.... but after trying out the free version, watching the videos and reading documentation and support forums on the developers website I smelled something out of the ordinary and eventually decided to go for the premium package.
It turned out to be one of the best purchases I ever made. I´ve bought themes before that was twice the price of GP but with a lot less functionality and user friendly features. GP has everything i need and more... and it´s easy... and fun...!
GP is extremely easy to use and customize compared to most themes I´ve used before and the Premium add-ons gives you excellent value for money. I actually found myself spending several hours having fun just playing around with all the customization options. GP makes it so easy to make my site look exactly the way I want.
Bottomline: For most WP users needs this is the only theme you will ever need to install. GP has it all! The premium add-ons are highly recommended and comes at a very fair price!
(this may seem like an overly positive review, but I really am this excited about GP!!)
Thank you Tom!
Now that us Gen-Xers are having to get reading glasses, it's getting hard to read the text on the average WP theme.
I'm a professional writer with a couple sites. I want my posts to be readable without hitting CTRL+, since most of my readers don't know about CTRL+. That means comfortable font sizes and space between lines and words. But, call me over-demanding, I also want a site that's responsive because more than half my readers are on mobiles or tablets. And I don't want a site that's too plain--God save us from writers with ugly text-only blogs.
I'm proficient in WP, but a novice at CSS and HTML. I'm not a graphic designer or a coder. And for me, WP is a means to an end--I don't want to spend endless hours fussing with widgets and custom CSS.
I've been using a couple of inadequate themes--one with too many customizable options, another with not enough, but BOTH with cramped, faint text. After weeks of looking around, GeneratePress was the theme that solved my problem. It's flexible enough, legible enough, and good-looking enough that I'm using it for both my sites now.
One odd quirk in the text rendering came up in the first few weeks, and when I posted a question on the forum, Tom replied right away and followed up a couple days later. The support forums and website also immediately answered my question about how to customize the caption style with a tiny CSS edit.
The theme doesn't do everything. If you enjoy using more complex and expensive pro themes, you might feel constrained by having fewer options here. But I get annoyed by themes with infinite options. I wanted something that would look good out-of-the-box, while still offering room for me to personalize.
I found the options with the free version to be more than adequate, but I recently splurged on the pro version so I could gussy up my higher-traffic site and support Tom's work. With the add-ons, it was easy to add a background to the header and use my "brand" of font for the site title and widget titles.
For a writer or teacher who wants an up-to-date, responsive theme with legible text, I think this one is great. And it loads quickly as well, and doesn't take up my time with endless customization options, which is why I have an extra few minutes to write this review!
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