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GeneratePress Sites And Elementor

by | Jun 21, 2018 | Apps, WordPress

GeneratePress Sites is a collection of pre-made demo websites included in the premium version of the GeneratePress theme. Combined with the Elementor plugin, this is a fast and intuitive tool for making a professional site. Earlier this year, I shared a tutorial series on YouTube focusing on the Astra theme and its Astra Sites feature. GeneratePress Sites launched a few short months later, and I’m delighted to see it.

GeneratePress is my personal favorite WordPress theme because its paid version is highly affordable, it’s well-coded and reliable, and its design options in the WordPress Dashboard are thoughtfully laid out and streamlined. As someone who makes websites for both clients and as a hobby, this theme is my go-to.

You can upload GeneratePress from the WordPress dashboard by going to the “Appearance” menu, selecting “Themes,” and searching for it in the repository. The premium upgrades are available as a bundle of plugins on GeneratePress’ website. I’ll include affiliate links in this article. You download GeneratePress Premium to your computer, then upload it in the Plugins area of the dashboard.

A “GeneratePress” option becomes available in the “Appearance” menu. When you go to that page, you can activate any of the premium features you’ve purchased. Above the options is a button labeled “Site Library,” and this is where you access the ready-made websites.

The sites’ layouts are made either with Beaver Builder, Elementor, or “No Page Builder,” which means it was made with GeneratePress’ “Sections” tool. For purposes of this article, I’ll click “Elementor” at the top and select a site made with it.

Hover your mouse over the demo you want, and click the “Details” button. From there, you can follow the steps to download the Elementor page builder plugin, necessary widgets, and layouts associated with the website.

Here, I’ve uploaded a site marketing a mobile app. The next thing to do is change the text and images. This is done in Elementor, so when I view the site, I can go to the top and click “Edit with Elementor.”

Elementor is an immensely popular page builder plugin with abundant options in its free version. Combined with GeneratePress, whose premium version costs only $39.95 per year, it’s a powerful tool for making any type of business website you want.

In the Elementor work environment, you can click on any image, block of text, or module, then modify them in the left-hand editor.

GeneratePress debuted about 2 years ago and was the first well-known theme of its kind. It’s made specifically to work with page builders, and is lightweight and versatile. The Astra and OceanWP themes are its direct competitors. I’ve written extensively about OceanWP and spoken about Astra, and I love both of them. But I keep coming back to GeneratePress for its efficient workflow, so I’m highly encouraged to see it include this feature. Demo content is nothing new for premium WordPress themes, but GeneratePress sites may be the most practical and affordable way of delivering it. The $39.95 license is good for unlimited sites.

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