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GeneratePress Theme for WordPress Review by WBG

GeneratePress is a WordPress theme that is free and truly amazing to use which includes
a WYSIWYG-front end customizer.

More about this further down this webpage.

There is a support forum that is monitored by several team members.

The replies to questions and help topics is generally quick.

Other Promoted Features by the Developer Include:

  • Independently reviewed coding by experts in the WordPress community.
  • Less than 30kb file size which has very fast load times.
  • Only uses vanilla javascript coding where needed.

What Does GP Premium Offer?

  • A set of powerful plugins where you can change the design layout.
  • Switch on or off the modules visible in your customizer.
  • Alter any part of your website within the elements section.

A more in-depth look.

Modules – Deactivate any of the modules you don’t want anyone to alter via the front end Customizer.

These could be your content creators and so on. You can do this in the modules tab as you can see in the image below.

All you need to do is click on the deactivate link for the module you don’t want to be visible from the Customizer.

GeneratePress Modules

Score 10/10

Elements Section

The elements section enables you to change parts of your website.

This can be by adding extra text or images to a page, post or sitewide.

Some examples include:

  • Placing a hero banner on a particular page or post or site-wide.
  • Adding a nav menu on a particular page or post or site-wide.
  • Altering the page width to full width on a particular page and add an image slider across the page.

You can do all of the above-mentioned things plus much more with the Elements feature of GP Extreme.

Here is one example I need to accomplish recently.

I wanted to change the title above your comments text area. What do you do?

Search an hour or more on your favourite search engine with possible solutions found are all outdated and don’t work on your current WordPress version?

change leave a comment text

 

GP Premium Modules

Let’s see how quickly we can do this with GP Extreme modules.

First click on the Elements tab.

Generatepress Elements

 

Next give your element a title and add some code.

You can add PHP or HTML code. If adding PHP code make sure you click on the execute PHP tick box.

Next, find out where you want this text to be added.

change leave a comment text

 

Now choose where you want this text to be visible in your website.

generatePress elements location

All I needed to do now is click on the update button and refresh my web browser to see my changes.

wordpress new comments title

And just like that, your changes have been made throughout the website or where you wanted the change to be applied.

If you want to change the Leave a Comment text on your website please see the full workaround here.

If you want to see another example see how we simply added a hero banner across our website. This is one powerful feature where you can apply different types of changes to certain parts of your website, webpages or posts.

Score 10/10

Site Library

There are over 25 theme styles you can add to your WordPress website.

 

GeneratePress Theme

 

 

Score 9.5/10

The theme itself is FREE to download and use.

You have a choice to purchase GP Premium which is a powerful suite of plugins that unleashes the beast within GeneratePress.

The upgrade only costs $49.95 for unlimited website installations.

What Happens If I Don’t Renew?

You will no longer receive access to the updates and you will not be able to install GP Premium on any more websites.

What are the Customizer Options Available?

Let’s discuss the free version. Once installed all you need to do is log in to WordPress visit the from main page and click on Customize.

Generate Press Customize Link

From here you are taken to the Customizer as you can see below. From here you can make al the changes you need. You can change just about everything about your WordPress websites design.

Changes You Can Make in Customizer

You can change your:

  • Logo.
  • Favicon.
  • Website Layout.
  • Colours for your complete website.
  • Change your font type through the Typography link.
  • Manage your header and the way your menus look.
  • Add text in your footer or above in the menu in the header.
  • You can add custom CSS.
  • Add how many widgets you want added and you can add content inside of these from customizer itself.
  • And you can add custom CSS to change certain parts of your website from the customizer as well.

generatepress customizer

Let’s take a look a little more in-depth.

GeneratePress Site Identity

Anything related to the identity of your website is changed here.

You can add:

  • A title for your website.
  • A tagline.
  • Logo with an ability to change its size.
  • A website icon that sits in the web browser.

generate press identity

The Layout Tab

The Layout tab lets you change layout through your website. such as:

  • Content container
  • Header.
  • Main navigation.
  • Sidebars.
  • Footer layout.
  • Blog layout.

There are many many features within the layout section you can change and give your website a custom look.

Generatepress Layout

GeneratePress Colours

GeneratePress Colors

Typography Layout

The below image is a small section of what’s available.

The Typography changes can be made for your content, H1, H2 and H3 title tags.

You can change the types of font, and the weight of the font which is how bold or light you want your text to appear.

From this panel you can change the font sizes, line height and paragraph margins.

 

 

GeneratePress Typography

 

General & Menus layout

General Tab

Load essential icons by choosing an icon type.

Combine CSS and to cache dynamic CSS.

With the menu tab as you can see in the below image, you can assign pages to your menu system.

GeneratePress Menu

Widgets Section

What can you add to the widget sections?

  • Post Archives.
  • Calendar.
  • Categories.
  • Custom HTML.
  • Display Image.
  • Navigation Menu.
  • Pages.
  • Recent Comments.
  • Search Bar.
  • Tag cloud.
  • Text and video.

Homepage Settings

You can change which displays as your main index page or you can choose to have your latest posts to show up here.

Additional CSS

With this feature, you can add custom CSS code targeting parts of your website you want to change the look and feel to.

To download the GeneratePress theme pls click here.


Why Do We Use the GeneratePress Theme?

GeneratePress has simply saved us so much time in developing websites its a time saver.

This is a very powerful theme.

There are 2 versions to this Theme.

A free version and a paid version.

GP Premium which is the paid version is not an updated theme. Instead GP Premium is a set of powerful WordPress plugins that unleashes the beast that lays within the theme.

The free version has a front end Customizer. To show you what this looks like I deactivated GP Premium on my website.

generatepress customizer

As you see you can do all sorts of stuff here that is related to your website. Let’s take a look.

GeneratePress Site Identity

Anything related to the identity of your website is changed here.

You can add:

  • A title for your website.
  • A tagline.
  • Logo with an ability to change its size.
  • A website icon that sits in the web browser.

generate press identity

The Layout tab lets you change layout through your website.

This covers:

  • Your content container
  • Website Header.
  • Your main navigation.
  • Sidebars which are the content panels on the left and right side of your content sections.
  • Footer layout.
  • Blog layout.

There are many many features within the layout section you can change and give your website a custom look.

Generatepress Layout

GeneratePress Colours

GeneratePress Colors

 

 

 


How to Change Leave a Comment Text in WordPress

If you are like me and you are wondering how to change the leave a comment text in WordPress then this article may help.

After 2 hours of website searching and trying out different codes and techniques I gave up.

Simply because these solutions were not working. I even downloaded a plugin that was supposed to help but did not.

 

change leave a comment text

This made me realise how much outdated and redundant content there is out there.

I did get close in finding a solution though by using the following code I created as a WordPress Plugin.

Basically all I needed to do was create a folder in my WordPress plugin folder via FTP then create a file that ends in .PHP and then I added the following code and saved the file.

Via the plugin section in WordPress, I activated the plugin.

WARNING Code did not work and turned my backend browser screens WHITE. I even increased the ram which did not help.


<?php
/**
 * Plugin Name: Change Leave Comments Text
 * Plugin URI: https://www.websitebuildersguide.com
 * Description: A Simple Way to Change Leave Comments Text.
 * Version: 1.0
 * Author: 
 * Author URI: https://www.websitebuildersguide.com */
 
add_filter( 'generate_leave_comment','tu_custom_leave_comment' );
function tu_custom_leave_comment() {
    return 'Feel free to join the topic conversation by adding your reply below. Your e-mail address is not visible. Thank You';
}?>
 

In case you are wondering I am not a fan of making changes to the theme PHP files. The reason being is if you update the theme you then lose the changes.

So what was my Solution to editing the Text Leave a Comment?

I needed to remove the leave a Comment text and find a way to add more text in place of Leave a Comment.

My solution involved a 2 step process using some CSS code and the GeneratePress theme GP Premium.

Step 1 – The first was to hide the text from showing throughout the website using css code.  In my GeneratePress theme customizer under the custom css tab I added the following.

Like magic, the text disappeared.

.comment-reply-title {

display: none;

Step 2 – My thought process was around maybe being able to add the text manually by manipulating the theme. This is why GeneratePress is so awesome because you can change the elements of the theme through WordPress not by changing code.

Generatepress Elements

 

So I clicked on the Elements tab as you see above.  This brought us to the screen you see in the below image.

change leave a comment text

 

From here I added the new text I want to appear in the comments section of my posts. I then chose the position where I wanted this text to appear which was in the inside_comments section.

generatePress elements location

All I needed to do now is click on the update button and refresh my web browser to see my changes.

wordpress new comments title

As you can see here the change Leave a Comment Text in WordPress has been changed. The awesome part about this is that I could add a link if I wanted to here as well such as a disclaimer link without effecting any coding.

Now next time when you need to update the theme the above changes will remain in place.

The GeneratePress theme GP Premium costs $49.95. What you decide to do is your choice. The purchase allows you to install these to as many websites as you want.

If you decide to upgrade it a year down the track you receive a 40% discount.

With the features this theme offers you to do its awesome value and has solved many issues.

 


How to Add Hero Banner to GeneratePress – Website Builders guide

 

This is a Hero Banner Tutorial for the Pro version of WordPress theme GeneratePress.

If you are not using this theme or need more info about this theme and its upgrade option please click here.

The Pro version is required to complete this task.

This is the theme we use at Website Builders Guide due to:

  • The support the GeneratePress theme provide is absolutely awesome. There is a dedicated support forum with fast replies and solutions.
  • The customizer is brilliant. Every design option we needed was met.
  • It’s blistering fast, secure & a rock-solid theme.
  • Proven history and has been in development since 2014.

What is a Hero Banner?

This is a banner that runs right under your menu across the width of your website.

hero banner

You can set this up in full width or contained to be the same width as the content area of your website. This is the easiest and fastest way to implement this feature without relying on a page builder.

Getting Started

Add Hero Banner GeneratePress by following this tutorial. Make sure you are using the pro version of this theme otherwise you will not be able to access the options. 

First step – login to WordPress then under appearance click on the GeneratePress link.

GeneratePress Hero Banner

Click on the Element link.

Generatepress Elements

This is where the magic happens. Rather than going under the hood and tinkering with code you simply add what you need within the elements section.

Next click on Add New Button and choose the header option.

Add New

> Next click on the Page hero link.

 

page hero

Next add what you like here and change the colour settings to suit.

Example:

<h1>This is My Tag!!</h1>
><p><a class=”button” href=”#”>Click here to Get Started..</a></p>

If you want to add your WordPress Page or Post Title to be displayed here simple add:

{{post_title}}

Next Choose container type

Full width your hero banner will be visible across the page from left to right of your browser screen.

Contained will be the same width as your website. So if your website is positioned in the middle of your web browser at say 1150px in width then the hero banner will be the same width. To view the GeneratePress documentation please click here.

The other change you need to make is to the inner container option. This is where your text or other content will be visible. If you want the content to be in the middle of your website which is 1150px wide positioned in the middle then choose Contained.

From here all you need to do is click on the Display Rules link and choose the location where you want to place the hero banner.

display rules

Once you have finished updating your Page Hero details save the changes by clicking on the update button.

Now visit the page or post where you have applied the hero banner and it should now be visible.


Why Do We Use the GeneratePress WordPress Theme

Why Do We Use the GeneratePress WordPress Theme at Website Builders Guide?

We are fully aware of a number of different themes available and some even having there very own framework.

In saying that there are a few reasons why we chose GeneratePress.

These include:

  • Fast & Mobile Responsive.
  • Very popular theme.
  • Fast Support Response Times.
  • In development since late 2014.
  • Easy to Use & Customize.
  • GP Premium turns you into website building Guru

The free version of the Theme is decent but to unleash the beast that lays within GeneratePress you need to upgrade to GP Premium. The price is around $50 US and if you decide to renew you get a 40% off the actual price each year.

If you don’t want the upgrades you don’t need to renew. GP Premium is a set of plugins that need to be uploaded into your plugin folder. Unless the theme itself needs an update that remains the same in your theme folder.  

Now I am not here trying to sell you this theme. In all honesty, you do what you need to do and it’s not me losing out if you decide not to. 

There are a number of websites that offer WordPress Tutorials and to be honest, as WordPress gets updated and new versions are released these tutorials become absolutely redundant. You will like I have spend hours trying to find a solution for something when you realise the solution does not work with your current version of WordPress.