GeneratePress 2.4.2

About Theme:

Theme Name: GeneratePress
Theme Version: 2.4.2
Release Date: March 17, 2020

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Latest Changes:

  • Fix: Block editor classes changed in WordPress 5.4
  • Fix: More specific heading selectors in block editor

Test Server Environment

WordPress Version: 5.4.2
PHP Version: 7.4.6

Gzip caching is enabled on the server, with the CDN disabled and https on.

Theme Benchmarks

A fresh, clean install of WordPress is setup on a hosting account with Kinsta. The theme is initially tested using all default settings, based on how it would look like upon activating without changing any other settings.

Homepage Footprint

Unzipped Theme Size on Disk: 2.3 MB.

Query Monitor is used while logged out to determine these metrics.

Page Generation Time: 0.1180 seconds.
Peak Memory Usage: 19820 kB.
Database Query Time: 0.0079 seconds.
Database Queries: 16 total.

Lighthouse Performance

Lighthouse tests are run using a simulated mobile device, throttled to a fast 3G network & 4x CPU slowdown.

One of the test results:

generatepress 2.4.2 lighthouse

Lighthouse is measured three times. The slowest and fastest results are discarded, reporting only the middle result.

Performance: 100 out of 100.
Accessibility: 100 out of 100.
Best Practices: 100 out of 100.
Best Practices: 82 out of 100.

First Contentful Paint: 1.6 seconds.
Speed Index: 2.1 seconds.
Largest Contentful Paint: 1.6 seconds.
Time to Interactive: 1.6 seconds.
Total Blocking Time: 0 milliseconds.
Cumulative Layout Shift: 0 seconds.

WebPageTest Benchmarks

generatepress 2.4.2 webpagetest

First Byte: 0.631s
Start Render: 1.100s
First Contentful Paint: 1.032s
Speed Index: 1.101s
Last Painted Hero: 1.100s
Largest Contentful Paint: 1.032s
Cumulative Layout Shift: 0
Document Complete Time: 1.117s
Document Complete Requests: 8
Document Complete Bytes In: 28 KB
Fully Loaded Time: 1.330s
Fully Loaded Requests: 10
Fully Loaded Bytes In: 32 KB

About the Theme

GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme built with a focus on speed and usability. Performance is important to us, which is why a fresh GeneratePress install adds less than 15kb (gzipped) to your page size. We take full advantage of the new block editor (Gutenberg), which gives you more control over creating your content. If you use page builders, GeneratePress is the right theme for you. It is completely compatible with all major page builders, including Beaver Builder and Elementor. Thanks to our emphasis on WordPress coding standards, we can boast full compatibility with all well-coded plugins, including WooCommerce. GeneratePress is fully responsive, uses valid HTML/CSS and is translated into over 25 languages by our amazing community of users. A few of our many features include microdata integration, 9 widget areas, 5 navigation locations, 5 sidebar layouts, dropdown menus (click or hover) and navigation color presets.

Page Builder Compatibility

These page builders are specifically listed in the theme documentation as having built-in support. Other page builders may work as well, but are not listed.

  • Beaver Builder
  • Gutenberg
  • Elementor

“Completely compatible with all major page builders.”

Integrated Plugin Compatibility

These are plugins which the theme documenation has included specific support for.

  • BuddyPress
  • WooCommerce

“Full compatibility with all well-coded plugins.”

Premium Theme Features


Adjust the theme colors and typography directly in the Customizer. Our premium version extends this, giving you styling options for nearly every visible element.


Take control of your site layout on desktop and mobile with our layout controls, including things like padding, margins, sidebar layouts and much more!


Have a favorite page builder? It will work great with GeneratePress. Let your page builder take control by using our per page layout controls.


Thanks to our obsession with WordPress coding standards, you can rest easy knowing your favorite plugins will play nice with our theme.


Need to extend something that doesn’t have an option? There’s a filter for that. There’s no limit to what you can do with our extensive list of filters and hooks.


Our theme is translated into over 20 languages and counting thanks to contributions from our amazing community. We also fully support RTL languages.

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