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April 18, 2019 at 1:13 pm #872940Sebastien
Dear Tom and all the team at GeneratePress,
I just moved my blog from a very heavy Divi powered theme to GeneratePress and I can’t thank you enough for creating such an amazing lightning fast theme. My blog has been running on Divi for the past three years and I was really worried of having to move to another theme but I am so glad I did. Of course, first I had to rewrite every single page because Divi left a huge trail of shortcodes but once the new pages were created and I migrated the website to the new theme, what a huge difference it made!
I used to have a child theme with Divi, but I didn’t even need to create one with GeneratePress. Thanks to the “elements” add-on, I managed to add custom code very easily.
When I started using GeneratePress, I was seriously considering using another page builder (Elementor or Beaver Buidler), but after carefully reviewing options, I decided to only use Gutenberg with the help of a light Gutenberg extra plugin. It turned out, building my pages using Gutenberg and GeneratePRess was a much easier process than building pages with Divi.
So again, thank you so much for creating GeneratePress and keep up the good work!
I am so excited to see the new features you will be adding soon.
SebastienGP Premium 1.7.8April 18, 2019 at 1:14 pm #872942Sebastien
I am sorry this is not related to a support issue but wanted to share my experience with you 🙂April 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm #872943LeoStaffCustomer SupportApril 18, 2019 at 4:17 pm #873051TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Wow, thank you so much for your post! We love reading stuff like this.
Really happy you’re enjoying the theme, and that it’s made a positive impact on your website 🙂
Let us know if you need anything!April 26, 2019 at 3:01 pm #880919epickenyan
I am also grateful for this theme. My website is an information website and I do not advertise on it (I hate ads). It is a way to educate my country people on government issues that they do not understand. I bought GP Premium as a Valentines Day gift for myself, but I had been using the free one for the previous two weeks. I have increased my page speed to 100 and 96 (yslow) on gtmetrix and reduced the load time to between 4-8 seconds (webpagetest) depending on the location of the user. My pageviews have also nearly doubled within that time. Also cut down page sizes from over 600kb to below 200kb on average (and below 260kb for homepage) and 10-12 requests (according to gtmetrix). All this on shared hosting (using Litespeed server, PHP 7.3 and MariaDB for MySQL) plus a few other optimizations (caching using Litespeed Plugin which is specifically targeted for Litespeed servers) has made the site faster on average than I have ever seen before.April 26, 2019 at 5:17 pm #880996LeoStaffCustomer SupportMay 25, 2019 at 6:47 am #910417Michael
I had a similar experience coming from Divi. When I tried GeneratePress Premium, I considered a page builder, but found that all I needed was a couple of Gutenberg add-on plugins. As Gutenberg and GeneratePress evolve, I hope that the experience gets even more straightforward, not only for me but also for my clients.May 25, 2019 at 9:23 am #910603LeoStaffCustomer SupportAugust 18, 2020 at 6:04 am #1407618Côme
What “light gutenberg extra plugins” do you use ?
I am thinking that the only Divi’s feature I’m missing is the “divider” one.
Thank you very much,
CômeAugust 18, 2020 at 8:28 am #1407975LeoStaffCustomer SupportAugust 18, 2020 at 8:56 am #1408015Côme
I have generateblocks installed.
I am just curious about what plugins may be good when you just moved from divi to GP.
CômeAugust 18, 2020 at 10:03 am #1408102Sebastien
At the time when I made the move, GenerateBlocks did not exist, So I used Gutenberg Blocks by Kadence Blocks. If I had the choice now, I would use GenerateBlocks since it is developed by the same team who created GP.August 19, 2020 at 8:28 am #1409730Côme
Thank you Sebastian.
In fact I really am fond of generateblocks, for the grid and the container blocks.
I also installed the “coblocks” plugin to use the “shape divider” and the “Hero” blocks.
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