Generatepress vs JNews comparison  💥
GENERATEPRESS (JNews vs Generatepress)
The Generatepress Theme has insanely fast loading times...
Generatepress is a theme that was specially built to load fast in a browser and it does. Generatepress has practically the same properties as a theme as Astra, the two look are as two drops of water similar. The Generatepress code is compressed only 15kb, so very small.
In the first place, this is a Generatepress Premium review, the free version can be downloaded here but is of course incomplete. So we are talking about the premium version even if we do not always say this. This comes in the form of premium plugins and a library full of 1-click demo websites.
In this Generatepress theme review we run a test at GT-Metrix and Pingdom, 2 renowned speed tests to see if it really is that fast. The results are shown in the images below.
At GT-Metrix (above) the Generatepress demo scores 99% and 98%, which means that only 1% of measured sites were faster. Such a small percentage can be quickly influenced by distance to the server and internet speed. At Pingdom (bottom) it also scores 99% and the absolute loading time was 247 msec. A quarter of a second and the complete site has finished loading! These are, of course, phenomenal results. We can safely say that there are no faster Wordpress themes, at the most fast.
Make Generationpress even faster?
Generatepress itself recommends the free plugin Autoptimize which was downloaded more than a million times. Autoptimize allows you to combine and shrink HTML, CSS and JS. It also makes an external file available to the browser with the new code so that browsers can cache it. If you want to know how to set up this plugin perfectly for Generationpress, check the info for that right here.
Generatepress Premium gives you total control over the popular shop plugin Woocommerce. Pictures speak 100 words fast, watch the video quickly that only takes 2 minutes about Woocommerce adjustments.
Generatepress review Design
The Generatepress design is simple but very beautiful at the same time. Simplicity is the new fashion, people no longer like too much fuss nowadays. Websites should load quickly, look decent on all devices, and everything should work fine. If you were looking for a theme with such features, Generatepress is definitely for you.
Generatepress review Demo designs
Most non-professional people and also some pros like to start a website through a headstart. This can be done by loading a demo website into your theme. Once loaded, it is your job to use the editor to put in your own logo, adjust the images and texts. This way you can quickly create your own design. The image below quickly shows some of these designs, those for Elementor. Those for "without editor", BeaverBuilder et cetera can be quickly found on their own site under the tab "Site library" in the menu.
Generatepress page builders
As a writer of this Generatepress theme review, I definitely recommend working with one of the top page builders. We are talking about Divibuilder, Elementor, Thrive Architect and BeaverBuilder. Personally, I hate the Gutenberg editor anyway, the former WP editor was much better, which can be seen from the millions of plugin downloads from this classic editor.
Generatepress has Schema Markup built in. You can use this to add microdata to your HTML or let your theme do this for you automatically. This extra information is liked by Google and therefore Google will present your pages in the search results in a better way. Astra PRO, the biggest competitor of Generatepress, also has a plug-in for it named Schema PRO.
Generatepress review Video
If you want to know how easily and quickly you can adjust your site yourself with Generatepress, watch the short video below as quickly (takes 3 minutes).
Generatepress Premium pricing
For $ 50 you get access to all the plugins and demos that you can install on as many sites as you want. This is the price for a year. Each subsequent year you will get a 40% discount on the price, something few themes offer.
Generatepress Review conclusion
Generatepress is very well constructed, installs easily, the same goes for the demos. It loads really fast and is very clear in terms of control panel and operation. The Premium version offers ample modules to be able to work well while building your layout. If you prefer a theme that loads a little slower but where you really don't miss out on options and settings, I recommend you the Divi Theme.
JNEWS THEME (JNews vs GeneratePress)
JNews is currently in the top 10 most sold on Themeforest...
In this JNews Theme review we take the latest version of this great news and blogger theme a closer look. The theme has really shot up in the rankings of best-selling themes on Themeforest since its version 10, so I expect a lot from it.
If we check on Themeforest.net JNews's rating, we see that practically all raters are 5 stars gave up except for a few haters. The image above also shows that the theme has now been sold on more than 11,365+ times. For a relatively new theme, that is a very high number, which is expected to increase quickly. Many good themes are sold on Themeforest despite the extremely bad reputation of the Themeforest marketplace, the themes are good.
The JNews theme offers a series of beautiful demos that can be installed with 1 click. Since it concerns blog websites, the variety in homepsge is the most important. They state that they offer more than 150+ homepages. There are very nice examples and the number will be further expanded in the course of time.
The nice thing about demos is that you can make a quick start with them. The website is already but with the wrong photos and texts in principle. So place your logo in it, adjust texts and photos and you are well on your way to having your own site.
JNEWS THEME REVIEW: WEBSHOPS
The theme is of course 100% compatible with Woocommerce, but if you are going to build a webshop then choose a theme like Astra or another theme from my top 10 for webshop themes. One can certainly build a good webshop with the JNews theme, but there is simply much better than this. There is very little to be found on their own website about the webshop or Woocommerce theme, so it is certainly not the specialty of this theme.
The JNews theme is one of the fastest themes out there for Wordpress and should actually be in my list for fast WP themes. The bare theme with no extra plugins with just a optimized cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this advice here.
The JNews theme uses the Gutenberg pagebuilder by default, but is compatible with WP Bakery Pagebuilder and Elementor Pro page builder, one of the best out there in the field. I also definitely recommend installing Elementor for free, or even better the pro version.
JNEWS: PREMIUM PLUGINS INCLUDED
JNews offers an insane amount of 3rd party plugins that you can get with it. I know of no other theme where this offer is so high. Impressive in itself, but the value should not be overestimated as they would have you believe. Other themes also come with plugins that work very well and too many plugins often do not benefit a site.
JNews offers something that has so far only been seen with top themes like Divi, a real HeaderBuilder with which you have practically no limits when it comes to the construction of your header. Technical knowledge such as HTML or PHP is not necessary for this, a child can do the laundry.
JNEWS: MORE BUILDERS
Nice such a HeaderBuilder? JNews offers a whole host of other "Builders" that I won't list all of them here, check them out on their own site if you have time. They are pictured below.
Apart from the Builders Series, the theme is packed with all kinds of great features that one would want in a blog or news website such as: Scrolling Mobile Menu, Podcast System, Subscription System, Sponsored Posts, Subscribe to Download, Multiple Authors Post, Video Preview on Hover, and much more.
JNEWS THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
The JNews theme is very well put together. It's an impressive blogger theme, exactly what it was built for. I would also like to see Woocommerce options that are this extensive, then it will become a high-quality multipurpose theme and will sell even better than it already does.
The price is always the problem with themes that are sold via Themeforest because they require a separate license for every website that someone has. JNews certainly offers value for money, although I would rather spend that money on one of the themes in my top 10 for WP themes this year that is even better and can all be used on as many sites as you like. I would definitely buy JNews, but for only 1 website, and for a great blog of course.
GENERATEPRESS VS JNEWS CONCLUSION
Thanks for reading this Generatepress vs JNews comparison to the end. These are both excellent themes. As a complete theme, I definitely prefer Generatepress because of its super loading times, easy handling and perfect collaboration with the best pagebuilders out there. For the same price, Generatepress can be used on 100 websites and JNews only on 1. This makes JNews only interesting if you only need it for 1 blog.