Generatepress vs Phlox comparison  💥
Phlox vs Generatepress, we test two fast-loading and so-called minimalist themes against each other. Both themes have a pro and a free version. There will probably be major differences despite the fact that both themes are very popular. We'll start with Generatepress which doesn't mean it would be better.
GENERATEPRESS (Phlox vs Generatepress)
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.
PHLOX THEME (Phlox vs GeneratePress)
In this Phlox Theme review we check out the many great features that Phlox has. I think they copied a bit from Divi and deliver more or less the same though Divi is of course in a class of its own. The Phlox Pro Theme is sold through their own website and also through another marketplace. It is also downloadable as a free version from Wordpress.org.
PHLOX THEME REVIEW: RATING
When we check Phlox's rating on Wordpress.org, we see that most raters gave 5 stars on a couple of haters after that. The image above also shows that the theme has now been installed on more than 40,002+ websites. That is a high number for a relatively new theme.
PHLOX THEME REVIEW: DEMOS
The Phlox theme offers a series of beautiful demos that can be installed with 1 click. The choice is already huge. I saw a list of 170+ demos that can be installed with 1 click. Phlox is a real Elementor Theme, so all these denos can be edited with Elementor. The theme also has no less than 40+ special Woocommerce demos, which is absolutely great.
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.
PHLOX THEME REVIEW: WEBSHOPS
I just said it, 40+ demos for webshops, amazing and very nice design. The theme is 100% compatible with Woocommerce and offers all possible features that are available for shops. I will soon put Phlox in my top 10 for webshop themes because it is really one of the best themes to build a shop with.
PHLOX: WOOCOMMERCE LAY-OUTS
When we talk about the real shopping area, where shopping is paid, it looks very professional. Attention has been paid to this and you have all kinds of different of these beautiful layouts.
PHLOX: WOOCOMMERCE FEATURES
EDD Support, Amazon Vender, Quick View, Multi-Vendor, the Phlox Theme gives you it all and much more. Even for an elite theme it is not necessary to offer all this. Again, something they put a lot of effort into.
The Phlox theme is one of the fastest themes out there for Wordpress, although it just doesn't make it to my list for fastest WP-themes. The bare theme with no extra plugins with just a well-configured cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
PHLOX THEME REVIEW: PAGEBUILDERS
The Phlox theme is one of the best so called Elementor Themes out there. In addition, it also offers the well-known Bakery-Pagebuilder as an encore for free. Above is the Elementor pagebuilder in action in Phlox.
As for Portfolios, it's all beautiful too. With Phlox one can build a great portfolio website.
PHLOX THEME REVIEW: HEADER LAY-OUTS
There is a choice of 12 different header layouts. There is also such a choice for footer layouts, although I will not give a screenshot of that.
PHLOX: HEADER EFFECTS
I say header again, we are not talking about the header bar but the sliders in the header that can be equipped with videos and parallax. Very suitable for making a website look good.
Just like Divi, it even offers quite a few animations, it all contributes to making your website look perfectly professional.
PHLOX: MORE FEATURES
Phlox is just a great theme and has many more features. I can certainly recommend that you take a look at the rest on their own site via the button at the bottom of this article.
PHLOX THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
I can immediately say that I am impressed by the quality, the many features, and the many demos of Phlox. They really did their best to create a complete theme that works great and is suitable for every type of website and they succeeded. If you would buy their pro version, do so via their own site and not via Themeforest, that way they earn more and Themeforest is best avoided anyway because of suspicious practices.
Generatepress vs Phlox conclusion
Thanks for reading this Generatepress vs Phlox comparison to the end. Generatepress is one of the fastest themes out there, it contains everything one could wish for but does not exaggerate with settings. This theme is a joy to work with in combination with Elementor Pro. Phlox on the other hand is a very good multipurpose theme with which practically everything is possible and you can build beautiful sites. In case you are going to provide more than 1 site with a theme, then take Generatepress anyway, since the price is greatly reduced for several sites and several years at once.