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Many of the website owners might have confusion in choosing a wordpress theme while starting a new website.
But the crazy fact is even I was too confused for a week in choosing the best wordpress theme for our website.
Then I came to the best themes for wordpress websites like Astra, Generatepress, Oceanwp, and some more.
After one week of confusion and testing both Generatepress and Astra, I have chosen Generatepress for our site Crazyguider.com.
I have tested both the Generatepress and Astra.
How was I tested?
First, I created a subdomain, and then I installed WordPress on the subdomain for testing both the Generatepress and Astra theme.
Now start the test>>>>>>
Tom Usborne is the founder of Generatepress. He was a freelance web designer and developer from 11 years old.
He has more than ten years of experience in WordPress. Then he started the Generatepress theme, and now it became one of the fastest wordpress themes in the industry.
Astra was established in 2017 by a team called Brainstorm Force. They designed Astra has a fast, secure, and multipurpose theme.
After four years currently, they have 1.6 million-plus active Astra users. And Astra is No.1 non-default wordpress theme that has more users.
Generatepress Pros & Cons
- ReadyMade Sites for your blogs, E-commerce, and business
- Supports Elementor, Beaver page builder
- Free Version Available
- Customer Support
- Woocommerce Integrations
- Cheap Priced
- 30 Days Money-Back Guarantee
- High limitations in the free plan
- No Whitelabel License
Astra Pros & Cons
- More Customizing Options
- Quick Loading Speed
- Free Version Availalble
- Supports Elementor, Beaver page builder
- Highly Flexible
- 24/7 Customer Support
- Integrate with LearnDash
- 14 Days Money-Back Guarantee
- High Priced
Generatepress vs Astra – Loading Speed
Generatepress Loading Speed
Genratepress theme without content
First, I tested the Generatepress loading speed without any content. Generatepress theme has fully loaded with 351ms. And the page size is just 27.5kb, and that is very good compared to any other theme.
Generatepress theme with content
Next, I have purchased the premium version of Generatepress, and I installed the Generatepress premium plugin and imported a site from their site library. The website fully loaded at 681ms. And the page storage is increased to 891kb.
Astra Loading Speed
Astra theme without content
Next, I installed the Astra theme on the website and started testing in GTmetrix first as usual without any content. The website fully loaded in 457ms. And the page size is 39.7kb while testing, without any content.
The loading speed and page size are also good, but the performance is low than Generatepress.
Astra theme with content
For this, I have installed their starter templates plugin and imported a website from their site library. Then started testing using GTmetrix. The site is fully loaded in 754ms, and page storage is 672kb.
|Theme||Loading Speed||Page Size|
|Generatepress without content||351ms🏆||27.5kb🏆|
|Generatepress with content||681ms 🏆||891kb🏆|
|Astra without content||457ms||39.7kb|
|Astra with content||754ms||672kb|
So, the winner of the loading speed with content and without content both taken over by Generatepress 🏆.
Generatepress Free Features
Generatepress free version doesn’t provide any templates for you. And their free version is simply limited. You can customize it like font changing, sidebar layouts, colors of text and blog post title, and a very few more.
Generatepress Premium Features
Generatepress premium version includes a handful of ready-made sites built by generatepress blocks, Elementor page builder, and Beaver builder.
And you will get access to all the modules in the below image. Generatepress theme will become highly flexible after purchasing the premium version. It includes sticky headers and navigations, a mobile-friendly header, advanced layouts.
So, finally, the Generatepress is premium is best than their free version.
Astra Free Features
Astra theme has plenty of starter templates completely for the free version. So, you need not purchase their pro version for these templates.
There are more customizations like header builder, footer builder, Background color changer, and many more are customizations are available in the free version itself as shown in the below images.
Astra Pro Features
Like Generatepress, Generatepress also becomes more flexible after upgrading to the pro plan. You can integrate to learn dash, LifterLMS, Sitelayouts, Stick headers, and much more flexible and lovely features.
Astra provides more features and is highly flexible than Generatepress. And Generatepress free plans have very high limitations and but Astra is not in that case.
After seeing both the free and paid features of Generatepress vs Astra, Astra beats the competition.
So, Astra🏆 is the clear winner for features without any competition.
Page Builder Support
Generatepress supports Elementor Page Builder, Beaver Builder, and Gutenberg Editor.
Which is the Fantastic Combination with Generatepress?
Generatepress + Gutenberg is a fantastic combination that gives more charm to your website. It means this combination will be best.
But it also supports Elementor Page Builder. Even I am using this Generatepress + Elementor Combination.
Astra also supports Elementor, Beaver Builder, Gutenberg, and including Brizy.
Then what is the perfect combination here?
Astra + Elementor. This combination is a lover of most of the website owners including me.
|Beaver Builder✔️||Beaver Builder✔️|
Generatepress doesn’t provide any site templates in the free plan. But, in the premium plan, they have many readymade websites Those templates are made with different page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, and Gutenberg.
But, Astra has more than 180+ Templates in its site library. And even the free plan also provides, some templates made with page builders like Elementor, Beaver Builder, and Gutenberg.
Who is the winner in this case?
🏆 Simply Astra is the winner .🏆
Astra provides complete sites in their free itself. But Generatepress doesn’t provide any readymade sites for the free plan people.
Generatepress vs Astra Pricing
Generatepress has two plans only. Two plans consist same features but there is a single change.
What is that?
Yearly plan or lifetime plan
You need to choose this or that.
Their year plan has full access to the site library, 24/7 premium customer support, future updates for one year, and you can use the license for up to 500 websites. The price of the yearly plan is $59.
And the lifetime plan has all the features in the yearly plan + lifetime updates. The price of the lifetime plan is $249.
Astra theme comes with three plans named Astra pro, Astra Essential Bundle, and Astra Growth Bundle.
The pro plan comes with advanced colors, typography, mega menu support, Advanced blog layouts, and many more features. The pricing of the Astra pro is $47/year for the yearly plan and $249 for the lifetime plan.
Astra Essential Bundle plan comes with all the features in the Astra pro + 180+ premium starter templates + Wp Portfolio plugins + any one of the page builder addons between Ultimate Addons for Elementor or Ultimate Addons for Beaver Builder.
The pricing of the Astra Essential bundle plans is $169/year for the annual plan and $499 for lifetime plans.
Astra Growth Bundle
Astra Growth Bundle plan comes with all the features in Astra Essential Bundle + Convert Pro Plugin Schema Pro Plugin Ultimate addons for Beaver Builder + Ultimate addons for Elementor + SkillJet Academy Membership + Their new future plugins.
The pricing of this Astra Growth Bundle plan is $249/year for the annual plan and $699 for the lifetime plan.
|Plans & Pricing||Generatepress||Astra|
After, considering both of their pricing plans, Both of them are the winner. It is a TIE 🏆.
Generatepress provides fewer features at a medium price, and Astra provides very huge features at a high cost.
So, both of them provide value for money.
Generatepress can also be integrated with the woo-commerce plugin. And there you can customize like store notice, product catalog, product images.
Astra also supports woo-commerce plugins. And there, you can start customizing the store notice, product catalog, product images, single product, and some more.
Not only Woo-commerce. Astra effectively supports Learndash and Lifter LMS.
So, Astra is the clear winner when it comes to integrations with woo-commerce and other plugins.
So, Astra wins these woo-commerce and other plugins integrations.
Generatepress provides a full 30 days money-back guarantee for both plans.
Astra provides a 14 days money-back guarantee for all their plans.
|Generatepress||30 Days 🏆|
Final Verdict of Generatepress vs Astra
In my point of view, both Generatepress and Astra are the leading best wordpress themes for wordpress websites.
But both the themes have some pros and cons. Are you confused, then don’t worry. I will help you with the below details.
Blog website = Generatepress
Woocommerce website = Astra
Learning Management System Website = Astra and Generatepress
Multipurpose theme = Astra
If you are a freelancer, then you should need a multipurpose theme and supports with unlimited websites, right?
So, you need to signup for Astra without any distractions on other themes.
Generatepress supports only 500 websites for the premium version. But whereas Astra supports unlimited websites.
Why did I choose Generatepress Premium?
This Crazyguider.com is a blog website. That’s why I like to choose Generatepress. And I have been using this theme for nearly one year.
I think now you came to know the theme that suits you. Even if you are confused, then comment down I will assist you in choosing the best wordpress theme for your website.