This post looks at why I decided to ditch Thrive Themes for GeneratePress
It must be said first of all I was a massive fan of Thrive Themes
From a bloggers point of view then, they had me at ‘Conversion Focused Blogs
After all, as bloggers, the one thing we call want is more conversions
So I decided to switch from GeneratePress Premium to Thrive Themes
(Yes I Kknow the title of this post says something else, we’ll come nack to that!)
Thrive Themes, which I had had previously, costs $228 for the year
Included within it, are lots of different marketing tools and options
All of which are designed to get you more conversions onto your list
Elsewhere on this blog you will read reviews of Thrive Themes and their associated products
These were all tried out and integrated with AWeber.
However, after adding content to my blog and promoting the heck out of it
Which was done incidentally in accordance with this very good course here
I wasn’t getting any more leads than I was using the methods I was before
So looking at another blog I had which I had kept GeneratePress On
I could clearly see that it was generating more leads for me.
What was more interesting as well
Was that the blog with Generate Press on, also had the Gutenberg Block Editor
So, looking at the two blogs together, it was really clear that
The Blog with GeneratePress on, was doing better and getting referrals
Another thing that played a crucial role in helping me decide
Was that using the Gutenberg Editor, which is the free default editor for WordPress
I could do exactly the same thing with it, as I could using Thrive Architecht
But… With one huge difference. I could save $228 per year, with more benefit
So it then became a no brainer decision to ditch Thrive Themes
Another major Attraction with Generate Press is this
Unlike every other Premium WordPress Theme that you install
Where the theme looks nothing like the demo version
With GeneratePress they have a site library
It has excellent templates you can import
You an see an example of a few of them below.
As you can see there are templates for all types of business
To illustrate this, the Marketer theme shown below on the top far right
Is the theme for this blog
One click installs and you have the very same look, exactly like the demo.
This means that you don’t have to worry about designing your website
Simply choose the template that best matches your idea
Then you can focus on the content you want to write.
GeneratePress Premium was then installed on this blog
Interestingly the same results have now happened on this blog.
That is why I ditched Thrive Themes For Generate Press