Neve Vs GeneratePress: Which Theme is Faster?

Neve Vs GeneratePress

Are you a little stuck with Neve Vs GeneratePress?

This post helps you to choose the best among two with real-life performance reports, pricing, and other most essential details.

Neve Vs GeneratePress Overview

Neve theme was developed by Themeisle, the popular company known for its stunning portfolio of most installed WordPress products. Neve was focused on performance without compromising on design aspects.

On the other end, GeneratePress is a lightweight WordPress theme that has been around for some years now with over 60,000 happy customers. The theme is largely customizable and most importantly, it has a very simple interface that makes editing ridiculously easy and quick.

Neve Vs GeneratePress Features

While our Neve Theme Review talks about features and details in common, I thought of having a detailed approach with other themes and so as this post was written.

Performance

The loading time of a theme is one of the most crucial aspects to check before you choose one. Neve is pretty lightweight and is just 28KB. Besides, Neve comes with AMP and uses Vanilla Javascript instead of jQuery. 

GeneratePress is also pretty lightweight with a size of just 30KB and replaced jQuery with Vanilla Javascript to avoid render-blocking issues. While Neve Outranked Astra, I was really excited to test it with GeneratePress.

To get the real-world data, I created two demo sites on my Cloudways Linode hosting and installed each theme on my two websites.

While the GeneratePress site took 0.6 seconds to load with 10 Requests and 33KB page size, Neve took 0.4ms to load with 8 Requests and 34KB page size.

Though GeneratePress is faster, Neve is fastest while doing our comparison. To create better value content, I used Google PageSpeed Insights to test how Google sees those two themes.

It's clear Neve is absolutely faster with better values of First Contentful Paint, Speed Index, Largest Contentful Paint and, Time to Interactive.

The major thing to note is the Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). Lower the LCP value, the Core Web Vitals score will be “Good” in the search console.

In that case, Neve is just brilliant and I can't say more enough about how good Neve outrank every theme in the industry which is available even at the most affordable price.

Page Builder Support

Neve and GeneratePress support page builders. Though, GeneratePress supports comparatively less number of page builders than Neve. 

While Neve can be seamlessly integrated with as many as 7-page builders comprising Gutenberg, Elementor, Brizy, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin, and Divi.

GeneratePress supports only Elementor and Beaver Builder. This again gives Neve a leading edge over GeneratePress.

GeneratePress

Starter Sites

Starter sites are extremely useful considering the amount of ease and speed they can add to your web designing process. Neve and GeneratePress offer customers a lot of beautiful Starter sites to choose from. 

However, Neve got the variety and offers 4x more starter sites than GeneratePress.

Neve provides you with more than 200 professional Starter sites to use and to import one, all you have to do is install the Neve theme, select your favorite page builder, choose a suitable demo and click on “Import Complete Site.” 

Neve got the following number of starter sites:

  • Elementor – 132
  • Gutenberg – 65
  • Brizy – 48
  • Beaver – 97
  • Divi – 10
  • Thrive Architect – 10

GeneratePress got the following number of starter sites:

  • Elementor – 14
  • Gutenberg – 41
  • Beaver – 6
Neve

GeneratePress has a Site Library with a wide range of amazing Starter sites. To use one of the premade templates, you need to first install the GeneratePress theme and upload the GP Premium plugin by going to your WordPress plugin section. 

After it is activated, you can get to the GP Premium plugin settings to configure and activate all the modules. The next best thing you can do is choose a starter site from the Site Library, backup the JSON file, and import the template.

Pricing

Neve plans are:

  • Personal: Header & blog booster, Elementor booster, 59USD/yr
  • Business: Premium starter sites, WooCommerce booster, Priority support, 99USD/yr
  • Agency: Premium starter sites, WooCommerce booster, Priority & live chat support, 159/yr

All the 3 plans include 1-Year of support for unlimited sites, 1-Year of updates for unlimited sites, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

>> Just pay $59 instead of $80 on Neve

GeneratePress plan:

  • GP Premium: All premium modules, unlimited websites, $49.95

The plan also includes 1 year of updates and support, 40% renewal discount, and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

>> Check official GeneratePress Discount Page

WooCommerce Integration

Neve can be seamlessly integrated with WooCommerce using the pro-add-on, WooCommerce Booster. This add-on has to be used alongside the free WordPress WooCommerce plugin which will allow you to easily customize the Layout, Product Card, Card Image to Site Tag, Title, Meta, and Checkout.

Just like Neve, GeneratePress offers the GP Premium WordPress add-on for using along with the free WordPress WooCommerce plugin to customize the page layout, color, and typography of your online store.

Neve and GeneratePress Common Features

1. Translation & RTL Ready

Both Neve and GeneratePress allow you to translate your website content in different RTL languages to develop a long lasting relationship with your target audience and fast. Most importantly, every element can be translated to any desired language too.

2. No jQuery

Both themes emphasize performance to a large extent. This is the reason that none of them uses jQuery to avoid render-blocking issues in WordPress and replace jQuery with Vanilla Javascript.

3. Highly Customizable

Both themes offer a lot of excellent options to customize them in your most desired way. You can have a great layout control which comprises customizing each element and adjusting the colors and typography using your favorite page builder.

4. Fast Support

Another feature that Neve and GeneratePress have in common is that both have fast and friendly customer support through 24×7 tickets and documentation.

I Recommend GeneratePress

for the following reasons

I Recommend Neve

For the following things

Neve Vs GeneratePress

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