The main sections of GeneratePress: finding the settings pages

There are two main places to look for settings and dialogues, after you install GeneratePress.

  • The WordPress Dashboard and…
  • The page/post editor

Options available in the WordPress Dashboard

Go to: Dashboard > Appearance. And look for…

  • Dashboard > Appearance > Customize
  • Dashboard > Appearance > GP Hooks
  • Dashboard > Appearance > GeneratePress

Those options are all in the Appearance tab.

The Dashboard - Appearance tab in GeneratePress
The Dashboard – Appearance tab in GeneratePress

Also look near the bottom of the Dashboard for…

  • Dashboard > Page Headers
The Page Header tab in GeneratePress
The Page Header tab in GeneratePress

The dialogue boxes and options listed above can be found via the WordPress Dashboard.

However, there are more options available in the WordPress post or page editor.

GeneratePress options in the WordPress post/page editor

As you build each new page or post, look at the top of the right hand sidebar in your WordPress editor. The top option in the editor sidebar should be, Use Sections.

GeneratePress page sections switch toggled into the on position
GeneratePress page sections switch toggled into the on position

Sections are a very simple form of page builder. Sections enable you to chunk your page or post into individual stripes or sections. You can then style each section or chunk of your post or page individually.

Sections are a much simpler version of a page builder than you get with fully featured packages such as Elementor or Beaver Builder.

However, if you do want to use a fully featured page builder with GeneratePress, rest assured that GeneratePress is designed to integrate seamlessly with both Elementor and Beaver Builder.

GeneratePress and Elementor or Beaver Builder makes a great combination.

But my advice would be, don’t get carried away too soon. Because GeneratePress makes fantastic looking websites on it’s own.

So don’t install an extra page builder unless you’re sure you need one.

The Layout tab, below the post editor

Look carefully as you scroll down in the post editor and you will see the layout section.

GeneratePress Layout options in the post editor
GeneratePress Layout options in the post editor

The layout tab in the post editor enables you to override on a post by post basis some of the settings you find in the WordPress customizer…
Dashboard > Appearance > Customize > Layout