This is where the free version of Beaver Builder plugin, combined the free version of the Power Pack add-on plugin, comes in very useful. Generate Press has been designed to integrate fully with page builder plugins.
Here are some reasons you might choose to use Beaver Builder in addition to Generate Press…
If you want to add a smart heading to your page
If you want to give a text box a colored background
If you want to give a row background image a colored overlay to make the white text easier to read
If you want to place an icon to the side of a heading and text box
If you want to apply fancy formatting to text boxes
These are not the only reasons you might decide to use Beaver Builder as well as all of the options in the Generate Press theme. But I hope it gives you a better idea of the options available in Beaver Builder.
When should you use Beaver Builder and Power Pack?
If you want to…
- Build complex layout grids
- Place widgets inside the layout grid boxes
- Apply color overlays to background images
- Place headlines and text in a white text box, above a row that has a background image
- Make fancy headline and sub heads with a divider that includes an icon
- Build lists that contain an icon, headline and paragraph text
Generate Press alone may already do everything you need
You can make great looking page layouts using Generate Press Sections.
In the pro version of GeneratePress you have the option to build any page or post from individual sections. (Sections are not available on archive pages such as category listing pages.)
Full width & Background colors
These sections can span the full browser width or be contained. They can also have their own individual background color, background image and text colors.
You can use a plugin called Lightweight Grid Columns to help you layout the content in any section.
Blog page listings
If you want to display a list of your blog posts in a page section you can use the free version of WP Show Posts plugin.
If you’re willing to use a little bit of code you can insert Font Awesome icons above a headline for instance.
Image overlay colors
Generate Press does not have the ability to apply an overlay color to background images. Applying a dark overlay makes it easier to read white text on top of multicolored images. If you want to do this you would need to edit the image in image editing software before uploading it to your site.