After too Much Appreciation from readers to the Detailed Comparison of my two favourites themes Astra and Kadence. I have prepared Kadence vs GeneratePress Feature comparison and Speed Test in a more detailed and accurate way.
This comparison will clear up all of your confusion regarding GeneratePress and Kadence theme and you can choose your perfect theme as per your requirement without any hesitation.
Kadence and GeneratePress Quick Introduction
Before Proceeding with the comparison and review let me introduce you to both of the themes.
Kadence is a newly launched multipurpose theme focuses mainly on features and speed optimization with lightweight coding. It is not yet fully developed but the feature offered by them in this development time is awesome. Kadence theme is available for free in WordPress Repository but the Pro Addon Plugin can be purchased on the official website of KadenceWP.
GeneratePress is one of lightest theme available in the market focusing only on performance. They also have a free theme available in the WordPress Repository but with very basic and minimum feature. Pro Addon Plugin can be purchased on the official website of Generatepress.com.
So let's start this comparison by first quality feature of any website which is SPEED.
Speed Comparison of Kadence and Astra
We have created exactly the same environment to test both themes by migrating our live website to a hosting server with the same configuration both. Also, both testing website had an equal number of plugin activated including Kadence Pro Addon Plugin in Kadece Version of my website and GeneratePress Pro Plugin in GP version of my website with all modules enabled on both of plugins.
So all these performance results are obtained practically with ideal Setup.
Kadence Performance Test (Speed Test)
Here is the Performance Score of Google Pagespeed Insight obtained for Home Page (Designed with Elementor) in Kadence Theme.
Here is the GTMatrix Performance Result obtained for Home Page (Designed with Elementor).
GeneratePress Performance Test (Speed Test)
Here is the Performance score of Google Pagespeed Insight obtained for Home Page (designed with elementor) in GeneratePress Theme.
Here is the Performance Result obtained for Home Page (designed with elementor) in GeneratePress Theme.
So now let's move to the next part of this comparison with the first element of any website i.e. Header.
Final Result of Kadence vs GeneratePress Speed Test
|PageSpeed Insight (Mobile)||94||95|
|PageSpeed Insight (Mobile)||76||85|
|GT Metrix Performance||63||62|
|Fully Loaded Time (GTmetrix)||3.5 Sec||3.1 sec|
|Total Page Size (GTmetrix)||612KB||455KB|
|Total Page Request (GTMetrix)||41||29|
|First Contentful Paint (Desktop)||0.6 Sec||0.5 Sec|
|Speed Index||1.1 Sec||0.6 Sec|
|Time to Interactive||0.6 sec||1.5 Sec|
|Final Winner Score||2 out of 10||8 out of 10|
From the above speed and performance comparison Table, GeneratePress is a clear winner with valid reasons. Since I have mentioned before, GeneratePress is the Theme Focusing only on performance with a clean look and minimal feature.
Header Comparison Between Kadecne and Generatepress
The header of any website is something that appeal visitor to trust and stay on the website. Now my this statement may seem theoretical for some bloggers who believe only content is king but for business owners who sell any type of products and service, they know that conversion depends on the trust of the customer and first look of website decide how much you are legit or professional in your services.
Header Features of Kadence Theme
Header and footer builder is a key feature of kadence theme and they prove it as the best header builder with a lot of possibilities in customization with plenty of essential widgets.
From the image above you can understand how you can create a header using kadence header builder by just drag and drop. It contains 3 Bars namely, Top Bar, Main Header and Bottom Bar with elements like Multiple menus, Social Icons, Contact Option, Buttons, Custom HTML, Cart Icon, My Account Icon etc. with many additional widgets included in Kadence Pro version.
Kadence Theme also offers Sticky as well as Transparent header feature. If you do not want a header in any of you page you can do that by just disabling header in that page.
Header Features of GeneratePress Theme
GeneratePress does not offer any header builder in their Free or Pro plans but you have 3 Preset header styles where you can change the location of Navigation menu and Logo Position. Yes that's all you can do with GeneratePress Header customization.
And as you can see from the image, there are features like Header Padding, Mobile menu switch and alignment.
Ultimate Winner of Header Comparison
So ultimately, In the fight of kadence vs GeneratePress, I want to say that If you are 100% blogger with informative content you can stick with GeneratePress as this theme is solely made for bloggers with it's clean and super fast speed.
But If you want your site to lock Fancy as well as fast go with Kadence Blindly. So the winner of Kadence vs GeneratePress in term of the header is definitely Kadence as It can be used by both bloggers and agency or business owners.
Footer Comparison of GeneratePress and Kadence.
Just like headers of any website, footer also plays an important role in making your website look more professional and navigation friendly. So let's move ahead in Kadence vs GeneratePress footer comparison and check out all the features offered by them.
Kadence Footer Builder Features
Exactly same as their header builder, Kadence offer simple and clean, drag and drop footer builder with a lot of elements and design flexibility.
From the above image, you can see, Kadece offer 3 Footer bars with 4 Layouts and elements like multiple Navigational menus, Copyright element, 6 Custom Widgets, Social icons, Custome HTML and may additional widget with Kadence Pro Version.
GeneratePress Footer Feature
GeneratePress Do not offer a lot of customisation but again as a pure blog theme there are enough features.
From the above image, you can see that they offer 2 Type of predefined footer, Full width and Contained with up to 5 widgets column. They don't have much features to discuss.
Final winner in Footer Comparison
Again kadence has taken the lead with their Drag and drop footer builder and hence Kadence is winner.