Author: Trisha Cupra

Author’s summary

This site that was built using Beaver Builder, with the GeneratePress theme and GP Premium plugin. I have been using Beaver Builder since 2015, and GeneratePress for almost as long – I switched to GeneratePress after finding that the Beaver Builder Theme wasn’t adequate. Normally, I use Powerpack and/or UABB add-ons to fill in features that BB lacks. For clients, I design my sites within the limits of BB (in the browser), and typically have to add a fair bit of CSS manually.

I didn’t use any add-ons this time, but I did have to add a lot of custom CSS. The reference site isn’t a design that could be easily replicated with BB by someone without knowledge of CSS – it required custom coding throughout, in every section. For instance, layering images is surprisingly difficult to achieve.

The responsiveness isn’t perfect, but would still require more fine-tuning than what’s possible at this point.

Additionally, GTMetrix scores are slower than desired; however, implementing caching and Perfmatters would likely bring it up to an A score easily enough.

Finally, because this reference site was built in Tailwind CSS – which doesn’t translate well into BB. It’s not recommended to try replicating an existing design like this one using Beaver Builder

Themes/plugins used on the project

Reasons the project does not meet the build guidelines

Performance scores last time updated

August 2022

The site is a bit broken after the migration, so we cannot re-test it at the moment.

GTMetrix example results

PageSpeed Insights example results

Screenshots of the template

Disclaimer (!) Unfortunately, sometimes elements are not shown with their proper styles on these screenshots. This is a technical issue of the software, not the template!