by Adam Preiser updated July 28, 2019

Themes That Work Great With Beaver Builder WordPress Page Builder


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Did you know that the Beaver Builder theme is not your only option if you are using Beaver Builder for your WordPress page builder?

Not only are there less expensive options, but these themes are also more feature-rich.

On this website, I am using the Astra Theme which I personally think is the best of the bunch.

Astra Theme

Astra is a free WordPress theme that is focused on speed. Optionally you can purchase the Pro version for $59 which adds some additional settings and options.

Key Astra Theme Features:

  • Not The Fastes Theme, But It's No Slouch
  • Lots Of Free Demo Sites
  • Flexable Mega Menu Feature
  • Custom Layouts Options
  • WooCommerce Support
  • LearnDash Support

Astra Theme is a fair choice for any WordPress web design project. I suppose the biggest question is if you even need to purchase a theme these days as page builders are doing all of the same things you would need a theme for. For example, Elementor has the free Hello theme that lets your page builder do all the work.

There are still some good reasons to purchase a pro theme, but for most people, they most likely will be fine with a free theme.

For me though, I think Astra Theme has not kept up with current trends and I no longer recommend it.

There are much better modern themes available that offer inbuilt header and footer builders vs being restricted to 3 layouts, plus more flexible page and post layouts.

Check Out Astra Theme


GeneratePress is a lightweight theme that can be extended with a premium pack of extensions. It will work with all page builders and has the most extensive documentation of any theme.

Key GeneratePress Features:

  • Page Builder Compatibility
  • Many Customizer Options
  • Best Support Of Any Theme
  • Extensive Documentation
  • WooCommerce Integration
  • Flexable Header Options

GeneratePress is a rock solid choice for you to build your website on. Many highly experienced developers use GeneratePress for all of their projects. Pair that with the amazing support that Tom delivers and you have the perfect theme for just about any website project.

Check Out GeneratePress


OceanWP is a WordPress theme with innovative features and is the most generous free theme I have ever seen. There is a suite of extensions that can be purchased which will extend the theme even further.

Key OceanWP Features:

  • Fully Responsive
  • eCommerce Ready
  • Fully Customizable
  • Advanced Mega Menu
  • RTL Support
  • Free Templates

OceanWP is the most feature-packed free theme that is available.

For a theme that work with any page builder, it has some innovative features that I have never seen in a theme. Primarily it's strength is with e-commerce websites and has all the feature that you would normally expect to pay for.

If you are new to WordPress, the customizer options and the option boxes found in each post/page can be overwhelming and hard to make sense of at times.

Check Out OceanWP

Video Transcript

Themes That Work Great With Beaver Builder WordPress Page Builder

In this video want to talk about some of the
themes that work beautifully with the Beaver

Builder which is a page builder for WordPress
website now it’s important to note 1st that

Beaver Builder will work with any theme now
when I’m talking about working with the theme

is more specifically talking about having
a fullwidth row in the different page layouts

and so that’s the difference a lot of themes
you people to work just fine however you won’t

get that full width where you can put a image
in the background are full with color and

have these different sections going on on
your website so that is what I’m talking about

now there’s several themes available that
you can already use perfectly with Beaver

Builder the first one would be the Beaver
Builder seem now the only drawback with the

Beaver Builder theme is a phenomenal theme
amazing options awesome development team the

only drawback is it’s an extra hundred dollars
and then you have to pay a annual support

renewal update renewal fee on top of what
you pay already for Beaver Builder so now

you have the money that’s the way to go is
the definitely the way to go is to pick up

that the Beaver Builder thing but this video
is just to explore other options that are

out there outside of the Beaver Builder steam
now there’s several themes that already work

great all the studio press themes that Genesis
and all the Genesis child themes there and

work great there’s this little add-on plug-in
that you can get that is self free and allow

Beaver Builder to work with all the studio
press themes so if Yorty have Genesis from

studio present the child theme package that
that they’ll work perfectly another option

is in there so couple videos I’ve seen about
it in its nicknamed dynamic beaver and there’s

a really powerful child theme for studio press
called dynamic ion dynamics a great theme

the only negative in my mind with dynamic
is there’s tons and tons and tons and tons

of settings and it can be a little daunting
and so that’s another option and that’s the

nickname to dynamic beaver in for this video
I’ll nickname this Jen beaver and I want to

tell you about a another theme option and
that’s called to generate press knowledge

and repressed is one of the top themes that’s
free as well and it’s in the WordPress repository

so that means in your WordPress website you
can go to appearance themes type generate

press and you can install it immediately from
your WordPress dashboard now was nice about

generate press number one is a very light
theme is very cleanly coded there is a great

support community behind it I’m actually on
their website here so when you click on the

support tethers this very full support community
going on where you live people are asking

questions and the developers engaged given
them answers there’s lots of code snippets

it’s a great community to jump in on and the
theme is a free now what is also nice about

this theme is the developer has a very affordable
add-on pack that adds functionality to the

team someone at so you add on pack real quick
and then I’m going to go into the theme and

show you why I think this is just a great
option for anyone that’s building websites

with the Beaver Builder so of first off the
add-on packages can make some things a little

easier okay so eyes you can see the theme
itself is been downloaded almost 600,000 times

click on this add-ons here and so the alpacas
only 3995 it’s a one-time fee you can install

it on all your sites there’s a licensing system
where you can type in your license code and

you’ll get those automatic updates but check
this out when you scroll down you really get

the ability to adjust colors change all your
fonts add section but we will be using sections

really cover any use Beaver Builder for that
awesome additional menu options this one right

here is really key page header anomaly show
you what options you have to do in that header

is first putting images and videos into the
header if you wanted egad they can have the

Manson relay out on your blog let’s see the
spacing is really important for adding and

adjusting the different spacing between the
elements backgrounds copyrights and although

you can use the free female give you the function
to change the copyright is not one of those

developers that have given you a free theme
but you realize it’s filled with branding

and all kinds of stuff that you wouldn’t want
so anyways but it’s a really easier way of

doing it is so when you get the add-on pack
here’s something that’s very interesting and

that’s all actually limit backup disable elements
and what that allows you to do is disable

certain halogens on elements on a page by
page basis on the show you this you can disable

the header the footer of different things
like that now show you what you can do that

I that’s one of my favorite add-ons by the
way I wish I was actually included in every

theme right here is something that’s very
interesting Internet hooks and so you can

now with Beaver Builder you can create these
Beaver Builder short codes and you can drop

it in these hook areas and it’s a very powerful
and then this import export feature that’s

actually really nice this is been a lie do
to import and export settings and different

things like that it’s a very powerful so that’s
that’s all the add-on pack I got a link down

below if you want to take a look at it only
me before I jump into the actual WordPress

when we see the support form you can see here
there’s over 30 almost 3500 posts here of

people asking questions getting help and the
developer provides us all for free which is

pretty amazing so anyways here it is and am
calling this gin beaver I’ll be the person

first person to put the name on it now I was
talking with the developer about making it

so out-of-the-box this would work perfectly
with the full width for Beaver Builder and

I think he did that but prior to him releasing
an update recently I have this little snippet

of code right here that I can give you and
this will remove all the padding in the margins

if you’re using Beaver Builder to put together
your page layout so of this little snippet

of code will do that I think you might’ve
added that already into the CSS of the site

so let me just open it up in a new tab here
and go to the homepage now this is the homepage

I haven’t built it out with Beaver Builder
but I just wanted to show you that really

cool feature of the page header where you
can choose an image and have it integrate

into the navigation and you’ll have total
control on these pages over the navigation

colors that over everything really and then
you can search or Beaver Builder pages down

here so just to show you that if I click on
page builder I’ll just leave it on blank you

can see I got that full with roll going on
here so if I wanted to add a column and then

change the background color since go ahead
and change that to a color rates and then

I can go up here in make it fullwidth and
you could see you get that full with role

with this theme and that’s one of the main
benefits with it so I can go ahead and click

on save and you can see we got this nice a
fullwidth role going on to get that with this

theme now let me show you what it looks like
on the page so I’m in pages and here’s my

homepage now what you get is this page header
section right here you can put a static image

you can even put a video in there that’s pretty
nice and have an overlay color over that video

that’s awesome and then you can put some text
in that area and you have all these different

settings as words what the color of the text
is good to be so look good on top of the video

you’re using or good on top of the image that
you’re using and then you have the advanced

settings and that’s where you could merge
that image or video with the site header and

you can change the color of the site title
and if I had a logo loaded in I be able to

change the logo to be a different color logo
now you can do some of this already with the

Beaver Builder theme but it requires some
custom CSS and it doesn’t have the options

of changing the color of the logo or the text
or any of that so it’s it’s not as easy to

accomplish so all right here I wanted to show
you this one of my favorite things is the

disable elements right here so here’s all
these options and I can check on any of these

and it will disable that element on this page
so it’s a page by page basis this is also

something that you can do with the Beaver
Builder theme they have different page template

that will disable the header and the footer
but with this add-on pack you can essentially

do the same thing you can decide Jim bit more
power so I can decide on this page I don’t

want that navigations you might want to do
that on a order page of someone’s ordering

something on your website the order page you
want to give them an easy way out with more

navigation options so you can disable navigation
items in this is really awesome right here

you can also disable the content title and
there’s a lot of times especially with Beaver

Builder that you want to this and have an
easy way of disabling that title because you’re

probably going to not needed with the Beaver
Builder page builder that your whatever pages

your building and you have some sought stuff
here’s well with the post image and whatnot

so in it so powerful it you can now also have
control on a page by page basis of the footer

wages you’ve got so many different page layout
options you can have the content the sidebar

on these exit a standard nowadays but you
have this option here so when you actually

click on the this this option here continental
sidebars that’s when that CSS is going to

kick in and remember to make the rose 100%
and remove any margin or paddings that might

he in the way now for the clocks there’s an
area right here so here’s the hook area you

got your before header before header content
and as you can scroll down you can see all

these folks are here and you can also put
PHP in these different hook areas so it will

take a short code which is nice so with the
Beaver Builder you can create these templates

you can have an opt in template and you can
put it in a hook and it will dynamically appear

all across your site sitewide so you have
these options here in this different hooks

that they give you by default are ready with
this theme now let’s jump into the customizer

and take a look there! Before you do that
jump into the generate press menu area here

so when you activate the add-on pack years
were you can change your copyright in this

is something I’m sure a lot of people appreciate
you you get all these add-ons is one plug-in

installation and then you can activate them
on an add-on by add-on basis so for instance

for me if you’re using Beaver Builder you’re
not really need this sections add on but you

have all these here so if there was an add-on
that you didn’t want to activate you really

don’t have to do that you can come in here
just activate them are just what you want

in know you’re going to use so, go ahead and
click on customize here and will just take

a quick look at the customizer and then wrap
up this video so you have your layout options

a really nice it gives you the option to select
your page with and I love that you use it’s

full of different options here here’s your
colors of course it gives you full control

over all your colors here in the customizer
your blog header and to this early culture

element spacing so you can easily go in here
and said all your padding and spacing for

all the different elements throughout your
website even down here you can even choose

your sidebar with and it’s all just a built
in here to the customizer full topography

options and notices on these different options
that gives you in this theme with the add-on

pack they actually give you more options than
I would normally see you like that dynamic

theme where there you get every different
option possible in every city literally every

single option possible this gives you a lot
of options as well but instead it’s in the

customizer which makes it a little easier
and more user-friendly so you got your course

or Google fonts in here and you can choose
your weight and you can do text transform

I really like that and selects that’s primarily
what I wanted to look at in this video was

that was the the main features that I think
make the generate press theme along with the

paid add-ons really stand out now you don’t
need at all to use their paid add-ons you

can use the free theme and give that a shot
you just need to know little bit of CSS here

there but for me I think it’s one of the best
values and in the WordPress ecosystem right

now it only $40 and you get all this built
into it and you don’t have to pay an annual

update fee or anything like that it’s all
just kind of built into it but it some really

powerful combination and does so Wesley let
me just throw in one of those new Beaver Builder

templates for you I did a video about a month
ago showing you all the new templates at the

added so it would be easy to just go in here
and pick a new template how about this will

replace this layouts and you’ll see now we’ve
got the new Beaver Builder template in there

looking beautiful because like I said you’re
getting these full with pages sections so

it’s a offers a great starting point the point
now this is important to note that this theme

combos to work great with the free Beaver
Builder plug in that you can get out of the

WordPress repository it’s great it’s but but
for me I rather have the paid one because

number one I want access to faster support
I like all the additional features that Beaver

Builder gives me of you want to find out more
information about Beaver Builder’s paid plug-in

I got a link as well down below and as usual
whenever you’re clicking on a link on my channel

most likely it’s good to be an affiliate link
however that’s not why talk about these different

products I talk about them because I’m using
them myself right now I’m building something

with generate press and the free version of
the Beaver Builder plug-in I’m building that

for this channel so you’ll be able to see
that coming up here real soon that’s it for

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  1. Hi Adam, are there any new themes that you can now add to this list as an update to this article? Thank you for your awesome content!

    1. Surprisingly it’s pretty much remained the same. These themes just keep getting better. And it’s been hard for competition to get any traction, so they die out.

    1. Hey Mark, this decision is completely up to you, but personally I think that GeneratePress is the better value. It also has more features and more options, and many developers are making the choice of using GeneratePress over the Beaver Builder theme. This week I am going to release a full review video of GeneratePress premium, I suggest you check out that video because it’s going to show you the true potential of GeneratePress.

  2. Fantastic video, thank you! I would appreciate a little more info on what features of GeneratePress can be turned off due to duplication with Beaver Builder features/modules. For instance, do I really need the BLOG feature of GeneratePress turned on? A list of those that can be turned off safely wold be great. Thanks much. I am really going to make this my go to combo for client sites. Thanks, Dave

    1. While you first need to understand the difference between a theme and a page builder. There is nothing in Beaver Builder that is going to help you build a blog index page. This is something that is done in the theme, not the page builder. So there really isn’t any duplication of features that are in Beaver Builder and the GeneratePress theme.

  3. having issues with background images no appearing in this theme…
    Wondering if it is just me – With issue – I can do little but without issue, i can see how fast and easy it is to create pixel perfect sites with this combo –

    What css editor plugin are you using? Is that part of premium?

    1. Are you still having the problem? Who is your Webhost? Some webhosts force cashing on you and you would need to disable this while developing your site in order to see the changes that you’re making.

  4. Thanks Adam for this video on GP. I’ve had a couple of challenges using Beaver Builder PRO with other themes (primarily the full page width issue) and so I’m happy to see one that will work smoothly. Just a note to everyone though…make sure you do not activate (or at least deactivate) any CACHING plugins while building the site. Lesson learned!

  5. Thanks a lot for this info. I bought Beaver Builder but hadn’t found a theme that works with it for what I wanted to do. It looks like GeneratePress will be great. I’m probably going to invest in the package to have the most flexibility. I’m going to now go check out your other stuff. Keep up the good work! 🙂

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