Website Builders Collective

Build Better Websites with GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks

Join a community of GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks users packed with tutorials, templates & more.

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“When it comes to pixel perfect design, Mike is one of the best out there. His attention to detail is apparent in everything he touches.”

– GeneratePress Founder Tom Usborne

Learn how to build beautiful, lightweight, block based websites

The Website Builders Collective is a community of GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks users with one common goal, to master GP & GB and elevate their website design and development skills.

With two start-to-finish website tutorials, dozens of additional training videos, two full website templates and over 25 landing page templates, you’ll be building amazing websites in no time.

100+

GP & GB Tutorial Videos

25+

Landing Page Templates

200+

GP & GB Users

What you can expect on the inside

The Website Builders Collective taps into the full power of GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks and gives you the knowledge and confidence to build professional block based websites.

Complete Website Builds

Two start-to-finish tutorials covering each step of building a website with GP & GB.

Template Downloads

Easy to use GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks website and landing page templates.

GP & GB Tutorials

A growing library of how-to videos for using GP & GB and their latest features.

Tools & Performance

Additional tutorials and tips on website performance and optimizing WordPress.

GeneratePress Users

An area to meet other GP & GB users, share knowledge and help each other.

Website Showcase

A place to share your website projects and get feedback from the community.

Blueprint wireframe template

Blueprint is a multi-purpose starter site that includes all the common pages and sections you would typically need in a website project.

Bonus templates include custom search, author, category and tag archives, as well as a 404 page.

View the Blueprint Demo
Preview of a wireframe template

Agency website template

Agency is a complete website template built for agencies or freelancers. It uses the new GenerateBlocks Pro global style system for easy customization.

View the Agency Demo
Agency website template

Two start-to-finish GeneratePress website tutorials


Join me as I take you through the process of designing and building each website, starting from the initial planning stage all the way to optimization and going live. I go over the intricacies of the design and development process, ensuring that you gain valuable hands-on experience along the way.

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Explore Travel Blog

A comprehensive 13-part video series that covers every aspect of designing & building a travel blog.

View the Demo
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Fiction Author Website

A 25-part video series where I plan, design and build a personal website and blog for a fictional author.

View the Demo
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Linktree Style Landing Page

Who was this created for?

The Collective is made for those who want to…

Learn GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks in and out

Begin building beautiful, fast, block based websites

Improve their web design skills and processes

Have access to professional landing page templates

Be part of a growing community of GP & GB users

What’s included exactly?

An ever-growing library of training & templates…

Two start-to-finish website design and build tutorials

Dozens of additional GP & GB how-to videos

GP & GB landing page and content templates

Community interaction with fellow GB & GP users

Daily check-ins by me (Mike) to answer questions

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Landing Page Pricing Table

GenerateBlocks landing page templates

Beautiful GenerateBlocks landing page templates you can use to jumpstart a new website project.

Easily copy and paste the templates into the WordPress editor, import the type and color settings and go!

View the Template Demos
Mockups of landing page designs

Elevate your website design & development skills

Not only will you learn how to unlock the full potential of GeneratePress and GenerateBlocks, you’ll learn about my strategies, processes and decisions that go into designing and building a successful website.

Aside from the two complete website build tutorials, some of my single tutorial videos include:

GeneratePress Dynamic Typography Overview

GeneratePress Global Colors Overview

Intro to the Grid Block & Container Block

Using Archive Templates vs. Query Loops

How to Set Up Your GP & GB Containers

GenerateBlocks Pro Features & Benefits

How to Switch to Local Google Fonts

How to Add a GeneratePress Child Theme

How to Make a Custom 404 Template

Using a Starter Site for New Website Projects

How to Preload Responsive Background Images

Wrapping Text Around GenerateBlocks Content

Using SVG HTML Icons for Section Dividers

Using Adobe Fonts (Typekit) with GeneratePress

How to Create a Coming Soon Page

GB Pro Accordion Block & Tabs Block Demo

Building Responsive Comparison Tables

Adding Effects to the GeneratePress Navigation

How to Size & Optimize Your Images

Using GenerateBlocks for Unordered Lists with Icons

Testimonials from community members

A few success stories from members of the community who have had real results.

Don’t miss out on the Website Builders Collective, it’s a brilliant resource. You’ll sharpen your skills and enhance productivity while working with GeneratePress and GenerateBlocks.

You’ll also have access to a wealth of pre-designed templates and patterns to inspire and elevate your website builds. The Community is a fantastic place to seek advice, exchange knowledge, and problem-solve.

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Simon Harper

Thanks to the WB Collective I have learned so much from a web design point of view with GeneratePress and GenerateBlocks. There is really a lot of material to grow. From the tutorials to the templates to Mike’s professionalism in giving the right advice.

It is because of this community that I built my first website and now I’m immersed in other projects. If you want to start building better websites, I recommend it.

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Leonardo Iannelli

Up until now, I have used a combination of Astra or GP with Beaver Builder to build sites, but from now on, it will be GP and GB for all new projects. Hats off to you for putting this all together.

The community is full of so much helpful info and resources. It will help me be more productive with my time and produce a higher quality of work.

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Rich Flynn

If you find yourself watching YouTube videos here and there, Mike’s community is a comprehensive one-stop-shop for all things GeneratePress and GenerateBlocks.

Mike’s tutorials cover everything from planning your website build to optimizing it and going live. The templates are great for starting client projects, as well as seeing how he builds with GenerateBlocks.

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Jim Galiano

FAQ’s about the community

View some of the most commonly asked questions to help you decide if the Website Builders Collective is the right fit for you.

If you have any questions that are not listed here, feel free to reach out to me on Twitter or my website.

If you are a GeneratePress and/or GenerateBlocks user looking to build websites more effectively and sharpen your design skills, the collective may be a great fit.

If you have found value in my previous course or YouTube video tutorials you will find value in this community.

The majority of the tutorials and templates will be created with GeneratePress Premium and the Free version of GenerateBlocks.

All templates will be built using the WordPress block editor and GenerateBlocks and can be used with any WordPress theme.

Not at all. The tutorials and templates will be built using GeneratePress premium and the block editor along with GenerateBlocks. Any custom CSS or PHP used in the tutorials and templates will be thoroughly explained.

I am mostly thinking of beginner and novice users when creating the tutorials. For example, I will not be making tutorials on topics such as Woo Commerce customization, integrating ACF or a LMS plugin, etc.

If you’re looking for heavy GP & GB customization this may not be for you. The tutorials will primarily be based on using GP & GB, better design practices and website performance.

Simply because doing all of this work for free is not a good use of my time. I plan to provide way more value than the cost which will keep everyone happy and allow the community to continue to grow. I feel like professional templates, tutorials and community support is well worth $5 a week.

You’ll receive a welcome email and receive access to the community and all the resources. Once you are logged in you can view the welcome video explaining all the membership areas and how to navigate them.

The course platform is podia.com which you can access from any device. All of the content will be accessible through your Podia account after signing up.

Absolutely! The templates I create are designed to help you build websites that impress your clients, so you’re free to make a copy and customize it to your needs. The only limitation is the templates can not be resold as a similar product.

The checkout uses Stripe for subscription payments. Your membership will be automatically renewed each month for $20 while enrolled in the Website Builders Collective.

All of the tutorials, templates and resources posted by me have a comment section where you can ask questions and leave comments. I log in to answer all comments and questions at least once a day.

If at any time the support you require goes beyond the scope included in the membership, I offer premium support services to members.

That’s no problem! I want everyone in the collective to feel like they are receiving plenty of value. If at any point you no longer want to be a member you can cancel, there is no commitment.

Of course, you can sign up for a month whenever you like based on how much time you have to be active, or simply to save some money.

I have quite a few members who do this and catch up on all the tutorials and templates every couple months.

About your instructor

Hello, my name is Mike Oliver. I started off designing surfboard logos in the mid 90’s and have been a designer now for almost 30 years. About 10 years ago I built my first website with WordPress, and this has been my primary focus ever since. I’ve been a contributor to GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks for several years now and have enjoyed helping other GP & GB users through courses and this community.

Why did I create the Website Builders Collective?

After the launch of my previous GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks course, I realized that most of the tutorials eventually become obsolete. With GP, GB and WordPress constantly evolving, I thought an ongoing training model would work better than a one time course. This will allow us all to stay on top of the latest features and updates.

The GeneratePress community is incredible and growing like crazy. I thought this would be the perfect way to deliver new tutorials, my latest templates and continue to learn together. If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, sign up!

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