Airi vs Blocksy comparison  💥
AIRI THEME (Blocksy vs Airi)
The Airi Theme has an insanely high rating...
In this Airi Theme review we take a look at the most important features of this theme. Designed by aThemes, this theme is highly ranked on Wordpress.org for popular themes and is featured on over 20,000 websites installed. I've had good experiences with another theme from aThemes called Sydney and assume Airi has about the same to offer.
Airi Theme review: Rating
When we check Airi's rating on Wordpress.org, we see that practically all raters gave 5 stars. Ratings are very important because it shows what people who know the theme think of it. The theme is still relatively new and more raters will follow, but the average usually remains the same.
Airi Theme review: Demos
The Airi (free) theme offers 6 beautiful demo layouts. That number doubles in the pro version. The demos are of high quality and if you want you can watch them here "live ".
Airi Theme review: Webshops
Airi is 100% compatible with Woocommerce and if you are going to build a webshop Airi is definitely a suitable candidate. The best part is that all of these layouts were built with Elementor. You can find alternative themes for building shops in my top 10 for webshop themes.
Airi Theme review: Speed
The Airi theme is a minimalist theme and can therefore be called fast. The bare theme with no extra plugins with just a well-configured cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
Airi Theme review: Page builders
The Airi theme uses the Elementor page builder by default, but is compatible with Beaverbuilder, and practically all top page builders out there for Wordpress. I recommend installing Elementor for free, but much better of course the pro version.
Airi Blog Lay-outs
In case you want to start a blog or are looking for a different theme for your existing blog, it is good to know that Airi offers different styles such as masonry and list layout. However, the best theme for blogging is the Extra Theme.
Airi offers different types of menus in the header. This is in no comparison to the header builders that some themes such as Divi offer, but it is probably more than enough for most projects.
Airi Google Fonts
Always nice to have a wide choice of different fonts. Google Font offers more than 600 fonts. However, do realize that fiddling with fonts is a lot of work and can sometimes cause errors. The fact is that all themes try to choose the best fonts for a layout and the question is whether you are really able to improve that.
Airi Theme review: Conclusie
It is clear that a lot is possible with Airi. The demo layouts are very good, even in the free version. With Airi one can build any type of website and of course it is a pleasure to use the Elementor pagebuilder to work.
For a little more money, you have access to all themes from aThemes instead of 1 theme. Memberships usually provide much more bang for the buck than just a theme, just like with Divi is the case.
BLOCKSY THEME (Blocksy vs Airi)
Blocksy has the best rating of all free WP themes...
Blocksy is een razendsnel ladend minimalistisch Wordpress theme...
In this Blocksy Theme review I quickly show you why this is such a fantastic theme. The theme is suitable for any kind of website, including building blogs and shops. It was created with Gutenberg in mind and works perfectly with it. The same goes for all elite pagebuilders for Wordpress.
If we check on Wordpress.org Blocksy's rating, we see that all raters gave 5 stars out of 1 rater after who gave 4 stars. A better average rating than what the Blocksy Theme shows here is therefore hardly possible.
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: SPEED
The Blocksy theme is a fast loading theme although it is not in my list for fastest WP-themes. The theme itself without additional plugins with just a well configured cache plugin produced the result presented above. In short, the theme is astonishingly fast. Of course you can further optimize your website on loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
BLOCKSY DEMO LAY-OUTS
She calls the Blocksy theme Starter Sites herself. That is also the term used by Astra, a theme that is even better known than Blocksy and very much like it. Blocksy offers a great collection of these Starter Sites which is totally awesome.
BLOCKSY DEMOS FOR PAGEBUILDERS
The above demo layouts were created with the following page builders: Gutenberg, Elementor, Brizy and Beaverbuilder. Under each individual demo it is indicated for which page builders it is available. Again, Blocksy is similar to Astra which also offers this service on their Starter Sites.
The Blocksy theme uses the Gutenberg Editor by default, which is definitely not my favorite editor. But as you have read above, the theme is just as suitable for working with elite page builders as you would like, which is certainly a good idea.
BLOCKSY BASIC FUNCTIONS
BLOCKSY: HEADER BUILDER
Even the free version comes with a real header builder (picture above). Choose one of the ready-made headers or adapt it to your wishes. Blocksy makes it very easy to quickly create the header you had in mind. The pro version offers a much better header builder and there each of your pages can have a different header.
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: MEGA MENU
The mega menu only comes with the pro version and offers nice options like using icons, or complete content blocks (using Hooks). This basically allows you to use any kind of content in your menu. The mega menu also offers special design styles for the menu items.
BLOCKSY: WOOCOMMERCE SHOP
Blocksy is also very suitable for building webshops with it, even the free version. The theme works perfectly with the popular Woocommerce plugin. Wonderful options such as Quick View, Ajax Cart and Gallery Styles are already included in the free version. The Pro version takes it up a notch with Wishlist, Off-Canvas filters, Floating Cart, Off-Canvas cart, Search by SKU and more. Building a pre-fashionable-looking shop thus becomes a piece of cake.
BLOCKSY: CUSTOM SIDEBARS
The same thing I just said about the headers also applies to the sidebars. In principle it is possible to present a different sidebar to your audience on every page. Important, because as can be seen in the example above, a shop page obviously needs a different sidebar than blog pages.
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
Blocksy is a new fresh theme, very suitable to quickly create a good shop, blog or corporate site. Strong points of Blocksy are the Starter Sites, the Header & Footer Builders and Webshop options. If you still have doubts, check WP-Astra. It is very similar to Blocksy but is a lot more advanced and offers even more options.
BLOCKSY VS AIRI CONCLUSION
Blocksy and Airi are both good themes for creating blogs, webshops and normal websites. Both themes offer well-styled demo websites, the number of which is much larger in the Blocksy Theme. It is difficult to point out a real winner here, the quality of the themes is very similar. Both themes load quickly and are minimalistic, despite the fact that they have a lot of options. It's a matter of taste.