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Avada vs Hestia Theme comparison [2021]

Avada vs Hestia comparison


AVADA vs HESTIA


Hestia vs Avada, what do we know about these themes to begin with? Avada is the best seller on the Themeforest marketplace, and Hestia is one of ThemeIsle's top themes. Both themes offer compatibility with all top page builders. Let's look for the strengths and weaknesses of these themes.

AVADA THEME (Hestia vs Avada)

Avada Theme review


AVADA THEME REVIEW

We start in this Avada vs Hestia comparison with the Avada Theme which does not automatically mean it would be better. We are going to take a look at why the theme is so popular. It has been in the first place in the list of best-selling products and themes in the equally popular marketplace for 6 years Themeforest which sells Wordpress material. The theme has been sold more than 666.000+ times, which is close to the most popular theme there is, the Divi Theme.

Not only was the theme sold frequently, it also has one of the best ratings on Themeforest. Of the 24.078 people who gave a rating, the average is 4.77 out of 5, which is very high. This theme is multipurpose, which means that it is suitable for any type of website. So you can build webshop, corporate websites, blog, showcases and so on. Just what you want. We are going to review all the top aspects of Avada and the improvements of Avada since the brand new version 7.3 one by one.

AVADA WEBSHOPS

Webshops are very popular nowadays and the number of shops in the internet is increasing rapidly. No wonder a theme like Avada is completely prepared for building shops. In recent years, both laymen and professionals have mainly built their shops with Woocommerce. Avada works perfectly with Woocommerce and all known Woocommerce plugins.


Avada Theme review webshops


You can display up to six columns of products on the category pages. While writing this Avada Theme review, I was particularly impressed by all the special options Avada offers for Woocommerce such as product sliders and product carousels, quickview, and extensive search functions. This is no coincidence either, the Avada and Woocommerce teams work closely together.

AVADA'S FUSION BUILDER

In their own words, the best page builder out there, but here I have to protest. The Fusion Builder is a very good page builder but at least in the ranking below the top 3 page builders which are the Divi Builder, Elementor and Thrive Architect. But as mentioned, the Fusion Builder is of course a very nice tool to build a website with.

Fusion Builder is a drag and drop front-end page builder with great features such as being able to save layouts for reuse elsewhere. More than 60 different elements that can be drawn into your design such as buttons, sliders, images, titles, in short too many to mention. Everything you may need is there. You can also use all types of shortcodes in the page builder. If you want to know more about the Fusion Builder or rather see the page builder in action, watch the short video below.



AVADA'S FOOTER BUILDER

With Avada you can design your own footers with complete freedom as shown in the before-after image below. The same goes for your 404 pages and search pages.


Avada Theme review footers


AVADA'S DEMO IMPORTER

Avada lets you import beautiful demos into your website with a few simple clicks. You have a ready-made website to start with. Customize the logo, photos and post your own text. In this way, people build a website much faster than starting with a clean slate. Avada offers 66 complete website demos. Website demos should not be confused with page demos. Some themes have hundreds of them, but they are not complete sites, but pages.


Avada Theme review demo import


AVADA THEME REVIEW: SETTINGS

Avada has separate settings for the website as a whole and for pages. This ensures that everything remains very clear. The options panels come very handy with a search function so that one does not have to search endlessly for a certain option as was often the case in the past and still with other themes. The Avada options are so complete that you can really set everything up your own way. Over the years, feed has obviously not been overlooked.


Avada Theme review settings


AVADA'S MEGAMENU

Avada offers you one of the best mega menus out there. You do not need to buy and install additional plugins for this. Widgets such as video, forms and images can be used in the menu. Choose the number of columns up to a maximum of six. Adjustable width, so full width or a number of pixels which you set yourself. The width of each column can also be set separately. In addition to menu items, you can store icons (small images).


Avada Theme review megamenu


AVADA'S SUPPORT

Avada employs no less than 20 people who are fully committed to providing support. These are extremely professional people with years of experience in this field. If you need help, you never have to wait long for a good answer and support.


Avada Theme review support


AVADA THEME REVIEW: MY OPINION

My conclusion for this Avada Theme review for [2021] is that it is a great theme. It is really possible to create any type of website, it cannot be much more multifunctional. The theme builder works pleasantly and quickly. Everything is very clear and speaks for itself. This theme is very suitable for people without experience, but can also be used by professionals. I have not come across much that can be considered a shortcoming. An A-B test tool could be added and have pop-ups like a few other top themes like Divi. However, these are certainly not necessary functions.

AVADA THEME REVIEW: PRICING

The Avada theme costs $ 60, which seems like a great price. The fact is, if you put $ 30 on it, you will have the Divi Theme which is even better. Avada has a license for only 1 website, you can use Divi on as many sites as you want.

A better alternative is the best-selling theme in the world, the Divi Theme. If we compare the prices, they immediately receive support for a year. You will not only receive a theme, but a membership that includes 86 other premium themes and many plug-ins. If you want to spend a little more money, you immediately have lifelong support there, cost $ 249. Sometimes cheaper when they have offers. If in doubt, read our Divi Theme review, or check out the real Divi website right away.





HESTIA THEME (Hestia vs Avada)

Hestia Theme review


HESTIA THEME REVIEW

In this Hestia Theme review for [2021] I discuss all the great features it has. This theme was built by ThemeIsle which is one of the best theme and plugin builders for Wordpress. Other very popular themes from them are for example Zelle and Neve.

HESTIA RATINGS

Below you can see the rating and active installation where I have placed arrows.


Hestia Theme review ratings


HESTIA AND ELEMENTOR

This appreciation applies to the free version of Hestia, which is of course much less extensive. I will of course discuss everything Hestia has to offer here, the pro version. The theme works perfectly with Woocommerce, WPML and the Elementor page builder. The additional installation of Elementor is definitely recommended, there is no better page builder. Get the pro version right away if you don't have problems spending some money.


Hestia + Elementor


HESTIA AND WOOCOMMERCE

For a top theme it is important to have a great presentation when it comes to web shops. Without it you will not achieve any rankings. Hestia just like the other themes from ThemeIsle have this. Below I show you how well everything is arranged in the shop pages.


Woocommerce lay-out 1

Hestia + Woocommerce


Woocommerce lay-out 2

Hestia + Woocommerce


HESTIA REVIEW: STARTER SITES

Just like any good theme, Hestia has a library of starter sites. So you do not have to start working on your site from scratch, but there is immediately a design that you will adapt to your corporate identity. As can be seen in the picture below, designs for all types of niches have been built with Elementor. To be honest, I have to say that the number is low compared to other themes.


Hestia theme review starter sites


HESTIA SPEEDTEST

Let's see how the theme performs in a test for download speed. We already know that all themes from ThemeIsle are built on speed. The results shown below were achieved with a good cache and compression plug-in installed of course.


Hestia theme review speedtest


PRICING

Hestia theme review pricing


I think the prices are a bit expensive compared to other themes. Also the fact that no starter sites are included in the free version or for 1 website.

HESTIA THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION

I have to say that I think it is a good theme but too expensive. A much better alternative from the same builder is the Neve theme which I even rank high in my list fo best Wordpress themes for [2021]. There are more than a hundred starter sites even in the free version. I advise you to read that article of mine if you are looking for the best themes for a good price.



Hestia vs Avada conclusion

First of all, thank you for reading this Hestia vs Avada comparison to the end. It may be clear that Hestia is a beautiful theme, which loads super fast in browsers. However, the choice of demo designs is seriously below par in my opinion. Avada offers an abundance of layouts and is a more mature theme all around. With Hestia you can build good fast shops, but with Avada everything is possible. The amount of settings in Avada is a bit exaggerated and beginners can probably no longer see the forest for the trees.

My advice to you is not to purchase either of these themes. For the same money, you have the Divi Theme which can be used on as many sites as you want, Avada requires a separate license per website. The Divi Theme also comes with the full version of the DiviBuilder, the best page builder you can find.




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