BeTheme vs Extra comparison  💥
THE BE-THEME (Extra vs BeTheme)
The BeTheme excels in a huge number of demo websites...
In this Be Theme review, we're diving into the good, the bad, and the stylish of this fabulous theme. First thing you'll notice? Its design is like the little black dress of themes – simple yet oh-so-chic. Once you start tinkering with it, you'll find that tweaking this theme is easier than teaching a cat to nap. It's that user-friendly! Stay tuned as we unpack the cornucopia of features this theme has tucked under its elegant sleeve in the rest of this review.
Be Theme review lay-out
The Be Theme is like a digital buffet with an all-you-can-eat offer of 600+ different demo websites, all installable with just one click. It's like having a wardrobe with an outfit for every occasion – you'll find several fitting themes for each niche to kick-start your own digital fashion show. As a web designer, it's like having a secret treasure chest; I can always find the perfect layout for client websites faster than a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat!
A few demo-examples
Let's keep it real: the Be Theme is like the perfect buddy for creating a cool, functional site. But, if you're aiming to craft a website that's the digital equivalent of a Hollywood blockbuster, with all the glitz and glamour, you might want to explore other premium theme stars. For reviews of those red-carpet-ready themes, check out our overview of top themes for . Think of the Be Theme as the friendly neighborhood hero, perfect for beginners and those looking to make a solid, good-looking website without the complexity of a blockbuster production.
The mastermind behind the BeTheme is Muffingroup, an elite seller on Themeforest, strutting their stuff with around 15 products, mostly themes. Muffingroup has racked up accolades like 'recommended author', 'monthly bestseller', 'power elite author', and 'weekly bestseller'. It's like they're the rock stars of the theme world! With an average rating of 4.62, which is like getting a standing ovation in the theme community, the Be Theme has been the star of the show, with 267,893+ sales since 2014.
Muffin Builder, a drag & drop pagebuilder
The Be Theme comes with its own backstage crew, the Muffin Builder, to quickly zhuzh up your site. This drag & drop page builder is more than just satisfactory – it's like having a magic wand for your website. With all the necessary options and the choice of 600+ layouts, adding items to your pages is as easy and fun as playing with LEGO bricks – but with more impressive results!
Be Theme review: WP Bakery Pagebuilder
If you're not a big fan of the Muffin Builder, don't fret – the Be Theme also rolls out the red carpet for the WP Bakery pagebuilder. This page builder is like the Hollywood celebrity of page builders, famous for its versatility and ease of use. Imagine having the option to choose between a cozy coffee shop (Muffin Builder) and a fancy café (WP Bakery) – both serve great coffee, but the ambiance is just a tad different.
WP Bakery also uses a drag & drop system and is a fantastic tool for creating stunning pages with artistic freedom. To buy it separately would cost you a pretty penny – $64, to be exact. Personally, it's one of my favorite page builders, as it struts its stuff in practically all the top themes and comes with a plethora of add-ons. It's like the Swiss Army knife in the world of page builders!
New: Elementor compatibility
Since , the BeTheme has also been equipped with Elementor, and with quite a few extra widgets as shown below.
Video and Parallax Backgrounds
The BeTheme is like a magician with its parallax backgrounds, creating an enchanting experience for your site's audience. Imagine your website as a stage, where full-width and video backgrounds are the spotlight that adds drama and flair. With a well-styled page, your site can don a tuxedo and look as professional as a James Bond movie. During the writing of this BeTheme review, it's clear that this quality really makes the theme stand out in the crowd.
20+ Different Header Styles
The Be Theme brings more versatility to the table than a chameleon at a color festival. With over 20 standard header styles, it's like having a wardrobe full of hats – there's one for every occasion. The logo and menu aren't just stuck at the top; they're free to roam left or right, giving you the creative freedom of a jazz musician. The customization doesn’t stop there; fonts, sizes, colors - it's all malleable. The Be Theme even lets you mix and match headers and logos on different pages, like a DJ mixing tracks.
Imagine having a magic wand for your website – that's the shortcode generator in the Be Theme. It can conjure up a shortcode for practically every function in the theme. You can sprinkle these magical codes across pages, posts, or widgets, integrating features with the ease of a fairy godmother waving her wand.
The Be Theme is like a Swiss Army knife for your website, packed with features. Picture this: 600+ different fonts (that's more fonts than a typographer’s dream), custom Widgets for every nook and cranny of your site, and the Revolution Slider, which is like the roller coaster of sliders – thrilling and dynamic. WooCommerce Ready?
Check. It's like setting up shop in the busiest digital marketplace. Got content in a different language? No problemo, RTL support has got your back. The Mega Menu is like an all-you-can-eat buffet for your navigation needs, and the visual icon selector is like picking candy from a candy store.
Unlimited sidebars? It's like having infinite shelves for all your goodies. And let’s not forget the cherry on top: Bonus Premium Plug-ins, a maintenance mode that's as sleek as a 'We'll be back soon' sign, Google Maps Styles that dress up your location pins, and BuddyPress Ready for social butterflies. Plus, styles for ContactForm7 and Gravity Forms, making forms feel like a walk in the park. It's like having a digital tool belt with all the fanciest gadgets.
Compatible with WPML
EXTRA THEME (Extra vs BeTheme)
The Extra Theme excels in options for blogs and magazines...
The Extra Theme was introduced to the public in 2015 by Elegant Themes marketed as the second most important theme next to their bestseller, the Divi Theme. Extra comes with the same page builder and structure as the Divi Theme, which is highly praised for this. The DiviBuilder, together with Elementor, is the best available in this area. I personally rate the Divibuilder a bit higher. Elementor works very nicely but it doesn't have a real inline text editor (yet). The Extra Theme is therefore equipped as standard with the best possible components.
Extra Theme Ratings
Elegant Themes does not have a rating system on its own site like many other themes, but their rating is maintained by independent websites, which is much more impressive. Click here to take an instant look at the ratings on these sites. Let's set the average rating at about 4.93 out of 5. Those are such great numbers that no other theme or company can match. There are at most a few free themes that have such ratings on Wordpress.org.
Extra Theme Review: Speed
Elegant Themes took the fast loading of their themes pretty seriously about a year ago and made remarkable improvements. Both Divi Theme and Extra Theme have benefited greatly from this and scored fast loading times.
Extra Theme: Blog Lay-out Builder
They call it the Category Builder themselves. With this tool you can build exactly that homepage or other pages as you had in mind. At the top, of course, features posts and in the columns post from different categories or carousels with posts. All very clear, a great tool.
Extra Theme: Blog Demo Lay-outs
The Extra Theme also gives you quite a few default homepage layouts that you can use as a starter. Actually superfluous with the presence of the Category Builder that I discussed above, but certainly good to give you an idea of what is possible.
Extra Theme: Blog Page Lay-outs
The posts or page content can also be completely adapted to your wishes. Extra makes your blog shine, the pages look very slick. The DiviBuilder is a master at building beautiful pages quickly with just a little bit of experience with the page builder.
Extra Theme: Blog Post Formats
The Extra Theme offers 7 different types of posts that you can use for your articles such as Video Posts, Ads Posts, Featured posts, Masonry posts, Carousel posts, Review posts, standard blog posts, or Tabbed Blog Posts. As mentioned, the Extra Theme is one of the best themes for building blog websites and related items due to its many options.
Extra-Theme: Review all kinds of Products
You can easily turn your blog into a review site as the Extra Theme already has special options built in for this. For writers of reviews like myself actually optimal. Maybe I should start using Extra for my next project.
Extra Theme: Modules
The Extra Theme is packed with modules that a professional blog might need. Already discussed above in "Blog Posts Layouts" there are no less than 7 different types of posts that you can use for your articles such as Video Posts, Ads Posts, Featured Posts, Masonry, Carousel etcetera. I'm not going to list the rest, they're all in the black image below.
Extra Theme: Review and Share
Under your posts, you can choose whether people can leave a rating in the form of stars and comments, and whether your posts can be shared by them on social media.
Extra Theme Review: Headers
To start with, all headers are provided with Advanced Mega Menus that make the sub-tabs look beautiful and easy to scroll and clear for your visitors. As for the headers themselves, you will find quite a number of pre-styled headers that you can use for your website with 1 click. Further adjustments can be made with the HeaderBuilder.
Extra Theme Review: Portfolios
Would you also like to show a showcase or portfolio to your audience in your blog? No problem because the Extra Theme has practically all the great options that the Divi Theme has for portfolios.
Extra Theme: Woocommerce Webshop
Some of you will certainly want to sell things through his website in addition to having a blog. The Extra Theme is of course at home in all markets and offers particularly attractive layouts for shops. Of course you have all possible Woocommerce elements and options at your disposal via the DiviBuilder. I'm not going to show all of that here, but rather read my Divi Theme review, the Extra Theme has the same options, such as different shop styles. Incidentally, you also get Divi if you want to purchase the Extra Theme.
Below you can watch a video of the Extra Theme created by its builders: Elegant Themes.
Extra Theme review conclusion
Extra left a very good impression on me. The Theme has impressive and many options for blogs and is an absolute must. The fact that the DiviBuilder is already optimized in this theme is of course also great. There is no better page builder to work with and exceeds even Elementor. The Extra Theme is not for sale separately but comes for only 89 dollars minus discounts that are often there together with Divi, the DiviBuilder as a separate plugin + a number of other elite plugins and 86 other themes as a package. I don't think there is a better deal in the web design world, an absolute must for every design agency.
Extra vs BeTheme conclusion
First of all, thank you for reading this Be-Theme vs Extra comparison to the end. The Be-Theme excels in its huge number of demo designs for every niche and that is very practical for many web designers who can put together any type of website so quickly. The Extra Theme is actually a kind of Divi but specialized in building blog websites. The fact that it runs on the foundations of Divi and that it works with the best page builder out there, I prefer the DiviBuilder Extra over practically any theme. In addition, BeTheme can only be used on 1 site and Extra on unlimited websites.