Blocksy Theme review - free and pro  💥
Blocksy is a lightning fast loading minimalist WP-theme...
In this Blocksy Theme review, I'm going to spill the beans on why this theme is a total game-changer. Whether you're crafting a blog or setting up shop, Blocksy is your go-to partner. It's like peanut butter and jelly with Gutenberg – a perfect match. And it doesn't stop there; it’s like the best friend of all elite pagebuilders for WordPress. Seriously, it's that good.
When we sneak a peek at Wordpress.org to check out Blocksy's rating, it's like looking at a sky full of five-star reviews! Almost everyone who's rated it gave it a dazzling 5 out of 5 stars, with only one lone ranger going for 4 stars. It's like finding a unicorn – a better average rating than what Blocksy has is almost mythical.
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: SPEED
Blocksy might not be a speed demon on my list of fastest WP themes, but don't let that fool you. This theme, when teamed up with just a well-configured cache plugin, zips along at a pace that'll make you blink. The results above speak for themselves – it's like a sports car in the world of themes. And hey, if you're into fine-tuning your website's speed, check out this tutorial for some turbocharged tips.
BLOCKSY DEMO LAY-OUTS
Blocksy affectionately dubs its theme 'Starter Sites,' a term also favored by the even more renowned Astra theme, which shares a striking resemblance in style and substance. What's totally awesome is Blocksy's impressive collection of these Starter Sites, each one like a little gem ready to sparkle on the web.
BLOCKSY DEMOS FOR PAGEBUILDERS
The dazzling demo layouts above? They were whipped up using an all-star lineup of page builders: Gutenberg, Elementor, Brizy, and Beaverbuilder. Under each demo, you'll find a little note indicating which page builders can bring it to life. This is another way Blocksy mirrors the Astra approach, offering this handy compatibility feature on their Starter Sites too.
By default, the Blocksy theme rolls with the Gutenberg Editor, which, to be honest, isn't exactly my cup of tea. But as you've seen above, this theme is a chameleon, adapting just as well to the elite page builders of your choice. So, swapping in your favorite editor? Definitely a smart move.
BLOCKSY BASIC FUNCTIONS
BLOCKSY: HEADER BUILDER
Even the free version of Blocksy comes with a real gem – a header builder (just check out the picture above). You can either pick one of the ready-to-go headers or tailor it to your heart's desire. Blocksy turns the task of creating your dream header into a breezy affair. And if you decide to go pro, the header builder gets a serious upgrade, allowing each of your pages to flaunt a unique header.
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: MEGA MENU
The mega menu is like the VIP lounge of the pro version – it's where the cool features hang out. Think snazzy options like adding icons or complete content blocks (thanks to Hooks). It's like having a magic wand for your menu – you can pop in pretty much any kind of content you fancy. Plus, the mega menu doesn't just stop at functionality; it also brings its A-game in design styles for those menu items.
BLOCKSY: WOOCOMMERCE SHOP
Blocksy isn't just good, it's like the secret ingredient in the recipe for building webshops – and yes, even the free version has got the chops. This theme waltzes perfectly with the popular Woocommerce plugin. Imagine delightful features like Quick View, Ajax Cart, and Gallery Styles already included for free.
It's like finding extra toppings on your favorite ice cream. The Pro version? Oh, it's like the cherry on top with Wishlist, Off-Canvas filters, Floating Cart, Off-Canvas cart, Search by SKU, and more. Crafting a shop that looks straight out of a high-fashion magazine becomes as easy as pie.
BLOCKSY: CUSTOM SIDEBARS
What I said about headers goes for sidebars too. Imagine being able to show a different sidebar on every page – it's like having a wardrobe full of outfits for each occasion. This is crucial, as you can see from the example above. A shop page obviously needs a different sidebar vibe compared to blog pages. It's like matching your shoes to your outfit!
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
Blocksy is the new kid on the block, fresh-faced and ready to help you whip up a snazzy shop, blog, or corporate site in no time. Its superpowers include Starter Sites, and the Header & Footer Builders, along with some nifty Webshop features. If you're still on the fence, take a peek at WP-Astra. It's a lot like Blocksy's sophisticated older sibling, with more bells and whistles and even more options to play with.