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Divi vs TheGem comparison for [2021]

Divi theme vs TheGem theme


DIVI THEME vs THE-GEM THEME


Divi vs TheGem, two premium multipurpose themes that are sold very well and are not given a very high rating for nothing. These themes are used on hundreds of thousands of websites. Both offer beautiful layouts that can be installed with 1 click. We are going to see which theme we like better.

DIVI REVIEW (Divi vs TheGem)

Divi is the top product of elite Wordpress theme seller Elegant Themes.


Divi Theme review


DIVI THEME REVIEW

This Divi-Theme review for [2021] shows you the latest improvements and the eye-catching features of Divi. We are not going to give boring listings and lists of options that can easily be found on the Elegant themes website itself, although I noticed that they also try to keep their pages as exciting as possible.

DIVI WEBSHOPS

Since webshops are very popular in [2021], we will start with that function. A decent theme has fantastic options for creating a webshop and that is more than the case with Divi. The theme offers an incredible amount of possibilities to customize product and category pages by means of the WooBuilder and the WooModules. The video below of 3 minutes gives you a good idea of what to expect.



In the Divi demo library you will find many beautiful shop layouts that you can install with one click in your project. The complete styling of your shop is really a piece of cake with the WooBuilder as can be seen below. Everything can be adjusted at lightning speed.



DIVI PAGE BUILDER

The DiviBuilder is integrated into the Divi Theme, but your Divibuilder plug-in is included in your membership so that you can use your favorite page builder in any other Wordpress theme. The DiviBuilder is together with Elementor the most respected page builder out there, I would say. Watch the video below that takes only 4 minutes to quickly get a good impression of this instrument.



DIVI DEMO LAY-OUTS

You don't have to start your website from scratch. Good themes like Divi have a Demo Importer with which you can upload a complete demo website. Then adjust it with your own logo, texts and images. This way, you can put together a website with your own house style in no time. Divi currently offers 166 different of these demos in all possible niches. Watch here their library with demo lay-outs.



DIVI SHAPE DIVIDERS

Anyone can easily create sparkling separations between the columns and blocks with Divi Shape Dividers. The variation in shapes and effects is very large. This used to be possible only for people with a lot of HTML knowledge, but now you can too. In this Divi review we have to give the full points for this. View here live examples and a video about the Shape Dividers.



DIVI EXTENDED STYLES

If you are very satisfied with the style you applied to a particular block, it is possible to give other blocks the same style. The style can also be applied to all items on the entire page, which can sometimes save hours of work. Divi Extended Styles is a great feature to have in your site. View here live examples and a video about the Extended Styles.



DIVI RESPONSIVE EDITING

Of course, Divi is automatically 100% responsive and also shows everything beautifully on all mobile devices, but sometimes you still want to adjust something. This can be done in no time with Divi Responsive Editing without having technical knowledge. View here live examples and a video about responsive editing.



DIVI BULK EDITING

With Divi Bulk Editing, you can work on your site much faster if you're used to it. Multiple items are selected and a specific style or setting is applied to all at once. Also consider the following actions that can be performed with Bulk Editing: copy, drag & drop or delete. View here live examples and a video about bulk editing.



DIVI COPY & PASTE

All possible parts of your website can be stored and reused on other pages. It is even possible to use anything you want in other websites of your company through import and export. The same applies to the theme settings. Use this feature as it will save you a lot of time and effort.



DIVI DROP FILES

It was always a bit cumbersome to upload images and other files via the Wordpress uploader while building a page. That way, one always had to have multiple browser tabs open, which always worked faster than switching back and forth. With Divi, you can simply "drop" files on the page you're working on and start using them right away. Another function that saves a lot of time and annoyance.


Divi Theme review drop files

SEARCH-ABLE SETTINGS

Since themes got more and more settings, we sometimes spend more and more time looking for certain settings. This is not necessary at Divi as all settings can be found via a search function. Believe me, this not only saves a lot of time but also a lot of annoyance.


DIVI SPLIT TESTING

Every company wants as many leads and conversion as possible, so they try to improve pages regularly to get more out of it. Divi Leads makes it a lot easier for you. You can create as many different versions of a layout or text as you want. These are then alternately presented to your visitors. Divi keeps statistics for you which versions score better. Divi was the first with this feature, Thrive now has it too, and I expect that Elementor and Avada will have it soon as well.


Divi Theme review split testing

DIVI THEME REVIEW: PRICING

At Divi you do not buy a theme, but a membership. This membership gives you access to 86 premium themes including Divi and a number of top plugins and a library of images. This makes Divi more interesting in terms of price than other themes, since it is only slightly more expensive per year than an average other theme. These "other themes" usually only give half a year of support, which in my opinion is very little. After that you usually pay big to get extra support.

If you can spend $ 249 one time, you have the complete package with lifetime support. Certainly for companies with a few websites, this is by far the most interesting solution since you will never need anything else to build perfect websites.


DIVI THEME REVIEW: FINAL COMMENTS

I'm going to keep it short but sweet here in completing this Divi theme review for 2020. With Divi you get value for your money, it's a well-oiled machine to get websites up and running. Divi has no weaknesses or shortcomings. Regardless of whether you are creating a web shop, a company website or a private site, you will always be delighted that you have purchased Divi. Join the 767.154+ members they already have, you won't regret it. Divi offers a one-month money-back guarantee, so if you don't like it you can always ask for your money back. Other themes do not give you this, but Divi knows that you will be satisfied.


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THE-GEM THEME (Divi vs TheGem)

TheGem Theme review


The Gem Wordpress Theme it is definitely worth taking a closer look at the theme and writing a review about it. The first thing you notice are the beautiful demos that the theme offers, these are separate and well styled. In total, the theme currently has a sloppy 70-in-1-click demo versions available (they call them creative concepts themselves). There are themes like Be Theme with 600+ demos but they are fairly easy to assemble, The Gem offers a much higher quality. The Be Theme has more sales and is even number 3 on the Themeforest market place. Apparently there are many people who choose the many demos while they can only install one. Anyway, let's talk about The Gem and have a look at some of their demos below.


The Gem demo 1

The Gem demo 2

The Gem demo 3

The Gem demo 4

The Gem demo 5


With a good multifunctional theme, you literally have to be able to create any type of website in order to achieve maximum scores in our reviews. And after playing with TheGem, I can absolutely say it delivers what it promises. TheGem is the latest creation from CodexThemes, well-known in the theme world. I have to say this theme is really versatile. CodexThemes put together some demos for niches ranging from creative agencies to gyms, to restaurants and more. It is definitely a beautiful and functional theme.

TheGem main functions

  • More than 70 homemade design concepts for different niches
  • Templates for more than 400 pages
  • Focus on performance
  • Useful custom message types
  • Beautiful designs
  • Includes Bakery Pagebuilder and Revolution Slider
  • Correct code formatting for page speed
  • Multi-page and one-page ready
  • 2,600+ font icons

If you fancy any of the more than 70 homepage designs, you can easily import all or a certain selection through TheGem's control-board. All you need to do is go to TheGem Import in your admin panel and the wizard will walk you through everything. As for the import process, it couldn't be easier.


The Gem demo import


Install of TheGem WordPress Theme

After installing TheGem, you must first install all required and recommended plugins. Once you've done that, your admin panel will look much fuller. In addition to all the new plugins, TheGem also gives you many custom post types.


The Gem review plugins


As I mentioned above in this review, you can always import one or more of the 70+ pre-designed design concepts by going to TheGem Import. But if you don't want to use any of those design concepts, you have to go to the theme's customization menu.

Customize TheGem WordPress Theme

TheGem uses its own theme customization manager, not the WordPress Customizer. I understand why themes do this, but I always find it a bit frustrating that I have to keep previewing changes instead of seeing them in real time. I wish there was an easy way to move all relevant options directly to the WordPress Customizer. The admin panel is divided into ten categories.

In general, you set up basic information such as the layout and identity of your blog. There is not much to change outside of your logo and some information about the functionality:


The Gem theme set up

TheGem review headers

Under "Header" you can set every detail of your site's header. This includes layout, alignment and design:


The Gem header set up


You have a large number of header options thanks to the dropouts with multiple styles. In "Fonts" you can set which fonts your site uses and how big it is. You can go through any class to customize every aspect of your fonts. TheGem has many Google Fonts, so you have plenty of stylish options. And if you want more selection, you can always import new fonts via the included Fonts Manager:


The Gem lettertypes set up


In the "Colors" section, you can set colors for literally every single element on your site. It would take a while to go through and adjust everything, but all options are there if you want them:


The Gem colors set up

TheGem review backgrounds

Just as the name says, "Backgrounds" lets you customize the backgrounds for different parts of your site. You can choose solid colors or upload images.


The Gem Backgrounds set up


Under "Footer" you can turn your footer on and off and set custom text. Again, not much about this section. I feel like there may be other valuable options here - like activating / deactivating social icons or links:


The Gem footer set up

TheGem review contact & social

With "Contacts & Socials" you can add address and contact information, as well as links to social icons. These social icons can be displayed in both the header and footer. I have a feeling that this section could be placed in the Header and Footer categories, but a sneak peek of that.


The Gem contacts set up

TheGem review back-ups

In this TheGem review it should be mentioned that "Backup" is a wonderful tool to have in it. This allows you to export a backup of all your theme settings. That way, if you ever lose any theme settings, you can easily restore them with the backup feature. Essentially, experimenting with theme settings makes a low-risk action, since you can always fall back on the backup if you need to:


The Gem backup


TheGem Custom Post Types

TheGem includes seven custom post types by default. These are:

  • News
  • Portfolios
  • Quickfinders
  • Customers
  • Galleries
  • Teams
  • Reviews

Custom fields for posts and pages

TheGem contains a huge amount of custom fields for creating posts or pages. When you add a new post or page, you'll see plenty of options at the bottom of the screen:


The Gem Custom fields


You can set everything from video footage to custom clips to custom layouts. For example, if you want to move the sidebar for one post, you can do that with custom fields. If you want to add custom widgets to one post, you can do that too. These custom fields have a lot of versatility. You have plenty of new ways to customize your individual posts and pages with TheGem.

Included is the Bakery Pagebuilder

As I mentioned in the list of features, you also get access to the Bakery Pagebuilder for creating pages. Bakery Pagebuilder is not my absolute favorite page builder, but it is definitely a solid option and includes both front-end and back-end editing. Whenever you create a new page or post, you have the option to enter your chosen Bakery Pagebuilder editor view to create drag and drop designs:


The Gem Bakery Page builder

TheGem loading time - Good Google PageSpeed

I did my tests on TheGem's demo-site using Google PageSpeed Insights. The score was 84 on desktop without any caching or optimized images. I guess after have fixed those issues the theme would score about 90 on PageSpeed Insights, a very good score.

TheGem vs Divi conclusion

First of all, thank you for reading this The-Gem vs Divi comparison to the end. Of course these are both great themes, but it is immediately noticeable that Divi offers better quality. Divi has an advantage in everything. Whether it's the much better page builder, the more beautiful designs, the many extras it offers, the loading time, the service, Divi is better in everything. A simple choice.

Finally, I say something about the price of the themes. For TheGem you will have to buy a separate expensive license for each website you have, Divi on the other hand can be used on as many sites as you want and has great offers.



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