Elegant Themes vs Themeforest  💥
ELEGANT THEMES (Elegant Themes vs Themeforest)
Elegant Themes is the builder of the Divi Theme...
Elegant Themes is a company that specializes in building Wordpress Themes. It sells its themes through a very attractively priced membership. They now have more than 800,000 members, including professionals and do-it-yourselfers. I will report here on their most important themes, and their more than popular page builder.
Elegant Themes review: Rating
When we talk about ratings, I want to make it clear that many themes let themselves be rated via the marketplaces on which these themes are sold. This results in much higher average figures than when themes are rated on independent review websites such as Sitejabber.com. Follow the link to see that Elegant Themes scores 4.93 out of 5 on such a review website, an insanely high score.
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Elegant Themes review: Divi Theme
The Divi Theme has been the most popular premium Wordpress theme for about 10 years, statistics on Builtwith. com confirm this. The theme comes out several times a year with all kinds of firsts such as recently their Advanced Gradient Builder and their Divi Cloud. These new gadgets are then slowly copied by all other premium themes, but they always lag behind the facts. Because by the time they think they've caught up with Divi, it already has 3 new features to steal the show.
Elegant Themes review: Extra Theme
The Extra Theme runs on the same engine as the Divi Theme but has "Extra" features that make it an almost perfect blogger theme. For example, just like Divi, it has the DiviBuilder in it as a page builder. The Extra Theme includes a set of Divi Builder modules specifically designed for bloggers and online publishing. These modules can be used for various homepage and category layouts. You can now create exactly the page that meets the needs of your project.
Elegant Themes review: The DiviBuilder
The DiviBuilder is the best frontend page builder with a real inline text editor. For me this means the possibility to immediately start writing in a piece of text without having to open extra screens or write in a box. The DiviBuilder is as far as I know the only page builder where things really work that way. Even a top page builder like Elementor is lagging behind Divi.
Elegant Themes review: Pricing
The standard pricing that Elegant Themes maintains is $89 per year or $249 one-time for the rest of your life. Discounts are often available, here and here you can see if there are currently any discounts running.
Elegant Themes review: Conclusion
I'll close this Elegant Themes review with my opinion on everything insofar as I haven't already given it here and there. Elegant Themes clearly offers one of the most complete and best components in its pack. It is also striking that the same builder has the best theme and the best page builder in their hands. This is a membership that both laymen and professional designers should definitely have in their arsenal. You will not get value for money anywhere else, although there are certainly a number of good theme packages.
THEMEFOREST (Elegant Themes vs Themeforest)
Themeforest is a marketplace for Wordpress Themes...
First of all, I want to say that very good themes are sold on Themeforest. Despite that, the marketplace itself is a big minus and it's rated so low it's hard to believe. See below how the marketplace only scores 1.58 out of 5 on Sitejabber. Again, the themes themselves are not to blame for this, in fact I think that the theme builders who sell via Themeforest are also dissatisfied. You can read how Themeforest built this reputation in my Themeforest Cheats article.
I already mentioned it above, great themes are sold on Themeforest. I myself have been a customer for more than 10 years and have certainly bought more than 100 themes in my career as a web designer. The Themeforest marketplace is so powerful that many theme builders are completely squeezed and earn very little from the sale of their theme, which is a shame. A much better way for them would be to market their themes through their own site and work with affiliates who promote their site and send people there who want to buy themes. If they pay affiliates 60% they are still better off. In the affiliate world, 50% or more is great.
THE BEST THEMES ON THEMEFOREST
These are the 6 best-selling themes of the moment with the highlight being the Avada Theme. Follow the link to read the full review. Avada is often mistakenly (just like here lol) compared to Divi. Listen, Avada is a great theme but comparing it to Divi goes a long way. For starters, Divi is a membership with 86+ premium themes in it, premium plugins, image library and of course the awesome Divibuilder. Avada is only a theme with its own page builder that has no fame.
As a top-selling theme, Avada from Themeforest will receive a special deal, I assume, and it will not be as heavy as other themes. Still, I think they could do better on their own. Much of the hatred that Themeforest causes also ends up on Avada, which is bad for the reputation of the theme. For example, they are obliged to charge extortionate prices for support. They also cannot offer their theme in combination with other products, they have to sell a separate license for each website that someone has. That can all be done much better.
The Flatsome Theme has come to 2nd place in the numbers for best-selling themes via Themeforest last year. The builders have worked hard on it and the theme is really perfect for building web shops, especially on Themeforest there is no competitor in that regard. Other laws apply outside Themeforest and there are certainly themes such as Divi discussed above and, for example, WP-Astra that take it one step further.
It's impossible for me to review all their themes here so if you're interested, I recommend this page with their best-selling themes.
ENVATO & THEMEFOREST
Themeforest is part of the umbrella Envato and is for Themes only. If you follow the link you will read in my article why it is a bit of a nasty business for everyone involved, for authors, buyers and affiliates. For plugins, videos and more they have other platforms that I will not go into here since we are talking about Themeforest here.
THEMEFOREST REVIEW: PRICING
Theme prices on Themeforest start as low as $19 for themes that want to make a name quickly, the most expensive theme I know is Kallyas with $69. Most are between $49-60. With this marketplace, always remember that each website of yours must have its own license. If you buy such a theme, it can only be used on 1 site.
THEMEFOREST REVIEW: CONCLUSION
A lot of very good themes are sold on Themeforest. I also buy this myself. Don't expect refunds or great support. The support for the themes themselves is in the hands of the theme builders and can simply be called fine. I want to warn affiliate marketers right off the bat that no matter how many articles you write related to this marketplace, you're never going to make much money from it.
ELEGANT THEMES VS THEMEFOREST CONCLUSION
You have come to the end of my Elegant Themes vs Themeforest comparison. In short, Elegant Themes has a much better price vs quality comparison because for a little extra you get so many more themes and plugins and an amazing page builder, while Divi in itself is already the best theme there is. It can also be used on countless websites and the themes of Themeforest only on 1.
It is of course possible that a theme such as Avada fits your project perfectly. You can safely buy it despite all the negative information about Themeforest. The best-selling products will never be withdrawn from the market so go for the sales figures and rating of the products to judge whether they are suitable.