Elementor vs Themeforest  💥
ELEMENTOR (Elementor vs Themeforest)
Elementor is now more than just one of the best page builders...
The Elementor page builder can be used in any theme. Elementor has its own theme which you can download for free, The Hello theme. Elementor itself houses more than 300 ready-made demos from which you can start your work, that's as good as the best themes. You don't need another theme with Elementor. The own Hello theme is more than enough.
In this Elementor review we discuss the very latest improvements that make the theme/pagebuilder score in the top. Elementor only came on the market in 2016 and has already been installed on more than 8 million sites, which is of course noticeable. This is not just a page builder but a tuned drag & drop tool to build websites very quickly and easily.
ELEMENTOR PAGEBUILDER REVIEW
Watch the clip below, it will probably give you a taste of how you can get started with the editor/page builder yourself. Here you can find all info about Elementor's Editor.
This brand new tool can be used as a dock on the right of the screen or can float anywhere in your worksheet. Simply right-click an element or block on your worksheet and select "Navigator" to open it. The Navigator significantly increases the enjoyment of work and the speed at which one can work. Watch here a video and more info about the Navigator.
ELEMENTOR SAVE WORK
Who wants to do the same task over and over again? Elementor allows you to save work blocks and reuse them on other pages, posts, and even other websites. That way you save a lot of time if we compare it with how people used to work. The animation below gives a reasonable idea of what to expect.
READY-TO-USE DEMO DESIGNS
We discuss the top features of the Elementor page builder. The beautiful demo designs are certainly part of this. Earlier I told you that Elementor is basically just a theme because of the wide choice of demo material that you can use as the start for your website.
Similar to Divi there are plenty of 200+ layouts available for all possible niches. Think of corporate, web shops, the hotel industry, gyms, cafe, fashion, hosting, photography, architecture, lifestyle, travel and fashion. There are also many third parties that build beautiful layouts for Elementor. You can also use such a layout as a start for your work, but you will of course have extra costs. View here the complete library of layouts.
ELEMENTOR WOOCOMMERCE BUILDER
Elementor, like most top themes, is perfect for building webshops. Product pages and category pages of Woocommerce can be beautifully styled. In the past, quite a bit of HTML knowledge was needed for customizing shop pages, that has become a thing of the past. We assume you know Woocommerce, it is by far the most used shop plugin for Wordpress. Watch here a video and more info about the Woocommerce Builder.
ELEMENTOR REVISIONS EDITOR
Elementor, like other elite page builders, was less pleased with the revision editor included in Wordpress and decided to release its own improved version. I completely agree that the default Wordpress editor for revisions is worthless, that was always an eyesore when you had to put something back. Also Divi and Thrive have this tool. Watch here a video and more info about Elementor Revisions Editor.
ELEMENTOR REVIEW: MOBILE EDITING
Everything can be set separately with Elementor for mobile, tablet and desktop as you can see above. Of course Elementor is "out-of-the-box" responsive, but it is always nice to be able to make targeted adjustments for a certain device if necessary. However, all top themes and page builders also have this. Watch here a video and more info about Elementor's Mobile Editing.
We give a perfect score in our Elementor review here to the color editor for texts, which is practically as beautiful as in a PC software like Photoshop. According to Elementor themselves, they are currently the only one that has "pixel perfect design". You can use all possible colors out there and also create gradients with them. Watch here a video and more info about Elementor's Color Picker.
ELEMENTOR HEADER & FOOTER
Total control over all headers and footers within your website. All elite page builders can do this, but it is an important tool to have in a theme. Watch here a video and more info about Elementor's Header-Footer Builder.
ELEMENTOR BASIC ELEMENTS
ELEMENTOR PRO ELEMENTS
ELEMENTOR THEME ELEMENTS
The building blocks for the layout of your pages are the elements and Elementor offers very a lot of. Let's say practically everything has been thought of. Elementor even has pop-ups included as standard and very nice ones too, so forget about your pop-up plug-in from now on. You no longer need it. View here the complete info on all 90+ Elementor Widgets.
Beautiful pop-ups, easy to set up too, a wonderful tool. The top page builders copy everything from each other. The popups are perfect for call-to-action and conversion purposes. View here all info about Elementor's popups.
ELEMENTOR REVIEW: PRICING
The prices for Elementor can be found here in the image above. In terms of quality, Elementor is worth triple its money, especially if we compare it with other premium themes that offer much less and are also even more expensive. View the pricing page here. Sometimes there are discounts.
If you still have a few questions about Elementor, you might find them quickly answered in the more-than-organized Elementor Academy.
THEMEFOREST (Elementor 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.
ELEMENTOR VS THEMEFOREST CONCLUSION
You have come to the end of my Elementor vs Themeforest comparison. This is a difficult comparison because many premium themes that are sold on Themeforest already have the Elementor page builder in it. I have to say, what would they be without Elementor? On the other hand, I also don't like working with Elementor without it being linked to a good theme. Elementor can be used on many sites with only 1 license and is therefore much more attractive in price than all themes on Themeforest. My tip is use Elementor Pro in combination with Astra Free or if you have a bit more to spend, Astra Pro. That's the perfect combination.