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Extra vs Blocksy



EXTRA THEME (Blocksy vs Extra)

The Extra Theme excels in options for blogs and magazines...

Extra Theme Review


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.


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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 Rating


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 Review Loading Speed


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 Review Blog Lay-out Builder


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 Review Blog Demo Lay-outs


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 Review Blog Page Lay-outs


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 Blog Post Formats


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 Review Products


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 Modules


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 and Share


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 Headers


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 Review Portfolio


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.


Extra Theme Review Woocommerce Webshop



Below you can watch a video of the Extra Theme created by its builders: Elegant Themes.


Extra Theme Youtube Video


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.


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BLOCKSY THEME (Blocksy vs Extra)

Blocksy Theme review


Blocksy is een razendsnel ladend minimalistisch Wordpress 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.

BLOCKSY RATING

Blocksy theme review rating


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

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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 Theme review Demo Lay-Outs


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.


Blocksy Theme review Demos for pagebuilders


BLOCKSY'S EDITOR

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 Theme review basic functions


BLOCKSY: HEADER BUILDER

Blocksy Theme review 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

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 Theme review 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

Blocksy Theme review 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 Video


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.

BLOCKSY VS EXTRA CONCLUSION

First of all, thank you for reading this Blocksy vs Extra comparison to the end. I'll start with the pros that Blocksy has to offer. The designs are very unique and particularly suitable for all kinds of niches. The theme loads quickly, and offers everything a good website needs plus options for expanding with a webshop. On the other hand, we have Extra, which is actually Divi but the "Extra" version means that it is specialized for blogs. Knowing how good the Divi Theme and the DiviBuilder are, we can only declare Extra as the best theme here. Winner: Extra.




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