Extra vs Total comparison  💥
EXTRA THEME (Total vs Extra)
The Extra Theme excels in options for blogs and magazines...
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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.
Below you can watch a video of the Extra Theme created by its builders: Elegant Themes.
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.
TOTAL THEME (Total vs Extra)
The Total Theme has been around since 2013 and has had little fame until now. After some radical improvements, the theme is now on its way to a good position in the rankings for best selling themes on Themeforest.net and automatically enjoys more fame.
Total Theme review: Rating
An average rating of 4.86 out of 5 is very good in this marketplace and in general too. It is therefore not surprising that more than 50,000+ units have been sold in the meantime. The best rating I know is 4.93 which is Divi scores and that is not on a marketplace but on Trustpilot a reliable independent rating.
Total Theme: 40+ Demo Websites
In this Total Theme review, let me start by paying attention to their demo websites. In the introduction image at the very top you can see how they advertise themselves having 40+ demo websites. Not a very high number in itself, but the fact that they indicate it shows that they are proud of it. These demos are extremely well taken care of and there are real demos for all kinds of niches of a very high quality. I show a few of them below, but feel free to view them all on their own sites.
Total Theme: Section Templates
In addition to the demo websites just discussed, there is an even larger number of section templates at your disposal. Ready-made sections that you like can be dragged into your page. The number of combinations is unlimited. In this way you save a lot of time by not having to build everything yourself.
Total Theme: PageBuilder
The theme focuses on the use of the WP-Bakery pagebuilder. This page builder has been around for so long but can still compete with the best pagebuilders. Not that I prefer it but I've worked with it a lot and in a pleasant way. Here you have the full version available, a tuned version with extra elements in it. A fine tool.
Total Theme Review: Elements
Elements are the building blocks you place in the sections and columns and make up the actual design. At the same time, many widgets are also functional. You can see the main ones in the image below.
Total Theme: Colors
The Total themes has standard color combinations that you can choose from. In addition, you can also organize the colors yourself and you have a gradient builder as shown below. Speaking of gradient builders, view here Divi's brand new gradient builder that can do much the same as the one in Photoshop.
Total Theme Review: Woocommerce
The Total Theme is 100% compatible with Woocommerce, but at first glance I don't see any fantastic extras for it like real Woocommerce themes have. If you are building a blog or a corporate site, a simple shop next to it may also suffice. I would not use the theme for a real webshop.
Total Theme review: Conclusion
Listen, this is a fantastic theme but you have to pay for it, and then you are better off with other themes on the same marketplace. They offer more value for money. If Total would lower the price a bit, it would become more attractive. If you are really looking for an elite Wordpress theme, read my best Wordpress themes for .
Total vs Extra conclusion
First of all, thank you for reading this Total vs Extra comparison to the end. I'll start with the good points that Total has to offer. The designs are very unique and they are perfectly served in every niche. The Total 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.