Flatsome vs Be-Theme theme-comparison [04-2021]
The Be-Theme vs Flatsome, these are 2 themes that can be found in the top for best-selling Wordpress themes on the well-known Themeforest marketplace. I know both themes quite well and have made a number of sites with them. These are both very good themes that can be used for any kind of website. Let's take a look at how the themes relate to each other.
FLATSOME THEME (Be-Theme vs Flatsome)
There are many Wordpress themes that declare themselves as the perfect shopping theme. Flatsome is one of them. In this Flatsome theme review, we investigate the qualities of Flatsome. For starters, let's see what others thought about it based on reviews they received. There were 5576 customers who gave them a rating, the average of which is 4.80 out of 5. This is very high and also explains the large number of sales, the theme has already been sold 155.000+ times.
Flatsome came on the market at the end of 2013 and we are not talking about a theme in its infancy, but about themes that have been improved for 7 years and that practically have no bugs for that reason. Also, such a theme will not be taken off the market quickly, so you can enjoy it for years.
Flatsome review: Woocommerce
So Flatsome is specialized in e-commerce and mainly in collaboration with Woocommerce, the most popular Wordpress plug-in for shops. My finding is that the theme indeed has a lot to offer in this area. It is even possible to style all product pages differently as shown below and checkout pages can also be adjusted via the CMS (no coding).
Other cool shop features that Flatsome offers are wishlist, sticky header, live product-search, unlimited forms. The goal of the builders of this theme was as much functionality as possible, which is as easy to operate as possible.
Flatsome review: Headers
Another feature that impressed me while writing this Flatsome Wordpress theme review is the ease with which one changes the header. Even more impressive is the header builder with which you build your own header within a few minutes, exactly how you want it. See the 2 photos below.
Flatsome review: UX Builder
Just like Avada has its own page builder called Fusion Builder and Kallyas its Zion Builder, Flatsome has its UX Builder. These are all very good page builders that are used exclusively in their own theme. Often with such page builders you can work almost as well as with the top page builders in the market, although there are clearly fewer options.
Watch a small video below to see how the UX Builder works. The video takes only 9 minutes.
Flatsome review: SEO
We're going to talk about SEO in this Flatsome review. Below is an image where Flatsome claims to be the fastest theme on Themeforest. I wonder if that is really the case because there are many candidates for that, but at least the theme has a good loading time. If you are looking for the fastest themes out there read my article about this topic.
Flatsome review: Elements
Like all premium themes, Flatsome is full of elements that you can use on your pages through their page builder. I am not going to list them all, by looking at the image below, you will immediately know everything.
Of course, Flatsome can do a lot more than I have listed here in my Flatsome theme review. Take a look at their own site if your interest has been piqued. Flatsome is one of the top themes today, especially for building shops. So it is well worth the money, incidentally it also has fantastic documentation and support.
BE-THEME THEME (Be-Theme vs Flatsome)
In this Be Theme review we pay attention to the pros and cons of this great theme. What is immediately striking is that the design is fairly simple but very stylish. As soon as people start working with the theme, they immediately realize that adjusting the theme is much easier than is the case with many other premium themes. The many functions of the theme will be examined in the remainder of this review.
Be Theme review lay-out
The Be Theme comes with no less than 600+ different demo websites that can be installed with one click. You will find several suitable themes for each niche from which you can start building your own house style. As a web designer I quickly find a suitable layout for websites that I build for clients with the Be Theme.
A few demo-examples
To be honest, I have to say that the Be Theme is perfect for creating a cool site that works really well, but for a real top website where they want to pay a lot of attention and make a great impression ... it is better to use a different premium theme. Reviews for such themes can be found in our overview of top themes for . The Be Theme is perfect for the beginner!
The developer of the BeTheme is Muffingroup, an elite seller on Themeforest with around 15 products on sale, the most are themes. Muffingroup brought in many valuations such as recommended author, monthly bestseller, power elite author and weekly bestseller. You can imagine that they deliver a solid product. The Be Theme has an average rating of 4.62 which is very high. The theme has been sold 222.000+ times since 2014.
Muffin Builder, a drag & drop pagebuilder
The Be Theme has the Muffin Builder built in to quickly make adjustments to your site. The Muffin Builder is a drag & drop page builder that is more than satisfactory and has all the necessary options. Choose one of the 600+ layouts and add items to your pages, it works easily and very well.
Be Theme review: WP Bakery Pagebuilder
Instead of using the Muffin Builder, use the WP Bakery pagebuilder, a page builder with more fame then this is possible, this is also supplied in the Be Theme. The choice is yours. This page builder also works with drag & drop and is also a great tool to be able to build beautiful pages with great freedom and to purchase them separately, you have lost no less than $ 64. Personally, this is one of my favorite page builder because it features practically all the top themes and there are many add-ons for it.
New: Elementor compatibility
Since 2021, the BeTheme has also been equipped with Elementor, and with quite a few extra widgets as shown below.
Video en Parallax Backgrounds
The BeTheme supports the use of parallax backgrounds that will leave a pleasant impression for your site with your audience. Full width and video backgrounds are also possible. Together with a decent styled page you can give your website a professional look in this way. During the writing of this BeTheme review, this kawlity of the theme quickly stood out.
20+ different header styles
The Be Theme contains 20+ standard header styles that you can use this way. The logo can be placed in multiple places together with the menu. Normally a menu is at the top but you can also use a left or right menu. The headers can be adjusted as much as you want in the Be Theme. Everything can also be adjusted in terms of fonts, font sizes and colors. The Be Theme allows different headers and even logos per page.
A short code can be generated for practically all functions in the theme. You can then use this to integrate these functions into every page, post or widget.
The Be Theme also offers you the following options: 600+ different fonts, custom Widgets, Revolution Slider, WooCommerce Ready, RTL support, Mega Menu, visual icon selector, unlimited sidebars, Bonus Premium Plug-ins, maintenance mode, Google Maps Styles, BuddyPress Ready, Styles for ContactForm7 and Gravity Forms.
Compatible with WPML
Ready for translation with WPML with which you can create multilingual websites.
Be-Theme vs Flatsome conclusion
First of all, thank you for reading this Be-Theme vs Flatsome comparison to the end. The Be-Theme recently comes with Elementor and 50 extra Elementor widgets. Flatsome's UX-Builder or Elementor with 50 extra widgets, that's a tough choice. Of course you can always upgrade to Elementor Pro which works much better than the UX-Builder. I think of the BeTheme a bit that the designs are made of low quality. Nice to be able to offer so many demos, but it comes at the expense of quality. Flatsome on the other hand has really beautiful designs, especially for web shops. I prefer Flatsome 100% for creating a webshop.
I have to say one thing and that is that the themes are very well put together, but as soon as one is looking for a theme for multiple sites, you will end up too expensive with these themes. A separate license is required for each website you want to create with it. The costs for 2 websites are already 120 dollars and you only have six months of support. For $ 89 you have the Divi Theme for as many sites as you want with one year of support, no comparison. I would say that there is no better theme than the Divi Theme.