Hello vs Airi Theme comparison  💥
Airi vs HELLO, we compare these themes on loading speed, number of demos, quality of the demos, type of page builder they use and how easy they are to adjust. Hello and Airi are both freely available through Wordpress.org. However, a pro version is also available for Airi.
HELLO THEME (Airi vs Hello)
In April 2020, Elementor released its own theme, the Hello Elementor theme. Not a bad idea because many people wondered which theme to use with Elementor, that is now more or less clear.
Since Elementor has so many possibilities, there is sometimes a battle between Elementor and a Wordpress theme, which also offers the same possibilities. That is redundant and not necessary. People prefer to use a theme like Hello Elementor, which leaves everything to the page builder but in itself offers a stable basis for the website.
Of course there are also themes such as Astra Pro which is also fully focused on Elementor and only extends it extra. Such a theme is of course a lot better than Hello, but one must have a great knowledge of themes and page builders to know this at all.
Hello has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Wordpress.org. A number of people apparently expect something special and think it is too basic, at least that is my conclusion. However, it is seen that the theme has already been installed on 1.000.000+ websites despite its short existence, which is unprecedented.
HELLO LOADING TIME
We are doing 2 tests, the first without a cache plugin, the second with the best cache plugin installed, WP-Rocket. As expected, the theme loads very quickly, it is after all a minimalist theme.
Without WP-Rocket cache plugin
With WP-Rocket cache plugin
Creating a child theme is not that difficult, but you still need to know how. For those of you who don't know, on Github becomes a ready-made child theme for Hello Elementor offered. Ultimately, a child theme is little more than a functions.php file and a style.css stylesheet. Install both the theme itself and the child theme with the same name. Activate the child theme and you can edit these files there. If you upgrade your theme, these files will not be overwritten if you changed them.
After you have installed the theme, you will see that there is really little of a theme, which is also the intention. There are no sidebars, no footer and no header. There are no theme settings as other themes have and you cannot adjust anything via the WP customizer. Everything is left to Elementor with this theme, but don't worry because Elementor can do everything.
Elementor allows you to construct the complete pages and posts through sections and columns using its templates as shown below.
ELEMENTOR PAGE DESIGNS
You don't have to build everything yourself, of course. Elementor offers demo layouts for pages from which you can start the design. This is something that premium themes also offer, but Elementor can do the same and more as most of these themes.
Despite the fact that Elementor Free is a nice page builder, the difference with Elementor Pro is huge. Only here will you get full control over your header, footer, and hundreds of demo designs. The Pro version contains 50+ extra widgets compared to the free version, form builders and a sea of options for shops with Woocommerce. It is highly recommended to upgrade to Elementor Pro. Via the button below you can read my review for Elementor Pro.
AIRI THEME (Airi vs Hello)
In this Airi Theme review we take a look at the most important features of this theme . Designed by aThemes, this theme is highly ranked on Wordpress.org for popular themes and is featured on over 20,000 websites installed. I've had good experiences with another theme from aThemes called Sydney and assume Airi has about the same to offer.
Airi Theme review: Rating
When we check Airi's rating on Wordpress.org, we see that practically all raters gave 5 stars. Ratings are very important because it shows what people who know the theme think of it. The theme is still relatively new and more raters will follow, but the average usually remains the same.
Airi Theme review: Demos
The Airi (free) theme offers 6 beautiful demo layouts. That number doubles in the pro version. The demos are of high quality and if you want you can watch them here "live ".
Airi Theme review: Webshops
Airi is 100% compatible with Woocommerce and if you are going to build a webshop Airi is definitely a suitable candidate. The best part is that all of these layouts were built with Elementor. You can find alternative themes for building shops in my top 10 for webshop themes.
Airi Theme review: Speed
The Airi theme is a minimalist theme and can therefore be called fast. The bare theme with no extra plugins with just a well-configured cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
Airi Theme review: Page builders
The Airi theme uses the Elementor page builder by default, but is compatible with Beaverbuilder, and practically all top page builders out there for Wordpress. I recommend installing Elementor for free, but much better of course the pro version.
Airi Blog Lay-outs
In case you want to start a blog or are looking for a different theme for your existing blog, it is good to know that Airi offers different styles such as masonry and list layout. However, the best theme for blogging is the Extra Theme.
Airi offers different types of menus in the header. This is in no comparison to the header builders that some themes such as Divi offer, but it is probably more than enough for most projects.
Airi Google Fonts
Always nice to have a wide choice of different fonts. Google Font offers more than 600 fonts. However, do realize that fiddling with fonts is a lot of work and can sometimes cause errors. The fact is that all themes try to choose the best fonts for a layout and the question is whether you are really able to improve that.
Airi Theme review: Conclusie
It is clear that a lot is possible with Airi. The demo layouts are very good, even in the free version. With Airi one can build any type of website and of course it is a pleasure to use the Elementor pagebuilder to work.
For a little more money, you have access to all themes from aThemes instead of 1 theme. Memberships usually provide much more bang for the buck than just a theme, just like with Divi is the case.
Airi vs Hello conclusion
First of all, thank you for reading this Airi vs Hello comparison until the end. Both themes are 100% compatible with Elementor page builder which is great. If you have the money to install Elementor Pro I would do so, the difference between free and pro is very big. Hello is made especially for Elementor. If you don't want to use Elementor, forget about Hello because on its own it's worth nothing. Both themes load very quickly and I can recommend them both.
Tip: There are themes that are ranked much higher in my top 10 themes for  than Hello and Airi. The themes in this list are of course very good alternatives to Airi and Hello.