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Hello vs Hestia Theme comparison [2021]

Hello vs Hestia


HELLO vs HESTIA


Hestia 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 Hestia are both freely available on Wordpress.org. However, a pro version is also available for Hestia.



HELLO THEME (Hestia vs Hello)

Hello Elementor Theme Review


HELLO ELEMENTOR THEME REVIEW

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 RATINGS

Hello Elementor ratings


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 600.000+ 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

Hello Elementor laadtijd without cache plugin


With WP-Rocket cache plugin

Hello Elementor laadtijd with WP-Rocket plugin


HELLO CHILD-THEME

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.

ELEMENTOR FREE

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.


Hello Elementor templates


Hello Elementor editor

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.


Hello Elementor demo-library

ELEMENTOR PRO

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.




HESTIA THEME (Hestia vs Hello)

Hestia Theme review


HESTIA THEME REVIEW

In this Hestia Theme review for [2021] I discuss all the great features it has. This theme was built by ThemeIsle which is one of the best theme and plugin builders for Wordpress. Other very popular themes from them are for example Zelle and Neve.

HESTIA RATINGS

Below you can see the rating and active installation where I have placed arrows.


Hestia Theme review ratings


HESTIA AND ELEMENTOR

This appreciation applies to the free version of Hestia, which is of course much less extensive. I will of course discuss everything Hestia has to offer here, the pro version. The theme works perfectly with Woocommerce, WPML and the Elementor page builder. The additional installation of Elementor is definitely recommended, there is no better page builder. Get the pro version right away if you don't have problems spending some money.


Hestia + Elementor


HESTIA AND WOOCOMMERCE

For a top theme it is important to have a great presentation when it comes to web shops. Without it you will not achieve any rankings. Hestia just like the other themes from ThemeIsle have this. Below I show you how well everything is arranged in the shop pages.


Woocommerce lay-out 1

Hestia + Woocommerce


Woocommerce lay-out 2

Hestia + Woocommerce


HESTIA REVIEW: STARTER SITES

Just like any good theme, Hestia has a library of starter sites. So you do not have to start working on your site from scratch, but there is immediately a design that you will adapt to your corporate identity. As can be seen in the picture below, designs for all types of niches have been built with Elementor. To be honest, I have to say that the number is low compared to other themes.


Hestia theme review starter sites


HESTIA SPEEDTEST

Let's see how the theme performs in a test for download speed. We already know that all themes from ThemeIsle are built on speed. The results shown below were achieved with a good cache and compression plug-in installed of course.


Hestia theme review speedtest


PRICING

Hestia theme review pricing


I think the prices are a bit expensive compared to other themes. Also the fact that no starter sites are included in the free version or for 1 website.

HESTIA THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION

I have to say that I think it is a good theme but too expensive. A much better alternative from the same builder is the Neve theme which I even rank high in my list fo best Wordpress themes for [2021]. There are more than a hundred starter sites even in the free version. I advise you to read that article of mine if you are looking for the best themes for a good price.

Hestia vs Hello conclusion

First of all, thank you for reading this Hestia 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, 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 [2021] than Hello and Hestia. The themes in this list are of course very good alternatives to Hestia and Hello.




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