Hestia vs Extra comparison  💥
HESTIA THEME (Extra vs Hestia)
In this Hestia Theme review for  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.
Below you can see the rating and active installation where I have placed arrows.
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 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
Woocommerce lay-out 2
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.
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.
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 . 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.
EXTRA THEME (Extra vs Hestia)
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.
Extra vs Hestia Conclusion
First of all, thank you for reading this Extra vs Hestia comparison to the end. The biggest difference I find between these 2 themes is that Hestia offers demo websites for practically all elite page builders and Extra is completely focused on the DiviBuilder. Since the DiviBuilder outperforms all other page builders, I don't see that as a problem. Hestia has a sleek design, loads very quickly and is just a fantastic theme. Hestia also has a lower price than Extra, but on the other hand, Extra does not come alone, as can be read in the paragraph above. Overall I prefer Extra, in total it gives more value for money and it is practically like a little brother of Divi but for blogs.