JNews vs Extra comparison  💥
JNEWS THEME (Extra vs JNews)
JNews is currently in the top 10 most sold on Themeforest...
In this JNews Theme review we take the latest version of this great news and blogger theme a closer look. The theme has really shot up in the rankings of best-selling themes on Themeforest since its version 10, so I expect a lot from it.
If we check on Themeforest.net JNews's rating, we see that practically all raters are 5 stars gave up except for a few haters. The image above also shows that the theme has now been sold on more than 11,365+ times. For a relatively new theme, that is a very high number, which is expected to increase quickly. Many good themes are sold on Themeforest despite the extremely bad reputation of the Themeforest marketplace, the themes are good.
The JNews theme offers a series of beautiful demos that can be installed with 1 click. Since it concerns blog websites, the variety in homepsge is the most important. They state that they offer more than 150+ homepages. There are very nice examples and the number will be further expanded in the course of time.
The nice thing about demos is that you can make a quick start with them. The website is already but with the wrong photos and texts in principle. So place your logo in it, adjust texts and photos and you are well on your way to having your own site.
JNEWS THEME REVIEW: WEBSHOPS
The theme is of course 100% compatible with Woocommerce, but if you are going to build a webshop then choose a theme like Astra or another theme from my top 10 for webshop themes. One can certainly build a good webshop with the JNews theme, but there is simply much better than this. There is very little to be found on their own website about the webshop or Woocommerce theme, so it is certainly not the specialty of this theme.
The JNews theme is one of the fastest themes out there for Wordpress and should actually be in my list for fast WP themes. The bare theme with no extra plugins with just a optimized cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this advice here.
The JNews theme uses the Gutenberg pagebuilder by default, but is compatible with WP Bakery Pagebuilder and Elementor Pro page builder, one of the best out there in the field. I also definitely recommend installing Elementor for free, or even better the pro version.
JNEWS: PREMIUM PLUGINS INCLUDED
JNews offers an insane amount of 3rd party plugins that you can get with it. I know of no other theme where this offer is so high. Impressive in itself, but the value should not be overestimated as they would have you believe. Other themes also come with plugins that work very well and too many plugins often do not benefit a site.
JNews offers something that has so far only been seen with top themes like Divi, a real HeaderBuilder with which you have practically no limits when it comes to the construction of your header. Technical knowledge such as HTML or PHP is not necessary for this, a child can do the laundry.
JNEWS: MORE BUILDERS
Nice such a HeaderBuilder? JNews offers a whole host of other "Builders" that I won't list all of them here, check them out on their own site if you have time. They are pictured below.
Apart from the Builders Series, the theme is packed with all kinds of great features that one would want in a blog or news website such as: Scrolling Mobile Menu, Podcast System, Subscription System, Sponsored Posts, Subscribe to Download, Multiple Authors Post, Video Preview on Hover, and much more.
JNEWS THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
The JNews theme is very well put together. It's an impressive blogger theme, exactly what it was built for. I would also like to see Woocommerce options that are this extensive, then it will become a high-quality multipurpose theme and will sell even better than it already does.
The price is always the problem with themes that are sold via Themeforest because they require a separate license for every website that someone has. JNews certainly offers value for money, although I would rather spend that money on one of the themes in my top 10 for WP themes this year that is even better and can all be used on as many sites as you like. I would definitely buy JNews, but for only 1 website, and for a great blog of course.
EXTRA THEME (Extra vs JNews)
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 JNEWS CONCLUSION
First of all, thank you for reading this Extra vs JNews comparison to the end. Both of these themes are the cream of the crop for creating news websites and blogs. They are so cool that I just like to have them all in my collection. If I am forced to choose, I choose Extra because there is so much more for the same price: Divi, the best theme there is, great plugins, the DiviBuilder and 86 other premium themes. At JNews you only get 1 theme and no more (for a year).