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Jupiter vs Porto Theme comparison [2021]

Jupiter vs Porto comparison


JUPITER vs PORTO


Porto vs Jupiter, two very popular Wordpress themes for years. Both Jupiter and Porto are currently among the best-selling themes on the Themeforest marketplace. Both themes also receive a very good rating from their users. Let's see which theme offers more value for money.



JUPITER THEME (Porto vs Jupiter)

Jupiter Theme review


We start in this Jupiter vs Porto comparison with the Jupiter Theme which does not automatically mean it would be better. This Jupiter review will show you what a great theme Jupiter is. With 150.500+ sales the Jupiter theme of Artbees from the start in 2013 has been one of the best-selling WordPress themes at ThemeForest. Apart from the fact that it has been in the top for almost 7 years, it has a beautiful 4.75 star rating. More than 5,000 reviews were issued at the start of [2021], which means that practically all buyers are extremely satisfied with the theme they have purchased. Jupiter not only has everything to be able to build a stunning website, it was built on speed. The pages load very quickly and it has a good SEO.

Artbees is steadily continuing to improve this theme and provide more demos. So the totally new version Jupiter X was recently released with lots of new gadgets and now supported by the Elementor pagebuilder. We are enthusiastic about the use of the Elementor page builder because in principle there is no better one besides the Divi Builder. Elementor also offers extra extensions that will be of great help to you when building your blog, webshop or website. The Elementor pagebuilder offers enormous flexibility and together with the Customizer tools in Jupiter X is that everything you need for your project.


Elementor page builder


Jupiter X-theme review complete list of functions

Jupiter X currently has no less than 240+ different demo sites . These are divided into 8 categories. These demo sites are built using the Elementor page builder which means that this can also be used to edit the demos. Elementor page builder is the tool for making quick adjustments and building new content.


Jupiter headers


Jupiter X comes bundled with a number of top extensions to give even more power to Elementor:

  • Raven - Raven has been developed by Artbees itself to add extra widgets to Elementor with which one can adjust the header & footer without having to buy the PRO version from Elementor.
  • Jet add-ons - More of the same, also the JET plug-ins add more widgets and functions to Elementor to make editing your site even easier.

Built into Jupiter X are a number of premium plug-ins - including, for example, the 3 best slider plug-ins that can be found for Wordpress: Revolution Slider, LayerSlider and Master Slider, and the Bakery pagebuilder.


Jupiter premium plug-ins


Header, footer and page content can easily be adjusted with Elementor. The same goes for the portfolio and blog pages thanks to the Elementor widgets that were added via the add-on plug-ins. The Worpdress Customizer is used for all other types of adjustments such as global styling, single blog pages or Woocommerce shopping pages.

Importing templates

We will now import one of the demo sites we discussed above in this Jupiter X review. After installing the Jupiter X theme you immediately install the required and additional plug-ins via the installation wizard.


Jupiter X review plug-ins


Via the Template Area (Jupiter X >> Templates) you can quickly import a demo website by clicking on "import" and then selecting your desired demo. It is possible to preview the demo first.


Jupiter X review templates

New Elementor widgets and templates

Another advantage of the bundled Elementor extensions of the new Jupiter X is that you get a lot of new widgets available:


Jupiter X review jet elements


In addition, you also get new Jupiter X block templates that you can use, as well as:


Jupiter review blocks

Elementor Header Builder

To help you create your header, Jupiter X starts with 20 different header templates to choose from. From there you can further customize things with your new Elementor widgets. Jupiter X supports mega menus, sticky headers, and transparent headers. And you also get the option to use different headers, depending on the device of a visitor. For example, you can choose to use a side menu with sliders on mobile devices.

Blog, archive & portfolio builder

The bundled Elementor add-ons also give you a number of widgets with which you can display blog posts and portfolio items on your website. You can use this to construct special archive pages. For example, first ask yourself what kind of content should be displayed, say blog posts vs portfolio items. Afterwards you can style the rest with Elementor and choose which elements to include such as the name of the author.


Jupiter portfolio's


Jupiter X WordPress Customizer

For other changes we use the Wordpress Customizer with all elements installed by Jupiter. Instead of using the standard sidebar control in the Customizer, we use the custom pop-up setting frame in Jupiter X which appears as soon as you click on an item in the customizer:


Jupiter customizer


Scrolling vertically can make it difficult to use the WordPress Customizer. The pop-up can be dragged across the screen so that it does not get in the way of what you are doing. The 2 most important functions in the customizer are:

Blog single layout

The first of these 2 functions is the management of your blog posts (including the archive, but adapting with Elementor) regarding layout and design. Jupiter X already comes with different choices of beautiful blog layouts. Multiple functions can be switched on and off and metadata can be added. The buttons for social sites and related messages immediately caught the eye of writer of theme reviews. These can also be turned off if desired.


Jupiter X review customizer blog


WooCommerce-shop customizer

Woocommerce shop owners will be particularly pleased with the many customization options for both store pages and product pages:


Jupiter customizer Woocommerce


Other Customizer settings

In addition to the settings for Woocommerce and the single blog page in the customizer, it naturally has many more settings such as: colors, fonts, header behavior, sidebar settings, footer settings.

The 404 and maintenance page can also be adjusted, which even makes it possible to use an Elementor template for these 2 functions. A third-party maintenance mode plugin is superfluous with Jupiter X because that function is already included.


Jupiter maintenance mode


Jupiter X page/post level check

Via the meta-box post options you get additional settings in Jupiter X if you work with a single post or page. This offers extra flexibility when working with the WP editor and Elementor. Settings that can be adjusted here include spacing, sidebar usage, adjusting the layout including its width. Switching styles, header, footer or title bar settings, related posts and social can also be set here.

Compatible with WPML

WPML-support

Ready for translation with WPML with which you can create multilingual websites.


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PORTO THEME (Porto vs Jupiter)

Porto Theme review


I will discuss here the Wordpress version of the Porto Theme. There is also an HTML 5 version that has been around much longer, that you can find here. But we will discuss that another time. The Porto Theme has risen sharply lately, although it has always been among the best themes.

Porto theme review: Rating

Porto theme review rating


When we check out Porto's rating on Themeforest, it is indeed 4.92 out of 5. I know the site and all the themes very well there, and 4.92 may very well be the highest possible rating for the 20 best-selling themes. There are themes with a higher rating, but not on Themeforest. Porto has been sold over 59.029+ times and 2855 people have given a rating, so that is very reliable.

Porto theme review: Demos

Porto Theme review demos


The theme has gone through some pretty extreme improvements that we're going to talk about now. Just like any other self-respecting WP theme nowadays, Porto has ready-made demo websites that can be installed with one click. They have added 30 of these since the last upgrade, bringing the total to almost 100.

The nice thing about demos is that you can make a quick start. The website is already with the wrong photos and texts in principle. So put your logo in it, adjust texts and photos and you are well on your way to having your own site.

Porto theme review: Webshops

66 multipurpose demos are available for all conceivable niches that can be used to create beautiful corporate and private websites. It is great that no fewer than 33 demos are ready-made shops. From here you can quickly start a webshop.


Porto Theme review webshops


Porto theme review: Speed

Porto Theme review loading times


In the meantime, no theme wants to be left behind in terms of loading times or speed, as Google attaches more and more value to this. Porto is therefore also built with a fast code that ensures good loading times in browsers. Porto also has a built-in speed wizard that helps you make your website even faster, which is quite unique. Of course you can also do this yourself if you read my tutorial here.

Porto theme review: Pagebuilders

Porto Theme review page builders


The Porto theme comes standard with the in my opinion very good WP Bakery Pagebuilder. A solid page builder that has several third-party plugins available to extend the elements. The theme is also fully compatible with the Elementor page builder, one of the best out there in this area. Among the demos you will find about twenty layouts that have been made with it, so that you can work with Elementor after you install one.


Click on the video above to see the page builder in action.



Porto theme review: Header builder

Porto Theme review header builder


The header is like a grid where you can drag and drop elements. So it is easy even for laymen to build exactly the header they had in mind. A cool tool! We can't help but give the full marks for this in this Porto theme review.

Porto theme review: Elements

Porto Theme review elements


Porto currently offers 33 elements for the Bakery Pagebuilder, which, as mentioned before, is easy to expand with plugins.

Porto theme review: Revolution Slider

The Revolution Slider is by far the best slider plugin. There are a lot of options, which takes some getting used to if you do not know the plug-in yet and also after a major upgrade as has only happened with the new version 6. However, the documentation of the plug-in is very good, which means that you will quickly discover how everything works. Google searches also always help me with that. The good side is that once you get used to it, you don't want anything else. There are practically no limits to what it can do and everything works smoothly.

Porto theme review: Conclusion

Thank you for reading my Porto theme review to the end. I think the Porto theme is great. The demo layouts are beautiful, the setup of the theme is quick and easy, and it has a good loading time. The theme is indeed very suitable for building shops and the header builder is of course fantastic. The price is just standard for themes on Themeforest so that's okay too. The theme offers great value for money.

Porto vs Jupiter conclusion

First of all, thank you for reading this Jupiter vs Porto comparison to the end. Both of these themes load fairly quickly and are both great for creating web shops. Jupiter and Porto both come with the Elementor pagebuilder free version, upgrading to Elementor Pro is definitely recommended. It's hard to pick a favorite between these 2, I put them on the same level.

The problem these themes have is that there are much better themes like Astra and Divi which are also sold at more attractive prices. Before making up your mind, I recommend that you read my best themes for [2021].




Divi


WP-Engine


Astra



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