Kadence vs Hello Theme comparison  💥
HELLO vs Kadence, we summarize the best features of these two popular multipurpose themes. Kadence has both a free and a paid version. Hello only has a free version that is intended to support the Elementor page builder.
KADENCE THEME (Hello vs Kadence)
In this comparison between Kadence and Hello, we start with the Kadence theme, which doesn't automatically mean it would be better . In this Kadence Theme review we take a look at the main features of this theme. It has recently made rapid progress to a high ranking on Wordpress.org. This suggests that we are dealing with a very good theme here.
Kadence theme review: Rating
If we check on Wordpress.org Kadence's rating, we see that practically all raters gave 5 stars except for a few haters. The image above also shows that the theme has now been installed on more than 200.002+ websites. This is a very high number for a relatively new theme.
Kadence theme review: Demos
The Kadence theme offers a series of beautiful demos that can be installed with 1 click. The choice is not too large, but since the theme is still very new, this will probably be expanded soon. The theme also has a few special Woocommerce demos, which is always nice.
The nice thing about demos is that you can make a quick start with them. In principle, the website is already showing the wrong photos and texts. So place your logo in it, adjust texts and photos and you are well on your way to having your own site.
Kadence theme review: Webshops
I only count 2 demos for web shops in total. The theme is 100% compatible with Woocommerce but if you are going to build a webshop choose a theme like Astra or another theme from my top 10 for webshop themes. With the Kadence theme you can certainly build a good webshop, but there is simply better than this.
Kadence theme review: Speed
The Kadence theme is one of the fastest themes out there for Wordpress and should actually be in my list for fastest WP themes. The bare theme with no additional plugins using only a well-configured cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself on loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
Kadence theme review: Page builders
The Kadence theme uses the Gutenberg page builder by default, but is compatible with Beaverbuilder and Elementor Pro page builder, one of the best in the field. I also recommend installing Elementor for free, but much better of course the pro version.
Kadence theme review: Colors
Kadence offers 12 professional looking color palettes but you can create any color you want as shown below. Kadence also offers special options for fonts such as the choice of 12 font pairs that are used site-wide.
Kadence theme review: Header Builder
Kadence offers something that has so far only been seen with top themes like Divi, a real HeaderBuilder with which you have practically no limits with regard to the structure of your header. Technical knowledge such as HTML or PHP is not necessary for this.
Kadence: More features
Kadence also offers the following features that I will not go into more detail: Transparent backgrounds, a very good SEO with Schema MarkUp, 100% Responsive on all devices, Sticky Header, CSS Pre-loading, and a good Footer Builder.
Kadence theme review: Conclusion
I think the Kadence theme is a very good theme. The demo layouts are great, the theme set up is quick and easy, and it has an antisocial loading time. The theme is also very suitable for building shops with it, although it only offers 2 demos. There is of course more to say about Kadence, but I want to keep it short and sweet. If you want to know more, take a look at their site from the links below.
The price for the pro version is a bit on the expensive side, which is a shame, but everyone is free to ask what they want for their theme. The pro version certainly offers value for money, although I would rather spend that money on one of the themes in my top 10 for this year's WP themes.
HELLO THEME (Hello vs Kadence)
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.
Kadence vs Hello conclusion
Hello and Kadence are both very good themes but there are very big differences. Hello is great but only in combination with the Elementor page builder. Kadence is a complete theme with which everything is possible. My preference is for Hello + Elementor, but there are much better themes to be found for the same money. My tip is buy Divi, the best sold and valued theme in the world or possibly Astra if you want to work with a lightning fast theme.