Kadence vs Storefront Theme  💥
KADENCE THEME (Storefront vs Kadence)
The Kadence theme is growing in popularity quickly...
In this comparison between Kadence and Storefront, 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.
STOREFRONT THEME (Storefront vs Kadence)
Storefront is the default theme of Woocommerce...
In this Storefront Theme review we take a look at whether the theme that Woocommerce itself released to work with their E-commerce plug-in is actually a good product. One of the things that immediately struck me is that extensions have to be purchased for a number of functions of Woocommerce. This does not necessarily have to be a problem, because there are many themes with a free version that are very good but do not offer 100% functionality.
If we check on Wordpress.org Storefront's rating, we see that practically all raters 5 stars gave up except for a few haters. The average score is 4.4 which is a good score, but there are themes with almost 5/5 so it is not really impressive. The theme is currently installed on 200,000+ websites (active installs), which is a pretty high number for a minimalist theme.
As a free theme, the Storefront theme does not offer demos, which are also not really necessary. But if you want a different design, the Storefront Child Themes that Woocommerce offers might be a good alternative. I'll say right away that these cost about $40 each and basically you can get a good Woocommerce theme like WP-Astra. There are 2 free Child Themes, called Deli and Boutique.
STOREFRONT THEME REVIEW: WEBSHOPS
Logically, the theme is 100% compatible with Woocommerce, and is only suitable for building webshops. It is theoretically possible to create a blog or corporate site with it, but the theme is not intended for that. I recommend getting one of the top Woo-themes for that.
The Storefront theme is one of the fastest themes out there for Wordpress and should actually be in my list for fastest Woocommerce themes, but then again, the theme should also be a star which is not the case. The bare theme with no extra plugins with just an optimized cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this advice here.
STOREFRONT: PAGE BUILDERS
The Storefront theme uses the Gutenberg page builder by default, but is compatible with Elementor Pro, and all the other elite page builders out there for Wordpress.
STOREFRONT: SHOP PAGES EXAMPLES
A Website built with Storefront is 100% responsive on all devices, fully compatible with Woocommerce and all its extensions. Below are some layouts from the demo shop for Storefront. Everything looks good, but as said before, there are themes that are much, much better to build a shop with such as Divi or Astra.
STOREFRONT: PAID AND FREE EXTENSIONS
There are a total of 11 special plug-in extensions that have been developed especially for Storefront. Of these extensions, 4 are free, the rest can be purchased (something I wouldn't do). The 4 free plug-ins are: Product sharing buttons, Contact Section on the Homepage, Hamburger Menu and an extra Footerbar.
STOREFRONT THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
The Storefront theme certainly does its job well as free theme and is very suitable for building shops with Woocommerce. It was made for that, so it's not surprising that it works well. However, there are much better themes that also work perfectly with Woocommerce, the free versions of which are also better than Storefront.
Kadence vs Storefront conclusion
There are huge differences between Storefront and Kadence. They are both very good themes, but Kadence is much better than Storefront in everything and that of course applies especially to the pro version. The better choice is clearly Kadence but even better is of course Divi, the best selling and appreciated theme in the world or possibly WP-Astra if you want to work with a lightning fast theme.