Kallyas vs Porto Theme comparison  💥
Porto vs Kallyas, two very popular themes for several years now. Porto once started with an HTML version that is still very popular today, but we are talking about the Wordpress version here of course. We examine the strengths and weaknesses of these themes.
KALLYAS THEME (Porto vs Kallyas)
Kallyas is a real Woocommerce theme...
In this Kallyas Theme review we discuss why Kallyas is one of the best themes to build web shops. It has 65 different demos to build all kinds of special shops with. You can simply install the demo version with the 1-click set up wizard on your hosting and from there adjust everything to your corporate identity. Due to the fact that the styling for the products seems to be perfect after every update and the completely own page builder that works flawlessly and with which people can build everything they want sharply and quickly, this theme has won my heart for creating web shops .
Kallyas is a popular premium theme that has been created as a multifunctional theme for every type of website, not just shops. It is packed with hundreds of functions and options, so you can adjust every aspect of your site. Discover all the details in this Kallyas review. Kallyas is a creation of Hogash, builders of different Joomla templates and HTML-themes. Kallyas is their sole WordPress-theme. It is one of the most popular at Themeforest with more than 48.909+ sales, and is highly appreciated.
Kallyas review: Characteristics of Kallyas
Kallyas is packed with features. Here are just a few of the most important:
Setup wizard with one-click demo installation
After installing and activating Kallyas, you will be taken to the setup wizard to help you set the theme. Make sure your server status is completely green. If that is not the case, you can follow the links to find out how to resolve any problems.
Just keep clicking on the next step at the top of the screen to browse through the installation wizard. In step 4 you can choose to install one of the 65 demo sites to get started faster as you can expect from the best Wordpress webshop theme. With the help of the demo you can edit the content to make the site your own.
In the final step, there are links to a few tutorials about the most common functions, plus general links to the documentation, FAQs, and support forums if you need help getting started.
Kallyas theme review: Hundreds of options
Kallyas has a huge amount of options to customize your site. (That's why those demos are so handy - it may take a long time for all options to go through and your site set up).
Go to Kallyas Theme » General Options to get started.
There you can configure the options for header, menu's and footer, together with Google Analytics, MailChimp and reCAPTCHA integration.
(Make sure you enter your Google Analytics code into each theme, because if you switch between themes, it will stop tracking).
Under Kallyas Theme »Fonts Setup and Font Options, you can change the font of every aspect of your site and even upload your own fonts.
Then there are options to adjust your blog page, portfolio page, documentation (more below) and general layout options.
Personalize your content with the "Smart Areas"
In this Kallyas theme review of course we have to mention that Kallyas has a function called "smart areas" that allows you to create blocks of content that you can reuse in different parts of your site. In fact, it's like creating custom sidebars wherever you want, or a shortcut for inserting content that you often use. Under Kallyas theme »Smart Areas you can set your smart areas to be displayed globally over your entire set in certain locations, such as before or after the footer, or even to replace the footer or subframe.
Unlimited sidebars, subheaders, and page layouts
Kallyas as well offers the option of creating any which number of sidebar & footer widget-areas. You can choose which of your sidebars you want to use in your archives, blog pages, individual posts, and pages. You can also create an unlimited number of subheader styles and use a different one on each page. Making these subheaders is super fast and looks perfect. Another reason to recommend Kallyas as the best wordpress webshop theme, especially if you would like a different subheader on every page.
You can also create your own layout templates in the Page Layouts menu. Page layouts can be used to override certain theme options on one-page or multi-pages. For example, you can create a template with a different header style, logo, etc. And only use it on the specific pages you choose.
Drag & Drop Page Builder
Kallyas contains a built-in page builder for dragging and dropping elements.
More than 100 different elements are available, including:
Buttons, accordions, mail content, banners, contact forms, menus, images, icons, image galleries, price tables, testimonials, ... and much more.
One can also set up their own page templates by positioning elements and adjusting them for margin and padding.
Including Revolution Slider
Kallyas will be delivered with Revolution Slider, a premium plug-in with which you can create extremely complex sliders. It contains hundreds of different options for creating sliders and animations. Revolution Slider is by far the most versatile Slider plug'in for Wordpress and one can even present other slides to visitors for mobile, tablet, desktop. Let's say everything has been thought of and anything you would like to do with it is really possible.
Portfolio and custom post-types
Kallyas offers the possibility to add a portfolio to your website as a custom message type. You can also add portfolio items to pages and messages using the page builder. There is also a custom message type for the documentation. It is a very simple custom message type that you can sort into categories.
Documentation and Support
Hogash has extensive documentation on the Kallyas theme on their site, both written in - as in video form. It is searchable so that you can find the information you need. There are also links to relevant tutorials from your WordPress dashboard. Some functions are only documented with video tutorials, making it difficult to quickly find the specific information you need. There is also a live chat for pre-sales questions, during regular GMT opening hours. Six months of support are included with your themed purchase, with an option to extend for another 12 months. Support is only available through a support forum.
Compatible with WPML
Ready for translation with WPML with which you can create multilingual websites.
PORTO THEME (Porto vs Kallyas)
Porto also exists as a very good HTML version...
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
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 78.767+ times and 2855 people have given a rating, so that is very reliable.
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: Speed
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
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
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 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
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.
KALLYAS VS PORTO CONCLUSION
First of all, thank you for reading this Porto vs Kallyas comparison to the end. These themes are quite similar. Both were developed for building shops, both work with their own good page builder and both are sold through the same marketplace. That's why I can't pick a winner here either. These are two very good themes. The disadvantage they have is that they require a separate license for each shop you want to build with them, while other themes can be used unlimitedly. The best example of this is Divi.