Neve vs Essentials comparison  💥
NEVE vs ESSENTIALS
This Essentials vs Neve Theme comparison shows you the pros and cons of these two lightning-fast loading elite Wordpress themes. I can tell you that I was very impressed with both themes, these two themes are among the best that can be found for Wordpress. Neve also has a free version, Essentials must necessarily be purchased for $59. We give you the most important info for both versions.
NEVE THEME (Essentials vs Neve)
We start in this Neve vs Essentials comparison with the Neve Theme which does not automatically mean it would be better. Let's take a look at why the theme is so popular. There are currently more than 100,000 active installations and in its rating, the theme practically only gets 5 out of 5 stars. It doesn't get much better. Neve was built by ThemeIsle, a company that builds elite WP themes and WP plug-ins.
Below you can see the rating and active installation where I have placed arrows.
Installing Neve is very easy. You can download the free version from Wordpress.org. Upload the theme file via the standard Wordpress install. Install and activate it as shown in below screenshot.
It is recommended to install one of the many ready themes that Neve offers as shown below. If you click on that button, you will receive a message that you must first install 1 of the approximately 10 plug-ins that come with the theme. So do that here "Neve options" >> "Plug-ins" and activate the plug-in.
You can now select and install one of the hundreds of ready-made themes via the offered import function. Multiple demos are available for each niche. Neve offers a lot of demos, and of very good quality. You are sure to find something to your liking. This all works flawlessly and super fast and in this neve review we give the full points for ease of installation.
There is practically no theme better prepared for the installation of the top page builders. At the moment there are 92 demos available for Gutenberg, 122 for Elementor, 48 for Brizy, 99 for BeaverBuilder, even 10 for DiviBuilder and 10 for Thrive Architect but these last 2 only in the pro version. See image below.
Let's run a speed test. It is important to know that with a good cache plug-in every website becomes much faster. I therefore run the test right away with the best cache plugin installed, called WP-Rocket. The plugin is set to optimize everything so css and js combined & minified. The results without optimized images and with optimized images are shown below and these are very good results. There are faster themes such as Genesis-Framework which is recommended by Google and Wordpress themselves. Ultimately, all themes in the top 5 for speed are blazing fast.
without optimized images
with optimized images
NEVE FREE VS NEVE PRO
Below you can see what the PRO version offers extra compared to the free version.
In this Neve theme review we now discuss some of the PRO functions, all BOOSTER add-ons belong to the PRO version. It is immediately clear that Neve PRO has a lot to offer.
NEVE HEADER BOOSTER
It more or less goes without saying what you can do with the Header Booster. Create beautiful Headers with incredible freedom, even for mobile. Advanced styling options and multiple HTML elements.
NEVE WOOCOMMERCE BOOSTER
This Booster makes your web shops much more professional with the many extra options. This certainly also results in a higher turnover.
NEVE BLOG BOOSTER
Increase the ease of use for visitors to your blog with the Blog Booster which offers a multitude of additional options.
NEVE ELEMENTOR BOOSTER
The Elementor Booster add-on gives you 9 extra widgets in your Elementor pagebuilder, provided you are using Elementor and not another page builder. It concerns the following widgets: Review Box, Flipcard, Typed Headline, Share Buttons, Progress Circle, Team Member, Banner, Content Switcher and Custom Field.
NEVE CUSTOM LAY-OUTS
With the add-on Custom Lay-Outs you can add your own content or custom code at all hook locations. You can also easily create special footers and headers with it.
NEVE THEME REVIEW: PRICING
Where other themes give licenses for 1 website, with Neve you always have the right to use the theme on as many sites as you want. For normal websites the Personal version is sufficient, if you own web shops I would opt for the slightly more expensive Bussiness version. Neve offers very reasonable prices and is well worth the money, this is a top theme.
NEVE THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
Neve is a great theme for both sites and shops with a huge variety of demo sites that can be installed with 1 click. The installation of the whole runs very smoothly and is very clear. The theme is written with great code, it cannot be more professional and is therefore one of the fastest themes on the market. The theme works with the best page builder I know, Elementor. As a result, Neve quickly builds top websites with the greatest of ease. It can be used on an unlimited number of websites and so you no longer need any other themes with Neve. Neve offers good support and you have 200+ videos and 300+ pages with tutorials available.
ESSENTIALS THEME (Essentials vs Neve)
Essentials is one of the Wordpress themes that is rapidly emerging. Not surprising because the theme offers many special qualities and is 100% compatible with the most popular page builder out there, Elementor. The theme is suitable for any kind of webshop, blog or website. This theme excels in a huge number of demo websites and demo pages, just like another theme from Pixfort: Soledad. What immediately struck me is that they have copied a lot of Divi , the most popular theme there is. This includes the animations, the Shape Dividers and much more. Those are things that made Divi unique, but in Essentials you have a kind of Divi copy.
Below you can see the rating that Essentials gets from people who bought the theme, and I must immediately say that 4.96 is an absolute top score. Such high ratings are very rare and so I certainly expect this theme to rise even further in the rankings.
ESSENTIALS INSTALLATION AND DEMOS
Installing Essentials is very easy. The theme does not have a free version so you will have to buy it first and it can simply be installed via the standard Wordpress theme installer.
It is recommended to install one of the many ready-to-go designs. Essentials offers about 30 very nice complete designs for web shops in all niches out there, so furniture, tools, clothing, etcetera. The theme is still very new and there will certainly be many more website demos soon. In addition to the website demo, you can also choose from 585 individual page demos. All demos are available for both Elementor and WP-Bakery Pagebuilder, both page builders that you can use with this theme.
We perform a speed test with the theme under quite optimal conditions, so with cache plug-in and all images optimized. This theme indicates that it is also specialized on loading times and the results are very good as can be seen in the image below, but there are much faster themes of course.
with optimized images and cache plugin
ESSENTIALS HEADER & FOOTER BUILDER
Essentials offers one of the best Header & Footbuilders that allows you to style your header just the way you want without any technical knowledge. Essentials also has a dozen standard header styles that can be installed with 1 click.
ESSENTIALS THEME REVIEW: PAGE BUILDERS
All material such as demos comes in Essentials for 2 good page builders. You can use both a tuned Elementor-Free and a tuned version of WP-Bakery page builder, however you want. If you are going to use Elementor it is definitely worth buying Pro version.
ESSENTIALS THEME REVIEW: ELEMENTS
The Essentials Theme is packed with elements, below I will discuss a few separately if you want to know more then check out their own site where you can find info all over all elements. I have to say that the quality and number of elements are impressive, this is a great theme. So much has been copied from Divi that there is no other option already has the Divi Theme even more gadgets.
ESSENTIALS SHAPE BUILDER
For example, as mentioned earlier this has been copied from Divi, the Shape-Builder is a great tool. You can create beautiful backgrounds made of shapes on pages as well as blog articles and in different sections if you want. These shapes can even move and colors can be adjusted very quickly.
Divi had it and now more and more themes are coming with it, a built-in pop-up Builder. I must also say that Essentials did not just copy stuff but did its best to surpass Divi. This Pop-up Builder is great and offers a lot of standard pop-up layouts. All buttons in the menus can be linked with pop-ups and pop-ups appear, for example, when visitors lowered pages so that you can quickly tell them something with your pop-up.
WOO: ENHANCED PRODUCT PAGE
With Essentials you can also build a very professional webshop. There is no lack of the best possible features for Woocommerce as good themes specialized on Woocommerce such as Ocean-WP have. Enhanced Product Page allows you to display your products in different styles to enhance your products.
ESSENTIALS WOO: WISHLIST
Wishlists have been around in themes for a long time and are very practical. Your customers can record in their account what they want to order later in your webshop by clicking a heart next to the product.
WOO: SLIDING CART
Your shopping cart can be called up at any time and will slide in nicely from the right. I'll leave it at this because there is so much more that this theme can do, but via the button below you can view it all on Essentials own site if you want.
ESSENTIALS THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
First of all, thank you for reading my Essentials theme review to the end. There is nothing bad to say about this theme. This is one of the best themes out there to build both websites and web shops and it is rising in the rankings and with every upgrade it is better again. It works perfectly with the Elementor pagebuilder and that's great. I previously indicated that Essentials is a kind of copy of Divi, although Divi is even better, I think. Therefore, as good as Essentials is, I would rather take Divi if you want even more options.
Of course, a large team has been working on Divi for years and it is therefore a lot more stable and without errors. Also, Divi can be installed on as many sites as you want and it only costs $ 89 and comes with the Divibuilder full version! Essentials comes with Elementor, but that's the free version we're talking about then. Essentials costs $ 59 per website you have and is well worth the money, but if you have multiple websites then Divi is without doubt the better choice.
Essentials vs Neve Conclusion
First of all, thank you for reading this Essentials vs Neve comparison to the end. Both of these themes come standard with the great Elementor (free) page builder. Neve provides 9 extra widgets in Elementor, Essentials komt met als extra de WP-Bakery pagebuilder. Both themes are very fast in their loading times although Neve is a clear winner when we clock the times. Both themes have beautiful 1-click demo layouts for both sites and shops. You can see these 2 themes offer practically the same, which can also be seen by the rating they have and the many fans who use these themes.