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Neve vs Ocean-WP comparison for [2021]

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NEVE vs OCEAN-WP


OceanWP vs Neve, the two themes are extremely popular, which is reflected in the incredibly good rating they receive from WP users. Both themes were built with the idea of producing very fast loading times and they do. We test these themes for speed, ease of installation, design, page builder and functions.




NEVE THEME (Ocean-WP vs Neve)

Neve Theme review


NEVE THEME REVIEW

We start in this Neve vs OceanWP comparison with the Neve Theme which does not automatically mean it would be better. Today we will 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.

NEVE RATINGS

Below you can see the rating and active installation where I have placed arrows.


Neve Theme review ratings


NEVE INSTALL

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.


Neve Theme review installation


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.


Neve Theme installation ready theme


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.


Neve Theme starter-sites for page builders



NEVE SPEEDTEST

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.

Special about Neve is that no jQuery is used in their theme, but instead Vanilla Javascript. This form of JS is a lot faster and websites made with this theme will load faster.


without optimized images

Neve Theme gtmetrix speedtest with wp-rocket


with optimized images

Neve Theme gtmetrix speedtest with wp-rocket


NEVE FREE VS NEVE PRO

Below you can see what the PRO version offers extra compared to the free version.


Neve Free vs Neve Pro


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 theme review header booster


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 theme review Woocommerce booster


Neve theme review Woocommerce booster


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 theme review Blog booster


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 theme review Elementor booster


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 custom lay-outs


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 pricing


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.



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OCEAN-WP THEME (Ocean-WP vs Neve)

OceanWP Theme review


In this Neve vs OceanWP Theme comparison, we now discuss the free and premium versions of OceanWP. The OceanWP Theme has been installed on 600,000+ Wordpress websites and downloaded 2.5 million times. Those are numbers that will stand out. Why is this theme so popular? When looking at OceanWP's rating, it is immediately noticeable that it is also very high. The rating that can be practically rounded to 5/5 as shown in the picture below is of the quality of that of Astra and Generatepress which are also OceanWP's closest competitors.


OceanWP Theme high rated

OceanWP: Strengths

OceanWP Theme Strengths

OceanWP Theme review: Speed


The main difference between OceanWP and the 2 aforementioned closest competitors is that OceanWP has put the emphasis more on top design (especially for web shops) and Astra and Generatepress on speed. OceanWP is also built on speed but not as forced as the other 2. The image above shows that OceanWP scores 98%, ie of 100 sites, 2 were faster than OceanWP. It is important to consider for yourself what is more important. A site that loads everything within a second can of course be called top fast and speed is one of the good features of OceanWP which makes it so popular.


OceanWP Theme Performance grade

OceanWP: Beautiful design

So the design is something that has been given more than enough attention by the OceanWP team and it shows. The theme shows a beautiful design on all devices and the demo websites offered are of very high quality. See photo below.


OceanWP Theme Demo designs

And for Woocommerce...

OceanWP Theme Woocommerce Demo designs

OceanWP: Woocommerce extensions

The OceanWP theme has also been perfected on Woocommerce, the most popular webshop system in the world for Wordpress. Not only for customization of its design, but it offers a host of conversion enhancing gadgets. For example the so-called native cart pop-up. After you put an item in your basket, a pop-up will appear to encourage you to pay. This alone would bring about 8% more conversion. There are a number of Woocommerce modules that you can view on their own site.


OceanWP Woocommerce display cart


To be fair, we have to admit in this review for OceanWP that the theme is one of the best for creating webshops. If you want to have a perfectly working shop that looks fantastic, OceanWP is your theme.


OceanWP Woocommerce webshop layout


OceanWP: Core extensions

The premium version offers access to all core extensions (see photo below). The possibility to build a full screen site with scroll, the practically mandatory cookie notification, a customizable pop-up login, the removal of the OceanWP label in the footer, beautiful portfolios, the aforementioned Woocommerce extensions, a sticky footer , and hooks (more for professional builders).


OceanWP Theme Core extensions

OceanWP review: Video

In the video below from OceanWP itself, you will quickly be made aware of the benefits of the OceanWP theme. The video only lasts 48 seconds.



OceanWP: Pricing

The regular "to-go" premium price is $ 59. Especially if you are going to use the theme for a shop, this is a very good price. There are practically no better themes for building web shops. Now during the quarantine you get the premium version for $ 31 already.


OceanWP Pricing


OceanWP theme review: Conclusion

You have come to the end of our OceanWP theme review. In the first place thanks for reading the complete article. My conclusion is that OceanWP is a fantastic theme that is definitely worth the money. The theme is perfect for web shops, has a great design, is easy to operate and loads very quickly. That's basically all a good theme needs. It just lacks a good page builder to finish it.

OceanWP works perfectly with Elementor, but also with one of the following elite page builders: Divi Builder, BeaverBuilder and Thrive Architect.


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Neve vs Ocean-WP conclusion

Thanks for reading this Neve vs OceanWP comparison to the end. To begin with, you have to say that there is nothing wrong with offering ethemes. Both work perfectly with Elementor together, my favorite page builder. Both themes offer a lot of spectacular designs that can be installed with 1 click. The emphasis at Ocan-WP is clearly on web shops. It has a lot of professional options for Woocommerce and if you are going to build a shop I would definitely choose Ocean-WP. In the case of a normal website, I would choose Neve for its super-speed and ease of use. The choice is yours.

If you prefer a theme that loads a little slower but where there is really nothing missing in options and settings and is also very good for building shops, I recommend the Divi Theme by the way.




Divi



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