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Neve vs Virtue comparison [2021] 💥

Neve vs Virtue


NEVE vs VIRTUE


This Virtue vs Neve Theme comparison shows you the pros and cons of these two fast-loading popular Wordpress themes. Both themes offer both a pro and a free version. I will discuss the themes one by one and inform you about both versions.



NEVE THEME (Virtue vs Neve)

Neve Theme review


NEVE THEME REVIEW

We start in this Neve vs Virtue 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.

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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VIRTUE THEME (Virtue vs Neve)

Virtue Theme review


The Virtue Theme has both a free and a Pro version. The free version is very popular and as it should be, the Pro version is of course 5x better. I will discuss both versions. Virtue was designed by Kadence-WP. Kadence is their No.1 theme and here's my review for it.

You find here all themes that Kadence-WP has to offer. If you would switch to the pro version, it is best to take the "Bundle" with which you not only have the Virtue Theme but all these themes at your disposal in 1x. The pro version offers the next extras.

Virtue theme review: Rating

Virtue theme review rating


If we check on Wordpress.org Virtue's rating is 4.9 out of 5. There are almost no higher rated themes because out of 220 people who gave a rating, only 6 people gave it less than 5 stars. Virtue is installed on more than 40,000+ websites which instills even more confidence. Apparently a lot of people are satisfied with this theme.

Virtue theme review: Demos

Virtue Theme review Woocommerce


Virtue has about 6 different demos that you can install with 1 click. If that's not enough for you, you'd better use the Astra Theme which has about 150 pieces. The nice thing about demos is that you can make a quick start with them. The website is ready but still with the wrong photos and texts in principle. So place your logo in it, adjust the texts and photos and you are well on your way to having your own site.

Virtue theme review: Webshops

Virtue is more than ready for building professional ecommerce websites with the popular Woocommerce plugin. Today, more than half of all shops are built online with Woocommerce. Virtue gives you great customizability for the theme and with many extra features such as different number of column layouts, radio buttons, and custom tabs.


Virtue Theme review webshops


Virtue theme review: Speed

Virtue Theme review loading times Google GtMetrix


The image above shows that the Virtue Theme produces insanely fast loading times with the help of a good cache plugin. Virtue is a minimalist theme and most of them are pretty fast so it doesn't surprise me. In order to be found well, it is very important these days to use a fast-loading theme and Virtue is therefore very suitable for that.

Virtue theme review: Pagebuilders

Virtue Theme review pagebuilders


The Virtue theme comes standard with the Gutenberg page builder and its own PageBuilder. The theme is also fully prepared to work with the SiteOrigin page builder. This is a very good page builder that has been installed on more than a million websites. I definitely recommend that you use this free plugin.

Virtue Demo content Importer



Many themes whine about copyrighted images and if you install a demo of them in your website, it will not contain the same images that they show in the demo on their site. At Virtue, if desired, you will receive the original images as shown in the short video above.

Virtue theme: Blogs

Virtue Theme review Blogs


Virtue is great for building your own blog. There are 4 different ready-made layouts and all types of blog posts can be beautifully displayed on the archive pages such as video posts, posts with sliders or images, etc.

Virtue theme: Image Grids

Virtue Theme review Image Grids


Do you want to show your projects to your visitors in a brilliant way? Virtue also offers great portfolio options with image grids or different styles of mosaic layouts that can be arranged in the number of columns you want.

Virtue: Header layout

Virtue Theme review Header layout


Virtue, like most premium themes, offers quite a few different header styles. Logo left or center, multiple menus and more. Just choose the style that best suits your website and you're done. It doesn't have a real header builder so the options are limited and freestyling isn't included unless you're good with CSS.

Virtue Options Panel

Virtue Theme review Options Panel


Virtue has all the important settings for you in an options panel. This panel is very clear, settings are easy to find as they are divided into chapters. A search function in the settings like the Divi Theme unfortunately doesn't have that yet, but that is only necessary with a very large number of settings, something Virtue does not have.

Virtue theme review: Extra features

Virtue Theme review Extra features


Much more is possible with Virtue and the image above shows a number of features that have not yet been discussed here. If your interest is aroused in the Virtue Theme, you can investigate further on their own site whether you like the theme.

Virtue theme review: Conclusion

All themes built by Kadence-WP are of very good quality, and that also applies to Virtue. One can build anything with it, such as blogs, portfolios, but I think the theme is best suited for company websites. The theme offers beautiful demos, many customization options and everything works smoothly. The pro version is great although there are of course better themes.

Virtue vs Neve Conclusion

First of all thank you for reading this Virtue vs Neve comparison till the end. Virtue is at its best in this comparison as a free theme, but I think it still just beats Neve. Neve is slightly faster than Virtue and offers many beautiful layouts and works perfectly with Elementor, Brizy, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, SiteOrigin, Divi Builder and Gutenberg. Neve Pro vs Virtue Pro gives as clearer winner Neve. The choice is yours.




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