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Neve vs X-Store theme-comparison [2021]

Neve vs X-Store


NEVE vs X-STORE


This X-Store vs Neve Theme comparison shows you the pros and cons of these two super fast loading elite Wordpress themes. I can tell you that I was very impressed by both themes, these two themes are among the best that can be found for Wordpress. Both themes have a free and a pro version, we give you the most important information for both versions.

NEVE THEME (X-Store vs Neve)

Neve Theme review


NEVE THEME REVIEW

We start in this Neve vs X-Store 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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X-STORE THEME (X-Store vs Neve)

X-Store Theme review


X-STORE THEME REVIEW

X-Store is one of the Woocommerce themes that stand out due to its high number of shop demos and numerous special shop features. The theme comes with the most popular page builder out there, Elementor and the Bakery page builder. This theme was specially developed for the construction of web shops and that is noticeable. I can tell you in advance that this is a fantastic theme because I have created a number of shops with it.

X-STORE: RATING

Below you can see the rating that X-Store Theme gets from people who bought the theme, and an average of 4.85 is a score that is rare with themes on the Themeforest Marketplace. This usually means that except for a few haters, everyone gave 5 stars.


X-Store Theme review ratings


X-STORE: INSTALLATION AND DEMOS

Installing X-Store Theme 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. X-Store offers no less than 100+ webshop demos. These are beautiful complete designs for web shops in many niches such as furniture, tools, clothing, etc. In addition, there are 350+ complete sections that you can use in your designs.


X-Store Theme review webshop demos


X-Store Theme comes standard with the Bakery Pagebuilder and the Elementor page builder. Elementor is one of the best page builders out there and especially when we talk about the pro version, so it certainly stands out for my choice. But all 100+ shop demos have both an Elementor and Bakery version as seen above, the choice is yours.


X-Store Theme review  page builders



X-STORE: SPEEDTEST

We perform a speed test on X-Store under quite optimal conditions, so with cache plug-in and all images optimized. This theme does not indicate that it is specialized on loading times, but the results are excellent as can be seen in the image below.

with optimized images and cache plugin

X-Store Theme gtmetrix speedtest


X-STORE REVIEW: CSS/JS GENERATOR

One of the top features that the theme offers to achieve great loading times is the option to only be able to pack the necessary CSS and Javascript together. Thus, your pages will not load any code that is not used on the page.


X-Store Theme review CSS/JS generator


X-STORE: HEADER BUILDER

Advanced styling options and multiple HTML elements in the headers, anything is possible. X-Store also has a lot of standard header styles that can be installed with 1 click.



X-STORE: WOO PRODUCT PAGEBUILDER

Okay, let's start with the countless Woocommerce features that X-Store offers. With the Woocommerce Product Pagebuilder you can really customize everything on the product pages without having any technical knowledge. You will be amazed at the ease with which you can style your page yourself.


X-Store Theme review Woocommerce product page builder


X-STORE: WOOCOMMERCE AJAX FEATURES

Ajax more or less means that you do not have to go to another page for certain actions, but that they run via a pop-up. Search, filter, wish list and shopping cart can all be opened in a pop up. You can set all this yourself, what is and what is not.


X-Store Theme review Woocommerce ajax features


X-STORE: WOOCOMMERCE EMAIL BUILDER

I have been a web designer for 15 years and many customers want to be able to check the emails sent by their shop. There have been plugins for this for a number of years, but this is the first time that I see that a theme has integrated it. X-Store thinks of everything you could wish for in your shop, we have a top Woocommerce theme to do here.



X-STORE: WOO OFF-CANVAS FEATURES

A number of topics have already been discussed above at "Ajax features" so I will not list everything. Below in the image you can see that products can be viewed quickly, your account information or your shopping cart.


X-Store Theme review Woocommerce off canvas features


X-STORE REVIEW: PREMIUM PLUGINS

To be honest, I don't know of any other theme that has over $ 500 worth of 3rd party plugins in its arsenal. Of course there are certainly themes that have practically all functions of these plugins and more just as standard in their theme, such as with Divi Theme is the case.


X-Store Theme review premium plug-ins


X-STORE THEME REVIEW: PRICING

In my opinion, the price of $ 39 is very okay, but only if you are looking for a good webshop theme for only 1 project. In the case of 2 or more web shops, other themes are much more attractively priced and in some cases even better than X-Store. Check here the best webshop themes for [2021]. X-Store is so specialized in the webshop that if you are looking for a theme for a different type of project such as a blog or company website, I would certainly choose another theme.


X-STORE THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION

First of all, thank you for reading my X-Store Theme review to the end. There is nothing bad to say about this theme. This is one of the best themes there is to build web shops and it is rising in the rankings and it is better with every upgrade. It works perfectly with the Elementor page builder and that's great too. Yet it is true that, as I indicated in the chapter for the price above, that boss is boss.

The perfect theme for shops & websites is Divi and Astra is a very close second. These themes can be installed on multiple sites and the Divi Theme for example costs only $ 89, and comes with the Divibuilder full version! X-Store comes with Elementor, but that's the free version we're talking about, not the pro version.



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X-Store vs Neve Conclusion

First of all, thank you for reading this X-Store 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, X-Store does not. Both themes are very fast in their loading times, but Neve is still a lot faster than X-Store. Both themes have beautiful 1-click demo layouts for both sites and shops. In case you are going to build a shop, both themes are great. For normal websites I would certainly choose Neve, because X-Store is too specialized on web shops. For better alternatives, check out my top 10 Wordpress themes for [2021].




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