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Essentials vs Ocean-WP theme comparison [2021]

Ocean-WP vs Essentials


OCEAN-WP vs ESSENTIALS


Today we are concerned with the comparison Ocean-WP vs Essentials. Both themes receive very high ratings for their e-commerce value and are used on hundreds of thousands of websites. Which theme offers more value for money?

I discuss the best features of each theme, where I will not list all the small details, it must remain interesting this article. As said before, I discuss the themes 1 by 1 and give my total opinion at the end. In the various points that are discussed, I often give a direct opinion which theme is clearly better in that aspect.

OCEAN-WP REVIEW (Ocean-WP vs Essentials)


OceanWP Theme review


In this OceanWP Theme review we discuss the free and premium versions of this beautiful theme. 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.


Visit OceanWP theme




ESSENTIALS THEME (Ocean-WP vs Essentials)

Essentials Theme review


ESSENTIALS THEME REVIEW

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.

ESSENTIALS RATING

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 Theme review ratings


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.


Essentials Theme demo-websites


ESSENTIALS SPEEDTEST

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 Theme gtmetrix speedtest


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 header builder


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 page builders


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.



ESSENTIALS POP-UPS

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.


Essentials theme review wishlist


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

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.

You have come to the end of my Ocean-WP vs Essentials comparison. These 2 themes practically have the same strengths. They charge very quickly. At loading speed Ocean-WP wins. Furthermore, both themes are particularly suitable for building web shops and Ocean-WP wins that battle by far from Essentials. I have Ocean-WP in place 2 in the best Woocommerce themes for [2021] here. Of course Ocean-WP does not have all those features that Essentials has just like Divi, so if you like that Essentials is your theme. Finally, I would like to mention that Ocean-WP is cheaper and that makes it an easy choice in all. If you are looking for a good theme for your site, especially when it comes to a shop, take Ocean-WP.


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