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Storefront vs Ocean-WP comparison [2022] 💥

Ocean-WP vs Storefront



OCEAN-WP REVIEW (Ocean-WP vs Storefront)

OceanWP is specialized in webshops and speed...

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 901.000+ 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 $ 54 for 3 sites. 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.


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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STOREFRONT THEME (Ocean-WP vs Storefront)

Storefront is the default theme of Woocommerce...

Storefront Theme review


In this Storefront Theme review we take a look at whether the theme that Woocommerce itself released to work with their E-commerce plug-in is actually a good product. One of the things that immediately struck me is that extensions have to be purchased for a number of functions of Woocommerce. This does not necessarily have to be a problem, because there are many themes with a free version that are very good but do not offer 100% functionality.

STOREFRONT: RATING

Storefront theme review rating


If we check on Wordpress.org Storefront's rating, we see that practically all raters 5 stars gave up except for a few haters. The average score is 4.4 which is a good score, but there are themes with almost 5/5 so it is not really impressive. The theme is currently installed on 200,000+ websites (active installs), which is a pretty high number for a minimalist theme.

STOREFRONT: DEMOS

Storefront Theme review demos


As a free theme, the Storefront theme does not offer demos, which are also not really necessary. But if you want a different design, the Storefront Child Themes that Woocommerce offers might be a good alternative. I'll say right away that these cost about $40 each and basically you can get a good Woocommerce theme like WP-Astra. There are 2 free Child Themes, called Deli and Boutique.


STOREFRONT THEME REVIEW: WEBSHOPS

Logically, the theme is 100% compatible with Woocommerce, and is only suitable for building webshops. It is theoretically possible to create a blog or corporate site with it, but the theme is not intended for that. I recommend getting one of the top Woo-themes for that.

STOREFRONT: SPEED

Storefront Theme review loading speed


The Storefront theme is one of the fastest themes out there for Wordpress and should actually be in my list for fastest Woocommerce themes, but then again, the theme should also be a star which is not the case. The bare theme with no extra plugins with just an optimized cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this advice here.


STOREFRONT: PAGE BUILDERS

Storefront Theme review Elementor pagebuilder


The Storefront theme uses the Gutenberg page builder by default, but is compatible with Elementor Pro, and all the other elite page builders out there for Wordpress.

STOREFRONT: SHOP PAGES EXAMPLES

A Website built with Storefront is 100% responsive on all devices, fully compatible with Woocommerce and all its extensions. Below are some layouts from the demo shop for Storefront. Everything looks good, but as said before, there are themes that are much, much better to build a shop with such as Divi or Astra.





STOREFRONT: PAID AND FREE EXTENSIONS

There are a total of 11 special plug-in extensions that have been developed especially for Storefront. Of these extensions, 4 are free, the rest can be purchased (something I wouldn't do). The 4 free plug-ins are: Product sharing buttons, Contact Section on the Homepage, Hamburger Menu and an extra Footerbar.

STOREFRONT THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION

The Storefront theme certainly does its job well as free theme and is very suitable for building shops with Woocommerce. It was made for that, so it's not surprising that it works well. However, there are much better themes that also work perfectly with Woocommerce, the free versions of which are also better than Storefront.

OCEAN-WP VS STOREFRONT CONCLUSION

You've come to the end of my Ocean-WP vs Storefront comparison. I have Ocean-WP in my list for best Woocommerce themes for [2022] in second place. Not for nothing, because Ocean-WP is perfect for creating webshops and is also very fast. It will therefore be difficult for most themes to compete with this and the same applies to Storefront.

Storefront is primarily developed by Wordpress to sell their plugins with it in case people want more features in their shop. The theme is quite good but there is just much better. Other themes also try to sell their pro version by offering a free version, but those are often very good free themes such as Astra or indeed Ocean-WP.



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