Salient vs Minimog comparison  💥
SALIENT THEME (Minimog vs Salient)
To start with, before the start of this Salient Theme review, I have to tell you that the theme has been in the top of the best-selling themes for years now on Themeforest.net. Okay, currently in 11th place, and highest ranking ever maybe in 4th place. There are much better sold themes but Salient has absolute top features that we will take a closer look at.
As a matter of fact, buyers are more enthusiastic about the theme than they are about any other theme. It has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 based on 5700 ratings. For a premium theme with many options, it is a super-fast loading theme. The builders of Salient are currently claiming one Google Pagespeed a score of 97%, we will come back to this in a moment.
Salient Pagebuilder Editing<
With the latest version 11 of Salient it now has the front-end page builder of the WP Bakery Page Builder. Themes have to keep up with the times, of course, all toppers have frontend pagebuilders with Thrive Architect with the most impressive I think, followed by Divi and Elementor. Instead of images, we show you below in a video how the Salient page builder works. The WP Bakery Pagebuilder (formerly: Visual Composer) is one of the oldest and best out there, let's say the number 4 right now (my opinion).
Salient Theme: PageSpeed and Y-Slow
I did not check it myself with the speedometers concerned, but they show this on their website. Those are really anti-social good scores for Google Pagespeed and Y-Slow (GT-Metrix). Without a doubt impressive. It is very important for a website that it loads quickly, because visitors are impatient nowadays and are quickly away from sites that do not immediately have something to show.
Importable demo websites
Like every self-respecting theme Salient has beautiful easy to import layouts. At the time of writing it says on their site that it concerns 285+ demo layouts. A nice number but not a leader in this area. The layouts do give a very good impression and in the end 1 layout is enough so we will not give any negatives for this in this review for Salient.
Salient Theme: Lazy loading
Lazy loading means that images are not immediately shown in their full resolution. They appear immediately but cloudy and slowly pull up. This ensures that other elements on the page load faster and the entire website is visible to visitors much earlier. Normally people use a plugin or a CDN service for this, but with Salient this is not necessary although there is nothing better than a professional CDN-service if you want a super fast website.
Salient Theme review conclusion
We are not going to bore you here by mentioning all sorts of things that practically have all themes in this Salient review. We have raised the main plus points of the theme and there are few minus points. This can be seen from the extremely high rating that buyers of the theme gave it. The theme is definitely worth its $ 60 that is being asked for it Themeforest.net. That is a standard price for a good theme. Click on the button below to go to their site for more information. As a web designer, Salient is not one of my favorites, but I also have it in my collection and I sometimes use it for customers. You can find my personal favorites in the best Wordpress themes .
MINIMOG THEME (Minimog vs Salient)
In this Minimog-WP Theme review we take a look at the most important features of this theme. I can't promise it will stay that way, but the theme is currently being sold for a very low price. This theme is perfect for building webshops, especially in combination with their videos on how to set up everything down to the last detail.
Minimog Theme review: Rating
The rating of the Minimog theme is unprecedentedly high as there was no one yet who did not give 5 stars. The low price that the theme uses will certainly only serve as an introduction because the theme can compete with other top Woocommerce themes that simply demand the full price.
Minimog Theme review: 60+ Demos
Nowadays it is almost absurd to start from scratch with a website or shop. By installing a demo website, you immediately have a design that can then be adapted to your own house style. The Minimog Theme has a 60+ number of these demos. The special thing is that they are all for webshops. This is a fantastic collection of shopping demos.
Minimog Theme review: Speed
The Minimog Theme can certainly be called fast for a Woocommerce Theme. The bare theme without additional plugins with just a well-configured cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
Minimog Theme review: Pagebuilders
The Minimog theme uses the Elementor page builder by default, but is compatible with all top pagebuilders out there for Wordpress. I recommend installing Elementor for free, but much better of course the pro version. All demo websites for shops are made with Elementor and you can immediately continue working on them with this page builder.
Minimog-WP professionele shopping features
As befits a real Woocommerce Themes, it overflows with professional shopping features such as Wishlist, Product-360-degrees, Product-Swatch, Quick-View and many more. The number of features is insane and for each of them they give you a video on how to best use them.
Minimog Upsale Features
To make it even more professional, the Minimog Theme comes with a number of Upsale Features. It is of course aimed at generating more sales with your shop and winning more customers. We can now almost call this theme great. In any case, I'm already excited.
Minimog Shopping Lay-outs
Different layouts are available for both the product pages and the category pages. For the product pages alone, there are 10 variants that you can set with 1 click. No matter what style you are looking for, there is sure to be something to suit you.
Minimog Review: Mega-Menu
Because of the many categories it is often useful to use a mega menu for webshops. Mega Menu can display a lot of information, which even contains advertisements and images. Minimog offers some wonderful styles for this.
Minimog Theme Review: Mobile
Nowadays it is very important to have a well-functioning, good-looking and error-free mobile layout for websites and shops. And I must say that the Minimog Theme has also done everything perfectly.
You have a direct choice of 7 different ready-made header styles and 30 different footer styles. Below I only show the headers, you can view the footers on your own site of course.
Minimog Theme review: Conclusion
It is clear that a lot is possible with Minimog. The demo layouts are very good and with Minimog one can build great shops and of course it is a pleasure to use the Elementor page builder to work with. The only downside to Minimog is that you need an extra license for every shop you want to build with it. Memberships usually deliver a lot more bang for the buck than just a single theme, like is the case with the Divi Theme. There you pay a little more, but the use of it is for an unlimited number of websites.
Minimog vs Salient conclusion
First of all, thank you for reading this Minimog vs Salient comparison to the end. Both themes are 100% compatible with Elementor page builder which is great. If you have the money to install Elementor Pro I would definitely do that , the difference between free and pro is very big. Salient is a multipurpose theme with a lot of settings, one has to love this, some hate it because sometimes things are so hard to find. Minimog loads a lot faster than Salient and is also very versatile and easy to adjust. Both themes are well worth their money if it is just for 1 single website.
In case you want to provide 2 or more websites with a theme, I do not recommend both of these themes because then it will be much too expensive, since a separate expensive license will be required for each website. In that case, you can much better use Astra or Divi as it will save you money for multiple sites. In addition, these latter themes are ranked higher in my top 10 themes for  than Salient and Minimog.