Royal Elementor vs Storefront  💥
ROYAL ELEMENTOR (Storefront vs Royal Elementor)
Royal Elementor is a brand new Wordpress theme...
In this Royal Elementor Theme review we take a look at its key features of this theme which was made by WP Royal, a professional company best known for a fantastic plugin with Elementor widgets. The plugin in question is already built into this theme, which immediately tells me that the theme will become very popular very quickly.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR RATING
The theme is just out but already installed on 3,000+ website and if we click on Wordpress.org Checking Royal Elementor's rating, we see that all raters gave 5 stars. Unfortunately, there were not that many people who gave a rating, but it can also be seen that the theme is popular. The theme is already a success and I see this theme growing into one of the most popular on Wordpress.org.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR DEMOS
As a young theme, Royal Elementor already offers 30+ demo websites that can be installed with 1 click. All these demos can be edited with the Elementor page builder. The free version is great, but the pro version is even better. In addition, it must be said that the demos are built for very specific niches. For example, there is a demo for crypto websites, portfolios and professional-looking blogs.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR THEMEBUILDER/PAGEBUILDER
As the name of the theme suggests it is fully configured to work with the Elementor page builder. Not only can everything be customized with it, it also offers 50+ extra widgets that give Elementor so many extra possibilities. This is certainly one of the strongest points of this theme.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR THEME REVIEW: SPEED
The Royal Elementor theme is a fast loading theme although it is not in my list for fastest WP-themes. The theme itself without additional plugins with just a well configured cache plugin produced the result presented above. Of course you can further optimize your website on loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR: WIDGETS
Royal Elementor has been known for years for their plugin that adds so many more elements or also called widgets to the Elementor page builder. This concerns 50+ extra widgets that you now have available even in the free version of the theme. There are practically no other themes that give such a plugin practically for free in a theme that is also free. In a word, great!
ROYAL ELEMENTOR: PARTICLE EFFECTS
We have known the particle effects for years from even Joomla plugins that let snow fall over the screen during the Christmas season. Today it is all much more advanced and there are many different variants with different types of particles. All wonderful what this theme has to offer.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR: PARALLAX EFFECTS
The parallax effect is also a very nice feature. You can't see it very well in the image above, but if you scroll across the page, the earth becomes narrower and wider and thus appears to be moving. You can check out the effect for yourself on their own website, but most of you will know what parallax is.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR: POP-UPS
More and more themes now offer pop-ups integrated into the theme so that purchasing a plugin is no longer necessary. Pop-ups can significantly increase your leads and conversion and are therefore certainly desirable in a good website or shop. As can be seen in the image above, the Royal Elementor pop-up offers several variations.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR: PRO VERSION
The pro version has about the same number of widgets for Elementor but all these widgets have a standard and an advanced version. That's the difference, the same widgets but a lot better and with more options.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
Royal Elementor is a new fresh theme, very suitable for creating a beautiful to build a website. The number of demos for specific niches of 30+ and the number of extra widgets for Elementor of 50+ are factors in themselves that make this one of the best free themes ever for Wordpress, but the theme has much more to offer as you read above. An absolute must!
STOREFRONT THEME (Storefront vs GeneratePress)
Storefront is the default theme of Woocommerce...
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR VS STOREFRONT CONCLUSION
First of all, thank you for reading this Storefront vs Royal Elementor comparison to the end. The strengths of Royal Elementor are the incredibly fast loading times and the smoothness with which everything works, the beautiful designs and the extra elementor widgets. Storefront is extremely suitable for building web shops, but that's about it. My choice falls on Royal Elementor.