Sydney vs Royal Elementor comparison  💥
SYDNEY THEME (Royal Elementor vs Sydney)
In this Sydney Theme review we take a look at the most important features of this theme was launched by aThemes, a professional company that offers some very good Wordpress themes through their website. In 2013 Charlie Livingston started aThemes as a one man company but nowadays they work with 6 programmers.
Sydney theme review: Rating
If we check Sydney's rating on Wordpress.org, we see that practically all raters gave 5 stars except for a few haters. The theme is also quite well known among designers and is highly ranked on Wordpress.org for popular themes.
Sydney theme review: Demos
The Sydney theme offers about 12 modern demos that can be installed with 1 click. The choice is not too large, but since the theme is still very new, this will probably be expanded soon. Sydney also has 2 special Woocommerce demos from which you can quickly start webshops.
The great thing about demo websites is that they make a quick start. The website is already online but still with the wrong photos and texts. So put your own logo in it, adjust the texts and photos and you are well on your way to having your own website.
Sydney theme review: Webshops
I count only 2 demos for webshops in total. The theme is 100% compatible with Woocommerce, but if you are going to build a webshop then choose a theme like Astra or another theme from my top 10 for webshop themes. One can certainly build a good webshop with the Sydney theme, but there is simply better than this.
Sydney theme review: Speed
The Sydney theme is one of the fastest themes out there for Wordpress and should actually be in my list for fastest WP themes. Only the theme itself without additional plugins with only a well-configured cache plugin produced the result presented above. Check out a demo from Sydney itself and see how fast it loads. Of course you can optimize your website yourself for loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
Sydney theme review: Pagebuilders
The Sydney theme uses its own Building Blocks by default, but is compatible with Beaverbuilder and Elementor Pro page builder, one of the best out there in the field. I also definitely recommend installing Elementor for free if you're going to work with Sydney, but it's much better to buy the pro version.
Sydney: Google Fonts
With Sydney you don't need any additional plugins to have all Google Fonts. Sydney already has this built in as standard and you have more than 600 fonts available. You can set which font to use for each section, it all works perfectly.
Sydney theme review: Widgets
Sydney even offers some top widgets in the free version such as: Contact info, Video, Call to action, Clients, Employees, Facts, Latest News, Services Types, Lists, Social profiles, Testimonials, Skills, Timeline (Pro), and Latest news carousel (Pro). The theme is not only compatible with Elementor but with all top page builders so you can use the page builder that you like best.
Sydney: More features
Sydney has over 200,000 active installs and was downloaded much more often because it is simply a very good business theme for Wordpress. Sydney also offers the following features that I won't go into further: Frontpage Blocks, a very good SEO but unfortunately without Schema MarkUp, 100% Responsive on all devices, Parallax Backgrounds, Crelly Slider Support (Pro), and beautiful Full Screen Backgrounds. If Sydney has piqued your interest, I suggest you continue reading on their own website.
Sydney theme review: Conclusion
Sydney is a very good theme that has more impressive loading times. The demo layouts are beautiful, the theme set up is quick and easy. The theme is also very suitable for building shops with it, although it only offers 2 demos. The Sydney theme is ideally suited as a business theme and is 100% Translation Ready. If you'd rather dig a little further, I'd recommend checking out my list of the top 10 WP themes this year.
ROYAL ELEMENTOR (Royal Elementor vs Sydney)
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!
ROYAL ELEMENTOR VS SYDNEY CONCLUSION
Royal Elementor and Sydney are both good themes, and the free versions are certainly highly rated for a reason. But even though both Sydney and Royal Elementor are also worth their money in the pro version, I have to advise against them both because there are much better themes available for the same money and both themes are certainly not optimal for creating webshops. My tip is buy Divi, the best selling and valued theme in the world or possibly Astra if you want to work with a lightning fast theme.