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TheGem vs Jupiter Theme comparison [2021]

TheGem vs Jupiter


THE-GEM vs JUPITER


Jupiter vs TheGem, we compare these popular Wordpress themes on loading speed, the number of demo website and pages, the quality of the demos, the type of page builder they use and how well they can be customized. TheGem and Jupiter both sell like hot cakes and get very good ratings.



THE-GEM THEME (Jupiter vs TheGem)

TheGem Theme review


The Gem Wordpress Theme it is definitely worth taking a closer look at the theme and writing a review about it. The first thing you notice are the beautiful demos that the theme offers, these are separate and well styled. In total, the theme currently has a sloppy 70-in-1-click demo versions available (they call them creative concepts themselves). There are themes like Be Theme with 600+ demos but they are fairly easy to assemble, The Gem offers a much higher quality. The Be Theme has more sales and is even number 3 on the Themeforest market place. Apparently there are many people who choose the many demos while they can only install one. Anyway, let's talk about The Gem and have a look at some of their demos below.


The Gem demo 1

The Gem demo 2

The Gem demo 3

The Gem demo 4

The Gem demo 5


With a good multifunctional theme, you literally have to be able to create any type of website in order to achieve maximum scores in our reviews. And after playing with TheGem, I can absolutely say it delivers what it promises. TheGem is the latest creation from CodexThemes, well-known in the theme world. I have to say this theme is really versatile. CodexThemes put together some demos for niches ranging from creative agencies to gyms, to restaurants and more. It is definitely a beautiful and functional theme.

TheGem main functions

  • More than 70 homemade design concepts for different niches
  • Templates for more than 400 pages
  • Focus on performance
  • Useful custom message types
  • Beautiful designs
  • Includes Bakery Pagebuilder and Revolution Slider
  • Correct code formatting for page speed
  • Multi-page and one-page ready
  • 2,600+ font icons

If you fancy any of the more than 70 homepage designs, you can easily import all or a certain selection through TheGem's control-board. All you need to do is go to TheGem Import in your admin panel and the wizard will walk you through everything. As for the import process, it couldn't be easier.


The Gem demo import


Install of TheGem WordPress Theme

After installing TheGem, you must first install all required and recommended plugins. Once you've done that, your admin panel will look much fuller. In addition to all the new plugins, TheGem also gives you many custom post types.


The Gem review plugins


As I mentioned above in this review, you can always import one or more of the 70+ pre-designed design concepts by going to TheGem Import. But if you don't want to use any of those design concepts, you have to go to the theme's customization menu.

Customize TheGem WordPress Theme

TheGem uses its own theme customization manager, not the WordPress Customizer. I understand why themes do this, but I always find it a bit frustrating that I have to keep previewing changes instead of seeing them in real time. I wish there was an easy way to move all relevant options directly to the WordPress Customizer. The admin panel is divided into ten categories.

In general, you set up basic information such as the layout and identity of your blog. There is not much to change outside of your logo and some information about the functionality:


The Gem theme set up

TheGem review headers

Under "Header" you can set every detail of your site's header. This includes layout, alignment and design:


The Gem header set up


You have a large number of header options thanks to the dropouts with multiple styles. In "Fonts" you can set which fonts your site uses and how big it is. You can go through any class to customize every aspect of your fonts. TheGem has many Google Fonts, so you have plenty of stylish options. And if you want more selection, you can always import new fonts via the included Fonts Manager:


The Gem lettertypes set up


In the "Colors" section, you can set colors for literally every single element on your site. It would take a while to go through and adjust everything, but all options are there if you want them:


The Gem colors set up

TheGem review backgrounds

Just as the name says, "Backgrounds" lets you customize the backgrounds for different parts of your site. You can choose solid colors or upload images.


The Gem Backgrounds set up


Under "Footer" you can turn your footer on and off and set custom text. Again, not much about this section. I feel like there may be other valuable options here - like activating / deactivating social icons or links:


The Gem footer set up

TheGem review contact & social

With "Contacts & Socials" you can add address and contact information, as well as links to social icons. These social icons can be displayed in both the header and footer. I have a feeling that this section could be placed in the Header and Footer categories, but a sneak peek of that.


The Gem contacts set up

TheGem review back-ups

In this TheGem review it should be mentioned that "Backup" is a wonderful tool to have in it. This allows you to export a backup of all your theme settings. That way, if you ever lose any theme settings, you can easily restore them with the backup feature. Essentially, experimenting with theme settings makes a low-risk action, since you can always fall back on the backup if you need to:


The Gem backup


TheGem Custom Post Types

TheGem includes seven custom post types by default. These are:

  • News
  • Portfolios
  • Quickfinders
  • Customers
  • Galleries
  • Teams
  • Reviews

Custom fields for posts and pages

TheGem contains a huge amount of custom fields for creating posts or pages. When you add a new post or page, you'll see plenty of options at the bottom of the screen:


The Gem Custom fields


You can set everything from video footage to custom clips to custom layouts. For example, if you want to move the sidebar for one post, you can do that with custom fields. If you want to add custom widgets to one post, you can do that too. These custom fields have a lot of versatility. You have plenty of new ways to customize your individual posts and pages with TheGem.

Included is the Bakery Pagebuilder

As I mentioned in the list of features, you also get access to the Bakery Pagebuilder for creating pages. Bakery Pagebuilder is not my absolute favorite page builder, but it is definitely a solid option and includes both front-end and back-end editing. Whenever you create a new page or post, you have the option to enter your chosen Bakery Pagebuilder editor view to create drag and drop designs:


The Gem Bakery Page builder

TheGem review Elementor

The Thegem Theme now comes in 2 different versions for a price. That means that you can choose between the Pagebuilder who is used, WP Bakery PageBuilder or Elementor.


The Gem Bakery Pagebuilder


TheGem loading time - Good Google PageSpeed

I did my tests on TheGem's demo-site using Google PageSpeed Insights. The score was 84 on desktop without any caching or optimized images. I guess after have fixed those issues the theme would score about 90 on PageSpeed Insights, a very good score.


Visit TheGem theme




JUPITER THEME (Jupiter vs TheGem)

Jupiter Theme review


This Jupiter review will show you what a great theme Jupiter is. With 150.500+ sales the Jupiter theme of Artbees from the start in 2013 has been one of the best-selling WordPress themes at ThemeForest. Apart from the fact that it has been in the top for almost 7 years, it has a beautiful 4.75 star rating. More than 5,000 reviews were issued at the start of [2021], which means that practically all buyers are extremely satisfied with the theme they have purchased. Jupiter not only has everything to be able to build a stunning website, it was built on speed. The pages load very quickly and it has a good SEO.

Artbees is steadily continuing to improve this theme and provide more demos. So the totally new version Jupiter X was recently released with lots of new gadgets and now supported by the Elementor pagebuilder. This Jupiter X Theme review is enthusiastic about the use of the Elementor page builder because in principle there is no better one besides the Divi Builder. Elementor also offers extra extensions that will be of great help to you when building your blog, webshop or website. The Elementor pagebuilder offers enormous flexibility and together with the Customizer tools in Jupiter X is that everything you need for your project.


Elementor page builder


Jupiter X-theme review complete list of functions

Jupiter X currently has no less than 240+ different demo sites . These are divided into 8 categories. These demo sites are built using the Elementor page builder which means that this can also be used to edit the demos. Elementor page builder is the tool for making quick adjustments and building new content.


Jupiter headers


Jupiter X comes bundled with a number of top extensions to give even more power to Elementor:

  • Raven - Raven has been developed by Artbees itself to add extra widgets to Elementor with which one can adjust the header & footer without having to buy the PRO version from Elementor.
  • Jet add-ons - More of the same, also the JET plug-ins add more widgets and functions to Elementor to make editing your site even easier.

Built into Jupiter X are a number of premium plug-ins - including, for example, the 3 best slider plug-ins that can be found for Wordpress: Revolution Slider, LayerSlider and Master Slider, and the Bakery pagebuilder.


Jupiter premium plug-ins


Header, footer and page content can easily be adjusted with Elementor. The same goes for the portfolio and blog pages thanks to the Elementor widgets that were added via the add-on plug-ins. The Worpdress Customizer is used for all other types of adjustments such as global styling, single blog pages or Woocommerce shopping pages.

Importing templates

We will now import one of the demo sites we discussed above in this Jupiter X review. After installing the Jupiter X theme you immediately install the required and additional plug-ins via the installation wizard.


Jupiter X review plug-ins


Via the Template Area (Jupiter X >> Templates) you can quickly import a demo website by clicking on "import" and then selecting your desired demo. It is possible to preview the demo first.


Jupiter X review templates

New Elementor widgets and templates

Another advantage of the bundled Elementor extensions of the new Jupiter X is that you get a lot of new widgets available:


Jupiter X review jet elements


In addition, you also get new Jupiter X block templates that you can use, as well as:


Jupiter review blocks

Elementor Header Builder

To help you create your header, Jupiter X starts with 20 different header templates to choose from. From there you can further customize things with your new Elementor widgets. Jupiter X supports mega menus, sticky headers, and transparent headers. And you also get the option to use different headers, depending on the device of a visitor. For example, you can choose to use a side menu with sliders on mobile devices.

Blog, archive & portfolio builder

The bundled Elementor add-ons also give you a number of widgets with which you can display blog posts and portfolio items on your website. You can use this to construct special archive pages. For example, first ask yourself what kind of content should be displayed, say blog posts vs portfolio items. Afterwards you can style the rest with Elementor and choose which elements to include such as the name of the author.



Jupiter X WordPress Customizer

For other changes we use the Wordpress Customizer with all elements installed by Jupiter. Instead of using the standard sidebar control in the Customizer, we use the custom pop-up setting frame in Jupiter X which appears as soon as you click on an item in the customizer:


Jupiter customizer


Scrolling vertically can make it difficult to use the WordPress Customizer. The pop-up can be dragged across the screen so that it does not get in the way of what you are doing. The 2 most important functions in the customizer are:

Blog single layout

The first of these 2 functions is the management of your blog posts (including the archive, but adapting with Elementor) regarding layout and design. Jupiter X already comes with different choices of beautiful blog layouts. Multiple functions can be switched on and off and metadata can be added. The buttons for social sites and related messages immediately caught the eye of writer of theme reviews. These can also be turned off if desired.


Jupiter X review customizer blog


WooCommerce-shop customizer

Woocommerce shop owners will be particularly pleased with the many customization options for both store pages and product pages:


Jupiter customizer Woocommerce


Other Customizer settings

In addition to the settings for Woocommerce and the single blog page in the customizer, it naturally has many more settings such as: colors, fonts, header behavior, sidebar settings, footer settings.

The 404 and maintenance page can also be adjusted, which even makes it possible to use an Elementor template for these 2 functions. A third-party maintenance mode plugin is superfluous with Jupiter X because that function is already included.


Jupiter maintenance mode


Jupiter X page/post level check

Via the meta-box post options you get additional settings in Jupiter X if you work with a single post or page. This offers extra flexibility when working with the WP editor and Elementor. Settings that can be adjusted here include spacing, sidebar usage, adjusting the layout including its width. Switching styles, header, footer or title bar settings, related posts and social can also be set here.

Jupiter vs TheGem conclusion

First of all, thank you for reading this Jupiter vs TheGem comparison to the end. Both themes are 100% compatible with Elementor page builder, which is great, although Jupiter does its best to offer a good page builder itself, which works well. If you have the money to install Elementor Pro I definitely would, the difference between free and pro is very big. TheGem 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. Jupiter and TheGem charge about the same speed. Both themes are definitely worth their money, provided it is bad 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 [2021] than TheGem and Jupiter.




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