Zakra vs Blocksy comparison  💥
ZAKRA THEME (Blocksy vs Zakra)
The Zakra Theme has a free as well as a Pro-version. The free version is very popular and as it should be, the Pro version is of course 5x better. I will discuss both versions. Zakra himself states to be a super-fast loading light-weight theme with 60 great demo websites that can be installed with 1 click.
Zakra theme review: Rating
Ehen we go to Wordpress.org and check Zakra's rating there, is it practically 5 out of 5. There are few themes with a better rating because there are out of 400 people who have given a rating, only 6 or 7 people who voted less than 5 stars. Zakra has been installed on more than 60,000+ websites and 474 people gave a rating, so that is very reliable.
Zakra theme review: Demos
Just like any other self-respecting WP theme these days, Zakra has ready-to-use demo websites that can be installed with 1 click, Zakra currently offers 60. Some of these are only available to Pro users. The Zakra demos are of very good quality and the speed of the site is maintained with these themes. You can see the Zakra demos live via their website.
The nice thing about demos is that you can make a quick start with them. The website is already ready, but still with the wrong photos and texts in principle. So place your logo in it, adjust the texts and photos and you are well on your way to having your own site.
Zakra theme review: Webshops
With Zakra, the integration of the popular Woocommerce is a piece of cake and the theme is completely prepared. Zakra gives you the opportunity to style the shop pages how you want without any HTML knowledge. The web shops that are built with this theme have a very professional appearance.
Zakra theme review: Speed
Zakra theme review: Page builder
The Zakra theme comes standard with the Gutenberg page builder. Although the theme is compatible with any of the best page builders out there, I recommend Elementor page builder. If it fits your budget the pro version otherwise the free version which is also very good.
Zakra theme review: Header builder
Zakra has extensive settings that allow you to style the header exactly the way you want it. No technical or HTML knowledge is required to adjust the header. You can see in the image above what the Zakra header has to offer. Of course, this only applies to the pro version.
Zakra theme review: Other features
Apart from the very good header options, Zakra has a lot more but I want to keep this review short and sweet so that you don't get bored, further information can of course be read on their own site, much better than here. Zakra Pro offers you quite a few different blog layouts, a great footer builder, all types of sidebars, special fonts, and good menu options although I don't believe they offer a mega menu.
Zakra theme review: Conclusion
I think the Zakra theme is already very good as a free version. The pro version is also great although there are of course better themes. The theme offers beautiful demos, many customization options. The theme works perfectly with Elementor together, my favorite page builder. This is one of the better themes available for Wordpress.
BLOCKSY THEME (Blocksy vs Zakra)
Blocksy is een razendsnel ladend minimalistisch Wordpress theme...
In this Blocksy Theme review I quickly show you why this is such a fantastic theme. The theme is suitable for any kind of website, including building blogs and shops. It was created with Gutenberg in mind and works perfectly with it. The same goes for all elite pagebuilders for Wordpress.
If we check on Wordpress.org Blocksy's rating, we see that all raters gave 5 stars out of 1 rater after who gave 4 stars. A better average rating than what the Blocksy Theme shows here is therefore hardly possible.
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: SPEED
The Blocksy 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. In short, the theme is astonishingly fast. Of course you can further optimize your website on loading time. Follow this tutorial here.
BLOCKSY DEMO LAY-OUTS
She calls the Blocksy theme Starter Sites herself. That is also the term used by Astra, a theme that is even better known than Blocksy and very much like it. Blocksy offers a great collection of these Starter Sites which is totally awesome.
BLOCKSY DEMOS FOR PAGEBUILDERS
The above demo layouts were created with the following page builders: Gutenberg, Elementor, Brizy and Beaverbuilder. Under each individual demo it is indicated for which page builders it is available. Again, Blocksy is similar to Astra which also offers this service on their Starter Sites.
The Blocksy theme uses the Gutenberg Editor by default, which is definitely not my favorite editor. But as you have read above, the theme is just as suitable for working with elite page builders as you would like, which is certainly a good idea.
BLOCKSY BASIC FUNCTIONS
BLOCKSY: HEADER BUILDER
Even the free version comes with a real header builder (picture above). Choose one of the ready-made headers or adapt it to your wishes. Blocksy makes it very easy to quickly create the header you had in mind. The pro version offers a much better header builder and there each of your pages can have a different header.
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: MEGA MENU
The mega menu only comes with the pro version and offers nice options like using icons, or complete content blocks (using Hooks). This basically allows you to use any kind of content in your menu. The mega menu also offers special design styles for the menu items.
BLOCKSY: WOOCOMMERCE SHOP
Blocksy is also very suitable for building webshops with it, even the free version. The theme works perfectly with the popular Woocommerce plugin. Wonderful options such as Quick View, Ajax Cart and Gallery Styles are already included in the free version. The Pro version takes it up a notch with Wishlist, Off-Canvas filters, Floating Cart, Off-Canvas cart, Search by SKU and more. Building a pre-fashionable-looking shop thus becomes a piece of cake.
BLOCKSY: CUSTOM SIDEBARS
The same thing I just said about the headers also applies to the sidebars. In principle it is possible to present a different sidebar to your audience on every page. Important, because as can be seen in the example above, a shop page obviously needs a different sidebar than blog pages.
BLOCKSY THEME REVIEW: CONCLUSION
Blocksy is a new fresh theme, very suitable to quickly create a good shop, blog or corporate site. Strong points of Blocksy are the Starter Sites, the Header & Footer Builders and Webshop options. If you still have doubts, check WP-Astra. It is very similar to Blocksy but is a lot more advanced and offers even more options.
Blocksy vs Zakra conclusion
Blocksy and Zakra are both good themes, and especially the free versions are highly valued for a reason. But even though both Zakra and Blocksy are 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 are using a lightning fast theme.