Debutify and Kadence are both highly popular themes. Both themes can be used for the construction of very nicely looking webshops. Debutify vs Kadence, which is the better theme? We start with Debutify which does not mean it would be better.
The Debutify Theme
The Debutify theme is free, but also has versions that you can do more with and that require payment. Let’s just call it a premium version, that’s how it works with other themes. Debutify claims itself that it is the best theme for conversion in webshops. I wrote a review for this product a year ago and was impressed even then. Let’s start quickly with this Debutify review.
Debutify Review: Load Speed
It is very important for both sites and shops that they load quickly in a browser. Debutify shows great results in this area as can be seen below. They don’t have a page they offer for a speedtest, so just tested their homepage on GtMetrix.
Debutify rates very high
As you can see above, Debutify is highly rated on various platforms. The 5 out of 5 rating on Google is of course exceptional. A good rating is very important for themes, because if many gave a bad rating, we already know that there is something wrong with the theme.
Debutify provides marketing strategies and tools to brand owners that help them maximize revenue growth. It is not enough to optimize for conversions. Debutify focuses on the more important thing, the revenue.
Their Consumer Heuristic Intensification subtly triggers all the “mental shortcuts”, which every human has, and channel it towards one goal: purchasing your products.
Downtimes in stores due to integration issues can lead to store downtimes that cost thousands or even hundreds of thousand per day. Debutify theme, Addons and Apps are built with the Primary Parlance Protocol.
This protocol ensures that the ecosystem communicates using the “language”. You can forget about integration headaches caused by multiple third-party applications and welcome lightning-fast loading speeds.
55+ Shopping Add-Ons
A total of over 55 add-ons just for shopping functions is insane. These add-ons are divided into Cart Maximizers, Loyalty Builders, Conversion Triggers, Shop Protectors. and Shopping Enhancers. I’ll go into more detail about these different categories below.
When they can purchase more, why would customers only buy one item? You can increase your customer’s average order value with Debutify Theme’s Cart Maximizer add-ons. This encourages them to buy more items.
With Debutify theme’s conversion trigger add-ons, make it easy for customers to purchase your products. You will save them time and make it easy for them to buy.
Happy customers are repeat customers. Debutify Theme’s Shopping Enhancer add-ons will make shopping easy for them. These add-ons will ensure that they are happy and content from the moment they start shopping.
From GDPR compliance to getting customers to accept your terms and conditions. The Shop Protector Addons by Debutify Theme protect your store and assets against legal problems so that you can continue selling without worrying.
While customers may move on, the best ones will always return for more. You can keep your customers coming back with Debutify’s loyalty builder add-ons. These are very well known add-on that most stores have.
Best Video Support
If you want to work on your webshop it is so easy that you get a quick answer from support but also that there are videos available for all kinds of standard problems that can arise. Debutify offers more than 100 videos that quickly explain certain things to you. I know of no theme with such an extensive series of tutorials.
EZ Theme Installation
Debutify Theme’s simple installation allows you to create a professional-looking shop in just a few minutes. To ensure you are focusing on the essentials, Debutify Theme will also guide you through the onboarding process.
Easy Add-On Installation
It’s as simple as clicking the “Install” button to manage your Add-Ons. Each Add-On is designed to work within the Debutify ecosystem so you can spend less time fixing integration problems and more time selling.
There is so much more to tell about Debutify, but I assume I gave you a good impression. If you want to know more, read on on their own site where everything is explained in scents and colors.
Debutify Theme Review Conclusion
Let’s give a final verdict in this Debutify theme review. It should be clear that Debutify can only be used for webshops. In that area, however, it is really one of the best themes out there, regardless of WordPress or Shopify. This theme is very stable, you won’t encounter any errors and it offers you so many tools to make your shop a success that you can’t go wrong with Debutify. If you want to make money with a shop, take Debutify, an absolute must.
Let’s continue this Kadence vs Debutify comparison with the Kadence Theme.
The Kadence Theme
This Kadence Theme Review will quickly show you what to expect from this increasingly popular theme. There are people who think that this is the best current free WordPress theme and I have to say it is certainly up there together with Astra and a few other themes.
Kadence's Rating 5/5
The Kadence theme can be downloaded for free via their own site or via WordPress.org where it is one of the most popular themes with a very high rating. The theme is already above 100,000 active installs. In other words, it is currently installed on more than 100,000 websites. You can see all this data in the images below.
Kadence's Demo Websites
This video shows you exactly how to import a demo website into your WordPress which is a bit different then most themes operate. The video on the right starts exactly where the demos are mentioned. To learn how to import the plugin for this, watch the video from the beginning.
Kadence Theme Review Performance
We are running a Kadence Theme Test on loading speed at GT-Metrix. We use a website with the Kadence Theme with optimized images and the best cache plugin out there, WP-Rocket. This cache plugin already works fine once installed, but in this case we also set it up perfectly to achieve the best possible results. You can see these results below, the theme is amazingly fast.
Kadence's Page Builders
Kadence is a special theme that works very well with the Gutenberg Editor, which is an exception because it is actually not possible to work with it on its own since Gutenberg is still in the testing phase. Kadence does this by using a plug-in they developed themselves called Kadence Blocks. Of course, the theme also works perfectly with the Elementor page builder or any other elite page builder.
Kadence Theme Review Colors
The Kadence theme offers 12 pre-programmed color combinations, which also include feminine websites and Light & Dark Colors. The programming of the colors was carried out by a professional team. Incidentally, it is certainly possible to make personal adjustments to such a color combination.
Kadence Header Editor
Apart from compatibility with all top page builders, the Kadence theme is also compatible with plugins that are important to many people. These include The Events Calendar, Learndash, Woocommerce, LifterLMS, and a few more. It allows you to sell products, conduct courses, solicit donations, or lead a forum through your website.
My take on Kadence is that it’s no surprise that its free version has become so popular. Even the free version is already very good, and the pro version takes it even further. Kadence can really be used for all types of website and I can definitely recommend the theme for both beginners and pros. However, there are themes that are even better, such as Astra or Ocean-WP, but more about that in another article.
Kadence vs Debutify Conclusion
These are both great themes, and both are also great for E-commerce. As good as Kadence is, the Debutify theme is simply one of the very best themes available for building webshops. It is really hard to make a decision, I give Debutify a slight edge. For any type of website other than web shops, I obviously prefer Kadence. Of course these themes use different CMS systems, so if you have a preference for WordPress or Shopify that will also have to be taken into account when deciding which theme is more suitable for you.