Debutify and X-Store are both highly popular themes. Both themes can be used for the construction of very nicely looking webshops. Debutify vs X-Store, 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 X-Store vs Debutify comparison with the X-Store Theme.
The X-Store Theme
In this XStore review we investigate why this theme has risen so quickly in the rankings. In their own words, the XStore theme is the perfect theme for building webshops. Unfortunately, it’s sold through the infamous Themeforest marketplace, but I’m not going to count any negatives for that. That wouldn’t be fair.
XStore Theme's Rating
An average rating of 4.85 out of 5 is of course brilliant. There are therefore only a handful of themes that score a better rating than the XStore theme. Users of the theme are therefore very satisfied with it, good to know.
XStore Theme: Loading Speed
I grabbed a random page from their demo for the test. The loading times are more than good. I assume that a very good cache plugin is installed on this demo, it almost has to be.
XStore Theme Review Demos
The XStore theme gives you more than 110 demo websites. They are practically all editable with one of the two very good page builders that you get, namely Elementor and WP Bakery. That is a number that exceeds that of most themes. Also keep in mind that most of them are layouts for shops which makes it all the more beautiful.
XStore Page Builders
I mentioned it before in the chapter “Demos”, you can choose from 2 page builders. The Elementor Pagebuilder which is definitely the better one but you don’t have the full version available unless you order it with it which isn’t a bad idea. Elementor is my favorite page builder. In addition, you have the full version of WP-Bakery with the XStore theme with even a plugin that provides many more widgets in the plugin. I must say, a very neat package that is offered here.
XStore Theme Free Plugins
What immediately struck me while writing this XStore theme review was the huge number of extra plugins that you get completely free. Together they are worth over $500 if you were to buy them. What I have to say in all honesty is that themes such as Divi do not need all those plugins because all that functions are already present in the theme itself.
XStore Theme Elements
The number of design elements or widgets that you have available in the page builder is very large. You can count them yourself, and that’s not all.
The theme’s website does not indicate whether it is for Elementor or WP-Bakery.
But I assume the latter because in the previous chapter I saw the extra plugin “Massive addons for Visual Composer” which is the old name for WP-Bakery is.
XStore Theme HeaderBuilder
The Header Builder is a great thing and looks good. Many themes now come with all these gadgets that have in principle been invented piece by piece by “the king of themes”: Divi.
XStore Single Product Builder
Plugins used to have this feature, nowadays every self-respecting theme is equipped with a decent WooBuilder. Everyone has special requirements for their shopping layout, so nowadays I wouldn’t work with a theme that lacks this.
XStore Theme Review Conclusion
This is already the end of this XStore Theme review. There is much more to say about it, but I want to keep the review short and sweet. More info is of course available via the button above on their own website. I have to say, all the points discussed are beautiful and there is actually very little missing from this theme. The only flaw I see is the way it is sold. The Themeforest marketplace requires themes to require a separate license for each of your websites. This gets expensive quickly. Someone with multiple websites would do well to work with Divi or Astra where they conduct the “Unlimited Website Usage” policy.
X-Store vs Debutify Conclusion
These are both great themes, but Debutify is clearly the winner when it comes to E-commerce. As good as X-Store is, the Debutify theme is simply one of the very best themes available for building webshops. For any type of website other than web shops, I obviously prefer X-Store. 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.