Ella and Soledad are both highly popular webshop themes. Both themes can be used for the construction of very nicely looking webshops. Ella (Shopify) vs Soledad (WordPress), which is the better theme? We start with Ella which does not mean it would be better.
The Ella Theme
Ella Theme's Rating
Many people rely on the rating of others when they buy a product. The average rating that the Ella Theme has built up over the years is 4.81 out of 5. This is an impressive rating for themes, regardless of which CMS.
Ella Theme's Loading Speed
I just did a speedtest myself for the demo shown on Themeforest and you can see the results below. Of course that is not an optimal situation within the Themeforest website, but I could not discover any site of theirs.
They themselves give much better results for their speed than those that came out from my test. You can see this pictured below. These results can certainly be true under optimal conditions such as very good server and cache plugin.
Ella Theme Homepage Demos
The Ella theme offers more than enough variety to choose your homepage. When building a shop, full site demos are of course not necessary. The number of 50+ well-maintained demo layouts should certainly be sufficient.
The Ella-Theme is "Mobile First"
Mobile menu, discount for bundles, Quick Shopping, Quick Cart Editing.
Mobile-optimized menus are the best. This prevents customers feeling overwhelmed by too many menu options.
Discounts for bundles. Your store can offer maximum value to customers by offering upsell/cross-sell features, rather than limiting them to products they already have.
Quick Shopping gives buyers an easy and powerful way to shop online right from their homepage or category page.
Quick cart editing is a great way for buyers to modify products in their side cart. It simplifies the complex process of switching to cart pages to change other variants.
Increase your site's Revenue
Below you see a hypothetical situation how your website can grow into a great success in the coming year. My personal opinion is that only by using this theme that will certainly not happen. The best Shopify theme I know for revenue is by far the Debutify theme.
Many different Headers & Footers
Choose from a whole range of beautiful footers and headers. With a few simple clicks you have a completely different header. Different headers and footers can also be used in different parts of the shop.
8 different Mega-Menu styles
Mega menus are in vogue. It gives a website or webshop a professional look and everything is easy to find for visitors. Unfortunately, mega-menus can only be filled for medium to very large shops with a lot of content.
Product Bulk Editor
The Ella theme has integrated a bulk editor for the products. Very handy, because of course you don’t want to make product by product adjustments to, for example, your prices. And especially not if you have more than 1000 products in your shop.
Nice features in the Ella Theme
The Ella theme is full of them, but I’m not going to list them all here. Below are a few nice features that the Ella theme offers. These kinds of features make your work easier, make shopping more convenient for your customers and generate more sales.
Gone are the days of searching for logos in Google and making them all the same size in Photoshop and displaying them on your site via a carousel plugin. The Ella Brands Alphabet probably has all the logos you are looking for ready-made available. This saves you a lot of time.
Languages and Currencies
Many webshops use multiple languages and currencies. The Ella theme shows this very nicely and everything works in one go without having to tune everything for it. Very nice.
“Before you leave” (below) is a nice feature that a lot of professional shops are using. If someone tries to leave your website, this will not be possible and a pop up will show some offer.
Ella Theme Review Conclusion
I’m going to put an end to this Ella theme review. I assume you got a good impression, this is a very cool theme. The Ella theme has everything and more for building a successful webshop, and it is not for nothing that it is one of the best-selling themes for Shopify. If you like to know more about the Ella theme, read on on their own website. Recommended!
Let’s continue this Soledad vs Ella comparison with the Soledad Theme.
The Soledad Theme
The Soledad Theme came on the market in 2015 and is still one of the best scoring themes on Themeforest today. In its own words, it specializes in Blog and Magazine websites, despite being a multipurpose theme. Another eye-catching feature is the 6000+ homepage demos, crazy. Let’s quickly see what this theme has to offer.
Loading Speed of Soledad
Also with regard to loading times, the Soledad theme is only with the best in that area. Also with regard to loading times, the Soledad theme is only with the best in that area. Above you see a speed test performed on GtMetrix that scores 100%. The builders of Soledad also claim a 100% score on Google, and Pingdom, but I got 96% in my test in Google. Still exceptionally good.
Soledad uses Elementor + WP-Bakery
Soledad uses my favorite page builder, Elementor. Elementor is a very good page builder made by very unreliable people. Service is very bad, I happen to be waiting for weeks at this point for a reply from an email I sent them. But to be honest, the page builder is almost as good as the DiviBuilder. As an encore there is a 2nd page builder, WP-Bakery.
Soledad's Header- and Footer Builder
Soledad comes with a very well-functioning drag & drop header- and footer builder. You start the process by choosing a header in the builder after which you can make as many changes as you want.
This is a great feature of Soledad Theme. This feature allows you to quickly build websites by editing templates or combining blocks from our Cloud Library. You can click, edit, and combine. Just a few clicks and you can create your own website.
- 1300+ Pre-Built Blocks/Templates
- You can import any blocks/templates from any demo easily
- You can easily copy and paste blocks from a page to other pages.
- You can combine any blocks/Templates easily to create your own unique pages/sites.
- The site is regularly updated with new blocks/templates
Creating Webshops with Woocommerce
You can integrate your online store directly into one of our demos, or create your store in any other way you prefer. You can build your store quickly and easily with many of our elements and styles. Soledad makes it easy to sell products online.
- 8 Styles to List Product Items
- Multiple designs for Single Product Page
- Ajax Product Pagination & filter
- Product Compare & Wishlist built-in
- Variable, External/Affiliate Product Supported
- Google and other Search Engines: Friendly WP Theme
- Builtin JSON -LD Support (Valid & Updating)
- Compatible with Yoast, Rank Math and All In One SEO Plugins
- Google Updates: Keep up-to-date
- Search Engines: Fast Index Your URLs
Soledad focuses on validating Google Rich results & structured data. It supports: Article, Breadcrumbs and Posts Review. The theme can also be used with any SEO plugins. This theme ensures that your website is friendly to search engines like Google. Soledad helps you rank higher in search engines.
Can we call it the latest fad? More and more themes are coming with Dark/Light mode switches, and we see that here at Soledad too. Great function.
Soledad's Post Styles
- Table of Contents Supported. Enable with Just One Click
- Simply click to change the style of all posts
- Just one click to change the style of a post for a special post
- Smooth Parallax Images & Videos Style Supported
- You can scroll endlessly inside the posts supported
- 100% Responsive and Great on All Devices
Soledad supports many different post templates, all with beautiful designs. It supports smooth parallax effects for images and videos, making your posts more interesting to readers.
With Soledad you can create beautiful blogs or portfolio websites. Below you can see a few nice examples. The theme offers a wide choice of different styles.
Make Soledad your own Brand
If you, as a web design agency, want to pretend to your clients that you have developed the theme yourself, then you can use this tool to change everything that contains Soledad into your own brand.
Soledad Theme Review Conclusion
Let me finish this Soledad review. If you would like more information, you can of course visit their own site. The Soledad theme meets all requirements. It loads fast, has a lot and beautiful demos for all niches. You can create any type of website with it, and it is also very suitable for shops. It works with the Elementor page builder, one of the best of its kind. Well, the theme is definitely recommended, although there are simply much better themes.
Soledad vs Ella Conclusion
These are both great themes, and both are also great for E-commerce. As good as Soledad is, the Ella theme is simply one of the very best themes available for building webshops. It is really hard to make a decision, I give Ella a slight edge. For any type of website other than web shops, I obviously prefer Soledad. 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.