Enfold and Avada are both sold through the same marketplace and are therefore direct competitors. That is certainly the case since both themes can be used for the construction of very nicely looking webshops. Enfold vs Avada, which is the better theme? We start with Avada which does not mean it would be better.
The Avada Theme
One thing is for sure, Avada is the best selling theme on the infamous Themeforest marketplace. Unfortunately I have some doubts about the enormous sales figures since I have been advertising it for years but earn practically nothing from it. I have had the theme in my collection for about 8 years now and have very good experiences with it. It will certainly sell well, but the marketplace where they sell their theme is just very dodgy, which can be clearly seen on the reviews on Sitejabber, for example.
Avada Theme Review Ratings
Avada is a popular theme and has a very good rating, on average 4.77 out of 5. However, there are themes such as Divi that score practically 5 out of 5, and there are also themes on the same marketplace that come above 4.9.
Avada's Page Builder
There are several lesser-known but good page builders that have been developed by the builders of themes themselves. For example, the Flatsome Theme has its UX-Builder and Avada in turn has the FusionBuilder. Below you can see the page builder working on a testimonial. Below that a screenshot of the live visual page builder in action.
The Avada Theme gives you more than 120 elements (also called widgets). That is a large number, quite a bit more than most themes offer, and then we are talking about other top themes.
Avada Review: Demo Websites
The number of pre-prepared demo websites or starter templates is also quite high. Choose one of the 86 1-click demos to save a lot of time by not having to start your project from scratch. Below in the image you can see how this works, just select a demo and install it. A mebership license is of course required.
Avada Theme Review: Speed
As can be seen below, Avada shows astonishingly good results in a speed test at GtMetrix. Avada offers you a section in the backend where you can set many factors that influence the loading time of your website, the so-called “Performance Wizard”. For optimal speed it is always important to install one of the best cache plugins.
Avada's Form Builder
Avada actually has everything in it so that you don’t have to buy an extra plugin as seen here is a Form Builder with which you can quickly build exactly the forms you need for information requests or call-to-action purposes. The feature already has a large number of prepared forms that you can get up and running very quickly.
Avada Theme Review Conclusion
As mentioned, Avada is packed with features and it is not for nothing that it is one of the best-selling WordPress Themes, and has been for years. I can certainly recommend the theme as long as it is for only 1 website. The theme has a major weakness and that is the platform on which it is sold. This marketplace has a very bad reputation and takes a very high commission. This means that Avada cannot offer special deals, but requires a separate license for each website you have. This, of course, quickly becomes very expensive. Much cheaper alternatives are, for example, Divi and Astra. These are almost even better and you can use them on as many sites as you want.
Let’s continue this Avada vs Enfold comparison with the Enfold Theme.
The Enfold Theme
Enfold Theme Rating
Most themes that are now in the top-selling theme lists of Themeforest came out in the years 2013 and 2014, including the Enfold theme. The theme has dropped slightly in the past year, but still has an insanely good rating of 4.80 out of 5. They say they have the best rating there, but I don’t believe that.
Demo websites of Enfold
Enfold offers a fair number of complete demo websites for all kinds of different niches. The number is a bit disappointing, I count 37 in total but the quality is very good. Often this is enough to make a good website.
Enfold Theme Review: Webshops
A large number of these demos are intended to create beautiful webshops, this all works very well. Enfold is suitable for Woocommerce webshops.
Enfold's page builder
Enfold uses its own Avia page builder, a very clear and easy to use page builder. The theme claims to be one of the user-friendly themes, and there is something to be said for that.
Headers Styles in Enfold
Unfortunately, the Enfold theme does not have a hypermodern header builder like many top themes. It does have a reasonable number of fixed header styles that you can apply with 1 click. It all works very well, but a header builder next to it would be a lot nicer.
The Style-Generator is very pleasant, but also not the newest of the newest. You can quickly set an overall style for your entire websites, but Top theme now also has Adobe Photoshop-like unlimited color settings.
Enfold has been designed for Woocommerce, and works well with it. You can also choose from many different shop layouts on the 1-click demo websites. Enfold is a great option for those who wish to create a restaurant website. WooCommerce bookings are one of the most powerful plugins to optimize your booking.
New: Parallax Features
The latest Enfold version has some significant design improvements through the use of parallax. We are not impressed because parallax has been around for so long and if they only come up with it now, hmm. But anyway good to have it.
Enfold Theme Review Conclusion
In this Enfold theme review conclusion I will start with a few negatives. Or shall we say, I identify where there is room for immediate improvement. Enfold still does not focus on the collaboration with a page builder like Elementor, something that made many other themes skyrocket in the rankings. The theme works with its own very good Avia page builder, but it cannot be compared with Elementor. Even though Enfold just released a new version, it is not a modern theme at all and really just not recommended.
Enfold vs Avada Conclusion
There are quite large differences between Enfold and Avada. Avada is listed higher on Themeforest for a reason, it is just a much better theme. Not only that, I think Enfold should be much lower than it is. The theme is just poorly maintained and despite the latest upgrade it is still neglected in my humble opinion. There is also a problem that both these themes have and that is that the license you buy is only valid for use on 1 website. You are better off with a theme like Astra or Divi which can be used on as many sites as you want. These themes are a lot better and more stable than themes that are sold via Themeforest.