Enfold and BeTheme 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 BeTheme, which is the better theme? We start with BeTheme which does not mean it would be better.
The BeTheme was already released in 2014 and has therefore been around for years. Meanwhile, the theme is one of the best-selling on the Themeforest marketplace. This is of course due to the constant improvements to the theme over the years. The most eye-catching feature of the theme is the huge amount of demo designs. Okay, let’s start with this BeTheme review.
The BeTheme ratings
The BeTheme has a particularly high average rating of 4.83 out of 5 at the moment. There are very few themes with a similar or higher rating. Buyers of this theme are therefore very satisfied, which instills confidence, especially since the theme has already been rated by 6400 people.
BeTheme 650+ Starter Sites
As mentioned before BeTheme has the BeTheme 650+ demos, an unprecedented amount. About 50 of them are for webshops, and more than 200 are built with Elementor. If that is your favorite page builder, you can immediately continue working on such a demo. In any case, all demos can be edited with their own Be-Builder.
More then 600 settings
The theme with the most setting that I know is The7 with 1250+ settings. The BeTheme has 600+ but this is still very high. The settings are divided into chapters, which makes it easy to find the right setting quickly.
BeTheme Review: Load Speed
All top themes load quickly these days. The image indicates 100% in Google Speed, but it does not state whether that is for desktop or mobile. The theme will certainly be fast, but I doubt very much whether it really gets 100% in Google without a good cache plugin. It seems very strong to me. The fastest themes are still Astra and Generatepress.
Custom Branding options are, of course, wonderful for web design companies that want to appear to be using their own CMS and theme. The annoying thing about this theme is that it requires a separate license for each website on which it is installed. So it quickly becomes very expensive to use BeTheme for customer sites.
BeTheme's Shape Dividers
We have known Shape Dividers for years from the Divi Theme. Those are the ones who develop all the new gadgets, the rest like the BeTheme copies all that. Many people are not aware of this of course, but by taking over everything, the BeTheme does not become a Divi Theme of course. But the features are wonderful. Shape Dividers creates a beautiful artistic transition between 2 sections.
BeTheme Review: Masks
Another fantastic feature that they copied elsewhere. Masks cut out letters and give them a special background, with movement if desired.
BeTheme Review Conclusion
Listen, even though they didn’t come up with everything themselves, the BeTheme is a great theme. It contains everything and much more that you need to build a good shop or website. I also assume that this theme has aroused your attention. You would do well to take a look at their own site where many more features are shown. I cannot list them all here. The BeTheme is highly recommended.
Let’s continue this BeTheme 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.
BeTheme vs Enfold Conclusion
There are quite large differences between Enfold and BeTheme. BeTheme 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.