The JNews Theme
JNews has since been sold 17k times and is therefore doing good business. I think this theme will rise in the rankings on Themeforest. It has a very strong rating there of 4.86 out of 5. Few themes exceed that.
Its Loading Speed
Below you can see that the values for speed in Google Page Speed are 99 for mobile and 100 for desktop. I have not tested myself, the builders of the theme indicate this themselves. I assume that at least an elite cache plugin was used for this.
JNews' Page Builders
JNews Theme Review: Header Builder
You can see in the image below how easy it is to place everything in the header in the places you want. All good themes have a header builder and so does JNews. In addition, you can also choose from a large number of standard headers that you can set.
JNews Category Builder
You see, the category builder uses Elementor. Customize your category pages with the greatest of ease. Styling requires no technical knowledge.
Mega Menu Builder
Again with Elementor as the basis, the Mega Menu Builder. You can literally fill in all the boxes with the content you want there. It just doesn’t come easy. A cool tool.
JNews' Style Editor
Right click on any item on the page and you will get many options that you can adjust, for example: margin, background, padding, position, animation and much more.
Demo Websites 67+ and Homepage 150+
The number of 67 for full website demos is more than enough. In the case of JNews, practically all of these demos are for blogs, news websites, podcast websites or video websites. The theme has beautiful layouts available that you can install with a few clicks. There are also 150+ different homepage layouts, so only homepage. You have more than enough choice with JNews.
A Video-Based Site
JNews makes it easy to create a video-based website. This theme includes a lot of features that will allow you to create a video-focused site inspired by Youtube, Dailymotion and Vimeo.
- Thumbnail Preview Video
- Frontend Uploader
- One Video Template
- Video Modules New
- Profil of the User
- Subscribe to User
- Video Playlist
- You can find many more here
Paywriter System in JNews
Let others write for your site. WordPress makes it easy to manage author payments. JNews+ Pay writer system makes it easy to track author’s payments. I would say, this is perfect for the type of website one is going to build with JNews.
Paywall now with Woo-subscriptions
JNews has added a paywall to WooCommerce Subscriptions. This was requested by everyone. JNews Paywall now accepts WooCommerce Subscriptions payments. JNews clearly pays attention to their customers.
JNews Theme Review Conclusion
The Jnews theme is packed with special features for blogs and news sites, which makes this theme simply one of the best of its kind. I can’t show all these features here, you can see the rest on their own website. It should be clear that JNews is an absolute must for people who want to build and run a blog or news website.
Let’s continue this Salient vs JNews comparison with the Salient Theme.
The Salient Theme
The Salient theme was already released in 2013 and therefore belongs to the old guard of WordPress themes. It is still in the top 5 on Themeforest today which is a very good sign. So we are dealing with a top theme here. The theme is multipurpose but with an emphasis on webshop construction. Let’s start quickly with this Salient review.
Salient has a rating of 4.81 out of 5 as shown in the screenshot above. That is, to say the least, a great rating that few themes have. This is the average rating of votes cast over almost 10 years. This indicates that the theme is stable and will have few or no errors.
Salient + Woocommerce
Salient is very suitable and offers many great options for building webshops. Below is a good example of the new layouts for your products. Photos in the form of a gallery where the product information is always visible. Modern 2-column layouts allow product images to be seen efficiently and keep the information and buying options visible at all times.
Or this new Woocommerce feature. Your users can scroll through product images without having to stop at the thumbnails and information.
As seen in the video below, there is a “show filters” button which makes searching easier. You don’t have to choose between sidebars or full-page layouts for your products. Give your customers the ability to filter when they need it and keep your products focused until then.
New Filer Lay-out
I’m not going to list all Salient’s Woocommerce features here. Take it from me that Salient is a frontrunner in Woocommerce possibilities and if you are going to build a shop, Salient is definitely worth considering. More Woocommerce info can of course be found on their own site.
Salient Review: Demos
The site for Salient talks about 400+ templates they offer. I’m assuming that’s a combination of sections and full site demos. I count a total of 33 full site demos for Salient. That is certainly not a large number, but the demos are really beautiful, time has been spent on them. The demos shown below are demos for webshops.
As a page builder, Salient uses a high-quality version of the WP-Bakery page builder, an old very reliable and good page builder. This visual front-end Builder is tuned with many extra widgets what brings the total amount of widgets to 65+. Personally, I think they would do well to make their demos available for Elementor, the most popular page builder at the moment.
As befits a real page builder, you can edit responsively if desired. You can make separate adjustments to the design for mobile phone, iPad and Desktop. Of course all popular page builders can do this, but I’ll just point it out.
Salient is also a very good theme for those of you who want to build a portfolio website. The theme offers countless different layouts for full width, with column and the separate portfolio pages.
Divi is no longer the only theme that is packed with features. Most themes have copied the majority of these features and benefit from this well. I’m not going to list all the features here, that would make this article way too extensive which is not necessary. If you want to see more, check out their own site.
Mix text with Images
Salient's Header Lay-Outs
With just 1 click you can install another header. You can choose from a wide variety of header menus as shown below. Salient also has a header builder that allows you to make further customizations to your header.
Salient Theme Review Conclusion
The conclusion of my review is that Salient is highly recommended and as far as I’m concerned is in line with the 3 top themes on Themeforest. It has everything a good website needs and more. The things you can do with texts in Salient are really great and the theme is perfect for building a shop. The only problem with Themeforest themes is that you would have to buy a separate license for each of your sites. This while themes such as Astra and Divi are just as good and extensive and used on unlimited sites
Salient vs JNews Conclusion
I like JNews better, it is just a bit better overall specially for blogs. But there is a small problem, these themes want to see a separate expensive license for every website you want to build with it. This will quickly cost you a lot of money. You are better off with Astra or Divi that can be used on an unlimited sites and are also even better and more stable themes.