JNews and Soledad are both available through Themeforest and are therefore direct competitors. That is certainly the case since both themes can be used for the construction of very nicely looking blogs and shops. JNews vs Soledad, which is the better theme? We start with JNews which does not mean it would be better.
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 Soledad vs JNews 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 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.