Jupiter and Bridge 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 webshops. Jupiter vs Bridge, which is the better theme? We start with Jupiter which does not mean it would be better.
The Jupiter Theme
The Jupiter Theme has been around since 2013, it is one of the old guard that is still very relevant. Most themes in the top on Themeforest came out between 2013 and 2015 and maintained a very strong rating all those years.
The Jupiter Theme currently has an average rating of 4.72 out of 5. I estimate that 95% of the themes on Themeforest have a lower rating than Jupiter. The total number of themes sold in the vicinity of 170k is also impressive.
Building Shops with Jupiter
One of the big improvements with the X2 upgrade is the potential for building webshops. Practically everything has been thought of and this makes Jupiter one of the top themes for creating Woocommerce shops in my opinion. The video below lasts exactly 5 minutes and shows you all the latest features at a glance.
Unique Shop Features
With Jupiter has several special features for shop such as Product Loop, Smart Product Lists, and Advanced Filtering. Jupiter X product catalogue uses advanced indexing technology. It filters and returns products in a fraction to seconds and is optimized for large inventories. Also, now you can filter product items by related, upsell, and cross-sell products based on the recent viewed, added, or purchased products.
More Great Shopping Features
Jupiter is packed with great features for your shop such as product image swap effects, side cart view, product quick view, variation swatches (gradient), custom archive page lay-outs, hover effects for product image, wishlist function, and custom templates.
Optimize your Check-Out
You can customize and create all the checkout pages using a 100% visual editor. Drag and drop, or select from one of the many pre-made checkout layouts. Define custom designs for different products. Mobile optimized.
Lightning Fast Check-Out
In the image below you can see what Jupiter has adjusted in the process of checking out so that everything goes very quickly. They have used another Shopping System as an example for this: Shoppify.
Listen, there are many more shopping features, but I’m not going to list them all here. You can admire the rest on their own site. Let’s take a closer look at some other important values for themes.
Jupiter Theme Review: Headers
With Jupiter’s header builder you can create as many different headers as you want, and they can be used on different parts of your website. Layout components can be displayed or hidden based on login status, user roles and other information across the site, or on specific pages like single pages, archives, or shop pages.
Jupiter's Page Builder
Jupiter uses the awesome Elementor page builder. Elementor + Jupiter extra elements give you a total of 270+ elements in the page builder. These are also known as widgets.
Sales funnel builder, convert sales with great sales funnels. Drag and drop mobile-optimized sales channels to offer upsell/downsell opportunities and convert visitors into customers.
The Jupiter Theme has a very large number of full demo sites to offer, namely 450+. Of this number, 60+ are for webshops. We can only say in this review that this is practically matched by no other theme.
Blogs, Portfolio and Popups in Jupiter
I cover blogs, portfolios and popups together in a chapter here. All these features are, as they should be, very well taken care of in Jupiter. You have several builders available to style both your blog and portfolio exactly the way you want. The popups also work well. All top themes have taken care of these things well at the moment and we can say that Jupiter is one of them.
Jupiter Theme Review Conclusion
For me in this review it has become clear that Jupiter is undervalued at the moment due to the great upgrade X2. The theme can be used for any type of website, but it is just a real Woocommerce theme now. There are simply few themes that offer better conditions for building a shop. Highly recommended!
Let’s continue this Bridge vs Jupiter comparison with the Bridge Theme.
The Bridge Theme
In this Bridge theme review we look at how this theme scores on a number of important points. Which page builders are used, what are the features for webshops, how fast does it load, and what other striking features are there. Bridge was launched in 2014 by Qode, a Power Elite Author.
Bridge Theme Rating
A good theme is immediately recognized by a good rating that has been built up over the course of at least a few years. That is more than the case with the Bridge theme. With a rating of 4.78 out of 5, it ranks highest on the Themeforest marketplace.
The demos of the Bridge theme can be edited with 2 well-known page builders, namely Elementor and WP-Bakery. I definitely prefer the former, although I also like working with the Bakery page builder. Bridge doesn’t target Gutenberg at all, which is a good thing. Gutenberg is a complete disaster and will never be a success.
Bridge Review: Demos
The Bridge theme comes with more than 610 demo websites. About 250 of these were made for Elementor, and a sloppy 350 for WP-Bakery pagebuilder. A good theme comes with many and well-styled demos and you are in the right place with Bridge. All these demos can be easily installed with 1 click, then you can continue working on them with your favorite page builder.
Bridge Review: Headers
A beautiful collection with all kinds of differently styled headers has been well thought out. I hope everything on the screenshot shows well, otherwise go to their own site and check out the layouts there.
Bridge Review: Blog
The variety in blog layouts is also striking, this has also been well thought out. The Bridge theme is also ideal for building blog websites. View the various options that Bridge offers below.
Bridge Review: Portfolio
I must honestly say that the Bridge theme is suitable for practically any type of website. For corporate websites, for shops, for blogs, and for very specific niches such as travel, education or music sites. Below is a screenshot of a 4-column portfolio layout. Bridge also offers great versatility and options when it comes to portfolios.
With Bridge you can build very good professional shops. You have tons of beautiful shop designs and shopping widgets at your disposal to make a success of your webshop.
Bridge is packed with special features and I’m not going to list them all here. I show three of them below, you can view the rest on the Bridge website.
Build beautiful graphs with the Bridge Line Graph feature.
For your online business the Bridge Pricing Calculator will always come in handy.
The Bridge cross-fade images gives a different view of images.
Bridge Theme Review Conclusion
This Bridge theme review is coming to an end, I’ll give you my overall opinion about it. There is no denying that Bridge is a great theme. One can really build any type of website with it, it has several good page builders in it and has a lot of good demo websites. Furthermore, it has many wonderful extra features and settings so that everything can be adjusted without technical knowledge.
Bridge vs Jupiter Conclusion
I like Jupiter better, it is just a bit better overall. 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.