Jupiter and Porto 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 Porto, 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 Porto vs Jupiter comparison with the Porto Theme.
The Porto Theme
Porto ThemeThe WordPress version of the Porto theme was released in 2015. This is in response to the more than popular HTML5 theme of the same name, which has been around since 2013. It didn’t do them any harm because the WP version now ranks in the top 5 on the infamous Themeforest marketplace. In this Porto Review I quickly show you the most important features and gadgets of Porto.
Porto Theme: Ratings
The Porto Theme itself states that it has a 4.92 out of 5 rating, but as you can see below, it is even a little higher. This rating is good, but it must be said that Porto’s direct competitors (sold through the same marketplace) also score these kinds of figures. Those are all fantastic themes by the way. This rating has been built up over the period of 8 years, so they have constantly been doing well.
Porto Theme Review Demos
A total of 123 demo websites is a large number. It’s always nice to have a wide choice of different designs so that’s great. As you can see below, a large part of it is for web shops (42). There are demo dedicated to Gutenberg, Elementor and WP-Bakery page builder. That means you can immediately continue working on it or adjust things with those page builders.
Porto Theme Review: Woocommerce
Of course I can’t show 123 demos here, but you can see some of them in the image below. You can of course view the rest on their own site. The layout in the image below are all demos for shops, of which there are currently 42 in total. The designs are of high quality. This, in combination with the many features that Porto has for shops, makes it a breeze to build a beautiful professional webshop.
Porto Theme's Page Builders
I mentioned it before, Porto works with 3 different page builders and demos are also available for that. We are talking about the Elementor, the WP-Bakery and the Gutenberg editors.
Porto Theme's Elements
There are many more elements, but I don’t want to show them all here, below you can see a good selection from the range. The number of elements can easily be expanded even further with addon plugins that both Elementor and WP-Bakery have available from third parties in abundance.
Porto Theme Review: Speed
Of course, the Porto Theme can be loaded quickly in all browsers. Very important nowadays since without a fast website you will not be found well in Google, and visitors would leave your website early. Therefore make sure that you always have one of the best cache plugins installed.
Porto Theme Review: Library
Porto Studio is the name of the template library, filled with section, calls-to-actions and more. You can build pages at lightning speed by loading individual sections into your design. It is also possible to grab sections of the complete demo websites that you like.
Porto's Page HeaderBuilder
In the video below you can see how quickly you can work with the page header builder. It offers unlimited possibilities to style your header exactly as you had in mind. Of course, also use the section from the librarian that I just showed you. Click op de Play Button!
Porto Theme Review Conclusion
Cool that you read my Porto theme review to the end. As a web designer I have both the HTML and the WordPress version of Porto in my arsenal. The Porto theme is simply one of the best themes for building shops, although there are quite a lot of them these days. The theme has no real shortcomings and you can also build other types of websites with it, although I would certainly prefer Divi or Astra for that, which offer much more value for money with the unlimited site usage policy.
Porto 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.