Phlox and Vault 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. Phlox vs Vault, which is the better theme? We start with Phlox which does not mean it would be better.
The Phlox Theme
As a matter of fact this website you are looking at right now, I built it with Phlox Premium and Elementor. I can tell you right away that this is a great theme, but we’re going through all the points of the theme so slowly. Phlox was launched back in 2013, a golden age for WP themes.
Phlox Themes' Rating
The Phlox Theme has a free version with a rating of 4.8 out of 5 as seen above. The premium theme has an average rating of 4.66 out of 5. With these figures, the Phlox theme is among the best rated themes on Themeforest.
Phlox's Page Builder
Phlox is a so-called Elementor Theme, which means built to support Elementor. Building the website practically only happens with Elementor. What I needed Phlox for was a beautiful demo website from which I could start my site. The demos of Elementor Pro itself I found a bit disappointing.
160+ extra Widgets in Elementor
Purchasing Elementor Pro is made completely unnecessary by the many extra widgets offered by Phlox within the page builder, 160+ to be precise. An unprecedented number of extra widgets which offers practically unlimited possibilities.
A Second Page Builder
You also get the Bakery page builder as a tuned version with about 60 extra widgets in it by Phlox.
Building a Blog
We call the structure of this website a blog. If you click on “Blog” in the menu or on “Compare Themes” you will see the blog layout. There are dozens of settings what people do and don’t want to show in the items. My experience with the Phlox theme for blogs is very good, this site is like my baby everything works so well. So if you want to build a blog, Phlox is definitely a good choice.
Phlox offers a variety of layouts and options to help you become a professional blogger, or just to get started in the blogging world. You can do everything with blogging. Phlox uses best practices in typography design to ensure that content is easily readable on all devices. Phlox supports all types of blogging, including grid, masonry and timeline. It also covers layouts such as tile, land and classic.
Phlox Theme Review: Starter Sites
I just mentioned that I had selected Phlox on its beautiful demo websites, in total there are 190+. These come in different specializations such as blogs, shops, corporate and much more. The layouts are of extremely high quality. As far as I’m concerned, Phlox is even undervalued with its rating.
Being able to save and reuse sections at lightning speed is a great feature. It says “Exclusive” in the corner but there are many more themes that have this.
Phlox: Global Colors
The theme uses 3 basic colors that are used throughout the site. If you adjust it, it will automatically adjust across the entire site. Doesn’t seem like a real exclusive feature to me, but it’s certainly practical.
Headers and Footers
The Phlo theme offers a complete collection of options for both footers and headers. There will certainly be something to your liking for your website. You can make further adjustments to your chosen design with the Header & Footer Builder.
Phlox Theme Review Conclusion
I assume that you have received a very positive impression of Phlo by now, this is a great theme. I can’t copy all the information here, not 1 on 1. If your interest has been piqued, read on on their own website. As far as I’m concerned, Phlox is one of the better themes on Themeforest and highly recommended.
Let’s continue this Vault vs Phlox comparison with the Vault Theme.
The Vault Theme
I start writing this Vault review with a lot of enthusiasm. This is a very interesting theme because it is rising very fast in the rankings and offers at least 1 very special feature that I have not seen with any other theme, because it comes with Elementor Pro. Vault came on the market in October 2022, it is a brand new theme but is already selling well, this will be partly due to the very low sales price that will unfortunately increase later.
Vault’s rating isn’t spectacular at 4.5 out of 5, but only 8 people have rated it. Who knows, the competitor may have gotten a bad rating from them to stop the theme from progressing. Let’s take a closer look at Vault and we’ll soon know what we’re dealing with here.
Let's start with Elementor Pro
I already talked about it in the beginning, this is the first theme that Elementor Pro has in it, and so it’s free. Besides the DiviBuilder, Elementor Pro is my favorite page builder. Everything works flawlessly and quickly and it offers a very stable structure for your pages on all devices. Elementor Pro already offers so much that the further qualities of the theme hardly matter anymore, but let’s see what else Vault has. For example, some wonderful demos wouldn’t go amiss.
Vault Theme with 230+ Elementor Widgets
With so many widgets you don’t need plugins anymore except for very specific things sometimes. In any case, no plugins in terms of design. I still don’t understand how some people haven’t given this a top rating.
Template Library with Vault Theme
These are not the demo websites I’m looking for but more than 1000 templates that you can use anywhere on your site. These are small blocks of content such as a price list that websites often use. This is very handy and clear. I have never come across this plugin in any other theme.
50+ Starter Sites
I found them. The Vault theme comes with 50+ starter sites in all kinds of niches as the screenshot shows. A great number for a theme that has just come out. As far as this review is concerned, I am going to tell you that this is a really great theme that will certainly increase further and you can still have it for a bargain price.
Their inner pages
All demos sites have all standard pages such as blog, contact, portfolio, about us and the rest.
More Remarkable Stuff
The theme has of course many more such as Adobe fonts, Rollback function, Banners and Pop-Ups, White Lable, Formbuilder.
Vault Theme Review Conclusion
I think I have already indicated a few times during this review for Vault that this theme is one of the best for me that can be found on Themeforest. There are much better themes, but that is a different story and not on Themeforest. If the Vault theme has piqued your interest, read on on their own site.
Vault vs Phlox Conclusion
I like Phlox better, it is just way better overall. But also, 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.