We compare a few popular WordPress themes for the construction of websites of the moment here. PopularFX and Botiga have free- as well as a pro versions. Botiga vs PopularFX, which is the better theme? We start with Botiga which does not mean it would be better.
The Botiga Theme
A theme that is rapidly becoming popular is the Botiga Theme from the aThemes team. It has been around for less than a year and has already been installed on more than 10,000 websites and that will soon grow much further. Botiga specializes in building webshops and works with the CoBlocks plugin to make Gutenberg a kind of page builder. Let’s start this Botiga Theme review.
Botiga's Rating 5/5
The reason the theme’s popularity is growing so quickly is of course its quality, which is reflected in its particularly good rating. So far only one person has given it a 2, the rest all gave the maximum rating of 5, really remarkable. This theme has a very good future.
The Botiga shop only has 2 layouts at the time of writing this article, but those are beautiful designs. It is definitely worth clicking on the images below to see these layouts in real life.
Click the images below to see the live demos
Many people love the Botiga theme. It is simple and beautiful, which makes it a popular theme for shops. Today, there’s no need to be concerned about all the bells and whistles. Simple can still look elegant. Botiga is an example of this. This has the advantage that you don’t need to make many adjustments in order to create a webshop using it. You can complete your project in no more than a few hours.
Botiga's Shopping Features
Botiga is full of great shopping features that help you make your shop a great success and also give the shop a very professional look. Click on the images below to enlarge them.
Botiga Page Builder
Botiga does not use one of the well-known page builders by default, but can simply be operated with the standard Gutenberg editor. Not a particularly good page builder, of course, but since Botiga will mainly be used for creating web shops, that’s not a bad thing. People mainly work with Woocommerce for the products of course. If you also run a blog in addition to your wshop, I would definitely install Elementor.
Botiga Theme Review: Speed
The Botiga theme has a very well-functioning system for both fonts and colors. You can choose from standard color palettes or you can compose your own colors.
Botiga Theme Review Conclusion
I close this Botiga Theme review with my opinion about the theme. I am very excited about both the free and pro versions of Botiga. The high rating that Botiga scores does not surprise me. The theme is great prepared for the construction of webshops, loads quickly and looks fresh and good. Recommended!
Let’s continue this PopularFX versus Botiga Review with the PopularFX Theme.
The PopularFX Theme
In this PopularFX theme review I will quickly show you the best features of this theme, for both the free and the premium version. This theme is highly ranked on wp.org and has over 100,000 active installs. Recently, the theme has again made a number of startling upgrades and are also discussed.
I must honestly say there are themes with a better average rating like Astra, but with a 4.6 out of 5 rating, PopularFX is certainly in the 5% best rated themes on wordpress.org. The last time I wrote a review for PopularFX a year ago, the rating was 0.1 lower, so there is also an improvement.
PopularFX Starter Demos
On the PopularFX site they are called “Templates”. I usually call them Demos or Starter Sites, but these are about 1-click install designs. In its own words, PopularFX offers 350+ of these demos, an unprecedented number! Even the free version has hundreds of demos in every niche one can think of. There are very few themes that exceed these numbers.
PopularFX uses “Pagelayer” as basic editor, a Drag&Drop Visual Inline Pagebuilder that they developed themselves. Nowadays there are more and more themes that develop their own page builder. I must honestly say that I prefer to just work with the DiviBuilder or Elementor, but most of these page builders just work very well.
The Pagelayer Editor has a nice number of widgets, nothing impressive but certainly enough to build great sites with. There are a lot more widgets than the one in the image above, but I’m not going to show them all.
PopularFX Load Speed
Website visitors have little patience, so having a fast-loading site is a must. As can be seen in the image, PopularFX is very fast and thus certainly meets the requirements. These results were achieved with one of the best cache plugins out there.
PopularFX & Woocommerce
PopularFX theme is fully compatible with WooCommerce, which makes it easy to design an e-commerce website. It is easy to sell, manage and grow any product online. The theme also has a large number of demos especially for shops and together with the widgets in their page builder, you can certainly build a good shop with PopularFX.
PopularFX Review Conclusion
I am going to finish this PopularFX theme review. The theme has a good page builder, has a lot and quite good demos, loads quickly and meets all the requirements that a good theme must meet. The problem is the price. For less money you can purchase much better themes such as Divi or Astra and that is also for unlimited sites.
PopularFX versus Botiga Conclusion
Guys, let’s face it. PopularFX is a very good theme and basically has everything to build good sites and shops, but the Botiga theme looks better to me. It works with Elementor instead of PageLayer, a much better page builder and the price is also much better, especially if you purchase the themes in a package from aThemes.