We compare two of the most popular WordPress themes for the construction of websites of the moment here. OceanWP and PopularFX have as well a free- as a pro version. PopularFX vs OceanWP, which is the better theme? We start with OceanWP which does not mean it would be better.
The OceanWP Theme
OceanWP is one of the highest rated themes that also has more then 700,000 active installations. This is one of the best themes out there for WordPress, which applies to both the free and pro versions. Originally OceanWP was developed to load very quickly and also to create beautiful professional webshops. Let’s start this OceanWP Review.
OceanWP Theme Demo Websites
When we talk about OceanWP, we are not talking about a small collection of demo websites. How about 220+ complete website layouts, 70 of which can be edited with Elementor and the rest with Gutenberg. Incidentally, the theme is compatible with all Elite page builders that are available for WordPress.
OceanWP & Woocommerce
OceanWP was developed for building shops and the theme is indeed very good at that. The theme has every possible feature that is available for shops to present themselves professionally and to offer maximum comfort for shoppers. Think of things like Quick View, Off Canvas filters, Multi-Step check-out, Add To Cart pop-up, and so much more. The shop can also be shown in multiple styles, and don’t forget all the extras that the Elementor Widget entails.
OceanWP loading Speed
OceanWP is particularly cheap compared to other much less good themes, since it can be used on multiple sites and the price is also very low. This theme is therefore more than worth its price.
OceanWP Theme Review Conclusion
You have come to the end of this OceanWP Theme review. OceanWP is suitable for beginners, experienced web designers and developers. It is a complete theme, so it has everything one can think of. It has beautiful demo designs for both shops and normal websites, many of which were built with the popular page builder Elementor. It also loads very fast, it has the best features for shops. In short, this is an elite theme which is also competitively priced. Recommended!
Let’s continue this OceanWP versus PopularFX comparison 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.
OceanWP versus PopularFX Conclusion
PopularFX and OceanWP have a lot in common. Both themes are offered for free via wp.org but also have a great pro version. Both themes have very good demos that were made for several page builders. Both themes also load very quickly. The difference is that OceanWP has been around for much longer and is therefore more developed and has more demos and gadgets. PopularFX is a very good theme, OceanWP is great.