The Pressmart Theme
The Pressmart theme came on the market at the end of 2022 and is therefore brand new. The word “mart” in the title indicates that the theme was developed especially for Woocommerce. At the moment the price is still very low. Many new themes give huge discounts in the beginning to become known faster.
The Pressmart theme currently has an unblemished rating of 5 out of 5. Until now, only 11 people have bought the theme and issued a rating. However, the fact that each of them gave a 5-star rating is striking and I think it can only be a good theme. Let’s start quickly with this review.
Pressmart Theme Review: Speed
Pressmart loads fast in all browsers. Below you can see the results of one of their demo websites displayed via iframe on Themeforest. This comes at the expense of speed so the real results are better than the ones you see below, but these results are already very good in principle.
It seems as if the theme is really only concentrating on shops at the moment. All demos are for webshops. These are very well styled demos and the number of 6 gives plenty of choice.
Pressmart + Elementor
Pressmart works everywhere with the excellent Elementor page builder, one of my favorite page builders. I must honestly say that I kind of hate themes with their own brand page builder. As a web designer you quickly understand how everything works, but it is even more pleasant if you can simply work with Elementor.
Mega Menu in Pressmart
Megamenus are of course no longer the latest gadget, but a theme must of course have it. Use the Pressmart drag and drop megamenu builder to have beautiful menus on your website.
Pressmart + Woocommerce
Pressmart is a real Woocommerce theme and is therefore purely focused on the construction of webshops. The theme has a lot to offer in this area. A good example of this are the +10 shopping page layouts including off canvas sidebars, Ajax filters and Infinite Scroll.
Options for Products in Woocommerce
There is also certainly no shortage of options for the products. Countdowns, Quick-Buy, Swatches, and more. See in the image below that there is also a sticky “Add to cart” bar.
Different Single Product Lay-outs
Pressmart also lets you choose from a range of layouts for the product pages. Below you see 4 examples of beautifully styled layouts. The theme currently does not have a layout builder for these kinds of pages as the top themes have, but one cannot expect this for the current price of the theme. If the theme continues to be successful, these builders will definitely appear in future upgrades.
Special E-commerce Features
With Pressmart, your shop immediately comes across as professional to visitors. The shop has very modern features for shop, which add to the convenience of shopping. Think things like Wishlist with categories, Frequently bought Together, and a bar progressive for Free Shipping.
Advanced Ajax Cart
The Ajax Cart supports the purchase process of your visitors on both mobile and desktop. This makes putting products in the shopping cart less time-consuming because people don’t have to go back and forth, but buy via the pop up.
More Ajax functions
Your visitors can quickly filter your products by color, rating and more via the Ajax Filters without having to renew the screen. This is a top feature.
Headers in Pressmart
You can choose from 5 well thought out headers. The theme does not have a header builder, but it is so new that we certainly do not fall for it. They will certainly be working on anything and everything to give the theme more and more features. There is also a reasonable choice for footers.
Portfolios & Blogs
Maybe not the strongest point of Pressmart, but one can just build a decent blog or portfolio with it too. Good to know because a webshop can sometimes run a blog next to it.
Pressmart Theme Review Conclusion
This review is coming to an end, if you want to know more, read on on the Pressmart site. As far as I’m concerned, the theme can only be used to create webshops with it, but it is very good at that. Pressmart is a great Woocommerce theme and definitely recommended.
Let’s continue this Newspaper vs Pressmart comparison with the Newspaper Theme.
The Newspaper Theme
The Newspaper theme has been around since 2013 and therefore belongs to the established order. Over time, all the bugs disappear from themes and a very good product remains. This theme specializes in building news sites, blogs and is ultimately a bit multipurpose. A lot can be done with this theme.
Newspaper Theme Rating
The average rating of 4.82 out of 5 is particularly high. Since Newspaper is a niche theme, this indicates that the theme is almost perfect for building blogs and news websites. Newspaper is also very suitable for web shops.
Newspaper's Demo Websites
I count a total of 160 starter sites, also called demo websites. The quality of the demos is so good and spread over all kinds of different niches that this number is more than enough. There are themes that offer much more, but the quality is very important.
Demos for Webshops
Newspaper offers a total of 8 demo websites for webshops that can be installed with 1 click. These are not the first best designs but very neat looking layouts.
Newspaper Theme Review: Shop Builder
Newspaper now also has its own Shop Builder, just like Divi has had its WooBuilder for years. All copied from Divi, but it works well. This shopbuilder is equipped with 27 special elements for shops. With this you can set up your cart and other shop pages exactly as you had in mind.
Here we come to a feature that can certainly be improved, but I wonder if they will do it because they are a bit proud of their own page builder. Of course, it cannot be compared with a DiviBuilder or Elementor. This is practically the only thing I don’t like about Newspaper, the page builder is a weakness. I must honestly say that it is not a bad page builder but it can just be better.
You can see here link what exactly the optimizer does for you, which is impressive. This used to be impossible to achieve in a WordPress website without being an expert in this field. Now several themes have this type of optimizers and they make very fast loading websites with them. The fastest theme always remains Astra, regardless of what other themes say about themselves.
Header- and Footerbuilder
For a good theme it is nowadays a requirement to have a header builder and a footer builder, since all top themes have this. Newspaper certainly belongs to the top and of course has this too. I will not go into this further.
Not all themes have this much anymore. Newspaper lets you use an unlimited number of popups on your pages. Purchasing pop-up plugins is no longer necessary. It is true that a service like PopTin is much more flexible and better, I prefer these kinds of services as popups bring in money they are very important.
Newspaper Theme Review: Conclusion
Let’s wrap up this Newspaper Review. The theme has much more to offer, but I will not list the complete package here. If your interest has been piqued, you can read more on their own site. My opinion about this theme is very positive, it can and has everything one needs to build a good site. I would like to see that the demos can also be edited with Elementor in the future, that would improve the theme considerably. Highly recommended.
Newspaper vs Pressmart Conclusion
I like Newspaper better, it is just way 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.