We compare two of the most popular themes for the construction of webshops of the moment here. Both of these themes only have a pro version. Salient vs Woodmart, which is the better theme? We start with Salient which does not mean it would be better.
The Salient Theme
The Salient theme was already released in 2013 and therefore belongs to the old guard of WordPress themes. It is still in the top 5 on Themeforest today which is a very good sign. So we are dealing with a top theme here. The theme is multipurpose but with an emphasis on webshop construction. Let’s start quickly with this Salient review.
Salient has a rating of 4.81 out of 5 as shown in the screenshot above. That is, to say the least, a great rating that few themes have. This is the average rating of votes cast over almost 10 years. This indicates that the theme is stable and will have few or no errors.
Salient + Woocommerce
Salient is very suitable and offers many great options for building webshops. Below is a good example of the new layouts for your products. Photos in the form of a gallery where the product information is always visible. Modern 2-column layouts allow product images to be seen efficiently and keep the information and buying options visible at all times.
Or this new Woocommerce feature. Your users can scroll through product images without having to stop at the thumbnails and information.
As seen in the video below, there is a “show filters” button which makes searching easier. You don’t have to choose between sidebars or full-page layouts for your products. Give your customers the ability to filter when they need it and keep your products focused until then.
New Filer Lay-out
I’m not going to list all Salient’s Woocommerce features here. Take it from me that Salient is a frontrunner in Woocommerce possibilities and if you are going to build a shop, Salient is definitely worth considering. More Woocommerce info can of course be found on their own site.
Salient Review: Demos
The site for Salient talks about 400+ templates they offer. I’m assuming that’s a combination of sections and full site demos. I count a total of 33 full site demos for Salient. That is certainly not a large number, but the demos are really beautiful, time has been spent on them. The demos shown below are demos for webshops.
As a page builder, Salient uses a high-quality version of the WP-Bakery page builder, an old very reliable and good page builder. This visual front-end Builder is tuned with many extra widgets what brings the total amount of widgets to 65+. Personally, I think they would do well to make their demos available for Elementor, the most popular page builder at the moment.
As befits a real page builder, you can edit responsively if desired. You can make separate adjustments to the design for mobile phone, iPad and Desktop. Of course all popular page builders can do this, but I’ll just point it out.
Salient is also a very good theme for those of you who want to build a portfolio website. The theme offers countless different layouts for full width, with column and the separate portfolio pages.
Divi is no longer the only theme that is packed with features. Most themes have copied the majority of these features and benefit from this well. I’m not going to list all the features here, that would make this article way too extensive which is not necessary. If you want to see more, check out their own site.
Mix text with Images
Salient's Header Lay-Outs
With just 1 click you can install another header. You can choose from a wide variety of header menus as shown below. Salient also has a header builder that allows you to make further customizations to your header.
Salient Theme Review Conclusion
The conclusion of my review is that Salient is highly recommended and as far as I’m concerned is in line with the 3 top themes on Themeforest. It has everything a good website needs and more. The things you can do with texts in Salient are really great and the theme is perfect for building a shop. The only problem with Themeforest themes is that you would have to buy a separate license for each of your sites. This while themes such as Astra and Divi are just as good and extensive and used on unlimited sites
Let’s continue this Woodmart vs Salient comparison with the Woodmart.
The Woodmart Theme
In this Woodmart Theme Review, the pros and cons of this theme quickly become clear. We discuss all important features in a nutshell so that you quickly have a good idea whether Woodmart is suitable for you without having to read a boring article with endless texts.
Woodmart Theme's Rating
Let’s start with the rating of the Theme. Other people have been using it for years and the rating indicates how satisfied they were with this product. Woodmart gets a 4.94 out of 5 rating on the marketplace where it is sold which I think is the highest rating I’ve ever seen there.
Woodmart Theme Review Demos
Woodmart features beautiful demo layouts. These can be imported into your website within a minute. The number of 70+ complete website demos is above average. The vast majority of these demos are for shops. Of course, Fashion, Electronics and Furniture are also shopping demos.
Woodmart Theme & Woocommerce
As indicated earlier, Woodmart is a real Woocommerce, which means that not only are the demos for shops beautifully styled, but you can easily adjust the layout of the products. In the view below you can see that this is done by means of the Elementor page builder.
The result are beautiful shop pages.
Woodmart Theme Load Speed
Woodmart Theme Header Builder
More and more themes are coming with a real header builder that gives you total control over the header and this is certainly a great asset to a theme. In the meantime, this should not be missing in a theme, and with Woodmart you are in the right place.
Don’t feel like fiddling with the header yourself? Then simply choose one of the many ready-made headers that Woodmart offers you.
Woodmart Review Search
There used to be a plugin for that, now you can just search by product code or SKU code.
Woodmart Theme Review Conclusion
The Woodmart Theme has many more features to offer such as Ajax Cart, Mega Menu, Quick Shopping, Sliders, Social Login, Multi-language, White Label and more. If your interest has been piqued, read on on their own site via the button above. As the rating suggested at the beginning, this is a great theme and I personally couldn’t find anything bad about it. What I do want to note is that the theme requires a separate license for every website you have. This quickly becomes expensive if you have multiple websites. A Theme like Divi would then be a better alternative.
Salient vs Woodmart Conclusion
Salient or Woodmart is not that big of a difference. Both themes have many and beautiful demos that can be edited with different page builders. Both themes are more than excellent for building e-commerce websites and load very quickly. If I had to have a favorite it would be Salient I think. It has some more gadgets and demos. Both themes require a separate license for each site on which you want to install it. If you have several sites, it is probably more economically sensible to work with Astra or Divi that can be used on unlimited sites and are also more stable themes.