Soledad and Porto 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. Soledad vs Porto, which is the better theme? We start with Soledad which does not mean it would be better.
The Soledad Theme
The Soledad Theme came on the market in 2015 and is still one of the best scoring themes on Themeforest today. In its own words, it specializes in Blog and Magazine websites, despite being a multipurpose theme. Another eye-catching feature is the 6000+ homepage demos, crazy. Let’s quickly see what this theme has to offer.
Loading Speed of Soledad
Also with regard to loading times, the Soledad theme is only with the best in that area. Also with regard to loading times, the Soledad theme is only with the best in that area. Above you see a speed test performed on GtMetrix that scores 100%. The builders of Soledad also claim a 100% score on Google, and Pingdom, but I got 96% in my test in Google. Still exceptionally good.
Soledad uses Elementor + WP-Bakery
Soledad uses my favorite page builder, Elementor. Elementor is a very good page builder made by very unreliable people. Service is very bad, I happen to be waiting for weeks at this point for a reply from an email I sent them. But to be honest, the page builder is almost as good as the DiviBuilder. As an encore there is a 2nd page builder, WP-Bakery.
Soledad's Header- and Footer Builder
Soledad comes with a very well-functioning drag & drop header- and footer builder. You start the process by choosing a header in the builder after which you can make as many changes as you want.
This is a great feature of Soledad Theme. This feature allows you to quickly build websites by editing templates or combining blocks from our Cloud Library. You can click, edit, and combine. Just a few clicks and you can create your own website.
- 1300+ Pre-Built Blocks/Templates
- You can import any blocks/templates from any demo easily
- You can easily copy and paste blocks from a page to other pages.
- You can combine any blocks/Templates easily to create your own unique pages/sites.
- The site is regularly updated with new blocks/templates
Creating Webshops with Woocommerce
You can integrate your online store directly into one of our demos, or create your store in any other way you prefer. You can build your store quickly and easily with many of our elements and styles. Soledad makes it easy to sell products online.
- 8 Styles to List Product Items
- Multiple designs for Single Product Page
- Ajax Product Pagination & filter
- Product Compare & Wishlist built-in
- Variable, External/Affiliate Product Supported
- Google and other Search Engines: Friendly WP Theme
- Builtin JSON -LD Support (Valid & Updating)
- Compatible with Yoast, Rank Math and All In One SEO Plugins
- Google Updates: Keep up-to-date
- Search Engines: Fast Index Your URLs
Soledad focuses on validating Google Rich results & structured data. It supports: Article, Breadcrumbs and Posts Review. The theme can also be used with any SEO plugins. This theme ensures that your website is friendly to search engines like Google. Soledad helps you rank higher in search engines.
Can we call it the latest fad? More and more themes are coming with Dark/Light mode switches, and we see that here at Soledad too. Great function.
Soledad's Post Styles
- Table of Contents Supported. Enable with Just One Click
- Simply click to change the style of all posts
- Just one click to change the style of a post for a special post
- Smooth Parallax Images & Videos Style Supported
- You can scroll endlessly inside the posts supported
- 100% Responsive and Great on All Devices
Soledad supports many different post templates, all with beautiful designs. It supports smooth parallax effects for images and videos, making your posts more interesting to readers.
With Soledad you can create beautiful blogs or portfolio websites. Below you can see a few nice examples. The theme offers a wide choice of different styles.
Make Soledad your own Brand
If you, as a web design agency, want to pretend to your clients that you have developed the theme yourself, then you can use this tool to change everything that contains Soledad into your own brand.
Soledad Theme Review Conclusion
Let me finish this Soledad review. If you would like more information, you can of course visit their own site. The Soledad theme meets all requirements. It loads fast, has a lot and beautiful demos for all niches. You can create any type of website with it, and it is also very suitable for shops. It works with the Elementor page builder, one of the best of its kind. Well, the theme is definitely recommended, although there are simply much better themes.
Let’s continue this Porto vs Soledad comparison with the Porto Theme.
The Porto Theme
Porto ThemeThe WordPress version of the Porto theme was released in 2015. This is in response to the more than popular HTML5 theme of the same name, which has been around since 2013. It didn’t do them any harm because the WP version now ranks in the top 5 on the infamous Themeforest marketplace. In this Porto Review I quickly show you the most important features and gadgets of Porto.
Porto Theme: Ratings
The Porto Theme itself states that it has a 4.92 out of 5 rating, but as you can see below, it is even a little higher. This rating is good, but it must be said that Porto’s direct competitors (sold through the same marketplace) also score these kinds of figures. Those are all fantastic themes by the way. This rating has been built up over the period of 8 years, so they have constantly been doing well.
Porto Theme Review Demos
A total of 123 demo websites is a large number. It’s always nice to have a wide choice of different designs so that’s great. As you can see below, a large part of it is for web shops (42). There are demo dedicated to Gutenberg, Elementor and WP-Bakery page builder. That means you can immediately continue working on it or adjust things with those page builders.
Porto Theme Review: Woocommerce
Of course I can’t show 123 demos here, but you can see some of them in the image below. You can of course view the rest on their own site. The layout in the image below are all demos for shops, of which there are currently 42 in total. The designs are of high quality. This, in combination with the many features that Porto has for shops, makes it a breeze to build a beautiful professional webshop.
Porto Theme's Page Builders
I mentioned it before, Porto works with 3 different page builders and demos are also available for that. We are talking about the Elementor, the WP-Bakery and the Gutenberg editors.
Porto Theme's Elements
Porto Theme Review: Speed
Of course, the Porto Theme can be loaded quickly in all browsers. Very important nowadays since without a fast website you will not be found well in Google, and visitors would leave your website early. Therefore make sure that you always have one of the best cache plugins installed.
Porto Theme Review: Library
Porto Studio is the name of the template library, filled with section, calls-to-actions and more. You can build pages at lightning speed by loading individual sections into your design. It is also possible to grab sections of the complete demo websites that you like.
Porto's Page HeaderBuilder
In the video below you can see how quickly you can work with the page header builder. It offers unlimited possibilities to style your header exactly as you had in mind. Of course, also use the section from the librarian that I just showed you. Click op de Play Button!
Porto Theme Review Conclusion
Cool that you read my Porto theme review to the end. As a web designer I have both the HTML and the WordPress version of Porto in my arsenal. The Porto theme is simply one of the best themes for building shops, although there are quite a lot of them these days. The theme has no real shortcomings and you can also build other types of websites with it, although I would certainly prefer Divi or Astra for that, which offer much more value for money with the unlimited site usage policy.
Porto vs Soledad Conclusion
I like Porto better, it is just a bit 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.