Vault and The7 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. Vault vs The7, which is the better theme? We start with The7 which does not mean it would be better.
The7 Theme Ratings
This The-7 Theme Review will discuss all the positive and negative aspects of The 7. The7 was published in September 2013 by DreamTheme. This theme has been sold 269,297+ times up to today and has a rating 4.76 out 5 (8500 ratings on Themeforest). There are only very few themes that have a higher average rating.
The7 Theme Load Speed
The craze for fast themes started a few years ago when it was understood that fast-loading websites are more successful because visitors have very little patience. The fastest themes such as Astra are still the fastest, but in the meantime each theme has been provided with an update to make it load quickly, and so is The7.
The7 Theme Review: PageBuilder
The7 works perfectly with, in my opinion the best page builder for WordPress, Elementor. Without having to purchase the pro version, The7 provides you with a large number of pro functions such as the ThemeBuilder and a large number of additional elements.
Of course, the theme is 100% compatible with the Gutenberg editor and all its blocks. In addition, there are many demo websites built with Gutenberg.
But there is even a 3rd page builder in The7, the WP-Bakery page builder. As a bonus, this includes an extra plugin for WP-Bakery to significantly expand the number of widgets. And there are also many demo websites built with WP-Bakery. On the image above you can see all the extra plugins you get for free in The7 theme.
Build shops with The7
Even more amazing is that you have access to a real Woocommerce Builder. This allows you to style the pages of your webshop exactly as you had it in mind. In the past one had to be very good with HTML and that was a lot of work, but not anymore. The image above roughly shows how it works.
The7 Theme Demos
The number of 40+ demos is not spectacular, but these are well-built full site demos. We can say that other themes offer more demos, but in most cases much worse demos. The7 thus more than meets the requirements that we set in this review for demos or starter sites that can be installed with 1 click.
The7 Theme Review: Settings
One of the most impressive features of the The7 theme is the large number of settings that exceed your wildest wishes. Everything has been thought of and can be adjusted without technical knowledge. In the image below you can see the numbers that they specify themselves.
The7 Theme Review Conclusion
The7 is of course a fantastic theme and it is not for nothing that the second best-selling theme on Themeforest. I can recommend it 100% for both websites and shops. It does not have a free version, you will have to buy the pro version. As long as you are looking for a theme for only 1 websites, everything is okay, but if you have to provide multiple websites with a theme, so I prefer to buy Astra or Divi, these themes may be slightly better and can be used on unlimited websites.
Let’s continue this The7 vs Vault comparison with the Vault Theme.
The Vault Theme
I start writing this Vault review with a lot of enthusiasm. This is a very interesting theme because it is rising very fast in the rankings and offers at least 1 very special feature that I have not seen with any other theme, because it comes with Elementor Pro. Vault came on the market in October 2022, it is a brand new theme but is already selling well, this will be partly due to the very low sales price that will unfortunately increase later.
Vault’s rating isn’t spectacular at 4.5 out of 5, but only 8 people have rated it. Who knows, the competitor may have gotten a bad rating from them to stop the theme from progressing. Let’s take a closer look at Vault and we’ll soon know what we’re dealing with here.
Let's start with Elementor Pro
I already talked about it in the beginning, this is the first theme that Elementor Pro has in it, and so it’s free. Besides the DiviBuilder, Elementor Pro is my favorite page builder. Everything works flawlessly and quickly and it offers a very stable structure for your pages on all devices. Elementor Pro already offers so much that the further qualities of the theme hardly matter anymore, but let’s see what else Vault has. For example, some wonderful demos wouldn’t go amiss.
Vault Theme with 230+ Elementor Widgets
With so many widgets you don’t need plugins anymore except for very specific things sometimes. In any case, no plugins in terms of design. I still don’t understand how some people haven’t given this a top rating.
Template Library with Vault Theme
These are not the demo websites I’m looking for but more than 1000 templates that you can use anywhere on your site. These are small blocks of content such as a price list that websites often use. This is very handy and clear. I have never come across this plugin in any other theme.
50+ Starter Sites
I found them. The Vault theme comes with 50+ starter sites in all kinds of niches as the screenshot shows. A great number for a theme that has just come out. As far as this review is concerned, I am going to tell you that this is a really great theme that will certainly increase further and you can still have it for a bargain price.
Their inner pages
All demos sites have all standard pages such as blog, contact, portfolio, about us and the rest.
More Remarkable Stuff
The theme has of course many more such as Adobe fonts, Rollback function, Banners and Pop-Ups, White Lable, Formbuilder.
Vault Theme Review Conclusion
I think I have already indicated a few times during this review for Vault that this theme is one of the best for me that can be found on Themeforest. There are much better themes, but that is a different story and not on Themeforest. If the Vault theme has piqued your interest, read on on their own site.
The7 vs Vault Conclusion
I like The7 better, it is just better overall. But, these themes want to see a separate expensive license for every website you want to build with them. 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.