There are two ways to choose a WordPress theme for your website. Either you choose a theme geared towards a specific niche. Or you choose an all-in-one theme that can build any kinds of websites with ease. That's why we're giving you a run-down of what you should choose between Avada vs The7 WordPress Themes.
Choosing a niche specific theme is great especially when you find a theme that exactly matches your needs. You just need to install it and edit the content or make some simple tweaks to the web design. However, if you don’t find a niche theme that resonates with your requirements, you will either need to make the customizations you need by yourself or hire a WordPress developer to do the same for you.
Additionally, if you’re creating a WordPress website with lots of room to grow, chances are you’ll need to make lots of customization on the design down the line. In such cases, choosing a niche specific theme might not be the right choice especially if you don’t want to keep a developer on board whenever you need to customize the site.
In such cases, choosing an all-in-one or multipurpose theme could be the right choice in terms of cost and convenience. A multi-purpose WordPress theme usually comes with a variety of different designs to pick from and it also lets you make any customization on the site your own, which can help you save developer fees in the long run.
Let’s take a look at two of the most popular multi-purpose WordPress themes in Themeforest marketplace in this article.
I’ll compare and contrast them and help you decide which one is the right multi-purpose WordPress theme for your website.
With more than 478 thousand downloads, Avada is one of the most popular themes in the Themeforest marketplace. One of the main benefits of using Avada Theme is that it has a huge number of designs to pick from. Once you downloaded the theme you can use it on any website regardless of its niche.
With Avada, you can either build your own custom templates from scratch or pick a design that suits the best for your website and customizes it according to your preferences.
For example, if you wanted to build a page similar to any of the demo pages, all you need to do is to view the different demo samples and with the Demo Content Importer. Then simply install the right one with one-click. You can later do edits according to your needs. Either way, you don’t need to mess with any code and build beautiful WordPress website in a few minutes.
Below are a few key features of the theme.
- 100% responsive
- One click demo install
- Solid documentation and support
- Large amount of design samples to pick from
- Easily customize with Fusion page builder without touching the code base.
- Compatible with BuddyPress, bbPress and WooCommerce
The7 is yet another popular multi-purpose theme that lets you easily create a brand new WordPress website with ease. It offers 25 sample designs to choose from, so you can instantly build a website similar to the demos, which you can later customize on your own.
Alternatively, if you’re looking to build a unique website from the ground up without choosing any pre-built designs, you can build on your own. With Visual Composer, ultimate addons and 360+ menu options, you can build a unique and highly customizable website from the ground up.
Below are a few features of The7 plugin.
- 100% responsive, fluid and retina ready
- Compatible with industry leading SEO plugins such as ‘All in One SEO’ and ‘Yoast plugin’
- Extensive documentation and free premium-class support
- 100% translation ready
- 100% money back guarantee if theme is broken or if the team fails to deliver on their promises
- WooCommerce, bbPress and WPML compatible
The main differences- Avada vs. The 7
Now that we reviewed both Avada and The7 theme you might be wondering what the main differences are and how they distinct from each other. Though it almost looks the same, there are a few differences if you carefully analyze them. Let’s look at the differences between them below.
One of the main benefits of using a multi-purpose theme is that you will have access to a large pool of design resources that are bundled with it.
While having access to lots of different customizable options is a big advantage, the downside is it may slow down your WordPress website.
When it comes to page speed Avada clearly wins over The7. The page speed score of Avada by GTmetrix is 97 whereas that of The7 is 84.
While deciding on a WordPress theme, I don’t personally look at the theme’s popularity but its features. But if you’re the one who cares the popularity, Avada is the winner here.
It’s because Avada is one of the oldest and matured WordPress themes in the market whereas, The7 is comparatively new but quickly growing and gaining traction amongst WordPress users.
Not every WordPress plugin is compatible with all WordPress themes out there, so compatibility can be an issue if you’re planning to use a resource-rich plugin on your WordPress website. While Avada is compatible with almost every major plugins, The7 is not compatible with BuddyPress, a plugin that allows you to create a niche social network on your WordPress install.
Money back guarantee
The7 offers 100% money back guarantee if the theme is broken or flawed and if they fail to fix it in a reasonable time. Avada doesn’t come with a money back guarantee.
Which one should you buy?
Both Avada and The7 are great choices as multi-purpose WordPress themes. While they offer almost the same features, there are also some small differences. When compared with each other, you can find Avada probably has the edge. This is mainly because Avada is one of the oldest and a highly matured theme in the market.
With that said, before deciding on the WordPress theme, make sure you check the demo sites of both WordPress themes especially if you don’t want to make many customizations on it after installation.
Avada WordPress Theme Review
Although we've shown quite a few aspects of the theme in this article, we've also written a complete, unbiased and detailed review of Avada WordPress theme here. Since in this article, we are comparing between two popular items, we focused differences rather than the strong points of each specific theme.
This is why we've also got a specific review of this best-selling item.
In the article linked above, we focus specifically on the strong points and any problems with using this theme. You'll learn about how the theme also has its own Page builder besides all of the other features and functions which make the theme such a success.
Conclusion: Avada vs The7
Still wondering whether these are the best themes for you? Have a look at our Divi vs Avada comparison now, before you make your final decision! It's a showdown between these two WordPress theme titans!
But if we had to take our pick, we know that ThemeFusion have created one heck of a winning theme and you won't go wrong with it.