Reviews and Comparisons

Honest, Fair, and Helpful… Reviews at Their Best

Have you ever wondered about a new WordPress product or service, but had no idea where to get additional information about it besides on its official website?

Savvy shoppers know that they should never purchase a product without knowing first-hand whether it will do something beneficial for them. They want to know that their hard-earned cash is worth it and that the product or service being advertised is reliable. And the truth is, official websites are not apt to provide truthful analyses of their most profitable products if there is any negativity to such a review.

I mean, why would they? They are in the business of increasing revenue. And unfortunately, sometimes this quest for a profit benefits the business and not the consumer.

This is where we come in. Offering in-depth reviews of anything and everything WordPress related, you can rest assured you will receive a non-biased, objective, and real-life review of things such as WordPress themes, plugins, hosting services, and web development tools. More so, you will develop a thorough understanding of each product or service, read comparisons of the most popular competitors on the market today, and in the end, be able to make a solid purchasing decision you feel comfortable with.

If you are seeking trustworthy reviews that are designed to help you make the best possible decisions for your website, its design, functionality, and usability, come see our Reviews section. We guarantee you will get the right information. No overly promotional, cheeky advertisements of the “best new thing to hit the market.” Simply honest reviews of WordPress products or services that are designed to help you build the best website you can.

The Latest Reviews and Comparison Articles

Support at Kinsta: A Managed WordPress Host

Over the years, I’ve been asked hundreds of times to recommend a preferred hosting provider for WordPress websites. In the past, I based my recommendations on a variety of factors, including price, ease of setup, load-times, and feedback I received from others in the industry.

Often, I would point budget-conscious customers toward one of the big shared hosting providers. For more established companies, I’d opt for Media Temple’s DV offerings where had been hosted for years.

Unfortunately, during this last year I began running into some issues with my DV accounts at Media Temple. Some of these may have been caused by our code (and I’d be the first to admit that!), but others were quite obviously the failings of the MT platform.

Either way, I found myself endlessly calling or instant messaging with a support community that treated my issues as though they were a great inconvenience. It was one of the worst support experiences I can remember, and this from a company we had touted to our customer base and social community for many years. This was a disheartening and frustrating turn of events, I can assure you.

So, with the start of the new year, I took a plunge into managed WordPress hosting world and moved all our theme foundry websites over to Kinsta.

It was the best business decision I have ever made.

Yoast SEO vs All in One SEO Pack – Which SEO Plugin Is Best?

If you want your site to rank highly in Google, you need an SEO plugin to make all of the on-page SEO tweaks that WordPress doesn’t allow by default. While there are a number of SEO plugins that you can choose from, most of the time your decision is going to come down to Yoast SEO vs All in One SEO.

So – which of these two SEO titans should you choose? Well, let’s find out…

Interview with the Founder of ThemeRex, Henry Rise: Exploring ThemeForest Trends and Industry Insights

ThemeForest is undoubtedly becoming one of the leading platforms for developers to sell their WordPress Themes. As an independent theme foundry, we want to know more about those who become a success story rather that get lost in the competition. Is there still room to become a successful seller with the incredible number of people joining this community?

What better way to learn trade secrets than to sit down and have a conversation with one of the top-ranking sellers on ThemeForest: Henry Rise, founder of ThemeRex. He graciously agreed to share some of his time to explore his philosophy and process of becoming an Elite Seller on Themeforest, along with some advice on emerging trends for future sellers. Let’s explore his insights with a summary of our conversation.

Spredfast v Sprinklr: A Social Media CMS Showdown

Did you know that, by 2018, it is estimated that there will be nearly 2.67 billion social media users worldwide?

This startling statistic is sure to remind you of the importance social media plays when it comes to your online success. Whether you publish regular blog content, run an online store, or are a new indie pop band looking to self-promote, you are going to have to integrate social media into your overall marketing strategy.

WordPress vs. Ghost: A Comparison of the Two Best Blogging Platforms

WordPress has long been hailed as the ultimate blogging platform and full-fledged content management system (CMS) among website owners worldwide. However, as some continue to expand their websites into more than just a simple platform for sharing high-quality blogging content, there is a large majority of people who still seek a simple, elegant, and easy-to-use publishing platform for sharing ideas and nothing more.

WooCommerce versus Magento: eCommerce Platform Competition At Its Best

There is much to be said about the eCommerce platforms WooCommerce and Magento. And, while each varies greatly in some aspects, it is highly debatable which one reigns supreme. While one ranks as one of the most popular WordPress plugins available today, and the other is a standalone product newly acquired by the likes of eBay, they each make a strong case for why they are the better eCommerce solution.

WordPress and Drupal: A Complete Comparison of Two Industry-Leading CMS Solutions

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make when launching a new website is choosing a content management system (CMS) for it. Being flexible solutions, WordPress and Drupal are two contenders that stand out in the crowd. And although both CMS options are similar in many regards, they also have a number of sharp differences when it comes to factors like the cost associated with them.

Buffer vs. Hootsuite – The Ultimate Social Media Showdown

It’s 2024, and there’s no argument that social media is one of the most important marketing platforms at your disposal. But keeping up with social media posts can be a struggle. Why? Social media is always on. Your audience is global, and you need to be posting 24/7 to reach them.

Luckily, it’s 2024, and there are a gazillion amazing services at your fingertips that can help you automate the posting process. But which one to choose? You need the support of a great tool, and Buffer and Hootsuite are two of the best. We’re about to hold the ultimate social media showdown – Buffer vs. Hootsuite. Which one will take the prize?

Blogspot vs. WordPress – Your Options, Compared

If you’re planning to start a blog, you can be forgiven for getting confused over which platform you should go with. There are a lot of options, and different services may work for a variety of uses or goals. So today, we’re comparing BlogSpot vs. WordPress to see which blog platform reigns supreme. We’ll walk through the various features of each and explore the pros and cons. We’ll also put to rest any confusion you may have about Blogger vs. BlogSpot, or vs. – they really are two different services, each using WordPress as the Content Management System (CMS). Ready to get started? Here we go!

Boston Pro by Famethemes Review: An Uncomplicated Blogging Theme With Visual Flair

We’re always on the lookout for modern and simple WordPress themes made just for bloggers. Going with a free theme is completely fine, but it’s far from what you’re going to want if you’re trying to monetize your blog. We recommend a premium theme for the new blogger who wants to make money from her website since it establishes the brand right off the bat, and you can spend more time writing and less time worrying about how your site looks.

AWeber vs MailChimp: Which Email Marketing Service Is Truly the Best?

If you’re running an online business then you’ve probably heard that email marketing is key. Retaining existing customers is more cost effective than attracting new business, and email marketing is a great way to keep subscribers engaged with your brand.

Taking a cue from successful online business, you’ve decided to try it out for yourself. But which platform should you go with to put your email marketing plans into action? In this post, we’ll compare and contrast two industry-leading email marketing services – AWeber vs MailChimp – to help you determine which solution is best for your business needs.

Newsmag Pro – A Great Newspaper and Magazine WordPress Theme with Top-Notch Support

Looking to be the next Arianna Huffington? Well get ready for a tumultuous, yet invigorating work life filled with story hunts, writer management, and appealing to readers who demand the best from every article. It sounds tough, but you’re bound to discover a world filled with stories and interesting people. Not to mention, you don’t have to be an experienced web designer to launch and manage your website.