Why we recommend it: X Theme is probably the most popular theme amongst Project 24 members. It’s inexpensive, extremely versatile and customizable, and it is reasonably fast. Most of our members choose the Ethos 1 stack, which is also my favorite layout with X Theme. Overall, I think this is one of the best WordPress themes on the market.
What they could do to improve: Over the last 2 years, X Theme has grown increasingly difficult to use. While many with WordPress experience have no issues in setting it up at all, we have some new people to WordPress who have issues figuring out how to set it up. I wish they would simplify the theme.
Why we recommend Divi: In my personal opinion (this is Jim writing), Divi is the best overall theme I’ve ever used. The pagebuilder on Divi is second to none. It’s really well done and makes me look like a better web designer than I really am. Income School uses Divi.
What they could do to improve: The problem with Divi is that, while it’s really capable for making a truly custom-looking site like Income School, it’s not great for just a very simple blog layout. I really don’t love their blog designs out of the box unless you’re doing quite a bit of designing. Also, while it’s not really any slower than the majority of themes out there, it isn’t a speed demon either. It’s just in the normal range for speed, which I think should be improved.
Compared to the competition: There are lots of good pagebuilders these days. Elementor is very popular, but I prefer the way Divi works and looks.
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