Review: Besa - Elementor Marketplace WooCommerce Theme

Blair2004 eCommerce Dec 4, 2020

Today we will talk about a Premium, versatile WooCommerce theme named: Besa. The design of the Besa looks quite rich. It has a very minimalistic look with tons of google fonts that make this theme attractive. Also, this Elementor based WooCommerce theme is provided with 2 premium plugins: Slider Revolution and Elementor Page builder. And there are other plugins to support the online business functionality of this theme. It also has a huge template gallery that will help you to create a fantastic website as your business needs. So we’ll test to see what it has in the belly. And help you in decision making. Here we go. Besa is a great curation of minimalist style that inspires you to create any stunning website. Elegant designing with multiple templates for various purposes, fast, responsive UI, full control over customizability, and diverse plugins have made this theme unique. Before we go for a detailed review, here are some core features of Besa.

Feature List

  • 3+ Unique Home Pages
  • WooCommerce Compatible
  • Revolution Slider
  • Compatible with Elementor
  • Various WooCommerce Plugins
  • Font Awesome
  • Custom CSS & JS
  • One-Click Demo Installation
  • Catalog mode
  • Modern minimalist design
  • Optimize design for mobile
  • AJAX Mega main menu
  • Redux framework
  • Social icon links
  • Flexible Theme Options
  • High Speed & Performance
  • SEO Optimized
  • Responsive Design
  • RTL Language Support
  • Cross-Browser Compatible

Mobile Compatibility

In recent days, every website should be mobile-friendly cause people like to use mobile phones more for browsing than a desktop or laptop. We test the mobile compatibility of a WordPress theme to see how the theme behaves on mobile devices.

Besa works astoundingly in handy devices. We have said earlier, this theme has three different dedicated mobile UI, you can choose one to use, or you can combine them both as you need. All the product blocks are excellently placed. The theme looks very pleasant in the mobile version. You can quickly search for any product from the mega responsive menu and view details without any trouble.

Google mobile compatibility test result is also positive for the Electro theme without mentioning any issue. So we can say, surely it is a mobile-friendly theme.

Design Review

Besa has an elegant look with a beautiful user interface. This WordPress theme keeps everything clear and simple in page design and page building. It comes with 3 stunning predefined homepage layouts. Multiple concepts with modern and minimalist designs are available for your choice.

It is all there, from mesmerizing home and product pages to several contact sections, a nifty checkout process, and even a blog system. No, you do not need to be an experienced coder to work with Besa. You do not even need to touch a single line of code. Besa makes customizing super newbie-friendly.

Elementor is the newest WP Page Builder providing you an advanced handy tool with drag and drop mode to customize your pages on the frontend. User-friendly & real-time customizer helps you design the desired website fast and review your results instantly.

Speed Test Review

We know that Google takes website speed into account when determining search rankings nowadays. We don't know how much of an impact speed has on any website ranking, but it makes sense to optimize a website to be as fast as possible to improve its visitor's experience. It can make a massive difference between you and your competitor's site if your website loads more quickly. Speed becomes even more important as we are in the age of mobile browsing – people won't wait for a website to load when they can hit the back button and get the info required elsewhere.

We have checked the loading speed of the Besa theme on Pingdom. and the results are outstanding. It scored 94(A) out of 100 with a 2.23 second full page loading time. WooCoomerce themes are full of photos, so the website gets heavier. But, Besa has optimized photos and minimized HTML, CSS, and Js, so you don't have to spend much time on speed-boosting for your products. You can keep up with this rate by using appropriately scaled images and minified scripts.

SEO Review

SEO can help you to get free traffic from the search engines for your website. We know only good design and high-speed loading cant bring success to a shop. With valid and Optimized coding, you can hit the first-page rank on any search engine. Here, we are talking about a WooCommerce site - so it's a must thing to have a search engine optimized website cause usually people buy things that come on the top of the result. In recent days, Google has changed its paging ranking algorithm, and from now on, Page experience will also be considered a major criterion of SEO.

From the SEO Site Checkup result, it looks like the Besa WordPress theme is average when it comes to SEO. It scored 65 with two vulnerable and 16 failed tests. The meta description, heading tags, robots.txt file, sitemap file, and few image Alt tag is missing from the demo website. Also, the URLs aren't SEO friendly, and the site is using inline CSS, which is responsible for lower SEO score. Better use an SEO plugin that can help to resolve these issues without any prior coding knowledge.

Rich Snippets are structured data markups that site operators add to their pages’ HTML code. When displayed in Google SERPs, they add visual context for users and help Google understand the meaning and intent behind webpages. The eligibility of content for Rich Results influence SEO. Without this, a website cant be 100% ready for proper SEO.

As we can see, Besa doesn't fulfill this criterion perfectly. The visitors will not have easy access to certain information on your WooCommerce site directly from search results, which is bad for an online shop. The rich results test has shown us that the demo web page is not eligible for rich results because of CSS and Font conflict.

Customer Support Review

Extraordinary customer service is an impressive feature of business ownership that people know is important. But it can quickly fall to the wayside once things get busy. It’s easy to get wrapped up in always trying to get more clients, but your current clients also need to feel cared for.

We have checked the Base theme's comment section, and we found the authors are very responsive and friendly toward their customers. The comment section was filled with both queries and the consumer's experience with the theme. A few of the comments are shown.

The Base WooCommerce WordPress theme has an average of 5.00 rating out of 20+ clients. The rating section is filled with appreciation for design quality and customer support.

Supported Plugins

The Besa WordPress theme also offers Slider Revolution, multivendor marketplace support, various shop and product layouts, speedy loading, search engine optimization, and multi-language and currency support, other than Elementor page builder(Free Version). With the enormous set of features, you will find nothing missing in the Besa kit. So, it will be easy for you to get involved and start building a sophisticated multi-vendor marketplace with the one and only Besa.

Summarize

Besa is a great WordPress theme when it comes to designing and features. Undoubtedly it is suitable for enhancing the beauty of any WooCommerce website. If you can do a few repairs, then Besa can become a popular theme on a low budget.