Review: Plaxer - Gaming and eSports WordPress

Rifat Blog / Magazine Jun 15, 2020

The Plaxer is a premium, top of the line WordPress theme. There are a lot of demo page options and a massive shortcode library - so you can create amazing pages with WP bakery page builder. Yes, it comes with bonus plugins that will help you to architect an impeccable gaming website where you can show your gaming teams, streams, tournament scores, and merch shops in a grand way. The Plaxer is a fast-responsive-retina ready theme with RTL and WPML support. Let's check what great features it has.

Feature List

  • HTML5 & CSS3 Coding
  • Awesome Design
  • One-Click Demo Install
  • RTL Support
  • Responsive Design
  • WPML Ready
  • Extended Documentation
  • Easy Color Management
  • WP Bakery Page Builder
  • Yoast SEO Plugin
  • Mail Chimp Integration
  • Redux Freamwork
  • Autoptimize Plugin
  • High Speed & Clean code
  • Fullscreen Blog Layout
  • WooCommerce Support

Mobile Compatibility

Mobile-friendly WordPress themes deliver better user experience and retain more customers. A mobile responsive design future-proofs your site. Also, it helps you to establish your company as a modern and relevant brand. So all the websites must be mobile responsive.

We have checked the responsiveness of the Plaxer theme, and it's compatible with all sizes of devices. We have run the demo website on several mobiles, and we have not seen any problem anywhere. The theme runs nicely on every device. The position of each page element was accurate, and we did not observe any padding or misplacement related issues.

We also wanted to make sure that the theme was mobile harmonious through Google's mobile compatibility test, but it was not possible due to the block from robots.text files. However, there is nothing to worry about, because it will not be a problem to reach your website on the mobile for any of your visitors.

Design Review

The internet is a crowded place, and a new website with a unique design will make your site stand out and boost repeat visits. Don’t be scared by the process of setting up a professional-looking, scalable website from your theme options.

The Plaxer WordPress theme has a powerful admin panel where you can make any type of change to make your site more engaging. It has a fantastic slider, news banner, and match schedule for different games, tournaments or expo announcements section, and Instagram feeds on the landing page. There are plenty of options for home page, blog page, gallery, and shop page. WP Bakery page builder nicely crafts all of them.

The Plaxer is an eSports based theme. So here, we have options to represent team profiles or gaming clans. There is a considerable shortcode library to built pages according to your need. WP Bakery page builder will allow you to create outstanding pages with tons of versatility.

Speed Test Review

The amount of time it takes for a website to load is what we call page speed. The shorter the loading time of the site, the more suitable it is for ranking in Google. Also, no one wants to visit a website that has a long loading time. Usually, a standard website should not take more than 3 seconds to load.

We checked the Plaxers web page loading speed at Pingdom, and the score is 85 out of 100 which is awesome. The page size is 6.3 MB, and the full page took 6.1 seconds to load. It can be said that the weight of the website has increased due to having more page elements. So loading is taking more time. Merging different style sheets and java scripts together will increase the page loading speed score. There is a plugin called “Autoptimize” that has been provided with the theme bundle, and you can use it to resolve those problems

SEO Review

If you want to find any specific information on the internet, then you usually search on Google with any keyword related to that information, and Google shows you a lot of results. These are the results you see because these webpages are optimized for search engines with that particular keyword. SEO represents the information on your website in front of the visitors. The better the search engine optimization the website has, the higher the Google ranking it will get.

We checked the SEO capability of the theme on the SEO Site CheckUp website. The Plaxer demo website got 59 out of 100 in the test, which is average. Naturally, the theme needs a lot of modifications, and you can do them without being an expert. The theme lacks meta description tags, keyword usage tags, heading tags, sitemap files, image alt text, and google analytics files. Since these are different for each website, it is not uncommon for these files to be missing. The theme bundle comes with the Yoast SEO plugin so that you won't have any problems resolving these issues.

Customer Support Review

The Plaxer WordPress theme is a rookie in the Envato Platform. Ypromo developers are responsible for the support system. It's imperative to listen to your clients about their demands and supply according to them. As a newcomer, they are doing pretty cool. Authors usually reply to any question within one business day, and everyone is quite satisfied with the theme authors' support.

Also, we don't have much public rating yet, but based on what we have, we can say the Plaxer has bright future cause authors are really interested in pleasing their consumers. Based on three reviews, the theme has a 4.63 rating on average.

Supported Plugins

Plaxer theme is self-contained in terms of plugins. The theme bundle comes with the necessary free and premium plugins. With the help of the WP Bakery page builder, you can design all the beautiful pages using drag and drop features.

We have Redux Framework - that is designed to simplify the development cycle by providing a streamlined, extensible framework for developers to build on. The theme is packed with all the essential plugins like Yoast SEO, Mail chimp, and Autoptimize. And you already know that the theme has WooCommerce support and comes with WPML, a multi-language translation system - which allows you to build a vast visitor base with people from different languages ​​around the world.

Summarize

Plaxer is a really awesome theme. Design, customizability, and presentation style make the theme more attractive. The theme has the ability to provide all kinds of support to a gaming website. With powerful theme options, warm customer support, and detailed documentation, we hope you won't have any problem using this theme. If you want to use the Plaxer on your website for any of your eSports related work - it will bring you benefits.