Review: PlayerX - A High-powered Theme for Gaming and eSports

Rifat eCommerce Jun 4, 2020

PlayerX - A complete WordPress theme dedicated to the online gaming community. Attractive design, super responsive and minimalistic user interface, eye-catching icons, easy navigation, functional plug-ins, and powerful admin panel - has made this theme unique. The PalyerX theme can be used by eSports gamers for multiple purposes. Influential page builder like Visual Basic Composer and effective slider creator like Slider Revolution is provided with the themes bundle. As usual, the theme is WooCommerce supported, and all the elements that require for gaming website - are supplied with the theme. Let's have a look at the main features.

Feature List

  • One-Click Demo Import
  • WP Bakery Page Builder
  • Easy to customize
  • Fully Responsive Layout
  • 800+ Google fonts
  • Translation Ready
  • WPML Compatible
  • Multiple Customizable Layout
  • Powerfull Admin Panel
  • Slider Revolution
  • Huge Shortcodes Collection
  • Retina Display Ready
  • 7 Icon Font Pack
  • Child Theme included
  • Custom Widget Areas
  • Integrated Search

Mobile Compatibility

No website these days can be thought of without mobile compatibility. As we are talking about a review of an eSports-related theme, mobile-friendliness is mandatory here because most game lovers are tech-savvy and feel comfortable spending more time on handy devices. So we will check the mobile consistency of the PlayerX theme to see if this theme can adapt to screens of all sizes.

We've tested the theme on several flagship devices and mid-budget mobiles with different screen sizes. Parallax, hovering works quite interactively and lively in almost all elements. We looked at nearly all the pages; no misplacement was noticed. The average page loading time on mobile is also entirely satisfactory.

We checked the mobile-friendliness of the theme to be better sure through Google, and there we also got positive results. So, in general, PlayerX is a mobile compatible theme.

Design Review

It has been found in research that 60% of people never get back to a dull-looking website. It means look/design is an essential factor for any kind of website. When it comes to a gaming website, developers try to create a whole new world of imaginary characters and elements for their visitors. PlayerX theme has a galactic looking vibe and striking design with easy-to-reach functionalities. Perfect color combinations, deadly looking background layouts, subtle hover effects, video and photo blocks, match fixtures, and results - you can see all types of useful info are displayed on the landing page.

As the PlayerX WordPress theme has a massive shortcode library - you can create incredibly beautiful page sections according to your need. There is a lot of variations for match fixture, portfolio design, product display, and team profile design. You can check available shortcodes live from the demo website. So you don't have to worry about designing because the developer has created the theme, keeping in mind your needs and has provided all the necessary elements.

Speed Test Review

The WordPress theme has a huge role to play on the overall page quality of your website. It affects both the number of conversations and the bounce rate of your website. Studies have shown that if a website takes more than 3 seconds to load, a massive number of the audience no longer stays on that site. So if you are looking at a theme for your website, you should test its speed. If the full page loading time is less, then it's excellent. If not, then there are ways to make it better.

We checked PlayerX's full-page loading speed on the Pingdom site. The demo website took 1.49 seconds to load fully. It is commendable that such a big website has been able to complete the loading in such a short time. However, our overall score has come 67 and we expected more.

Let's do an autopsy of our speed test report and find out the solution. We can see that the size of the page is 6.7 MB, which is huge. The components of the page need to be compressed through GZip. You need to use scaled and optimized images with the theme. Moreover, you need to do some data parsing in JavaScript. You do not have to be an expert in coding to do these things. You can do this by using a simple Cache plugin.

SEO Review

When you create a website, you want your website to be found by people on the google search. To ensure that you have to do search engine optimization(SEO) for your website. The theme you choose for your WordPress site can dramatically affect your SEO results, so you have to choose one that is ready for SEO. If you want to build a website that will take place among the best, you need to have an optimized website for search engines before launching.

We checked out the SEO of the PlayerX gaming WordPress theme on the WooRank. The full score is 65. This score is entirely satisfactory as it is a demo website. The demo site has no meta description, no Alt tags in the image, and no Robots.txt file. So there is scope for a modification that will definitely increase the score. This can be done without any hassle through a useful SEO plugin.

Customer Support Review

The more carefully you take care of your customers, the more harmony will develop between you and the customer. Moreover, when others see that you are delivering products according to the needs of your customers, they will also be eager to take the product from you. Edge Themes is responsible for supporting PlayerX WordPress theme. Turning to the comments section, we realized that they are very sincere and are helping their customers with professionalism.

PlayerX theme has been praised for its design, coding, speed, and functionality in the review section. The theme is in an excellent position with a rating of 4.84. However, a buyer has given a 3-star review for a bug, and the author has answered it professionally

Supported Plugins

The developers did not use any additional plugins to maintain the light weightiness of the PlayerX theme. With the help of a premium WP Bakery page builder and Slider Revolution, any page and slider can be designed brilliantly. Also, Contact Form 7 and integrated Google Maps will be provided with the PlayerX bundle. The PlayerX theme has WooCommerce and WPML support.

Summarize

There are many things to keep in mind when using a WordPress theme, and among them, SEO and the full-page loading speed are significant factors. These two things in the PlayerX theme are average. The rest of the theme is 100 out of 100 in all other respects. The fact is that nothing in the world is permanent - so all problems are solvable. If you can solve all the mentioned shortcomings in the way described above - then your website will definitely be great.