Neve is the recent entrant in WordPress market that is focused on simplicity, speed and affordablity.
They are directly competing against the likes Astra, GeneratePress and OceanWP.
Being an user of above three themes, I was tempted with the Neve theme since it comes from the team, Themeisle.
The company already delivered some awesome themes & plugins to WordPress.
I started with a free version and now, I’m using Neve WordPress Theme Pro for my web company website.
If you are one of those who want to check the Neve features and the way it works, this Neve theme tutorial will walk you through a lot of contents below.
In this Neve theme review, I have covered important aspects such as features, performance, and pricing to give you a very clear picture of Neve.
Neve Overview & Summary
Neve is a clean, super fast, multipurpose WordPress theme from Themeisle.
Focused on minimalism and performance, Neve offers a lot of starter site that are perfect for blogs, small businesses and startups with great compatibility to page builders and AMP.
The main reason, Neve selling like hot cakes, is due to the fact, you can get a single license and use their themes on unlimited number of sites.
Pros of Using Neve Theme
1. Working Starter Sites
‘Starter sites’ is worth mentioning as it makes website designing unimaginably easy for the customers. Neve comes with over 80 starter sites that customers can import and use.
Given the fact that Starter sites or Pre-made templates are pretty helpful in enabling fast site setup, I started to use Neve one of our own sites.
Here is a one minute recording showcasing some of the best starter sites.
The main thing is, Neve Starter sites works out of the box.
You might come across many demo sites from other providers, however, if you install the same, you won’t get the out of box design.
You need to follow the documentation and need to work from scratch to get a demo like site.
Neve just broke the rules.
Once you activate Neve with your license, choose the starter sites and finish the setup.
Boom, you can see your site is as same as the demo site showcased on the official website.
You just need to change the content based on your needs.
This helps customers build their websites much faster than and further, helps them in creating websites that look perfectly professional.
Perfomance is something I cover in my every theme review and without a decent performance, every other theme features won’t make any sense.
Neve claims to have an extremely reliable performance but as always, I don’t simply believe in words without proper testing.
I tested my test website and the site just makes fewer requests and loads in 800ms.
This surely can’t get any better than this.
As I looked into the factors behind this performance, I realized that it is the theme size which is helping it perform so well. The size of Neve is just 684KB.
Besides, Neve also supports Accelerated Mobile Pages 9 (AMP) for excellent user experience on the mobile with a super-fast page loading.
3. Page Builder Plugins Compatibility
Another important aspect would be the Page Builder compatibility.
Neve works seamlessly with almost all the popular WordPress page builder plugins including Gutenberg, Elementor, Brizy, Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, Thrive Architect and Divi Builder.
I was pretty surprised to see starter sites for Thrive Architect. If you don’t understand, Thrive Architect is a closed ecosystem, that means, no third party can develop extensions like on Elementor.
That’s the reason, most other similar themes like Astra, GeneratePress just supports fewer page builder, unlike Neve which supports builders like Architect and Divi.
This means customers can continue using your favorite page builder to build amazing websites using Neve. This would eventually make the process pretty simple for you.
4. Blog & WooCommerce Booster
If you have an online store in your mind, there is nothing like using Neve WooCommerce Combination.
Neve comes with an option called WooCommerce Booster.
By using the feature, you can design the Page Layout, Product Card, Card image, Card Content, Site Tag
Apart from that, you can also make tweaks to the Single Product layout with useful options such as Title, Price, Add to cart, Meta. Further, it allows you to customize your checkout page to a large extent.
With Blog Booster feature, users can have increased user experience with some special features such as Grid Layout, Post Content Order, Separator, Meta, Blog Layout, Author bio, Related posts, Sharing icons.
5. Header Booster
This is yet another excellent Pro feature that allows you to customize your header section to a large extent.
For that, Neve provides users.with different components such as sticky and transparent menu, Multiple HTML header components, Socials, contact, breadcrumbs, Advanced styling options, Mobile headers, Page header builder.
5. Custom Layout
With the Custom Layout option, you can create custom headers and footers with the greatest ease. In addition, you can also add custom code in the various hook locations.
This is a very innovative featutre and can largely help you create professional designs.
6. White Label
The White Label is a pretty handy feature for developers and agencies as this helps you present the theme as your own to your clients by simply enabling the option.
Users can buy Neve by choosing from the 3 available plans; Personal for 49 USD, Business for 79 USD, and Agency for 129 USD.
Personal is good for those who are just starting and comes with Header & blog booster, Elementor booster, Custom layouts, Scroll to top, 1-Year of support for unlimited sites, 1-Year of updates for unlimited sites.
The Business plan is ideal for online shops and comprises Premium starter sites, WooCommerce booster, Priority support plus the Personal plan features.
Agency is ideal for agencies and consists of White label, Priority & live chat support in addition to the Business plan features.
All the above plans also available with lifetime pricing.
Most importantly, all plans come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Neve has a very dedicated customer support service in place with technical support assistance for customers through product documentation, tickets, and live chat alongside useful resources for all customers including pre-sales.
How to Install Neve WordPress Theme?
To import a starter site, you will first need to install Neve from the themes under appearance.
Next, users can look for the Neve Options under the appearance tab of your WordPress menu and get to the Site Library.
The next best thing to do would be to select Elementor and the starter sites will at once install the Elementor automatically for you.
However, Neve supports all major page builders. You can navigate through menus, choose your favorite page builder and check for starter sites under it.
Users can browse the starter sites included in the library, click the preview button for a preview and import a suitable site.
However, you must make sure that you keep the settings as default before you hit the import button. It takes about a few minutes for the site to import and after that, you edit the site using the page builder or default Gutenberg.
This brings to the end of this Neve theme Review.
However, I am sure that my Neve theme review has given you a perfectly clear picture of Neve.
Besides having the best content, it is also important to have the best theme these days. With the Neve theme, you can certainly have a very powerful website in all senses.
As I tested all the features of this theme carefully, I found them to be fascinating. I was impressed by its speed and the starter sites.
On top of that, the fact that the Neve theme works seamlessly with all the popular page builder plugins makes it pretty convenient for the users.