What is the Difference Between Hestia and Hestia PRO?

Which product version is right for me, free or PRO? Check the comparison of key features and differences between Hestia and Hestia PRO.

NEW FEATURE: Hestia is now available with a site library. You get 3 pre-made websites in the free version of the theme for niches such as Online Shop, Pet Center, and Energy Company. In Hestia PRO there are 4 more site demos: Lawyers, Travel, Coffee shops, and Gym salons.

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eCommerce
Frontpage & Sections
Fonts, Colors, Animations & more!
Header & Footer
Blog
Multi-language & Support

Frontpage & Sections

Features Hestia Hestia Pro
Slider 
Hestia PRO offers an unlimited number of slides.
-  Yes
Video background
Hestia PRO offers the option to have a video background in the front page header area. You can use either a video from your computer or a video hosted on Youtube.
- Yes
Portfolio Section
Portfolio section with two possible layouts and an option to open in lightbox.
- Yes
Pricing Plans Section
Pricing section with two possible pricing packages.
- Yes
Section Reordering 
You will get the ability to reorganize your Frontpage Sections more easily and quickly.
- Yes
Add new sections on Homepage
Add Shortcodes anywhere on Homepage using Hestia Pro Hooks section for new sections, text, button, etc...
- Yes
Re-use frontpage sections in other pages
With this option, you can easily re-create the frontpage, or part of it, on any other page of your site.
- Yes
Full Elementor and Divi Builder compatibility
You can customize Hestia via your front-end by using blocks and drag-and-drop elements. More with Divi Builder and Elementor page builders. 
Basic Enhanced

eCommerce

Features Hestia  Hestia Pro
WooCommerce Compatibility
The theme is fully compatible with the WooCommerce plugin. You can set up your online store in a matter of minutes.
Basic Enhanced
Two different Shop layouts
Default layout and Wide layout
- Yes
Infinite scrolling
You can have either pagination or infinite scroll on the category/shop pages.
- Yes
Distraction Free Checkout 

- Yes
Customize the Shop section - Homepage
Hestia PRO allows better managing the Shop section on  frontpage . You can filter the products by category or by publish date. You can even add any WooCommerce shortcode in this section. 
- Yes
Cart icon in the primary menu 
With Hestia PRO, when using WooCommerce on your site, you will get a nice looking cart icon in the primary menu. The cart is automatically updated with the corresponding products and is an easy way for your users' buying process.
- Yes

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Header & Footer

Features Hestia Hestia Pro
Hamburger(full-screen) Menu

- Yes
Multiple Header Layouts per page
Hestia comes with a number of layouts available for the header area. Hestia Pro enables you to have different headers page/post wise!
Basic Advanced
Transparent or colored navgation
Option to switch between the transparent navigation and solid colored navigation
- Yes
Top Bar
Hestia comes with a Top Bar section that can be used for social icons, contact address or phone number. In Hestia PRO the customization options are extended. You can change all the colors as well as the alignment.
Basic Advanced
Advanced Footer Options
With Hestia PRO you have the possibility to easily change the number of Footer Widgets Columns to better match your site requirements.
You can edit the Footer credits/copyright information and menu.
- Yes
Alternative Footer Style
Hestia offers a new alternative layout for the footer area. You can choose either the black footer or the white one.
The footer credit information bar layout can be rearranged on left,right or center.
- Yes

Fonts, Colors, Animations & more!

Advanced Typography Options 
Options for customizing font family and font size for the front page and internal pages/posts. Plus, in Hestia PRO you get the ability to change all the typography options differentiated on the desktop, tablet, and mobile environments.
Basic Advanced
Animations
Hestia PRO comes with fully-integrated animations for all frontpage elements. This way, the frontpage becomes more interactive and has a better visual appearance.
- Yes
Colors Options
You can change the secondary color in the theme as well as colors for the header overlay, header text and navbar.
Basic Advanced
Sidebar width option
Option to control the width of the sidebar in all the pages. The content width will also adapt correspondingly.
- Yes
Container width option
Option to control the width of the containers in all the pages.
- Yes

Blog

Extra Options For The Blog Page
Authors Section & Subscribe Section on the Blog Page.
- Yes
Fresh Grid & Full Width Layouts For The Blog Page
You can choose between many grid layouts (from 1 to 4-column layouts) and use a masonry effect on the blogpages. 1 column layout is totally different full width.
- Yes
Option to chose a certain category for the Blog section
In Hestia PRO, you can make sure only certain posts appear in the front page Blog section. You have the possibility to choose your desired posts category.
- Yes

Multi-language & Support

Multi-lingual & RTL ready
Hestia Pro is fully compatible with WPML, Weglot and Polylang. It can easily be used for multilingual sites.
- Yes
Fast & Friendly Support
On average, a PRO user gets a reply in 5 hours or less.
- Yes

Is also worth noting few things: 

  • You can easily cancel the yearly subscription immediately after purchase it. If you stop paying after 1 year you won't have support and updates, the theme will continue to work, you paid for the theme and is yours :)
  • Upgrading to Hestia PRO is very smooth, just upload & activate the PRO version and you will automatically get access to the extra features, the website won't break nor you need to re-configure it
  • The current price for upgrading is $89 and you get access to all our products (30+ themes and 10+ plugins). We know that you might have only just 1 site, but we can assure you the deal is worth even for that, you get the peace of mind that if a new version of WordPress is released or something broke, we have your back, support time currently for paid users is in average 5 hours.

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