Elementor Hello Theme Vs Astra Vs OceanWP [Features & Reviews]

elementor hello theme

Elementor Hello Theme, So-called fastest WordPress theme launched on 12 May 2019, by Elementor now has over 100,000+ active installations.

But, is it really faster than other WordPress themes like Astra, Generatepress, OceanWP e.t.c?

Is it worth switching to Hello theme?

If you want to be clear about this than please have a read on this blog post till the end.

Best theme for Elementor

Best theme for Elementor plugin

Although, Elementor works with all themes available in the WordPress repository.

There are 4 Best themes for Elementor that works out of the box and offer consistent compatibility with Elementor.

They are Astra, Hello, Generatepress and OceanWP.

1. Astra Theme

Astra theme is a very powerful WordPress theme that fully Integrates with Elementor Page Builder.

It is No 1 theme for Elementor that I recommend using on your site because it is designed to create any kind of website or starting a blog.

2. Hello Theme

Hello theme is a minimalist theme designed to use with the Elmentor Pro plugin.

It is a plain and fast theme. So it can be the best option for you if you are creating a landing page for better conversion.

3. GeneratePress

GeneratePress is a page builder friendly WordPress theme that comes with a beautiful and highly customizable layout.

It is Optimized for SEO perspective and site monetization which makes the theme more popular on the list.


OceanWp is a free multipurpose WordPress theme with awesome support.

You can import any demo site you want for free using free import extension (for free demos) and pro import extension (for pro demos) provided by them with a single click.

Elementor Hello theme vs Astra

Elementor Hello Theme Vs Astra
Elementor Hello Theme Vs Astra

There is a big difference between The Elementor Hello Theme and Astra in terms of its default design.

The Astra theme looks professional like a real website. On the other hand, Hello theme doesn’t look professional immediately after installing.

Also, the Hello theme loads slowly with Elementor compared to Astra Theme.

With Hello theme, you need to design your entire site from scratch. And, it doesn’t provide the prebuilt page and templets which can be directly imported on your site.

On the other hand, Astra theme offers a library of Free & Paid Elementor Templets (Starter Sites) which can be imported just in one click.

Hello Theme Vs Other

Here is a speed test result of all the best themes for Elementor in 2019. I.e. Hello Theme, Astra, OceanWp, Geberatepress & Twenty Nineteen with Elementor installed.

And, you can see the result in the table below:

Elementor Hello Theme Vs Astra Vs OceanWP Vs GeneratePress

More information about the Elementor hello theme are given below:

Why Elementor Hello Theme?

  • Works perfectly with the Elementor plugin.
  • Perfect for landing pages.
  • No compatibility issue.
  • Fast performance.
  • Available for free.

Elementor Hello Theme Speed

Different tools may show different results depending on how they work. So, the load time of the site may differ from place to place.

But, we had tested the theme speed in 2 most popular speed checking tool, Pingdom & GTmetrix:

Hello Theme Speed in Pingdom

Hello Theme Speed

The page size of the Elementor hello theme is 475.1 kb with a speed of 503 ms while measured in the Pingdom tool and has only 37 requests and 80 performance grade which is mind-blowing.

Hello Theme Speed in GTmetrix

Hello theme speed

In the GTmetrix site speed checker the page speed for Elementor Hello Theme is A(100%) with a total page size 466 KB & 37 request.

Also, the child theme for Hello Elementor is under development in GitHub and will be available soon in WordPress.

Elementor Hello theme review

Although, theme loads faster. It doesn’t make any sense to the free version of Elementor users.

It only works well with Elementor pro plugin because the header and footer on Hello theme need to be installed manually.

And, the option is not available on the free version of Elementor plugin.

Also, there is no vast difference in speed when compared with other Fastest WordPress Theme like Astra pro, Ocean WP, Genesis e.t.c.

But, If you use Elementor Pro on your site then switching to hello theme may be worthy.

Final Words From Me

According to my opinion, you can use any of the themes you like.

But, how you optimize your theme & which web hosting service you are using plays an important role in determining the speed of your site.

I personally recommend using Astra Pro Theme and Bluehost Web hosting because they are mainly optimized for using with Elementor page builder.

I had been using them for 3 years on my 3 different sites.

And, my site loads in about 3 seconds or less depending on the location of the visitors.

Hello Elementor theme demo

Hello theme had not provided any demo officially. But, you can see the demo of Elementor Hello theme from here:

How do I use Elementor Hello theme?

You can use Elementor Hello theme by downloading it from the WordPress repository and installing it on your site.

The installation process for the Hello theme is super easy.

You had to follow the following steps in order to install & customize the Elementor Hello Theme:

  • In your website’s admin panel, go to Appearance > Themes and click on Add New.
  • Type “Hello Elementor” in the search box and click enter.
  • Go to Appearance > Customize in your admin panel and customize to your needs.
  • Create a new page & click Edit with Elementor option.
  • Once the Elementor Editor is opened, click on the library, pick one of the ready-made templates and click insert.
  • Edit the page as you wish, you can add, remove any of the elements you want.

Watch this video tutorial for installing & customization process:

Hello Theme FAQ

  1. What is Elementor Hello Theme?

    Basically, it is a fully customizable fastest WordPress theme ever, launched by Elementor, perfectly compatible with the Elementor page builder. This theme resets the environment and prepares it for the smooth operation on Elementor.

  2. Why Use Elementor Hello Theme?

    Sites using other WordPress themes with Elementor page builder loads very slow, which affects your overall site SEO and rankings in Google.
    So, to overcome this problem Elementor has recently launched the fastest WordPress theme ie. Elementor hello theme – A plain-vanilla theme, best suited for building your site using Elementor plugin.

  3. Does Hello Theme Support All plugins?

    Yes, this theme supports all the popular plugins like WooCommerce, Yoast SEO and 55k other plugins. Means this supports the majority of WordPress Plugins.

ReviewElementor Hello Theme
SummaryAlthough, theme loads faster. It doesn’t make any sense to the free version of Elementor users. It only works well with Elementor pro plugin because the header and footer on Hello theme need to be installed manually. And, the option is not available on the free version of Elementor plugin.
AuthorSuraj Pokhrel
Rating4.5 (out of 5)

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