Hello is made by the makers of Elementor themselves and can be downloaded for free. It currently has well over 100,000 active users and is a very popular option for people who want to use Elementor.
Hello Theme Speed
The Hello theme is built to be as lightweight and fast as possible. The Hello theme, when installed on its own with no extra plugins, is only 475KB in size and has only 37 requests. This certainly makes it very light and quick to load but this is only part of the picture.
As the Hello theme essentially does nothing without the Elementor page builder, you’ll at least need to install Elementor as well to get the most out of this theme. This means that you’ll get a bunch of extra resources loaded along with Elementor which will bump up the number of requests and increase the size of all your pages.
Factor in your plugins as well, and all of a sudden, your website won’t be loading so quickly and you may need to spend some time optimising your website in order to get a good speed.
Hello Theme Features
Hello does exactly what a starter theme should do – load as little as possible and provide a solid framework for the additional plugins to work with.
Obviously, Hello works perfectly with Elementor but it will also work well with other popular themes such as WooCommerce, Advanced Custom Fields and the Yoast SEO plugin.
The code provided by Hello is easy to customize and well-structured which makes it great for developers who would like to build on the theme.
Hello Theme Summay
Hello is a great starter theme but to get the most out of it and build complex, well-made websites you’ll need to use it along with Elementor.
I’ve had quite a bit of experience using this theme as I used it to create the website hypnobirthing guide – a website about hypnobirthing and positive childbirth. I enjoyed the process, the theme did a great job and I was pleased with the end result.
The pro version of Elementor will really power up the Hello theme as you’ll be able to import beautiful pre-made layouts.