The WordPress Jupiter Theme Rebuilt Using Elementor

Jupiter, one of the most popular WordPress themes in the world, joins the Elementor family and releases its new Jupiter X theme, rebuilt from the ground up using Elementor.

Jupiter is one of the most popular premium themes in WordPress, built by Artbees and featuring over 104,228 in sales on ThemeForest.

Recently, Artbees launched their new version of the theme, built from scratch using Elementor. This is exciting news and signifies a new era in theme development.

Why Did Jupiter Decide to Elementorize?

The main reason for Jupiter’s transition to Elementor is their need for a reliable and stable solution that would be able to support a popular theme with such an expansive user base. 

Here is what Maziar Firuzmand, CMO of Artbees and Jupiter X, had to say about the transition:

“We needed a page builder that fulfills the needs of a large theme with thousands of users in 2018. Since its emergence, Elementor has proven to be a bulletproof page builder in terms of UX, speed, and expandability. We already had some requests from our users to add this builder to Jupiter. So we spent 4 months and integrated Elementor into Jupiter X.”​

Maziar Firuzmand
Co-Founder of Jupiter
Rebuilding a theme from scratch using another page builder is not easy. It involves basically building it from the ground up. This process might take months for the theme developers, but according to Maziar it’s the only way to stay relevant and updated. Artbees will now be able to enjoy the strong infrastructure, high performance, coding standards, and design flexibility that Elementor offers. 

If you want to hear the full story behind this process, be sure to check out our podcast interview with Maziar.

Elementor - The New 'It Factor' for WordPress Themes

It seems like all of Envato’s ThemeForest marketplace is making the switch to Elementor. 

That is saying something, given that there are over 10,000 themes sold on ThemeForest. A quick calculation of the 104K Jupiter sold, times 60 – Gives you 6 million bucks in sales. It’s the biggest marketplace for WordPress premium themes, and it’s growing bigger every day. Top this off with the fact that WordPress now powers 32.5% of the internet… did your jaw also drop just now?

So what are the other places where we are seeing the switch towards Elementor?

Back in September, we covered the beta release of Envato Elements, a new plugin that bundles free Elementor templates together, all made by ThemeForest designers. This plugin is later to be connected to Envato Elements, a subscription service offering over 850,000+ assets, Including graphics, video, audio, photos, fonts and more.

Today, this plugin offers over 1,000 Elementor templates, spread across 60 different categories, as well as 500 different Elementor blocks.

That’s not all. ThemeForest also added an Elementor field to their ‘compatible with’ sorting, featuring 196 Elementor based themes and growing. You can also find Elementor as a main category in itself, appearing between other main categies like: Blog / Magazine, BuddyPress, Corporate, Creative and so on.

Envato’s CodeCanyon have also added a main Elementor category, now featuring 53 different plugin addons built on Elementor.

A Call for Theme & Plugin Developers Around the World

It seems that Envato and the developers around it have come to realize the advantage of switching to Elementor-based themes. We encourage this movement and call theme and plugin developers to contact us for help with the transition.

Welcome, Jupiter, to the Elementor family. We’re happy to add you to our community and help spread the word about your great theme. I am sure that moving to Elementor was the right move, and that it will help you grow your theme company and advance it forward into 2019 and beyond.

About the Author

Ben Pines
Ben Pines
Elementor evangelist & head of content. Follow me on Twitter

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30 Responses

  1. That’s really cool. I remember when VC was the standard for themes on there. There’s a lot of benefit to customers that they won’t be locked like they used to.

  2. I think it’s safe to say VC is no longer the top dog when it comes to page builder plugins. Nice work Elementor, happy to call myself an early adopter, and see it come this far!

  3. That’s a bold move for Jupiter Team. Surely, many will love more this awesome WordPress theme. And thanks for sharing with us this very useful to everyone.

  4. Interesting. This could be a great start for something big for Jupiter and Elementor. And wordpress. Maybe we could see something like gutenberg for editor and elementor for theme? Who knows what the future will be… Good luck for both of jupiter and elementor community.

  5. As an early adapter of Elementor it certainly a good feeling to see more developer adapting Elementor for their themes. However, when I went to the Jupiter evento website
    and start reading the comments and reviews I was disappointed to see that Jupiter X may be a half baked and it has along way to go from being completely Elementor compatible.

    Based on my readings of the comments left at: most of the templates are not completely editable using Elementor. Some complained that the shop is not fully editable using Elementor. I could careless about Jupiter theme . However, I do care about Elementor when people thinks it is caused by Elementor when the problem is with the theme itself. I wonder if the Elementor developer had a chance to test Jupiter there before posting it here.

    1. Completely agree with you – it is kind of hit and miss figuring out what can be amended with Elementor or not. Plus when you download Jupiter X theme, the theme downloads a bunch of Elementor related plugins which appear to slowdown page load time

    2. Tested and 100% editable with elementor. I always see negative comments in themeforest, it is better to test by ourself before taking those comments which written by either inexperienced or newbies. I had completely modified their resort theme to test whether it is working. Also the loading time is far better than other premium multipurpose theme.

  6. I have used Jupiter on one of my WordPress Support sites for many years and was about to switch themes so I could use Elementor.

    This comes as the perfect time for me. Thank you!!

    Now I just need to figure out if there’s an easy way to migrate VC pages created in Jupiter 6 or whether it’ll just rebuild the site from the ground up.

    It’s probably time for a refresh anyway!!

  7. Love Jupiter theme. It’s premade website template is simply amazing. Rebuilding from scratch takes a lot of effort and courage. But I’m pretty sure that this is the right decision, for the future, years to come…. Congrats Jupiter and Elementor…

    1. Definitely astra is more faster than jupiter and light weight. But if you require mind blowing design with their demo sites you need jupiter x.
      I had tested jupiter x with planet hoster.
      I got a page speed 80 in desktop snd 55 in mobil with a free lite plan of planet hoster without cdn.
      Gt metrix show page load 2 seconds with page score 93.
      Pingdom shown page load 1.3 second

      This is one of the fastest premium theme tested among avada, phlox, divi, 7 and x.

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