Jupiter X Review – Messy Code, Cheap Infrastructure but sold for over 100k times

A design for Jupiter X theme review

Jupiter X is a premium WordPress theme that can create websites with the help of Elementor page builder. Then, what is in it for you? If you are going to use a third party page builder then why to use Jupiter X theme? This is the first question, you should ask for yourself.

Why a theme that is not as good as it should be sold for over 100k times. This is called real marketing. The team of sellers behind it is just trying to sell it rather than making a compatible product. What’s more? Read the below statement from a core WordPress developer ‘Rud of WPSpeak.com’.

It’s not fully SEO compatible and theme performance completely sucks, don’t fell prey to fake claims of Jupiter X team.

I am not reviewing this theme without using it. Below screenshots will show, how much effort I put in to disclose the reality of this theme.

Today, I decided to reveal the industry’s bad coded themes and the first one that I am trying from few days is Jupiter X. While other themes offer you a set preset of customization options, Jupiter X is using a page builder instead of its own specific builder like Newspaper theme has, the addition of Elementor page builder allows for endless options when it comes to the various facets and elements that make a great website in terms of looks and responsiveness. However, SEO junkies and Google lovers should stay away from it as it loads very slowly and loads tons of CSS and JS files from both the page builder and theme itself.

Avada, BeTheme, The7, Enfold, Porto, Flatsome, Bridge, Uncode and Newspaper are way better themes than Jupiter Theme for all kind of sites.

By: Derek of WPOutcast

Now, let’s take a look at it.

Setting up Jupiter X:

After installing and setting up the theme, you will be instructed to install and set up the Jupiter X Core plugin (necessary to run Jupiter X Theme). Before starting, navigate to the dashboard and click Activate Jupiter X Core Plugin.

A screenshot of activating Jupiter X plugin

Activate Jupiter X Core:

After activating the plugin, the plugin will ask you to activate Jupiter X with the activation key that you got after purchasing. Copy and paste the key in the API key area and press the Activate Product button.

A screenshot of activating Jupiter X product

A pop-up of successful product activation will appear, and the page will show Jupiter X is Activated message. After activating the plugin, find and click Run Setup Wizard, and it’ll take you to set up Jupiter X for the first time.

A screenshot showing to click on Run Setup Wizard in Jupiter X review


You’ve already activated the plugin to proceed to the Plugins step. A list of plugins will appear; these plugins are essential for Jupiter X to work correctly so select them all other than the ones which have the same purpose. For example, you can choose which slider plugin you want to go with and click Install Plugins.

Now take a minute to see at the list of plugins, It’s hefty. They haven’t developed anything themselves. It’s just using third-party plugins and designing demos. The way these theme developers are developing themes is really bad. They usually don’t care about your site Presence and speed but only for money.

A screenshot of Plugins page of Jupiter X set up


After you’re done installing plugins, you can choose a template from the collection of Jupiter X templates that you can import. Navigate through the collection and preview them to see which one fits according to your needs. This is another hack again for selling. Each template loads a lot files after activation.

A screenshot of Template page of Jupiter X review

When you finally decide to go with your favorite template, you can click Import, and it will import the requested template files to your server. For testing, we imported Kale theme. You can also request video and images and import them. The theme will be installed and ready to customize.

A screenshot of theme previews and import options

Jupiter X Theme Features:

Elementor customization is the only part of Jupiter X as it enables to edit any page with just drag and drop. The state of the art theme comes with state of the art page builder plugin support and results in responsive websites that users love. Here are the features of Jupiter X:

  • Elementor page builder
  • Customizable header/ footer
  • Layout customization
  • Live Demos of pre-made websites
  • Make Portfolios
  • Page level customization

Jupiter X also comes with some essential plugins. They’re bundled with the theme for optimal experience and increase the ability to customize the theme.

Here is the list of hefty plugins that are bundled with the theme, you can’t use the theme without some of them. That’s where it sucks the most.

  • Jupiter X Core
  • Advanced Custom Fields PRO
  • Elementor
  • Raven
  • Jet Elements
  • Jet Blog
  • Jet Menu
  • Jet Popup
  • Jet Tabs
  • Jet WooBuilder
  • Jet Tricks
  • Jet Engine
  • Jet SmartFilters
  • Menu Icons by Themelsle
  • Slider Revolution
  • Master Slider
  • Layer Slider
  • WooCommerce
  • Customizer Export/Import
  • Customizer Reset
  • Lazy Load

All these features are supported in themes offered by Jupiter X. If you’re building a WooCommerce website, you can go with WooCommerce plugin and create e-commerce websites. But believe me, you might be get penalized using eCommerce on this theme.

Individual Pages

Unlike other page builder WordPress templates, Jupiter X gives much lesser options. You can customize every page of your website, the header, the footer, buttons, and everything to your hearts desire with a simple and minimalistic toolbox that opens the road to endless possibilities where the sky’s the limit!

With Elementor, you can add forms, portfolios, grids, rollers, team members and table widgets. You can add widgets from Jet Elements or Raven widgets as these plugins are bundled with Jupiter X. Other than these plugins, you can also add page templates from the Elementor page template library. Raven is Artbees’ plugin to add header/footer builder functionality to Elementor and some new widgets.

Using the Elementor Builder:

Through Elementor, you have a whole buffet of options when it comes to typography, placing elements on the pages, their respective sizes and other parts of your website. Designing your 404 pages, parts of your website under construction and other landing pages is a cinch with the theme due to how natural and fluid the website feels to use.

Even if you don’t feel like being an artist staring at a blank canvas, Jupiter X offers a plethora of templates that have been made with Elementor ready to import and amend to your heart’s desire. This saves you valuable time when it comes to choosing and applying a theme that you just want ready to implement.

A screenshot of Elementor page settings option

The theme allows you to also arrange the website to fit your personal layout choice. If you don’t feel content with a part of your website, you can adjust the position by a simple drag and re-ordering it in the bar.
Another great feature is the ability to restore prior revisions of your website. If you feel like you made a serious mistake down the road, you can use a revision you saved an hour ago, a day ago or more.

A screenshot of elementor on dev WpArena testing Jupiter X theme


The theme is not as responsive as it’s competitors are. If you are looking for a serious solution then look forward towards Avada Theme or Newspaper theme.

Due to how diverse the web is, it can be used for a number of websites and purposes but not for all devices. Whether you’re looking to make an online store, a personal blog, or otherwise, Avada allows newcomers of WordPress to build beautiful websites in only a few clicks. There is very little to no extensive knowledge of WordPress development required in the whole process, and you have complete creative freedom.


Jupiter X is just on a way to make money. Stay away from it and move to Avada theme or Newspaper theme, that comes with a lot of better features. No matter what your niche is, the platform got you covered with highly customizable themes and enables you to execute your visual masterpieces without getting your hands in coding.

Save your precious sites from fake themes and fake developers.

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15 thoughts on “Jupiter X Review – Messy Code, Cheap Infrastructure but sold for over 100k times

  1. Hassan

    My focus shifted completely when I saw your verdict at the end, well good to hear your verdict about Avada 🙂 I have personally met a lot of people in Meetups of WordPress where they think Avada is a heavy theme and non responsive. And that is just a thought, majority of them never tried ‘Avada’ due to the misinformation. You wouldn’t know what it is unless you have used it.

    • Editorial Staff
      · April 10, 2019 at 9:59 pm

      Thanks Hassan for the comment. No doubt, Avada is a wonderful theme and has much more features than Jupiter X theme which is very badly coded.

  2. Rohan Sheribian
    · October 7, 2019 at 7:42 am

    Well, this is obviously a biased review! What is your issue with Jupiter man? :)))

    • Editorial Staff

      Rohan, the issues are mentioned.

    • Alan McGinnis

      Totally agree with this article. Jupiter fell apart with the move to Elementor. Performance is so bad that often times sites won’t even load to start the test. Tons of bugs with Elementor and no support because developers just point fingers and say it’s not our code causing problems when it clearly is. Header and footer builder are garbage. Required plugins constantly fail and are unreliable. Don’t update anything or you might take down your entire site. I have been using Jupiter for a few years now and this is the worst version!

    • benoit

      I can’t tell his issues but I can tell mine.
      I own 8 licenses for different website I built or manage.
      Since the shift to Jupiter X and the implementation of Elementor Jupiter X is a disaster. I knew before that the code wasn’t the strongest point of this theme, but as a non coder, there is not much that I could have done.
      But now all is messed up, their assistance take more than 3 days to answer, there is a noticeable loss of quality in their assistance and this theme has lost all interest and reputation. The most recent issue is when they released an update for a plugin while wordpress was updated and that messed up everything for everyone. WHAT A MAJOR FAILURE. I had to downgrade WP version and messed with the plugin.
      Stay away form JUPITER X and save yourself some time!

  3. Francis Recana

    Jupiter X sucks! I already purchased it before reading this review. You know what, I can’t even edit my website using Elementor and caused me a headache. Until now I still don’t know what to do how to make it work. Guys, I’m a newbie here and would really appreciate any solution based on your past experiences with Jupiter x Theme.

  4. Mick

    Very good and clear review. Thanks a lot!
    That’s so good to see that I’m not alone in this case. I just asked to get my money back also. This theme is plenty of bugs, they make me lose my time… Muhammad Abdullah do you have any good suggestion in order to find a fast and SEO friendly theme please? Thanks a lot for your advices 🙂

  5. Brian

    I agree with this entirely. I’ve been in the web business for a long time and decided a couple of months ago to try Jupiter for a new site I was building, after seeing all the positive reviews.

    It’s been a disaster. The theme is bloated with all their ‘custom plugins’, the coding is poor, and the paid support is even worse.

    I ended up re-building the entire site in a more stable and usable theme.

    Avoid Jupiter at all costs.

  6. Márcio maron

    I’ve been using Jupiter for years and the recent update to the X version destroyed it. Stay away and find something else.

  7. Søren Knudsen
    · April 29, 2020 at 3:27 am

    Dear Sirs,

    I don’t know if you will allow me to post a contrarian view, or will allow me to expound, but I actually find Jupiter X to work quite well. I manage a number of websites, and using proper caching software, removing unneeded functions etc, the websites run very quickly indeed with perfect scores in pagespeed, pingdom, gtmetrix etc. For a blazing fast example I’ve set up do try and check out http://www.marineconservationphilippines.org. I would be happy to refer you to other sites as well, but don’t want to be spammy. In total though, I’ve set up maybe five or six Jupiter X sites, and while it’s not built for amazing speed out of the box, you can certainly make very effective websites.

    • Stepan

      Dear Søren,
      I just start making website in Jupiter X. I would like test this version of Jupiter because I have some Jupiter 6 websites but never tried version X. Can you compare both versions? Which is better? Can share with me some tips how make Jupiter X faster? My e-mail is [email protected]. Thank you for help.

  8. Keith

    Want to see what Jupiter X is, hot garbage. Used to be a pretty decent theme for lighter sites. Since the move to X it’s been a total dumpster fire. Updates regularly break sites, of course as mentioned it’s never their code, it’s 3rd parties.

    Currently if you update elementor to version 3.x it’ll break your website. They said they are working on a fix, it’s been 2 weeks. So now I have to move multi hundred page sites to new themes.

    Stay away from this one.

  9. mark fold

    Jupiter X is a serious waste of time. It is truly badly coded and it’s impossible to work out what the root of a problem is because it’s in the actual php code. I’m on the market to start again and find something decent to work with.