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Review: WP Rentals - Rental WordPress Theme

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There are things in this world that are difficult to buy because they are too expensive or because you only want to use it once. This is why the rental exists. There are rental agencies in many areas: real estate, vehicle, sports accessories, etc. Perhaps you are fond of this sector of activity and you want to stand out from the clientele by exploiting the potential of the internet. So, we are interested in a WordPress theme that could be suitable for you since it allows you to create an online rental platform. It's WP Rentals. So let's see together this theme is what you need for your project.

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Feature List

  • Modern, clean and intuitive design
  • Elementor Ready Widgets
  • Fully Responsive & Retina ready
  • Virtual Tour in Property Page
  • Flexible Booking Options for All Users

  • Built-in caching system

  • Multi-Currency Widget

  • Based on Bootstrap 3

  • Documentation included

  • Optimized Google Maps API implementation

Mobile Compatibility

There is no need to explain why it is essential in the 21st century that its website be accessible on mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

We tested the WP Rentals theme on various devices, and it turns out that it is fully responsive and Retina ready. Our Mobile-Friendly Test program attests to this as you can see below.

The design and content adapts well to the size of the screens, whether it is an IPhoneX or an IPad. The hidden menu is quite discreet and reveals itself in a stylish way, without really hampering navigation.

The latter is also very fluid and dynamic.

We just find it a pity that the header is not fixed. Obligation to go back to the top on we want to access the menu. In addition, it would also have been interesting to put a "Back to Top" icon so that the user does not have to scroll to go back up. Some small caveats

Design Review

The WordPress WP Rentals theme is provided with at least 7 pre-built demos and many customization options (header, menu, section, page, portfolio, etc.).

We were particularly interested in the "Winter Sports Rental" demo, with which you can create a ski equipment rental site. We find ourselves immersed in the world of skiing as soon as the theme opens with the front page image that goes well with the predominant colors of white and blue.

The theme is not long, but it offers what is essential for a rental site of this type. The sections highlight the products with grids and beautiful portfolios for your images.

Speed Test Review

Who doesn't like it going fast on the internet? With the performance of 4G and 5G which comes to a notch above, we understand that speed is an essential element of the web. In this context, it is not in your interest to have a slow site for fear of permanently losing users.

We tested the loading speed of the WP Rentals theme on the Pingdom site, and we obtained as a result less than a second. It should be noted that most users consider a site that takes more than 3 seconds to load to be slow. Suffice to say that the performance of WP Rentals is to its credit. You just have to be careful with the images you add to your site. These should be compressed so as not to weigh, so as not to negatively affect the loading speed of the site.

SEO Review

The SEO Site Checkup site served as an analysis tool for this section. SEO must be an essential success factor for any website. In fact, the search engine robots constantly analyze the site's parameters and if they suit their requirements, the site will obtain an advantageous positioning in the display of search results. This will, therefore, increase the level of visibility of the site. Conversely, if the SEO parameters are not, this will cause poor positioning and even a possible penalty.

What about the WP Rentals theme?

Well, with an SEO score of 79/100, it's pretty good! The author took your fears into consideration and took care of the major configurations so that your future is not sanctioned by Google robots. However, this score is not perfect, for the simple reason that there are certain errors that we have been able to identify. The most glaring concern Meta Description, Keywords Usage, and URL Canonicalization. Fortunately, you have the ability to fix these errors easily using SEO plugins like Yoast SEO. It is the most effective way.

Customer Support Review

WP Rentals puts at your disposal a dynamic and efficient team to manage your concerns. We were able to see the promptness with which the problems are taken care of. In general, it takes less than 24 hours. Even if there are exceptions to each rule; it may then happen that certain users are supported more than 24 hours later.

But the team behind WP Rentals is no less efficient and we will even say efficient. The dedication of some team members has been recognized by many satisfied users. This is the case, for example, of Roxanna, who stood out for her commitment and her good work.

Supported Plugins

WP Rentals allows customers to enable WooCommerce and its merchants to process payments for bookings through WooCommerce. In addition, it can be translated to any language and can be used as a multi-language website with 3rd party Plugins such as Weglot, TranslatePress, or WPML.

There are also other very practical plugins that are compatible with this theme. This is the case of Elementor, Visual Composer, WPBakery Page Builder, etc.

Summarize

Finally, the WP Rentals theme has great potential in terms of design and price. It has proven it through the years of success until today. It is not bad on the technical level, but the strong point remains the quality assistance given to its users. It is with pleasure that we recommend WP Rentals for your online real estate business.

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