WPVR Review

WPVR Review
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Name: WPVR

Description: WPVR is the leading WordPress virtual tour plugin and the best choice if you want to create engaging and eye-catching virtual tours for clients

Offer price: 297

Currency: USD

Operating System: WordPress

Application Category: Virtual Tour Plugin

Author: Leo Koo

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4.4

Summary

WPVR is the leading WordPress virtual tour plugin and the best choice if you want to create engaging and eye-catching virtual tours for clients

Pros

  • Lifetime License enables you to save long term
  • Allows you to host your own virtual tour, instead of relying on pricey third-party platforms
  • Gutenberg & Elementor support
  • Supported by an established team that will be here for the long haul
  • Ability to import and export tours.

Cons

  • No native Beaver Builder, Oxygen Builder nor Brizy Builder support
  • Lacks integration with WPML, Toolset and ACF, plugins that enables developers to create complex WordPress sites.
  • Admin panel feels cluttered
  • Lifetime license limited to 5 sites (it is on unlimited sites lifetime right now, due to the ongoing sales)

Virtual tours has gone from something nice-to-have to a must-have feature on sites that deal with properties, locations, buildings and landmarks. Its importance has become more pronounced during this Covid-19 pandemic as the lockdown means less showroom time and more online virtual tours.

But which virtual tour software should you subscribe to? We hope to answer your questions in this WPVR review. We’ve thoroughly tested the plugin before publishing this review. Read on for more, below.

Things to consider before buying a Virtual Tour plugin

Virtual Tours helps showcase properties and locations
Virtual Tours can transform your business

Before buying a virtual tour plugin for your WordPress site, you need to ask yourself if you actually need it. While virtual tours look impressive would it be an overkill?

Virtual tours uses larger images and needs you to disable your image compression, lest the virtual tour scenes be affected by image quality loss. However, the disabling of image compression can be a minor inconvenience if you write fresh articles regularly.

The WPVR plugin is a good fit for people looking to showcase a property or location, as it is a much more immersive experience compared to a regular photo gallery. Ideal customers for WPVR include real estate agents, co-working space operators, contractors, property developers, furniture suppliers, interior designers, AirBNB hosts and hotel owners.

In this period of lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, virtual tours would also be good for traditional tours, including famous landmarks, parks, museums and waterfalls.

However, if you don’t really need a virtual tour and can do with a regular photo and video gallery, do so. Envira Gallery, Modula Gallery and FooGallery are our recommendations.

Presenting WPVR, the best virtual tour plugin for WordPress

It is easy to create a virtual tour with WPVR

I like WPVR. It is an easy-to-use virtual tour creation plugin by RexTheme. RexTheme is led by Lincoln Islam, a regular WordCamp speaker and organiser. Meanwhile, WPVR has been around since November 2018 and has regular updates according to the development log on WordPress.org.

WPVR promises to make it easy for you to create realistic, virtual tours in minutes, even without technical skills. And you can do so via linking several scenes together to form a tour that converts better than just plain words or a regular image and video gallery.

Before we get into the features and benefits of the WPVR plugin, let us first look at the pros and cons of the plugin.

Pros of WPVR

  • Lifetime License enables you to save long term
  • Allows you to host your own virtual tour, instead of relying on pricey third-party platforms
  • Gutenberg & Elementor support
  • Supported by an established team that will be here for the long haul
  • Ability to import and export tours.

Cons of WPVR

  • No native Beaver Builder, Oxygen Builder nor Brizy Builder support
  • Lacks integration with WPML, Toolset and ACF, plugins that enables developers to create complex