These days it is becoming harder to find original, high-quality and inexpensive themes. There are many theme clubs and theme frameworks that charge hundreds of dollars for an elegant theme. In this post, I am going to review / talk about a WordPress theme shop called Elegant Themes, which provides the best premium themes for a very reasonable price.
The elegant theme shop is owned by Nick Roach. For $69, you get unlimited access to 86+ premium WordPress themes, and every theme that is released for the next year.
If I had to choose between Elegant Themes or any other theme shop, then it would definitely have to be ElegantThemes.
For just $69, you’re getting access to 86+ extremely original WordPress themes and each theme comes with different styling and functionality.
1. Features Overview !!
General Settings: Lets you change color schemes, layout of your blog, control your featured articles, and more. This page gives you control over the basic functions / features of your theme.
Layout Settings: Easily enable / disable thumbnails, comments, and post-info section, on posts and pages, via the layout settings page.
Element Colorization: Using the quick and easy jQuery color selector, you can easily customize the colors of various elements of your theme at the click of a button, without any existing web design experience.
Integration Tab: This is where you will add third party scripts such as Google Analytics code or any other tracking code, that you’d normally have to add it in footer.php.
Advertisement Management: Use the built-in module to place banner ads on your site, you just need to add the destination URL and banner image.
Search Engine Optimization (SEO): Fully optimized and compatible with all the SEO plugins such as WordPress SEO by Yoast and All-in-one SEO.
Advanced Search: Improves the default WordPress search, allowing users to search particular categories, tags, time frames, and custom post types.
Contact Form: Contact Form function allows you to easily add a contact form without installing a new plugin like Contact form 7 or Gravity Forms.
Image Gallery: Create a beautiful image gallery using the built-in gallery template. This allows you to create page with image posts from any category. The template also comes with some great animations and lightbox effects.
Member Login: Easily lets you add login & registration forms. This feature can be pretty useful, if your site requires visitors to sign-in for content. And it is much better than the standard unbranded login form.
Blog Feed: Displays a list of recent posts in a Blog-Style format, populated with categories of your choosing, no matter what theme you are using.
2. Support and Updates
A well coded WordPress theme is of no use, if you do not get regular updates / support. This may be the case with many theme shops, but not with ElegantThemes.
As long as you are a member of ET, you can be sure that your theme will always be compatible with the latest version of WordPress.
While you are a member of the Elegant Themes you get access to their premium support channels. While we can report our experiences of using the Elegant Themes support service has been positive, we recently published a detailed article on this topic. To find out how the company fared read our Elegant Themes support evaluation.
3. New Stylish Themes every month
Every month Nick adds a theme or 2. Visit Elegant Themes Blog to see the updates about themes. This is one of the most awesome things I like about Nick’s themes, he doesn’t just release the same themes with different designs again and again. If you take a look at their theme collection, you will find they have every type of theme, each with a stylish look.
4. The Price
Wouldn’t you love to get access to 80+ themes and plugins for just $69.! This is the most awesome benefit of using Elegant Themes, if you don’t like a theme then user another….. So many themes to choose from.
If you look at other theme shops or marketplaces (ThemeForest & Mojo-Themes), you will be lucky to get a theme or two for $69. This is one of the reasons why I love Elegant Themes.
If you want to save a lot of money then you better become a member now, because Elegant Themes may increase the price to something like $69 in the near future. ElegantThemes has finally increased the price to $69.
5. Responsive Design
Most of the Elegant Themes have a fully responsive design that adapts to your user’s variable screen size. If you choose to install one of the Elegant’s responsive WordPress theme, then be prepared to see a nice looking design of your website on your smartphone and tablet.
Now your website will display beautifully and intuitively no matter what type of device is being used to browse it.