Why You Should Sign Up With Elegant Themes
Why I am Writing This Review
I don’t normally purchase themes or theme services, mainly because I can build them on my own. I build custom themes and customize themes base on frameworks all the time. Recently though, I had the pleasure of winning a free 1 year subscription to Elegant themes. I was skeptical at first whether looking at their themes would be worth my time or not. After actually working with their themes and working with them, I am convinced that Elegant Themes is a valuable service.
My Personal Experience
I have been really busy lately, and have seriously neglected my portfolio site. Despite that fact, most of business lately has come from word-of-mouth. I decided to use my Elegant Themes subscription to give my site a fresh look. I chose the Nimble Theme, downloaded and began to customize the theme to my liking. I added a few personal touches, and everything went smoothly. Everything was documented thoroughly, so that you could make your site look exactly how you want. They include a pdf for each theme that tells you how to make your slider work, and how to make the custom features work, either via short codes or featured images.
The first thing I was impressed with was how fast my site loaded. Everything is optimized to be extremely fast and load quickly & efficiently. All of the features were present and everything went off without a hitch.
I Encountered a Problem
After following the directions, the slider didn’t show up on the home page. I tried and tried, and couldn’t get it to work. I went to the support area and opened a ticket to try to get the problem resolved.
Lightning Fast Response and Support
It turns out, the slider wasn’t showing up due to a plugin conflict, which support helped me to resolve. The best part about it was that the response and the resolution were both in the same day. I don’t know if you’ve ever dealt with support for other themes, plugins or software, but sometimes you’re lucky to get an answer within the week. Once I resolved the plugin conflict, the slider worked perfectly and loaded as expected. Now my site is fully redone, and I am very happy with the results.
About Elegant Themes and Their Service
Elegant themes has over 78 themes and they are all different. They all have different styles, and some of their themes are really unique in their functionality. Here is a breakdown of their themes:
12 Responsive themes – This means they are built to look great on large screens, tablets, and mobile devices.
12 Portfolio Themes – A wide variety of styles to make any creative’s work look great online.
8 App Themes – These themes are dedicated to showcasing an app, which is great for a lot of startups.
22 Personal Blog themes – These themes are more for people or personal projects, but they would adapt well to any use.
22 Magazine Themes - Want to start an online magazine? You have 22 themes to choose from to make your publication site look highly professional.
2 Ecommerce themes – These themes allow you to sell your goods online, saving you tons of money instead of having a professional site built.
25 Business Themes – Want a sleek look for your business? There are tons of themes to choose from to make your business look great.
13 Multimedia Themes - These themes are built for hosting and showcasing videos and other digital content.
A Few Unique Goodies
A few of their themes do some unique things, so if you are a developer who has an idea for a website, their themes might be a good solution for you. Here are a duple of cool ideas from Elegant Themes:
Elegant Estate- A property Listing Site for professional real estate agents. List properties, use Google Maps, and much more.
Askit- A question and answer site. You can post questions and visitors can post answers and you vote on the right answer.
Elist- A directory website where you could list anything. Imagine making a directory of web design service providers in a certain area.
Gleam- A great Portfolio website for professional Photographers. It features full screen cycling background images from your portfolio. It loads lightning fast as well.
InReview- Create a product or service review site in minutes with this theme.
My Cuisine- This would be a great theme for a chef or a recipe website. You might even use it for a restaurant.
A Few Last Thoughts…
With 78 themes, awesome support, great functionality, and lightning fast speed, one of the amazing parts about the Elegant Themes service is that it is only $39 per year. You would pay that or much more for one premium theme found elsewhere. This is an incredible price. Those other sites give no guarantee that their themes will have adequate documentation. If you want access to a ton of great themes for a reasonable price, Elegant Themes is a service you shouldn’t pass up.
So what are you waiting for? Upgrade your WordPress Sites with Elegant Themes now!