LiquidIO Presents – Hygge Blog, eCommerce, Flat, WooCommerce

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Hygge – An Independent Editorial Magazine & Blog Theme with Shop WordPress Theme Reviews

Okay, we’re back with another great looking, responsive Bootstrap based theme by TommusRhodus.  They’re one of my favorite developers since their stuff is clean, well coded and simple to use.  Kwoon is another one of their themes, just for reference.

This multipurpose theme has WooCommerce support, it’s a Visual Composer theme and it’s coded to perfection.  There are three different icon sets included, multiple single and multi-page demos, Disqus is well supported, a variety of blog and portfolio pages are available, so you can craft a site like you want it to look.

Multiple languages are supported, whether you’re building a single page site or multi pages is more what you’re after.  Flat design, simple, grid layouts, perfect for magazines or personal blogs, this theme is a really great one and I recommend it heartily.

Infinitely Customisable

All elements that you see in the demo are what’s possible to work with and more, but you’re not bound by our demos! Mix and match elements from the different demos to create the pages you need and let your creativity run wild!

Hygge – Multipurpose Responsive WordPress Theme

Hygge is a flat and responsive WordPress Theme with a clean and professional design which will be a great solution for your business, portfolio, blog or any other purpose website. Hygge was built with awesome Twitter Bootstrap v3 and it loads of page builder elements pages with unlimited color options. Since it is responsive, the layout will adapt to different screen sizes which will make your website be compatible with any device such as smart phones, tablets or desktop computers.

Hygge – Main Features

WooCommerce Support – Hygge supports WooCommerce, we’ve baked in beautiful styling for it, and custom goodies like a beautiful AJAX updating cart icon in the header, neat!

Custom Image Cropping – Sick of not being able to choose the crop area of your featured images? Not in Hygge, you have total control of where your featured images crop.

Visual Composer Included, Free! – Everyone’s favourite page builder included.

Loads of Custom Page Builder Elements & Counting! – The page builder in Hygge comes packed full of features that are totally customisable, to extend that we’ve hand designed and coded another load of elements for the page builder, just for Hygge! Full blog feeds, portfolio feeds, carousels, you name it! Best of all, each element is totally customisable, show only certain categories in a page, define background images, everything!

Parallax Background Image Sections – You can set parallax background images on a section by section basis when building your pages. Anything is possible.

Custom Logos – Hygge lets you set a custom logo, retina logo, and even a logo for the WP Login screen, all with a few clicks in our beautiful live preview theme options. Even our theme options let you see your theme changes in real time!

Unlimited Colour Schemes – Hygge gives you full control over the theme colours, using our live preview theme options you can change all the colours in the theme.

One Click Demo Data Installer – With my custom wordpress data importer, your site can be up and running like my demo site in seconds.

WPML Support – Full multilingual support is baked right into Hygge! Full .po file available for more simple translations also.

Gravity Forms & Contact Form 7 Support – Hygge is totally ready for Gravity Forms straight out of the box, start building the forms you need straight away. If you’d prefer a free contact form builder, we also support Contact Form 7 in Hygge!

1, 2, 3 or 4 columns footer – It’s all up to you! the theme will respond to how you’re using the footer widgets areas and build the columns with no extra work from you!

Built in sharing – We’ve built beautifully styled sharing buttons right into the theme, share your content with style.

500+ Icons – Beautiful, retina ready icons at your disposal, use them all over the theme, they look beautiful on mobile devices too!

Blog Layouts – Grid Blog, Classic Blog and all again with a sidebar. You’ve got 6 different blog layouts to choose from, and with the included page builder, you can even change this on a page by page basis! Want one layout for one category, and other layout for another category, no problem!

Portfolio Post Type Layouts – Pick a post format, pick a post layout, mix and match to make a portfolio post that truly suits your content. Feature images, gallery, sound cloud, video, anything you need! then let your users share it with our beautiful sharing buttons.

Child theme included! – To make life easier I’ve included a basic child theme for you to install. Get your modifications going even faster!

5* Support, All From the Developer – I run all my own support, so you’re guaranteed a great & quick answer to your theme usage or setup question.

So, there you go, the review of Hygge.  What do you think about it?

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WordPress Themes Smarty, Flat and Beautiful WordPress WooCommerce Theme Bootstrap, Flat, WooCommerce

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Hello Smarty.

That’s a great looking flat theme from DisGoGo, a talented theme maker from Romania.  Smarty is a nice looking, flat WordPress theme that’s WooCommerce ready, it’s WPML compatible for easy translations, built on Bootstrap code for great reliability and flexibility.

That’s just smart.

With exactly 500 downloads as of December 1st, 2017, Smarty also boasts of a 4.43 rating, which is solid.  This responsive theme uses the native WordPress theme customizer to allow for great levels of custom looks, styles, options and more.  You don’t need a fancy proprietary editing system and you absolutely don’t need to learn how to code to get the most out of Smarty.

The theme’s develope says this with regard to Smarty.

Smarty is a professional business, portfolio and eCommerce theme for WordPress built with Bootstrap and powered by Visual Composer. The theme design is flat and simple with vibrant colors and custom modules specially created for easy content management. The primary colors used are green, blue and grey specially chosen because of their visual influence on the user and their contribution to a better browsing and shopping experience. The shop module is powered by the well known WooCommerce plugin.

As for some of those reviews, yeah, they’re mainly positive.

really good and flexible theme. There are plenty of options to customise and support from author works really well

smartingonzalez

Good review, to the point and fair.

I’ve checked on the comments and it looks like this theme is still very well supported, which is nice.  A lot of developers seem to all but abandon their themes after a while, but Smarty is still going strong.

Well documented and cleanly coded, Smarty is a great looking business theme, eCommerce is a breeze with WooCommerce, for all kinds of creative services, this theme could be a great fit.  Creative studios love Smarty.  Smarty is also perfect for photography portfolios, so take your pick and make things happen.

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WordPress Themes Alfie, Clean Bootstrap Based Responsive Business Theme Bootstrap, Business, Flat

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Alfie is probably the best example of a flat Bootstrap theme I’ve yet seen.  Coming correct with either a boxed layout or a full width design, Alfie is also perfectly responsive on either version, meaning your content will look superb, no matter the device your readers use to access your website.  Clean, totally valid HTML5 and CSS3 code, retina colors and icons, tons of sliders, amazing support: Alfie brings a lot to the table.

Alfie has a bunch of YouTube tutorial videos available, which can be very helpful for beginners to get cracking on building their website.  There’s also the dummy content, which allows you to set up shop quickly and efficiently.  What’s more, this Bootstrap powered WP theme uses the simplest of typography setups, Google fonts, to let you change the typography any time you feel like it.

Revolution Slider is included, there are tons of shortcodes and even a shortcode generator for making more.  You’re not limited to one background color either, anything goes with Alfie.  Best of all, the theme options panel is incredibly easy to use, user friendly and there’s next to nothing that can’t be changed at your whim.

So, that’s the basic rundown of Alfie.  What do you think about it?  Could be a great solution for all your flat website business needs.

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WordPress Themes UpShot, Clean and Flat WordPress Parallax Theme Flat, Parallax

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Upshot is an a strong, adaptable and intuitive WordPress theme, made to accommodate the requirements of creative professionals and small businesses with plenty of design features and an adaptable layout that is guarantee to please. The theme includes a selection of the most widely used and respected plugins on the marketplace: Revolution Slider, Visual Composer layout builder and Essential Grid.   In the event you have been hunting for a wonderfully lovely, totally responsive parallax WordPress theme using WooCommerce to create an awesome online store and a lively flat layout to go with it, this will be the theme you have been seeking.  The results speak for themselves because with the Upshot theme, it is now possible to have your store and blog up and running, ready to sell products within a couple of minutes.

Here’s what the theme maker has to say about Upshot.

Upshot is an intuitive, flexible and powerful WordPress theme, designed to suit the needs of small businesses and creative professionals. Upshot is built with utility in mind, making your content pop with its ready made layouts. The theme includes the most popular premium plugins on the market: Visual Composer, Revolution Slider and Essential Grid. Using this set of plugins, you can create almost any type of layout, using a drag & drop interface and tons of pre-built elements. Upshot is translation ready and compatible with the WPML plugin.

Upshot is adaptive, dynamic and designed for people who actually need their content to almost jump off the webpage, creative individuals who demand a custom appearing theme and professionals with small or large businesses and amazing products to market will love this theme. The parallax effect a part of it is also, Visual Composer is a large part of what makes this theme seem so amazing, because there is no end to the variety or style of layouts it’s possible to create with Upshot. Using Essential Grid, together with Visual Composer and the cool looking Revolution Slider, every sort of site appearance can be achieved. There are ten flexible, lovely homepage demo websites already pre-built for you to experiment with, but you always have the option to produce your own when not one of them are exactly what you had in mind.

Upshot has amassed a 4.56 rating on ThemeForest with around 350 downloads so far.  The theme’s developer is High Grade and it looks like their support is strong.  All things considered, I’d definitely recommend this theme for any purpose.

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WordPress Themes Kickstart, Web Application Landing Page and Sales Page Theme App, Flat, Tech

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Kickstart App Sales Theme for WordPress

Kickstart is a solid app sales page based on the Genesis Framework. It’s got a beautiful flat design and tons of outstanding features.

Looking for a great theme for your app startup company?  Why not give Kickstart a try?  This lovely little software and applications showcase theme has a tone of features from live customizer to custom headers, multiple widget areas and custom page templates.  It’s also mobile friendly, so it looks fantastic on all devices and all browsers.  Kickstart was made to be a fully functioning WordPress app landing page and informational theme.  It’s good at what it does too.

The Genesis Framework has been around for a few years now and it’s better than ever.  With Genesis, you get the solid coding, fast loading times and tons of features you’d expect from a truly premium theme framework.

For more WordPress app themes, check out this collection.

I love the front page, the information is all right there, the contact form takes center stage and I think it’s going to be a breeze to customize this theme to look exactly how you want it to look.  That’s the power of a simple, straightforward, flat design.

Several page templates are included.  The blog page is a stunner, beautifully crafted with great typography.  There’s an archive page, landing page, columns page, contact page and even a pricing table page.  That’s a lot of custom pages and you can always create more, if you’d like to.  All with that same modern, flat design that I personally like.

More features include the optional slider called Genesis Responsive Slider, though you can opt to use a simple, single image for great impact too.  There’s an intuitive color picker if you decide that you don’t want to stick with the reddish orange color of the demo site.  The blog featured section lets you highlight a single category of blog posts or you can enable the ‘top blog’ widget, to effectively sticky a post at the top of your blog.  There’s plugin support for Gravity Forms and Testimonials by WooThemes, as well as just about any other plugin you can think of.  Background images are fully supported and they can be a great way to increase the appeal of your site and if you’ve got a brick and mortar location, this theme is Google map friendly so you can visually show your location to potential customers.

If you’re looking for an ideal theme to hype your web application, this could very well be it.

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WordPress Themes Rebel, Flat and Stylish WordPress Business Theme Bootstrap, Business, Flat

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Rebel rebel, you tore your dress.  Rebel rebel, your face is a mess!

I’ll tell you what isn’t a mess, the clean and flat style of the Rebel WordPress theme.  This theme is all business, despite claiming that it has a rebellious nature, it’s really pretty squared away and organized.  It’s not minimalist, but it is corporate in style.  It sort of reminds me of this theme.

Based on Bootstrap, boasting a slick drag and drop page builder, full responsiveness, WooCommerce eCommerce shopping system, an ultra clean design and many more great features, I think it’s safe to say Rebel doesn’t live up to it’s name.  Shouldn’t a rebel be a terrible jerk, always going against the norms and mores of society?

Whatever, this theme is still really nice.

Hot tramp, I love you so.

This theme isn’t trampy though.

Here’s what the developer has to say about Rebel.

If You’re looking for theme that can be used for any kind of business site, is easy to use with it’s functional drag & drop page builder and comes with some awesome features – You’re in a good place. Rebel was built on Bootstrap 3, most powerful front-end framework out there, and is fully responsive – looks and works good on tablets and mobile phones. There are over 30 custom Visual Composer blocks built only for this theme. Theme is fully flexible which means all shortcodes/features can be used on pages, posts, custom post pages or widgets. Rebel is also fully compatible and was tested with WPML and qTranslate plugins that can help You with translations.

That all sounds find and dandy, but what about the reviews?  How about a 4.94 overall rating on over 400 sales?  Sounds pretty solid, right?

Then again, it’s a Visual Composer theme, so it could be a bit laggy in the back end and bloated with slow load times in the front end.  It’s a sort of catch-22, the design looks great, but is it functional enough to outweigh the issues of slow load times?  Based on the reviews, I’d say that it is worth it.

I checked the load time on this one, not too bad at all.  Here’s the Pingdom report.

Pingdom speed test Rebel WordPress Theme

So, I think I can recommend this one after all.  Hooray!

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WordPress Themes Milan Pro, Genesis Framework Child Theme for Magazines Flat, Genesis, Magazine

Theme It has posted a review of Milan Pro, Genesis Framework Child Theme for Magazines

Milan WordPress fashionable magazine theme

Looking for more awesome looking magazine themes for WordPress?  Or is it flat WordPress themes you’re interested in?  This theme can also be found in our  collection of Genesis Framework child themes, which is one of the biggest of it’s kind on the internet.

 

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WordPress Themes Qaro, Flat WooCommerce WordPress Theme with Blog Flat, Responsive

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Qaro WordPress Theme - Just another WordPress site

No matter what professional industry you work in, the Qaro WordPress theme can provide the completely responsive structure and high-quality aesthetics required by companies who care about their online image.

That’s because this multipurpose theme is great for nearly any sort of website, from portfolio and business pages to agencies and a lot more.  The flexibility of Qaro is what makes it work well for all kinds of pages.  Fast installations helps you craft a good looking site fast too.

Qaro adapts to your needs and goals with its vast collection of features and elements that are both easy to install and intuitive to utilize to the best of their abilities. If you have no developmental experience, Qaro’s one click installer for demo pages can help you get started correctly. High-class corporate and multiple business possibilities allow you to choose the perfect solution for your company’s success.  Could you use Qaro as a personal WordPress blog theme?  Sure, I don’t see why not?

Veented, with over 13000 total downloads and a near perfect rating overall on ThemeForest, is the developer behind the Qaro theme and they have this to say about their theme.

Qaro is a 100% responsive Multi-Purpose WordPress theme suitable for a wide variety of sites: Corporate, Business, Creative Portfolios, Online Stores and much more! With a One-Click Demo Content Installation feature you will get your site up and running in less than a minute and then easily adjust it to your needs with awesome Visual Composer Page Builder plugin and our very own Theme Appearance Customizer!

Designing a site with the Qaro flat WordPress theme as a base includes the highly user-friendly Visual Composer a drag and drop page builder plug-in. Other premium inclusions are the $80 Revolution Slider and the powerful and popular WooCommerce online store builder. All of these features can be combined as needed to create a powerhouse website that showcases your company and builds a profitable venture online that you and customers will love.  With multiple demo sites at your fingertips, making Qaro look just like you want it to look will be a breeze. All this and more can be included on your professional website from the intuitive and easily understood admin control panel.

With over 600 downloads, Qaro is popular and it’s well received too, with a solid 4.33 ranking on  ThemeForest.

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Sherlock, Multi-Purpose Visual Composer WordPress Theme

Sherlock WordPress Theme Presentation – Flat and Multi-Purpose

Hooray, it’s another Visual Composer theme!  Whoopie!!!  Everybody seems to love Visual Composer because it’s super easy to use, but I think these themes are incredibly trashy.  They suffer from assive amounts of bloat, you can get locked into your theme with very little chance to simply switch to a different theme without losing information or simply breaking your entire website and if you download a theme that has Visual Composer bundled with it, you’re basically at the whims of the theme developer to update their theme with the newest Visual Composer iteration.

That’s not a great thing.

But, sometimes the positives outweigh the negatives and you may find some Visual Composer powered multipurpose themes to be worth the time and effort it takes to get them working properly.  Anyway, that’s neither here nor there, but here…is what the theme’s developer has to say about the Sherlock WordPress theme.

Sherlock is a Creative WordPress Theme with an amazing modern design. Pixel Perfect WordPress Theme built with Visual Composer. You can choose from 170 + Page Templates. Every page is easily to customizable with infinite options given by our Advanced Theme Options Panel. There lot of premium plugins included for free like Revolution Slider and Layer Slider

Well, those are some bloated plugins all around and they’re almost guaranteed to slow your website down.  That’s going to tank your rankings, so I’d suggest you avoid those kinds of WordPress plugins and themes that rely heavily on Visual Composer and other code-bloated tools.

Sherlock is by THEMEPLE, who have quite a few themes available on ThemeForest, many of them are quite popular.  But that’s the trend these days, pile tons of stuff into a theme, bundle it up and sell it for $60 and people think it’s a huge bargain.  And, I suppose it is, until something breaks, that is.

Sherlock is off to a fast start with sales, but I’m a little concerned since one of their last themes, Motive, has gotten absolutely brutalized by reviewers to the tune of a 3.2 overall rating on ThemeForest.  I see a lot of defensiveness an deflection in the comments, sounds like their support forum is lacking and it’s showing with the very, very bad reviews, 20% of reviews have given this theme a 1 star rating and that’s just not acceptable.

Again, that’s for THEMEPLE’s other theme Motive, the Sherlock theme is as yet unrated, though I’m concerned what it’ll be like when it does get a handful of ratings.

If you’re looking for a theme I really do recommend highly, try Mango.  Basically the polar opposite of the Sherlock theme.

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Foundry, Bootstrap Based Flat Business and Blog Theme

This theme is called Foundry, it’s a flat and responsive Bootstrap theme that we first reviewed over a year ago, so we decided to take another look at it.  First, here are some of the various demo thumbnails to get an idea of the different possible looks and styles Foundry has to offer.

Foundry WordPress Theme – The Last Theme You'll Need To Buy(1)

Flexible structure with a powerful framework are the keys to the Foundry WordPress theme’s success, and Tommus Rhodus really delivers with this one. Combine these two essential website building characteristics with a huge number of customization options and an intrinsically high-style and modern aesthetic and you cannot go wrong when it comes to building professional sites. Just as precious metals are forged in a real world foundry, this WP theme offers the chance and ability to forge true internet gold. The theme is modular in design so every content block and elements can be placed precisely where it will give the greatest benefit. It only takes a few minutes of your time to construct a working website with considerable style and functionality. No matter what layout you choose, the flexible and current coding provides fast loading pages that will not eat up your bandwidth.

Foundry WordPress Theme – The Last Theme You'll Need To Buy(2)

Now, what does Tommus Rhodus have to say about Foundry, the theme with over 3500 downloads and a sparkling 4.91 rating on ThemeForest?

Foundry is a versatile, high-performance WordPress Theme boasting an extensive array of styled elements for all occasions using clean, semantic markup and well-structured CSS and LESS that developers love, alongside ease of use and quick page building that clients adore. Foundry will feel right at home on any business website, and excels in portfolio and personal website applications.

Create engaging and alluring landing pages that build trust and confidence through the use of consistent and original design elements.

What you see is exactly what you get… Build in real-time using a vast array of meticulously designed blocks in the outrageously popular Visual Composer Page Builder. Quickly mock up ideas and experiment with layouts in real-time, then save directly in your page with no junk code and no inline style. Choose from a beautiful header and footer for your entire site, or use a different one for each page, your choice. Build one-page sites by easily linking your nav items to sections on the page! Light and dark skins – hit the lights on any section to give your site a different feel with the flick of a switch. Smooth parallax is just one click away – switch parallax on in any section that has an image background.

Because the Foundry WordPress theme is made on Twitter’s amazing Bootstrap framework, every single page can be structurally different and still retain its complete responsiveness for easy viewing on everything the from the largest desktop monitor to the smallest tablet or cell phone. High definition graphics and video will have no problem displaying perfectly on this retina-ready theme. Without complicated processes or code knowledge, your business can forge ahead with the Foundry WP theme.

So, that’s that.  What do you think?  Overall, this one still gets a big thumbs up from me, it’s a really great theme and a strong value at $59, considering all you get for that price.

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