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Monstroid 2 WordPress Theme Review

Monstroid 2 WordPress Theme Review



When it comes to movie sequels, they say that the sequel is not always good as the first one. That statement may be true for a movie but when it comes to the Monstroid 2 WordPress Template, it definitely is better than its forefather (foretemplate) the Monstroid WordPress Template. The Monstroid WordPress theme was packed with child themes, cherry plugins and framework, and other features that would take all day to write and name. 
 The Monstroid 2 WordPress Template is packed with many features that you will surely love. In this review, I will show you how to install the theme, my top 3 favorite features, and give our overall impressions of the Monstroid 2 WordPress Template!

Installing Monstroid 2
Installing Monstroid 2 is not difficult at all, but will require that your host server meets requirements to ensure that your website will run efficiently. The parameters that you will want to make sure meet the server requirements are your PHP version, memory limit, and max execution time. Below, I will show you the recommended values you can use to ensure that your new website will run smoothly as possible.
Template Monster recommends using InMotion Hosting. InMotion and Template Monster have a partnership and with that partnership your Monstroid 2 will meet the system information requirements. If you have another hosting company, you can contact your hosting provider and have them change the system parameters for you.
If you are tech nerd like me, you like to bypass the hosting provider and do it yourself. You will need to edit or upload either a PHP5.ini or .user.ini file to your server via a third-party ftp softare like Filezilla. If your access to the Cpanel with your hosting provider you will be able to access the File Manager and also edit or upload the PHP5.ini or .user.ini files. To help expedite the process for you I have provided you the file you will need to upload for your server. You may want to upload both if you are unsure which file your host requires.

Top 3 Features
Monstroid 2 comes  packed with several features that will help you to build website for you or your clients! For a list of all the features, click here. In this review, I will discuss the three top features I love about this theme and why!
GPL LICENSE

The GPL License is huge! Most templates you have to pay for it and then pay a yearly fee to receive updates. With Monstroid 2, you pay a one-time fee and you will receive updates for free! Also, you can use the Monstroid 2 template for any project you are working on! I have seen other builders on the market and they are great products. The only downside is that you have to pay to get updates after a year. Other competitors like Divi does offer a life-time membership for a one-time fee, but with Monstroid 2 offering a $75 price tag with free updates forever is a pretty great deal! I will be doing a Divi vs Monstroid 2 showdown soon!

PLUGINS

Have you ever used a template that had plugins you wish you could use on other projects?The Monstroid 2 is packed with so many plugins that you will be able to use on any project because of the GPL License! That means you will have access to the event calendar, the booking plugin, and much more! Each plugin is fully integrated with Monstroid 2 to give you a seamless experience!

CLEAN CODE

Clean code ensures that your website will run smoothly and is in compliance with the latest design standards that will help with search engine optimization. The code is well-documented to ensure that you know what each piece of code does in the scheme of things. Undocumented code can result in damaging your website.

With Monstroid 2, the template developers pride themeselves with creating a template that has clean code and does not leave alot of shortcodes. If you use the cherry shortcodes you will see those lingering around if you don’t use them in another project.

Having a theme that has clean code gives you peace of mind to know that you can develop a project and migrate or change themes without having to lose all of your content.


 Final Thoughts

Monstroid 2 is definitely a step in the right direction from Monstroid. With the GPL License, you can use Monstroid 2 on various projects and gives you several creative options for your projects. With all the plugins available to you or your project, you will be able to create pretty awesome websites for various clients. There are no limits with Monstroid 2! Because Template Monster developers are committed to this project you will be able to have access to future updates that include new child themes and maintenance updates that will ensure your Monstroid 2 created website is running like it is supposed to!

One thing I would love to see in a future update is front-end editing capabilities! I believe this will put Monstroid 2 on par with the competition! A short-term fix would be to allow users to preview content on the backend before publishing any content to a webpage!

Since we are an affiliate with Template Monster, you can buy the Monstroid 2 template from us for $75. Let us know in the comments if you have tried Monstroid 2! We’d love to hear from you!

Must Have Features for MOTOCMS

MOTOCMS: Must Have Features

For the past two years,
we have been using WordPress as our platform to develop our website. Divi was
the theme used for our design because of its user friendliness and community
support. About two months ago, I decided as chief editor and designer to do a
revamp of our website. I thought I could just backup all my content, clean
install WordPress, and restore from backup. Little did I know that that rookie
mistake would cause me so much pain. I tried configuring my database wp-config
file and making a database that mirrored the original site. I was unsuccessful
in my attempt and pondered for a while about trying something other than
WordPress.
It was a hard decision
to try something new and out of my comfort zone because I’d become comfortable
with using WordPress and designing the site with Divi. There were a few things
that helped me decide to make the move to a new platform. Chris Lema wrote a
piece titled, “
If you
use the Divi theme with WordPress, it better be forever
.” At the time, I thought I’d use Divi for my
website and all of my clients’ websites, but as I got wind of other
alternatives, Chris Lema’s article made sense to me. Divi uses shortcodes that
make it hard to switch to other templates. In most cases, you would have to
redesign your website if you wanted to go outside using Divi (someone please
correct me if this is not the case). After I saw that I’d have to delete all
the shortcode from Divi when I tried using another theme, I decided to try the
Spectrum Business website template by MOTOCMS.
One reason I decided to
go with MOTOCMS is because of its easy drag and drop capabilities and the
quality of their web templates. I was impressed with the number of widgets and
blocks available to build the website I desired for my company. There were also
somethings that the MOTOCMS did not have that I miss having while using
WordPress. I will now tell you the features that I think will be needed for
MOTOCMS templates to give WordPress some serious competition.
Must Have Features
Here are a few features that I think MOTOCMS needs to
implement to really drive sales.
Plugins (Free and Paid)
Plugins are one of the
prized features of WordPress. There are several free options available to users
to bring an enhanced experience to a website. Of course, you run into security
risks by installing at-risk plugins that could cause one to hack into your
site. However, with the community base that WordPress has, you will be able to
find plugins that are recommended by the WordPress community.
MotoCMS does offer an Ecommerce
plugin
for $99 and it has to be
installed by the technical support team. I do understand MOTOCMS’s stance on
doing this is due to security reasons. I do wish the price wasn’t as steep or I
wish they’d offer at least a free lite version of the theme. I do not mind
paying for a plugin but I do think that $99 is too much for one plugin. I do
think that the answer to plugins that MOTOCMS uses widgets. I’d like to see
more widgets available.
Some plugin or widget
features I’d like to be able to see implemented is a booking system to take
appointments,  and the ability to add an author bio at the end of blog
posts. This brings me to my next feature requests below.
More Blogging Features
The current blogging
system in MOTOCMS is okay, but I think that there are more features that could
be added to really make the experience much better. The ability to allow more
than one poster (author) and as noted above the ability to add an author bio at
the end of posts. I do enjoy the features I do have now, but I think that if
more features similar to WordPress were implemented, MOTOCMS would be a viable
alternative to WordPress.
Another feature related
to blogging I’d like to see is the ability to export and import blog posts from
WordPress or Blogger. Currently there is no way to bring in old content from
another blogging platform or export out any posts in the event you need to
switch themes.
Changing Themes
In WordPress, you can
change themes easily. You may have to tweak the new theme and manage the
content, but at least you have the content. With MOTOCMS, I am not sure how you
would migrate or even change themes to maintain content. That is something I’d
like to know how to do (MOTOCMS if you are reading this please leave a comment
🙂 ) I’d like to be able to use the current content with a new MOTOCMS theme.
Hopefully something is in the works!
Final
thoughts on MotoCMS Must Have Features
Don’t get me wrong, I value security over having
certain features. If there is a way to keep my website secure I am all for it,
but I do think that certain features should have been baked into the MOTOCMS
platform. One step would be to add more features to the blogging feature.
MOTOCMS does value the opinion of their users because they allow you to request
new features that may be implemented in a future update. It is my hope that
soon some of the features that users have requested will become a reality. I
really do like this platform and want to use it for years to come. I want
MOTOCMS to have its own identity but I would love to have similar features that
WordPress has. It doesn’t have to be the exact same thing, but something that
will make one who migrates from WordPress to MOTOCMS say: “This experience
is much better than WordPress.”
I do think in the coming months that MOTOCMS will
release some great features. For now I will be patient and stay with my current
MOTOCMS theme. I feel like the moment I go back to WordPress that all the
features I desired in MOTOCMS would come to fruition. In a few months, I will
be able to write an updated version to this blog entry and share all the new
improvements and features that have been implemented. I can only hope right!

Let us know your experiences in the comment
section!

10 Absolutely Amazing and Fresh Templates for your Business

10 Absolutely Amazing and Fresh Templates for your Business

Establishing a new business is a huge step in the right direction. It may be some unusual service, cool online-shop, bookstore or even new ice cream café in your neighborhood. Every idea can become successful if you will work hard enough on it. You have to think through every single detail and all this with huge love and professionalism. And if it’s your first try it’s fine to ask for help and to look up for the best in this field.

In case you came up with some online business concept, it’s logical to find the best online platform for your shop. Can happen that you aren’t really familiar with the magic of creating own websites – the best choice would be picking up a nice template according to your needs, customizing it and taking care of it. Getting a template, basically mean you will get a draft of your website and will have to change it till you are happy with result. 95% of the code and the site has already been written, you just need to clear away the excess marble to show the sculpture underneath. Some CMS(Content Management System) are better adjusted for e-commerce needs. They already have all the needed features and most of them are multi-currency and multi-lingual, what really facilitates the work. Good choices for your e-commerce idea can be PrestaShop, WooComerce or Magento. It’s worth to invest some time in learning more on this topic or just asking for a professional consultation if needed.

It can get a bit complicated to choose between all the awesome e-commerce templates because they are all highly professional, really good looking and perfectly optimized for online business needs. The team of developers and designers of TemplateMonster did its best to satisfy all your possible needs here. Moreover, together will your template you will get skilled support 24/7 and full documentation for every of themes. Want to learn more about TemplateMonster and why choosing it will be one great decision for your business? Check the video bellow for the answer.

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More to the point. Now you can check the collection of carefully handpicked templates and see all the advantages on your own eyes. They all are created in order to provide you with the best possible help in building presence of your business online. Enjoy and don’t forget to check the demos.

imPresta – Multipurpose PrestaShop Theme 

imPresta – Multipurpose PrestaShop Theme

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imPresta – Multipurpose PrestaShop Theme is created to impress your customers. Very colorful, fast and easy in use template, which will keep attention of your visitors for a long time.

Woostroid – Multipurpose WooCommerce Theme

Woostroid - Multipurpose WooCommerce Theme

If your priorities are high speed and user-friendliness – Woostroid – Multipurpose WooCommerce Theme is a great choice for your e-commerce needs.

Fooder – Advanced Pizza Restaurant OpenCart Theme

Fooder - Advanced Pizza Restaurant OpenCart Theme

With this amazing theme all your visitors will easily turn into your loyal customers. Fooder – Advanced Pizza Restaurant OpenCart Theme is well-designed and very fully responsive, what is a huge advantage as you know.

Flower Shop OpenCart Template 

Flower Shop OpenCart Template

Flower Shop OpenCart Template is very beautiful and tender theme for your webpage. Pure design together will powerful features make this template unforgettable.

Handbags Magento 2 Theme 

Handbags Magento 2 Theme

SEO-optimized and highly responsive Handbags Magento 2 Theme will win the hearts of your customers forever.

Sweet Shop Responsive Shopify Theme

Sweet Shop Responsive Shopify Theme

This awesome template will take care of your visitors with its cool design and intuitive navigation. Sweet Shop Responsive Shopify Theme is a right choice for your sweet business.

Mobile Store Magento 2 Theme 

Mobile Store Magento 2 Theme

Mobile Store Magento 2 Theme has clear code and created in the best traditions of web development. Customizing and using of it will be a pure pleasure for you.

Cosmetics Store Responsive OpenCart Template

Cosmetics Store Responsive OpenCart Template

Cosmetics Store Responsive OpenCart Template is one amazing e-commerce decision. Nice design, responsiveness, access to stock photos, multiple product display options and multi-currency make this template a real must-have for your business.

Luxury Glasses Store Responsive Prestashop Theme

Luxury Glasses Store Responsive Prestashop Theme

Luxury Glasses Store Responsive Prestashop Theme incudes 3 pre-made layouts, tons of exclusive modules, 4 color schemes, and even Ajax functionality. Is there still a need in looking for something else?

PrestaShop Multipurpose Responsive Theme 

PrestaShop Multipurpose Responsive Theme

Fully featured PrestaShop Multipurpose Responsive Theme comes with 10 different themes for every purpose. Clean and clear design, responsiveness and professional customer support will be highly helpful in your business needs.

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Summing up

Hope you loved all the templates presented in this collection and even picked one for your future online-shop.

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