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!

EMMET WORDPRESS THEME FOR BUSINESS


EMMET
WORDPRESS THEME FOR BUSINESS
“EMMET IS THE BEST THEME FOR YOUR WEBSITE ON
WORDPRESS!”
Today,
we have a jewel for you–
the Emmet WordPress Theme by MotoPress.
It is a multipurpose theme that includes the ability to integrate BBpress for a
forum and WooCommerce for your ecommerce/shopping cart capabilities. This theme
is idea for an individual or small company that runs a technology-related or
type website. However, anyone can customize this theme to fit his or her needs
so it is not limited to only someone who runs a tech blog. So what makes this
Emmet WordPress theme a theme that you would want to buy?
Why
EMMET?
fThis
day and age there are drag and drop website platforms like Wix, Weebly, and
Squarespace that allow you to design a website without having any knowledge of
coding. The drawback from using those platforms is that you cannot migrate or
export the content to another platform like Joomla, Drupal, or WordPress. You
will pretty much have to start from scratch.
For
a few years now, developers have realized that people want to be able to use a
platform like WordPress to develop websites easily and efficiently while
maintaining a well-coded site in the event of wanting to migrate the site.
Developers have embraced the concept of allowing users to edit websites on the
front-end or back-end of WordPress with various plugins. These plugins allow
the user to create layouts and drag modules into the layout without touching
any code. Emmet will allow the user to make changes without having to touch any
code at all. See why below.
So
what makes Emmet a must-have template?
We
will mention some of the features that we think will make you want to try
Emmet.

WordPress
Customizer

 

The WordPress customizer allows the
user to make changes in the “Customize” section of the WordPress
Theme. The user will be able to select between various header and footer styles
and change the text to those areas in addition to title text. These changes are
made instantly once you save them. You as the designer will not have to leave
the customizer to see any of the changes.

Responsive
Design

In
the age of the smartphone, you will want to ensure that your website can and
will adapt to any device on the market. Whether you are using a smartphone,
your tablet, or desktop computer, the Emmet WordPress Theme is built to be
responsive on any device. This will bring you peace of mind to know that your
site is in compliance with Google’s mobile friendly SEO guidelines.

MotoPress
Content Plugin

 

Included
with the theme is the MotoPress Content Editor plugin. It allows you to design
your site on the front end. You can drop and drag modules such as a countdown
timer, buttons, text, images sliders, layouts, YouTube videos, and more into
sections of the page of the theme. All you have to do is drag a module on the
page and it will let you know where the module can be placed. This is another
great addition to have in this theme. If you wish to use the plugin on multiple
sites, you can do so. We will post links at the end of the various price
options you have.

BBPRESS
Plugin

What
better way to engage your audience than allowing them to make posts in the
forums. The BBPress integrates well with the Emmet Theme so you really do not
have to make any changes unless you need or want to. Allowing users to build a
community on your site will drive more traffic to your website and will help
you in the search engines.

WooCommerce
Plugin


The
WooCommerce plugin is a very popular ecommerce plugin that allows owners of
websites to sell items on their website. One of the issues most users have with
other templates is poor integration with the theme. The Emmet theme and the
WooCommerce work together to bring the user a seamless user experience. You
will be selling items in no time. For more advanced features that can be added
to WooCommerce,
click here.
FINAL
THOUGHTS
When we came across the Emmet
WordPress Theme, I knew I had to share this with my readers. It is one of my
top themes that I would recommend to anyone who needs a simple and fluid design
website with all the bells and whistles. You cannot go wrong with a responsive
designed website that has a content editor plugin, forum and ecommerce
integration (via plugin installation). To top things off, you will be delighted
to know that there is
documentation available
to help you get the theme installed and customized the way you want it.
9/10
EASE
OF USE
8/10
THEME
INSTALLATION
85%
OVE