Review: Remix Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

April 2, 2013 · 32 comments

by Lars

WP Remix Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

WP Remix Theme has certainly positioned itself as one the most customizable and feature-rich </span>WordPress themes available. Unlike the majority of premium WordPress Themes WP Remix Theme is not aimed primarily at blogging but offers a wide selection of building blocks turning WordPress into a CMS for building enterprise class websites. WP Remix lets you pick and choose what you want from the available building blocks and allows you to design your pages using it’s custom layout editor and more than 50 predefined page themes.


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WP Remix Theme turns WordPress into a powerful CMS

WP Remix theme just might be the most innovative and unique toolkit for WordPress ever created. It has been created as a theme for WordPress but really it is much more. WP Remix enhance the WordPress back-end in a way that makes it much simpler to create unique page layouts. This is done from a large set of predefined themes and this way WP Remix effectively gives WordPress quite powerful CMS capabilities. You may not consider this non-blogging style as typical usage of WordPress but lately it has become more and more common to use it as a CMS for websites. If you where not aware of this and would like to see examples to be inspired you can check out these posts.

WP Remix Theme has a clean and simple layout that makes it simple to customize. Check out the WP Remix Showcase page to see some of the many different sites it supports.

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

As most people you will not understand the capabilities if WP Remix until they have tried it out or until they have seen demo site. It will be instantly clear for you that this is not just another typical theme for WordPress. The demo site cover all the features and layouts of the theme and this makes it really simple to fx. check out the available home page layouts to figure out which one fits your needs best. Browsing through the demo will make you realise that WP Remix is in fact a design kit for WordPress providing all the features listed below:

  • 10 different home page layouts: regardless of if you need a storefront, blog, video site, newspaper/magazine theme, service statement or static corporate layout
  • Traditional WordPress blog layout: Besides all the other features WP Remix offers one of the best blog themes available with all the features a demanding blogger will need.

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

  • Feature list layouts: WP Remix has page templates with professional grade icon sets and layouts that can be very useful for creating product specification lists etc.
  • User profile layout: A dedicated page layout that effectively organizes photos and bios of your staff.
  • 5 Gallery and Portfolio layouts: Display images, thumbnail style, with or without captions in five unique ways, including a “portfolio” setup making this theme interesting for  photographers and graphic designers.

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

  • Testimonials layout: Any business service can benefit from customer testimonials. With WP Remix you can present testimonials easily the right way: each testimonial is pre-formatted with CSS to fit the template you’ve seen on professionally designed sites, featuring quotes and call-out boxes.
  • Tabbed navigation layouts: WP Remix lets you organize your content on a page using tabs in a very simple way.
  • Smart drop-down menus: WP Remix provides a truly dynamic drop-down menus that go multiple levels deep and keeps track on the active page. This is a key enhancement on top if the regular WordPress meny.

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

  • FAQs layouts: Your frequently asked questions page will be simple to create and yet look right. Click a FAQ, and it will sink down, revealing the answer. Simply click it again to contract back up – this feature may be useful for any type of content.
  • 5 e-Commerce site page layouts: Five unique “product gallery” layouts serve up five different ways to present products to your customers, complete with “submit” and/or “more info” buttons, taking you to expanded information pages.

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

  • Hierarchical layouts: WP Remix allow you to set separate templates for home page to main page to sub-main page to sub-sub-main page and so forth. For each page you will be able to select between 6 sidebar templates.
  • Plan comparisons layouts: Most web-based software offerings and hosting companies offer different variants of their products. A well known example is the that compare “basic, silver, gold” packages, with green checkmarks or dots highlighting the features that are included. With WP Remix you can create comparison lists quite simple.

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

  • Process Step layout: Process Step pages can be useful to communicate a process to users.
  • 2, 3 or no-column layouts: WP Remix makes it simple to configure if a page should have column(s) or not. This is one of the features that would be useful out of the box in wordpress and that most premium themes are lacking.

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

Administration Area has been improved to support CMS features

WP Remix has its own visual editor: once you install WP Remix, you’ll be able to visit a special control panel within your WordPress administration area, in which you can fine tune individual pages of your WP Remix driven website. Here’s a feature list for WP Remix:

  • WYSIWYG editor: WP Remix has an expanded code editor. It allows you to drop in code from predefined layouts that would otherwise have to be manually typed.
  • Over 50 themes included in a single package: Inside WP Remix there are so many themes that you can pick and choose from, customize, edit and tweak to fit your content. Flexibility is what describes WP Remix best!

Review: WP Remix Premium Theme Turning WordPress into a CMS

  • Inline code: If you’re into Javascript and PHP, WP Remix included WYSIWYG panel allow you to drop code into your pages.
  • Modules: WP Remix has its own module interface. With this feature, you can install modules into WP Remix fx. shopping cart and dynamic photo gallery. As a member, you’ll have access to more modules, especially as new ones are developed on a regular basis! One of the modules that may be interesting to check out is the Magazine Module providing 5 unique Magazine styles for WP Remix.

Check out the WP Remix Theme Demo!

Try out WP Remix Theme’s features and options, online

Whether you’re a small business owner, blogger, affiliate marketer, freelance designer etc. WP Remix’s wide selection of layouts and features will make it fit your needs and it is certainly a worth considering enhancement of the very popular and feature rich WordPress system.

If you want to see more themes with great design and features I recommend this article: 60 Best WordPress Themes Showcase

{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

the traveler December 13, 2011 at 2:53 pm

It was stunning to see that the user forum for technical support has virtually no content.

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calling February 1, 2011 at 2:32 pm

I would like to suggest that you all review Preation’s Eden Platform CMS. Eden allows anyone to update their website and optimize it for the search engines on their own. We believe that this solution is very important to small businesses because most of them cannot afford search engine optimization services from traditional consultants.

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Lars February 1, 2011 at 11:47 pm

Thanks for the tip. I’ll consider it for sure!

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military boots October 26, 2010 at 4:31 am

Awesome theme.

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MassimoUA October 25, 2010 at 11:29 pm

I need wp theme about building

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Nevaeh Green October 6, 2010 at 12:56 pm

small business are great for start-up ventures to know if the market is good.~’

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Skye Ridgebear August 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm

We really appreciate what you write about here. I try and come back to your blog every day so keep up the good work!

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Greg July 19, 2010 at 1:06 am

I think you made a mistake in the headline of this post. It should’ve been called a Walkthrough or Tutorial, not a Review, as you don’t actually give any useful information.

I could’ve read their site to get this information.

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Phil March 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

Agreed. I’d like to see an updated article with pros and cons as well as competitive comparisons.

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business review July 10, 2010 at 3:51 am

It’s all about business, who play on internet world doing business with make money online. keep your spirit friends

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tripwire team July 10, 2010 at 9:16 am

Agreed it is a land of opportunities and one just have to do it…results will come eventually!

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personals sites June 17, 2010 at 10:48 am

i like your blog and article.thanks and bookmark it

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Whole House Water Filter June 13, 2010 at 1:16 pm

For me the jury is still out on the WP Remix premium theme. I’ve read both good and bad about the theme so I will have check it out further to see if it’s something I want to purchase.

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miaoling June 11, 2010 at 8:00 am

No doubt WP Remix is a great product, it will help to setup your website in a short time, rather than building templates all by yourself. However, beware of bad customer service support. If you are a novice in CSS, and ask questions in their support forum, you will be disciplined by the moderator, which is kind of insane, and end up you may not want to ask questions anymore. For those who are thinking of buying, think twice especially if you think you will need their support.

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Kristan Mossman June 4, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Wow… Really interesting post!
Have a lovely day!

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Ryan Kettler February 10, 2010 at 4:36 pm

WP Remix seems like a great CMS. Thank you for the review! It doesn’t seem like Remix can help you with SEO.

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psdxhtmlycss February 9, 2010 at 11:50 am

It seems a great theme

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