The market and supply of premium WordPress themes has exploded recently and there are so many new themes arriving all the time. This is still good but finding a really good deal in a crowed market can be a challenge. Personally I’m a great fan of ElegantThemes because they provide some of the best Premium WordPress Themes you can find and still almost give them away compare to the other vendors. Their customers get access to all their 55 themes for only $0.7 per theme. However this is for personal use only and if you are a professional web designer you need the developer license to use the themes unlimited. The developer license is actually one of the areas where ElegantThemes differentiate themselves again by offering a small one time payment to access all themes. One of the latest releases from ElegantThemes is Webly and it is a really interesting and creative Premium WordPress Theme why I’m going to provide a brief review below and here is the preview.
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Webly Premium WordPress Theme comes with different color variations where also the hand-drawn illustration change e.g. blue, black, green and purple. The hand-drawn landscape on the homepage is a fun way to catch the interest of your visitors, but the theme also give the options to toggle the drawing off if it does not suite you. There is a simple and quite standard dropdown menu at the top. Check out the full length home page screenshot below.
Webly Premium WordPress Theme provides some really useful tools for building a cool and attractive home page. There is a featured content multi media slider (below the menu) and a multi-media content bar (shown below). Both allows you to embed images and videos onto your front page and when clicked a sleek light box will appear.
On the pages and posts you will find that the front page design is leveraged giving a good impression. For example the title is embedded into the header area where the featured sliders was in the front page.
For creating truly outstanding content pages Webly offers and amazing arsenal of shortcodes. This makes it possible for anyone, even non-techies, to add really cool and nicely styled elements to the posts and pages. The image below show the result of some of the shortcodes being used.
Standard Theme Features
While look and feel on the user side is important for any website and blog, ease of use and customization is more typically just as important for the webmaster. This is where ElegantThemes have put in a huge effort to make sure their themes have state of the art options pages.
Outstanding theme options
The options panel in ElegantThemes themes is over the top! They created a very user friendly and extremely elegant solution giving you almost unlimited flexibility without the need for coding. I recommend you check out this video to see it in action.