Name: Elegant Themes
Price: $89 and $249
Owners: Nick Roach
Elegant Themes is my number 1 rated WordPress theme. I use it on quite a few websites I develop and sell. I highly recommend Elegant Themes to anyone looking for a high-quality WordPress theme.
Web designers are always on the lookout for high-quality WordPress themes. If you haven’t already heard of Elegant Themes it’s a matter of time before you will. They have been around for about eight years now. They have a counter on their website and it shows that they have helped almost 450,000 clients worldwide.
However, in this Elegant Themes review, I’m going to show you the pros and cons to using them, an inside look at what their teams are like, how customer support is handled, and lastly their pricing structure.
Now, before I get started I do want to point out that there are some very outdated Elegant Themes reviews out there on the internet. Some of them haven’t been updated in over a year. Their pricing structure isn’t accurate anymore. Furthermore, some of the stuff I read on Elegant Themes is just plain inaccurate. That being said anything I have written about Elegant Themes will be frequently updated to ensure that you’re reading quality content.
Elegant Themes Pros
- Lifetime payment option where you never pay another dime.
- Responsive customer support.
- A trusted name in the WordPress industry.
- 87 themes and five plug-ins.
- Lifetime updates.
- Lightweight clean code.
- Unlimited website usage.
Elegant Themes Cons
- Some themes haven’t been updated for a year.
Who Is Elegant Themes For
Don’t get me wrong the free WordPress themes are great, but when you need support with them sometimes the support isn’t so great. Elegant themes is for any WordPress developer, blogger affiliate marketer web designer, etc. Also, elegant Themes does come with five premium plug-ins that will work with any Theme even if they’re not developed by Elegant Themes.
Elegant Themes WordPress themes are for beginners all the way to the most advanced WordPress users. There are a lot of web developers that only use Elegant Themes developed sites. Also, there are lots of extras which you can purchase from third party sites which were developed exclusively for Divi by Elegant Themes.
What’s Included With Your Elegant Themes Membership
To put it in simple words a whole hell of a lot. Meaning you get 87 themes in 5 WordPress plug-ins with your Elegant Themes membership. Most importantly, support which can pay for itself rather than hiring outside help from a freelancer website.
Now I know the number “87″ looks excellent from a developers standpoint. However, some of these WordPress themes haven’t been updated since 12–06-16. This doesn’t mean that they’re not functional. The developers just put more emphasis on different themes. So let’s start out with Elegant Themes most popular WordPress theme.
Divi by Elegant Themes
Divi is the most popular theme they have created as of date. I do use it a lot of websites I develop. In fact, I’m using Divi on SellWebsite.co, too. I would say it’s safe to say that if this was the only theme you got with your membership it would still be worth it.
Here is a good video that is over 2 hour and 30 minutes on Divi:
Drag & Drop Page Builder
With the evolution of Divi, I have grown to love the page builder since 3.0. In the past years, I was kind of turned off with the page builder because I found it kind of confusing. But, ever since Divi 3.0 their page builder has been completely overhauled, improved, and the front-end editing interface has been a much nice added touch.
In order to build your pages, you’re going to use “modules”. These modules can be anything from bar counters, accordions, call to action, code, comments, contact forms, dividers, email opt-in etc. There are actually 40 different modules with Divi.
Additionally, you can save your layouts which is called your “library”. This is a simple way to develop a look for a homepage, squeeze page, contact page, etc. and then mimic it on other portions of your website. Also, you can use your layouts and export them to other websites so you don’t have to manually do them again and again.
There are also predefined layouts that you can use which have been developed by Elegant Themes. Currently, there are over 20 layouts you can choose from.
How Is Elegant Themes Support
All support with Elegant Themes is taken care of through their support ticket. Meaning, you go to your dashboard and find the correct theme and then start a ticket. Within anywhere from 2 minutes to 1 day, one of their support members will answer your question. Usually, I have found that support is quicker during the week than in on the weekend. During the week I have, I have submitted a ticket and got a response in 2 minutes. However, on the weekend I have waited 1 day for support.
Do make sure that if you have multiple problems you start multiple tickets, rather than putting it on all in one ticket. Over the years I have found this out and Elegant Themes does it so one of their agents can mark a ticket resolved when it’s fixed.
Sometimes you question will leave you with no other option but to have a developer login to your WordPress dashboard. When then is needed you will need to install their support plugin. Then, you will simply provide them with a support token so they can go in and troubleshoot the problem.
Overall, I have been very happy with Elegant Theme’s support over the years. Most of the time I just need custom CSS or some manual code to reorganize a theme the way I want it. Elegant Themes makes it very simple for me and provides me with CSS or code needed to make the required changes.
Elegant Themes Price Tag
Elegant themes has very fair pricing. Meaning whatever budget you’re on they should be able to work for you. If You’re relatively new to the development Industry there’s a good chance you don’t have a lot of start-up money. Here is a look at Elegant Themes pricing structure:
As you can see the yearly plan is only $89. The lifetime access is $249. You can easily upgrade to the lifetime plan and pay a prorated amount if money is tight too. Years ago I did this because about 5 years ago they offered three different plans and I just upgraded my plan ultimately to the lifetime access price.
Lastly, you can always get a refund if you decide Elegant Themes isn’t right for you for up to 30 days.
Overall Elegant Themes is one of my favorite WordPress frameworks. I actually used Divi by elegant themes on the site you’re reading right now. Customer support is very responsive and always helps you. There are lots of Facebook groups where other developers will also help you out.
I really am a fan of one time payments for WordPress themes. I’m in the business of creating websites and selling them for maximum profit. It’s very easy to do that when you have a lifetime payment and get unlimited support. I don’t have to buy a theme for $45 to $99 and then transfer the license over to the customer.
The themes with Elegant Themes are very lightweight, too. Meaning, they are not developed with a lot of complex code that bogs down your website. This helps with your SEO, too which is a major advantage if you’re in the website selling business like I am.
Lastly, I obviously support Elegant Themes and HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who is looking for a quality high-end WordPress theme. For years they have made my job so much easier and I have been able to profit from using them.
I would like to hear from you if you use Elegant Themes. Do you have any questions that were not addressed in this article? Please contribute to this review by rating them at the top of this page or by leaving a comment about your experience with Elegant Themes down below.