In this Divi theme review, we focus on Divi 4 from a WordPress theme perspective! I highly recommend you also read the complementary, in-depth Divi Builder review which covers the Divi page builder plugin. Features of the Divi Theme Simplicity of the Divi Theme The Divi shortcode controversy What’s been so controversial, is the way […]
WordPress Theme Reviews
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Page Builder Framework Review – Bare-bones but Powerful
In this in-depth Page Builder Framework review, we look at the free core theme – and the premium add-on plugin. How does Page Builder Framework compare vs alternatives like Astra, GeneratePress & OceanWP? As the name suggests, Page Builder Framework is a flexible, lean WordPress theme framework, tailor-made for use with page builders like Beaver […]
GeneratePress Review – a Simple & Fast WordPress Theme
In this GeneratePress review, I share my hands-on experience with this lean, fast, page builder friendly WordPress theme. I’m enjoying it a lot and have already made two GeneratePress sites – with a third in the making. They’re good examples of sites you can do with GeneratePress. All three websites were designed 100% from scratch, using […]
Hestia Theme Review – Better than Before
This in-depth Hestia theme review expands on my extensive WordPress theme comparison What’s the Fastest WordPress Theme for Your Page Builder? In that comparison, Hestia didn’t do too well. In fact: it came in last, performance-wise! Fortunately, ThemeIsle (the makers of Hestia) were quick to shoot me an email, wanting to find the cause and […]
The Fastest WordPress Theme for Your Page Builder
To help you find the fastest WordPress theme for your page builder – I’ve tested the most popular themes available: Astra Pro, Hestia Pro, GeneratePress, Genesis, Dynamik, OceanWP, Page Builder Framework, Freelancer – and even the Beaver Builder theme. Enjoy! With WordPress page builder plugins like Beaver Builder, Divi Builder, and Elementor constantly evolving, becoming […]
Dynamik Website Builder Review
This is an updated and revised review of my original Dynamik Website Builder review. Disclaimer: Since I already own and use several other WordPress theme frameworks, I asked Cobalt Apps for a complimentary license, so I could write this review. So in a way, this review has been sponsored by Cobalt Apps. Rest assured though: This review is in no […]
Genesis Framework Review (on Rainmaker Platform)
Note! This is just one of my Rainmaker posts – Be sure you check out everything I’ve written on the New Rainmaker Platform! As you could read in my previous blog post, I recently switched this, my whole website – from being a self-hosted WordPress installation on Media Temple hosting – to Copyblogger’s relatively new Rainmaker Platform. Rainmaker is a remixed WordPress-version, tailor-made for […]
Headway Themes 4 Review – Revised and Twice as Ranty
Update on April 2, 2019: Redirected links to the Headway fork “Blox” to this post instead, as the project seems abandonware. My alternative recommendations below still hold true! Update on February 13, 2018: As a Headway Themes alternative, I still recommend Beaver Builder (as mentioned below). However, while writing my review of Thrive Architect, I felt […]
Headway 3.6 beta – hopefully room for improvement?
The Headway theme holds so much promise. It’s the only theme framework that really does deliver what it says on the box. Using Headway, you can – in real life, not some upbeat marketing fantasy universe – design your own WordPress website, without coding. That’s why I’m such a big fan of Headway and recommend it so […]
The Best WordPress Theme Framework For You: Free Guide!
It’s become more and more clear to me, that many are in doubt about which WordPress theme framework to choose. There are so many, and they all differ vastly from each other. There’s the drag & drop PageLines DMS, there’s the maverick Thesis 2.1, Headway 3 with its innovative Visual Editor, then there’s trusty Genesis now at version […]
PageLines DMS Review – a WordPress Theme Revolution?
PageLines DMS was “secretly rumored” for a while, and some weeks ago, some official info was finally launched. The PageLines team have definitely held their cards close to their chest, in an almost Apple-like top-secret fashion. Probably due to two reasons: 1. To avoid getting ripped off before even entering the market. Andrew Power’s confabulatory blog […]
PageLines DMS is not the only DMS in town!
There’s a new blog post over on the PageLines blog, titled “What is a DMS?” stirring up the imminent launch of PageLines DMS that will début this coming Wednesday. Update 31-7-2013: PageLines DMS review is now online! (but be sure to also read this blog post as well, it contains additional information!) The blog post lists […]
Thesis 2.1 and The Future of DIY Web Design
As most regular followers of my site will know, I was not impressed with the long-awaited release of the Thesis 2.0 theme framework for WordPress. Matt Cutts (Google’s SEO representative) and Sugar Rae Hoffman (a former Thesis evangelist) and many others have also jumped ship after the disastrous Thesis 2 release. Pre-launch, I had high […]
Headway 3.5 Wrappers: Fluid Headers & Footers!
No WordPress theme framework is perfect. And even more true: No WordPress theme framework is perfect for everyone. That said, I overall like the Headway theme more than any other WP theme. It’s flexible, innovative and a huge productivity booster… But alas – it’s not perfect! I have a widescreen monitor… Gimme a widescreen theme […]
WooThemes Canvas WordPress Theme Review
This is a review of the Canvas WordPress theme framework from well-known premium WordPress theme makers WooThemes. A framework is a clean theme, ready for you to skin/customize with your own design preferences. Why use a theme framework? The benefit of a theme framework is that you start from a more or less blank starting […]
Genesis WordPress Theme 2.0 Preview
Version 2.0 of a major WordPress theme framework is always exciting! October 1’st last year, DIYthemes released Thesis 2.0 – which, as you may know; I was sadly quite disappointed with. Luckily I have the Headway theme framework which I love for its drag’n’drop layout editor. But, some people prefer to code the their WordPress […]
PageLines theme framework – Does it beat Headway?
I’m a huge fan of the Headway theme framework, but I’ve been asked by a few readers for my opinion on the PageLines theme framework. I’ve had the chance to work with the PageLines theme for various web design clients during the last couple of years. Both PageLines v. 1.x (branded “PageLines PlatformPro”) as well as […]
Headway Storefront for WooCommerce (review)
Yesterday Headway Themes released Storefront which is a free Headway plugin that elegantly brings full WooCommerce support to Headway. In case you don’t know, WooCommerce is the fastest growing shopping cart plugin for WordPress. Storefront essentially brings together the best of both worlds: Worlds best WordPress theme framework (Headway) + Worlds best WordPress ecommerce plugin […]
Thesis 2 Skins – Where are they?
Ever since Thesis 2 was finally released by DIYthemes aka Chris Pearson in early October 2012, customers have been waiting for the release of the promised, supposed-to-be-bundled, Thesis 2 skins. Namely the Pearsonified skin, and the Social Triggers skin. But these two Thesis 2 skins… Still aren’t available! In my popular (and quite frank) Thesis 2 […]
DIYthemes Thesis 2.0 – Less Than Impressed. Depressed.
Thesis 2 by DIYthemes was vaporware for years. Now that it’s here, I gotta say it sucks! Built for everyone, yet only geeks will be able to figure it out.