When it comes to multipurpose WordPress themes, there is a lot you can choose from. However here we see yet another player in this race for the most feature-rich and advanced WordPress theme. Monstroid, a WordPress theme on steroids. This is the first big project from the guys at TemplateMonster, a company with more than 13 years experience in the web design market. In this post we’d like to dive deeper into Monstroid and see what makes it special.
First of all Monstroid offers solutions for building WordPress sites for blogs, portfolios and online stores. Both experienced users and beginners, who do not know a thing about coding, will be able to use and customize the theme without any problems. It features a set of 145 pre-designed pages with all possible layouts, interface elements, typography, etc. For those users who like working with Photoshop, Monstroid offers a selection of over 120 PSD files that can be used for creating new projects.
Initially, Monstroid comes loaded with the main theme and four child themes. The main theme offers a full range of tools and features like an advanced Skin Switcher that allows you to change the styles with a single click. At the moment, the theme includes: dark, minimal and flat skins, but they will be constantly upgraded. It is expected that in total, there will be 8 different skins available for use. In addition to that, the theme comes loaded with various style options:
- Masonry flat
For each separate page, you can use any of the given options.
Four child themes are included into the pack. Each of them is designed for a specific business niche: Finance, Education, Portfolio, Interior & Furniture. Each month clients will receive up to 15 new templates that can also be used for building new sites.
All the templates are WooCommerce compatible, so you can easily transform any of them into an online store. In addition to that, Monstroid features a fully functional multipage WooCommerce theme specially designed for users who need to build a professional shop. All you need to do is to rearrange the menu and upload your content.
Purchasing Monstroid you get a unique key that allows using the theme on one domain and two subdomains.
Really Innovative Features
Monstroid is powered by the latest Cherry Framework 4.0 that is completely different from the previous version. The new release will impress you with a set of new, powerful features and tools that ensure an unmatched performance and advanced usability. The redesigned framework allows users and developers to install the theme in a couple of minutes without uploading the sample data. One of the most impressive features of Cherry 4.0 is a fully customizable set of functions. In other words, users can check only those tools they want to have once the theme is installed. Let’s take a look at some of them:
Shortcode Templater – With its help, you will be able to create shortcode templates and edit them in a quick and easy way. This tool innovates the way you’ve been working with shortcodes previously. From now on you are not limited with predefined shortcode templates, and can create your own.
Static Area Builder – Position your header and footer elements however you like. Both header and footer are divided into sections, so called static areas, which you can arrange by dragging and dropping. You can also assign special Bootstrap classes to them and control how they look on different screen resolutions.
Dynamic CSS – Allows users to change CSS code without changing the main file. The tool generates new file every time (only when the option is ON).
СSS minifier – This feature minifies and compiles CSS code into a single file. That results in loading speed boost.
Skin Switcher – The name here is self-explanatory. It’s always cool to be able to change your design with a single click. At the moment you can choose between dark, minimal and flat skins, however this collection will be growing.
Installation Wizard – Wizard helps you install your theme in a matter of minutes. You don’t need to install your theme manually (you could if you’d like to), upload database tables, sample data, install plugins etc. Instead you install a single plugin (Wizard) which does all the job for you. You only have to sit and enjoy the steady flow of the download progress bar.
Theme Backup – Backup all the theme settings right after the installation and restore them any time you want.
Customize Your Site Fast and Easy With a Pack of Powerful Plugins
Monstroid comes loaded with a pack of 23 cool plugins that you get for absolutely no charge when purchasing the theme. Take a look at some of the top-of-the-line plugins:
White label plugin
This tool will be useful for developers as it ensures deep customization of the WP dashboard panel, menus, logos, copyright, etc., to suit specific needs. In this way, you can create less confusing and more branded admin panel.
Built-in Premium MotoPress Editor
Unlike other similar themes that use page builders for customizing and editing, Monstroid features a premium MotoPress editor that makes the process much easier and faster. This plugin allows users to build any website or page by dragging and dropping the elements without changing a single line of code.
Make the content look more attractive and stylish with a variety of stylization options. This plugin allows you to build any kind of slider or gallery and add it to any page.
Over 30+ readymade shortcodes, which can be customized with Shortcode Template Editor.
This plugin allows you to build any kind of portfolio or gallery. It offers a set of powerful features and a range of cool visual effects that will make the images look more attractive.
Turn statistics of the website into various types of charts, including: pie, bar, doughnut and progress bar.
SEO Optimized and Compatible with Popular Plugins
Monstroid is SEO optimized, so it will be ranked high by Google and other search engines. Thanks to a fully responsive design, the theme performs great on mobile devices as well. It is compatible with modern plugins like: bbPress, Yoast, WPML, BuddyPress, etc. As a result, the site becomes more socially integrated, that is also great for traffic growth.
There is much more features of Monstroid. Besides all the features we mentioned above, you get a pack of 50+ licensed images, all the necessary documentation and tutorials for end users. In such way, Monstroid provides the customers with everything necessary for designing a top-notch site even without coding skills.
Another great thing about Monstroid is that it includes a pro 24/7 lifetime support with 2-4 hours response time. In fact, you’ll get a built-in online chat right into your admin panel! You will hardly find the same function in any other theme. In case any issue occurs, contact the support team and the professionals will help you deal with the problem online.