A product of exceptional standard is not that easy to find. But, if you are aware of the platforms like ThemeForest, getting such a WordPress theme is not that hard either. BeTheme is one of them!
In the age of multipurpose premium themes, BeTheme has taken dozens of strides forward, leaving behind the competitors. Today, we are going to find out what makes this theme, a perfect choice when we have plenty of options to pick from.
It was first made available, three years ago, and since then, managed to get over 60 thousand users. Not an easy number to achieve, isn’t it?
BeTheme Theme Review
Let’s find out what makes BeTheme a perfect product and what are the cons of using it if any.
- The primary highlight of BeTheme is 250+ pre-built Demos which are one-click away from the setup.
- The Demos cover almost every possible niche out there, making it easy to quickly setup a website.
- Visual Composer and Muffin Builder 3, both are onboard to offer Drag & Drop page builder facility.
- It packs a Shortcode generator inside which further helps in developing a particular webpage.
- The background area supports a normal image or a pattern along with videos too.
- An option to upload custom Fonts and change the typography as you like is also onboard.
- There are multiple Google Maps style options available inside, which are again, one-click away from the setup.
Like these, there are hundreds of other features which are part of the package. The sole purpose of a multipurpose theme is to be available for all the niches. And, BeTheme makes its solid presence in style!
SEO and Performance
Regardless to say, SEO compatibility has to be onboard. The developers behind have taken care of the compatibility with most of the SEO norms. While the remaining ones can be added using third-party plugins like Yoast SEO, All in One SEO, etc.
The use of a validated code, and option to change the typography accordingly, further helps in getting better SEO score. The mobile friend layout adds it to the score too.
Coming at the performance, it’s not that easy to achieve above average score for a product like this. It’s loaded with tonnes of features which will definitely add up to the overall weight.
However, the developers behind have managed to still find a way and keep things on the lighter note. Earlier, performance score wasn’t that important but, these days, it is!
With the dedicated layout for smartphones and proper compatibility with mobile phone web browsers, the theme manages to achieve a good score in the performance test. It can be further increased with the use of dedicated third-party plugins like W3 Total Cache or WP Rocket.
The primary attraction of BeTheme is with the design only. It’s not just the available options to customise the basic frame to get a custom look but, it’s the number of pre-built layouts which are available.
With over 250 ready to use Demos, you can’t go wrong with the design anyhow. More than 250 number of design possibilities are already taken care of. And, to add more, Muffin and Visual Composer drag & drop page builders are on board.
Muffin takes care of the Options Panel, which we will talk in the later half, while the Visual Composer is the page builder tool. You can either create a whole website from scratch, by simply dragging and dropping the visual or functional elements. Or, you can use a Demo setup and use the page builder tool to create one or two specific webpages.
It all depends on the requirements but, the tools to make things happen, are available. To see the design part in the action, I’ll suggest checking as many Demos as you can.
No matter what design you pick or develop from scratch, it stays mobile friendly. Yes, responsive and Retina ready!
This particular feature ensures the proper functioning of the complete website on smartphones and tablets. It’s really important these days, as most of the visitors are using those devices instead of traditional PC systems.
Theme Options Panel
BeTheme uses a branded Options Panel, named Muffin. It looks stunning and is designed in a way to keep things easy, especially for the new users.
It can let you configure Header, Menu, Sidebars, Pages, Footer, SEO, Social, Responsive and all other available features. It can even take care of the add-ons and plugins, whichever are part of the main package.
Social media integration can be taken care from inside and you can set the basic rules. The same goes to particular sections like Shop or Portfolio or Blog. You can set their behaviour and keep a proper check on each.
At the end of the day, Muffin Theme Options Panel offers nothing new. Most of the panels look just like this. The panel in question here is well-labelled and well-commented to help the newbies quickly learn navigating inside.
For those who still not find it easy, a proper documentation is loaded in the package. It has an answer to every known question and if you hit an unknown wall, then there is dedicated support from the developers.
What else you need?
Over to You
As we have reached the conclusion part, what do you think of BeTheme now? Isn’t it worthy of the price tag? Isn’t it one of the best multipurpose WordPress theme? Let me know if you disagree in the comment section. Or the reason why you agree!