Designing a stunning, beautiful WordPress theme would be extremely difficult for someone like myself.
Sure, I would consider my HTML, CSS and PHP skills to be quite good, but there is more to a beautifully designed website than knowing how to code. You also need to have that eye for awesome design, which very few people actually have.
This is what makes Elegant Themes stand out. Eye-catching designs, that will really make your site pop.
Elegant Themes is a WordPress theme club started by developer and designer Nick Roach. It has seen some explosive growth in popularity over the years with over 240,000 members. And the team itself has grown to over 23 dedicated designers, developers and tech support.
One thing that makes Elegant Themes stand out from the rest of the WordPress themes are the designs. Browse around their theme collection and you can see how much effort was put into the design of each of the themes. These themes are beautiful, and not easily replicated by other competitors.
The Best Elegant Themes
Elegant Themes currently offers a total of 87 themes in its extensive portfolio, and they are constantly adding new themes every year. They have themes which fit every style, from blog style themes, business themes, portfolio themes, app themes and others as well.
I recommend that you check out their theme gallery to see if there are some themes you like, but I wanted to highlight 3 of my favorite Elegant Themes below.
Divi is the flagship theme for Elegant themes and version 2.0 was just released in May. It differs from the other Elegant themes by the fact that it offers unparalleled customizability with zero coding required. This is mainly due to its terrific, built-in Page Builder, which is a drag and drop editor that allows you to place any of Divi’s extensive set of modules into a wide variety of layouts.
Divi is super flexible, and can be used to build many different types of sites, from creating sales pages, product sites, eCommerce stores and more. For those of you who want to be able to customize their sites without having to code at all, then Divi will be perfect for you.
You can check out my full Divi review here.
Foxy Theme is an awesome theme that can be used for a variety different purposes. I love the featured slider on the front page which is excellent for highlighting any product you are selling.
Foxy was the first Elegant theme to support high resolution monitors over 960 pixels, which makes it look beautiful on bigger screens. Yet it is also fully responsive so it looks great on your phone and tablets as well.
Foxy also support eCommerce integration out of the box. So you can integrate it with WooCommerce for example very easily and having your online store running with it in no time.
Nexus is my favorite magazine style theme that Elegant Themes offers. It is super stylish and perfect to use for any online news or magazine type sites. The homepage layout is very nice, and the slider does a good job of highlighting featured posts on your site.
I also like the look of the individual pages. Especially the feature image which stretches nicely across the entire width of the page. It really does give the impression of a high quality magazine.
Elegant Themes ePanel
All Elegant Themes come with the standard epanel interface for additional theme customizations. It comes with a General Settings page which lets you do things like add your own logo and favicon, or enable various social media icons.
The Navigation settings let you control your navigation bar and the Layout Settings have some basic options for enabling certain things on your pages, like whether to show comments on your posts and what post info to display.
All in all, I feel that the ePanel is probably the weakest part of the Elegant Themes package. The amount of settings it allows you to change is really basic, so you don’t get as much flexibility as you do with say the Genesis theme framework for example.
Elegant Themes Pricing
Elegant Themes offers 3 different pricing plans. The cheapest option is the Personal plan which is $69 for a yearly subscription. This gives you complete access to all the themes in the Elegant themes library as well as updates and support during the year.
There is also the Developer plan which is $89 a year. This is basically the same as the Personal Plan except you also get access to the full set of Elegant Themes plugins and layered Photoshop files.
This includes the Elegant Page Builder which brings drag and drop functionality to any wordpress theme. It is similar in scope to Thrive Content Builder which I just recently reviewed.
Finally, if you don’t want to pay yearly, then you can always opt to get the Lifetime Plan which gives you everything for a one time fee of $249.
If you are looking for a theme club that can offer you a set of themes that are beautiful and eye catching out of the box, then Elegant Themes might be the perfect fit for you. Especially if you don’t have a lot of interest in doing a lot of custom work to your themes and just want something that works out of the box.
And if you do want some additional flexibility, Divi 2.0 does give you that option as well.
The Elegant Themes library contains themes that will work for every style of site you might want to create. So take some time and browse through their collection to see if there are any that fit your needs.
Have you tried any Elegant Themes on your site before? Let us know in the comments.