I was researching themes available for paid download when I found Impreza, a WordPress theme especially designed for showcasing and other cataloguing purposes. I have come across other such themes with different features and structures of their own but this one stands apart on various counts.
After critically analysing the theme’s various specifications I came to a conclusion that the slightly high price tag of $58 was justified as this theme has too much too offer all at the same place.
Layout and structure
While going around the live preview of the theme I found it to be quite engaging. It has genuine high resolution graphics and does not have any clutter as is the problem with many similar themes. The elements are well spaced so much so that they do not appear clogged but still provide you with the space to provide complete information. The whole ensemble looks neat and is poised to offer an engaging user experience.
The slider on the landing page was particularly impressive as it is quite extensive and offers the user a greater scope of showcasing and presenting with more detail and information on every slide without generating any clutter.
There are an innumerable number of features which this theme offers and discussing all of them won’t be very useful although there are some which deserve special mention.
The theme is extremely customizable. It has 4 header layouts to choose from and over 600 available fonts. The number of predefined skins is 20 and the colour combinations are as exhaustive and infinite as is your imagination. This is a great advantage which is generally not the case with other paid themes where there are limited colour combinations.
There are two premium plugins included in Impreza: Visual Composer and Slider Revolution. Customers don’t have to pay $28 for Visual Composer and $18 for Slider Revolution. So Impreza saves $46 for each customer.
There are a host of other impressive features like Woo Commerce support, SEO optimized code, Translation Readiness and more.
There are two possible ways to install this theme. One via FTP and the other via the WordPress theme upload function. Both the methods are fairly quick if you have a good internet connection and the entire process is hassle-free.
This is one area where the theme stands out, winning on all fronts. It is extremely flexible in many ways. We have already seen how customizable it is but apart from that it also has other options which make it even more modifiable and user-specific. It has advanced portfolio options which can assist you with creating custom databases for different product-lines.
It has interesting animation tools which can help you with making your content more interactive and attractive to the users. Apart from that it is bbPress compatible, has unlimited sidebars and woo commerce to integrate any transaction mechanisms if you want to.
The support here is visible right after you install the theme as the first demo can be loaded with just one click. The updating mechanism is also simplified as you can register on themeforest.net and your credentials will then onwards spawn automatic updates at regular time intervals.
Also the support and updates are 100% free with all the problems regarding the theme being handled by the creators at themeforest.net who are quick and informative in their response. The customer satisfaction over this theme has mostly positives and thus adds to the credibility of the theme all the more.
The stand-out point here is the way they have enhanced their elements in order to maintain the graphic quality across all devices. The Parallax background feature also has extended dimensions to continue working when the device is changed.
Thus, they have refined their retina readiness which comes out as a USP for this theme.
Conclusively, I would say that spending $58 over this theme is cost effective. This is because you certainly take down the $30 you would have paid for licensing elsewhere. That brings down the net cost of theme to $28. Evaluating all the features, options and flexibility offered by the theme against the net price, I will say that it is quite a bargain.
If you are looking for themes to showcase your product-lines which may range from needle stocks or daily use products to mega events or business to business products, then this theme with its umpteen features will solve all your problems.
1) Responsiveness is ability of page layouts to work correctly on all devices, from large monitors to mobile phones.
2) Retina ready means that all elements enhanced for Retina displays, so they look clean and sharp on gadgets with high resolution displays.
Did you use Impreza theme, how was your experience please share with us. If you have any more questions before buying this theme, you can free to ask your queries.