WordPress is a great platform that offers a wide range of themes and plugins to build aesthetically appealing and dynamic websites. It allows you to choose from free themes (costing $0) or a collection of premium themes (costing hundreds of dollars). But when it comes to building a quality WordPress theme, premium themes are usually preferred over free themes since they are well coded and offer latest updates every now and then.
The introduction of the concept of premium themes has given birth to premium theme providers who create quality WordPress themes with outstanding features. However, among various premium theme providers, MyThemeShop has caught my as well as other WordPress users’ attention.
MyThemeShop is one of the leading WordPress themes and plugins providers that currently has more than 121 themes and plugins. They build themes designed especially for businesses, e-stores, news, magazines, writers and bloggers. Thanks to its huge collections of free and premium themes and plugins, MyThemeShop is a one-stop solution for all your WordPress needs.
SEO-optimization, improved ad revenues, 100% fully responsive theme, fast web page loading and efficient and clean code are some of the key selling points of the themes offered by this theme provider.
However, with a wide range of theme shops available out there, competing for your money, it certainly is difficult to choose a particular theme for your website. So to assist you in making the right decision for your website here is our review of MyThemeShop.
The primary features you can expect from MyThemeShop’s themes:
While the 78 themes from MyThemeShop offers an array of features, there are certain features that are shared by every theme and assist in defining their products.
Following are the primary features you can expect from every theme available in the MyThemeShop theme directory:
1. Mobile-Friendly and Fully Responsive Design Layouts:
The evolution of new devices every so often has made a responsive design more a necessity than a trend. MyThemeShop offers remarkable responsive designs that make your website look presentable on almost every Internet-enabled device.
2. One-Click Installation and Configuration
MyThemeShop is well aware of the fact that not every user is technically sound and skilled. Therefore, they design every theme with one-click installation and setup feature to enable non-technical users to install and configure themes as per their requisites.
3. Design Optimized For Speed
Speed is one of the important factors that contribute to the success of a website. Each theme is optimized for speed to reduce web page loading time and improve user engagement.
4. SEO-friendly Features, Design, and Code
The themes and plugins are designed in accordance with W3C standards and thus offers neat and clean coding. Moreover, the themes have been decked out with a plethora of outstanding features and capabilities that outclass the competition in regards to search engine optimization.
5. Documentation, Video Tutorials, Support, and Updates
The support and updates offers to the users of MyShopTheme is ample and differs according to the level of membership you have availed. Free theme and plugin users are often provided with video tutorials, documentation, knowledge base, and substantial FAQ section. However, a premium theme and plugin users get constant support and lifetime updates.
6. Easy Customization
The amount of customization offered in every theme is rather astonishing. Every aspect of a theme and plugin can be easily customized in myriad ways including location, transparency, effect, color, size etc., thanks to an advanced and powerful Theme Options Panel feature integrated into each theme.
Overview of MyThemeShop
For MyThemeShop users, a support system is available for around-the-clock support through emails and support forum. They have a team of professionals who are always happy to help if you ever come across any problem with a theme or a plugin. This support forum can be used whenever you encounter a problem and you can expect a courteous response within an hour.
Our ratings: 4/5
Ease of Use:
All the themes and plugins offered by MyThemeShop comes with one-click installation and set up which lets you configure your theme and/or plugin with a single click. Also, these themes are equipped with theme options panel which allows you to customize the look and feel of your website without ever touching a single line of code.
Our ratings: 3.5/5
MyThemeShop allows you to choose a plan depending on your needs and budget. It basically comes with two major plans – single theme plan (perfect for start-ups) available at $47 or $19 per year and extended membership (perfect for businesses and developers) at $167 per year. A single theme plan gives you access to one theme but with lifetime free updates and support which is quite a deal keeping in mind the cost of an average WordPress premium theme.
Our ratings: 4/5
The theme offers endless layout possibilities with a plethora of amazing and resourceful features that come at no cost. Various basic functionalities such as responsiveness, SEO-optimized, speed optimization, and customization and advanced features like the social-friendly website, integrated image slider and beautiful typography make MyThemeShop’s themes and plugins extremely useful and effective to use.
Our ratings: 4/5
Each theme is integrated with amazing functionality to make it stand out from the rest. Unlimited color options, industry-leading options panel, unlimited background options, amazing inbuilt ad management etc. improve the webmaster as well as user experience on your MyThemeShop’s theme-powered website. Also, thanks to beginner-friendly shortcodes, you no longer have to know how to make changes in the code to merely add a big call-to-action button.
Our ratings: 5/5
What We Liked from MyThemeShop?
- A perfect option for non-technical users since it enables you to design your whole website with utmost functionality without having to write a single line of code.
- Regardless of the type of theme or plugin you are looking for, it provides a plethora of options to choose from
- MyThemeShop offers constant support and help to its users
- Also offers helpful documentation as well as video tutorials to make it easy and convenient for the users to set up a website
What We Didn’t Like?
- Lack the functionality of multipurpose theme
- Certain themes have the same look and feel
MyThemeShop is a reliable WordPress theme and plugin provider that provides visually appealing, customizable and highly functional themes and plugins. Their WordPress theme directory is full of amazing themes that can be used to create a variety of websites. Starting from just $47, MyThemeShop is a great option for those who do not have a low budget.
If you have ever used MyThemeShop, you can share your experience and reviews with us and our audience in the comments section below.
About The Reviewer
Marie Thomas is a renowned web development professional who works with Wordsuccor Ltd., a leading Custom WordPress Theme Development Company with a global reach. She is a passionate blogger who loves to write and share everything about WordPress and new web design technologies.