Monstroid – from TemplateMonster with love
Hi, dear netizens! If you spend as much time on the Internet as I do, you might have heard about the new product recently launched by TemplateMonster. Judging from its description, this WordPress theme should have no analogies among the vast company stock. This fact drew my attention and I decided to test it in action and share my experience with the community.
One of the cool things about Monstroid is that it is one simple solution for all your web design needs. It is really universal and you can build absolutely anything with the theme be it a personal blog or an e-Commerce store. Level of user’s expertise in web development is not that important also. Either naive users or experienced gurus are able to enjoy it to the fullest.
But I promised to tell you what pros I personally found in Monstroid. So, let’s dwell on them.
Monstroid Installation Wizard is really something. It allows you to install all theme components in a few clicks. Theme files are downloaded from the cloud, you just press ‘Next’ button – that’s how it works. What’s also essential here – you can check only the tools and plugins you need for your work and don’t overburden your website with the functional you’ll never use.
Monstroid comes with an assortment of child themes for different business fields. There are 8 of them at the moment, but your inventory will be refilled with 15 brand new themes every month.
145 pre-designed pages are included into the package as well.
With multiple style options you can choose one of four layouts for your website: masonry, flat, grid, masonry flat.
Main theme (coming with a variety of ready-made product pages) as well as child themes can be customized into a WooCommerce store.
Monstroid has a set of unique features that are definitely worth mentioning here.
- With Shortcode Templater you are able to create shortcode templates and edit them.
- Move header and footer elements via drag and drop interface with Static Area Builder.
- Change CSS code without changing the main file with Dynamic CSS. When the option is on, the new code is generated each time.
- CSS Minifier feature minifies and compiles CSS code into a single file. This accelerates the loading speed of your site.
- Create tabs, buttons, sliders, boxes, etc. with a single click. A set of 100+ exclusive shortcodes is available for the purpose.
- MotoPress Slider and Cherry Simple Slider plugins are included into the pack, so you can choose between them.
You get a set of 50+ licensed images which you can use on your website together with Monstroid.
You are able to promote your website via all social networks linking it to your social media profiles thanks to Full Social Integration.
By the way, Monstroid is powered by the fourth version of Cherry Framework. It’s safe to say that Cherry 4 makes Monstroid even user-friendlier, offering the users a whole lot of tools and features that ensures fast and hassle-free customization of any theme. Besides, the backup feature lets you restore the site at any stage of the customization process. So, don’t be afraid to experiment with your website, just backup your changes to be able to come back to the previous settings without harming it.
I won’t list all 23 plugins Monstroid offers its owners. You can read about them in theme’s documentation. The only thing I would like to say that it’s a really good bargain to get a life-time partner with loads of features oriented both on experts and DIY guys, plenty of shortcodes, child themes, free 24/7 lifetime support and updates.
And all these you get for 79$ only!
BTW: Monstroid update 1.0.1. has been already released! The theme becomes better day after day. TemplateMonster’s developers keep their word. Do you think you are ready for Monstroid?