TemplateMonster has come up with a new highly versatile WordPress theme called Monstroid. Having its roots in the Cherry Framework 4.0, and bestowed with all its striking features, Monstroid is everything you’ve ever dreamed about, and more. With a host of features, this theme has been designed with the capacity to build many different types of websites. This is done by using the Monstroid child themes, called ‘topics’. The addition of 15 new child themes every month promises limitless possibilities for your site. The theme comes with 23 built-in plugins, providing extensive customization options to choose from.
The Monstroid theme can be purchased from the TemplateMonster website after registering with the website. A confirmation link will then be sent to you through email. Once your order is confirmed, you’ll receive a license key and a ‘Monstroid Wizard’ link. You’ll need to download the Monstroid Wizard plugin from here, upload it to your WordPress dashboard and then use the license key to activate the Monstroid theme. The video tutorial provided by TemplateMonster’s support team makes the installation process easy. After installation, setting up demo content gives the user a clear idea of the things that can be done with the theme.
MotoPress Page Builder
The Monstroid theme comes with a pre-existing page builder tool in the form of the MotoPress Content Editor. Having such a user-friendly interface means that a web page can be built by simply dragging and dropping elements onto one of the available custom layouts. This way, building a page requires zero coding skills.
The Monstroid theme comes with a pack of child themes that are niche specific, so you can select the theme that goes best with your domain. There’s also the additional prospect of receiving more and more new child themes each month, which means endless possibilities with just a single theme.
The Monstroid theme offers 6 different page layout options to choose from for pages, blog posts, portfolio posts, services posts, team posts, and testimonial posts. This means that you can define the required custom layout design for your site. Also, since the layouts are fully responsive, you can stop worrying about your site’s design and focus entirely on its content.
Monstroid offers over 150 variations of Cherry short codes. These short codes help style pages and make content management easy by letting you insert a number of elements into your posts and pages, thereby speeding up the process of web page building.
More and more business sites today are using video backgrounds to offer better user experience to their customers. A video background adds a shade of glamour to your site, which instantly grabs the attention of the user. The Monstroid theme makes it easy to have a video background for your site.
The Monstroid theme has an integrated WooCommerce plugin, which makes it very easy to create an online store. With fully functional product pages and subpages, a built-in shopping cart and an integrated payment gateway, designing a WooCommerce site doesn’t get easier than this!
The Monstroid theme comes with a wide range of pre-installed plugins. Some of these plugins are:
- Akismet, which is used by millions of people to protect their blogs from spams;
- Cherry Blog Layouts, which provides additional blog layouts;
- Cherry Live Chat, which is necessary for supporting the live chat feature;
- Cherry Social, which is a social plugin for WordPress;
- Cherry Mega Menu, which is a mega menu management plugin for WordPress;
- Cherry Rank, which adds rating, likes and view counts for posts and custom post types;
- MailChimp for WordPress Lite, which adds various sign-up methods to your website;
- YITH WooCommerce Compare, which allows you to compare more products with the WooCommerce plugin, through product attributes; and
- YITH WooCommerce Quick View, which allows your users to have a quick look at your products.
What More with Monstroid
The Monstroid theme comes with a set of video tutorials and documentation, which provides ample instructions for end-users.
TemplateMonster provides the users of the Monstroid theme with free lifetime support. Their customer support service can be contacted 24/7, through both chat and email. Users can also ask them queries via the WordPress admin panel.
The users of the Monstroid theme are entitled to free updates, which include bug fixes, new theme releases and other additional functionalities. Monstroid users are notified regularly regarding the available updates, so that they can update their sites at their convenience.
The Monstroid theme is colourful, attractive, and packed with striking features. It can be used to build any kind of website, right from a personal blog to an online portfolio to a WooCommerce store. Its MotoPress Content Editor works very well and is really easy to use. Although TemplateMonster has provided its own Installation Wizard aimed at simplifying the theme experience for beginners, some users might prefer to choose and install select plugins, based on their individual requirements.
The Monstroid theme is priced at $79. This is a one-time fee for a single site license, including free lifetime support and updates. Considering these benefits, the exhaustive features offered by the theme, and the fact that 15 new child themes will be released each month, Monstroid seems to be totally worth its price. It has the potential to be so much more than just another WordPress theme. With time, it could very well become the perfect solution for developers and end-users!
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