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IsOne, Metro Inspired WordPress WooCommerce Theme

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IsOne – The Woocommerce WordPress site

IsOne – The Woocommerce WordPress site

I’ll say this much, IsOne and it’s creator 7uptheme sure do have a lot of confidence, moxie, chutzpah if you will.  You really have to be confident when you come in at a price of $69 for a relatively straightforward eCommerce theme.  Let’s see just what exactly you get for all that money.

Most of all, let’s see if it’s worth it.

So, IsOne isn’t a typical WooCommerce shop theme, it began it’s life as a Presta Shop theme, though it’s been adapted to WordPress.  I’m not sure how that’s going to work out for 7upthemes, but we’ll see.  That right there sets it apart from a lot of themes.  If you feel like you’ve wandered too far into the desert talking about Presta Shop, you may be more into the familiar territory of WordPress.  If you are interested in that, we’ve gathered up a collection of WooCommerce themes here.

The more I’m looking at the theme maker’s history, the more I see some red flags here.

First of all, I’m not actually sure this theme *did* start as a Presta Shop theme.  They’ve simply copied and pasted their theme description from another theme that actually *was* a Presta Shop theme.  It’s not even the same theme, the other one was called SeShop.

SeShop theme is a modern, clean and professional Prestashop theme, it comes with a lot of useful and unique features and unlimited variations. SeShop theme is fully responsive, it looks stunning on all types of screens and devices.

It is super for fashion shop, digital shop, games shop, food shop, devices shop, household appliances shop or any other categories. Easy install with great documentation.

Hmmm, that’s an issue.  Not to read too much into this, but that’s a lack of attention to detail.  When that’s the first thing you see, what else is going to be wrong with this theme?  Honestly?

I mean, I do like the design, it’s a modern look, the navigation is highly visual and all that, but look at some of these ratings on ThemeForest, these are for other themes by 7upthemes, not for IsOne itself.

Alo Shop 3.04 rating and it’s going to cost you $89 for a license.  Handy Shop and Lucky Shop rate 3.25 and 3.20 respectively and each one costs $79.  How about this one, Fashion Store rates a paltry 2.0 ovrall.  granted, that’s just 4 ratings, but three of those ratings scored it a 1 out of 5.  That’s probably the worst I’ve ever seen.  Cost?  $79.

The support looks, frankly, spotty. It’s a shame, these guys are elite authors on ThemeForest, so it’s surprising that they don’t bring the goods a little more than they do.  Perhaps those ultra-low ratings are a rejection of the price of the themes?  I sort of doubt that, to be honest.  There appears to be a recurring issue with these themes having issues with Visual Composer.  I really think Visual Composer is being way overused at this point.

It’s a crutch.

I see no evidence to the contrary when I hear about compatibility issues between basically everything that 7upthemes has made and Visual Composer.

Yeah, I don’t know.  The design itself looks great, sort of got a metro style thing going on.  I guess if you can support a theme by yourself basically, then maybe this theme would be worth it?  I certainly wouldn’t recommend the theme to a WordPress beginner.  Here’s another thought.  IsOne is priced at $69 per license.  If those themes above, the ones with the terrible ratings are priced even higher…what does that say about the quality of IsOne?  I’m not sure I can really recommend this theme.

Here are a couple similar WooCommerce themes I would recommend.  Elitaro.  Splash.

Welp, that’s it for now.  We’ll be back soon with more great WordPress theme reviews.

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NRG Network

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NRG Network BuddyPress and bbPress community theme

Social networking sites only work if they are user-friendly, attractively designed, and have plenty of positive traits that people want. When you choose the NRG Network theme in conjunction with the powerful WordPress plugins BuddyPress and bbPress, you can deliver on every promise. Site visitors can sign up easily with a new user name and password or by using their Facebook account. BuddyPress offers many specific addons so you can customize your website to be the perfect solution for either a diverse group of socializers or a unique niche group.

Packaged with NRG Network theme is Visual Composer, the ultimate drag and drop page builder plugin that usually comes with a premium cost. Revolution Slider is another premium option that allows you to create dynamic slideshows with attention-grabbing graphics or videos. If you do not wish to build site pages from scratch, NRG comes complete with a collection of pre-made templates to help you launch your new social network more quickly.

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Bounce BuddyPress WP Template

Companies, freelancers, and other professional who want to create a social community or network for their industry or niche should consider the Bounce theme. It integrates smoothly with both bbPress and BuddyPress on any WordPress site. Every bit of the backend power is handled by these plugins, but the design elements and features come from Bounce. Customize the home page to suit your particular needs. Copy and paste shortcodes to add unique content blocks or capabilities. Choose from one of the seven attractive color schemes included with this theme.

For flexibility and professional style, the Bounce WordPress theme offers everything you need for bbPress and BuddyPress social platform creation. It offers truly flexible and completely responsive styling.  This unique design focuses on helping people make new friends and send messages, the notifications look good and sending out messages has never been easier.  If you want to take full advantage of BuddyPress, it’s best to select a theme that is specifically designed to take advantage of all of the wonderful features that this free plugin has to offer.

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Plexus

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Plexus WordPress BuddyPress theme

Many BuddyPress-specific themes do not integrate well with WordPress Multisite, but Plexus was developed to do just that. Even if your goal is not a website network, the Plexus theme still provides everything you could want. Its unique design will push your site to the forefront of visitors’ minds as they appreciate the clean, stylish, and user-friendly look and feel. Although it appeals straight out of the box, site owners can also do a huge number of customizations and edits to build a unique style. Any site built with the Plexus Buddypress theme offers retina-ready graphics and responsive layout options.

Other premium plugins packaged with the Plexus WP theme include the user-friendly Visual Composer drag and drop page builder and Layer Slider, which helps you create stunning slideshows on any page. A ton of eye-catching elements and content blocks can be arranged however you like to properly display your information and graphics. All of these features and the seamless integration with BuddyPress social networking and bbPress message board community addons make the Plexus theme a grand solution for anyone with an ambitious project to complete.

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