Enfold is a popular WordPress theme developed by Kriesi, a premium WordPress theme developer group. The theme is among the top sellers at ThemeForest. In this short overview, I will take you through an overview of the Enfold theme where I will discuss the prominent features, demos, and pricing.
Enfold Theme Overview
Enfold WordPress Theme is the most successful product to come out of Kriesi with more than 200,000 downloads and a perfect 5-star rating on ThemeForest. The theme has been around for seven years, and it has been constantly updated with the last major update coming out on May 26, 2020. In addition, minor maintenance updates are regularly released to fix and manage issues.
Enfold is popular among the WordPress users mainly due to a large number of demos, professional support, plugin integrations, and a drag-and-drop builder that makes sure that every WordPress user, regardless of their skillset can use the theme for their projects. I will be discussing these features in detail later in the review as they are the foundations upon which the Enfold theme has built its reputation and customer base.
Who Should Choose Enfold?
Enfold WordPress theme is for anyone who wants to build complex WordPress websites with multiple sections and pages. The theme is ideal for websites that need to offer great UX and UI elements such as mega menus, widgets, and customizable headers, footers, and sidebars. To give you an implementation example, Enfold is ideal for a portfolio website where you would want to create categories and include multiple image galleries (sortable by name, date, or size) under these categories.
Having said that, if you are building a simple blog website, I wouldn’t suggest you go for the Enfold theme because there are tons of features that you may never use and the theme might be too complex for the project.
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Now that I have gone through the background of the Enfold theme and it’s application scenarios, let’s dive into some of its core features so that you can have the idea of how good this theme is.
Enfold WordPress theme comes with a variety of premade demos that are a great fit for a number of different niches. Once you download the theme, you will find that the theme has multiple demos for business websites, portfolio websites, photography websites, online stores, freelancer websites, and much more.
These demos also make it easier to get started with building your website as they are already packed with all the features you need. All you need to do is download your preferred demo and start creating your website. And that’s not all, developers continue to add more demos to the theme which you can avail without any extra charges. All this means that the time to make the website live considerably shortens and the entire process becomes very streamlined.
With the Enfold theme, you can start building your website easily using its drag and drop website builder. The website builder ensures that you don’t need to write lines of code to add components to the website. This makes Enfold an attractive prospect for novice users who do not (or could not) know much about writing PHP code.
Another top feature of the Enfold WordPress theme is that it comes with more than 20 different language files including German, French, Spanish, Dutch, Japanese, Russian, and Swedish. This feature is especially helpful if you are looking to attract audiences from different parts of the world and want to display country or region-specific content for the audience from the area.
SEO at the Core
The Enfold theme is built on top of strong SEO foundations that includes a clean code base that allows Google to easily crawl the pages and index your site content. Important SEO practices are taken into account and important content such as blog posts are always placed before less important elements such as sidebars. Headlines are also properly structured under H1, H2 and H3 tags to send correct signals to search engine crawlers.
Other than that, the theme doesn’t compromise on performance. Its light code makes your website faster than your competitors and ensures optimized load time that results in lower bounce rates and higher SERPs.
The Theme is also highly responsive which means it adapts seamlessly to any screen size especially mobile devices. The sliders in this theme are also touch-enabled which makes your site look sleek on iPads and similar devices with larger screens.
The theme integrates smoothly with all the popular WordPress plugins and you don’t have to worry about your site breaking down after installing a plugin. You can convert your site into an online store by integrating the WooCommerce plugin with the Enfold theme. The combination of the two results in effective shop management and you can even install more WooCommerce extensions to improve store performance.
Along with this, the theme integrates with WPML, YoastSEO, Gravity Forms, WP Supercache, Akismet, and WooCommerce Bookings.
Documentation and Support
The developers behind the Enfold theme have made issue resolution and theme optimization a breeze by releasing extensive documentation that guides you throughout the installation process and helps you make the best out of this theme.
In addition to this, the Enfold WordPress theme also comes with professional support that will help you with all your theme related problems. Though the support staff is quick to respond, you can always create a thread on their official support forum where more than 12,000 registered members are ready to help you out.
The theme is available on ThemeForest for $59 which includes all the features and demos mentioned on this page, along with regular updates, a theme hosting offer, and 6-month support from Kriesi. This is a one-time fee which means there are no subscription charges or renewal fees.
You can extend theme support to 12 months by paying an extra $17.63. Once your 12 months of support ends, you will have to pay this amount again to renew your support.
The Enfold WordPress theme is one of the best multipurpose WordPress themes you can find on ThemeForest. With an impressive feature set and a host of demos that caters to a wide range of niches, this theme has gained a great reputation among WordPress users in a very short period. So, if you are looking for a complete solution that is not heavy on the pockets either, Enfold is the theme for you.
Note: This article was published in collaboration with Kriesi.
Passionate about technology, entrepreneurship, and marketing, Mansoor Ahmed Khan is in computing since he knows how to type on a keyboard. His daily life is rocked by his family, projects, and his screen. Probably in this order, he likes to be convinced at least. You can reach out to him at [email protected].