I don’t like writing negative reviews, but this time a Themeforest seller really made me grab my laptop and type this up. I wanted a new theme for one of my websites, so I researched multipurpose themes.
I have found Evolve, which looked like a nice theme at first glance. But only at first glance.
Let’s start at the documentation. It’s bad english. Simple as that.
The theme control panel is ugly as heck. Fields are out of line, and your layout options are very limited.
Sure you have some typography options, but that is limited only to font type. No font weight or line height. You have to use custom CSS for everything else.
How about speed? It’s terrible. I have plugged it into GtMetrix and it was a mess, around 50-60%. I can’t believe Themeforest let’s this theme be advertized as a premium theme.
And if you made the mistake of buying this theme, don’t forget to turn its SEO features off. For some reason the creator thought that it’s a good idea to use ‘Evolve Multipurpose WordPress Theme’ as the default title instead of let’s guess, the BLOG’S NAME maybe?
I don’t even want to go into details of the bugs on the frontend.
Ohh and on top of it all, it comes with a “free” Visual Composer. Unless you want updates. If you do it’s an additional $36.
You will have to stick with an update notification until the creator of the theme decides to implement the new version of the plugin. How nice!