24 May Solopreneur Review – Responsive Blogging Theme From FancyThemes
Finding a good-quality theme free of distractions seems hard anymore. Many themes seem to come filled with coding and design bloat that seems to have no real purpose.
If you’re looking to promote your products and services with high-converting pages, then you need to cut down on this clutter. By simplifying your pages, your readers can focus on your offerings and information, and pay more attention to converting. A great way to do this is by implementing a clean, crisp theme focused on conversions.
Today we are going to take a look at the Solopreneur theme from FancyThemes, a popular WordPress theme provider. Let’s jump right in.
Before we go into too much detail about what the theme can do, let’s first take a look at the pricing structure behind the themes that FancyThemes offers.
It appears that each theme is $59.00, a price which can be reduced if you have the proper discount code at checkout. WPBeginner has a 15% off coupon, allowing you to purchase the theme for about $50, saving yourself around $9.
From what we can tell, FancyThemes doesn’t offer a WordPress theme club membership like other theme providers do, limiting users to purchase each theme individually. This probably doesn’t make a big difference to novice bloggers with only one site, but it may cause agencies to rule out the company as an option for their themes.
For what you get, we have to say, the pricing on this theme is a little steep. There are many other comparable themes that offer similar features for less. If you take a look over at ThemeForest, you will see many others for less that do similar things. While this theme is great, by all means, the price earns it a 9/10, simply because that is a pretty high price for a theme.
Once we take a look into the features of the theme, however, you’ll notice why it costs more. Trust us, take a look at what this thing can do before looking elsewhere. You’ll thanks us for it later.
Now that we’ve gotten the pricing conversation out of the way, let’s dive right in and see what you’re paying for. No matter which version of the plugin you choose, you’ll be delighted to discover just how much this plugin can do.
Solopreneur comes packed with a suite of features that come standard with the theme. These tools are great for bloggers of every kind and offer a diverse range of customization. We’ve highlighted some of the most popular below:
Custom Landing Pages
There are two different types of landing pages that come as standard features of Solopreneur. These two templates allow users to showcase content, highlight promo codes, or better sell products and services. The possibilities are endless, but we can be sure these will be effective.
Solopreneur comes packed with features that allow users to customize their sites. Whether you’re looking to upload a custom logo, change the sitewide color scheme, or even implement simple social media icons, the ability to customize comes standard.
Gone are the days of incompatibility with popular browsers. Solopreneur works with all major browsers, guaranteed, so you can rest assured your content will be served correctly with every page view.
We all know how important mobile-friendly websites are to Google. It is a well-known fact that sites that are mobile friendly rank higher in Google, and may even be penalized if they are not mobile friendly. Well, Solopreneur users have nothing to worry about in regards to this update, as the theme comes with a responsive design that meets even the strictest of mobile-friendly standards.
Solopreneur is not only mobile-friendly but also optimized for SEO, allowing your site to rank higher in search results. The tight code and built-in SEO features allow your content to rank higher in search engines with minimal effort. Forget the SEO plugins, Solopreneur does it all.
While these are just the main features we chose to outline, this theme comes packed with many other features you’ll enjoy. These include tight, high performing code, widgitized sidebars, localization, regular updates, and world-class support.
Because of everything the theme does, we awarded it a 10/10. While the theme doesn’t come with custom shortcodes or schema markup as a standard feature like some others, that’s okay. You really don’t need much else to build a killer site, but if you do, the plugins you need are just a few clicks away.
Reliability & Ease of Use
After installing this theme and logging in, we noticed how easy it was to use. Similar to most other blogging themes, this is easy to customize and use. The user interface is clean and easy to navigate, and incredibly straightforward.
Overall, the user and admin were both in mind when the company designed this theme, and it is not only easy to use but also very easy to navigate and understand. By all standards, unless you’re looking to customize this thing at an HTML or CSS level, you should have absolutely no problem doing so. For that, we give this theme a 10/10 for this category.
The last area we reviewed was the level of support that comes with Solopreneur. From what we found, there’s not a whole lot of documentation that comes with this theme. You can find a few pages on their website, but other than that, you’re kind of on your own.
While this theme is incredibly easy to use, as we outlined above, we know that problems do arise. Unlike MyThemeShop or StudioPress, FancyThemes doesn’t offer a massive resource that features user collaboration and forums. However, they do offer really good one-on-one support via their ticketing system, which is helpful because you can get support directly from the developer rather than look for solutions on your own.
While we wish they offered a bit more, the personalized support should be enough to solve the problems you may run into, but we don’t anticipate problems arising very much simply because the theme is so simple so use. For this, we have to give the theme an 8/10.
As you can tell, Solopreneur is a great theme for bloggers of any type. While it can be tailored towards most blogs, it is especially helpful for online marketers, eCommerce website owners, and bloggers looking to build a loyal readership.
With a suite of such powerful tools at their fingertips, bloggers can expect to enjoy higher conversions and engagement rates. We think this theme is a great addition to any blogger’s toolbox.