If you’ve been looking for a premium WordPress theme to use to build a new website, you’ve almost certainly seen mention of the Enfold theme. Having sold in excess of 100,000 copies at the time of writing, Enfold is one of the best-selling WordPress themes available on Themeforest. A multi-purpose theme launched in 2013, Enfold is suitable for both experienced and inexperienced users alike.
Like most premium WordPress themes, Enfold comes with a series of ready-made demo sites that can be imported and used as a base for your website. There are over 20 different demos, each with pre-built pages and layouts, aimed at saving you time and allowing you to build your site without needing coding skills. Enfold also has its own page-builder which, while maybe not as easy to use as some, allows even inexperienced users to create their own customised page layouts. Much of Enfold is shortcode-based, and this might make life a little tricky if you decide to use a different theme in the future, but that’s something that’s true of a lot of WordPress themes these days.
If you’re thinking of incorporating ecommerce into your website, Enfold is compatible with WooCommerce, the most popular family of ecommerce plugins, so that’s one thing you don’t need to worry about. If you need to create a multi-language website, Enfold is also WPML compatible, as most well-built themes are. If image sliders are important to you, Enfold comes with Layerslider installed, which is one of the better sliders currently available. There are also pre-defined basic colour schemes, which are again aimed at newcomers, providing a quick and easy way of changing your site’s appearance.
Enfold has been around for quite a while now, and is starting to show its age. Many of the other ‘mega’ multi-purpose themes have undergone significant updates over the past year or so and Enfold is long overdue the same treatment. Things that users of themes like Avada can do in seconds still take a lot of fiddling around. It’s by no stretch a bad theme, and absolutely tramples over some of the lesser themes on the market, but it’s dated and a bit less user friendly than its natural competitors.
How to get Enfold?
It depends on your confidence and skill level. When you buy a premium theme, the vendor or author usually gives you a period of free support, which includes help setting it up. If you buy this theme on Themeforest, for example, you get 6 months support. If you want support after the initial 6 months, you have to pay for it. However, if you need help setting a theme up, the best solution is to buy from the author.
If you’re able to set up themes without needing help (or don’t mind Googling for answers to your questions) and don’t mind manually updating your theme a couple of times a year, downloading it from WPDepository makes sense! Don’t forget that subscribers to WPDepository you are able to download any from hundreds of themes and plugins, not just one!