If you’re looking for a clean minimalist solution that wraps snuggly around your content, then Enfold is the perfect solution. It is a really versatile mutlipurpose theme that makes your content stand out and attract visitors’ attention. The good thing about Enfold is that you can set the tone of your site the way you like it – and the theme won’t get in the way. It can be used for a whole myriad of website types – personal, corporate, photography, services, venues and restaurants, photo portfolios… you name it.
The theme comes pre-loaded with a couple of set-ups. The general one is a good all-round option. If you’re a business, you can try out the classic flat design business demo or the edgy start-up demo. For those in the artistic users there’s a nice photography demo and a one-page portfolio demo. If you’re creating a site for a restaurant, cafe or other venue, there are one and a multi-page restaurant demos. There are also a couple of specific use demos: a shop, a wedding site, a personal blog and (most interesting to me) a great coming soon demo.
A Multi-Purpose Theme That’s Easy to Use
I’ve already seen my fair share of multi-purpose themes and the problem that appears most often is the difficulty of initial set-up – some themes have so many admin options that you tend to get lost in them and need a virtual eternity to get everything in place, especially the first time you use a specific theme. With Enfold the story is very different. It has a set of options that give you enough flexibility to set up your site but don’t overwhelm you. And it has a very detailed set of video tutorials to help you get the most out of the theme.
As I already explained, Enfold is a really clean and minimalistic theme. The one thing that will add personality to the page is the choice of accent colors. There are several default options that you can choose from the admin options, but if you’re looking for a more specific hue, you can rely on a color picker that lets you choose the exact color for every theme accent.
The main demo has a really stylish transparent navigation menu that doesn’t get in the way when you scroll. You can set up mouse hover effects to make the experience more dynamic. The theme is also equipped with animated menus and both parallax and video sliders. Overall, it has the newest design trends incorporated throughout the theme.
Enfold comes with a special layout builder called Avia that was built specifically for the theme. It’s really easy to use and makes changing every page of your site a breeze. When you’re setting up layer sliders, you will be pleasantly surprised that there is live preview of your project – thus eliminating the need to tab between the admin and live site to see what you’ve done.
Any changes and customizations you do to the theme itself can be managed with a child theme, so that you won’t lose the tweaks you’ve made when updating the theme.
Enfold comes packed with all the additions we’ve come to expect from multi-purpose themes. It’s compatible with WooCommerce and has EasyCart, so you’re all covered for your e-commerce needs. If you’re doing a multi-language site, you have WPML and RTL support (displaying right-to-left languages). You can also add a forum or bulletin board to your site with bbPress.
You’re also getting automated Schema.org markup that will make your content look great in search engines.
In the large array of multi-purpose themes out there, Enfold stands out with its minimalist design and ease of use. It comes as no surprise that it’s the best rated WordPress theme for 2014/2015 and I believe you’ll be more than happy to work with it.