The 7 WordPress theme – What is it about?
The7 WordPress theme has been the most successful WordPress theme in the market until my knowledge. If you are not too fond of the fancy stuff like the Divi Page Builder (which is also complicated for newbies), the 7 meets all your needs. Some details about this theme are provided below.
- Price: $39 – This is really cheap compared to any other multipurpose theme
- Plugins – 6 paid plugins – They provide you with licensed versions of the best 6 plugins that you would need with wordpress
- Demo Content – 20+ complete sites – They provide full demo content for multiple purposes. Just import the demo and change the content
- SEO Optimized – With heavily loaded website as mine, I have been able to maintain a page speed score of 80+
- 850+ theme options – This is overwhelming and quite easy to use
- 250+ page options – This allows a fully customisable design
- LESS based CSS – It compiles the CSS on the go to provide you with optimum CSS content
In this article, I would focus on providing detailed review about all the features that I have received with The 7 theme v4.4. I did not update it to newer versions owing to my comfort. Before I proceed with the review, I would like to convey some really important reasons to use The 7 WordPress theme.
Why use The 7 WordPress Theme?
I have used the theme for over 4 years now. Over the years, I have developed numerous websites using the theme. I have preferred to use The 7 for following reasons:
- Excellent High Quality demo content
- Multi purpose full website demos
- Quick turn around time for freelancers – I usually develop a high quality multi-page dynamic websites in just 2 days with The 7 theme.
- User friendly Visual Builder – Out of all the Visual Builder I have used till date, the WP Bakery visual builder was the one I loved.
- Endless list of Shortcodes – The Visual Builder comes with endless list of shortcodes which simplify creation of various components
- Its Cheap – Believe me. This is the cheapest theme with such premium features.
This said, let’s now begin with the full review of every feature.
Features of The 7 WordPress Theme
Well Organised options panel – 750+ theme options
The 7 theme comes with an organised and isolated theme options menu that allow you a range of configuration. The below image shows this detailed list of options that are provided by the theme
You see that humungous list of options. Each section has its own sub sections to provide you with extensive list of configurations that you could do. You certainly could see the numerous plugins in the list too. The website runs surprisingly smooth even with all of it. The available options are described in brief herein.
Detailed Theme Configuration Options
- Wizard – This menu option is used when you are just beginning to use The7 theme. It takes you through a guided process to allow you to configure the complete theme options step by step.
- Skins – The theme provides you with a set of tried and tested color combinations and backgrounds which are pleasant when viewed. These skins can be used to give your website a new look with just one click!
- Branding – Configure the logos for every position – Header, Footer, Floating header, Mobile Header, Tablet header. Configure the padding, size as well as margin.
- General Appearance – Allows you to configure variety of options like the website max width, divider style, box style, color, background images, background color and others.
- Typography – As the name suggests, it allows you to configure the fonts for the website. It does support all the Google fonts
- Top bar & header – There are two sections at the top of the page in The7 theme. The top bar and navigation bar. This theme options allows you to configure these section. There are 6 different menu layouts with completely customise padding, margins and widgets.
- Page titles – This menu option allows you to configure the Page title display. It allows you to select the page title position, background and breadcrumb display too.
- Side Bar – Configure the side bar layout and background with ease
- Footer & Bottom bar – Flexibility to configure any number of widgets in the footer bar.
- Stripes – Give your website a shaded look with the different stripe options
- Buttons – Style up the buttons with variety of animations and colour styling
- Post Types – Create custom post types easily
- Archives – Customize the page layouts for every blog page – Post page, Archive page & Category page
- Image styling and hovers – Configure the default styling for Images with over 20+ animation styles and layouts
- Share Buttons – No more clumsy social sharing plugins. The7 theme takes care of it. Just configure the required Social Sharing options and get going
- Widget Area – Configure additional widget areas to group the widgets and place them as per your need
- Import Export Options – Your time is important and hence you can
- Theme Update – Manage the theme update installation from here
30+ full demo websites
The demo content basically is a set of pre-designed and developed pages which could be integrated in the WordPress website. With the7, you get the benefit of 30+ fully customizable pre-built dummy websites. The demos can be easily imported with custom data import options as shown in the screen below. The pre-built demos allow you to build excellent High quality websites in record duration. The demos are easily available for demonstration to the client. This makes your work extremely easy and allows you to capture small budget clients too.
To import a Demo website, just go to Tools -> The7 Demo Content as shown below. You can choose to import all the images and attachments as well if required.
Excellent visual builder
The7 theme comes with the best visual builder in the market. The visual builder comes with awesome pre-built components. The visual builder has fully customizable animations and background color,image as well as videos. The visual builder pages are customizable completely in terms of town size, sidebar display and comes with pre-built templates too. It comes with Ultimate add-ons which provide you pre-built components like fancy lists, accordions, tab and others.
Free premium plugins
The7 theme comes packed with premium plugs like Revolution Slider, Convert Plug, Layer Slider and others. These plugins are the best in market and provide your website an incredible modern look. The slider plugins allow you to create a multi layered sliders and provide you with an extensive list of animations for the same.
Overall, the theme is a great buy at the price band of $39. The theme has amazing bundled plugins and has pixel perfect website demos too. If you are looking for a theme that reduces your turn around time and allows you to take care of just the content rather than clumsy designs, this is a must buy for you.