Detailed WordPress BeTheme Review – Build sites easier with the 160 + pre-made layouts included
You want to spend less time designing a site, and more time focusing on your content and business, right?
Even though, WordPress is really easy and straightforward content management system for building sites. You will still need to spend plenty of hours configuring it to fit your project.
Not mentioning, figuring out what should be the design and adjusting the site and stuff.
All of this can be easily avoided if you get your own copy of BeTheme WordPress premium Theme.
BeTheme is one of the biggest WordPress themes ever, packed up with 160+ pre-made layouts. Just pick the right demo that fits your industry best, and install it. This will save you tons of time designing the site layout, and save you money if you were considering hiring a professional designer.
In this detailed WordPress BeTheme Review, I will go through all the main benefits and steps for creating an amazing site with this premium theme.
So let’s first see if BeTheme is the right choice for you:
Who is this theme for?
BeTheme is a great solution for WordPress developers or small agencies. Using one of the 160 + pre-made layouts, you can easily transform a blank installation of WordPress into a great looking site in the industry of your clients, hassle free.
Also, I would personally recommend BeTheme to WordPress users that aren’t so tech savvy or haven’t got the time to design their sites. The easy one-click installation process will transform your site, and make it look like a completely custom made site.
Installing WordPress BeTheme
After you grab a copy of BeTheme, the installation process itself is pretty seamless. From inside WordPress dashboard go to Appearance > Themes > Add new. Choose the file from your computer and upload it:
Activate BeTheme when asked:
Well, you have your WordPress running on the new theme, but this will also be prompted you to add a couple of additional plugins. You can’t miss the message were it asks you to add 3 recommended plugins:
Let me add a few words about these plugins:
- Duplicate posts – This plugin allows to clone a post or page or edit it as a new draft. You can clone post/page date, status, excerpt, attachments and use them for new ones to save time.
- Force Regenerate Thumbnails – Allows you to delete all old images size and really regenerate the thumbnails for your image attachments.
- Layer Slider – Premium multi-purpose slider for creating image galleries, content sliders, and mind-blowing slideshows with must-see-effects, even from your WordPress posts and pages.
- Visual Composer – This plugin will turn your WordPress into powerful page builder, allowing you to build any layout you can imagine. In order to use the full functionality of BeTheme, Visual Composer must be active.
How to import one of the 160 + demos?
As I previously mentioned, BeTheme has more than 160 demos, and this number is increasing constantly. In order to use one of them on your WordPress website, you will need to use the BeTheme demo data importer located inside your administrative page:
When you choose import demo, the next drop-down section will ask you which one of the demos you want to add to your site. Since is showing only the name of the demo, without any pictures or examples, you are kind of obligated to visit the official BeTheme page on ThemeForesst again, and choose the demo that will fit your project best:
As you will see, the options are quite a lot and once you pick a design for your WordPress site, simply import it by pressing the button.
The BeTheme demo data importer also allows you to import Content, Options, Widgets and Attachments from the same exact place.
BeTheme is the biggest WordPress theme ever. But what do you get?
160 + Demos included – We already mentioned a couple of times the huge number of demos included in the package of the theme. Using one of these pre-made layouts will save you a lot of time setting the foundations of your site.
Building and making changes on the site – You don’t need to learn how to code to make awesome pages on your WordPress site. Just use Visual Composer plugin coming along in the theme package, or create new unique things with Muffin builder.
Grid – Change the overall layout of your site easily. Right, left sidebar or why not add one for each side.
Headers – With 20 available customizable header styles, you site will not look like anything on the web.
Blog and Portfolio – Choose from Masonry; Classic; Timeline; list to present your content the best possible way.
Other features – powerful admin panel; fully customizable and responsive, built-in mega menus; parallax effect; video background and much more.
Getting started with WordPress BeTheme
In a lot of cases reading the features doesn’t mean much. You have to actually see what are the available options in the admin area. Play around, test the features to see if this is the right theme for your project.
Choosing the right demo from the official page of BeTheme in Themeforest and importing it from the admin area is the first step.
Once this is done, it is time to see what are the available options provided by Muffingroup:
BeTheme options panel can be found inside Appearance > BeTheme Options. The first section is called Global, and it includes 5 more subsections.
Global settings – Like you would normally expect, here you can change the overall layout of the site, add different kinds of logos and a couple of more cool things.
Header and subheader – Classic, Plain, Stack center or left, these are only a few of the scenarios for your header section.
Blog portfolio and shop – Choose what should be the layout on the different sections on your site.
Addons and plugins – Boost elements like parallax, smooth scroll, pretty photo style with the help of addons and premium plugins.
Pick a color for everything
Tailor your WordPress site to fit your design. BeTheme color panel provides you the opportunity to basically change each one of the colors on your site. It’s quite an overwhelming task if you decide to go for it, but still is nice to have that option available. As you will see below, there is a button to change the color for basically everything:
Creating a Landing page on BeTheme WordPress theme
It’s really fun and easy to design new great looking landing page. And to make things even better, BeTheme allows you to choose from Visual Composer or the built-in Muffin Builder.
Activating the Visual Composer is done by pressing Backend/Frontend editor while inside a page:
To turn on Muffin Builder, slide the radio button to On below the WordPress editor, right next to where it says Hide The Content:
This basically disables WordPress editor section and enables the builder. To start adding content and elements on your site press Add section. Inside the section itself Add Wrap and adjust the size of the box by pressing the plus or the minus button:
Click Add item to open the elements menu and pick one:
There are quite a lot of elements you can choose from to create pages. Muffin builder is really easy to use and the end result is really amazing:
Building Blog section with BeTheme
Start this process by selecting first the layout of your blog page, number of posts on a page and etc. from the BeTheme option panel, section Blog (I already mentioned this above).
Now to actually make your content visible and show your posts on a specific page, choose one from the dropdown Blog page. Set how many columns and how long should be the excerpt length:
Finally, your blog page will look something like this:
What is the price of this WordPress theme?
BeTheme regular license cost $59. Definitely worth it, considering the fact that BeTheme is one of the 10 best selling themes in ThemeForest.
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Pros and Cons of WordPress BeTheme
- 160+ pre-made layouts with one click installation.
- Powerful Muffin Builder included.
- 20 available header options.
- Fully customizable.
- SEO optimized.
- Compatible with all browsers.
- You can’t preview the demo inside your admin section. You need to pick one from the official site of the theme before you import it.
- All these options are making the theme a bit too complicated to use.
Be firm, be a scientist, be a hotel, be a farmer. No matter what kind of website you are going to create, BeTheme WordPress theme is making it easier to transform a blank page into your niche site.
All the plugins and available configurations are making this theme a preferable one for people just starting a site and also for ones who don’t know how to create one.
Which of the 160+ BeTheme demos is your favorite? Share with us using the comment box below: