Catalyst Theme Review
Catalyst wordpress themes offers you the Dynamik Child theme which has over 800 design options that anyone can make use of, from beginners to expert wordpress website designers making it one of the most flexible and easiest wordpress themes to use. You can even make your own custom child theme which is a mouse click away. Using Dynamik Child theme and Catalyst framework you can easily create custom child themes by using the 800+ Dynamik design options, if you have any custom CSS you can also add this and fill in a few fields, and with a single click you can download and export your freshly created child theme.
Another cool thing I like about Catalyst wordpress themes is that you have unlimited custom layouts, hook boxes and widgets. This lets you create multiple layouts and you are no longer limited to a single layout and sidebar widgets. You can easily mix and match layouts, sidebars, and widgets as you deem fit.
Did you know that Catalyst has a feature that writes custom codes for you? Yes it does and it is a custom CSS building tool that lets both expert and beginner website developers take total control over the elements of their website.
Of course when making a website for a company or yourself, you also need to consider the marketing side of things. And with Catalyst it is made even easier because it provides a full set of SEO options such as in-post and in-page title, descriptions, keywords and Meta control and not to mention that the codes are very beautiful and clean to look at which by the way search engines love.
Here are also some of the awesome features that Catalyst wordpress theme:
- Page Templates from Powerful to simply essential
- Image Uploader Built into the Dynamik Child Theme
- Easily Add Your Own Custom Favicon & Avatar To Your Site
- Built-In Custom Widgets: Excerpt Widget, Author Bio Widget, Ad Widget and a PHP Text Widget
- Full Import/Export of ALL your Catalyst and Dynamik Options
- Comprehensive Documentation that’s built right into the Theme Options
- A Pure Framework Filled With Hooks & Filters Galore
- Fully Compatible With WordPress MU (Multi-Site)
Now that we’ve covered Catalyst WordPress theme’s features let’s move on to what people have to say about it. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of positive feedbacks on Catalyst wordpress theme simply because it is so easy to use and beginners can literally start from scratch and build a website from the ground up. You can easily create multiple pages with different layouts such as landing pages, sales, and squeeze pages. You can even have different headers on different pages and posts, how sweet is that?
But of course Catalyst wordpress theme has its downsides such as custom layout builder is a bit clumsy for some users. It requires more steps than it should but it does outperform Builder theme in this aspect. Another thing that a few people noticed about Catalyst is that some of the skins are not that attractive. But this can be easily remedied by customizing your website to suit your needs.