Mythemeshop Reviews: The essence of this review is to tell and show you the full details about them, the pros and cons, examples of live websites and blogs using their WordPress theme templates, how to install the ZIP files, applicable plugins and ten key features why I’m recommending them for any publisher or blogger.
Eight month ago, I designed a brand new website for a client that was based in the United Kingdom ( UK), and the theme I used for the project was Splash ( obtained from MyThemeShop), the name of the website is alexandraburke.co.uk. This is an example of a site built using one of the themes from them ( I’ve built more sites by just using one of their products).
Table of Contents
- Who is Mythemeshop- An Introduction
- Customer Ratings And Testimonials
- Top 10 Features of all Mythemeshop Themes
- 4# Google Adsense Monetization/Ad Management
- 7# Pricing And Installation
- 8# Pros and Cons
- 8# How to install Mythemeshop Themes and the Configurations
- 9# Websites built with Mythemeshop Themes
- 10# List of the themes currently produced
Who is Mythemeshop- An Introduction
MyThemeshop opened their shop for business in April 2011; their main expertise lies in the creation of state of the art premium WordPress themes and plugins with special emphasis for use on any site that is being powered by WP.
As at November 13th, 2016, they have produced an exceptional total of 104 themes and 23 plugins ( both free and premium); and they can be purchased individually or as a total package ( total of 127 products) by taking advantage of their well-discounted value membership option.
Being a specialized team of dedicated programmers, developers and website designers with a valid physical office presence at Libertyville , Illinois, United States of America ( USA), they are well respected in the WP community with a massive well-satisfied customer database of over 286,862 users!! I know that in the year 2016, they will launch much more powerful products into the market.
To me, I call them the best Genesis Theme Framework alternative, due to their speed and great SEO advantages
Customer Ratings And Testimonials
To read and check out the full customer ratings and all reviews, check out their testimonials page
Top 10 Features of all Mythemeshop Themes
Before listing out the features, I recommend you check out the main reasons why they are the perfect choice for your website needs.
- 2# Exceptional Support Services
This Mythemeshop review will not be complete without mentioning this important factor. This is by far the most important features I’m personally enjoying. As a consultant that deals with online clients/building websites, one of the things I do is to simply pick up a theme for my customers without having to disturb myself building a new site from scratch. I understand the importance of having someone watching and looking after you if anything goes wrong.
I’m able to get advice, support, and tons of advice from this great guys whenever I run into any issues. First, they can be reached by:
- Their physical address mentioned earlier above
- They are a registered company in the USA ( this is important; when dealing or buying anything online, make sure you are not dealing with an individual but a registered company, it is very much important to take note of this!!)
- They can also be reached through their 24-hour active contact and support page
- They are present on Facebook , Twitter
- With their support forum , you can quickly resolve any issues in minutes
- Again, they also have helpful video tutorials that you can watch to configure your overall website design.
The above points are some of the important reasons why pitching tent with them will be a good choice.
- 2# Value for Money
This is not a feature, but a thorough fact!!
On reading through their license, you will discover that with a single purchase of any theme, you can use such on countless numbers of websites/blogs that you own. This is unlike what is obtainable when you purchase templates from Themeforest or other premium sellers.
In addition, with the purchase,
- You get complete access to download the Photoshop Files used in the development
- You get to download the demo file ( this is important if you are a newbie; the demo file makes your blog/site to look exactly like the original template. By doing this, it becomes easier for you to edit and start adding your own customization and contents)
- Thirdly, with as low as USD35, you are privileged to download a super powerful template.
This is what I call value for money!!
- 3# Built for Excellent Loading Speed
When Google declared that load speed is now a ranking factor, many savvy internet marketers took that advantage, crossed over to a fast loading server and a non-bloated website design, and you know what? They started outranking their competitors.
Mythemeshop prides itself as one of the fastest WordPress themes out there; of a truth, I’ve tested it and all their themes are far better than X theme and most Genesis themes ( when considering their speeds)
But please note that its important to install W3 total cache plugin to get the maximum benefit!!
There are five main reasons why their themes are damn fast, and the factors are:
- The use of external plugins is totally eliminated. For example, social media sharing plugins, Author Box plugin, floating social media buttons, fixed navigation bar plugins are all cut off because they have been integrated into the overall system
- The coding of the themes are not bloated; they are clean and essentially they are Google friendly
- They have inbuilt typography features; this feature gives you unlimited ideas to customize and design your site the way you want it. And all these are possible without the use of any external plugin for such purpose
- And on the last note, if you run a blog or website and monetize it with Google Adsense, you don’t have to use any plugin for such purpose as it is already inbuilt in it.
- Thirdly, they have vast arrays of plugins they created for their own framework. In other words, their own in-house plugins are well optimized not to make the overall design look bloated. In a nutshell, they are a one-stop shop for anything WP.
However, I am always skeptical whenever a multipurpose theme like these is being mentioned due to the large size, but the overall discovery is that it is extremely fast. Kudos to this wonderful theme!!
4# Google Adsense Monetization/Ad Management
90% of bloggers makes use of Google Adsense as a form of monetization ( See what Google said):
I’ve been into blogging for the past 6 years and I know for sure that majority of bloggers out there relies on Adsense to keep body and soul together. While this is great for newbies, the same Adsense is also being used by big time publishers that make about USD1.2 million a month!!
This is a peculiar feature and Mythemeshop took note of this and made all their themes to be well optimized with high CTR. This is done by:
- Whether you are a newbie or professional publisher/blogger, you don’t have to worry about the technicality of installing the Adsense code on your site
- All that is required is for you to copy your codes and insert in the box provided in the dashboard ( see above picture) at strategic CTR positions viz
- Below Post titles
- Inside the contents ( at chosen paragraphs)
- At the end of the post/page content
- At the sidebars ( idea for the 336 by 280 units)
- This development is not only limited to the use of Adsense, but other third party monetization Ads can also be used.
- The overall advantage is that you can specify when you want the Ad to show and also the number of days it should run. For me , this is one of the killer features that is not present elsewhere!!
- 5# Fully Mobile Responsive and Google Friendly SEO Configurations
Any website or blog that is not mobile responsive i.e. mobile friendly is being penalized by Google. To this effect, it is advisable that your online presence is mobile friendly.
How do you know which theme is mobile friendly? I recommend you use the following tools to check!!
All the 98 themes ( and still counting) being produced by this team of developers and programmers are all mobile responsive. I’ve used and still using them for my chains of blog networks and on client’s site and can beat my chest to this truth.
Another feature worthy of mention is the SEO advantage this template offers. From experience, I am yet to see a theme that beats Genesis child themes in terms of great SEO coding skills and being able to attract natural tons of organic traffic from Google, the only template that does this is Mythemeshop.
For example, they have Schema structure integration in place for all their products and most are inbuilt with excellent review systems. A site coded with professional schema architecture has an organic ranking advantage because search engines find it easy to crawl and access such site easily.
- 6# Presence of Viral Layout With Social Media Buttons
In this Mythemeshop review, one thing that serves as the core hallmark of all Mythemeshop themes; the idea behind this development is that they have already installed all social media sharing buttons for your use and there is no need to install any third party plugins. In fact, one of their themes was used by a blogger and this fellow makes an approximate USD100,000 every week. Read the facts here.
In summary, they have a well-optimized presence of social media sharing buttons at strategic positions.
7# Pricing And Installation
There are three clear options for anyone interested. If you run a single blog or website, you can just settle for $35/theme, however, I usually advise clients or anyone to always settle for the membership package ( at present, it is $139.95) because you have various design options at your fingertips.
For individual bloggers and website publishers, the first option is good but the second option is far better!!
The third option is for WordPress developers and agencies.
Some added benefits:
- If you are a blogger or publisher, you can join their Affiliate programs and start making good money e.g for USD35 sales, you make USD24.50; for USD69, you make affiliate commission of USD48.50 e.t.c; I’m an affiliate and I must confess that the commissions I’m earning are fat!!
- Their WordPress templates are premium, reliable and very much compatible with WP Multi-Site; also compatible with all known browsers.
- Mythemeshop accepts payment through PayPal and if you are in a country where it is not accepted, you can also use 2Checkout
- They take their time in adding just one theme per month
It will be important to also state this; Mythemeshop has vast arrays of free themes ( present here). In essence, if you are low on budget, you can just search and use any of the free templates.
8# Pros and Cons
Find below some discovered pros and cons of using this package:
- Fast and loads easily
- Affordable to buy and use ( it is a cheap premium package at 45USD)
- Language ready translation
- Adsense optimized and ready made
- Neatly coded and schema ready
- Inbuilt rating and review system
- Rich mega menu feature
- Excellent SEO structure
- Professional Parallax scrolling effect
- WPML compatible
- 100% mobile responsive
- Subscription form inbuilt
- Optimized for optimal social media sharing experience
- The price fluctuates; a theme that cost just USD35 in the morning might cost USD49 the afternoon of the same day. I wish they can just stay with one firm and final price.
- Though the SEO structure is superb, however, to get the best out of search engine optimization, is is recommended you install and configure the SEO settings perfectly with SEO Yoast plugin.
- If you buy any theme, it is recommended to always download the demo ZIP. This is needed and will be of help if you are a newbie.
- Sometimes, turning on too many options makes the theme become bloated and heavy
And for the tutorials on installations and configurations
8# How to install Mythemeshop Themes and the Configurations
The following video tutorials are guidelines to help you on the installation of your new purchased templates:
How to Install a WordPress Theme
Watch the below videos!!
For more detailed video tutorials, I recommend you check out their video collections
9# Websites built with Mythemeshop Themes
There are thousands of sites and blogs that are built using templates obtained from this developers:
For example, the sites built with Sociallyviral WordPress themes can be seen here
Sites built with Truepixel WordPress sites can be seen here
10# List of the themes currently produced
As earlier mentioned, they have a current total of 104 themes and 23 plugins ( November 13th, 2016); For an excellent customer satisfaction, their products ( website templates) are grouped under:
- Magazine templates
- Blog Templates
- Woocommerce Templates
- Business Templates
I recently published an extensive list and tutorial about the Top 20 Best Mythemeshop Themes, check it out!!
Examples of their Themes
Summary / Conclusion
- All the templates are both fast and are mobile responsive
- Mythemeshop is a company and from my personal experience so far, their support is top notch and highly professional in approach
- When it comes to helping bloggers increase their earnings, especially Google Adsense; I honestly recommend them because all their themes are specifically Adsense ready.
- They have various ranges of both plugins and themes ( premium and free) that you can use to scale up your blog growth potentials
- The coding is easy and you can customize them with a click of the mouse