BeTheme is one of the most popular WP templates of all time. Muffin Group, the developer of this template, has sold over 215k copies of BeTheme. The template has a good rating of 4.82/5 and it has a great design. The developers have added many features to Be since 2014. They also give their theme users access to several demos. Too many features can make a WP template slower. Well, this is not the case with the BeTheme.
In its initial years, Be’s zip installer file size was around 30 megabytes. Currently, the template’s zip installer file’s size is 6 megabytes. Also, the latest version of the template loads considerably faster than its earlier editions. The WordPress BeTheme ships with Slider Revolution, WPBakery front/back end editor, and Layer Slider plugins. It also includes the Muffin Builder plugin.
- BeTheme features and review
BeTheme features and review
Be WordPress theme supports 7 header styles. It supports custom logos as well as text logos. It includes an option to disable or enable the sticky header.
BeTheme is a great theme to create and showcase portfolios. The template comes with 4 portfolio layouts. You can also create a custom layout with the page builder plugins that ship with BeTheme.
Creating pricing, gallery, about, our team, maintenance, blank, under construction, etc pages is a time-consuming task. If you’re using the Be WordPress template, you don’t have to create these pages. BeTheme ships with 12+ pre-designed pages that are suitable for various types of businesses.
In addition to the pre-designed pages, Be also includes the following custom-built widgets:
- Flickr, tag cloud, Recent comments.
- Recent posts, menu, Revolution Slider.
The above widgets are suitable for blogs. The Slider and Flickr widgets are ideal for business sites.
Layout and skin generator
BeTheme’s layout generator utility enables you to create unique layouts within a few minutes. The template also includes a skin generator tool with which you can quickly create color schemes to use on the website.
This template from Muffin Group allows you to set a different menu/sidebar for each page. You can create and use as many menus/sidebars as you want.
BeTheme is a great theme for the users who want to launch a blog or are looking for business templates with the blog feature built-in. The template supports 3 blog layouts. With VC Composer or the Muffin builder, you can create an attractive homepage for your blog. You can also place the custom Muffin widgets on the sidebar to reduce the blog’s bounce rate and boost page views.
BeTheme supports over 900 Google Fonts. It also allows users to upload and use the fonts saved on the PC.
Translating WordPress themes can be confusing. BeTheme makes the lives of users easy by providing an inbuilt translator tool and the po/mo files of several languages. This utility enables you to translate themes with just a few clicks.
BeTheme has a responsive design. If you want to use a different theme for desktop and mobiles, you can turn off the responsiveness with a click of a button.
Compatibility with popular plugins
BeTheme works like a charm with 1000s of plugins including Contact Form 7, W3 Total Cache, Yoast, bbPress, The Event Calendar, etc.
BeTheme ships with demos of a wedding, astrology, business, personal blog, hotel, tutor, etc websites. You can import the demo content with the Be theme’s importer tool. Once the template imports the demo, you can edit it as per your requirements. The demo installer of BeTheme ensures that you have installed the required plugins. It also enables you to choose the thing you want the installer to install i.e. demo images, theme options, content.
Other important features
- Parallax effect, section scrolling support.
- Mega menus, multiple grid layouts.
- Support for full-width layout.
- A child theme, WooCommerce support.
- Hundreds of vector icons.
- Category/tag page filters.
- Mobile/SEO friendly.
- Breadcrumbs, and social media icons, related posts, and more.
Pricing, updates, and Support
BeTheme costs $59 on ThemeForest.com. To get support, you can either create a new post in the Muffin Group forum or message to the developers through the forum. In either of the two situations, the support team will reply to your question within 24 hours. Muffin Group has promised lifetime free updates to the buyers of its Be WP Theme. BeTheme gets regular updates. The latest update was rolled out this month. When a new update is rolled out for the template or plugins, you can update the outdated items with a single click.
BeTheme is a fast loading multipurpose WordPress theme. It offers 500+ demos that you can use to launch a professional website quickly. It offers 2 page builders (one is premium) and two premium WordPress plugins.