Salient is a beautiful WordPress multipurpose theme that was introduced in 2013 by ThemeNectar. Its userbase stands at 100k+. Its average rating on the ThemeForest marketplace is 4.80/5. Salient is based on responsive design. According to its developers, Salient is SEO friendly. The template was last updated in December 2019. Its current version is 11.0.
Is Salient easy to set up and customize? What features does this WP template from ThemeNectar offers to the users? Here’s our unbiased review of the Salient WP template:
Once you buy the Salient WordPress theme, ThemeForest will give you access to the theme’s zip file. You should download this file and upload it with the WP theme installer tool. Once WP installs the template, you should activate it. Installation takes about a few minutes (uploading, installation, activation), thanks to the easy to use WordPress theme installer utility.
Header and Footer layouts
Salient supports 12 header layouts which makes it a great choice for people who are looking for a template that lets users experiment with different header styles or switch from one style to another with a few clicks of a button. You can choose a header whose logo is aligned to the extreme right or left corner of the navbar or is at the center of the menubar. Salient supports off canvas left/right menubars, and mega/overlay menus. It lets users place widgets on the menubar. The widget will be displayed when the visitor of the website hovers his/her mouse cursor on the menu item.
Unlike many WP themes that support a single blog style, the Salient multi-purpose WP theme supports 6+ blog page styles including the minimal, classic styles. It also offers 3 post styles. Salient supports animated titles, gradient texts, split line headings, and more.
The Salient WP theme ships with 4 icon packs that comprises of 3500+ icons. You can use the icons in buttons, menubars, or any other elements that you think should have an icon.
You can change the font of the page’s h1, h2, h3, h4, link or text with the Salient theme’s live customizer tool or the theme options page. The template from ThemeNectar supports 799+ Google Fonts.
Salient Page Builder
Salient is powered by a customized version of WPBakery page builder tool. WPBakery allows you to design pages for WordPress sites. It works in drag and drop mode and requires no knowledge of HTML, CSS, JS, etc. To design a page, you should select an element and drag it to a row/empty block displayed on a page. Once your design is ready, all you have to do is publish the page. The backbone of WPBakery is its elements. The plugin ships with 40+ customizable elements.
The Salient WP template serves different size images when the page having an image is requested on a mobile device, tablet, or desktop PC. This feature is called “Adaptive Images”. It saves bandwidth and makes the pages load faster than websites that don’t use “Adaptive Images”.
Unlike many themes that offer basic WooCommerce support, Salient provides premium modules such as ajax cart, advanced galleries, product quick view, etc. Salient is 100% compatible with WooCommerce.
Colors play an important role in making a theme look unique. As Salient supports unlimited colors, you can set a background, foreground color of an element/module to the color of your choice.
Animations and demos
Animations displayed by the Salient WP theme are smooth and fast. The template gives users access to several importable demos. As in other multi-purpose WP templates, you can edit/customize the template’s demo.
Masonry image galleries, lightboxes
Masonry gallery is one more feature that makes the Salient WordPress theme stand out from the crowd. This module of the template supports bulk uploads. You can use this module to create a stylish gallery for the portfolio pages or blog posts. Salient supports cascading images, video lightbox, etc.
Salient allows its users to place up to 4 widgets in the footer section of the site. The theme provides an option to change the color scheme of the footer. You can change the color of the copyright text and the footer font in Salient.
Pricing & support
The Salient WP theme costs $60 on ThemeForest.com. Its developer i.e. ThemeNectar offers lifetime free updates to the buyers. The firm also offers 6 months of free support. To get support, you’ll have to raise a ticket. To create a ticket, the ThemeNectar portal web portal will prompt you to enter your Envato/ThemeForest purchase code. Salient’s developers make the tickets users raise public. Thus, if you’re facing some issues with the template, you should first search for the public tickets.
- Easy to set up.
- Fast, responsive, and SEO friendly.
- Several demos and blog post styles.
- Different header styles and support for mega menus.
Salient is a stunning multipurpose WordPress theme. It offers 100s of customization options, several demos, and has a mobile-friendly design.