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Bridge is a creative multipurpose WordPress theme made by Qode Interactive that’s packed with prebuilt content and useful features. In fact, Bridge might have the most prebuilt website demos out of all the multipurpose WordPress themes available today. In this Bridge review, we not only look at the demos but also explore the features of this theme to help you decide if it’s the right tool for your website.
Some of the features that we’ll be looking at in our review include the page builder functionality, the customization options, and the user experience of this theme.
By the end of our Bridge review, you’ll know whether or not this theme has everything you need to create the perfect website with WordPress.
About the Multipurpose Bridge WordPress Theme
Bridge is one of the best-selling WordPress themes on sale today. First launched in 2014, it’s been regularly updated to stay modern, keep up with the competition, and include countless useful features.
Available from the popular ThemeForest marketplace, Bridge has racked up over 120,000 sales to date. Not only have so many people bought this theme, but according to their feedback, they’ve been happy with their purchase. At the time of writing, Bridge has an average rating of 4.77 stars out of 5 based on over 5,800 reviews from people who have bought this theme. Therefore, if you’re looking for a theme that’s well established and has been well received, Bridge meets that criteria.
As mentioned, Bridge is a true multipurpose WordPress theme. Due to this, whatever type of website you want to create, from basic blogs and large magazine sites to business websites and online portfolios, Bridge should work well.
With Bridge being suitable for so many projects, it’s a theme that should be on everyone’s shortlist when starting a new WordPress website or refreshing an existing site. But is it the best theme for your project? That’s what this Bridge review will help you decide. So let’s get started by taking a look at some of the best features of this theme.
Bridge WordPress Theme Features
As you might expect from a popular and well-established WordPress theme, Bridge has a very long list of features. You can view them for yourself on the Bridge website. However, to save you time, this section of our Bridge review highlights some of its best features.
Over 400 Website Demos
Perhaps the best reason to choose Bridge is the huge library of pre-built website demos. With so many demos to choose from, you’re sure to find at least one that’s a good match for your website. Thanks to this, you should be able to quickly launch your new site when using Bridge. Also, if you want to create multiple websites or you’re building sites for clients, then having access to so many pre-built demos is sure to come in handy. What differentiates this theme from others is that you can easily combine elements from different demo sites.
Some of the types of websites that you can create with the Bridge demos include:
- Business and corporate websites.
- Designs agencies and creative freelancer sites.
- Personal resume and CV websites.
- Blogs, including personal, travel, lifestyle, and blogs.
- News and magazine sites.
- Online portfolios.
- Listings and directory websites.
- Ecommerce stores and marketplaces.
- Plus many more.
However, that’s not to say that if the type of website you want to create isn’t covered by one of the Bridge demos, this theme isn’t for you. As we’re about to see in this Bridge review, this is a highly flexible theme. Thanks to some great features, it’s relatively easy to create a unique website for your project with Bridge. But before we get to the next section of our review, here’s a quick look at some of the Bridge demos.
Bridge Original Business Demo
The original Bridge demo is a great example of the type of site you can create with this theme. A good choice for business websites, this demo will help you build your brand and promote your services online. Despite being one of the first Bridge demos, it’s been kept up to date to retain its fully modern look.
App Landing Page Demo
If you have a product or service that you want to promote, then this landing page demo can help. Although primarily designed to promote an app, this demo works equally well for physical products, other types of digital downloads, and services. The default homepage layout is packed with useful features to help you convert your visitors into customers, clients, or users.
Design Agency Demo
The interesting appearance of this demo aims to help you promote your creative design agency and its services effectively. The homepage has lots of sections, including a large slider, a portfolio section, and a pricing table. However, you can easily add new sections or remove the existing ones to design your own unique homepage layout.
vCard Demo for Personal Sites
If you need to establish a professional yet stylish online presence, then the Bridge vCard demo is worth checking out. The simple design of this demo should make it easy to add your own content to the templates, hopefully speeding up the process of getting your vCard site online. Templates like the about, portfolio, and contact pages, will give you the opportunity to share your details online.
Individual Layouts and Templates
As well as the complete website demos, Bridge comes with lots of individual layouts and templates for your content. Thanks to this, each time you publish a new post, page, or some other piece of content on your site, you can choose from a wide array of templates.
Bloggers will appreciate the wealth of blog post and archive templates. Among these options are masonry layouts, other types of grid layouts, and fullscreen layout for publishing long-form content. Bridge also comes with templates for custom post types, enabling you to easily publish galleries, quotes, and videos on your blog.
If you’re promoting services or products on your website, the landing page templates are sure to come in handy. Designed to help you communicate your sales message to your visitors, these landing page templates should give you the ability to increase your conversion rates.
As you would expect from a popular multipurpose WordPress theme, Bridge has full page builder functionality. However, unlike some themes of this type, you actually get to choose between using the premium WPBakery Page Builder and Elementor plugins to customize your website.
As the demos have been built using these two tools, you’re not limited to only one page builder. So if you prefer WPBakery Page Builder over Elementor, or vice versa, you can use your choice of tool.
By having access to two powerful page builders, you not only get full creative control over the design of your site, but you can also insert a range of useful elements and modules into your content.
As well as using the page builder tools to customize the Bridge templates and design your own unique layouts, you can also personalize your website in many other ways when using this theme.
First up, you get 10 different header layouts to choose from when setting up your site with Bridge. You can also customize these headers to make your site look even more unique. Display settings for your headers allow you to control their transparency, change the colors, and add extras like a search tool. Applying different headers to specific parts of your site or individual pages is an option too. If you’d rather have a sticky header, enabling one is easy as well.
Controlling the navigation area of your site is straightforward too with Bridge. Thanks to the mega menu feature, you have the option of upgrading your navigation area to include images and other content. This should help you increase engagement with your site via its menus.
Another way that you can customize your website when using Bridge is choosing between a horizontal menu area at the top of your site or having a navigation area on the left-hand side. Again, you can easily control how these two options are implemented. Thanks to the settings, it’s easy to define the width, height, colors, and other display properties for your menu areas.
Bridge is also a theme that can help you launch your own ecommerce store with WordPress. As well as being fully compatible with WooCommerce – the most popular ecommerce toolkit for WordPress – Bridge also has lots of relevant demos and templates.
At the time of writing this Bridge review, there were 57 different online store demos to choose from. Some of the types of products you can promote with these demos include jewelry, clothes, gifts, and many more. However, as before, if there isn’t an ecommerce store demo that a perfect match for your business, you can easily customize the pre-built content to design your own.
Bridge also has some extra ecommerce functionality to help enhance your store. Some examples of these features include a quick view tool that makes it easy for your customers to examine your products and a wish list tool that enables your visitors to save items for later. If you want to provide your customers with an enjoyable shopping experience, as well as make your store look professional, these features can help.
Powerful Slideshow Functionality
Sliders are popular and effective ways to display your content online. If you check out the Bridge demos, you’ll see that many of the designs make great use of sliders. These slideshows have been created using Slider Revolution and LayerSlider, two very popular paid plugins for WordPress. To help you edit the demo slideshows and create your own from scratch, both of these premium plugins are included with Bridge at no extra cost.
Thanks to this, whether you want to publish a video slider on your website, display your portfolio content using the slideshow format, or create sliders for other reasons, you can do so with Bridge and its integrated tools.
Bridge Theme User Experience
It’s great to have lots of features, but a theme must also be easy to use. After all, if you can’t work out how to import the demo content or set up your website, you probably won’t get the results you were hoping for. Thankfully, Bridge is well designed from a user experience perspective.
After activating the theme, the welcome message and dashboard is displayed. From here you can install the required and recommended plugins. Then you can browse the demos and import your preferred option.
Once you’ve imported a demo, you can start editing the pre-built content through the page builder tools. You can also navigate to the Bridge theme options and configure your site through the settings.
Of course, there is lots more you can do with Bridge, but as you can see, getting started is very straightforward. They even have a YouTube channel that covers every aspect of setup, customization, and maintenance of this theme.
Bridge WordPress Theme Pricing Options
As mentioned, Bridge is available from the ThemeForest marketplace where it’s currently one of the best-selling themes there. If you’d like to purchase Bridge, this theme is priced at $59 which is pretty competitive. It’s about the same price as many other best-selling themes, and cheaper than some other popular themes like Divi or those from StudioPress.
When you purchase Bridge, you get lifetime access to theme updates which is very useful as Bridge is regularly updated. You also get 6 months of access to support from the theme developer. However, you can pay around $18 extra to extend this period to 12 months.
Bridge Review Final Thoughts
As you can see, Bridge really can be used to create any type of website with WordPress. Not only do the demos cover a wide range of different website types but there are also multiple versions of each type. So whether you want to launch a portfolio, business website, or a stylish blog, there are lots of options to choose from.
Customization features aren’t lacking either. As our Bridge review has shown, you can customize the pre-built content using the page builder tools. You can also make global changes to your site, such as adjusting the fonts, modifying the header, and controlling the sidebars.
So if you’re looking for a theme that will let you quickly import a complete website demo, or you’d rather create a custom website with WordPress, or you’d like a combination of both options, Bridge has everything you should need.