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You is a newly released multi-purpose WordPress theme which has a great selection of demos that cover a range of different websites. In this You theme review, we’ll be taking a look at exactly what this WordPress template can do, to help you decide if it’s the right choice for your website.
Whether you’re creating a blog, a website to promote your business, or an online store, there’s a demo that can be installed in just a few clicks. You’ll also have the ability to customize any of the pre-made content with ease, making the You WordPress theme a truly multi-purpose product.
Who Should Choose the You Theme?
If you are looking for a theme that can be used to create a professional looking WordPress website as easily as possible, then the You theme could be for you. As we’ll soon see, there are a number of website demos to choose from, so if the type of website you are building is covered by one of these demos, or you don’t mind getting creative with a page builder tool, you should definitely consider the You theme from Acoda.
You WordPress Theme Features
As You is a multi-purpose WordPress theme, it joins a category with some very popular products already well established. However, there are still plenty of great reasons to choose this theme, which we will cover now in our You theme review.
You Theme Website Demos
To help you create a range of different websites, as quickly as possible, the You theme provides you with 10 demo websites. These demos cover a range of uses and they can be applied to your website in just a few clicks. Once the demo content has been automatically imported and configured, you can then either simply add your own content, or start customizing the demo as much as needed.
The Classic demo would be a great choice for creating a promotional website with WordPress, whether that’s promoting an agency, your service, or business. This demo features a long home page layout, which includes plenty of different elements.
The You Agency demo has a very creative design that will appeal to anyone who wants to promote their agency or freelance business and get more clients. The Agency demo features a big and bold design and like some of the other You theme demos, it also makes use of “flexi shapes” to add curved and jagged edges to the different elements of each page.
If you have an app or other type software to promote, then the App demo could be just what you need. With a homepage layout that makes it easy to introduce your product, and then additional pages to provide more details, this landing page demo gives you lots of options – all wrapped up in a great design.
One particularly eye-catching feature of the App landing page demo is the 3D transition effect. This effect is used when visitors scroll through the different sections of your landing page. This 3D effect really has to be seen to be appreciated and it’s a feature that will help your website stand out from the competition.
The fitness website demo is perfect for health clubs, gyms, wellness centers, and even individuals working in the fitness industry. By using the fitness demo in its default configuration, you can setup your website with a large introductory image on the homepage, followed by the features or services offered, and a price comparison table to present the different packages. Through the inner pages of the demo, you can provide your visitors with more information about your business.
If you run a fashion blog or manage a clothing or beauty magazine then the Style demo is a great choice. Even if the topic of your website doesn’t fall into those categories, the Style demo could appeal to you if you prefer clean and sleek designs to more busy, feature-rich templates. Thanks to its great selection of features – which we’ll cover in this review – the Style demo would be a good choice for blogs of all shapes and sizes.
As the name suggest, the Restaurant demo has been created for building a website for eateries of all types. The default configuration of this demo features an animated background image on the homepage to help catch the attention of your visitors. After that, you can share your menu with your visitors, display photos of your location, and provide the necessary information on how your potential patrons can find their way to your door.
Stance is the ecommerce demo of the You theme, therefore, if you are planning on building an online shop with WordPress, you should definitely check this one out. In the demo, the store has been set up to sell bikes online, but you can easily add your own content and products through the WordPress user interface. The You theme has been built to work with the number one ecommerce plugin for WordPress and by using WooCommerce, you can create a fully functioning online store with relative ease.
The Barber Shop demo makes use of a one-page homepage layout, allowing your visitors to scroll down the page and find everything they need in a single location. Whether you are creating a website for a barber shop or not, if you want your site to contain all its essential information on the homepage, this demo is ready to go.
The Law demo has just the right type of professional and corporate design you’ll need to promote your service-based business online. With the option of displaying an online form on the homepage, you’ll be able to easily accept inquiries from prospective new clients. Like the other demos of the You theme, you can easily adapt this option to suit your type of business.
The You Foto demo is the perfect option for anyone who wants to publish their portfolio online. Whether that’s a photography, graphic design, or some other visual portfolio, it doesn’t really matter. This portfolio demo has the ability to help you build a creative website, which makes showing off your portfolio in style, very straightforward.
You Theme Page Templates
As well as the great selection of professional demos, the You WordPress theme also includes a useful collection of page templates. These pre-built templates cover the pages commonly found on most websites. Therefore, if you need to create an about page, for example, for your website, then you can simply use one of these templates to help you quickly add a stylish page of this type.
For some of the categories of page templates, you get multiple options to choose from, such as a few different about pages. There’s also a good selection of different content and sidebar layouts to choose from, including full width and multi-column layouts.
The contact us page template includes a form as well as a Google Map that can be used to share the location of your place of business. The coming soon template, with its email collection form, should come in handy for anyone who wants to keep their visitors in the loop while their website is under construction.
There’s also a good selection of single page templates that have been created using the integrated slideshow builder tool.
You Theme Page Builder Tool
If all those website demos and page templates aren’t enough or they don’t quite match your vision, then you’ll be pleased to learn that the Visual Composer page builder tool is included with the You WordPress theme. This commercial plugin adds a drag-and-drop page editor to your website, allowing you to create advanced layouts for your content.
You can then add a wide range of elements to these layouts to create the kind of page designs seen in the You theme demos. You can also use Visual Composer to edit any of the layouts and designs that come with this theme, giving you a great deal of creative freedom over how your site will look, all without the need to edit any code yourself.
With its front-end user interface and point-and-click approach to page creation, Visual Composer is both easy to use and packed with useful features.
You Theme Elements
To help elevate your content and make your website more functional, the You theme includes a number of useful page elements. These elements can be added to your posts and pages to upgrade your content.
Examples of these elements include toggles that can be used to hide your content until it’s needed, tabs for showing more information on a page, and alert boxes to help get your message across.
You’ll also find pricing table elements to help your readers visually compare your offers, a selection of buttons and call to actions, and a range of text effects.
You Theme Portfolio
As well as the portfolio demo, you can easily add a portfolio section to your website no matter which demo you use. The portfolio layout templates cover the most popular options, including a mixture of boxed and full width designs.
The individual portfolio pages allow you to publish relevant information about each item, including the project specifications, and screenshots of the finished work.
You Theme Sliders
The You theme includes a few different slideshow options to help give you more options when it comes to displaying your content. These sliders can be configured in a number of different ways, making them great for a range of different website projects.
The sliders each have interesting effects, such as zooming, 3D scrolling, and color changes, to help them capture the attention of your visitors.
Full Ecommerce Support
As mentioned, the You theme includes a purpose built ecommerce demo for creating an online store with WordPress. However, no matter which demo you choose, you can easily add an online shop to your website.
After activating the WooCommerce plugin, which is included in the theme package, you can start creating product listings for publication on your website. There’s also a robust stock management system to help you keep track of your inventory and automatically calculate shipping rates, taxes, and other aspects of your store.
The basic version of WooCommerce allows you to collect payments via PayPal. Through the large library of WooCommerce add-ons, you can upgrade your store in many different ways.
Other You Theme Features:
As well as all of the above good reasons to choose the You WordPress theme, here are the other features you can make use on your website:
- Unlimited color customization options
- Ajax-loading for seamless page transitions
- Over 700 Google Fonts to make use of
- Selection of blog post templates to choose from
- Fully responsive design for easy access on smartphones and tablets
- Full support for the bbPress social networking plugin
- Social media sharing buttons and custom profile link icons
The recently released You theme is packed with feature and you can view the full list here.
It’s worth pointing out that the You theme has been produced by Acoda – a website developer and designer from the United Kingdom. Acoda already has two successful WordPress themes under his belt, so has a proven record of accomplishment when it comes to creating and supporting this kind of product.
You Theme Pricing Options
The You multi-purpose WordPress theme is available from the ThemeForest marketplace for $59. This price includes lifetime access to product updates and 6 months of access to support from the theme developer. This period of support can be extended for a further 6 months for an additional $17.70.
You Theme Review Final Thoughts
The You WordPress theme has a good selection of demos to choose from. While you can find other themes with more demos, the selection here covers the most common types of websites you’re likely to want to build.
Thanks to the integrated Visual Composer page builder plugin, you should have no trouble customizing any of the demos should you need to. The library of page templates can also be customized, and mixed and matched to help you create the right website for your project.
Overall, You is a highly professional WordPress theme that should have a pre-made demo that is ready for your project.