Elegant Themes Review

by Matt on February 11, 2009 · 7 comments

in Design Articles,Reviews

As blogging using WordPress continues to spread, and more and more businesses have begun to use blogging as a promotional tool, it is becoming harder to find extremely original, high-quality and inexpensive themes. Elegant Themes is an excellent tool to help you find professional WordPress themes, at an affordable price.


Elegant Themes is an overall great value, as it is only $19.95 a year for unlimited access to the entire collection. At the moment, Elegant Themes has a total of twenty premium themes. All of the themes have a number of usable features, and in-depth management options.

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Here are five excellent of Elegant Theme’s collection.



LightSource is a beautifully colorful theme. It uses a well-organized layout that flows smoothly with the bright color scheme. It is equipped with an array of nice Javascript-based sliders to organize featured posts and other lists at the top of the index. The theme has a user-friendly menu with a drop-down option. The theme also comes with multiple options to make the layout more blog friendly.



ColdStone is a very professional theme that combines a classy and grungy aroma into one elegant mix. It works great for many types of blogs, especially corporate and professional websites.

Also, Elegant Themes has released some beautiful new skins for this theme, which give even more options to this already stunning layout.



eVid is one of the better video blog themes you can find. It has a very simple layout with colors that allow you to focus on what is important, the content. It has a very usable and “flashy” player with all of the features one could ever need. Also, below the video there is space for a description of the video and comments. Plus, there is a well laid out sidebar with space for advertisements. All in all, the features of eVid make for the perfect video blogging theme.



One more beautiful and well-polished theme from Elegant Themes. This theme uses a clean magazine layout and incorporates some jQuery effects to enhance the user experience. A nice classy theme, Cion works best for personal use.

Basic Theme


A traditional blog layout with a standard sidebar and navigation layout. The colors are visually pleasing and contrasts bring all of the user’s focus towards the content. Although this is a nice simple theme, it still carries Elegant Themes standard drop down menu, which adds a nice usability feature to a simple layout.


All in all, Elegant Themes is one of the top sources to purchase premium WordPress themes. Out of all of the theme marketplaces, I believe that Elegant Themes is the absolute best value, no doubt about it.

Here is a list of positives and negatives of Elegant Themes. The positives certainly overpower the negatives!

The Good:

  • Good Quality
  • Awesome Value
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Most Contain Ad Space
  • Most Having Alternative Color Shemes
  • Theme Updates and New Skins Updated
  • Access to Entire Collection
  • Valid XHTML + CSS
  • PSD Files
  • Themes are Widget Ready

The Not-So-Good:

  • Relatively Small Collection
  • A Few Themes Have Subtle Errors
  • Only WordPress Themes
  • Unable to Preview Other Colors
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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

myows February 11, 2009 at 9:20 pm

honestly, i think this is good value for money.

Baltimore personal injury lawyer June 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm

Thanks for the write up and review, you’ve covered both the pros and cons in a fairly judicious manner that serves the reader well. Great post.

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Thanks for sharing. Good.

server support company March 23, 2011 at 9:19 am

I love the violet theme. Formal but very attractive. I’ll try having that one in my blog.

Bealls Coupons July 5, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Very useful review, elegant themes have some great stuff and I’m keen to look into it further as a result of your review. Thanks

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