Catalyst Theme: Why I Now use it exclusively for all my wordpress sites.
Well, for the past couple years just about every time I won a new client, I would go to themeforest and pick out an awesome looking theme… and think to myself “Man, this is going to be easy money! – This theme is perfect.”
Themeforest is loaded with some really talented designers that I personally still depend on for inspiration and themes to run older sites (heck, the theme of this site is from themeforest – but you can bet as soon as I have some time I will be converting it to Catalyst).
Unfortunately, the designers at themeforest are just not all WordPress Developers and despite my fairy-tale dream there is no “Code Preview” option. Six months ago I found myself very frustrated buying themes that look great, but were extremely limited to customization because wordpress best practices or SEO were ignored. And this leads me to tell you why over the last few months the Catalyst Theme has made my life SO MUCH EASIER:
1. It’s SIMPLE, yet ROBUST!
2. It’s not just a Theme, It’s a Framework.
So not only does catalyst come with amazing theme options, they give you the framework AND license to basically create and privatize your own amazing theme options. You could create a theme with as many or as little options as you like. Did I mention that you can use the theme/framework on an unlimited number of websites? Or, that is 100% mulitsite comparable? And, it integrates perfectly with BuddyPress and WooCommerce and every WPMUDEV plugin that I ever installed?
3. ANY Design is POSSIBLE!
Just take a look at the these two sites I designed: epay systems, winners edge trading. It’s ridiculous what is possible compared to a single limited theme at themeforest. You can even make your website 100% responsive and full width. It’s great!
Do what I did and STOP wasting your money on all those themes and build a great looking one yourself a thousand time simpler than you ever imagined!