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Are you seeking out a delicious, nutritious, creative and ingenious food blogging theme for WordPress?  A novel looking WordPress theme with a sparkling layout – simple to navigate, with detailed help files and outstanding technical support, offering you a surprisingly …

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Angle

The Angle minimal WordPress theme offers a flexible structure and style for both individuals and businesses. It is especially useful for those who need to present a visual portfolio of their work to customer or clients. No matter how large or small the finished website will be, Angle offers…

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Alder

That’s a look at Alder, a clean and minimal theme that has a ton of amazing features for you to consider.
Alder is a minimal, clean and modern WordPress theme, packaged with awesome premium plugins (value 108$ for free!), unlimited customizability, built-in mega menu, full WooCommerce…

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Sherlock, Multi-Purpose Visual Composer WordPress Theme

Sherlock WordPress Theme Presentation – Flat and Multi-Purpose

Hooray, it’s another Visual Composer theme!  Whoopie!!!  Everybody seems to love Visual Composer because it’s super easy to use, but I think these themes are incredibly trashy.  They suffer from assive amounts of bloat, you can get locked into your theme with very little chance to simply switch to a different theme without losing information or simply breaking your entire website and if you download a theme that has Visual Composer bundled with it, you’re basically at the whims of the theme developer to update their theme with the newest Visual Composer iteration.

That’s not a great thing.

But, sometimes the positives outweigh the negatives and you may find some Visual Composer powered multipurpose themes to be worth the time and effort it takes to get them working properly.  Anyway, that’s neither here nor there, but here…is what the theme’s developer has to say about the Sherlock WordPress theme.

Sherlock is a Creative WordPress Theme with an amazing modern design. Pixel Perfect WordPress Theme built with Visual Composer. You can choose from 170 + Page Templates. Every page is easily to customizable with infinite options given by our Advanced Theme Options Panel. There lot of premium plugins included for free like Revolution Slider and Layer Slider

Well, those are some bloated plugins all around and they’re almost guaranteed to slow your website down.  That’s going to tank your rankings, so I’d suggest you avoid those kinds of WordPress plugins and themes that rely heavily on Visual Composer and other code-bloated tools.

Sherlock is by THEMEPLE, who have quite a few themes available on ThemeForest, many of them are quite popular.  But that’s the trend these days, pile tons of stuff into a theme, bundle it up and sell it for $60 and people think it’s a huge bargain.  And, I suppose it is, until something breaks, that is.

Sherlock is off to a fast start with sales, but I’m a little concerned since one of their last themes, Motive, has gotten absolutely brutalized by reviewers to the tune of a 3.2 overall rating on ThemeForest.  I see a lot of defensiveness an deflection in the comments, sounds like their support forum is lacking and it’s showing with the very, very bad reviews, 20% of reviews have given this theme a 1 star rating and that’s just not acceptable.

Again, that’s for THEMEPLE’s other theme Motive, the Sherlock theme is as yet unrated, though I’m concerned what it’ll be like when it does get a handful of ratings.

If you’re looking for a theme I really do recommend highly, try Mango.  Basically the polar opposite of the Sherlock theme.

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Sukar

Home - Sukar Food and Restaurant WordPress Theme

Billed as a restaurant theme, Sukar does more than just highlight delicious food items, it’s a premium quality restaurant theme that can help make your business a massive success.  With over 20 different unique demo layouts, you’ll quickly realize how much flexibility there is in this food-centric theme.  Sukhar is a restaurant theme for café, bar, bistro or pub websites.  It’s a perfect restaurant theme that comes with reservation system, food menu, chef pages and more.   All the needed pages and elements are built with Visual Composer for simple page creation and there are tons of great additions to your download package too.

SUKAR WP is a WordPress Restaurant Theme for Cafe, Bar, Bistro and Pub Website. It is Perfect WordPress Restaurant Theme comes with Beautiful Reservation, Food Menu, Chefs.  With All necessary pages and elements integrated and built with Drag and Drop Visual Composer Page Builder for easily page creation with Custom and Default Addons, Contact Form 7 and Slider Revolution.

I love that this theme works with Contact Form 7, but I’m a little disappointed that it also uses Visual Composer.  I guess they’re calling it WPBakery Page Builder now.  Whatever they call it, it doesn’t change the fact that the plugin drastically slows down the back end and I feel like most VC based sites load slower too.  I guarantee they load slower than they would with a theme that’s not reliant on Visual Composer.  Something like one of our free themes perhaps?  hehe.

Strangely, Sukar is also BuddyPress ready, I guess if you wanted to build a community based around food, that’s a choice you could make.  More features include bbPress, Bootstrap code, a full WooCommerce based shopping experience, Google fonts, Google maps, Yoast SEO support, simple and powerful theme options panel, social media integration, clean, minimalist and responsive design and a whole bunch more.

At $59 for a license, this theme is about average for ThemeForest.  One interesting thing, this is the only product that One Touch Themes has on Theme Forest at the moment, thouygh they did have at least one other product up at some point.  They have 400+ sales for their lifetime, but Sukar has yet to be downloaded.  I guess that’s no big deal but it’s something I’ll keep my eye on in the future to see how this one does.

Checking out archive.org, looks like they had about 4 themes uploaded for a while, though all have since been removed.  So, getting back into the WordPress game after having sat on the sidelines for a while, there’s no shame in that.  Hopefully they learned some great stuff while they were away from ThemeForest.

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Sukar

Home - Sukar Food and Restaurant WordPress Theme

Billed as a restaurant theme, Sukar does more than just highlight delicious food items, it’s a premium quality restaurant theme that can help make your business a massive success.  With over 20 different unique demo layouts, you’ll quickly realize how much flexibility there is in this food-centric theme.  Sukhar is a restaurant theme for café, bar, bistro or pub websites.  It’s a perfect restaurant theme that comes with reservation system, food menu, chef pages and more.   All the needed pages and elements are built with Visual Composer for simple page creation and there are tons of great additions to your download package too.

SUKAR WP is a WordPress Restaurant Theme for Cafe, Bar, Bistro and Pub Website. It is Perfect WordPress Restaurant Theme comes with Beautiful Reservation, Food Menu, Chefs.  With All necessary pages and elements integrated and built with Drag and Drop Visual Composer Page Builder for easily page creation with Custom and Default Addons, Contact Form 7 and Slider Revolution.

I love that this theme works with Contact Form 7, but I’m a little disappointed that it also uses Visual Composer.  I guess they’re calling it WPBakery Page Builder now.  Whatever they call it, it doesn’t change the fact that the plugin drastically slows down the back end and I feel like most VC based sites load slower too.  I guarantee they load slower than they would with a theme that’s not reliant on Visual Composer.  Something like one of our free themes perhaps?  hehe.

Strangely, Sukar is also BuddyPress ready, I guess if you wanted to build a community based around food, that’s a choice you could make.  More features include bbPress, Bootstrap code, a full WooCommerce based shopping experience, Google fonts, Google maps, Yoast SEO support, simple and powerful theme options panel, social media integration, clean, minimalist and responsive design and a whole bunch more.

At $59 for a license, this theme is about average for ThemeForest.  One interesting thing, this is the only product that One Touch Themes has on Theme Forest at the moment, thouygh they did have at least one other product up at some point.  They have 400+ sales for their lifetime, but Sukar has yet to be downloaded.  I guess that’s no big deal but it’s something I’ll keep my eye on in the future to see how this one does.

Checking out archive.org, looks like they had about 4 themes uploaded for a while, though all have since been removed.  So, getting back into the WordPress game after having sat on the sidelines for a while, there’s no shame in that.  Hopefully they learned some great stuff while they were away from ThemeForest.

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EvoNews

Evonews - News Magazine Theme

Okay, this theme is called EvoNews, by Evolle.  EvoNews, a news magazine with a purpose.  Evolle has only created a handful of themes for ThemeForest, a lifestyle and magazine blog called Broden, Hague, which is also a lifestyle magazine and blog theme and a theme called Garage, which is more of a creative magazine theme.  Now the ratings of these themes keeps getting better and better as time goes on, which is a good thing.  From 4.2 with Broden, to 4.25 for Hague and then a 4.35 for Garage.  That’s why I have high hopes for their 4th theme, EvoNews to earn an even better rating.

What does Evolle have to say about their newest creation? Let’s have a look.

Evonews is a modern WordPress theme that lets you write articles and blog posts with ease. We offer great support and friendly help!

Evonews template is excellent for a News, Newspaper, Magazine, Lifestyle or Review site. It also supports videos from YouTube, Vimeo and features a rating system. It will works good as a News Website, News Portal, or in categories like: News, Fashion, Sport, Tech, Travel, Food, Car or Blog. Evonews is the perfect combination of a beautiful and professional design with tons of powerful features and a bulletproof code base.

Fashion magazines, news magazines, both are equally at home on EvoNews.  This theme uses Visual Composer as the page building tool.  It’s very popular right now, though I often don’t like the results in terms of page load speeds.  I’d rather have a proprietary code structure, those themes load up a lot faster and look a lot better most of the time.

But, a lot of folks love the Visual Composer themes because they’re so flexible, you can do literally anything with Visual Composer.  WooCommerce, layout changes, tons of different styles, fonts, whatever.  You name it, it can be customized.  But that type of flexibility takes up a lot of space and the code is bloated and half the time, completely unneeded.  I’d rather go with a theme that has less flexibility but loads up faster.  That will actually help your SEO.

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Aveo, Flat and Functional WordPress vCard Theme

Aveo Alex Smith Just another WordPress vCard Theme site

Aveo is all about letting you promote yourself.  This drag and drop vCard WordPress theme has unlimited color schemes, cool and funky page transitions, a powerful portfolio and it’s super simple to install and customize.  It’s a nice looking way to make a strong case for yourself on the web.  With a simple, flat design and plenty of white space, this responsive theme is a creative and cool way to highlight your work experience, your portfolio, a personal blog page and, of course, your vCard or resumé.

LMPixels is the theme maker here and they’ve had some success in the past creating very high quality, well received vCard themes.  For example, their theme called Unique, another vCard theme, has scored a perfect 5.0 rating on Theme Forest.  One of the rare themes to do that.  So, that’s a pretty good sign that Aveo should enjoy similar success.

Aveo WordPress Theme is a  premium tool to promote yourself. Ready to look stunning on any device – from a widescreen monitor to a mobile phone.

I was reading through some of the comments on this theme and noticed this exchange between a prospective buyer and the developer.

Great looking theme. pre purchase question On the demo the homepage seems to blink white when the text changes under the name so it goes completely white. Also on the portfolio page when you hover over each work example the page goes white. Is this a bug.

Within an hour, the developer said this.

Hello. Thanks for your comment, in which browser do you see this bug?

A few minutes later, this.

We were able to reproduce this issue in Mozilla Firefox + macOS, and we fixed it, today we will release an update of the theme. Thanks again for your comment.

And a half hour later.

Theme updated.

That’s a great sign, I’d say.  When the developer gets on an issue and sorts it out that fast, you can bet that the support, the theme updates, the little annoying bug fixes are going to be fast and efficient.

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