Elegant Themes have been in operation for eight years, and have served almost 400,000 customers to date. In the process, they’ve grown to a workforce of more than 40 employees working in several countries — a far cry from their humble beginnings working out of founder Nick Roach’s college apartment.
Elegant Themes currently offer 87 WordPress themes and five plugins. Access to all their themes (including their flagship ‘Divi‘ theme — more on this below) will set you back $69 a year ($89 a year for access to both themes and plugins), making them competitively priced products. If you’re planning on using their products for several years, though, it’s actually their slightly pricier ‘Lifetime Access’ plan that’s the best value option, giving you access to all existing and future products for a one-time fee of $249.
But is Elegant Themes the right choice for your project? Let’s find out.
Let’s start with a look at the various themes on offer, before moving on to the plugins.
As mentioned, signing up with Elegant Themes gives you access to 87 WordPress themes for the price of what you could pay for just one theme elsewhere. However, there are really only two options to consider. Since the arrival of Divi in 2013, the focus of Elegant Themes has been on making this the single best WordPress theme available. Extra followed shortly after, and together they’ve become the highlights of the Elegant Themes portfolio.
Overall, Divi is a great choice for creatives who’d like to build a custom WordPress website regardless of their technical abilities.
EXTRA MAGAZINE WORDPRESS THEME
The Extra theme (view live demo) was launched after Divi, and includes many of its best features. While Divi is a multipurpose theme, Extra has been designed for blogs, online magazines, and other content-rich websites.
THE OTHER THEMES
While Divi, and, to a lesser extent, Extra, are multipurpose themes that can be used to create any type of website, the other themes are more focused on a specific type of project. It’s possible you may find a theme from the Elegant Themes back catalog that’s right for your site. However, if you really want to take advantage of everything Elegant Themes has to offer and has been working on for the past few years, you should only consider the Divi and Extra themes from their collection.