Monstroid – Gulliver among the Lilliputians

Posted at November 29, 2015 at 12:55 pm by Stacey Talieres

Have you heard about Monstroid, a brainchild that came out of TemplateMonster’s factory production line not so long ago? We compared this WordPress theme with main hero of Jonathan Swift’s book, “Gulliver’s Travels”, Lemuel Gulliver because Monstroid really looks like a giant among most of the themes on the market.

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Read on and you’ll know much more about this multipurpose theme. First of all, we would like to emphasize that Monstroid is not just another WordPress theme, but the whole web designer’s toolkit able to cater to each and every need. Monstroid can become your lifetime partner as there is nothing impossible for it when it comes to web design and development.

From our viewpoint, the fact that Monstroid is oriented not only towards professionals, but also to DIY guys can be considered its real benefit. The developers even divided the theme’s features into two categories: for advanced users and amateurs.

By the way, if you are a newbie to web design and development, that’s not a big problem. Click this link to get to the Startup Hub and find everything you need to know about how to start a website. A very practical resource, so just give it a try. We believe professional developers will also find useful information there.

But let’s get back to Monstroid.

With all the practical features of this WordPress theme, you can build a modern website in just a few hours. A variety of pre-designed child themes for multiple business niches come in one package with Monstroid. There are 39 of them at the moment, and this number continues to grow.

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Monstroid pack includes 100+ layered PSD files for those who like to dig into Photoshop. That means that all pages of every Monstroid theme can be edited in Photoshop.

Monstroid offers its users multiple layouts. Manage your site look and feel by means of these options, including boxed, full-width, with left or right sidebar or no sidebars at all.

It’s not surprising nowadays that user-friendly websites are responsive, so it goes without saying that your web page, built on Monstroid, will adapt to any gadget with any screen size. Text and images are very flexible, so they will be rendered correctly. Why should you restrict your visitors in terms of location or device? Using a fully responsive website will not only provide users with good service, but boost your conversion, as well.

Parallax scroll is in vogue today. Websites with this effect are very visually appealing! They improve user experience considerably creating the illusion of 3D environments and letting the visitors feel immersed in it. Why do we mention that? Because Parallax is another Monstroid benefit.

Want to show off your best products in some interactive way? Background video is there for that purpose.

Monstroid gives you the possibility of choosing between multiple slider plugins (Cherry Simple Slider and premium MotoPress Slider), which come with Monstroid for free. With their help you can assemble good-looking slides of text, images and videos, decorating them with nice transition effects.

WordPress charts plugin lets you embed and manage interactive charts into your posts and pages, making it easier to visualize your complicated data and quickly comprehend it.

Font icons are scalable graphic elements that can be adjusted to different sizes without any loss of quality. Your font icon will look sharp even on high-resolution displays.

Now let’s have a look at Monstroid technology.

The theme has the fourth Cherry Framework release at its core. Therefore, the theme is easy-to-install, has solid Bootstrap options, plenty of shortcodes and widgets, and a foolproof way to update the current design with Parent/Child theme possibilities.

Monstroid is equipped with Installation Wizard. With this plugin you can install all theme files without using FTP or file manager. Please note that you are able to install only those plugins you are going to use and not overburden your website with unnecessary stuff.

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Theme settings backup feature is one of the most useful ones. It allows you to back up your settings and then restore them at any moment.

Monstroid developers have been really generous and have included a number of premium extensions with the package, that is, they are free for Monstroid owners.

Google Map API lets you mark the location of your company on an interactive Google map. This will make customers’ route to your company office swift and trouble-free.

Thanks to full Social Integration you will be able to promote your website via all popular social media networks.

The theme is SEO, Mobile & Google-friendly, so your website will be highly ranked on Google Insights website.

Run a multilingual WordPress site. Modify pages, posts, custom types, menus and theme’s text with WPML and they will be displayed correctly in every language.

The developers have included Google Analytics for you to obtain detailed insights of how visitors interact with your site. Track their actions in order not to miss the moment when some amendments should be made.

With 500+ Google Web Fonts you can change the styles of all fonts on your Monstroid-powered website. Do this through the Cherry Settings.

You can extend your site’s capabilities using extensions like BuddyPress, bbPress and others. Monstroid supports third-party extensions.

Create colorful infographics or present the stats you need in the form of pies, columns, areas, lines with Charts feature.

With Shortcode Editor you can create an unlimited number of shortcodes to call any content the way you want.

Static Area Builder allows you to create custom headers and footers or remove them from certain pages.

Add dynamic properties with LESS by means of variables, mix-ins, operations and functions with Dynamic CSS.

The following may sound unbelievable, but with Independent Modules all plugins available in the Monstroid pack can be used independently out of the framework.

And one more essential Monstroid feature. CSS Compile/Minify plugin gives you the ability to unite multiple CSS files into a single file, which improves overall site speed.

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As you can appreciate, the information about Monstroid features is not exhaustive. But you can get to know the rest from the theme’s documentation, which really covers every aspect.

And now we would like to draw your attention to some of the Monstroid pre-designed pages peculiarities.

The home page of Monstroid has 7 design variations. They include business, personal, blog, one-page, parallax, video, and landing pages. Just choose the one that seems the most appealing to you or is most suitable for your needs.

Monstroid is integrated with WooCommerce, a powerful e-Commerce platform. That means that you can build a store out of the box by simply replacing the default content with your own. (The Monstroid package comprises a full set of e-Commerce options and pre-designed pages: home, shop, category and product page).

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Monstroid offers several designs for portfolio pages (Masonry, Grid and Justified). The page comes separate from the other posts and pages of your site. It allows you to categorize and tag your projects so that they do not overlap with the rest of your posts.

Monstroid Gallery includes 7 pages. You can showcase your works (photos, designs, etc.) in Masonry, Grid or Justified style and manage them quickly and easily.

Contact Us page is available for the visitors to get in touch with you. It is functional and attractive.

Today almost every website has a blog. This helps to build/improve customer – brand relationship monitoring what content they like and enabling them to comment. Monstroid offers several blog styles: Classic, Grid, Masonry, and Timeline.

A well-designed Services page with thorough items descriptions will definitely increase your sales.
As a rule, FAQ page contains an extensive knowledge base answering the most frequent questions about your company, services, and products. Such things save you and your customers’ time as they reduce the number of repetitive inquiries.

Good Testimonials give your potential customers the needed confidence to think that you are a reliable partner and it is safe to deal with you. Testimonials page can affect your conversion rate as a result.

Team page serves for displaying team members’ profiles with direct links to their social media profiles using handy widgets and shortcodes.

Monstroid features a custom-designed About us page where you can place information about your company. The theme will help you give this page a striking look. It’s important, as the ‘About us’ page is one of the first pages people see before they start browsing your website.

What else is worth mentioning about Monstroid? Unlike many other companies, its developers provide the theme owners with free updates and 24/7 support for a lifetime!

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Not enough benefits for you? What would you say about 50+ royalty-free images you can use any way you like? They are also included as part of the Monstroid pack.

Should we sweeten the deal even more for you? Ok, if you really like this theme and want to purchase it, here is a 30% promo code “interserver”! Summing up everything said above, you can buy a multipurpose theme for all your web design needs and save nearly 24 bucks. You must agree that this is a really good investment.

It looks as though we have said enough about Monstroid; now it’s time to leave you alone and let all the information sink in for a while. Your own further research and comments on this huge WordPress theme are also welcome.

Thanks for your attention and good luck with your Monstroid!

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