This review of Suffusion is late in coming.. perhaps. On the other hand, no stronger showing of support could be mustered than at the brink of the most amazing theme's rumored end of life.
Suffusion's elegance, power and strength has evolved over years of development by one of the most brilliant, talented and selfless individuals on the planet. And the community support which has welled up around this theme and its creator bears clear, consistent and steadfast testament that Suffusion's development should be encouraged by WordPress and its Theme Review Team.
Review Team: WAKE UP!
If the Theme Review Team continues to implement feature restrictions and ever increasing draconian guidelines for theme approval, not only do we run the risk of losing Suffusion, but the very spirit that created it, as well as the past and future themes whose base premise isn't greed.
Suffusion is definitely one of the best or maybe even the best free theme around. Before i started my blogs at the end of 2011 i actually looked at almost the whole repository (i think there were some 600 themes back then), and i did trial installs of somewhere between 50-100. Suffusion came out clearly on TOP.
The developer unfortunately is currently thinking about stopping to work on it because of some decisions the WordPress theme review team has made that in his opinion are detrimental to developers and users.
That would be a shame.
I always admired how Sayaontan - besides having a high-workload full-time job and a family - worked on Suffusion, replied to forum questions etc, and all of us get that for free.
So what i see is an unusually dedicated person, and if WordPress manages to annoy such a person so much that he actually thinks about stopping to take care of his baby Suffusion, that has been - so to speak - "adopted" by millions of websites around the world, than WordPress is definitely doing something wrong.
I have used many themes in WordPress planet but Suffiusion is definitely the best theme for professionals and beginners with various many built-in features available for free.
I wonder why it is not in the featured themes list!!!
Es el tema que uso desde hace ya 2 años y he de decir que será el que use durante muchos años más. Gracias Sayontan
Many thanks to Sayontan Sinha for his dedication and expertise in developing this great theme and supporting it so thoughtfully and thoroughly.
Jeannie, retired nonprofit founder for special needs kids learningsocially.net
It's complately complex with many useful options and so easy to customize them. Thanks for this great theme, saved me lots of time.
Very complex and very useful WP theme!
Amazing theme. So much flexibility, so many options to customize. Best of all, the developer, Sayontan, is very involved with the theme- always updating it so that it stays current, always using best coding practices. He even created his own support forum for the theme, which he visits all the time to make sure that users are getting their questions properly answered. It's shocking to get a theme this good for free- it is equal or better in quality to many paid themes.
I use Suffusion on my personal site, and business sites - whenever I can convice someone that buying a pretty (but custom) theme and then manually changing code and CSS isn't a good idea. I realize many people don't want choices, and for them a paid theme or a simple theme that does most of what they wanted is a lot less work. But - if you then make direct, coded changes to a theme you purchased (or a free theme for that matter) and make it harder to maintain, you might want to think about using Suffusion instead.
Yes, there is a learning curve. But, working through all the options taught me a lot more about what is possible with WordPress. If you want options, Suffusion has them and has them organized in a way that produces a level of flexibility I could only imagine matching with direct changes to CSS and parts of WordPress. I don't want the maintenance headaches that causes. I use Suffusion.
Astonishingly powerful theme, and developer Sayontan provides brilliant, intelligent support.
There are *so* many options that sometimes you can be a little overwhelmed, but it's not long before it all becomes second nature.
I *highly* recommend that you use it, and if it works for you... make sure you donate based on what it's worth to you. This is the kind of work that deserves support.
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