The theme does what it says and is one of the easiest to implement for a business. It's not the flashiest, but the options are more than in most other themes. I think a possible reason for the poor reviews is that the theme speaks to many features that are not available in the free edition. I spent a couple of hours to familiarize myself and needed no special skills to create a pleasant site. There are prettier themes, but few this easy to implement that are this functional.
there is no way to make any change in the theme panel. completely broken in my mind, at least in wp 4.0.1
All of the Theme Alley themes are attractive to look at and offer many features. For something as feature rich as this, it is surprisingly rigid and inflexible. You have to accept specifically what they offer. Trying to craft something exactly to your liking can prove to be impossible.
The company offers paid additions that may solve some problems, but there is no way to get a 30 day or even 10 day trial to see if these help. Other theme developers let you try and get you money back if you aren't satisfied. Support for the free version is non-existent so don't think you can get any help unless you are willing to buy a paid version that may or may not address your issues.
Theme Alley pretends to have free themes, then requires payment for them to work. Unfortunately, after paying, you find the theme doesn't appear or work as advertised.
They refuse to refund the money we paid in good faith.
Theme is disaster! I purchased it and $55 went to a bin. Theme is not working I had to buy another one. Seller is not responding, there is no money back policy. DON'T buy!
Definitv kein freies Theme. Es kann nicht einmal das Logo geändert werden ohne die Por-Version zu kaufen. Auch das Mehrspaltige Seitenlayout ist nicht auswählbar. Nur ein weiteres Theme das vor allem nur "bunt" macht wie die meisten auch.
Mit ein paar mehr Einstellungsmöglichkeiten hätte dieses Theme aber das Zeug um die Runde zu machen. Und bevor ich 55 Dollar zahle erwarte ich eine Menge mehr zum Ausprobieren..
It's not perfect but it works great
Low quality, minimal functionality, and not worth my content or time.
This theme isn't really workable on a production site because every option including to remove default filler content is locked if you don't pay for the pro theme.
With that said, I did end up buying the pro version because I had been looking for something with that exact layout for some time. The setup is NOT intuitive at all and more complicated than it should be with settings scattered all over the place, but you can get it to do what you need to with a few hours of tinkering.
I haven't had the need to contact support, but just from browsing the support forum get the feel that the developer is not an enjoyable person to work with.