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Horrible Company. Don't expect to get a refund.
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BUYER BEWARE:
I'm an IT professional that is 54 years old and has been an IT consultant my whole life. I've never experienced a worse company in my life in terms of handling a customer request for a refund. It was an AMAZING example if a Rube Goldberg machine of circular logic that went nowhere, except to our TOS says no -- Lord have mercy upon me and stop the torture.
I was using the free theme and installed an update (BEWARE) when critical elements stopped working. I panicked because the day was about to start on a live site so I download the PAID version thinking that would fix things. Wrong. Both had the same bug which I discovered in their support forum after downloading it, posted by many people, including myself. I quickly hacked the site by disabling features and hand coding things that were done by the theme. Yuck. I NEVER INSTALLED THE PAID THEME. When I asked for a refund...let's just say I'm still emailing after about 10+ messages to/from their support person. Comments on their forum mysteriously filter anything I post as spam (?). And I noticed that 100% of their testimonials are 100% positive. The company is just awful and I would not trust them. Customer service is an abomination and theme updates will CRASH YOUR SITE. Thus far, it has been THREE DAYS and the bug fixes are not out yet they think that's just fine for a live site to wait. They "released" a supposed bug fix two days later but forum posts say the bug is still there, and still no refund. DON'T BUY WHAT THEY SAY...SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME AND ANGUISH AND STAY AWAY FROM THIS HORRIBLE COMPANY.

Nice Theme... BUT.....
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I love the Evolve Theme, but there are some major issues i can't solve.
By switching form prev. theme to Evolve, comments in my guestbook (gwolle) and comments on my link-page doesn't show up anymore. No matter what i try, they just don't show up, by switching back, all is normal again. Is there a solution for this??

Unuseable
By , for WP 4.1

Custom colors completely break the site. I have no idea how somebody could release something this massively broken.

theme is buggy, brakes, sloppy work.
By , for WP 4.0.1

theme is buggy, brakes, sloppy work.
cannot update logo or any other image.
low quality

A headache for developers
By , for WP 4.0

Maybe it works preatty nice for simple users, but from a developer point of view, it's poorly written.

First thing I did was to disable some stuff in the Extra section, and received undefined index errors and cannot modify headers errors.(undefined index evl_captcha_plugin at options-framework php on line 359 and same line for headers already sent).

And as a parent theme is terrible to work with. Hope my future client's won't choose this.

PS. Wrote this because it simply pissed me off and screwed 2 hours of my time just with rookie errors.

Evolve
By , for WP 4.0

None of the sliders or content boxes work I tried 2x to upload the content and pictures after I saved them. The pages they would go back to the original template. Just a waste of time.

Why Do I Need Media with my Posts
By , for WP 3.9.1

I don't. I want including media to be at my option. When the theme is updated please remove that requirement.

I am so sick of this theme and their random updates!
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I have had it with this theme. They update it and completely screw you over. It has happened way to many times. Now they want to charge me to read their support docs to try to figure out how to fix what they screwed up for me. I don't have time to keep redoing my blog. Thanks Theme Press and Evolve, but NO THANKS.

Every. Update. Breaks. EvoLve.
By , for WP 3.8

TL;DR-
This theme is free, but it's not worth your effort.

Every single time an update for this theme is released, I shudder.

Without exception, they all have caused unexpected, significant and unwanted changes to the site. In the past, customizations made using the theme's UI were simply lost when updates were released. Now, we have to click around the entire site and find out what's newly broken (this time a new background was imposed upon us, menus have a weird rollover effect and - oh look - breadcrumbs are suddenly active).

A backup/restore feature was recently added - which doesn't seem to work, incidentally. We've resorted to taking screenshots of each page of the theme's configuration so I can rebuild it following an update.

If we had not have already invested significant time in getting this otherwise beautiful theme to work (in earlier versions) we'd abandon it.

We usually use free themes to test out whether we'd like to buy more themes from the same company. A test-drive, if you will. If this is an example of the quality work to be expected from Theme4Press, no thanks.

Update just ruins everything
By , for WP 3.7.1

Updates since 2.4.6 have many bugs. First the custom logo quits working, then slider is formatted badly. Now social icons will not display. It is a train wreck!

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