Hello, Cherry fans! We trust that you didn’t miss our recent update of the Framework to the fully revamped version #4! Keeping up with our established tradition of treating you with only good, positive news, we are happy to announce the release of an absolutely stunning, powerful, multi-purpose WordPress theme built with the Cherry Framework 4, dubbed Monstroid.
This is a universal ready-made design that is intended to fit multiple purposes. No matter what you are planning to launch with its help, be it a common blog, portfolio, business or corporate web page, and even an eCommerce site - Monstroid has been loaded with all the functionality that you will need for a proactive web site development.
What's more, this monster can be used by literally everyone. Whether you are an experienced web developer who has launched dozens of successful WordPress projects or just a newbie taking his first steps in the field - Monstroid includes plenty of smart tools that will be enjoyed by both categories. To create your own unique design, you don't even need to touch the code. All changes can be applied by simply dragging and dropping different elements of the layout with the help of MotoPress.
Now let’s dig deeper into the theme and discover what Monstroid is all about.
This is where the story begins. By taking a quick glance at the theme, we believe that your visitors will have a long-lasting, positive impression about your site. Built in accordance with the latest web design trends, Monstroid looks truly awesome. Additionally, a rich variety of customization options make it even more appealing.
A little more than one month has passed since the grand Monstroid release in July 2015. In this short period of time, over 1000 Monstroid customers have enjoyed its quick and simple modification options. These include Layout options and a pack of Child Themes. Let's investigate all of these tools one by one.
- When choosing Monstroid, you will be able to choose among multiple layout options that include grid, flat, masonry, and masonry flat.
- Additionally, you'll get free access to the pack of Monstroid child themes. The gallery is being updated with 15 new topics monthly.
Monstroid Is WooCommerce Ready
WordPress is no longer a platform for creating just blogs and online portfolios. It has taken a step further and become a powerful tool to create fully featured eCommerce sites. Monstroid was designed to prove this point. The template comes with full WooCommerce support and pre-designed product pages that are ready to go out of the box. All you need to do is replace the default content with your products, descriptions, pricing details, etc. and your store is ready to be launched.
Another point worth mentioning here is that all Monstroid child themes from the pack are WooCommerce ready. Though they don't include pre-made product pages, with certain modifications every child theme can turn into a cool online store.
Unique Features Included
Not only have smart design options and eCommerce support made Monstroid worthy of your attention, but the theme also comes integrated with a number of smart tools that were developed specifically for it. The latter include:
- Installation Wizard. This is a unique plugin that speeds up and facilitates the theme's installation. You can choose between the standard automatic installation and the manual one. The latter is the preferred option of the pro web developers.
- Shortcode Template Editor. It's no secret that with the help of shortcodes you can edit your WordPress page just the way you wish, quickly and easily. This is one of the most popular options of Cherry Framework users. This time we went further and added the shortcode template editor, a smart tool that allows you to create and edit your own shortcode templates.
- Thanks to Static Area Builder it has become much easier to create custom layouts. By using this tool you can place header and footer elements wherever you wish, via an intuitive drag and drop interface.
- When you configure some options, it automatically compiles to a dynamic CSS.
- СSS minifier was added with the purpose of speeding up your site. The tool minifies and compiles CSS code into a single file.
What's more, in order to ensure your precious content remains protected, you can backup data. Restore option is also available. With its help you can get back to your own default settings any time you need to.
Functionality Provided by the Cherry 4
As we have mentioned above, Monstroid is a fully featured WordPress theme that was built with the Cherry Framework 4. Included in that, together with the pro features developed specifically for this template, there are a number of plugins that were adopted from the framework. For instance, the pack includes:
- Cherry Simple Slider, Cherry Portfolio, Cherry Team, Cherry Services, and Cherry Testimonials were integrated to make it easier for you to add such post types as Slides, Portfolio, Team, Services, and Testimonials, and edit them in a way similar to the regular blog posts.
- Cherry Shortcodes plugins offers a variety of shortcodes for quicker post editing.
- Need to create breathtaking galleries with pro functionality? Then the Cherry Portfolio plugin is at your disposal.
- With Cherry Charts you will feel at ease creating charts and diagrams.
- Cherry Data Manager was added to import/export data with a click.
- Cherry Mega Menu facilitates navigation, providing users with quick access to all the basic data on your site. It is fully customizable, which means that you can manage its rows, banners, links, etc. just the way you need to.
- Cherry Blog Layouts is a great plugin that is intended mainly for beginners. With its help you can move sidebars, change position of posts or apply any other changes without touching a line of code.
- Create custom sidebars with specific sets of widgets by means of the Cherry Sidebar Manager.
- Cherry Grid adds more options to the way your blog or post layout will be organized.
- Cherry Social provides for the integration of Social and Follow links.
- Cherry Rank lets your visitors interact with your site by means of rating your products and images.
- Cherry Live Chat was integrated into the Monstroid dashboard, letting you reach a pro support team any time that you need it.
In addition to the Cherry 4 plugins, Monstroid includes premium plugins that can be used for free. These include MotoPress Editor and MotoPress Slider, two great plugins developed by the MotoCMS. Both tools can be used by non tech-savvy customers. The two provide for the quick and easy modification of pages and sliders via a simple drag and drop interface. To be more specific, MotoPress Editor helps to create and edit web pages, whereas MotoPress Slider facilitates customization of sliders and allows for the addition of cool animations as well as transition effects.
Monstroid was built in accordance with modern web requirements. Like the rest of the contemporary WordPress themes from the TemplateMonster's inventory, it is SEO-optimized, fully responsive and crossbrowser compatible. It is already integrated with a pack of Google web fonts and provides a cool typography page where you can preview different font variations. What's more, Monstroid is WPML-ready and is compatible with such popular extensions as bbPress, Yoast, Buddypress, etc.
When buying Monstroid you get more than just a well-designed and professionally coded multi-purpose WordPress template. This is a real monster that includes a number of cool additional options under the hood. Detailed online documentation, video tutorials, 50+ licensed images, 120+ PSD files - you will receive all of these at no additional cost. What's more, TemplateMonster provides free 24/7 support via online or email, together with lifetime updates. In that way, by paying $79 once you will own a product that will be a trend-setter for ever. To sum it up, we can say that Monstroid is a theme worth trying. It includes functionality that will be of use to people of all skill levels. No matter whether you are a professional programmer or just a beginner designer who wants to create his/her own portfolio site, blog or even an eCommerce project - Monstroid boasts features that can be tweaked by anyone. Just give it a try and see how this beast will turn your site into a masterpiece!