Find Professional Templates & Designs – ThemeForest Review

ThemeForest is one of the most popular marketplaces where you can buy templates, themes, designs and applications. It is owned and operated by Envato. Here you can buy and sell different themes and templates for many frameworks and content management systems such as WordPress, HTML, eCommerce, Muse and many others.

At the first page, you can see the first menu with all the marketplaces from Envato such as ThemeForest for templates, CodeCanyon for scripts, VideoHive for videos, AudioJungle for sounds, GraphicRiver for images, PhotoDune and 3dOcean.

The second menu is where you can see the category of the items sold such as all items, WordPress, HTML, marketing, CMS, eCommerce, Muse, UI Design, Plugins More and a new category named Courses.

Another menu is at the top bar and it has the following buttons: Envato Studio, start selling, forums, community, affiliates and help.

Each of these is important especially for sellers because they can get help on the forum and from the community together with documentation.

Right next to this special menu, is the account menu. There you can access your account, the shopping cart or the sign out buttons.

ThemeForest hosts more than 22000 website templates and themes for many content management systems. On the Envato platform there are almost ten million items for sale and has a community of 6.6 million members.

ThemeForest Review – Should You Consider It?

The website lets you sell and buy everything such as templates or themes for websites. After you checked the featured items from the homepage you can see your follow feed if you are logged. So in this case, you can follow new items about  the authors you follow.

At the homepage, you can also see new items filtered after categories. Also free items  are changed monthly and also featured author is changed weekly. In the end, of the homepage, you can see news about the best email templates, best admin templates and so on.

You can join to the community by going at forums, at the blog, at community meetups or becoming an affiliate.  Also, you can subscribe to the email newsletters to receive content, updates, surveys and offers. In case you need help, ThemeForest offers access to Help Center, Envato Market Terms, Author Terms, Envato Market Licenses and a form to contact Envato.

In the homepage, you have access to Meet Envato section. There you can see details about Envato, explore their ecosystem and see carriers.

You should know that there are almost 7 million community members and more than 9 million items for sale.

The search has an advanced option so you can search either for popular items, top new items or latest items.

At the search page, you can refine your results after categories: site templates, PSD templates, eCommerce, Muse templates, Sketch templates, WordPress, marketing, CMS themes, blogging, forums, Courses, TypeEngine Themes, Static Site Generator.

But also after tags such as clean, modern, business, corporate, minimal, photography, gallery, portfolio, responsive, creative, blog, agency, parallax, one page and much more; after price from $4 to $99.

Also, you can see items after a number of sales, after ratings, software versions, and compatibility.

Once you chose your filter you can sort your list of items to date, after newest, after sellers. You can also view your results in a grid or a list.

If you chose an item you can see a demo using the live preview or share it with others to Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter and Pinterest to your friends.

You can add to favorites or add to collection the chosen theme.  For information about the theme you should check the right sidebar where are the prices, the number of months of support, add to cart and buy now buttons, author name and badges, author portfolio, number of sales, comments, buyer rating, date of creation, date of last update, high resolution, compatible browsers, compatible frameworks, ThemeForest files, number of columns, documentation, layout and tags.

Depending on the category of the template there might be other available information or less.

In the left part, you can see information, especially, features of the theme together with functionalities and a large description.

For each category, you have other subcategories so for WordPress category you have blog/magazine, BuddyPress, corporate, Creative, Directory, Listings, eCommerce, education, entertainment, layers WP, mobile, nonprofit, real estate, retail technology, wedding, miscellaneous and WordPress plugins.

For Marketing, you have email templates, instapage, landing pages, pagewiz, unbounce landing pages, Google web designer ads.

For the CMS category, there are available the following subcategories: Concrete5, Drupal, Joomla, MODX Themes, Moodle, Mura and miscellaneous.

For eCommerce category, you have all the popular eCommerce CMS.

The rest of the categories have similar subcategories excepting the Courses which have two subcategories one about popular items and other web design.

At your account settings you can upload your first item or you can edit it using profile settings. Here you can change personal information like name, password, email, avatar, homepage image, country badge, profile heading, profile text, availability for freelancing, badges, notifications, invoices, credit, item support, author, featured item, exclusivity, item licenses, tax, social networks and API keys.

Other useful pages from your account are the profile one where you can see your profile. At the following page, you can see the authors you follow, hidden items. At downloads, you see what items you can download while in reviews page is displayed your reviews.

At withdrawal, you can withdraw what you have won after selling items. At earnings, you see what you have earned. And at the statement, you can see reports about your selling stats.

In the end, if you want to use ThemeForest either to sell or buy you find the proper website helping you to earn some money and also to improve your web projects with the help of newly bought items from ThemeForest.

Don’t forget to have a valid PayPal account  to withdraw your revenue or buy what you need. But a credit card is also useful if you don’t have a PayPal account yet.

Envato also operates other marketplaces where you can find not only themes and templates, but also graphics, vectors, photos, images, music sounds and videos, scripts, 3D models, textures and much more. I highly recommend ThemeForest.

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David Cross

David is the chief editor at WebHostingMedia right from the beginning. He has a great passion for building and managing websites and creating helpful content. He is also interested in programming - currently learning python.