Premium themes have always been confusing to me and I have found myself switching over different themes from time to time.
When I started this blog, I was using a free WordPress theme. Few days into it, I switched to AdSense theme. Again after few weeks, I switched to Schema theme.
It happened few more times again and now I am using the GeneratePress themeGeneratePress theme.
I don’t exactly know what’s the reason, but my best bet is that you get bored after looking at the same design for months. But, switching over themes isn’t affordable at all, even for top bloggers.
There are themes which cost hundreds of dollars and then there are themes which cost around $30-50 each. If you’ve observed, I have used multiple themes from MyThemeShop.
Want to know why?
Because I had access to all the theme available over at MyThemeShop with their super affordable one-year membership.
I got it for just $69/year during Black Friday Deals and it is the best investment of my blogging journey. Apart from this website, I use different themes from MyThemeShop for my other smaller projects and there’s no restriction on the number of the website I can install their themes.
I may switch to MyThemeShop again in upcoming weeks, but for now, let it be how it is. In this post, I am doing my honest review of MyThemeShop and what I like about their themes. You can keep track of all the live MyThemeShop discounts using this page.
So, let’s get started with the MyThemeShop Review.
A Little About MyThemeShop
With the name like that, it is obvious that MyThemeShop is a marketplace to buy themes. But, do note that they sell WordPress plugins as well.
MyThemeShop was launched back in 2012 and have been in business for a long time now. Initially they use to sell only WordPress themes but later on, they started developing some quality WordPress plugins. They have also developed some of the best free themes and plugins in the market.
There are 130+ freemium themes and plugins available in their catalog and the number keeps increasing with the release of a new theme/plugin every 2-3 weeks.
MyThemeShop Review & Features
Let’s take a look at the features of the core product of MyThemeShop i.e. WordPress Themes.
MyThemeShop is a popular choice for WordPress club shoppers who are looking to buy monthly or yearly subscriptions.
However, MyThemeShop allows you to buy any individual theme or plugin for a fixed price. On any ordinary day, you can grab a premium MyThemeShop theme for $59, and a premium plugin for $29.
Talking about subscription, MyThemeShop charges a one-time fee of $87 per year which includes unlimited usage of all the premium themes and plugins.
The subscription cost may a look a bit high, especially when compared with the likes of WordPress clubs like Elegant Themes (costs $89/year) and Thrive Membership ($19/month).
And the same will look cheaper if compared with the subscription of popular WooThemes ($399) and StudioPress ($499.95).
Overall the pricing of MyThemeShop is affordable and worth every dime spent.
The structure of your website plays a considerable role in SEO (an acronym for Search Engine Optimization). All the themes at MyThemeShop are SEO-friendly as they are built with a good interlinking structure.
In fact, Schema theme is considered as one of the best SEO-Optimized themes. It is majorly used by webmasters who are concerned about SEO and want to have an edge over others.
Load time of any WordPress theme depends on the features provided, scripts used, and its optimization. MyThemeShop themes are loaded with latest features and inbuilt functionality for which you might have to install a plugin.
However, the codes are optimized in such a proper way that makes the themes load faster. Below is a snapshot of one of my website hosted with iPage web hosting (cheapest, starts at $1.99) and AdSense theme installed.
You’ll observe that load time is great considering various inbuilt features of AdSense theme.
MyThemeShop has a large catalog which contains hundreds of theme to cater to each and everyone’s needs. Whether you want to launch a business website or a sport one, they have you covered. They also have a section of the WooCommerce theme which will help you start an e-commerce site, again about any niche or product.
As discussed earlier, MyThemeShop has also developed some of the finest free themes. These free themes look exactly like the premium themes and boast the same features of paid themes.
If you’re short of money, then you can consider installing any of the free themes which are very well optimized and looks clean.
Unlimited Color Schemes & Backgrounds
Not everyone loves the same color scheme, we have our own likes especially when it comes to designing our website. Having a different and pleasant color makes your website stand out from the crowd.
Few of the popular themes allows you to choose from only a few of the default color schemes and backgrounds. But that’s not the case with MyThemeShop.
You can choose from an unlimited number of colors with the help of hex color picked and you can also choose any pattern, color, or image as the website background.
You can access the above-mentioned feature in Theme Options under Color Scheme tab.
Custom Theme Panel
With every theme of MyThemeShop – free or paid – you get a theme panel which enables you to further customize the theme as per your desire. Access it by going to Appearance > Theme Options from your dashboard.
Various options included in the themes are Typography, Color Scheme, Header Area, Footer Area, Responsiveness, Single Post, and more.
In simpler words, you can make changes to almost all the parts of the theme. If you know some basic coding, you can additionally modify any part with the help of additional CSS.
MyThemeShop has one of the very best contact support team available to you as a customer for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Moreover, the support team is knowledgeable and will always reply with exact solutions and steps.
You can directly contact the support team or you can post your query on their forum. Most experienced members and experts will reply to your query with a proper solution in a few hours. The good thing is that you can also use their forum even if you’re a free member and want help with basic designing.
The staff is also very friendly. You’ll have a good experience talking with them about your blog design and I’m sure they will suggest you some good optimization methods or probably do it for you without you asking for it.
Money Back Guarantee
How frequently you see theme sellers provide a money back guarantee? Rarely right?
MyThemeShop provides a 30-days money back guarantee during which you can ask for a 100% refund of your payment. No questions asked and hassle-free. And you get to keep the theme/plugin as well :p (of course without further support and updates).
MyThemeShop Review – Final Words
The design of your blog is an essential part and it is what attracts your visitors and make them stay for a longer time.
Fast loading, responsive, mobile-friendly, and simple themes are always favored as opposed to bright, clustered, and slow loading pages. And MyThemeShop has worked on this concept from start. Because of an affordable price tag, MyThemeShop is often the first choice for WordPress products among beginners.
MyThemeShop has helped me make a transit from free themes to premium themes and I hope it will help you do the same. Also, with various ongoing sales, you would be able to grab a premium theme/plugin for just $19 (a steal deal).
What do you think of my MyThemeShop review? Have I covered all the important topics? If not do let me know and I’ll try to add them as well. Been a previous customer to MyThemeShop? I would love to hear out your experiences.
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I started my blog with Schema theme and few plugins from MyThemeShop. Over the course of time, I tried multiple themes but eventually settled back to MyThemeShop.
The pricing is great and they run occasional offers where you can grab any theme/plugin for just $19. Customer support is worth vouching and also the options aren’t limited.
Customization is somewhat limited, but if you have a basic understanding of codes, you can customize the themes easily.
Bottom Line: I highly recommend MyThemeShop to my readers. We also recommend trying Schema and Ad-Sense theme alongside WP Review Pro and WP Subscribe Pro plugin.