Themify is a relative newcomer to the world of premium WordPress themes, but they do show a fair bit of promise. Right now their theme selection is rather limited, which is the reason we can really only recommend them for select niches and applications. Their prices are good however and their existing themes are of a high quality, so we hope to see some evolution in their company in the coming years. If they branch out into more niches and offer some more generic themes, they could do quite well.
Themify is a Canadian company which was founded in 2010, making it one of the newer companies we’ve reviewed. The site receives a lot of traffic and has a high PR with Google, making it a popular site to visit. The only reason this company probably isn’t more popular than it is with developers is the lack of general themes which can be used for many purposes, particularly for building corporate websites.
Themify has four tiers of packages. Two of them are single-theme-only purchases; these package are called Standard Theme and Developer Theme. What makes them packages is that they also include a bonus free, lifetime theme updates, lifetime forum access, and unlimited domain usage. PSD files are included with the Developer Theme. What you’re most likely interested in is the Standard Club or the Developer Club. These clubs provide you with access to all themes, including theme updates and forum access for one year and unlimited domain usage. PSD files are include in the Developer Club package. The standard club costs $69.00 per year and the developer club costs $89.99 per year. That’s one of the least expensive prices we’ve seen anywhere for developer membership.
Themes are broken into categories for easy navigation on the website. These include blog, portfolio, free, responsive, restaurant, corporate, multimedia, magazine, eCommerce, post formats, and featured. As mentioned before, there are really only a handful of corporate themes, and most of the other themes would be better for specific niche applications and not for corporate websites. Since many developers who join theme clubs build corporate websites professionally, this may not make Themify an ideal option. The price is good, however, so it depends on how many sites you need to build and what types of sites you focus on.
Theme options and features include a responsive layout, header and footer sliders, multiple sidebar options, a customizable dual navigation menu, lightbox gallery, banner ad options for the header, optional search form and RSS features, social media features, footer options, widget columns, theme skins, child theme support, and more. The PSD Photoshop files are included in the Developer Package for easy backdrop modification.
Customer service is great overall except for the fact that there don’t seem to be any video tutorials, and these are quite helpful in learning how to work with theme options, so this is a detractor. As mentioned before, price per theme is very low, which is a major selling point. There are 29 paid themes at this point with 1-2 releases monthly. The average cost per theme for the Standard package is just $2.38, and the average cost per theme for the Developer package is just $3.07-which is impressively low. Being as Themify is a newer company to the premium WordPress theme business, we can understand the lack of tutorials and slight shortage of corporate themes at this point. As the company continues to release new themes, we hope to see higher quality themes in the future. TopFiveAwards gives Themify a 7/10. This is a company to watch!