Hello, long time I don’t have any new review WordPress Theme, because I need more time for another project.
After that project was stable, I come back and take care of this website and will create more posts next time. In this post, I will review a new theme from MyThemeShop – Startup; a new theme introduced for new business startups with treding design.
Startup Theme Review: A Quick Introduction
The Startup theme is the newest WordPress theme of MythemeShop at the end of 2019. As other MythemeShop themes, it has been developed base on all the lessons they learned along the theme development journey and used them to create it. Startup Theme helps us can show top services, price lists, testimonials, main product categories, and lots of information. We can integrate pages to show blog, portfolio, contacts, about, team and many other details.
And most importantly, it is an SEO-friendly theme with a clean and schema-ready code. It also integrates with the most popular free page-builder plugins Elementor flawlessly so that we can enjoy customizing every to design the perfect website on the fly.
Here’s what the Startup theme has to offer:
- Stunning visuals, perfect fonts, and a beautiful design make the Startup theme a perfect package
- Aesthetically Pleasing Layout
- 100% Fluid Responsive
- Drag & Drop Homepage Builder
- 10 Pre-Defined Homepage Sections
- 2 Pre-Defined Header Layouts
- 4 Pre-Defined Blog Layouts
- SEO Ready & Schema Friendly
- Optimized for AdSense
- Clean and Translation Ready Code
- Unlimited Color & BG Options
- Gutenberg Compatible
- A Plethora of Shortcode Options
- 4 Unique Pagination Settings
- Off-Canvas Mobile Menu
- Import/Export Options
- Dedicated Performance Options
- 5 Related Posts Layouts
- Parallax and Zoom Out Effect
- Detects Ad-Blockers
- And a ton of other featured
- WP Review Compatible
- 14 Custom Widgets
- WooCommerce Compatible
#1. Optimized Performance & Fasted Loading – Important feature to be loved by Google
All MyThemeShop themes are fast speed, which is not controversial. But I also tried installing a demo to testing to see how the performance really works when we use it on reality. With hosting packages save costs and several necessary plugins, whether the speed is as expected?
Unexpectedly, I using GTMetrix to test, it achieved a very high score, even though I haven’t used the cache plugin yet and optimized.
Similar to other MyThemeShop themes, Startup also provides us with some features to optimize the website in the most optimal way.
#2. SEO Optimize – Have all the features we need
With Startup, we will stop hunting for SEO plugins. Reactor comes with Rank Math SEO plugin in-built so we don’t have to worry about SEO.
Rank Math SEO is a free plugin of MyThemeShop, a heavy contender of Yoast SEO. With ambition can overthrow Yoast SEO’s throne, and after reviewing its features, I think this is very likely to happen in the future. You can find out more about its features at here.
Next, a feature that an SEO optimized website must have is Schema and Rich Snippet. If you work as an Affiliate Marketer or Product Launch, I think this is a useful feature that helps you can stand out on Google’s search page.
Moreover, It also has a function I think quite important but more themes are not available – Code Fields Section.
You can add the code which you need to place on the header or footer. (ex: Google Webmaster Tools verification, Bing Webmaster Center, BuySellAds Script, Alexa verification, Google Analytics, Clicky, STATCOUNTER, Woopra, Histats, etc.)
#4. Theme Options – A Lots Of Customization Options
Like other themes, Reactor also has great customization options. Below is a list of the options this theme includes:
General Settings – You can use to set Logo image, Favicon, Touch icon. Besides, the Header and Footer Code are the sections to add third-party scripts example Google Tags, Google Analytics, Pinterest Verification, etc.
Styling Options – This option can be used to change the background color, theme colors, Custom CSS, Site Layout style…
Header – This feature gives you to alter header designs and menu locations.
Homepage – This option allows you to change the homepage layout, thumbnail size, slider, date, categories…
Footer – You can change the Footer background pattern, color, widget layout, and copyright text.
Single Posts – This feature can be used to change single post layout, enable or disable Sidebars, Breadcrumbs, hide Author box or Date in Comments.
Social Buttons – With inbuilt social share buttons in this section so you no need of 3rd party social share plugin.
Ad Management – This really is my personal favorite option that allows one to put any affiliate codes showing ads and Google Adsense scripts exactly where you wish to show without needing any other plugin to create a solid income.
Sidebars – Applying this option you are able to customize your blog sidebars simply.
Typography – You can change Fonts (over 600+ Google Fonts ), size, Colors.
I will leave it for you to explore and not to mention much.
But there are some interesting new features I will show you why it is very suitable for blogging.
1. Related Post
Firstly, it is the Related Post section, which is quite an important part to help to keep users longer on our website. However many themes do not have this feature, and we have to install 3rd-plugins, which also makes our website sluggish and disunion.
With Reactor, it is different, it provided 6 the layout for us to choose.
Perhaps, you will think that pagination is not special. But to me, it is also a useful feature to help bring a better user experience. For example, with the basic pagination, we must click to continue to the next page, but with the Load More type we just scroll to the end, the next content will continue to appear, that very convenient, right?
Grasp that, MyThemeShop provided us 4 selection:
- Next / Previous
- Numbered (1 2 3 4…)
- AJAX (Load More Button)
- AJAX (Auto Infinite Scroll)
Not just choose the types, we can customize color, background, padding, border…
With 4 predefined header layouts provided. We can choose and customize from color, background, logo to social icon and dropdown menu.
4. Ad Management
Using advertisement networking platforms like AdSense to generate income from an internet site made use of to be one of the very best means to generate income from a blog.
And these features helpt you easily place and manage ads on your website with the easy-to-use and management options.
Through option panel, you can add the code of the banners to get more click or attracting viewers to buy the product.
Reactor provider us 4 positions to insert ads: Header, Before Footer, Below Post Title, Below Post Content. These are also optimized positions to get a high conversion rate.
When developing a blog site, you almost share your experience and also beneficial info totally free. All you desire in return is the capacity to show several ads on your blog site wishing to get some the clicks to cover the costs of website and hosting.
However, with AdBlock software, all ads are blocked and cannot be displayed. That’s bad!
But the good news for whoever uses Startup, Ad-Blocker detection feature has been integrated into this theme and you don’t have to worry about it.
Final Thoughts On The StarupTheme
It is among the fastest loading WordPress theme that you will need. So if you’re seeking the very best performance possible, using Startup as your WordPress theme is a wonderful choice.
If you incorporate it with fast-loading hosting, you will have no problem making your website lots in under one second.
To get started, you can purchase the Startup at MyThemeShop with $45