Elegant by Themify is a multipurpose theme with a minimal design drawing all attention on your content. The theme features several custom post types and the powerful Themify Builder, a drag-and-drop page builder. You can deploy Elegant on business websites, online portfolios, magazine sites, blogs and even WooCommerce powered web shops.
The theme supports one WordPress menu, which is centered in the header. By default, this is a fixed menu, so that the menu – as well as the site title/log and social links – remains visible while scrolling down the page. You can disable the fixed header by clicking a check box within the theme options (Settings >> Theme Settings >> Fixed Header).
Themify Elegant installs with nine custom widgets:
- Banners & Links
- Feature Posts
- List Categories
- List Pages
- Most Commented
- Recent Comments
- Social Links
This theme incorporates six widget areas:
- Footer Social
- three Footer columns
The theme adds several modules to the WordPress menu for its custom post types: Teams, Portfolios, Highlights, Slides, and Testimonials, All custom post types come with their own categories.
Teams allows you to create profiles for your staff members. The Themify Custom Panel lets you set a content width, upload a Featured Image, set the desired dimensions for that image, include a title, skill set and social links.
Portfolios posts let you showcase your projects. These post allow you to upload a Featured Image, set its dimensions, and hide the post info – entirely or only partially. Furthermore, you are able to attach an external link as well as a lightbox link.
Highlights to display specialties, key services, and (product) features. A Highlight post adds custom fields for an image or icon. You can also add an external links and a lightbox link.
The Slides post type extends the usual post screen with additional fields that let you upload an image and set its dimensions. Furthermore, you have the ability to enter an external and a Lightbox link, as well as a Video URL.
The Testimonial post type includes custom fields for the author name, title, and website. In addition, you get the chance to upload a Featured Image, and set the preferred width and height.
Another option for all custom post types is creating a custom page with the Themify Builder, just as with regular posts and pages.
The Themify Builder is available as a separate product, but is also integrated into all Themify themes, including Elegant. The Themify Builder is a visual editor that allows you to create custom pages by dragging modules to the page canvas.
The Themify Builder offers the following modules: Accordion, Box, Callout, Divider, Feature, Gallery, Highlight, Image, Layout Parts, Map, Menu, Portfolio, Post, Slider, Tab, Testimonial, Text, Video, Widget, and Widgetized.
Several pre-made layouts are available through the Builder Layouts of the Elegant Theme Options panel giving you a head start: News, Portfolio, Product Single, Agency, Magazine, Photo Page, Product Landing, and Product Landing 2.
Although you can not modify these default layouts directly, you can use a default layouts as a templates; just duplicate the layout concerned and edit the duplicate where desired.
The Builder Layout Parts is basically a library of reusable page elements that you create yourself.
The Themify Builder is available for pages and posts – including every custom post type. The article Drag & Drop Web Pages with the Themify Builder describes this visual content builder in more detail.
The Elegant Theme Settings comprehend four tabs:
- Demo Import
The Skins tab is the place where you select you desired color scheme. You can choose from eight predefined skins.
The Transfer tab facilitates the import and export of your theme settings, which you can deploy for back-up purposes or when you want to transfer the theme settings to another web site.
To get familiar with Elegant, you have the opportunity to start out with a Demo Import. This demo includes initial settings for the theme as well as widgets and adds some sample content to your WordPress install.
When you no longer have a need for the demo content, you can simply remove it by clicking the [Erase Demo] button.
The options of the Settings tab are grouped in several sections:
- Default Layouts
- Portfolio Layouts
- Team Layouts
- Theme Settings
- Image Script
- Social Links
- Themify Builder
- Twitter Settings
- Hook Content
The General section allows you to upload your favicon, enter custom Header and Footer code, a custom RSS Feed, as well import a Google Webfonts Subset.
With Default Layouts you have the ability to select your default page layout – which can be either one, two, three or even four columns – and set your preferred sidebar position, or have no sidebar at all.
In addition, you can enter the dimensions for the thumbnails as displayed on index pages and within single post pages, and hide post details as well as the Featured Image.
The Portfolio Layouts and Team Layouts let you tweak the page layouts for these custom post types in a comparable manner as the Default Layouts.
The Theme Settings let you select your desired Gallery Lightbox, disable the fixed header, and choose between a numbered pagination and previous/next post links.
With the Image Filter option you get four alternatives for your just the Featured Images or all images: Grayscale, Sepia, Blur or none. You can even add an additional image filter for hover states.
Here you can also exclude the RSS Link and Search Form from the page headers, customize the footer text, and set the number of Footer columns. For the latter you can opt from zero to four widget areas.
At the Image Script tab you can select your preferred method of image resizing; either with Themify’s image script or according to WordPress Featured Image settings. An additional option lets you enable Retina Images on desktops and/or mobile devices.
The Social Links allow you to add and modify the title, link, and image of your social network profiles. You can add as many social profiles as you like and display these in the Social widget area – or one of the other widget areas – with the Social Links widget.
The Themify Builder options let you disable the visual content editor completely or only specific modules of this drag & drop page builder.
At the Twitter Settings you get the chance to enter the API keys from your Twitter Account for the Twitter widget.
With Hook Content you get the power to add your own widget areas, without the need to code. Simply select the Action Hook, check your conditions from the dialog wizard, enter your content, and your are done!
With Themify, you have several options to obtain Themify Elegant.
For $49 you get a Standard Package. Next to the purchased theme, you are entitled to pick a bonus theme for free -- so will get two themes for the price of one.
You can also opt for a $69 Developer Package, which adds the layered Photoshop (PSD) files to your theme and the free bonus theme.
Both Theme Packages include access to support and theme updates for one year.
Alternatively, you can become a Themify Club Member, in which case you have four options:
- $89 Master Club – all themes + Photoshop files, addons and plugins
- $249 Lifetime Club – as the Master Club, but without recurring fees
So besides the themes, a Club Membership gives you access to all plugins, which includes the Themify Builder plugin that works with all WordPress themes!
The Master Club membership give you access to all themes, support and updates as long as you decide to remain a Themify Member.
The Lifetime Master Membership offers the same as the Master Club Membership, except that you pay only once, and enjoy all the benefits for live – without an annual club contribution.