Alchem – The Customizable WordPress Theme Review
Alchem is a full featured multi-purpose WordPress theme you can use to setup your personal and business website in no time. Developed on the full responsive structure with HTML 5 and CSS3 language, Alchem is fully compatible with all mobile and tablets devices.
The customization panel is full of customization settings and you can change everything in this theme, including the header and footer settings, color options, pages layouts and all the admin’s email and social links.
Magee Development Team built the Alchem WordPress theme with short codes which you can use to create different page layouts, the theme is pre-built with 4 different page layouts. However you can still create your own customized page layout, columns, testimonial section, feature and announcement box and much more. Alchem WordPress theme is perfectly suitable to setup a modern looking website for any type of business.
Now let’s discuss the main features of Alchem WordPress theme.
Main features Fully Responsive WordPress Theme Design
Websites with mobile friendly structure are more liked and have high chances of visitors checking your site when it looks good and fully compatible on mobile devices.
People these days don’t get enough time to check a website sitting in front a desktop computer, they mostly check a website while on the go on their mobile devices. Alchem WordPress theme is designed to be fully compatible with all mobile browsers and devices.
Well-coded & SEO Friendly
A site without SEO optimization is just like throwing away your site in the ocean of websites where nobody will see where your site stands. To make your website stand in the competition of billions in today’s world, you have to take help from the SEO techniques. Sites built on robust SEO structure, are quickly indexed and given preferences by search engines. Alchem has well-coded SEO options that, if configured properly, will get your site to higher rankings as soon as you launch your site.
One page Homepage
From the user’s point of view, one-pager landing page or home page is super easy to browse and find information. From the business owner’s perspective, it gives a satisfaction that there are no other pages of the site where a visitor could get lost in. With Alchem, you have a free, pre-made one page layout which you can setup by using a simple shortcode on any new page. You can add or remove elements like, client’s testimonials, FAQs section, contact form and much more.
Primary Color Changes
From the theme settings panel, you can change the whole color scheme of your website with a few clicks. No need to go into the code of the site. Single click and you can see your website completely transformed with a new color without disturbing the content.
WordPress has a beauty of using shortcodes in the theme to create web elements on any pages you like without any coding knowledge required. Alchem WordPress theme is full of such shortcodes which you can use to create sliders, portfolio item, blogs list, columns, testimonials and a lot more with simple putting a few character of shortcode.
Sticky headers helps a visitor with the reading of content on a long page. If you setup all your content of the home page of your site, it might get a little longer to read all. Sticky headers stick to the screen top with the mouse scroll so a visitor can see the navigation options with every scroll to quickly browse to some other page of the site.
Customizable Header and Footer
Customizing header and footer are required when you want to change the look of your website. Alchem WordPress theme gives you the freedom to change the complete layout of both header and footer area so you can get a new look whenever you want without disturbing the content and images. You can set the logo in multiple placement in the header area. Alchem theme offers to setup the social link directly into the header.
Font Awesome Icons
Icons are much better way to get user’s attention instead of text. Font Awesome is a prebuilt third-party icons library that can be integrated in any website. You don’t have to install any script on your site to increase the page load. Alchem has the font awesome library built right into the theme core files. You can call or show any icon in any place of the theme. You can customize the color and size of the icons with simple CSS.
Alchem WordPress theme has full support of language translations integrated in the theme. Now you can own a site which a visitor can see a translated version of the site based on the demographics and settings. By uploading a simple language file you can have multiple language versions of the site. You can also set the base language at any time for all visitors. Most common languages include: German, French, Polish, Russian and many more.
When you’re creating a page with this theme, you have the option to set the number of columns, placement of header bar, hide/show of the content and other settings without effecting the layouts of other existing pages of your website.
You have 4 different premade layouts in the theme and you can choose any layout for any individual page you need. You can even have the option to show/hide the sidebar or title of the page.
Most of the websites today are visited from high end tablets and devices like, iPad, MacBook, iPhone and other such devices. If a theme is retina ready, this means the content and images will be visible in ultra-high quality on all such devices. Since these devices have different resolutions of icons and other images, developers have to upload different icon sizes for each device. We put this option integrated in our theme. From settings panel you can upload retina supported icons.
Numerous Prebuilt Sections
The theme contains some awesome and premade page templates to minimize your efforts to setup a particular page, like home page. If you choose the “front page” template, you will get the home page just as in the theme’s demo. This will save both your time and efforts setting up the most important page of your website- the home age.
The paid version has more page layout options to choose from. You can view those layouts on the demo link given above.
Let’s take a quick look on the pro features of the Alchem WordPress theme.
All the following features are only available in the paid version of the Alchem theme.
CSS3 Animation Box
Animations create an appealing visual ion on any webpage. It automatically succeeds in getting the visitors attention. CSS 3 animation are created using just the CSS, no external file or scripts to create the animations. Alchem has a wide varieties of CSS 3 animation built into the theme for you. There are 15 different animations available in the pro version of the theme.
Setting up an online store on a business is getting common. Almost every business site is selling or marketing a product and allowing the visitors to make purchases on the site. For WordPress, there is no better option to step and ecommerce site, than Woocommerce. This is the ultimate plugin to easily setup an online store with purchasing options. Alchem comes with pre-integrated woocommerce plugin so you don’t have to install everything from scratch.
Video background is getting common these days as it attracts the immediate attention of a visitor. Alchem has this feature built in, you don’t need support of any third party plugin to integrate video background in your site. You can set a direct URL of a video or upload the whole video from the setting panels. In the pro version, you get extra feature to set the video on loop. Free version plays the video one time and stops when it played completely.
600+ Google Fonts
Fonts not only create variable look on the site but also makes a webpage more interesting to read or look at. Google has been offering a huge collection of fonts to be used directly on any webpage. Alchem theme has integrated the facility to use over 600 different font styles on your website. You can set different font to each heading or page you like.
Business website without a portfolio fails to impress the visitors and your potential customers visiting your website. Portfolio is the best way to present your work or projects to your visitors. Alchem gives you the option to setup a portfolio showcase on your site in few clicks. You can add as many projects in your showcase as you want.
There are two versions of the Alchem theme available – free and paid. The free version is totally free to use but has some theme customization limitations. And the pro version is definitely cheap but high quality while it costs $39.95 and has unlimited features and customization options.
It’s nice to see such a designer has a strong aesthetic for WordPress development. Alchem really brings unique designs with high standards for your great online presence, and gives you distinct look and feel while being very easy to adapt and customize.
With the addition of the Magee Shortcodes you get a true versatile theme to build most types of websites with WordPress. It allows you to create so many different page layouts and insert different items to the content, such as slider, portfolio, images, blog list, column, and more. While many other premium multi-purpose themes may have third party shortcodes, Alchem becomes better and effectively integrate with a purpose-built shortcode that have been designed to work perfectly with the theme.
When you set a video background from your favorite Internet videos, then the package comes with everything you need to create a site that not only looks great but performs well.