Themify is already a well-known team of people who develop amazing themes and plugins. Their framework is home to numberless WordPress website across the globe. Still, this creative doesn't seem to stop delivering exciting products.
This time, we got our hands on one of their most dominant WordPress themes which can wow users on the first sight. We had the same reaction. It's because Ultra packs amazing features which can transform a simple WordPress user with no coding experience into a fully established WordPress designer.
Just a day before our review, Ultra got updated and became even more flexible. Stay with us and see what this theme can do for your WordPress site.
The mighty Builder lets you design a site with ease
The Builder which comes installed with the theme is a good thing to start with. Simply by loading one of 60 professionally designed layouts, your website can become a unique masterpiece which doesn't need any customizing. It's almost like you get that many individual themes for the price of one. Still, where would be fun in not customizing your site; since Builder allows such an easy manipulation of all the website elements, it would be a sin not to modify components.
A new update even allows you to import pre-made websites like Restaurant and Agency.
Ultra will enable you to reorganize each and every part of your WordPress website. And you can do that live, with a preview which will enable you to track changes instantly. You can easily change the number of columns for each section, and each section can be customized separately. If you double click on the module, a new editing window appears. There, you get to modify that particular element (text, image, video, icons, widgets) which will have a lot of settings to play with, while every element will have a separate setting tab to manage styling, animation, and visibility on different devices.
Another great thing about the builder is that you can create layouts globally (for the entire site at once), or separately for each page. This gives you unlimited options when it comes to customizing your site.
- Highly customizable
- Versatile drag&drop builder for easier layout creation
- Smart layout option
- 14 Header/footer styles
- Customizable single post layouts
- Full section scrolling
- Mega Menu builder
- Several background types
- Image filters
- Optional Portfolio module
- WooCommerce ready
- Easy demo import
- Hook content
- SEO optimized
Change Header and footer on the fly
If you have ever fantasized about having that beautiful header which you saw on this or that site anywhere on the web, or maybe an amazing pull-out menu which looked stylish, you probably wondered how to achieve that on your site. Until now, you would probably need to code it for yourself or buy additional plugins which would deal with headers, footers, and menus separately. With Ultra, you can create any of that on the fly!
You can choose from several header styles. For example, you can choose a standard header, you can split it in half, show as a bar, make it sticky, appear as a block, and much more. Similarly, you get to choose your footer style which can then be additionally modified via the builder.
Create Mega Menus
With Ultra, you can even create Mega Menus. No, those aren't just bigger versions of standard menus, but actually, they offer a vast number of features. In Mega Menus, you can add posts, categories, custom post types and links, and you can even include the entire widget in the menu area.
Enable Parallax effect
You can now easily create Parallax effect on each of you website sections. After you turn on the builder, you will get to customize each of the sections separately. That means that you get to choose background colors, gradients, images or videos. You can set your animation effects and even apply Parallax effect on it. Set the speed of the scroll and decide if you want the section to be on top or below the adjacent section. After you save changes, you can witness smooth effect which will make your site feel alive and fluid.
The best example how this works can be viewed on the video above where iPhone images seem to be floating. Yes, the video shows their other theme, but you can recreate this effect in a matter of minutes!
Other Ultra features
Ultra is packed with features. For example, if you need to show a gallery (which can be easily inserted anywhere you'd like by dragging a module), you should know that theme allows you to apply several photo filters. You can automatically set Grayscale, Blur, and Sepia filters on your images without changing the original image! No Photoshop nor any 3rd party apps needed.
If you need a Portfolio, it can be easily added to any of the post styles that Ultra offers. If not even that's enough for you and still need to sell products online, you should note that the theme is WooCommerce ready.
As we stated in the introduction, Ultra can wow any user from a first sight. We really liked the theme from the moment we glanced at all the features. After we tested the theme, we can confirm that the "Wow Effect" stays even after hours of modifying a site. Although we thoroughly scrutinized theme, we still somehow feel that there are parts of it which we haven't got the chance to test.
At the end of this review, we'd like to add that Ultra has a detailed, user-friendly documentation available; so you don't have to worry about the complexity of the builder or by getting overwhelmed by numerous options and features. Everything is easy to understand and use, works great both on desktop and on mobile devices and you can always count on the support team which will be ready to give you a hand while you're building awesome sites.
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