4,934 Reviews

for Flexibility

A theme that has a number of powerful presets, and actually works as intended when customised. One of the easiest premium themes I've ever used, good work and thank you.

for Code Quality

A truly beautiful theme. But bloated and slow. Please do not be fooled by the beautiful demos. We have spend days trying to optimize the site to try improve load times, and even changed our hosting to a very fast cloud hosting plan. It is just not possible to get this theme to an acceptable size, no matter how much you concat scripts, use lazy loading, caching, CDNs and super fast hosting.

And the icing on the cake is that you can't even tell users about bugs you have found. After a year they prevent you from posting in the forum unless you pay for support! We don't want support, just let people know about errors that need fixing. Currently the theme doesn't even support the latest version of Woocommerce, and it's been 3 months already, and still no theme updates.

The theme is "pretty", but seriously think twice because you pay.

ThemeNectar

Author response

Hey rednosemonkey,

1. "Please do not be fooled by the beautiful demos...it is just not possible to get this theme to an acceptable size"
The demos shown are indeed real instances of Salient, they're not manipulated by any means to portray unrealistic performance. The ways in which you listed that you've optimized your own install actually exceed our demos, as we're not using a CDN. Here's a report from one of the demos using only the basic performance techniques which are covered in the docs: https://gtmetrix.com/reports/themenectar.com/zPgq4lnI

2. After a year they prevent you from posting in the forum unless you pay for support!
This is not something specific to Salient, but a rule imposed by ThemeForest. You get a certain number of months with free support and then following that period, you can optionally buy additional support time if needed. You're actually always allowed to post comments directly on our ThemeForest page whether you're past your support period or haven't purchased the theme yet. If you believe you've found a bug and wanted to reach out to confirm, you could have posted there or sent and email, however I see no comments ever submitted from this username:
https://themeforest.net/item/salient-responsive-multipurpose-theme/4363266/comments

3. Currently the theme doesn't even support the latest version of Woocommerce, and it's been 3 months already, and still no theme updates.
The new version of WooCommerce was released a week ago, and we're releasing an update this week (which we've been actively passing the beta version of to users).

If you're no longer going to be using the theme and are unsatisfied with it, feel free to request a refund at any time: http://themeforest.net/refund_requests/new

Cheers

for Customer Support

Tahir and team have made a stellar product here, well designed, well coded and beautiful to work with.

Ive bought this theme multiple times for multiple projects and its my "go-to" as a designer for creating compelling websites relatively quickly.

Support is 2nd to none and all questions are answered which is a hug huge help.

Would love to see some more elements and features being added but am sure we will see that over time.

Good work and I highly recommend this theme

Cheers
Damien

for Flexibility

Solid, flexible theme with great support (thanks many times Tahir!).

for Flexibility

Very dissapointed by that theme I had a lot of faith in...

I am a professional Web developper, and even though the theme is good and has a nice design, the header was pretty much a nightmare to work with. I found part of it to be bugged and the lack of option and customization for the header made it really hard to customize, but what made me react the most is how difficult it is to apply new code style to it. =(

The fact that I also would like the animation of, for example, an off-canvas menu with a different trigger mode royaly frustrate me. It feels so close, but it is so far at the same time.

I think the theme also lack of styles: not everyone whish to use only an outline style, even if it comes with neat animations.

I am still putting 4 stars because this is overall a good theme that's perfect for most people. Basic headers work well and the backend is one of the best and cleanest I've ever seen, so props to that. Just enough of choice of element. The theme is not clogged with useless plug-ins everywhere. Support is pretty descent. I've seen better, but it is very far to be the worse.

I am still going to continue to use the theme because it still fit most of my needs, thought I am going to pray for more (header) flexibility soon.

for Feature Availability

Everything I needed and more (would be good to see some more prebuilt templates and shape dividers though)

for Customer Support

Such a great product and the after-sales is second to none. Thank you for all of your help. <3

for Design Quality

I guess I have to chose one of the many reasons why I like this site. I would rate them all 5 star. I chose design quality because I am a designer and this is a very design sensitive site, a great balance between tech and the aesthetic. Proud to show it off. I will use it again.

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