I was looking for a new theme that will suit my preference which is minimalist in design yet stylish! That’s when OSHINE came into the view. One of the Best Seller WordPress themes in Envato/ThemeForest Market. Oshine is a creative multi-purpose WordPress theme that was launched by Brand Exponents in December 2014. Oshine is a full pack theme with many features and a pre-built demo that are included in its package, a beautiful template that will give you an easy starting point in developing a beautiful website. Especially if you are a newbie to WordPress.
In choosing a perfect theme that will fit my needs, I always consider the following key points:
- Who should choose the theme?
- Are the design and functionality worth it?
- Is the page builder included?
- How about their customer support?
Who should choose Oshine Theme?
Oshine has a wide variation of demos that can cater a broad target audience. Thanks to Oshine’s demo library, that can help you quickly build a wide range of different websites from professional business themes, creative magazine portfolios, photographs, digital agency, eCommerce, and online stores.
Another good thing about Oshine is Brand Exponent’s very own page builder called TATSU, with the help of this powerful tool users can easily modify and update the website pages and posts to your likings. Yes, you don’t need to hire a web developer or designer. Oshine has everything you need, nevertheless of what website niche you are creating. However, make sure to read thoroughly and learn about the theme that you will be using for you to know if it will fit your desired project.
Let’s talk about the design and functionality
Oshine is easy to use if you are a beginner in WordPress, no coding skills required. After installing the theme you will be prompted to install the required plugins which come with the package. Installing the required plugins is just one click. Easy and simple. It has a lot of demos that are well designed by their web designers that you can choose based on your preference and what will fit your ideal website.
When it comes to design, I personally like the V1 Main Multi-purpose demo because of its simple yet very organized design. If you are a fan of white spaces, only contain minimal visual elements, but can still catch and attract attention from your visitors, Oshine has all of these characteristics. Let’s be honest on one thing, it is hard to design a simple yet elegant website that will fit people’s visual standards, and Oshine will provide it for you!
Brand Exponents software engineers and designers designed Oshine to make it easier for people who are WordPress beginners and don’t have coding skills. You don’t have to build your site from scratch. You can select a pre-made layout from more than 50+ demos. On top of that, Brand Exponents keep on adding new and trendy demos.
Nonetheless, your pre-website will be ready in just 3 steps. (1) Purchase the theme; (2) Install the theme to your WordPress staging website and it’s required plugins; (3) Import your selected demo. And next, you just need to update the site content to match your branding.
Theme option is not available on all WP themes out there. Some theme developers only rely on the WP default customizer. Good thing, Oshine has it’s own theme option called Oshine Options.
Oshine provides the Tatsu Global Section Settings that can be used without using hardcodes.
Tatsu Drag and Drop Page Builder will let you build your website just like how you want it without using codes.
You can edit your page using Tatsu Page Builder, it will help you see the front end appearance of the page while editing it, in that way, you don’t have to check the front end by reloading the page every time you make an update. You can see the actual outcome while updating the page without checking the front end.
Tatsu Page Builder will make it easy for you to copy, duplicate, and delete the blocks that you don’t need. It will also allow you to insert content blocks that you can personalize based on your preference without using any code.
Oshine strong and efficient support system
Oshine theme has an excellent and efficient support team that can always assist you with your concerns. They have received a lot of good reviews in terms of their customer support team.
Is Oshine a good choice as a theme for WordPress beginners? Definitely yes! Sive Oshine has a lot of demos that you can modify without touching any codes, also with The Tatsu Drag and Drop WordPress Page Builder it will be easier for you to modify your site without getting back and forth to your frontend and backend since the backend appearance mirrors the frontend outcome of your website.