Elementor is a powerful page builder, but it requires a compatible and customizable theme. While there are dozens of ‘highly compatible’ themes for Elementor out there, you need to do a thorough check before you can say for sure that the theme is a good fit for you.
In this article, I’ll be reviewing the Everse theme by DeoThemes. If you are looking for a compatible theme for your WordPress website running Elementor, this article is perfect for you.
Everse Theme: Quick Overview
Everse is a lightweight and customizable multi-niche WordPress theme which comes with in-built seamless compatibility with popular products like Elementor and WooCommerce. The pro version of the theme comes with 20+ professionally pre-built starter sites. Almost every starter site has more than five well-designed pages or sections that you can import with just a single click and can customize further.
Here are some highlights of the Everse theme:
- Everse comes with full compatibility with the WooCommerce theme allowing you to create an eCommerce store and start selling products and services online.
- Since the theme follows strict high-quality code standards, the theme is blazing fast and lightweight. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about SEO as it is fully optimized to rank well on Google search results.
- The theme also features a powerful mega menu builder to create unlimited mega menus for your website. With this feature, you can create and present large catalogs of products/ menu items while simplifying the website’s navigation.
- The header and footer builder of Everse allows you to take control over their design. Even if you do not have Elementor Pro, you can pretty much customize every aspect of the header/footer with ease.
- With Everse, you get access to the Eversor plugin, which extends elementor and adds unique and valuable widgets in your library.
Regarding pricing, you can get Everse for $49/year for a single site license. If you want an unlimited websites license, you can get it for $99/year, and for the lifetime license, you can get it for a single payment of $249.
Now to explore the theme features in detail, let’s look under the hood and see what Everse can achieve on a standard WordPress installation.
On Hands with Everse
In this section, I will give Everse Pro a test spin and explore its features. So let’s jump right into it!
Once you have Everse Pro, you can install it on your website like any other plugin. Go to the WP Admin dashboard > Appearance > Themes > Add New. Now upload the theme and click on the install button. Once you have installed the pro plugin, you need to enter the license key on the Freemius activation page. Simply enter the license key to activate the plugin.
After installation, you’d be redirected to the plugin’s setup page. However, before you can start using the theme to its full potential, you need to install a few more plugins. Here are the plugins:
- Everse Core: The main supporting plugin for the theme with functions like social media, CPTs, and WordPress widgets.
- Elementor(If you don’t have it already): Customize parts of the theme and pre-built starter sites. If you do not have Elementor pro, you can work with Elementor’s free version as well.
- Eversor: Elementor’s extension that adds a library of 15+ custom widgets and 20+ WooCommerce widgets.
- Kirki Framework: A robust framework for adding options in the WordPress native customizer.
The plugins mentioned above come pre-packaged. So you just have to click on the ‘begin installing plugins’ link on the notice, and they will be installed automatically.
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Everse Starter Sites
In the WP Admin dashboard > Appearance > Everse Starter Sites, you can access and view all the designs. In addition, you can import as many templates as you want and can customize them further.
To import a starter site, just go to the design you wish to import and click on the import button. If a theme uses any required elements to function correctly, it will be displayed in a prompt. Then, you just need to click on ‘Install and activate plugins’ to grab the required plugins with a single click.
After the import was completed, the theme was live on the website.
Customizing Everse Starter Sites
Customizing the pages is pretty much the same as customizing any page built with Elementor. Go to pages > the page you want to edit and click on the ‘Edit with Elementor’ button. In the Elementor editor, you can quickly make changes to the design, content, or styling of the elements.
On the elements sidebar, you get a section for Eversor widgets. You can use these widgets while designing. Here are some of the widgets:
- Contact form 7
- Pricing tables
- Image before and after
- Navigation menu
- Advanced Google maps
- Menu Search
Everse WooCommerce Builder
Everse comes equipped with a powerful WooCommerce builder. You can create a new product template from scratch or you can import a demo from the Everse Starter Sites plugin and start customizing it.
With 20+ custom-built WooCommerce widgets like product title, product price, or related products, you can create every WooCommerce parts or page that is required to run a successful eCommerce store.
WordPress Native Customizer Options
While the theme is pretty much editable with Elementor, DeoThemes added more options in the WordPress customizer. Kirki powers the options in the customizer, so make sure you have that installed and activated on your website before you visit the native customizer.
You get all the standard options like colors, font styling, website logo, and site identity. On top of these options, you get some unique features:
- Header and footer customization options such as layout styles, logo, etc.
- Social options can add links to social profiles such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, and they will be applied on the page automatically.
- Option to make the website GDPR compliant by showing a cookie consent notification bar with the opportunity to customize the notice and buttons’ text.
- Option to set a custom 404-page image with a custom title, description, and button text.
- Different typography options for all parts of the theme, such as header, headings, body, blog, form, buttons, and the footer.
Other Features of Everse
The theme has other good features that deserve to be mentioned:
- Blazing fast theme: The theme is built with high coding standards, making it quick and lightweight. Although the theme requires other plugins to function, it still does not put any weight on the servers or your website hosting.
- Detailed documentation: The theme is backed by detailed documentation that can help you out if you ever find yourself stuck. Most of the topics are covered there, and you can contact them directly from the contact page in your website’s admin dashboard.
- Translation ready: The theme is WPML ready, which means you can create websites for geo-specific audiences by translating the theme to any language.
- Dynamic custom post types: You get ‘projects’ and ‘services’ custom post types built-in with this theme. You can use them in premade elementor widgets too.
- Megamenu builder: You can create unlimited mega menus with Everse. This way, you can beautifully display the navigation and make it easier to jump to other pages.
Pricing and Plans
Everse is a relatively new theme in the block but hosts some of the most unique and powerful features in the market. If you wish to go for the theme’s pro version, you can get it for a starting price of $49 per year for a single website installation.
If you wish to go for the agency plan, it costs $99 for unlimited websites, and you will also get access to other themes by DeoThemes with updates and support for one year.
You can get the lifetime plan for $249 for all themes, unlimited websites, lifetime support, and updates. If you are interested in getting Everse Pro, you can get it here.
Final Take: Everse Elementor Theme
Creating website pages from scratch using Elementor is totally possible, but it can take some time and effort. Everse makes that part even more straightforward. I tried creating a website for a digital agency, and I had it up and running in less than 20 minutes. Initially, I was a little skeptical about the extra plugins required to run the theme. However, after giving them a go, I was able to see the value they bring to the table and how they made customization and navigation easier—no doubt the theme delivered to its claims.
I’d highly recommend Everse to anyone looking for a good base theme for Elementor. The pro features are worth going if you want to create a good website experience rather than just another single-page site.
If you are interested in the pro version, you can check here.
If you wish to start with the free version, check here.
Let me know what you think about this theme and which feature you liked the most in the comment section!