Review: Ashade-Photography WordPress Theme

Rifat Creative Mar 1, 2021

Photography is a great passion. Your photos must be captivating and fascinating. But if you want to achieve maximum impact via Internet, you should build a website that fits the purpose and does justice to your vision. Ashade is a rookie on Themeforest, but it's full of futuristic characteristics. Ashade Photography  WordPress theme contains 18 layouts for photo galleries and sliders and 4 minimal home page layout to show everything your client needs to recognize your talent. It has a shadow core Elementor plugin widgets and the Contact Form 7 plugin that comes with the theme bundle. Today we will do an in-depth review of the Ashade WordPress theme to let you know that how you can be advantageous with this theme.

Feature List

  • WooCommerce Support
  • One-Click Demo Import
  • Client Proofing Page
  • Shadow Core with additional Elementor Widgets
  • Smooth Scroll
  • Creative Page Transitions
  • Interactive Mouse Cursor
  • Maintenance Page
  • Contact Form 7 Plugin
  • Creative Animations
  • Justified Grid Gallery
  • Grid Gallery with
  • Masonry Gallery
  • Adjusted Grid Gallery
  • Bricks Grid layout
  • 3 Photo Sliders Layout
  • Before/After photo processing widget
  • Ribbon Photography
  • Testimonials Page
  • Clean HTML Code
  • Retina Ready
  • Affirmed for Smartphones
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Amicable Customer Support

Mobile Compatibility

In a photography WordPress theme, it isn't easy to maintain mobile compatibility because images are the most highlighted component of this project. A photographer can take shots of various measurements, so it's a bit complicated to make a website fully compatible with all types of devices.

Ashade is fully compatible with all kinds of devices. All the demo content looks amazing, and the transition also looks very soothing. We believe that the developer has done an amazing job with the image displaying blocks. These blocks try to display every picture in a square-shaped box without losing the photo's focus element. The wrong alignment of images is a common issue for WordPress themes, but this image showcasing system on this WordPress theme does that job perfectly.

We also visited other pages such as - about me, stories, maintenance, contact me and everything looks well decorated. To get verification from google, we tried Google mobile-friendly test. Ashade passed the test with no issue detected.

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Design Review

Ashade is a spectacular premium theme that is designed with a dark mode in mind, which produces a delightful mood for your images. There are 18 layouts for galleries and sliders, video or static backgrounds, slick page transitions, and more. Ashade also emphasizes a client-friendly photo proofing option and unwanted image download prevention module, letting your customers choose their favorite pictures in a safe, password-protected area.

Ashade has built-in before after edited photo widget. It has a Grid gallery layout, Masonry gallery layout, Adjusted Grid Gallery layout, and all of them can be displayed with 2-4 columns. You can discuss service with your client on the website and sell your images. Every page transition is very smooth, and the mouse scrolling effect is admirable.

This theme is fully compatible with the Elementor plugin, and with the provided Shadow core element, you can make the necessary changes to your website. Ultimately this is an incredibly designed WordPress theme.

Speed Test Review

As we all know, mainly web speed decreased due to heavy loads of uncompressed images and scripts. Any Creative photography based WordPress theme needs to have the capability to display an image with full resolution without losing website speed. Today we will test the page loading speed of the Ashade WordPress theme.

Pingdom gave this theme 79(C) out of 100, and it took 5.38 seconds to finish loading. We are not sure how many images this website has, but this is a satisfactory result for a website of this kind. The reason behind not so good result is - uncompressed components and higher HTTP requests. Literally, no issue regarding images is a good thing. By compressing elements with GZIP and making fewer HTTP requests, you can solve this issue. There are plenty of cache plugins in the market that will help you to do this job.

SEO Review

Rich results are created to bring spotlight on key information and help search engines understand a page's purpose as accurately as possible. This means less assumption for Google and more relevant results for users. Rich results are made up of rich snippets.

We have tested the Ashade WordPress themes Rich snippet compatibility, and it seems like this theme is not Rich Result friendly. There is only one demo, and we tried the homepage, store page, stories, and other few pages to see if Google can crawl important information from this page or not, but it failed us. This might affect the initial SEO of the website.

Customer Support Review

The support section of the Ashade photography theme is helpful enough. Giving better consumer care is always a plus point for a business. It's a silent promotional operation via your faithful customer. Thus, any business can generate loyalty from potential customers. We have checked the comment section and seen that the author is very enthusiastic and actively gives solutions according to consumers' demands.

The theme is only a year old product, but it already managed to get a good number of sales. Customers are delighted with its design, customizability, customer support, and code quality. It has 1000+ sales and the total rating of this theme is 4.68.

Supported Plugins

The authors didn’t mention anything precise about any premium plugins. From the features section, you can see that only Contact form 7 is provided with Ashade. There is a shadow core Elementor element widget that comes with this theme, but no word about free or premium Elementor plugin. Also, as there is image selling system on this theme, we can say this theme is compatible with WooCoomerce.


In general, Ashade is a special theme for any photographer who wishes to stand out in versatility and cleanliness without compromise. Its creative portfolio solution ensures a fabulous and hassle-free web experience for its visitor.

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