Review: Cinematix - BuddyPress Membership Theme

Franklin Multipurpose Themes Aug 8, 2020

In the global village that the world has become, the creation of communities is the best thing. It is found for video games, travel and other leisure activities, and also on a professional level. If you too want to create an online community, we've got you covered. Here is Cinematix, a WordPress theme developed for community sites, whatever the field. From the outset, by opening the demo of the theme, you can have a Membership Form that throws you into the bath. In this review, let's take a deep dive into the key points of Cinematix to see if it really deserves your attention.

Feature List

  • 40+ Carefully Styled Social Pages
  • Pre-built front pages
  • Responsive layout
  • Live notifications
  • Compatible with WooCommerce
  • 3-column layout
  • Full integration with bbPress
  • Built-in fragment cache
  • Achievements and badges
  • Unlimited color schemes

Mobile Compatibility

A website that is not accessible on mobile devices has no place in the 21st century. This is true because most of the potential traffic use their smartphone or tablet for both works and play. This is why this is the first criterion that we will analyze on Cinematix.

We tested Cinematix on various types of devices, on small and large screens. The result remains clean and accessible. This WordPress theme has a fully responsive layout, which adapts to the size of the screen. Everything remains ergonomic and optimal functionality. Navigation is simple and fluid.

Cinematix is fully responsive and retina ready; and it is not the Mobile-friendly Test program that will show us the opposite.

Design Review

The author of Cinematix is ​​a very creative programmer, and for good reason, it offers with this theme several types of prebuilt and ready to use pages. There are 40 Carefully Styled Social Pages, Pre-built front-pages for Elementor Page Builder, etc. With all this, you have designs and rich. We are mainly interested in the home page.

The design here stands out with quite unique but pronounced colors. The choice of colors (yellow, green, pink) is rather original, as is their distribution across the sections. The font used for the texts is simple but not obnoxious. In fact, we really liked this simple but effective aspect

We can also see through the design that this WP theme integrates very interesting features like Live notifications, Membership Form, Discussion Forum, Events, etc. The theme also comes with Elementor Page Builder which will allow you to create your own frontpage or customize prebuilt frontpages as you want.

Speed Test Review

After the form, let's take a look at Cinematix performance, especially the loading speed. It is an element that greatly influences the judgment of users on a website. As a rule, a website that takes more than 3 seconds to load has a great chance of not being seen very well. This materializes in a high bounce rate.

Cinematix takes an average of 3.6 seconds to fully load. It's just above what's required but we think it's a nice score for a demo. The author has made interesting efforts to simplify your task at this level. All it will take then is to pay attention to certain elements in order to improve even at that time when creating your own website. You will have to pay particular attention to images that need to be optimized so as not to negatively affect the speed.

SEO Review

SEO is another very important technical aspect for the success of a website. It precisely influences the level of visibility of your site by users. Indeed, SEO represents a set of parameters and conditions that a search engine like Google requires to position a website in search results. Thus, the more a site meets these conditions, the more it will be highlighted on search engines.

Thanks to the SEO Site Checkup site, we have or improve the SEO score of Cinematix. 78/100 this is too bad, especially when you remember that this is only a demo and not a full site. By correcting just a few things, you can create a super optimized website. Among the most important errors, there is for example the Meta Description or Keywords Usage. Several WordPress SEO plugins can help you make these adjustments easily. We recommend Yoast SEO for example.

Customer Support Review

Demoniaque is the name of the team that takes care of supporting customers with issues with Cinematix. From what we have seen it is a very professional team. Customer support is done within 24 / 48h. Most are also in less than 24 hours; which is a very good point. This ensures that you are quickly taken care of in the event of a problem.

As for efficiency, it depends on user requirements. In general, they are satisfied, but there were a few rare cases where this was not the case. However, the fact that these cases are rare shows that we are dealing with a team that masters its subject.

Moreover, Cinematix is ​​a WordPress theme of about 7 years old. We can, therefore, say that Diabolique is a very experienced team. The quality of the product remains guaranteed by the constant updates provided by the author.

Supported Plugins

Cinematix is ​​compatible with the leading WordPress plugin in terms of the online stores, namely WooCommerce. The latter will allow you to sell digital and physical goods on your website. Over 140 region-specific gateways are integrated with WooCommerce including the most popular ones like Stripe, Authorize.net, and Amazon Payments.

There are also other WordPress plugins compatible with Cinematix. This is the case with bbPress, BuddyPress, Events Calendar and many others.

Summarize

Finally, we can conclude that for your community website, Cinematix can be a perfect WordPress theme. Basic, it has everything you need; an original and attractive design, a responsive layout, quality customer support, and features like Live notifications, Events Calendar, etc. With all this, you can create a social network or any other type of community website.