Review: Gamezone - Video Gaming Blog & Esports Store WordPress Theme

Rifat Blog / Magazine Jun 5, 2020

Sport is always an excellent means of entertaining us. E-sports like cricket and football are very popular nowadays because it is a very competitive gaming genre. The website is an excellent medium for eSports games recognition and online identification of gaming teams. Today, the theme we will talk about is Gamezone, and it is a great WooCommerce WordPress theme for video gaming blogs and gaming stores. Supreme design and powerful admin panel is a notable feature of this theme.

Gamezone WordPress theme comes with powerful plugins like WP Bakery page builder & Slider Revolution. Also, It has TRX addons and essential grid to extend the customization facility for its user. Let’s check the main features of this theme.

Feature List

  • 15+ Powerful Homepage Styles
  • Adaptive WP Customizer
  • SEO optimized
  • Powerful Admin Panel
  • Fully Responsive Layout
  • Google fonts included
  • Sidebar Manager
  • Custom Layout
  • 100% Retina Ready
  • One-Click demo install

  • WP Bakery Page Builder
  • Slider Revolution
  • TRX Addons
  • Essential Grid
  • Customizable Google Map
  • Translation Ready
  • Color Scheme
  • Professional design
  • Professional Support
  • Fontello & Image Icons

Mobile Compatibility

With more and more people accessing your website on mobile devices, it is vital to make sure that all of your visitors have an optimal experience, regardless of the type of device they're using to visit your website. If your site takes too long than expected to load entirely or is not easy to use on a mobile device, it may move along to a competitor. Having a mobile-friendly website brings several advantages like improved search visibility, lead generation, UX, etc.

From theme description on ThemeForest, we saw that Gamezone is a mobile responsive theme. We checked that statement, and it's true. The demo website of Gamezone can adopt all size of a mobile screen as we have tested this on different apple and android devices. Transition is fast enough, and all the page elements look perfect on mobile. As this is mainly a blog website, we checked different post layout and other demo pages - every page is nicely decoradted, and we haven't found any issue.

We also tested Google's mobile compatibility for instant mobile responsiveness, and due to problems with the sitemap file, we didn't get the right results. However, overall, it is a mobile-friendly theme.

Design Review

Everyone worships the beautiful. The more appealing it is, the more respect it has. WordPress themes are no exception. The Gamezone theme has tried to keep a pointy gaming look with visually pleasing design, simple user interface, easy navigation system. The combination of white and green has created an extraordinary graphical climate. The theme's WooCommerce store is very organized.

The header and footer builder is provided separately with the theme. Different unique page layouts can be used as needed. The theme's admin panel has the powerful ThemeREX addons - which allow you to access various social connection elements, Google API, and many general settings. Gamezone has different post designs, custom sidebars, and fantastic color schemes. It can be said that the developers did not skimp on the design

Speed Test Review

We know that Google evaluates speed tests a lot when it comes to search results ranking. Visitors prefer fast loading websites cause no one likes to wait. If your website can deliver the expected information in such a short time, it will build a good relationship between the visitor and that website. Fast loading websites are a great tool to stay one step ahead of the competition.

The Gamezone WordPress theme obtained 73 marks out of 100 at the Pingdom test, and that good enough to participate in the race of being a better website. It took 2.59s for complete loading, and the landing page size is 3.7MB. We consider 3 second loading time as ideal timing, and Gamezone performed very well here. But a few are lacking that we need to solve. For example - we need to modify a few page components to reduce HTTP requests by combining separate files, parsing Js files, CSS modification, and use scaled images. These will improve your loading speed dramatically. There are so many Cache plugins available on the internet, and you don't need any coding knowledge to use them.

SEO Review

When you optimize your site for search engines, the search engines rank it higher and drives more organic traffic towards it. But, you need to pay attention to the quality of content you have; otherwise, you might lose the traffic before even having it. The SEO friendly WordPress Theme makes it easy for you to rank high.

We all know SEO depends on the user, not the developer cause they just built it and make SEO-friendly but user input data and make it visible for audiences. We checked the SEO score of the Gamezone theme on SEOsitecheckup and the result 64, and that is good. The demo site has no meta description and googles analytics script, failed keyword usage test, lack of image alt tags, and a valid sitemap text file that created issues during google validation. Also, the demo site is using inline CSS that can decrease the SEO score of a website. No worry, you can upgrade the score just making few adjustments. Yoast SEO will help you in this matter.

Customer Support Review

Customer service is often at the heart of a business that aims to provide an exceptional service that leaves the customer feeling valued and respected. ThemeREX has created this theme, and they are maintaining the support center. Authors are very dedicated and respectful in answering all questions to their clients. We've seen angry customers complain about the theme's support, and we've seen potential client queries about various technical issues with the theme - the theme authors always try to answer everyone calmly.

Gamezone is a new theme in ThemeForest, and it has only a few reviews. Everyone is praising the theme very cheerfully. Only One client gave a 4-star rating with a constructive suggestion about designing. Besides, everyone has given full marks, as a result of which Gamezone is doing quite well as a new theme with a rating of 4.86.

Supported Plugins

Gamezone WordPress theme is robust in terms of plugins compatibility. There are a few premium plugins like WP Bakery page builder, Essential Grid, and Revolution Slider along with free but powerful plugins like Contact Form 7, Mailchimp comes with theme bundle. Also, this theme is WooCommerce supported, and its a translation ready. This theme has all kinds of social share integration and necessary all other elements to boost the theme up.

Summarize

Gamezone is a WordPress theme with great potential for gaming blogs and stores. This design and other facilities have been admirable. There are some drawbacks, but those can be solved quickly. If you are looking for a great theme on a regular budget for a gaming/technology news site or a computer or gaming component selling store, then you should go for this.