Review: Smart Up - Conference and Event Management WordPress Theme

Rifat Online Community Nov 16, 2020

Smart Up is a WordPress Theme for conferences, meetings, and event websites. It is a highly suitable theme for companies that plan meetings as well as event management websites. It has a purpose-oriented simple design that will save your time finding the desired option. It has a 100% responsive layout and special features like appointment forms, services, event planners, schedules, pricing plans, and other pages. You’ll have 2 popular plugin - Visual Composer and Revolution Slider. Smart up has cross-browser compatibility, and it's a WPML & translation ready theme. Let's go and check the special features of this theme.

Feature List

  • Demo content included
  • 100% Responsive Design
  • SEO Friendly
  • One-click installation
  • Retina Ready
  • Advanced typography
  • Unlimited Sidebars
  • Custom Font Support
  • Custom Page Templates
  • Pixel Perfect Design
  • Visual Basic Page Builder
  • Revolution Slider
  • Advanced Admin Panel
  • WPML & Translation Ready
  • Contact form 7 
  • Powerful framework
  • Detailed documentation
  • Crossbrowser compatibility
  • Advertisement Options
  • RTL & LTR Support

Mobile Compatibility

A smartphone-friendly website can bring more accomplishment to your business. People use their mobile phones more than a computer to browse the internet daily. And it has proved that the lion share of the total reach for all websites in the world originates from mobiles, not computers. So having a mobile-friendly website is not a preference. It is a must thing.

We really don't have many options to check the responsiveness of Smart Up. The demo website runs fine on all sorts of devices. We think developers could have paid more attention to make this theme mobile-friendly cause it has some indentation issues, such as - on the “Event Schedule” section. If all the options were in the middle, the website would look more beautiful. The logo could also be more in size, and there should be a paragraph indentation on both sides for the blog part.

We also tested with the demo website on Google's mobile compatibility checker. Google shows that Smart Up has some page loading issue due to stylesheet and javascript due to the WooCommerce plugin, but it assures us that it's a mobile-friendly WordPress theme. You can see that clearly from our photo captured from the Google test. Don't worry about those issues cause they can be solved easily.

Design Review

Designing is the process of building websites. It contains several different aspects, including webpage layout, content generation, and visual design. While web design and web development are often used correspondently, web design is technically a subset of the more extensive category of web development.

Peoples really rely on an organized, well-maintained website. Smart Up is an event/conference management theme, so it represents that event/company's theme. You can edit the pages with the drag and drop method via Visual basic page builder, add stunning sliders with the help of Revolution Slider. Also, you can customize the theme with the theme options panel. Example: Colors, fonts, layouts, post styles, loader, event calendar, etc.

Smart Up WordPress theme is based on clean and commented code and a rich back-end and design schemes. This theme is compatible with tons of plugins and has Cross-Browser Compatibility. It will be quite a good curation of minimalist style that encourages you to create any regular website.

Speed Test Review

Today, site speed is more important than always. We can’t stress enough what an incredible metric is to your overall digital policy and online appearance. Specifically, it has a significant impact on SEO rankings on desktop and mobile (especially with Google’s mobile-first index), paid ads on Google with its influence on quality score, and most importantly, overall user experience and conversion.

We have checked the speed of the Smart Up - Conference & Event Management WordPress Theme on Pingdom, and the result is good but not impressive. It scored 70(D) out of 100 and took 2.03 seconds to load completely, which is admirable. The website's speed is not promising due to massive HTTP requests and heavyweight pages. There is room for modification. The HTTP requests from one URL to another demands minimization. You can reduce the full page loading time this way. Also, a few JavaScript modifications will help to uphold the total score. No worries, W3 Total Cache is an excellent tool, and it can boost your website's speed.

SEO Review

SEO is the practice of improving the volume and caliber of traffic to your website through organic search engine results. A higher ranking when someone searches a term in your industry enhances your brand’s visibility online. This, in turn, gives you more opportunities to convert fitted prospects into customers. When done correctly, SEO can help your brand rise above others as a trustworthy company and further develop the user’s experience with your brand and website.

According to SEOsitecheckup, Smart Up has 48% SEO friendliness. It is an unfortunate score for demo sites. We have analyzed the result and found that The demo has no SEO friendly URLs, robots. txt file, sitemap file, and no keyword appear on the meta-tag section. It doesn't have heading tags, image ALT tags, Google Analytics script, sitemap files, and social media integration. The purchaser usually modifies these things cause it depends on the purpose of the website. You can instantly solve these problems with the Yoast SEO plugin; it has both a free and premium version.

Rich results are actual activities on Google, such as search results, beyond the standard blue link. Rich results can include carousels, photos, or other non-textual elements.

As we can see, Smart Up is a WordPress theme not eligible for rich results due to some front end coding, CSS, and javascript files. For an event theme, search engines should highlight such conferences and the organization offering cause people usually look for them based on their interests.

Customer Support Review

Customer service is important to your business because it retains customers and extracts more value from them. By providing top-notch customer service, businesses recoup customer acquisition costs, cultivate a loyal following that refers to customers, serve as case studies, and provide testimonials and reviews.

The “Template Path” Themes authors are in charge of the Smart Up WordPress theme, and they haven’t done their job pretty well. We have gone through their comment section, and they are quite inactive for a long time cause there is no comment due to fewer sales.

This Event/Conference based WordPress theme has no average rating. The Smart Up WordPress theme has only 80 sales, and the minimum quota of review is not filled.

Supported Plugins

Smart Up - Multiple Event & Conference WordPress theme has only two plugins- A visual composer page builder when you can design beautiful pages according to your need and the Slider revolution for marvelous sliders. This theme has compatibility with a lot of plugins. Honestly, there is no need for excessive plugins. Since it is an event/occasion-based theme, a specific range of people will know and tour this site, and the ability to serve them is built-in with the theme. It's a multilingual translation friendly theme with WooCommerce compatibility and Social media support. It must be admitted that the authors' brilliant move is by choosing only the necessary plugins for the theme.

Summarize

The Smart Up - Conference & Event Management WordPress Theme is not a wise choice for any website dealing with commercial / family/official / reunion-related gathering. After judging from all aspects, the theme has various flaws. Some adjustments are definitely needed to bring the theme to the forefront. If you are looking for a simple, not very high profile, and cheap WordPress theme, then this theme will be quiet for you.