Review: Sofani - Furniture Store WooCommerce WordPress Theme

Rifat eCommerce Jul 1, 2020

WooCommerce business is the next big thing cause, nowadays, people love to do online shopping instead of going for physical shopping. Also, Online shopping centers are more interactive and help people shorten their queries - the straightforwardness has made platforms like Amazon, Alibaba, etc more popular among people. The Sofani is a futuristic WordPress WooCommerce theme for furniture showrooms, exterior design firms, and interior design. It is a premium theme that suits any kind of tool shop, decor house, interior store.

Elegant designing with multiple templates for various purposes, fast responsive UI, full control over customizability and manifold plugins have made this theme quite unique. Before we go for a detailed review, here are some core features of Sofani.

Feature List

  • One Click Installation
  • 12 Homepage design
  • Unlimited Colors
  • Promo Popup included
  • AJAX Product Filters
  • 600+ Google Fonts
  • Font Awesome Icons
  • More than 80 Shortcodes
  • Built in with HTML5, CSS3
  • Responsive Design
  • Redux Framework
  • Visual Basic Composer
  • Slider Revolution
  • Contact Form 7
  • YITH supported
  • WooCommerce ready
  • Highly Customizable
  • Boxed and Wide layout
  • Advanced Typography
  • Online Documentation

Mobile Compatibility

To keep the pace up with the rapidly changing world, Physical stores have shifted in online, and regular-sized computer websites got responsiveness for mobile devices. In the 21st century, if anyone has an online shop to run, it has to be mobile-friendly. That's why we test the compatibility of a WordPress theme to check its harmony with multiple mobiles. Its helps us to know that the theme we are testing can fit perfectly with all sized of device or not.

Sofani is a perfect mobile friendly theme. The header slider and animations, parallax effects, content blocks, logo and menu size - everything looks impeccable on mobile devices. Blog pages look fine with a moderate seized thumbnail and social integrations. All other pages also look beautiful. We haven't found any issue with mobile compatibility for Sofani theme.

We also checked the mobile consistency of the Sofani theme with Google mobile-friendly test and the result was positive. So we can say Sofani is a complete mobile harmonious theme.

Design Review

WordPress websites are a kind of product too. So, the outlook of a website means a lot towards the visitors. If the visual representation is not good enough, the audience rate may bounce. So its imperative to have a good looking website and that's why WordPress theme creators pay special attention to the designing part.

Sofani comes with 9 stunning predefined homepage layouts, creating a lot of choices for your online stores. Especially, with Home Lookbook & Home Sidebar – for the coolest and newest design, this makes your online demo furniture store beautiful and eye-catching. In addition, we are sure that you will not be disappointed with the layout of the mega menu, shop, blog demo.

With the help of legendary visual basic composer - you can create stunning pages or redecorate existing ones with simple drag and drop features. Also, the Revolution slider will let you build interactive sliders according to your need. Sofani will let you access all the PSD files that you need and the HTML version of theme is packed with the theme bundle.

Speed Test Review

Fast responding websites are important - not only to the site owners but also to the visitors. When a website loads faster, it makes a positive, happy impact on the audience, and slower websites have a higher visitor bounce rate ration. Google pays more attention to fast loading websites and counts this criterion as a vital element for website ranking.

We have checked the loading speed of the Sofani theme on Pingdom. It scored 78(c) out of 100 with 4.99 seconds of loading speed. For now, we can say that it is a good score, but it still needs some modification. As the ideal loading speed of any website shouldn't be more than 3 seconds so, a few tweaks will be able to take this theme to an ideal position.

Web pages are becoming increasingly complex with more scripts, style sheets, images, and Flash on them. A first-time visit to a page may require several HTTP requests to load all the components. By using Expires headers and decreasing the number of pages components will make this theme faster. You can use a Cache plugin such as - W3 Total Cache to make these adjustments.

SEO Review

SEO can help you to get free traffic from the search engines for your website. Here, we are talking about a WooCommerce site - so it's a must thing to have a search engine optimized website cause usually people buy things that come on the top of the result. It went without saying that SEO depends on data that traditionally provided by site owners. Still, we check SEO compatibility to see the harmony of the website with the search results.

From the SEO Site Checkup result, it looks like the Sofani WordPress theme is average when it comes to SEO. It scored 60 with two vulnerable and 17 failed tests. The meta description, heading tags, robots.txt file, sitemap file, and few image Alt tag is missing from the demo website. Also, the URLs aren't SEO friendly, and the site is using inline CSS, which is responsible for lower SEO score. Better use an SEO plugin that can help to resolve these issues without any prior coding knowledge.

Customer Support Review

Yolothemes control the Sofani WordPress theme support center, and they are actively providing necessary solutions to all their customer. Customer satisfaction is the primary key to get a better number of sells, and the authors of the Sofani theme are pretty good at their job. They usually take one business day to reply.

Nonetheless, based on around 100+ comments, some rather favorable opinions on the subject were formulated.

The rating section has mixed feedback from sofani customers. Few people have praised the theme for customer support and design while a few other expressed negative attitudes towards this theme. Still, with 700 sales in 4 years, Sofani has a 4.32 average rating from 38 people.

Supported Plugins

Plugins are essential for any WordPress theme cause it enhances the strength of a website. Sofani is energized with multiple plugins that have made it powerful. Visual Basic composer, Revolution slider, Font Awesome icons, Portfolio grid style for design, Contact form 7, and YITH plugins for different functional work is provided with this theme. This theme is based on the Redux framework, and needless to say - Sofani has WooCommerce integration.

Summarize

Sofani is a great WordPress theme when it comes to designing and features. Undoubtedly it is suitable for enhancing the beauty of any WooCommerce website. If you can do a few repairs, then Sofani can become a popular theme on a low budget.