Review: TheGem - Creative MultiPurpose WordPress Theme

Rifat Multipurpose Themes Apr 2, 2020

Today we scrutinize a multipurpose WordPress theme that looks very artistic and popular: “TheGem” - a regular priced theme but more plentiful in comparison with other themes. It has two premium slider plugins - Revolution Slider & Layer Slider in combination with powerful drag and drops page creator - WPBakery Page Builder. Unique choice of color pallets for different demo and amazing font icons made this theme very charming. So we will test TheGem to check what this theme has to offer. And help you in decision making. Here we go.

Feature List

  • WPBakery Page Builder
  • Slider Revolution
  • Unlimited Color & Font
  • Fully Responsive Layout
  • Google fonts included
  • 2500+ font icons
  • Layer Slider
  • 150+ pre-built demo 
  • 400+ pre-built pages 
  • Social networks, social sharing
  • Search Engines Optimized
  • WooCommerce Store

Mobile Compatibility

We study mobile compatibility to know if the website's pictorial representation is enough to correctly adopt all formats of screen size (Smartphones, tablets, and laptops). For our example, we choose to test the “Digital Agency,” A pre-shaped demo theme offered by TheGem. Here we have the certification of mobile compatibility provided by Google.

The test was on a mobile device. There was no carousel and other over lively things on the mobile view. It might be helpful to reduced full page loading speed. However, we have noticed an overlapping image issue in a section. Users can solve this problem by using a no-fancy photo or by adjusting a few CSS codes.

Long story short, the mobile compatibility of the tested theme is excellent in general.

Design Review

A gorgeous theme hostage the attention of a feasible customer. So design is a noteworthy benchmark in your final choice of theme. For the demo chosen in our analysis, the dominant colors are violet & white, with the touch of yellow and black, which is a pretty inspiring color choice as a startup business. Developers did an excellent job of color picking. And the demonstrations of the themes are quite significant because they plunge you into the world of a fast-growing business.

We have looked into other templates as well in particular - Digital agency, Product based landing page, Portfolio, Blogsite, and few more. From page setup to font selection - we found the presence of elegancy everywhere.

Speed Test Review

The speed test is a very significant thing that needs to remember before going for a theme. The design isn’t enough to rank a website. According to Pingdom, TheGem scores 72 out of 100. The full-page loading time is 1.79 seconds, which is lower than the standard loading time of 3 seconds. That is a great thing.

Any user can upgrade the performance by compressing components with gzip up to 70%. With more scripts, style sheets, images, and flash on the website, any website can be jumbo. By using expires headers, these components become cacheable, which avoids unnecessary HTTP requests.

You can simply use a Caching plugin to simply solve these problems and boost up your website ahead without any challenge.

SEO Review

There is a saying - "The best place to hide a dead body is google's 2nd search result page ". Its because nobody put much effort into going there. That's where SEO comes. Search engine optimization is a must thing for a website to rank top. TheGem is an SEO friendly WordPress theme; we have seen this on feature section. In consonance with SEO site checkup, this theme has done a pretty good job—TheGem Scores 78 out of 100.

Yes, there are a few things that require action. Meta description, keyword, tags, and image Alt text are absent cause this is a demo. Those are important for SEO. The purchasers can put these missing data. Besides, there are more than 20 HTTP requests that might slow down your user experience. Plus, some javascript minification is also necessary. To resolve these issues, use SEO plugins.

Rich results is a way of describing your site to make it easier for search engines to understand. And to describe your site to search engines, you’ll need a vocabulary that presents content in a way that search engines can understand. TheGem is capable of showing Rich results so any user will be beneficial from this SEO feature.

Customer Support Review

We have reviewed the customer support section of TheGem from ThemeForest. After sell support is an essential criterion because as the world is moving ahead, it's necessary to upgrade with new features and maintain good relations with the customer.

We have seen the support section is very active. The authors will answer you in a day. Even if you don't like to use their theme after buying it, they will refund you according to market refund rules.

More than 43,600 people use the TheGem theme. This theme obtained 4.83 average based on 1489 ratings; we can it is quite popular among WordPress lovers.

Supported Plugins

TheGem theme comes with the WPBakery page builder, Slider Revolution, and Layer slider plugin. This theme has WooCommerce compatibility. Also, for those who are seeking a translatable WordPress theme, TheGem support WPML.

Summarize

Finally, TheGem theme has great potential in terms of design with the support of Behance.net. Besides, the theme has been developed for high-performance and fully optimized for modern devices. It delivers everything to cover your ambitions & creative needs. Take it for a spin and check it out yourself.