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Enfold Theme
Last updated on: February 20, 2016

Enfold is a premium multi-purpose theme created in April 2013 by Kriesi, an Envato power elite author. From a portfolio of 20 templates developed by the Austrian author, Enfold is the most versatile theme allowing you build almost every WordPress website you can think of, from business, photography, culinary arts, eCommerce and everything in between. This product was purchased over 110.000 times and is one of the best selling templates on Envato.

Design

Elegant, flexible and creative, with a responsive layout, Enfold is a modern theme, well adapted to the continuous development of the online environment. Its clean and fresh design is enhanced with black and white lines to create a minimal visual look. The theme comes with three layout styles you can choose from: stretched, boxed or fixed. To give your website a beautiful global appearance you can also use different skins (minimal, dark, light) and over 25 predefined colors schemes.

The Enfold Theme helps you speed up your website’s building process with a section dedicated to demos. You can preview and import the demo you want from a list of over 20 predefined templates, each one with its specifications regarding the recommended plugins and included content.

With Enfold it’s easy to customize and each post or page using the custom page builder.

Also, if you would like to add a blog page to your website, you can choose from five available layouts or just select a predefined style like ‘business’ or ‘elegant.’ Enfold theme also comes with a shortcode generator that includes more elements designed to help you be more creative with your posts and pages.

To customize the ‘above the fold’ area, you can use one of the three predefined header styles and combine them with navigation. A slick effect is to create a transparent and sticky header at the same time, displaying the content beneath it. These, combined with a ‘Header Secondary Menu’ placed on the left or right side, will create a strong visual impact on your visitors.

The theme authors have included seven post formats to choose from. You can display your posts using distinct formats, add links, quotes, videos or show image galleries, and so on.

Enfold developers have built a feature to satisfy your inner artist. If you love to play around with textures and pictures, just upload a custom image or choose a pattern from the 38 predefined list, and use it as your website’s background.

Another interesting feature is the ‘Content Slider,’ that helps you to integrate smart lists on your site, displaying arrow control buttons, columns or media files.

To make the content even more attractive, you can add a beautiful slider from the Avia Layout Builder media elements, or you can create 2D and 3D slideshows using the premium Layer Slider plugin. Enfold comes bundled with five custom sliders ready be accessed from the page composer and enhance your website’s visual appeal. The most impressive slider of this theme is called ‘Accordion Slider.’ Instead of musical notes, all the images from the slider are displayed like an accordion compressing and expanding the slider’s images on mouse movement.

With the Enfold theme is possible to share your beautiful posts or pages with friends and other people, through social networks like Instagram, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, VK, Linkedin or other. You can display links to your social networks on the header, footer, and general layout areas.

Functionality

This template has an easy-to-navigate settings panel, called the ‘Enfold Theme Options.’ From here you can customize the website’s general layout, advanced styling, header & footer, and your social profiles. Also, the panel contains a section is dedicated to the import or export of the theme settings files, with the possibility of uploading an Icon font package generated with Fontello and used with the custom page builder.

For the Enfold theme, Kriesi created a great tool to work with, called ‘Avia Layout Builder,’ a drag and drop builder that allows you to create amazing pages, posts or ‘portfolio items.’ You can also load a pre-made template or save your own layouts and use them later.

YouTube, Vimeo or self-hosted videos can also be integrated into your content using a slideshow option. You can simply set up a video as the background by inserting the URL in a dedicated area, while you are editing a page with the ‘Avia Layout Builder.’

The page builder also helps you create beautiful portfolios and assign each one to a particular category. After you’ve created the item, select the ‘Portfolio Grid’ element from the list and choose the portfolios you want to add to the current page.

Enfold theme comes with nine custom widgets like the Combo, Instagram, and Latest News. You can create and manage many widget areas from the ‘Enfold Custom Widget Area.’ The theme also has an Ads dedicated widget, called ‘Enfold Advertising Area: Ads.’

Enfold is compatible with many popular plugins like WPML, WooCommerce, bbPress, BuddyPress, Events Calendar Pro Yoast Seo and so on. This theme comes bundled with the Layer Slider, and it doesn’t have any other premium or recommended plugins on WordPress admin area.

GENERAL
Item name Enfold
Category Multi-purpose
Type Premium
Author Kriesi
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 3.8.5
COMPATIBILITY
Content width Full Width
Browser compatibility IE8+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge
WooCommerce Yes
bbPress Yes
BuddyPress Yes
WPML Yes
FONTS AND TRANSLATION
Integrated translation -
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts -
Typekit fonts -
RTL support Yes
POST FEATURES
Video posts Yes
Audio posts Yes
Post templates 1
Post view counter -
Smart lists Yes
Social share Yes
Custom image lightbox Yes
Custom image galery Yes
Link post Yes
PAGE FEATURES
Page templates 3
Blocks 46
Widgets 9
Header styles 3
Footer styles 5
Masonry layout Yes
Mega menus Yes
Sticky menu Yes
Social networks Yes
Social counter -
Video playlists -
Instagram widget Yes
Custom Page Builder Avia Layout Builder
Portfolio styles 4
Responsive layout Breakpoints
Blog layouts 5
Menu styles 6
Dual Sidebars Yes
Shortcodes Yes
Video slider Yes
OTHER FEATURES
Demos included 26
SEO optimized Yes
Custom Theme Updater Yes
ADS
Ad system Yes
Adsense support Yes
Custom ads Yes
PERFORMANCE
CSS file size 346kb
Overall speed Medium
Performance documentation -
USER EXPERIENCE
Total ratings 7798
User rating
Learnability Easy
DESIGN
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
DOCUMENTATION
Difficulty Beginner
Explanations Explicit
Explicit screen shots Yes
Video tutorials Yes
Search option Yes
Extra documentation Yes
PREMIUM PLUGINS
Plugins Layer Slider
VALUE
Price $60
Value for the money Excellent

Performance

We have tested Enfold’s default demo on different page speed tests, and the content loads at a medium page speed.

Enfold PageSpeed

The Documentation is rich, with into sections like ‘Downloads,’ ‘Videos,’ ‘Tutorials,’ ‘FAQ’ and ‘Code snippets’. There is extra information about different features or plugins.

Downsides

Enfold uses Google Fonts, but there is no available option to add custom or Typekit fonts. There is an option to select dual sidebars, but they cannot be set up to be sticky. Video playlists are not available on this theme.

Enfold has no built-in translation system. You need to edit locally, .po and .mo files with the ‘Poedit’ plugin, then import them to your website.

Enfold
Category: Multi-purpose
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Conclusion
Enfold is a beautiful and minimal template with advanced tools & features that will help you build a refined internet site. WordPress beginners can customize a site without knowing the code, no matter what subjects they approach. With an impressive design and robust functionality, this theme brings you predefined demos and a powerful drag and drop builder. Enfold is a great template for any website project you have in mind.
Good for
  • Auto-updater
  • Custom drag and drop builder - ‘Avia Layout Builder’
  • RTL support
  • 21 included demos
  • 28 predefined website skins
  • Responsive and Retina Ready
Not so good for
  • There is no search button through the Options panel
  • No performance optimization documentation
  • No option to add custom fonts available
Overall score:
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Lisa Jones
Editor-in-chief of WPion. 100% passionate about WordPress, Lisa is part time web developer and part time front-end designer. With a master's degree in computer science, she is specialized in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL and PHP. Lisa uses her knowledge and experience to offer you a complete analysis of WordPress most popular themes and plugins.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Is the theme compatible with Soliloquy plugin? As I tested the market this seems the fastest plugin for sliders. I will only buy it if it works with this. Please reply!

    • Hi! Thank you for getting in touch! I will gladly advise you, but we are not supporting this particular theme. If you want to know if Enfold is compatible with this or another plugin, I kindly recommend you to contact the theme’s author. We have reviewed the theme and the features included with it by default.

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