I had been thinking about changing the theme for my blog for a while and when I finally decided to do it, I had the misfortune of buying a theme from Inkthemes.Com. I am not talking about the theme that you are currently seeing but a theme that I ended up buying and hardly used for a couple of days. Frustrated, I dumped that theme completely and bought another one from Wpzoom.com that I am currently using.
Let me start this review by saying, “What a bunch of amateurish clowns”. I know that is a pretty hard statement but that was my level of frustration with these guys. Inkthemes had been in existence since 2011 and from someone who had been around for so many years you would expect better. The theme that I bought from them was “rethink” and here is a quick review.
Design: OK I got to give it to them on the design part. Theme looked pretty neat and that is why I bought it. Even themes other than “Rethink” were pretty good in terms of graphics and a neat layout.
Functionality: Themes are very basic and functionality is severely limited. I have seen better customization options with free themes. If you are a complete newbie and have no idea about coding and stuff, you will feel crippled and have to keep going back to them asking how to customize. For pretty much every customization you want to make, you would have to open up the theme file in editor and change coding. There is absolutely no easy customization available in theme options for beginners.
Support: Sucks big time. They have a forum running where you can go and post a question. When you do that, do not expect someone to even look at your questions at least for next 24 hours. When you do get a response though, they are going to assume that you are an expert in coding and respond accordingly. For example, if you asked how to change font, response would be “Edit the style.php file”. I have seen authors providing better support on free themes.
Speed: This is the worst part. The moment you apply a theme from these guys, expect your site to slow down terribly.
Pricing: Considering that their themes are so basic, you would expect it to be cheaper at least but no; their license is at par with everyone else in the market. They do however offer an option to sign up for $147 for all their themes but who really needs that. All you need is one theme that looks good, has great functionality and is easy to customize.
Final word, stay away from them. You are better off downloading a free theme instead because buying from Inktheme would mean the same thing.