I always love playing around with new WordPress theme frameworks, and the latest one to come to my attention is called Catalyst Theme. It was the developed by the same guys who developed the now discontinued Frugal Theme, which was an excellent WordPress Theme in it’s own right.
Catalyst Theme has several compelling things going for it that make it interesting.
- Over 600 design options that make it simple to customize almost every element of your site.
- Comes with 22 pre-made skins that can be the starting point of your site.
- Create any layout you want – 1 column layouts, magazine style, you name it.
- SEO Ready out of the box. Has all the SEO options you need to create a perfectly On-Page SEO optimized site.
- Only $97 for a personal license which can be used on an unlimited number of sites.
I’ve been playing around with Catalyst Theme for a bit now, and so far, I’ve been really impressed by it. The interface is really slick and it really does have all the common options I need to make a nice looking site, fast. I love how easy it is to add things like rounded colors, custom layouts for specific pages and the ability to add widgets anywhere on my site. All this makes Catalyst extremely flexible and powerful.
I’ve been using Thesis Theme as my main theme for awhile now, but it seems that Thesis hasn’t been updated in quite awhile. In the meantime, new theme frameworks like Headway Themes and now Catalyst Theme are catching up, and you can argue that they may have surpassed Thesis already. Which is great, because competition is going to keep pushing the envelope on what these theme frameworks will be able to do in the future.
The best way to show you what Catalyst Theme can do is to use it on an actual site. So for a more in depth Catalyst Theme review, check out this site I’ve put together using Catalyst Theme.
At $97 for an unlimited site license, Catalyst Theme is a steal. Especially if you are an internet marketer looking to build lots of niche sites. It’s easy to use, and it will allow you to design unique, good looking sites fast. If you are currently in the market for a premium wordpress theme, definitely give Catalyst Theme a shot.