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Review: Ohio - Creative Portfolio And Agency WordPress Theme

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Today we will talk regarding a very uniquely designed WordPress theme - Ohio. If you are looking for an eye-catching theme to build an online portfolio, blogsite, agency or online shop - this is a great theme that you should check. Ohio is bundled with WPBakery page builder (formerly known as Visual composer) & Slider revolution. It also comes with the ACF Pro plugin that extends the power of the WPBekary page builder. It has 190+ premade pages, layouts, and UI elements. Ohio has fluid CSS3 transmission that makes this theme impressive. Let's dive into details of this theme.

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Feature List

  • 190+ Beautiful layouts
  • WPBakery page builder
  • Easy to customize
  • Fully Responsive Layout
  • Huge collection of shortcode
  • Flexible menu types
  • Pro transition effects
  • Search engine optimized

  • ACF Pro plugin

  • Slider revolution

  • Figma source files

  • WooCommerce support

  • Well documented

  • Adobe Typekit Webfont

  • Mobile & Retina friendly

  • Google fonts included

Mobile Compatibility

A mobile compatibility test is essential cause it helps us to understand how a theme behaves on mobile devices. In this fast-moving world, almost more than half of the website's view comes from handy devices such as - mobile, tablet. Today we choose to test the "Agency" demo of Ohio.

We have tried the demo on different mobile devices. Surely, This theme is enough mobile-friendly. Nevertheless, we found a few problems like one overlapping image issue on the showcase section. Another problem that we noticed is, slider pointers on the header section are a bit larger, and it's consuming a lot of space. You can blow off both of these problems with some simple CSS adjustments. Except for these two, all other functions were working flawlessly.

According to Google’s test of mobile compatibility, Ohio is mobile-friendly. So you can be more confident that your users could reach you even from their mobile.

Design Review

Designing is a powerful component of any WordPress theme. If the design is good enough, visitors will be attracted by the website. Ohio is very organized and has an eye-soothing design. Some of you might think its complex in the first place, but gradually, you'll start admiring it.

Ohio has a convenient admin panel made with ACF plugin pro, a great plugin to deliver the best configuration experience. It has flexible menu types that will allow you to compose your menu bar as you want. With WooCommerce support, you can easily sell your products. It has incredible blog grids and so many options for custom typography.

We can see the serial number on the top header options, which is unique. Also, the sticky vertical social platform button is exceptional. There is a left bar that indicates how much of the current page has loaded, and if you want to jump at the top, you can do that just by clicking on the bar. Also, the mouse pointer has a different look on this website. And, last but not the least - this theme has integrated day and night mode feature.

Ultimately, we can say anyone with a rich flavor of designing will fall for this theme.

Speed Test Review

The speed test is an essential indicator of a WordPress theme. People usually don't like to visit a website that takes a lot of time to load completely. According to GTMetrix, Ohio's performance result is 55%, average, which is not bad at all.

We consider a minimum of 3 seconds as an ideal time to completely load a website. Ohio took 6.9 seconds for complete loading. There is no scaled image available on the demo we are reviewing right now. Also, a few javascript coding needs minimization so that browser can decrease the rendering speed. Ohio also needs some inline CSS modification. You can ditch all these issues with a WordPress page speed booster plugin.

SEO Review

The SEO test helps us to understand a website's search engine friendly behavior. Every website must be SEO-friendly cause it's useful to rank on the top of the search list and then to attract massive traffic. That's why we have checked the SEO friendliness of the Ohio theme.

According to SEO site checkup, the demo we are testing is quite well optimized for search engines. It scored 70 out of 100. Surely, we can say, it needs some modification to increase the number. We can see heading tags, ALT image tags are missing, and URLs are not optimized for SEO. The web software couldn't detect the Google analytics script on the page, which is a crucial element for SEO.

Along with the issues, there are a few more things that need to fix. No need to worry about these, you can resolve these problems with SEO plugin And rank your website among the best.

Customer Support Review

The support section of Ohio is gratifying enough. The author is listed as "Elite Author" for two years, and they have happily given support to more than 3000 customers. We have checked the comment section and seen that the author is very enthusiastic and actively giving solutions according to consumer's demands.

The rating of Ohio is 4.86, good enough as a newly launched theme. Almost everyone is praising about design quality, customer support, and Customizability.

Supported Plugins

Sadly, Ohio doesn't have a long list of plugins. It has only three integrated plugins and those are WPBakery page builder, Slider revolution, and ACF plugins pro. But this theme is cooperative with many other plugins such as - Autoptimize, Contact form 7, Instagram feed, Mailchimp, etc. Also, You can localize your websites written content to any language using PO translation and WPML plugin. You can use WOOCS – WooCommerce Currency Switcher and Checkout Field Editor if you are using this theme to develop an online shop.

Summarize

Ohio is a perfectly crafted multipurpose, versatile portfolio and creative showcase theme with sharp user experience, available on ThemeForest. If you need to establish a stylish and functional website and start selling your products and services - You should try this regular priced theme.

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