Interviews Monstroid

Update Follow-up: Monstroid Customers Review the Multi-purpose WordPress Theme

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It's been one day since the release of the latest Monstroid update. Still, the new version of the multi-purpose WordPress template shows the record number of downloads. Monstroid v1.1.3 brings new opportunities for TemplateMonster customers.

The features become more explicit, and the purposes of the theme's use get far broader. To find out the opinion of Monstroid customers about TemplateMonster's flagship theme, we have reached them for an interview. Scroll down to read eight different views about the theme.

Joe Mizera Monstroid Review

First, comes the story of a guy who had his site up and running within one day. Joe applied Monstroid to an existing website. The entire process of the theme maintenance wasn't tiresome or time-consuming at all. He was looking for an attractive and responsive theme with a set of plugins that make it work. Monstroid met his expectations. Extensive layout options, customization features, and the quality of the services that he attained - these are the top factors that attracted him about the template.

Monstroid met his expectations. Extensive layout options, customization features, and the quality of the services that he attained - these are the top factors that attracted him about the template.

Joe-MizeraName: Joe Mizera
Occupation: business owners
Location: UNITED STATES
Site: www.austexvideo.com
Personal Monstroid rating: 5 stars

TemplateMonster: Tell us a couple of words about yourself. What's your experience with website creation?
Joe Mizera: I've created a couple of dozen websites over the years. I began way back when Dreamweaver was popular, and before CMS based sites were an option. So, I am not new to all this, but I'm still quite far from a "coder".
TemplateMonster: What templates did you purchase? What were the key factors that influenced your decision-making?
Joe Mizera: I purchased the "Monstroid" theme. Key factors were the extensive layout options and customization features. Being responsive was very important. It had to look good and be useful on all screens. The price was a factor as well. I prefer the option of just buying a theme, rather than being required to join a service as some do.
TemplateMonster: What do you think about the TemplateMonster's flagship theme Monstroid? What are in your opinion the main advantages of Monstroid compared to other themes? What kind of website did you use Monstroid for?
Joe Mizera: I use Monstroid currently for my company website. I work in video production, and wanted to share my work, and give potential clients a good impression. Unlike many WordPress themes, you can get a website up and running very quickly; that actually matches the look of the demo. I've used several themes in the past that required quite a bit of additional work, and often multiple addition plugins, to look anything like the demo. The feature set is extensive, and beyond anything I have used to date.

Here is what Joe's site www.austexvideo.com looks like.

austexvideo

TemplateMonster: How much time did it take you to create and make your site live? Did Monstroid manage to speed up this process?
Joe Mizera: I was actually live within a day. I was applying Monstroid to an existing site, so I chose not to use the sample. Even so, it was still pretty easy to implement the new theme. I did need some assistance at the outset, and the TemplateMonster support folks were quick to respond, and quickly provided the help I needed.
TemplateMonster: What are your recommendations for other users who are just planning to launch their site?
Joe Mizera: Starting with a blank page can be quite daunting, whether it's a sheet of paper, or a website. Using the sample site included with Monstroid will allow users to get a great looking site up and running very quickly. Especially important for someone starting a new business.

Hector de Prada Gonzalez Monstroid Review

Next comes an interview with a freelance web designer from Spain. A well-established professional in his field, Hector says that it was the first time he worked with MotoPress content editor. It took him some time to get adjusted to how everything performed from the inside. However, when he learned the functionality better, he managed to get the project done in 40 hours. Ease of use, plenty of options and child themes, a handful of tutorials, and professional customer support - these are the key Monstroid features that attracted Hector the most.

Héctor-de-Prada-GonzálezName: Hector de Prada Gonzalez
Occupation: freelance web designer
Location: SPAIN
Site: www.hdeprada.com
Personal Monstroid rating: 5 stars

TemplateMonster: Tell us a couple of words about yourself. How many sites have you already launched? Was this your first experience of the site creation?
Hector de Prada Gonzalez: I am a web designer from Spain, but I studied my Web Design and Internet Development Associate Degree in the US.
I have been designing and coding sites since I was in high school, but in the last year since I work as a professional, I have created more than 12 successful websites.
TemplateMonster: What templates did you purchase? What were the key factors that influenced your decision-making?
Hector de Prada Gonzalez: I have used TemplateMonster templates for personal projects in the past, but for my last project I purchased the Monstroid theme since I was looking to create a website with WordPress and I had read so many good things about Monstroid over the internet.
TemplateMonster: What do you think about the TemplateMonster's flagship theme Monstroid? What are in your opinion the main advantages of Monstroid compared to other themes? For which kinds of projects do you tend to use it?
Hector de Prada Gonzalez: I think Monstroid is the best tool I have ever used to create a website in terms of the time it has saved me. All the predefined styles, the MotoPress tool, and the easy to use interface are perfect for creating a powerful website in no time. I have used in one of my biggest projects and my clients are really happy with the clean look of the site so far. Also, Monstroid makes so much easier to make a site fully responsive that it is impossible not to love it.
TemplateMonster: How much time did it take you to create and make your site live? Did Monstroid manage to speed up this process?
Hector de Prada Gonzalez: I have spent around 40 hours on this project and I know they could perfectly have been twice that much if I wasn´t using Monstroid.

Here is what Hector's site www.hdeprada.com looks like.

hdeprada

TemplateMonster: What are your recommendations for other users who are just planning to launch their site?
Hector de Prada Gonzalez: I would recommend every designer/developer who wants to create a powerful site with WordPress to think about using Monstroid since it will save you countless hours of designing and coding, and it has an excellent price. Also, you can use this theme to create many different sites that won´t look alike, which is something great for a freelance web designer like me, working with small/medium size companies. I will surely use this theme again in the future.

Eriko Yamato Monstroid Review

Eriko has used WP before but not extensively. Recently, she has built a website using Joomla using a template and was not sure how flexible WP templates can be. The more she learned about how the framework and the visual editor work, the more impressed she was. She also enjoyed that there are so many different templates that you can utilize and customize the site. The Monstroid theme with the Cherry Framework was a perfect fit for her web project.

Yamato-ErikoName: Eriko Yamato
Occupation: sales and marketing professional
Location: UNITED STATES
Site: www.faradflex.com
Personal Monstroid rating: 5 stars

TemplateMonster: Tell us a couple of words about yourself. What's your experience with website creation?
Eriko Yamato: I am a sales and marketing professional with 10 plus years in the high tech industry. I also have a filmmaking background including working at a TV station. I have worked with designers and outside firms for website development but I have recently gotten into building sites on my own. There are so many templates out there it is so much easier these days. Plus I have noticed that sometimes it takes longer going back and forth with the designer as I am very particular about content and feel for the site. I build my first website with Joomla with a template I got from Shape5 earlier this year. This is my second website.
TemplateMonster: What templates did you purchase? What were the key factors that influenced your decision-making?
Eriko Yamato: I know that WordPress is a more common CMS so I decided to go with a WP template this time around. As I do not hard code I like to have a lot of pre-made layouts and options that I can choose from. Since there are a lot of templates out there and it’s easy to build websites these days, I just did not want my site to look cookie cutter which meant I needed something powerful. The Monstroid theme with the Cherry Framework was a perfect fit.
TemplateMonster: What do you think about the TemplateMonster's flagship theme Monstroid? What are in your opinion the main advantages of Monstroid compared to other themes? What kind of website did you use Monstroid for?
Eriko Yamato: I love it! It has a lot to offer and ways to customized your site. I do want mine to look original and not like every other site out there. I am using Monstroid for a high technology product site.
TemplateMonster: How much time did it take you to create and make your site live? Did Monstroid manage to speed up this process?
Eriko Yamato: I could have done it faster had I been more familiar with WordPress. I had to start with learning the ins and outs of WordPress. I am still in the process of finishing the content but in the end it will be about 4 weeks time frame. The technical support is great so this definitely helped speed up my development process. Unlike a lot of other places that only offer email support, they have live chat support which is fantastic!
TemplateMonster: What are your recommendations for other users who are just planning to launch their site?
Eriko Yamato: The Monstroid theme is versatile but if you do not have a lot of experience building sites it may be overwhelming. If you do go with the Monstroid theme I recommend going through the tutorial videos first. I actually spent a day just watching the videos to familiarize myself. They offer very rich tutorials. I also recommend having an outline for your website first as this will help you determine the type of template you would like to use.

Marina Romazanova Monstroid Review

The ease of use of Monstroid theme impressed Marina Romazanova the most. A detailed documentation folder came in very handy. In addition to the seamless installation and intuitive management, a gift set of fonts, amazing graphics and presets for video, as well as a built-in store were the most pleasant surprise to the customer. Based on the Monstroid, one can make almost any project. The choice of topics is huge. The control panel of the website makes it easy to manage plug-ins, change the appearance of the site. But even when difficulties arise a technical support is always at hand.

Nadegda-RomazanovaName: Marina Romazanova
Occupation: web studio
Location: RUSSIA
Site: genskayformula.com
Personal Monstroid rating: 5 stars

TemplateMonster: Tell us a couple of words about yourself/your company (studio). Where are you located? How big is your team? For how many years have you been into web design?
Marina Romazanova: "GF-web Studio" is engaged in creation of sites that help in business development.
We are registered at: Russia, Sverdlovsk region, Irbit, street Malgina, 17-35.
Our team consists of two people - a web designer and Manager. We have been creating websites since 2011. During this period, have accumulated sufficient experience in the field of Internet technologies and web design. But we continue to develop and gain new knowledge.
TemplateMonster: Do you commonly use ready-made website templates in your work or create custom designs as well? (In case you develop custom themes, in what cases do you opt for ready-made solutions?)
Marina Romazanova: We create websites based on templates, as we believe this option the most optimal in price and quality.
TemplateMonster: What is your audience? What niche do you target? Do you target foreign markets or prefer working with customers from your country only?
Marina Romazanova: Our audience is the small and medium business in Russia. We delve into the client's business and develop websites based on their development strategies. We are also ready to provide basic technical services to web-Studio (installation, logo, color scheme, content without editing) to foreign customers.
TemplateMonster: How much time does is normally take you to create a website based on a theme? How fast do custom-made projects launch?
Marina Romazanova: We are starting to work on the creation of the website after receipt from the client of the task and content. Installation of the website, logo, editing, and setup takes 1 to 3 days. The deadline for filling the content depends on its quantity, quality, and customer requirements.
TemplateMonster: What do you think about the TemplateMonster's flagship theme Monstroid? What are in your opinion the main advantages of Monstroid compared to other themes? For which kinds of projects do you tend to use it?
Marina Romazanova: Monstroid WordPress is the best solution for creating corporate website. Easy to install and editor allow you to quickly and easily adjust the theme to fit the needs of the client.
TemplateMonster: Would you recommend Monstroid to your clients? Why?
Marina Romazanova: We recommend Monstroid clients who want their website working well on mobile devices that had high performance and advanced functionality.
TemplateMonster: What are your recommendations for other users who are just planning to launch their site?
Marina Romazanova: Those who are planning to create a website, we suggest a responsible approach to this step. The speed of website promotion largely depends on its web design, quality, internal SEO-optimization, interesting content.

Jena Marie Vargas Monstroid Review

It seems like we will never be tired of repeating that Monstroid is a multipurpose template that can be handled by the users of all skill levels. Jena Marie Vargas from the US proves this claim. She downloaded and installed Monstroid on her site. She was extremely impressed with the quality of technical support provided. The explicit set of functions and options came in handy during the theme's customization. So, there was no need to look for other sites, plugins and themes elsewhere. Everything is pre-loaded into one package, which is simple and intuitive to use.

Jena-Marie-VargasName: Jena Marie Vargas
Occupation: business owner
Location: UNITED STATES
Site: www.jenamarievargas.com
Personal Monstroid rating: 5 stars

TemplateMonster: Tell us a couple of words about yourself. What's your experience with website creation?
Jena Marie Vargas: I am a MOM of two and run my own {Business Coaching, Career Consulting and Lifestyle Blog} full-time from my home office. I don’t have endless hours to spend - building a website, nor do I have an IT department (which is how I prefer to have it).
I am confident and capable of wearing multiple hats and figuring out how to strategically design my website, content, color scheme, layout, and theme as I see fit for my brand. I love to learn new skills and was totally up for the challenge.
Before purchasing from TemplateMonster – I had done extensive research on the right theme and look I was going for. I have less than one year of experience building websites. Over the past year, I’ve had to rebuild my site 4x’s now in order to be able to portray the brand and image I was going for in order to provide clarity, confidence, and courage to present my brand to my “dream clients.” I figured as a newbie I still needed a nice template and ‘chat support’ along the way (which is available literally 24-hours a day; 7 days a week - which was totally a lifesaver for me and my business).
TemplateMonster: What templates did you purchase? What were the key factors that influenced your decision-making?
Jena Marie Vargas: Monstroid Theme – it was fairly user-friendly, catchy, provided the image I was initially going for and allowed for me to mix and match themes and settings. It was great that it had many ‘child theme’ options as well to mess around with.
TemplateMonster: What do you think about the TemplateMonster's flagship theme Monstroid? What are in your opinion the main advantages of Monstroid compared to other themes? What kind of website did you use Monstroid for?
Jena Marie Vargas: The main theme was one of my favorite. The top reason I decided to purchase this theme was because there were so many functions and options included that I would not have received elsewhere on other sites and themes.
TemplateMonster: How much time did it take you to create and make your site live? Did Monstroid manage to speed up this process?
Jena Marie Vargas: I’m a perfectionist, but I’m sure if you had the content ready, color scheme / template theme in mind and prepared to go ‘live’ - it could be ready in less than 24-48 hours.
TemplateMonster: What are your recommendations for other users who are just planning to launch their site?
Jena Marie Vargas: Do NOT rush to purchase a theme, make sure you are prepared with your brand materials, colors, ideal theme, and have your ‘ducks in a row’ before committing to a theme in advance. Just like fads, fashion, and food, we grow and develop as a person / business - so over time your website also needs to evolve. So a theme like Monstroid allows for your brand evolve. It was be portrayed as a ‘one man show’ business or a huge corporation. "The sky is the limit!"

Andrew Wallis Monstroid Review

Monstroid is the choice of professional webmasters. Next comes a story of a business owner, who has already had the experience of using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. However, this was the first time he worked with WordPress. It took Andrew Wallis a few days to get the theme up and running. However, as soon as he took the hang of it all, he attained the design and functionality that perfectly matched his business requirements.

Andrew-WallisName: Andrew Wallis
Occupation: Cofounder and Director of Sales and Education at NWA3D
Location: UNITED STATES
Site: nwa3d.com
Personal Monstroid rating: 4 stars

They helped me when I had problems setting it up. Their representative was very nice and waited until the issue was completely resolved before she left the chat. Not 5 stars though because it took 2 hours to set up in WordPress.

TemplateMonster: Tell us a couple of words about yourself. What's your experience with website creation?
Andrew Wallis: I'm Drew Wallis, Cofounder and Director of Sales and Education at NWA3D. We focus on selling 3D printers and teaching students, teachers, and individuals how to use them! I taught Computer Science for four years before starting this company, so I've had some experience creating websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
TemplateMonster: What templates did you purchase? What were the key factors that influenced your decision-making?
Andrew Wallis: I purchased the Monstroid Pack. I really liked the look, feel, and customization of the package. I also wanted something that integrated with other WP plugins, such as social media and storefronts.
TemplateMonster: What do you think about the TemplateMonster's flagship theme Monstroid? What are in your opinion the main advantages of Monstroid compared to other themes? What kind of website did you use Monstroid for?
Andrew Wallis: I'm very impressed with Monstroid. We had some issues setting up, but the TemplateMonster support is top notch! Anytime I had trouble setting something up, the support team was right there to lead me through the process and help me troubleshoot. We use Monstroid for our main company site. We have informational pages about who we are and what we do, as well as our online store.

This is what Andrew's Monstroid-powered site nwa3d.com looks like.

nwa3d

TemplateMonster: How much time did it take you to create and make your site live? Did Monstroid manage to speed up this process?
Andrew Wallis: Since I had never used WP before, it took me quite awhile to get the hang of it. I would say it took several days to get everything up and running as we wanted. As I mentioned before, Monstroid Support helped immensely! There were a few issues with plugins clashing with it and TemplateMonster Support walked me through the whole process to get them ironed out. They even released an update specifically tailored to solve the problem we were having within 24 hours!
TemplateMonster: What are your recommendations for other users who are just planning to launch their site?
Andrew Wallis: If you're familiar with WP, Monstroid setup will be a breeze. But even if you're new to creating websites, Monstroid support is there every step of the way!

Steven A Harback Monstroid Review

Is it possible to get a site up and running in half an hour? Definitely yes! Steven has managed to manage all the necessary theme options and adjust it to his own business on the fly. This is the 10th site that Steven launches and the 6th theme that he has purchased from TemplateMonster. What new records will he hit next? Let's wait and see. But first, let's read his Monstroid review.

Name: Steven A Harback
Occupation: freelancer
Location: CANADA
Personal Monstroid rating: 5 stars

TemplateMonster: Tell us a couple of words about yourself. What's your experience with website creation?
Andrew Wallis: I enjoy technology and software. I like to think outside the box and enjoy problem-solving. I've launched about ten sites. I've been creating for a while now and I find no matter how much you think you've learned, there's always more to lean!
TemplateMonster: What templates did you purchase? What were the key factors that influenced your decision-making?
Steven A Harback: I've purchased about 6 templates. What I look for if ease of use, layout options, slickness, and responsive.
TemplateMonster: What do you think about the TemplateMonster's flagship theme Monstroid? What are in your opinion the main advantages of Monstroid compared to other themes? What kind of website did you use Monstroid for?
Steven A Harback: Monstriod is Awesome! It's very versatile and practical for my needs. The price, versatility, and support that's offered is what makes this an easy choice over other options. I'll be using it for my business website. Services.
TemplateMonster: How much time did it take you to create and make your site live? Did Monstroid manage to speed up this process?
Steven A Harback: It took me about 30 minutes to get it up and running. Yes, it does speed it up for sure!
TemplateMonster: What are your recommendations for other users who are just planning to launch their site?
Steven A Harback: Plan your layout. Don't be afraid to play with the options and try new things.

Supreeya Monstroid Review

Monstroid is a universal template that can fit various purposes. You can even build eCommerce sites with its help. In our next interview, we are going to introduce you to a case study of a webmaster from Denmark. She has managed to build a product-heavy, fully featured web store with Monstroid.

supreeya-wattanakaroonName: Supreeya
Occupation: Webmaster, online marketing, graphic designer
Location: DENMARK
Site: leosradio.dk
Personal Monstroid rating: 5 stars

TemplateMonster: Tell us a couple of words about yourself. What's your experience with website creation?
Supreeya: Webmaster, online marketing, graphic designer. I have created a couple of websites with WordPress and I always make a lot of research before invest my money.
TemplateMonster: What templates did you purchase? What were the key factors that influenced your decision-making?
Steven A Harback: I purchased Monstroid WordPress Theme (#55555), because I have made a market research/marketing analysis, the theme is matched to what my customer wants.
TemplateMonster: What do you think about the TemplateMonster's flagship theme Monstroid? What are in your opinion the main advantages of Monstroid compared to other themes? What kind of website did you use Monstroid for?
Supreeya: I'm using theme for company's web-shop. The theme is very nice, out of the box and very easy to use. All I have to do is put some pictures in and done! I like the service that the theme is providing, 24/7 support-team, I don't have to worry about time difference as I'm working in Denmark.

Here is the site - leosradio.dk.

leosradio

TemplateMonster: How much time did it take you to create and make your site live? Did Monstroid manage to speed up this process?
Supreeya: I have used about a month to make the web-shop works. Off cause I have some small problems with the web-shop, and thanks to Monstroids support-team. All the problems have been solved quickly and effectively.
TemplateMonster: What are your recommendations for other users who are just planning to launch their site?
Supreeya: If you are looking for a WordPress theme, I would recommend Monstroid. It's worth the money, save your time and good support team!

These were the first Monstroid customers reviews that we have attained soon after the latest update. Are you also a happy owner of TemplateMonster's flagship WordPress theme? Have you already upgraded to the new Monstroid version? What features did you enjoy the most? Feel free to share your opinion below.

  • Rita Snavely

    Invaluable discussion , I learned a lot from the points – Does anyone know where my company can acquire a template TN Multi-purpose Application Form version to complete ?