Logo of SoloPine Designs who developed Redwood Theme.
If you are not new to WordPress you probably might have seen or heard about the best selling themes Hickory, Hemlock and Florence. If not, they are from the house of SoloPine, one of a kind developer you’ll ever find.
All the 6 WordPress themes released by SoloPine made around 15,000 satisfied sales in two years (actually 22 months). It’s common for developers that only a few best themes in their portfolios sell better while the rest under perform, but not for SoloPine.
Might be because they develop mostly cool blog themes or because their designs are unbeatable.
Let’s see truth by reviewing their latest release Redwood Theme for Bloggers.
What’s special in Redwood?
Redwood, a blog theme that suits all kinds of blogs from fashion to marketing and photography. There are no limits to what you can do with Redwood till you get bored.
SoloPine being an expert in designing blog themes to suit a blogger’s needs, also made Redwood keeping bloggers in mind. You can judge Redwood by it’s looks as it doesn’t make much difference and the developer wouldn’t mind either.
Redwood itself is Special
There are many dumb blog themes with all the unnecessary features and transition effects(I don’t want to name them). They may look modern and fancy but at the end they just eat space on your servers and decrease page speed.
Redwood has no fancy features, no animations, no special effects like parallax backgrounds (why would a blog need parallax?). Yet, it grabbed the attention of many blogger within 3 days.
So, what exactly is in Redwood theme?
In one line RedWood is – A responsive WordPress blog theme with a clean and almost minimal design plus a well structured layout.
You’re not limited by the default layout, Redwood theme allows 5 different homepage versions which include full width blog list, grid and a combination of both. Any previous customer can recognize Redwood as the product of SoloPine Designs because the code design (like DNA) of their themes is almost similar.
A full width post slider add more elegance to the theme and 3 promo boxes are added newly to Redwood which can help you increase click through rate. Also, they’re perfectly positioned and are no distraction to your visitors.
The default features of Redwood theme include:
Custom Social Widgets
Instagram Footer Feed
Custom About Me Widget and
Attractive Price – $38
That’s not the End – Any Down Votes?
There’s something I would like to tell you about Redwood. Since this is a review and not a promotional post, I should definitely point out the drawbacks and negatives in a theme.
When I compared Rosemary and Redwood themes, I found no big differences between them. They almost looked similar except for those promo boxes and a little touch up for the full width posts shown on homepage. Even the price of Redwood is same as Rosemary.
Still People love it. Redwood made 735 sales as on 24-07-15.
The only reason why you should prefer Redwood theme over Rosemary is, it’s a new theme so it will be obviously be built on the latest standards. Also, some design elements like in the sidebar, navigation menu of Redwood look comfortable and elegant than the other theme.
Now, you’re the decision maker, Rosemary or Redwood? Since both are equal in terms of performance and design, I think it’s better to give importance to what’s new.
Did I miss anything? Or, if you need more details about Redwood, I’m listening.