IsOne – The Woocommerce WordPress site

I’ll say this much, IsOne and it’s creator 7uptheme sure do have a lot of confidence, moxie, chutzpah if you will.  You really have to be confident when you come in at a price of $69 for a relatively straightforward eCommerce theme.  Let’s see just what exactly you get for all that money.

Most of all, let’s see if it’s worth it.

So, IsOne isn’t a typical WooCommerce shop theme, it began it’s life as a Presta Shop theme, though it’s been adapted to WordPress.  I’m not sure how that’s going to work out for 7upthemes, but we’ll see.  That right there sets it apart from a lot of themes.  If you feel like you’ve wandered too far into the desert talking about Presta Shop, you may be more into the familiar territory of WordPress.  If you are interested in that, we’ve gathered up a collection of WooCommerce themes here.

The more I’m looking at the theme maker’s history, the more I see some red flags here.

First of all, I’m not actually sure this theme *did* start as a Presta Shop theme.  They’ve simply copied and pasted their theme description from another theme that actually *was* a Presta Shop theme.  It’s not even the same theme, the other one was called SeShop.

SeShop theme is a modern, clean and professional Prestashop theme, it comes with a lot of useful and unique features and unlimited variations. SeShop theme is fully responsive, it looks stunning on all types of screens and devices.

It is super for fashion shop, digital shop, games shop, food shop, devices shop, household appliances shop or any other categories. Easy install with great documentation.

Hmmm, that’s an issue.  Not to read too much into this, but that’s a lack of attention to detail.  When that’s the first thing you see, what else is going to be wrong with this theme?  Honestly?

I mean, I do like the design, it’s a modern look, the navigation is highly visual and all that, but look at some of these ratings on ThemeForest, these are for other themes by 7upthemes, not for IsOne itself.

Alo Shop 3.04 rating and it’s going to cost you $89 for a license.  Handy Shop and Lucky Shop rate 3.25 and 3.20 respectively and each one costs $79.  How about this one, Fashion Store rates a paltry 2.0 ovrall.  granted, that’s just 4 ratings, but three of those ratings scored it a 1 out of 5.  That’s probably the worst I’ve ever seen.  Cost?  $79.

The support looks, frankly, spotty. It’s a shame, these guys are elite authors on ThemeForest, so it’s surprising that they don’t bring the goods a little more than they do.  Perhaps those ultra-low ratings are a rejection of the price of the themes?  I sort of doubt that, to be honest.  There appears to be a recurring issue with these themes having issues with Visual Composer.  I really think Visual Composer is being way overused at this point.

It’s a crutch.

I see no evidence to the contrary when I hear about compatibility issues between basically everything that 7upthemes has made and Visual Composer.

Yeah, I don’t know.  The design itself looks great, sort of got a metro style thing going on.  I guess if you can support a theme by yourself basically, then maybe this theme would be worth it?  I certainly wouldn’t recommend the theme to a WordPress beginner.  Here’s another thought.  IsOne is priced at $69 per license.  If those themes above, the ones with the terrible ratings are priced even higher…what does that say about the quality of IsOne?  I’m not sure I can really recommend this theme.

Here are a couple similar WooCommerce themes I would recommend.  Elitaro.  Splash.

Welp, that’s it for now.  We’ll be back soon with more great WordPress theme reviews.

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