Theme Junkie Review

Theme Junkie Themes Review: Affordable WP Theme Provider (2017 Updated)

With this Theme Junkie themes review, I want to show all the possibilities that have Theme Junkie as a premium WordPress theme provider.

I know we’re running and without enough time all time, don’t you?

So you’ve below a brief summary if you want to take action 🙂

Or a detailed and extensive review about this popular theme supplier.

Grab a cup of coffee or an espresso…and enjoy!

  • Review: Theme Junkie
  • Provider: Theme Junkie Themes
  • Use: WordPress Themes
  • Latest Update: May 3, 2017
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Functionality

Unique & multi-purpose theme designs, full of functional & useful features

Value for Money

Low prices with quality themes is a good combo

Ease of Use

Clear & total theme’s customization with an advanced control panel

Support

Efficient support via forum

Documentation

Each theme has full documentation

Overall

Recommendable WP theme supplier

Pros

  • A vast theme collection with special designs with low-attractive prices
  • You can use their themes as many websites you want
  • Theme Junkie themes & plugins are released under the GPL license - peace of mind- the same of WordPress.org
  • Capable technical support and fast in general
  • Themes are SEO & mobile friendly
  • Refund policy with a 30 days period

Cons

  • No support on weekends or via email
  • Support only cover their own themes & eventual small theme development tweaks, no more than a few short lines of code. Any general WordPress support isn’t covered
  • Latest theme updates with the changelog, aren’t visible in the theme’s page for the visitor that is browsing

Summary: Theme Junkie is a WordPress premium theme seller with an appealing, flexible and for all the tastes, collection of themes. You’ve WP themes for business, magazines, bloggers, news, portfolios and e-commerce. You can get an individual theme, or you can access to all current themes (52+) with 1 year of theme updates.

From $39 for Individual Themes

Theme Junkie was established in 2009 and is a well-known brand in the WordPress marketplace.

I’ve been working with them for more than 4 years in several sites, and in my case their theme updates were without any issues.

This is important: not all theme suppliers code their themes properly and that can lead to plugin conflicts.

Of course, plugin incompatibilities can appear at any moment, but with a well written WP theme, the chances are minimal.

For the purpose of this review, I used the Publisher theme (it was for online magazines, personal blogs, newspapers, etc.) but was retired. Today, you can replace it with e.g. SmartZine or SiteBox.

To test it, I installed locally with a full set of my default plugins, and I was playing with its settings-options for some time.

Want to know why I call it flexible and user-friendly?

Let’s go and continue reading to find out the reasons 🙂

Theme Junkie Themes Review

You know, a picture is worth a thousand words, right?

Therefore I’ve taken screenshots like crazy of the Publisher junkie theme, and you’ll see the “under the hood” of WordPress Theme Junkie themes.

Theme Junkie General Settings

Theme Junkie General Settings

  • Set here the Theme Stylesheet according to your needs
  • Add Logo
  • Favicon (the tiny drawing that appears in the URL browser on the left)
  • Contact Form (if this form satisfies you, you don’t need an additional plugin) and more.

Navigation

Junkie Navigation

  • Exclude pages from the nav-bar, if you want to
  • Display Home link – I display it in my cases
  • Add drop menus
  • Control the Number of dropdown tiers shown
  • Order Pages Links by Ascending/Descending

Layout Settings

theme junkie themes review - layout

Here, you’ve control over Homepage and Single Posts/Pages in different tabs.

On the homepage you can enable featured content (great, if you’ve some post to highlight), controlled by special tags that you must specify. Also you can determine the number of characters to show for post excerpts (default is 180)

Carrousel with total administration in terms of categories and posts.

Ad-Management

Enable a 728×90 pixel-ad to your header – useful to insert e.g. Adsense or another Ad Networks.

SEO Options

junkie review - seo

It’s a very complete tab full of possibilities, namely:

  • Custom title
  • Meta description
  • Meta keywords (I don’t recommend to enable: is devaluated and you tell others your keywords)
  • Home page custom title, meta description, etc.

If you need a SEO basic-floor, these customizations are enough.
If not, I suggest using a free plugin that is a heavy weight for SEO: WordPress SEO by Yoast

Integration

integration

Here you’re able to add code to your:

  • Header (helpful when you need to add Javascript or CSS to all pages)
  • Body (good for Google Analytics)
  • At the top of your posts (e.g. ad blocks)
  • At bottom of your posts, before the comments (a subscribe box or an ad, are good examples)

Documentation

Theme Junkie Documentation

When you need a quick reference related to Installation and Troubleshooting, these tips come handy.

Customization

Customization Theme Junkie
Complete customization available in colors, backgrounds, titles, tagline, static front page.


Theme Junkie Widgets

Here you’ve a plethora of different widgets to several purposes: Flickr, Ad 125 x125, Twitter, Videos and so on.

(E.g. here is a screenshot of the widget social profiles with the main social networks)

Junkie Social Widget

I tried for the purpose of this test, the Twitter widget with my accounts, and I aimed to display them on the sidebar or footer, but I got zero – nada.

I don’t know why this is not working. It’s a small thing to research further, if I need later 😉

Theme Junkie Popular Themes

Theme

Description

Suitable for

Fashion Chic

An amazing fashion & lifestyle blog WordPress theme, with subtle style.

Blogging

Designbiz

A flexible business theme to showcase your company, portfolio, blog, and testimonials.

Business

Silvia

It's the photography theme for sharing your work & promoting your portfolio online.

Portfolio

Newspaper

Create your own online news site with the Newspaper theme.

News

Roku

A nice minimal theme for a modern online store.

E-commerce

ReviewPro

You can create a professional reviews site with this elegant-magazine WordPress theme.

News

Some other Theme Junkie themes worth mentioning are:

Resizable

Theme Junkie Resizable

Like the name says by itself, Resizable is a responsive magazine / blog theme that displays perfect for any type of device, since desktop to mobile devices, like Android, iPhone, iPad, etc.

VideoPlus

Theme Junkie VideoPlus
VideoPlus is a premium theme ideal to be used for video sites news & magazine, or any type of multimedia sites.

eStudio

Theme Junkie eStudio

eStudio is a fully responsive and flexible WordPress theme, suitable for business, online studios, and portfolio sites.


Theme Junkie Free Plugins & Widgets

Plugins & Widgets

Description

Recent Posts Extended

A flexible way to show a custom list of your recent posts.

Advanced Random Posts

A custom, flexible & advanced way to display random posts.

Comments Plus

A custom way to display recent comments, packed with features.

Scroll Top

Automatically add a flexible back-to-top button to your WordPress site.

Theme Junkie Shortcodes

A collection of shortcodes to make the themes even more adaptable.

Custom CSS

Effortlessly add your own custom CSS to any WordPress theme or website


Pricing Details

Now, let’s talk about their prices. They divide their structure of prices, in 3 packages as follows:

Individual Theme

  • You’ve Access to 1 WordPress Theme
  • You’ve 1 Year of Theme Updates
  • You’ve 1 Year of Support

$39

All Themes Package

  • You’ve Access to All Current Themes
  • You’ve 1 Year of Theme Updates
  • You’ve 1 Year of Support

$49

Lifetime Package

  • Access to all current + future themes
  • Lifetime theme updates
  • Lifetime support

$99

A theme for $39 is cheaper compared to other premium theme sellers. Also having total access to all themes for $49 / year is a good deal, or the same for a lifetime membership with $99.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do the themes come with demo content?

Do the themes work with WordPress multi-site?

Can I use their themes for my clients & multiple sites?

Which browsers & operating systems their themes work on?

How do I update to the latest version of my theme?

Can you use the themes with WordPress.com?

How frequently are the themes updated?

Can you change the language of the theme?


Conclusion

In terms of cons honestly, I'm not seeing any evident that I need to pinpoint apart from the mentioned in this Theme Junkie review.

I’ve heard that they have a solid support via online forums available for their premium themes, but I didn’t try still by myself, to endorse it to a 100%. When I had a doubt, I solved myself with the theme's documentation.

They are offering WordPress high quality themes with affordable prices. Their theme pricing, allows you 3 options to choose from, for different budgets and goals.

Really, I liked the Publisher theme in particular (you can use updated alternatives to this theme), and Theme Junkie themes in general, for their functionality. You can customize lots of things with their advanced control panels.

Liked this Theme Junkie themes guide?

Are using Theme Junkie or are planning to use them?

What do you think about these WordPress themes?

Theme Junkie Themes

Their themes are a neat and well–coded collection of WP themes including ReviewPro & TrueReview (reviews), Wayfarer (travellers), Creatively (business), Pinpoint (minimal - portfolio) and much more. They have a fast & qualified support. You can buy a single theme for $39, have all of them (50+) for $49 (1 year update + support) or a lifetime package for $99.

$39-99

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10 comments
Christopher James says

Really huh? I haven’t tried any Theme Junkie theme before. When it’s time for me to change themes maybe.

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Lynell Bumpas says

I’m using one Theme Junkie. Love it! I’m yet to upgrade to premium though.

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    Gera says

    Lynell which one are you using and which you like most of the premium?

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Bilal Malik says

I’m using Theme Junkie on one of my other sms sites! It’s really cool and very easy to understand and use it! I haven’t done any kind of course related to design because Theme Junkie gives us a good way to make our site professional 🙂 It’s always a nice feeling to use Theme Junkie.

Thanks.

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    Gera says

    Bilal great you’re using them 🙂 Many thanks for your feedback!

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Alex says

Please stay away from Theme Junkie. I had purchased the lifetime option for $99. I even sent a mail to Roy the owner to double check. He said as a lifetime member I would receive all future updates. However after one year, I was not able to access the membership area. I have sent multiple requests both in the forum and to Roy. Its been many months since, still have not received access.

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    Gera says

    Alex, sorry to hear your troubles. I know that they have changed recently their structure of prices, and perhaps this is the issue. Have you tried to use the contact form and also their social accounts? The best of the luck for you!

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Mike Hill says

I love Theme Junkie themes but one thing that’s apparent across all of the themes they build is their Twitter Feeds display widget. Even on their own website it no longer works. I can still subscribe to Twitter via the link but the feeds aren’t displaying and I get the following message ” Error: Twitter did not respond. Please wait a few minutes and refresh this page.”

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Avnish Gautam says

No doubt all the themes from theme-junkie are really amazing and i am the regular customer of them and i can clearly say no one in the industry is giving high quality and full functionality at these prices.

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