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Coolist theme is a magazine WordPress theme packed with the modern features and unlimited layouts. Eye candy colors, seamless design makes it well-suited for a blog of all types. Be it a newspaper, food or entertainment, theme serves as a cherry on top of all the content which needs to be presented elegantly.

With Ajax category for featured categories, varied post singles layout, post row builder, custom shortcodes, mega menu and other such heavy features, theme accomplishes all the promises a modern theme beholds. Responsive, customizable and flexible, coolist is a theme for people of every type, newbie or professional.

Crossectional analysis of coolist in terms of design and usability, functionality, SEO, Update, and Support will not only help our valued readers in making a sound decision but also give the market weight-age of the theme.

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Design and Usability: (9.5/10)

Coolist is a perfect theme for magazine lovers. The theme has a beautiful design and bold, elegant look. Here are some detailed design insights of the theme:

  • Mega Menu available:

Mega menu lets the display more aesthetic and user-friendly. One can have a great visual in the menu related to the posts.

  • Post Row Builder:

Coolist has row builder feature that lets it to be creative in presentation and more dynamic at the same time. One can make as many combinations of row representation as he/she wants for its elegant post presentation.

  • Home Page Layouts:

The theme has unlimited Home page layouts. It gives you full flexibility to be creative and paly with stuff in your own style. Make it full-time food blog, game website or news site, its layout make it suitable for all genres of websites or blogs.

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Functionality: (8.5/10)

The functionality of any WordPress theme is important as it decides that how easy it would be for both admin and users to use the site. When it comes to functionality, an in-depth review of Coolist is below:

  • Translation Ready:

The theme is translation ready and hence your site could have as many foreign users as you want. Now spread your thoughts and words across the globe. It is not mentioned if the theme has RTL support or not. If it has the ability to handle the design in mirror image, it could be the best option for its admired users.

  • Ajax Category:

The Ajax category loads all the categories on the home page in an elegant manner. All the categories could have a separate display style as per the requirement. Now you can present the data in whichever way you want.

  • Custom Shortcodes:

The unlimited custom shortcodes break all the barriers between the functionality you want to achieve. It is an easy way to reuse the functionality created in the web layout.

  • No BuddyPress, Mail chimp and BbPress Compatibility:

The theme does not support BuddyPress, Mail chimp and bbPress. This limits its customers to some extent however there is very less amount of people who are using these platforms right now. Still, the developers should add these features in to the theme as soon as possible.

  • No Advertisement opportunities:

Coolist has no specific advertising integration feature. It is an essential feature for every blog nowadays. The team is making effort to bring this on board in the next version release.

In short, Coolist has all the flexible features which are required for any website nowadays, however, the lack of BuddyPress, Advertising feature and RTL support anchor it to be the best among the themes.

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Search Engine Optimization, Performance & Code: (8/10)

The success of any WordPress site depends on SEO and performance a lot as without them, it is not possible for you to show the world your work. With the perspectives of performance and optimization tools, the Coolist theme has following insights:

  • No Built-in SEO Optimization:

There is no SEO option integrated with the theme. It is the life-line of blogs nowadays. One can use WordPress SEO plugins till the feature is not integrated but Themewaves should consider making this feature work for its theme to be viral.

  • Structured Data Testing Tool:

Examination via structured data testing tool shows that theme is written according to the standards of structures data. Therefore, it is efficient and optimized satisfying the global standards.

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  • Slow page speed

CSS, JS and HTML are not compressed and browser caching is not enabled. Therefore theme has below average ranking on Google Page Speed insights i.e it is 52 / 100. The Google PageSpeed Insight results are below:

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It is recommended that the developers should fix it in the very next release as page speed is very important for WordPress sites.

  • Un-optimized Resources:

Resources like images, CSS and JS of the theme is not optimized which results in increase in page load time. this should be fixed as soon as possible.

Updates, Support, and Documentation: (9.5/10)

Coolist was released on 22nd November and has got the next release in the version on 30th November. the Team has fixed various compatibility issues and refined the design interface. Themewaves offers lifetime updates and their team makes every effort to make it up to the market expectations.

The outstanding support by the team of coolist makes the theme to be a must pick by the customers.  The Team’s friendly support and kind behavior towards the valued customers make happy customers who are willing to put their queries and issues up without any hesitation.

Summary:

Pros:

  • Unlimited custom shortcodes and Home Page Layouts
  • Post Row Builder provides variety of posts combinations
  • Code well-written following the standards of Schema.org.
  • Good support and documentation provided by the development team.

Cons:

  • No MailChimp, bbPress, BuddyPress and RTL support
  • No proper advertising integration
  • No built-in SEO plugins support.

Conclusion:

Coolist is a nice theme offering flexible features and elegant design. With unlimited Home Page layouts, lazy loading, parallax effect, web optimized fonts, responsiveness and other such features theme is a must try for anyone who loves to make online magazines. Although, the theme has some minor lacks which may create market limitations such as RTL support, bbPress and advertisement, It is recommended that one must consider supporting plugins in order to fulfill the lags of Coolist or go for other themes with fully loaded features in the market. Also, if your revenue model is advertisement, please check beforehand that the theme has advertisement support or not.

Coolist wordpress magazine theme

$29
Coolist wordpress magazine theme
88.6275

Design & Usability

10/10

    Functionality

    9/10

      SEO

      8/10

        Updates & Support

        10/10

          Pros

          • Unlimited custom shortcodes and Home Page Layouts
          • Post Row Builder provides variety of posts combinations
          • Code well-written with the standards of Schema.org.
          • Good support and documentation provided by the development team.

          Cons

          • No MailChimp, bbPress, BuddyPress and RTL support
          • No proper advertising integration
          • No built-in SEO feature.

          Comments

          1. Dennis E. Garcia

            Design & Usability

            8.50

            Functionality

            8.00

            SEO

            8.00

            Updates & Support

            8.50

            Coolist is a different and innovative magazine blog in a way that it provides infinite scrolling options just like facebook/twitter so it will provide more user engagement and will drive more traffic. However, no mailchimp, bbpress and RTL support is a problem which should be added in next releases as soon as possible. The thing which is noticeable here is the exceptional team support and I really liked the way they responded to me every time I approached them for some problem or query. Thank you team for such a beautiful theme and blogthemes for this detailed review.

          2. Sarah R. Berry

            Design & Usability

            8.00

            Functionality

            8.00

            SEO

            8.00

            Updates & Support

            9.00

            Got a chance to use this theme for one of my websites and found it a simple theme with only essential features required to make any content marketable via website. It is made to tell your all stories in a beautiful and dynamic way where infinite scroll is another edge. Although, the writer of this review have mentioned problems like page speed and other issues but I think this should be fine with you as long as you use WordPress speed optimization tips and techniques. Moreover, the support team is always there to help you and they can help you making your site up to the mark!

          3. Evelyn W. Austin

            Design & Usability

            8.20

            Functionality

            8.40

            SEO

            7.80

            Updates & Support

            8.50

            Hi,
            I wanted to ask a few questions before purchasing the theme:
            #1: The developers haven’t inserted a Video in any example posts, I wanted to see a demo of video (youtube, vimeo etc.) inside the post or can anyone set the video in place of the featured picture?
            #2: Is the theme going to be easily compatible with Yoast SEO plugin? As I cannot abandon this plugin.
            #3: I have a plugin as my LightBox gallery from Barthaweb on Code Canyon: https://codecanyon.net/item/lightgallery-for-visual-composer/17681475?_ga=1.139797875.1908224374.1490731053, is it going to be fine to use this plugin or you have a built-in lightbox?
            Does it support Visual Composer? Can we disable the sidebars on the posts, I mean keep one or disable both have full width content?

            Thanks in advance

            1. Martha E. Williams

              Design & Usability

              9.00

              Functionality

              9.00

              SEO

              8.50

              Updates & Support

              9.00

              It’s just the Video in Single content it’s same like default WordPress it will work perfectly. They have added video again with Vimeo in content -> http://coolist.themewaves.com/game/2016/11/07/lorem-quisas-bibendum-nisi-elit-consequat-ipsum-sagittis/

              Also, this theme supports Videos for Youtube and Vimeo and also Soundcloud etc.

              http://coolist.themewaves.com/game/2016/11/07/lorem-quisas-bibendum-nisi-elit-consequat-ipsum-sagittis/
              Yoast Compatible.

              The theme has its own Lightbox however you can change it. But it need little bit customize.
              It’s not compatible with Visual Composer. Yeah you can disable the Sidebars and also Controlling Single width.

          4. Steven K. Burton

            Design & Usability

            8.30

            Functionality

            8.80

            SEO

            8.20

            Updates & Support

            8.70

            Hello, I’m trying to make some changes to the theme.

            My questions are: Where can I find the classes, files, and scripts that show you the next single article? (Scripts to modify URL, page title, and show the next post on the same page.)

            I want to make this feature possible for a new type of posts (portfolio) I’ve integrated. As an implementation, they are similar to classic articles, But I do not find all the scripts that make possible scroll at the next article/post .

            1. Scott K. Montano

              Design & Usability

              9.50

              Functionality

              9.50

              SEO

              9.00

              Updates & Support

              9.50

              I already solved it. No need for an answer. Thanks 🙂

          5. Brenda J. Brinson

            Design & Usability

            8.50

            Functionality

            9.00

            SEO

            9.00

            Updates & Support

            8.70

            Hello

            I’m running the theme on my website DFuzion.in.

            I’m getting these errors: Warning: Illegal string offset ‘cat’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 23

            Warning: Illegal string offset ‘cat’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 24

            Warning: Illegal string offset ‘row_type’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 25

            Warning: Illegal string offset ‘cat’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 45

            Warning: Illegal string offset ‘layout’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 46

            Warning: Illegal string offset ‘large’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 47

            Warning: Illegal string offset ‘grid’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 48

            Warning: Illegal string offset ‘list’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 49 COOLIST

            VIEW ALL

            Warning: Illegal string offset ‘cat’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 24

            1. Barbara E. Cooney

              Design & Usability

              9.50

              Functionality

              9.50

              SEO

              9.30

              Updates & Support

              9.30

              Warning: Illegal string offset ‘cat’ in /home/dfuzion/public_html/wp-content/themes/coolist/page-rowbuilder.php on line 24
              Reply
              Hey I am sure you need to update your theme. You will get away with these errors.
              Best of Luck

          6. John M. Miller

            Design & Usability

            8.80

            Functionality

            9.00

            SEO

            8.80

            Updates & Support

            8.80

            Hi! After updating the theme to version 1.2, I notice that the images are no longer as they were before.

            Can you check it and tell me how I can fix this? This problem also occurs in other messages:

            http://www.mudoo.be/nieuw-op-vier-bartel-in-het-wild/ http://www.mudoo.be/onthouden-aflevering-1-mol/
            As you can see, the right sidebar is broken.

            It should be like this:

            http://prntscr.com/en9vd1
            Thanks in advance!

            1. Bernice T. Mondy

              Design & Usability

              9.00

              Functionality

              9.00

              SEO

              8.90

              Updates & Support

              9.10

              Hello,
              This css will help you.

              .entry-post-container .entry-post {
              flex: 1;
              width: 1px;
              }

              Thanks. It will be included next theme version I guess.

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