Templatelite, founded by Brian L., is one of the very few WordPress theme providers offering majority of their themes for free download. Most of the themes come with unique designs and colors. They are suitable for the travel, science, family and personal improvement niches. Still, you might find them suitable for your business site as well.
The WordPress themes from Templatelite come with a wide range of features. They are compatible with the latest WordPress version and the 6 most popular internet browsers. The themes are also compliant with W3C XHTML/CSS, which make them search engine friendly. Other standard features include options page, automatic thumbnails, drop-down menu and wide screen resolution. All themes are ad-widget ready and have a one-click set up which is quick and easy.
The Templatelite themes meet standards for basic functionality. If you want additional advanced features, you might want to look elsewhere. Providers such as Elegantthemes and Studiopress, offer much more features that cater for the needs of different types of websites.
If you want a website that looks like a postcard, a painting or a colorful kids’ book, the Templatelite themes are definitely for you. The graphics can be described with one word – artistic. The headers are impressive and the nice blend of various colors is what makes the themes so special. The contrast between the front and the background is beautiful and attractive.
The fonts are also artistic, but this is not necessarily an advantage. Better readability can be desired from some themes. The placement of the elements is usually standard, although various unique ideas are incorporated in each theme.
Having reviewed more than 40 theme providers, no doubt the graphical part of Templatelite themes is one of the best in the industry so it is awarded as the Top 10 Theme Providers in the graphic design category.
If you want an artistic website, the Templatelite themes are definitely for you. Still, if you want to have a classic functional and impressive site, you might want to check out the products from Obox-design or Elegantthemes.
Theme Pricing– base on July 2010 data
There are more than 40 themes in Templatelite’s theme collection and almost all of them are FREE to download. The catch is you have to accept the advertisement. You can, however, purchase an ad-free version of the theme at $20. If you want to modify the graphical part of the theme, the Photoshop file can be purchased at $35 per theme.
For users who do not mind having advertisement in their sites, go to Templatelite and grab any of the free themes that are of good quality!
Customer support is available via the Templatelite forum. Anyone can gain access to the forum. Brian will personally address your issues that are pertaining to theme installation, functions and minor customization. He doesn’t have to do that due to the fact that the themes are free to download. You can post a question and you will get a reply within 5 business days. The waiting time may be long but what’s more would you expect for a free theme having free support.
. GPL for PHP, XHTML and JS files
. non-GPL for CSS and theme images