Salient is a beautiful WordPress multipurpose theme that was introduced in 2013 by ThemeNectar. Its userbase stands at 100k+. Its average rating on the ThemeForest marketplace is 4.80/5. Salient uses responsive design. Salient, according to its developers is SEO-friendly. This template was last modified in 2018. Its current version is 11.0.

. Is Salient easy-to-set up and customize? ThemeNectar’s Salient WP Template has many features. Here’s our unbiased review of the Salient WP template:

Review

Installation

Once you buy the Salient WordPress theme, ThemeForest will give you access to the theme’s zip file. This file should be downloaded and uploaded to the WP theme installer tool. After WP has installed the template, activate it. The easy-to-use WordPress theme installer utility makes it quick and simple to install the template.

Here are the features of the theme:

Header and Footer layouts

Salient supports 12 header layouts which makes it a great choice for people who are looking for a template that lets users experiment with different header styles or switch from one style to another with a few clicks of a button. A header can have its logo in the middle of the menubar, or at the extreme right corner of the navigationbar. Salient supports mega/overlay and left/right menubars off-canvas. You can place widgets in the menubar. When the user hovers their mouse cursor over the menu item, the widget will appear.

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Blog styles

Unlike many WP themes that support a single blog style, the Salient multi-purpose WP theme supports 6+ blog page styles including the minimal, classic styles. There are also 3 post styles. Salient supports animated titles and gradient texts. It also has split line headings.

Icons

The Salient WordPress theme ships with 4 icon packs that comprise 3500+ icons. The icons can be used in buttons, menubars and any other element that you feel should have one.

Fonts

You can change the font of the page’s h1, h2, h3, h4, link, or text with the Salient theme’s live customizer tool or the theme options page. The template from ThemeNectar supports 799+ Google Fonts.

Salient Page Builder

Salient is powered by a customized version of the WPBakery page builder tool. WPBakery lets you create pages for WordPress sites. It is easy to use and does not require any HTML, CSS, JS or other HTML knowledge. Drag an element to a row or empty block on a page. After your page design is complete, you can publish it. WPBakery’s backbone is made up of its elements. The plugin ships with 40+ customizable elements.

See the theme’s demo here

Adaptive Images

The Salient WP template serves different size images when the page having an image is requested on a mobile device, tablet, or desktop PC. This feature is called “Adaptive Images”. This feature saves bandwidth and speeds up pages loading faster than sites that don’t use adaptive images.

eCommerce

Unlike many themes that offer basic WooCommerce support, Salient provides premium modules such as ajax cart, advanced galleries, product quick view, etc. Salient is 100% compatible with WooCommerce.

Colors

Colors play an important role in making a theme look unique. Salient supports unlimited color options so you can change the background and foreground colors of any element/module to your liking.

See the template’s demo here

Animations and demos

Animations displayed by the Salient theme are smooth and fast. You can access several demos that are available in the template. You can modify/customize the template’s demo, just like with other multi-purpose WP templates.

Masonry image galleries, lightboxes

Masonry gallery is one more feature that makes the Salient WordPress theme stand out from the crowd. Bulk uploads are supported by this template module. This module can be used to create a gallery for your portfolio pages or blog posts. Salient supports cascading images, video lightbox, etc.

Footer

The Salient theme allows its users to place up to 4 widgets in the footer section of the site. You can change the color scheme for the footer. The footer color can be changed in Salient.

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Pricing & support

The Salient WP theme costs $60 on ThemeForest.com. Its developer i.e. ThemeNectar provides lifetime updates for all customers. You also get 6 months of support free of charge from the company. You will need to open a ticket in order to get assistance. The ThemeNectar portal will prompt to enter your Envato/ThemeForest purchase codes in order to create a ticket. Salient makes the tickets that users raise public. If you have any issues with the template, please search for public tickets.

Pros

  • Easy to set up.
  • Fast, responsive, and SEO friendly.
  • Several demos and blog post styles.
  • Different header styles and support for mega menus.

Cons

  • None.

Final thoughts

Salient is a stunning multipurpose WordPress theme. It offers 100s of customization options, several demos, and has a mobile-friendly design.