Istanbulls is an elite developer on ThemeForest, so I knew when I saw that they had another new music theme for sale, I had to review it. That’s what Istanbulls is known for, great looking, very functional WordPress themes for musicians, bands, DJs and others in the music profession. If you’ve never heard of Instanbulls, you may be more familiar with their old username on ThemeForest, Pockbe. But a couple years ago, they changed their name. Same great themes, different user name.
No big deal.
Istanbulls has included a ton of value addons for their Mix theme, like Visual Composer, Slider Revolution, a pair of Mass Addons packs, audio player 1.0, Essential grid 2.1, Block Builder 1.1 for Visual Composer, Templatera, Visual Composer Ultimate Layouts and Mega Menu too. That’s over $200 worth of addons and it helps make Mix a really great value. For a band, a musician, music venue or small online radio station, that’s a ton of great features to help make your site run smoothly and help it look the way you want it to look.
Mix supports tons of music players too, giving you incredible flexibility. Soundcloud, Shoutcast, you can link to MP3 files or upload them yourself. You’ll be able to create drag and drop playlists or use any online radio service. As for tracking your online successes, you can see listen statistics, download statistics and more.
***EDIT – Okay, I got to the bottom of this issue. Check this out, a couple reviews and comments from just before Mix was pulled.
This Mix WordPress theme relies on bundled plugins that you would otherwise have to buy, but it appears they aren’t fully functioning and the comments are that you must buy them. They cost almost as much as the theme.
And it would seem that none of these issues were ever addressed. So, bad service, the old switcheroo in terms of having to purchase the plugins and that adds up to a bad theme that I’m glad they pulled. Mix isn’t the only theme that should be yanked post haste, but it’s good to see ThemeForest cleaning up the obvious trash.