Ronneby is a multi-purpose premium WordPress theme packed with tons of features, demo layouts, and customization options. Check out our Ronneby review for all the details, and to find out if this popular theme is right for you.
Ronneby is a premium WordPress theme that’s incredibly flexible in design options. You can choose from over 40 demo layouts to import and customize to create your own unique look for your website.
Ronneby is by DFDevelopment, or DFD for short. Ronneby is currently their only available theme. It’s among the most popular and highly rated on Themeforest, with over 10,000 sales.
Features of Ronneby
Ronneby comes packed with plenty of features and options. Here are a few of the highlights:
Includes Premium Plugins
WPBakery (previously known as Visual Composer) allows you to build pages with a live visual editor, using different “elements” to add content to your page in rows and columns.
The Ronneby theme includes Ultimate Addons for WPBakery plugin, which provides many extra elements you can place on your pages, including:
- advanced buttons
- lists with icons
- image galleries
- social sharing
- pricing tables
- WooCommerce products
- …and more
40+ Demos to Import
Ronneby comes packed with so many different ways to configure your settings, no two sites will look the same. But it does make it overwhelming to get started and time-consuming to set up.
To make it easier, Ronneby includes over 40 different demos you can import with one click. The demos include style settings and content for different types of sites, including:
- simple blogs
- corporate business sites
- one-page sites
- health and fitness sites
- law firms
- ecommerce shops
- …and more
But in order to install any demos, you have to install a plugin first. Inside the theme download zip file, but separate from the theme file itself, is a plugin called Installer Plugin which you have to upload and install separately.
After doing so, you can navigate to Appearance » Installer Panel to get the demos.
Demos can only be installed on a new WordPress installation that has no other themes, content, categories, sliders, or any other type of content already.
Ronneby includes 14 different header styles you can choose from and modify.
If you click on Theme Options » Header Options, you can see all the options.
Unfortunately, the interface is not very intuitive. There are no images or previews of what the different styles look like here; only in the documentation. Also, some of the fields have mysterious and unexplained labels — what is the Top Panel Inner Page, exactly? What is all the code in the Top address panel? And it’s unclear how to select the header style you want.
While Ronneby says it requires no coding, it seems there are several fields with HTML code, so you would need to know HTML to modify them.
Ronneby offers a huge amount of options for customizing all the details of your site’s design.
However, using the Appearance » Customize menu isn’t recommended, though the options are available to access there. The developers ask you to set all the options using the Theme Options menu instead.
Under Theme Options » Blog options, you can select some display options for your blog posts.
The layout options for your blog are available separately under the menu option Theme Options » Layout Settings.
You can customize your site’s typography. Under every section, it says “Typography option with each property can be called individually” for some reason, but it would be more useful to have an explanation of where each element can be found on the site.
The link colors and other options can be customized under Theme Options » Styling Options » Link Options.
The menu layout doesn’t seem to make much sense, though. Why are there separate menu items for Custom Fonts and Custom Typography? Why does the Default Button Options get its own top-level menu item instead of going under Styling Options? Why are Blog Options and Layout Settings separate and so far apart in the menu? It’s all a little unintuitive and hard to navigate.
Customizable Responsive Settings
Ronneby has a nice feature where you can customize the responsive settings of your theme to make it more mobile-friendly.
If you navigate to Theme Options » Styling Options » Responsive Options, you can customize some of the widths by screen size:
WooCommerce is a free eCommerce WordPress plugin that allows you to turn your WordPress site into an online store.
Ronneby comes with some built-in templates for designing your WooCommerce shop. You can customize all the display settings under the Theme Options » WooCommerce Main Options menu.
Built-In Image Galleries
Ronneby comes with a built-in feature to create galleries. Click on Galleries » Add New to get started. From here you can build a gallery slider to display on your homepage or other pages.
Documentation and Support
Ronneby offers online documentation that covers the basics of getting started and goes over most of the features. Unfortunately, it’s not searchable and seems to be missing some information (like how to use the Galleries feature).
There’s a support forum available if you need help getting the theme set up. The support staff seems to be very friendly, helpful, and quick to respond. Of all the theme’s 5-star reviews, most of them are for the quality customer support provided.
We found the user interface to be unintuitive and difficult to use, and clear explanations of all the features weren’t provided. The menu layout didn’t make much sense and it was difficult to specific options. It’s unclear why menu items like Envato Toolkit and Brainstorm were added to the WordPress dashboard.
We recommend looking at our top WordPress theme reviews to compare Ronneby with other premium themes.
We give Ronneby 4 out of 5 stars. Here is the breakdown of our review scores: