Review : FreelanceEngine by EngineThemes is a Freelance Marketplace WordPress theme suitable to to create Project bidding website. FreelanceEngine gives you two unique sections to manage key user types 1) Project Provider : Who wants to post projects and search for suitable candidate user, 2) Freelancer : Who is searching for work/job/project according to his/her skills.
The FreelanceEngine is developed with a purpose to connect both type of users, you must have seen freelancer projects portals like Elance, RentACoder etc. The person who owns this type of portals may have various income opportunities like membership selling, taking share from successful projects, banners and more. Let’s see what Engine Themes developers have done to make this theme user friendly for front-end and back-end users.
FreelanceEngine Theme Key Features :
Best Homepage : With FreelanceEngine theme you will get a powerful top homepage section having video style background so you can make your site look fully professional. Most of the Freelance templates in the market are packed with poor designs and they often fail to invite new registration. If you open demo of FreelanceEngine then you will get clear idea that homepage is packed with such a design where you can display links for new registration (both type of users), Latest / Featured projects, Freelancer featured section with pagination to browse more members, customers testimonials and much more. EngineThemes have provided a standard homepage design in demo and default setup, but you have a Theme Options panel to change it anyway you prefer.
Full-screen Menu : The menu presentation style is totally changed in this Freelance Project theme so that user can have better experience of browsing menu elements with more space and more links. FreelanceEngine is a WordPress theme for professional freelance junctions and there for it is expected to have a type of menu that shows all links with single click. The menu is totally hidden in default mode and hidden behind an App type menu button (at left top area of the screen. User can just click 1 time on the menu button and he/she will find a menu with full-screen having all links available to navigate anywhere on the website.
Moulder Design : No more need to edit complex code or hire any expert programmer, FreelanceEngine theme is crafted with Modular UI Blocks offered for custom pages. Just add custom pages on homepage and save lots of time taken to build custom website structure. Not only that you will enjoy it’s multi column featured sections supported by featured images, excerpt buttons and pagination links. Hence, EngineThemes has provided a pixel perfect design that is clean, spacious and easily readable by visitors.
Monetization & Pricing Plans : At the back-end area FreelanceEngine WordPress Theme gives you a pricing plan section to create custom pricing package. The pricing package will allow you to insert Plan Name, Total Projects Allowed To Post, Price, Validity (Days), Little description for package and more. That means any user who is going to create Freelancer job website can have greater earning possibilities, you don’t need to stick to default plans any-more. Just create various plans by filling ready Plan Creator and that’s it. On the other hand, user (Job Poster) will be displayed with plan options (Free, ABC Plan, XYZ Plan) to select suitable plan. Then after they will be shown Register/Login Module >> Project Details Module >> Payment Selection Module and done.
FreelanceEngine WordPress Theme EngineThemes : Conclusion
We just had a quick review derive at the main features to get an idea how is it possible to create Freelancer WordPress portal so easily. There are many other features that we haven’t talked yet like Review / Rating options, Localization options, Project Management Options, Custom user dashboard (Profile / project management) and much more. If you want to read each and every feature of FreelanceEngine theme then be sure to look at the full features list displayed below.
FreelanceEngine Theme Basic Features :
- Freelancers can insert hours rate, availability, skills tags
- Ajax Search / Filter Projects : No page reload
- Quick project bidding options : Increase income and reputation
- Employees Options : Can Post projects (with featured plan)
- Employee can browse freelance and invite them for projects
- Project Management : Control all posted projects and bids received
- Options : Pricing, Statistics, Testimonials
- YOAST SEO plugin support
- Create Static page or News / Blog section
- Child Theme support available
- Profile page with portfolio support
- Full PSD pack provided : Edit core design easily
- No code encryption : Clean visible coding