Kallyas-Creative eCommerce Multi-Purpose WordPress Theme

Kallyas is developed by Hogash, makers of several Joomla themes and HTML templates. Kallyas is their only WordPress theme. It’s among the most popular on Themeforest with over 33,000 sales, and is highly rated.Kallyas is a multi-purpose theme launched in February 2013 by Hogash, an Envato power elite author. This theme has a strong, visual design powered by a flexible front-end page builder. Thanks to the multiple options and features provided, Kallyas will help you build a remarkable website.

Kallyas : Design

The theme developers came up with 14 static content elements, called the ‘Hero Scenes.’ These templates will help you create an impressive appearance for your pages. You can style the sub-header area using a video or an image with animation effects as background or add functionality with a weather or booking panel, an event countdown box, a product presentation, or other useful elements. This theme also comes with a dark or light skin for your website, which can be further customized by changing the color schemes according to your preferences.

Tightly connected to the business branding efforts, the developers designed the ‘Header’ section for flexibility. Hogash team has dedicated a lot of time to create plenty of header options and settings. The template comes with unlimited custom sub-headings combination designed to highlight the content displayed “above the fold.” Besides this, Kallyas has integrated a plugin that delivers extra customization options. The Side Header Addon will replace the theme’s default header with a side block containing elements like logo image, main navigation, search form, and others.

Inspired by the ancient Greek word ‘kallias’ which means ‘beauty,’ this theme brings you a fine balance between ancient inspired design and modern lines. Kallyas comes with 53 easy to install demos. As the authors named two of them ‘Ares,’ as the Greek God of War, and ‘Kyma’ which means ‘waves,’ this theme is built to give you access to the visual power that will impress your audience.

Kallyas provides 15 pre-built homepage styles to choose from, but you also can create your own template. If you like to play with pictures and animations, the theme has 22 slider elements integrated, such as 3D Cute, Fancy, Laptop, Nivo, but it also comes with image boxes, galleries, portfolios and more additional visual enhancement options. With Kallyas, portfolios can be styled in three ways, with a carousel layout, ‘sortable’ or ‘category,’ in 1 to 4 columns. You can help the visitors focus on your content setting up the videos or images to be shown in a modal window.

In the footer section, you can add widgets on two rows. Also, you can select an image or a color as footer background. At the bottom of this field, you can insert some additional elements, a logo, social icons and copyright text.

Kallyas theme will create a beautiful experience for your visitors on any kind of devices since this template is responsive and retina ready.

Drag and Drop Page Builder

Kallyas includes a built-in drag and drop page builder.

Unlimited Sidebars, Subheaders, and Page Layouts

Kallyas also lets you create any number of sidebar widget areas. You can decide which of your sidebars to use on your archives, blog page, single posts, and pages.

You can also create an unlimited number of subheader styles and use a different one on every page.

Under the Page Layouts menu, you can create your own layout templates as well. Page layouts can be used to override specific theme options on one or multiple pages. For example, you could create a template with a different header style, different logo, etc., and only use it on the specific pages you choose.

Over 100 different elements are available, including:

  • buttons
  • accordions
  • post content
  • banners
  • contact forms
  • menus
  • images
  • icons
  • image galleries
  • pricing tables
  • testimonials
  • …and many more.

You can also create your own page templates to reuse, and freely position elements by adjusting the margin and padding around them.

Kallyas : Functionality

Each creative template you have built can be saved for a quick edit and access in four dedicated sections in the WordPress admin area: Portfolio Items, Documentation Items, Page Layouts and the Page Builder Smart Areas.

Kallyas theme comes with the premium ‘Revolution Slider’ and other free plugins like ‘Cute Slider,’ ‘Calendar Event,’ or ‘WP Hotel Booking.’ Hogash developed ‘Post Love,’ a custom plugin that adds a ‘Like’ option on each post. Represented by a red heart as an icon and a counter, its function is to highlight the most liked posts by your visitors.

If you want to set up an eShop, the integrated WooCommerce plugin will be a benefit. It comes packed with lots of options and features. Your visitors can see your products in a nice slider gallery, and zoom on their favorite product.

Kallyas theme is compatible with the premium WPML multi language plugin and also supports RTL. This template is responsive and retina ready. The Kallyas template comes with child theme files included in the package, useful if an advanced user wants to make modifications in code, without altering the main files.

Item name Kallyas
Category Multi-purpose
Type Premium
Author Hogash
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 4.15.2
Content width Full width
Browser compatibility IE8+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge
WooCommerce Yes
bbPress Yes
BuddyPress Yes
Integrated translation Yes
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts Yes
Typekit fonts
RTL support Yes
Video posts Yes
Audio posts Yes
Post templates 1
Post view counter
Smart lists
Social share Yes
Custom image lightbox Yes
Custom image galery Yes
Link post Yes
Page templates 4
Blocks 136
Widgets 6
Header styles 16
Footer styles 2
Masonry layout Yes
Mega menus Yes
Sticky menu Yes
Social networks Yes
Social counter
Video playlists
Instagram widget
Custom Page Builder Visual Builder
Portfolio styles 3
Responsive layout Breakpoints
Blog layouts 3
Menu styles 1
Dual Sidebars Yes
Shortcodes Yes
Video slider
Demos included 53
SEO optimized Yes
Custom Theme Updater Yes
Ad system
Adsense support
Custom ads Yes
CSS file size 543kb
Overall speed Medium
Performance documentation Yes
Total ratings 2577
User rating
Learnability Medium
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
Difficulty Beginner
Explanations Explicit
Explicit screen shots Yes
Video tutorials Yes
Search option Yes
Extra documentation Yes
Plugins PostLove plugin, Revolution Slider, Cute Slider
Price $69
Value for the money Good

This template has an elaborated options panel located in the WordPress admin area, called ‘Kallyas Theme.’ Structured in many subsections, this theme’s control area gives you easy access to all the customization settings. At the bottom of each section, you’ll find links to the Kallyas documentation, this way you won’t get lost through the options.

From the General Options area you can adjust the header, logo, sub-headers, navigations, and the footer sections. An interesting option, available in this area, allows you to change the animation effect and color of the page preloader. Use a pulsating circle, a spinner or any of the six animation effects and add more style to your website. The Kallyas Theme panel has dedicated tabs for the blog, fonts, smart areas, colors, sidebars and so on. The developers also included a useful tool called Live text editor. You can edit the content inside a text box, on the front end, without any hassle.

The theme’s strongest point is the custom front-end, drag and drop ‘Visual Builder,’ which comes with 136 helpful elements. This builder allows you to create & save layouts and use them later on other sections of your website. Adding elements to a page is easy. The Visual Builder provides a search bar to help you find what are you looking. Once you have found it, just drag and drop it to the page.

Some of your website’s sections can be replaced with the ‘Page Builder Smart Areas,’ which are predefined templates created on the front-end with block elements. These Smart Areas can be customized to always appear on sub-header and footer sections for wanted pages.

Kallyas : Performance

Kallyas default demo on different page speed tests, and it loads the content with a rather slow page speed. It shows 65/100 on Google PageSpeed on the desktop.

Kallyas : Summary 

Kallyas is bloated with features that are probably unnecessary for most websites. For example, not many users will need to display a different footer on every page, or need a special documentation custom post type. Certain features, such as the contact form builder or image gallery elements, would be much better implemented by using a more user-friendly plugin such as WPForms or Envira Gallery if you need those specific features.

The Kallyas demos are very nice looking designs, but the theme is very complicated and time-consuming to use and configure. The documentation helps, but expect a significant time investment to learn to use this theme.

The Hogash authors emphasized the importance of a theme’s features by developing their own page composer, that makes Kallyas a beautiful and versatile product. The multitude of design elements and great functionality make this theme a wonderful frame to suit business, portfolios, personal, gastronomy websites, online shops and everything in between. If you want a sophisticated layout, or something simple and straightforward, Kallyas could be your choic

Because so many features are built in to the theme, if you ever want to switch themes you’ll lose much of your content and have to rebuild your site from scratch.


Where to buy & how much?

You can buy this theme from ThemeForestat $69Click Here to buy the theme.