Great to learn and use
I had tried a few platforms to bring my idea for a website built by me to life, Magento and Ultimento where the answer.
The installation was a bit beyond my abilities, but the adding of content and images has been a real thrill to see our site come to life.
Being in Australia, the support usually takes a bit longer, but the responsiveness has been in most cases outstanding.
As a platform for selling online, Ultimento makes full use of Magento's power.
I would absolutely recommend Ultimento to anyone who wants open an online business.
A really great product.
December 4, 2013
Great Features and nice look
By testing the demo looks like this theme has great integrated features that will make everyone's job much easier.
I didn't install it yet, but definitely is worth give it a try if you want one all in one solution to sort out you problems.
Good job guys!
November 29, 2013
Not everything it makes itself out to be, but still helpful nonetheless
This theme claims to have all kinds of features, and for the most part they do. Not everything that they say is an extension is actually an extension, it's just built into their design. There were a couple things like the custom category landing pages that they have documentation for how to do, but no longer appear to be part of the theme (as of version 3.5). Maybe the documentation is just outdated, but I couldn't figure out a way to get it added so I had to build something custom.
There were still a lot of great features for the site, and there was a lot of useful functionality that just worked out of the box without having to do much. I will say creating a custom theme to go on top of the Ultimento Natural version of the theme for 3 different store views was pretty complicated to do. Partly it's because that is just a complicated scenario to theme for, but also because some of their file and folder locations weren't in the most optimal places (for example: the theme is in the default folder rather than it's own package). It makes things complicated to theme and make it simple to upgrade Magento and Ultimento without breaking the site.
The most annoying thing about this theme was at the beginning when we had to set up the license for our site. You had to give them all of the URLs you will be using for the site, and wait for them to get it changed. While you are waiting, the entire admin is essentially locked down if you already installed the theme. It gives you a 15 second popup that you can't close EVERY TIME you click a button or link in the admin.
I mostly just highlighted the frustrating things about the theme, but as my rating shows, it was a good theme for the most part and I would probably use it again. A lot of our issues probably stemmed from just having a complicated site setup with the different store views and sites.
November 15, 2013
Nice Theme but Bad Service
This theme is sophisticated and powerfully customizable.
However, after installing the theme the API I use to synchronize my inventory stopped working. I contacted Ultimento support about the problem and got very slow response.
When they finally did respond they sounded defensive. They asked me to prove that the theme caused the problem and claimed it was unlikely that the theme caused the problem. Since they didn't offer to help me troubleshoot, I had my host set up a testing environment and I singly tested each extension with the default Magento template. There was no problem with the API. I reset the test environment (so no extensions were active) and installed Ultimento. The problem returned.
I contacted Ultimento again with this information and a request for a refund. I was again met with defensiveness and the same response as before. I have yet to receive any more communication from them or a refund.
Needless to say I am very disappointed after reading such excellent reviews about this theme.
November 7, 2013
License Validation Servers Not Reachable
We bought the Ultimento theme and even paid Commative to modify it to fit our design. We've been using it now for about a year and are basically satisfied.
The last few days, despite no changes on my part to either our server or Magento we are getting License Validation errors.
Further checking leads me to the conclusion that the Commative license server is not available! (They are also having timeout problems with parts of their website.)
Our backend is now effectively unusable!
I understand the need to protect their development work but when a paying customer site is essentially crippled because they can't keep their servers accessible. That is unacceptable.
October 23, 2013
I have done installation and still haven't got familiar yet, but I think the theme is excellent.
September 14, 2013
Ultimento is arguably the best magento theme i have ever come across! ITs rich SEO amongst other features allows for easy plug & play!
August 28, 2013
I am still relatively new to Magento, but I must say that Ultimento is probably the best theme I have worked with. I used the activewear theme by the same developer, and I can tell this guy knows his stuff, because Ultimento is a quantum leap forward in every respect.
The rich snippets are what really sold me. Only con would be that you need an additional license to install it on a development site, but those are cheap, and I will probably use the extra license at some point. I believe he is in the US too, so I get a little quicker responses when I have had questions.
August 26, 2013
Good seo features
Ultimento saved a lot of our time. Best SEO theme for Magento.
July 21, 2013
Excellent theme and support
I used Ultimento in my very first Magento store and I have liked it alot. Installation was very easy, you just have to remember to delete any existing homepages from cms pages.
They have the greatest support, even for Magento newbies :) They always answer, even if it's about basic Magento settings or problems.
Editing the store design with Ultimento was quite easy, once I got the hang of it.
July 5, 2013