Perfect in every way!
I have Magento CE 184.108.40.206
Even though there were no reviews, I took the leap of faith that this was going to be a good theme. I was pleasantly surprised that it was way better than I could hope for. After researching this theme, I decided to go ahead and purchase the extra code for their one-page checkout that goes hand in hand with this theme. Usually I use Fire Checkout, but I thought I would give Gala a chance being that their checkout would be cheaper than my purchasing Fire Checkout, and their checkout was already rockin' and rollin' style-wise, thus saving me some extra time setting it up. In addition to their checkout, you can also purchase a better layered navigation module than what Magento already has as the default. I didn't purchase that only because I already had Amasty's Improved Navigation and Improved Sorting.
First of all, though this theme is a "coffee shop" look, it is extremely versatile, and you can make it look any way you want with any colors you want. For example, my website is an online nursery for plants, trees, seed, etc. with mostly greens and blues. They take advantage of the Google font library, so you can have any kind of font look you want. They have tried to make this theme as user-friendly as possible for people who really don't have a strong HTML or CSS background. Since I am a developer, there were some looks that I wanted that their settings couldn't quite solve, so I did use a child theme quite extensively. However, that is all I have really needed to do.
Normally, I have to go into the template files and alter the PHP and HTML, as well as the xml layout files, but with this theme they have the "EM Theme Framework" where you can literally build any page any way you want. No more having to worry about right or left side callouts and other such headaches. All of your page layouts can be done through the EM Theme Framework layout designs with the help of static blocks and widgets.
They also have the mega menu to help you with all of your menu needs. With the mega menu, you can create very sophisticated drop down menus that include multi-columns where you can add images and even video. They use the Magento wysiwyg tool to help those who may not have a good grip on HTML to help create everything.
In addition to all of the above, they include a lightbox that is pretty good for your product images, Featured Products, Best Sellers, Related Products, and On Sale Products widgets that can be displayed in a slider, in the right or left columns, or in the content area of your pages. This is a big money saver, so you don't have to buy extra modules for these things.
There's also some other nice features like the addition of a social media share box that you can enable on the product pages, a button that you can enable that will take you up to the top of the page, a slideshow that you can set to any size with many, many options, etc.
The checkout that I purchased is worth the money. Fire Checkout might be a tad better, but for my needs, this one-page checkout is perfect and an excellent price. I can't comment on their Layered Navigation code, because I didn't purchase it, but the Amasty extensions that I purchased worked perfectly with this theme.
This is a fully responsive theme, and it looks great on a smart phone and tablet. Even the slideshow can be completely responsive to the screen size.
September 17, 2014
Great shop - Great Theme
Best theme I have used ever...
great functionality and visual,
No bugs so far !!!
It is also fully upgradable. Custom css changes are kept separately so I can reload theme files without loosing my changes.
Some extensions are complicated to use at the beginning due to the fact that are really fully customizable.
I have faced a compatibility issue with zopim and support gave me solution the next day.
Thanks guys for this great job.
February 24, 2014
Very nice theme with brilliant look and feel and functionality, works as described and expected !!
January 5, 2014
Errors upon install
As soon as I install I get the following error:
Fatal error: Class 'EM_EvaSettings_Helper_Data' not found in /home4/*****/public_html/store/app/Mage.php on line 546
December 11, 2013
I am finding a simple theme for wedding shop and this is solved. Very beautiful theme. I love it.
June 25, 2013
There is an error in Gala Eva: when you edit the main slider in the cms pages, new products slider navigation goes to the top. When you edit the block of new products slider, it disappears from home.
So, if you want to use this template, you will need to change sliders directly inside the code.
I was here for 2 days trying to use this template, and i installed it a few times until I discovered this problem.
God bless u trying to use this theme.
December 7, 2012
Page not found.
for Community edition 220.127.116.11
this theme is awesome, please make it 18.104.22.168 compitable
August 15, 2012
does this work with 1.7.x as well ?
August 14, 2012
Can not understand how to download this template. Is there any direct link?
July 16, 2012
The nav-content doesn´t appear for me.
I checked all the statics bloc and anything.
What are the instructions to this?
July 11, 2012