When building a WooCommerce store, one important factor to keep in mind is offering your customers seamless page navigation and design experience while ensuring faster page speed and performance. It helps boost customer satisfaction and improve business sales.
According to Akamai’s research, even a 1-second delay affects the websites’ conversion rates by 7%, as your store’s page loading speed is one of the important determining Google’s SEO factors.
Thus, to avoid delays and create a beautiful and appealing website, you must choose an excellent WooCommerce theme for your store.
However, considering the wide range of options – selecting a multipurpose, user-friendly, and attractive WooCommerce theme can get challenging and overwhelming. Hence, today, in this article, we review one of the fastest WooCommerce themes – Shoptimizer.
In this article, we’ll review the theme’s overview, interface, important features, and pricing to see if it’s the right fit for your WooCommerce store. Let’s begin!
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A remarkable and flawless user experience is the key to building a successful online presence for eCommerce businesses. How often do your customers enter your website, get distracted from running other errands, or abandon your store because of confusing age layouts?
According to the statistics, 38% of site visitors stop engaging with websites due to unattractive content and page layout. Thus, attracting customers’ attention and offering a quality experience through an appealing and intuitive page design is important to ensure customer retention and increase sales.
And your store’s theme is one important element that helps hold visitors’ interest and assist their page navigation. While you can choose from multiple themes for your WooCommerce website, choosing a multipurpose theme that delivers great performance, offers high customization abilities, and facilitates user experience is what you need to deliver a quality experience.
This article reviews one such important theme – the Flatsome WordPress theme. We’ll start with its brief overview and see its interface, features, benefits, and cost to help you determine whether it’s the right choice for your eCommerce store. Let’s go!
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The Storefront theme is one of the most popular WooCommerce themes. As of today, it has 200,000 active installations and 4.5/5 ratings, as well as a great overall performance.
But sure, you can’t win them all. Storefront is missing an important feature: the top bar. That’s a pity, because most ecommerce themes have either a dedicated widget area or somewhere you can add content in the theme options.
So, let’s go fix that. Here’s how to add a top bar with a background to your Storefront theme. Enjoy!
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Speed is an essential factor that directly impacts the conversion rates, business revenue, sales, and customer experience.
Akamai’s research suggests that even a 100-millisecond delay in the page speed impacts conversion rates by 7%, while a 2-second delay increases bounce rates by 103%. Thus, even a few milliseconds of delay can cost your store thousands of dollars – let alone dissatisfied customers, poor SEO ranking, and bad online reputation.
Hence, page loading speed is the essence of an excellent customer experience and building a successful online presence.
Where possible, you want to eliminate unnecessary page loads, especially when it comes to the checkout process. Otherwise, you risk cart abandonment. That is the main reason you should use a checkout window, accessible straight from product and cart pages.
While the speed of your WooCommerce store depends on multiple facets – such as your web host, image, media files, and the code of your store, the theme you choose also plays a significant role in ensuring faster store speed.
Calculating your store’s page speed and making sure you choose the right WooCommerce theme that checks all the boxes can get frustrating and overwhelming considering the plethora of options you can choose from – especially 1300 WooCommerce themes on ThemeForest.
So, in this article, we share the top WooCommerce themes you can use, along with a few factors to look for when picking a suitable theme for your store. But first, let’s understand what makes a WooCommerce theme slow or fast and how to calculate the speed.
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For book enthusiasts, a bookstore is a fantastic business concept. Thanks to technological advancements, you can establish your bookstore online. This implies that your shop will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a result, you will be able to contact individuals who live outside of your local area. Today we are going to speak about 10+ bookstore WooCommerce themes that might assist you in this challenge.
There are multiple steps to go through before launching a bookstore on the Internet. These include learning more about your target audience, listing your books, choosing fulfillment services, and others. Another aspect that requires special attention is identifying the best eCommerce platform for your goals. Why do we think that WooCommerce can become your incredible helper? Let us find out all the reasons to take advantage of this platform.
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Thankfully, this default content comes with “hooks”, so it’s possible to override such behavior without touching core files or duplicating templates. So, here are a few snippets you can use to edit or remove the Storefront theme copyright content. Enjoy!
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WordPress truly powers the web. With over 75 million active websites currently using WordPress, it’s no wonder it’s such a natural choice for so many online businesses. When it comes to eCommerce, WordPress makes it exceptionally simple with WooCommerce.
WooCommerce is the go-to eCommerce solution for WordPress. It’s easy to install, free to use, and full of customization options that make it easy to design your own eCommerce store quickly. With thousands of easy-to-use themes, how do you know where to begin?
It’s worth being strategic when you choose your WooCommerce theme. The right theme is easy to use, enticing to your audience and helps build your brand.
Before you invest your time and money in a theme, make sure you know exactly what to look for. In this guide, we’ll cover everything you need to know to choose the right WooCommerce theme for your site.
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Do you like to travel and share your photos and articles? Writing a travel blog is so in trend nowadays.
The tourism business is growing fast. Many people look for how and where to go to relax. Many want to visit new places. Others want to learn more about exciting and interesting places to visit.
In this article, I included the most impressive travel themes for WordPress that are distinguished by their appearance and functionality. Of course, you will not need any supernatural code knowledge.
Themes from this selection will suit for:
- travel blogs
- travel magazines
- travel agencies
- hotel reservation
Feel free to take a look at their demos, read their descriptions and the features of those that are worth your attention.
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Do you want to sell your handmade items online? Don’t worry, it won’t be that hard with the best handmade and crafts WooCommerce themes. These themes are perfect for beginners thanks to visual builders, extensions and sliders.
WooCommerce is a comprehensive WordPress solution to run an ecommerce website. If you opt for WooCommerce, you’ll experience its simplicity when creating the layouts, managing styles and adding content to your store. What’s more, you’ll get a chance to pick a number of exceptional WordPress plugins that are WooCommerce-compatible.
With WooCommerce you get:
- Multiple product types: sell not only tangible goods but also digital products, content and even appointments
- Rich blogging experience: build a strong brand and rank higher on SERPs, thanks to WordPress CMS
- Compatibility with other popular WordPress plugins
- Trouble-free integration: easily embed products, checkout and other store functionality in any page of your website
- Tags, categories and attributes to let users find exactly what they need
- Prolific product sorting and filtering options
- Customer ratings and reviews
These themes I’ve chosen have the most attractive designs and modern functionality, and tey let you customize your store in visual mode. Moreover, they feature premium extensions for product filtering, Ajax cart functionality, zoom, product quick view, wish-list, comparisons, etc.
And if you create WooCommerce websites on a regular basis you can get access to 132 unique WooCommerce themes at ONE subscription. But for now, these are my top 10 handmade WooCommerce themes.
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If you want to create your ecommerce business from scratch or freshen up your WooCommerce theme, today’s topic might catch your attention.
I want to share with you the new ONE subscription service for designers and developers. ONE is a service from TemplateMonster, which provides access to lots of themes and tools for design and development for a fixed yearly payment.
ONE is a service that works on a paid subscription. You don’t have to worry about credits and download restrictions. This approach gives you the opportunity to experiment with different templates before making a final decision – and if you don’t find what you need, there is also a 14 days money back guarantee.
Thanks to the subscription, you can access not only themes and templates, but also plugins, graphic elements and even PowerPoint templates. There are also lots of Elementor templates and many different themes for ecommerce like Magento, OpenCart and, of course, WooCommerce.
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Here’s a visual hook guide for Shoptimizer Theme by CommerceGurus, a WooCommerce theme specifically developed with speed, performance, sales conversion and UX in mind.
This visual guide belongs to my “Visual Hook Guide Series“, that I’ve put together so that you can find WooCommerce hooks quickly and easily by seeing their actual locations. Also, you can copy & paste in seconds and speed up your customization time.
Let me know in the comments what you think about this resource! Enjoy!
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A client purchased a premium “WooCommerce-ready” WordPress theme. Unfortunately, this theme comes with a /woocommerce folder, which means theme developers completely override WooCommerce template files by copying them to the folder, and customizing each of them by hand to match their design and functionality needs.
As you know from my “How To Become an Advanced WooCommerce Developer?” article, however, themes should NOT come with a /woocommerce folder – instead they should use “hooks” (actions and filters) to amend default WooCommerce plugin layouts and behavior. This is a huge problem for best seller themes and their legacy coding – and also a reason most themes break when you update WooCommerce…
So the question I asked myself was: how can I disable the entire /woocommerce folder (i.e. ALL WooCommerce template overrides) in a given theme or a single template, so that I can use the default WooCommerce ones instead?
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Are you thinking of starting a WordPress blog?
Great – let’s take a look at what we’ve got here: awesome templates for personal portfolios, food and beverages blogs, cooking blogs, fashion blogs, lifestyle blogs, magazines, speakers, book clubs, travel and photography blogs, and so on… there is really a wide choice of topics out there!
But with the content being the number 1 objective for your blog, don’t forget you also need good functionalities and design features. By opting for a professional WordPress theme from the very beginning, for a little investment, you can get everything you need out of the box:
- Responsive design + cross browser compatibility – very important for mobile browsing
- Shortcodes to display content blocks in any page / post, which significantly speed up customization
- Advanced customization settings – you can change typography, logo, navigation, slider, page templates, footer so that every detail is in line with your brand
- Predefined page templates for various standard pages like customers’ testimonials, about page, contact page. Every page of your blog can look different
- Compatibility with WordPress Customizer, so that you can view the amendments in real time
There are many, maybe unlimited, professional WordPress themes for personal blogs – so here’s a quick roundup of 10 that might catch your attention. Have fun! Continue reading WordPress: 15 Themes for Bloggers-To-Be
Storefront is the most compatible theme when it comes to building a WordPress eCommerce website. Following the best practices Storefront displays Breadcrumb navigation at the top of every product pages. But some store owners think they are better off without this extra navigation item.
In this tutorial, we will see how we can completely remove breadcrumb navigation from Storefront WooCommerce theme.
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The Storefront theme displays the homepage H1 title by default, no matter if you use the “Default” or the “Homepage” page template.
Of course, you could do it via CSS, with a simple “display:none”. Even better, you could completely avoid loading the homepage title by using PHP (SEOs out there: better not to load an H1 than hiding it via CSS, right?).
So, how do they do it? Here’s the quick fix!
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Maybe this is the right time to update your clothing WooCommerce store and give a more professional look to your fashion business…
Maybe you also want to build custom pages without getting into coding, as default WooCommerce is too “boring”…
Still think your online project requires a fresh hand?
Well, if that’s the case, feel free to keep reading and view my favorite 15 WooCommerce clothing themes. Continue reading WooCommerce: 10 Best Fashion & Clothing Themes
The most efficient way to turn your restaurant / food business into a money-making machine is to cater to your customer’s needs better than you do now. Supposing you have a modern interior design, tasty food, friendly atmosphere, professional personnel, etc… what else can you do for your business?
You need a bombastic online presence. You need to – maybe – rebuild your restaurant website. Thankfully, if you don’t know much about web design, it’s not a big deal. No need to do anything from scratch nowadays (we entrepreneurs value our time and effort, right?).
If you want to enable online food ordering, sell restaurant gift cards, turn your takeaway into an optimized online booking system, or give online users the freedom to build their custom pizza, it’s time to switch to a WooCommerce theme.
By picking one of the 15 themes described in this article (oh, by the way – here’s the full list of 50+ restaurant WooCommerce themes you can pick), you can immediately take advantage of the most popular ecommerce plugin (WooCommerce) and its free or premium extensions to increase your food business sales and profitability. Continue reading WooCommerce: 15 Best Food & Restaurant Themes
Storefront is one of the most flexible and extensible theme when it comes to launching a WooCommerce store using WordPress.
Due to its clean code architecture it became hugely popular among users and currently more than 100,000 online stores uses Storefront as their WordPress theme.
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Storefront is great theme for launching an online store. It’s getting popular due to its simplicity and compatibility with WooCommerce. But one of the major drawback is it does not have a built-in slider section. Since it’s one of the most requested features of support forums in this tutorial we will demonstrate how to add a full-width slider to the StoreFront homepage using Storefront Add Slider plugin.
Using Storefront Add Slider you can add any slider shortcode (Meta Slider, Smart Slider 3, Soliloquy, Revolution Slider, LayerSlider shortcode) to your Storefront theme Frontpage. Let’s see how we can add a full width homepage slider. We will use the Meta Slider but the same process will apply to any slider plugin.
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If your WooCommerce website runs on Storefront theme (same as Business Bloomer), then you probably know it doesn’t come with a lot of customization options.
For developers like me, Storefront theme is ideal: it comes with many “hooks”, so that it’s easy to remove, move or add layout elements within a few lines of PHP.
But for those who do not develop or have no intention to waste time troubleshooting missing commas or fighting with FTP clients, well, there’s a plugin for that. And it’s developed and maintained by WooCommerce itself, so you can’t go wrong with the purchase and you’re guaranteed to have a fully working, up to date piece of software for the long term.
So, here’s a quick overview of what the plugin does. Enjoy!
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