We are happy to announce release of eStore which is an eCommerce WordPress theme with elegant design. This is a best online shop theme by Elegant Themes. It works with popular and free eCommerce plugins like eShop, Simple PayPal, WooCommerce etc. If you are thinking that starting an online eCommerce store is hard-work or big-budget task then it’s wrong. You just have to choose this theme and WordPress platform to start your online.
Leave rest of the head-ache on the theme and it will maintain everything efficiently. In order to start your shop you have to install and eCommerce plugin from recommended list. Because it doesn’t offer built-in shopping cart. But don’t worry, if you will go for said plugins then you won’t have to struggle for anything.
What We Liked About eStore Elegant Themes
This WordPress theme is released with versatile generic layout so it will fit to all stores. Whether you want to sell cloths, shoes, software or everything, it works for all niches. Because of flexible design it offers support to configure additional shopping cart. The theme has widget optimized layout so you can highlight new products, banners, offers, categories and other stuff.
We liked eStore WordPress theme for a flexible options panel. You will get access to eStore panel which shows options for everything. This is the one place to edit and manage homepage elements, slider, carousel section, featured areas, logo, colors and all. The theme has custom layout options, many color skins, typography option and many more.
While offering eCommerce features, it also includes blog page, gallery page, shortcodes and other basic features. With it’s advanced features, you can instantly transform a simple blog into fully featured online store.
eStore Theme : Features Review
eCommerce Plugins Integration : Elegant Themes developers decided to keep this theme open to work with multiple eCommerce plugins. That’s why the didn’t provide any built-in shopping cart system. Otherwise you would have to use those built-in cart feature or any single plugin which has been integrated with eStore. To give flexibility, they have doe pre-integration work for 2 best free eCommerce plugins.
Hence, you have to use Simple PayPal Shopping Cart or eShop WP plugin to make everything work smoothly. These plugins will work flawlessly and won’t require extra work to setup your store. If we compare both of these plugins for features then eShop is quiet advance. Though both of them includes basic eCommerce features. To compare these plugins you should visit their page to see what features they have.
Ecommerce Theme Settings : eStore makes it really easier to add plenty of products with full details. You will have to use regular WordPress post to add all your goods on the store for shop page. As you create a new post then you will see that special product listing options has been added below text editor. This is called “ET Settings Panel” that is given below post editor.
These are the options which let’s you add thumbnails, price, special offer band, and more. Listing items won’t take much time and you can have plenty of products on your store in just little time. You will get options to use custom featured image for each item and many other benefits.
eStore WordPress Theme : Other Features
Full-Width Slider : Adding best contents on homepage is really important to increase sales leads for any store. This eCommerce theme has full-width slideshow with unique design. It shows tags hanging on the top right corner to display thumbnails of each slide. The slideshow runs at given interval and it is ideal to display offers, new items or important news. At the same time, it shows a description box on bottom right corner so user can read details or visit full product page.
Deals Of The Day – Slider : eStore provides one more products carousel slider on homepage area. So that visitors can view best items which has been featured in this section. Any product which has been set as “Featured” will shown-up in this section. This slider shows 4 products at a time using custom thumbnails. It shows navigation buttons on both end so clients can easily browse other products.
Add Menu Categories : The top header shows a logo and primary menu with any links you would prefer to display. In my suggestion top navigation bar is good place to add links for pages : e.g. Home, Blog, Contact, About etc. There is one extra category menu which is given with large and bold style. So this is good place to display main product categories.
This menu provides support to highlight product categories, with product name in big font and category words in small size. If you just look at menu-bar on live demo then you will get idea on it’s unique design and colourful style. This is the only place where you can ask visitors to browse all best category pages.
And homepage is secondary area to display new updates. Though you can also use sidebar and footer widget areas to display product categories and other useful links information.
Other Features :
- 4 color skins
- Numbered pagination
- Related products
- Drop-down menu support
- Latest products section : homepage (multiple columns)
- Featured product entries : Thumbnail, Price, Detail, More Info button
- Shopping cart area : Top of sidebar
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