Woocommerce is a plugin developed for WordPress CMS, which support the e-commerce transaction functionality. Woocommerce supports basic to advance usage of e-commerce feature. From adding the products, categories, attributes to set up complex shipping method, email and SMS notification, order management and live time payment acceptance via payment gateways such as PayPal, stripe, etc.
Though there are other e-commerce plugins available for WordPress cms, Woocommerce now became a standard choice for having the online e-commerce store based WordPress. With the available documentation, libraries, forum groups, StackOverflow groups, and open source resources; It’s quite easy to set up and start selling your product with woocommerce. If you are a non-technical user and wish to install and configure the basic settings yourself, then follow along with our article “Easy, non-technical way to setup Woocommerce Store”
While Designing your online store, you choose to have a unique touch to your store by having a different and business specific creative design layout. There are tons of available theme on the theme development platforms, free and paid (premium) ones. You can choose from them, purchase them and have it installed, customized and ready to sell products/services under your brand name. However, there is one theme designed by the official people of the Woocommerce team called “Storefront”.
This theme is dependant on the woocommerce plugin, obviously, because it was designed and created around the woocommerce plugin. If you install this theme without having the woocommerce installed then it will ask you to download, install and activate the plugin first. Otherwise, it won’t give you the desired result.
Now, there are many benefits of using this theme from the perspective of “Technical” and “Non-Technical” user. First, if you are a non-technical user, then follow along with the installation basic of this theme.
Steps to install the Storefront theme.
Why StoreFront Theme?
A storefront is the official open-source theme for WooCommerce powered stores design, offering a simple yet solid shopping experience for customers and seller. it as a base to design your own theme, or choose from WooCommerce’s affordable selection of stylish child themes.
The main goal of developing Storefront is to provide a good foundation for your WooCommerce store without extra bloat or features. It’s built using the Underscores theme as a base, which is what many of the WordPress.com-approved themes use as a starting point.The storefront was designed to be lean, extensible, and an example of WooCommerce theme development standards.
You’ll benefit from a simple, customizable theme that supports several plugins, including WooCommerce, official extensions, and other plugins while using Storefront. It’s beautiful and simple but offers lots of customization options for colors and layout.
Benefit for Non-technical users
The theme comes with a sleek and cozy design, all the basic elements placed perfectly with the accessibility standard. It has already designed the following pages.
- A category with product thumbnail.
- Product Details page with related product w/ sidebar optional.
- Cart page.
- Checkout page.
Benefit for Technical users
The theme is developed with the WordPress standard and very organized method. All the functionality is being used with the hooks and classes.
Easy to Navigate
Build site navigation and menus that make it easy to find what’s important. Easily add an expanded menu, bespoke mobile menu, and control the appearance of your image gallery.
Using the official storefront theme also adds a wealth of features and extensibility options. It comes with its own ecosystem of presently that allow you to add-on powerful features, such as a sticky cart, pricing tables or better product reviews.
WooCommerce leading the WordPress e-commerce market, this theme should help to provide a standard reference for developers integrating the plugin’s features and its extensions with themes. If the popularity of the core plugin and its extensions are any indications, the launch of Storefront should accelerate the creation of new designs and ignite developers to start building new products for the theme.
Built-in payment processing
Take payments via Stripe and PayPal. Accept credit cards, Direct Bank Transfer, checks or Cash on Delivery.
Storefront Design Customizer
Customizing Storefront WooCommerce theme just got really, really easy. Storefront Design Customizer is probably worth a try. Here are useful links for you:
Official Plugin Page: https://wordpress.org/themes/storefront/
Website development Link:Dsourc.com
A storefront is a free theme, support is limited. You can post support requests in the WordPress.org forum.
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