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    SuzannahR
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    Do you have any ecommerce themes? What do you recommend for integrating ecommerce onto a studiopress or wordpress site? Thank you.

    http://www.raffbusiness.com
    #54611

    William
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    The Agency theme is an ecommerce theme. Also, check out ZigZagPress for a few more ecommerce options.


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    The Clipcart Genesis Child theme is an eCommerce theme that works with the Cart66 plugin – http://my.studiopress.com/themes/clipcart/. Mompreneur is also an eCommerce child theme that works with WooCommerce – http://my.studiopress.com/themes/mompreneur/.

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    SuzannahR
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    Thank you these are all really nice themes. If i have an existing wordpress site can I add woo to it, even if its a studiopress theme?

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    Yes, you would need to install WooCommerce and an additional plugin called Genesis Connect for WooCommerce – http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-connect-woocommerce/. Keep in mind that even with these, you could still run into some styling issues, so it’s important to read all of the documentation for both products.

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    Spanka
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    Agency looks nice. I’ll try and provide some general advice on WHAT you should be looking for and WHY. I’m a guy who:

    a) Develops websites for clients
    b) Does heavy SEO work
    c) Has his own very successful retail business (and recently spend almost AUD$10k on some very heavy conversion and click through auditing)

    This is stuff I’m good at and a lot of sites get it wrong. Hell, I got it wrong for a while and it took me weeks to slowly correct over time on a single site! Here’s some things you should check:

    1) Always get a responsive template and check it on 3-5 different screen sizes every step of the way during development. Mobile purchasing accounts for 10-20% of all sales and it needs to be good. Not just “ok”, GOOD!

    2) Always get LESS in your theme. Less lines/shades/fancy bits/junk. Less less less. Right now, I’d use the sample genesis child theme if it were me, but that’s probably a lot of extra work for most folks. Less = more because going from 3s load time to 4s load time = ~20% or so customer loss. Save that load time for bigger pictures which nets a huge ++ gain on sales.

    3) Sounds silly, but get a theme with really nice buttons and form elements if you can! 3d/glossy/animated – whatever. Just make sure those form elements look *great*. Makes a big difference.

    4) If it’s not very light colored/white, don’t touch it. You’ll know what I mean when you work with images.

    Also – not theme related – make sure you can build tiered navigation. Google tiered navigation seo or seo navigation structure if this is a foreign concept (I think it is to many WP’ers, because I found ONE plugin that does it well – WP Nav Plus by Matt Keys).

    Not only is it great for SEO, it allows you to control what pages are most important within your site to Google *and* customers love it. They don’t love (or really use) the mega menu style stuff once they’re hip deep in deals and buy now buttons.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 1 month ago by  Spanka.
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    SuzannahR
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    Thanks for all of the helpful information everyone!.

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