WordPress, no doubt is a powerful and popular content management system and it powers 29% of the website today and more than 50% of the total CMS. Nowadays, the number of newly developed websites using WordPress is growing. People all around the globe choose WordPress platforms for their websites. There are various reason to choose WordPress for their website. There are various themes and plugins available including free eCommerce themes.
Some of the reasons are listed below,
- Open Source Platform
- Large Support Community
- Easy to Use, Customize and Learn
- Millions of Free and Premium Themes and Plugins Available
- WordPress is Search Engine Friendly(SEO)
- WordPress is Safe and Secure
- Easy to Develop e-Commerce Websites
- It is Mobile Optimized
Besides this, there are various reasons to choose WordPress besides other CMS or website development tools.
In addition, WordPress is an open-source platform and there are thousands of developers contributing to this great platform. As mentioned earlier above there are millions of free themes and plugins available on WordPress.Org and many other marketplaces.
Today, in this blog post we are going to discuss one of the best WordPress themes specially developed for an e-Commerce website and fully compatible with the eStore toolkit called WooCommerce and it is totally free. Even you can get lots of extensions of the WooCommerce plugin free. So, if you are dreaming about your own online shop or e-commerce store, this theme will be your perfect choice.
However, in this open-source community, some developers have created WooCommerce compatible themes and are giving them for free. Here, we are going to show the detailed features and functionality of a free WooCommerce theme named eCommerce Gem.
eCommerce Gem is totally free WordPress theme. Even you will get support and lifetime updates free. Isn’t this good? Yes! So, we think you are happy with this WordPress platform.
Let discuss the best parts of eCommerce Gem,
eCommerce Gem is a free multipurpose e-Commerce WordPress theme developed by an expert team of Promenade Themes and this is perfectly suitable for eCommerce websites of any store type. Choose the WooCommerce platform of WordPress and use this theme for the excellent website and perfect look.
This theme comes with highly developed features that help even laymen to customize their website easily. Some of the features on this theme are listed below,
- Product Search with Category Select
- Multiple Sections on the Front Page
- Full-Width Slider
- Latest and Featured Product Carousel
- Call to Actions Section
- Advertisement Section
- Awesome Blog Section
- Responsive Layout and Mobile Friendly Layout
- WordPress Standard and Build Based on Customizer
- Clean and Elegant Design
- Easy Customization via Theme Options
- Incredible Support in free version
- SEO Friendly codes
Besides this, there are various key features available on the theme. Let’s explore them briefly.
Key Features of eCommerce Gem
One Click Demo Import Plugin Compatible
If you are wondering about how to make the website like the demo, with one-click demo import features helps you to make your website easily like a demo within few clicks. Follow theme documentation to know more about how to set up your theme like the demo.
Added Custom Widgets
This theme is very flexible with the help of added custom widgets. You can place all the available widgets on the available widget area. Every widget has various useful features inbuilt. Check every widgets option via Appearance > Widgets. Let’s study them in detail,
This widget is helpful to display the advertisement in the widget area. Available options on this widget are title, subtitle, offer a percentage, offer text, shopping button text, background image, content position, content style, etc.
One of the powerful widgets of this theme. You can easily display contact information using this widget. The title, Icons, Text section are the options available on this widget.
CTA stands for the call to action. Call to Action widget has options like title, subtitle, offer a percentage, offer text, primary button text, background image, etc. This widget is very attractive and visitor friendly. CTA pushes your visitor to purchase the products.
Icons section, title, short descriptions are the fields available on this widget. With the nice design of this features widget, you can easily display the features of your website and products.
eC-Gem: Latest News:
Easily display blog posts on your website homepage, you can use this widget. Add this widget to Home Page Widget Area to display the blog on the homepage. Available options on this widget are, Title, category selection option, exclude category option, excerpt length option, and hide posted date options. With a nice and clean design, your blog section one front page will be awesome.
The visitor comes to your website and can subscribe using this widget. You can use shortcode of any newsletter plugin and nice and user-friendly newsletter subscribe section will be displayed on your website. Enter title, subtitle and paste your plugin shortcode for the newsletter.
If you want to display social icons on any available widget area, you can use this social widget. You need to create social menus from Appearance > Menus. If you are not aware of how to make social menus, follow the below steps.
- Add the link to social Menu(Use Custom Link to create this menu)
- In custom link, add link to Facebook Menu (www.facebook.com/username)
- Add the menu and follow the same steps for Twitter, Instagram.
- Select the Social Menu for this.
- If the preview is fine, click on Save & Publish to save the changes.
In case of any problem, comment your issues below, we will help you with your problem or you can contact the author for the support.
Customizer Based Theme Options
This theme is developed based on customizer API, one of the latest technology in WordPress. It helps you to see the live changes after changing the theme options. You can check available options inside Appearance > Customize of the admin menu. Some of the options available on the customizer are as follows,
- Header Options
- Sidebar Options include Left, Right and No Sidebar
- Excerpt length of blog page
- Read More text section
- Breadcrumb Options
- Copyright Text
- Own Powered by text options
- Slider Options and Slider Effect Settings
- Slider Elements Settings and many more.
Moreover, there are various options available inside the customizer. Check by downloading this free theme.
Multiple Menu Locations
The theme has 3 menu locations. The top header, Primary header, and Social Links are the location of the available menu on this theme.
1. Top Header:
This will display in the top section of the logo or site title. The only first-level menu will support this menu location.
2. Primary Header:
It is the main menu navigation of this theme. This will display underneath the logo and above the slider. Multiple hierarchies of the menu can display here.
3. Social Links:
Social links are very useful to display social links. Create a menu with custom links and select the social link menu. Social Widget will help to display this menu on the sidebar.
7 Custom Widget Area
You can place all the available widgets in this widget area. You can drag and drop custom widgets on any of the available widget areas.
Available custom widgets areas are,
- Advertisement Below Slider
- Home Page Widget Area
- Footer 1 to Footer 4
Dedicated Supports and Free Updates
Even if you are using this free version, you can easily get dedicated supports and free updates lifetime. This theme is developed by one of the trusted theme authors, so typically they will provide you support within 24 hours. Try this awesome WordPress theme, and feel the best experience from it.
If you need more features, regular updates, and best customer service you can purchase the premium version as well.
Some of the Additional Features of eCommerce Gem are:
- Premium Version Available
- Included google fonts
- Clean blog and archive page
- Suitable typography
- All major browser compatible
- Support via live chat, forum, and email
- Video documentation available
Are you still looking to know about more features? Check here.
Hope you will use this clean, minimal, lightweight and responsive WordPress theme for your online store. Its elegant design will attract your visitors. Promenade Themes is a team of young and creative design agency focused on full implementation services of all sizes, specializing in creating stylish, modern, and beautiful WordPress themes. They did huge research before developing this theme to provide the best ever theme for you.
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