Here at Black Dog Education, we love WooThemes!
WooThemes, the online theme retailer, allows small business owners to buy beautifully designed and professionally developed themes for less than $100. That’s why we suggest small business owners initially start with a theme from WooThemes or Elegant Themes, instead of going straight to a custom web developer.
Later on down the road, small business owners can hire a graphic/web designer to customize it if needed. It will save lots of time, since the core of the design is already built, therefore saving tons of money. Who knows, you may find the theme of your dreams and never need any customization.
Ecommerce themes are special because they are designed around selling an offering online. And I’m not just talking about t-shirts. WooCommerce, WooThemes’s ecommerce themes, allows administrators to sell shippable products, digital products, and services.
WooCommerce makes it super easy to sell online with integration of shopping carts by using the shopping cart’s API. If that’s a little over your head, WooThemes has got you covered as well. They offer an array of add-ons that allows you to go through the same process with just a click of a button.
So if you’ve been thinking about selling on your website, but not exactly sure how to do it, WooCommerce may be your best bet. Take a look at these 5 WooCommerce themes to see what’s possible with your website.
Athena – $70
Inspire – $70
PixelPress – $70
Sliding – $70
This Theme Is Dull As Dishwater!
Themes are fantastic for small business owners because they are easily customizable. This includes not only widgets, but also color palettes.
Most themes will show a default color in the demo, which is usually pretty neutral so they can show the baseline of the theme. But if you’re a color lover, and your brand expresses that, you’re in luck.
Most themes come with multiple color palettes that can usually be changed with a click of a button. Since WooThemes only sells professionally developed themes, you’re going to get a beautiful integration of font, layout, and color. No neon or any other hideous combinations that you’d find on an amateur PowerPoint presentation.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, just keep an open mind when shopping for themes. Focus on the layout of the theme and the availability of features. If you’re not totally in love with the color, don’t let it scare you off. Take an interactive tour of the demo to see what you can change.
Click here to see an example of some serious customization from one of our other favorite theme retailers, Elegant Themes.
Pretty cool, huh?