All free: Cool Bootstrap theme – LightYear

As I was browsing Reddit today on r/web_design a nice looking theme cached my eye. At first I was skeptical because the title of the reddit post was a typo and when I visited the blog the title was the same. But needless to say I wanted to give the folks at designforhope a little link love so here it is. Good luck on your endeavors and many happy clients.

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Here is a eCommerce WordPress theme that will save you hundreds – GoodStore

Posted on: 07 apr 2014
Available at: ThemeForest Marketplace
Posted under: WooCommerce Envato rating: 4.8 Stars Changelog: Changelog Price:  55$ 
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Today I was asked by a client if I could set him up with a great ecommerce website next to nothing. So I did what every great and busy developer does, checked themeforest for a nice ecommerce theme. I came up with GoodStore, a outstanding wordpress eCommerce theme integrated with WooCommerce.

Tought process

Here is my tought process of choosing GoodStore as my nr.1 WordPress wooCommerce theme. When the client came to me, he wanted a nice and cheap eCommerce solution, but also wanted a place where he could blog about clothes and jewelry that the famous people are wearing.

Imediately I made a simple connection, a nice WordPress theme integrate with wooCommerce. So I fired up google and looked at what the trends are when it comes to a ecommerce platform, and I found this article written by Adrian Try in Envato’s trend spotting blog.

Adrian talks about a poll made with envato marketeers and users to vote the best 4 ecommerce platforms for 2013 – 2014. The one that stood out was WooCommerce with a staggering 48.02% followed by OpenCart with 12.78% and Magento with 12.33%.

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Imediately I made my decision and opened themeforest for a nice theme. First I got to the eCommerce category on the marketplace clicked on the WooCommerce subcategory and made a filter to sort the items by price to see which is the cheapest available. The price was starting from 45$, not bad for early project. But then I wanted to see the popular ones and sort trough a rating filter. Immediately GoodStore caught my eye and I saved the link to it.

Then I wanted to see a list with the most sales from them all and made a sale filter. Right on the first page, there was GoodStore with 477 purchases (at the time of the writing), a reasonable number of sales illustrating that it was popular.

I really wanted to see this template that was at a very good price (55$), very popular with the user rating (4.8 stars) and was racking near 500 sales.

Why I made the decision to choose GoodStore

With the research done, I was ready to see what the template had to offer, and I was stunned. Right off the bat, the creator of the theme, jawtemplates who in fact is a elite author on the themeforest marketplace offered Free theme and demo content installation. BOOM 1 day of work done.

Notable Features

Next I wanted to see the various features the author was offering so I made a detail explanation below.

16 predefined business styles
The first thing that I saw when I opened the preview was 16 predefined customizable styles. It ranged from a clothing store to a business ecommerce style. This alone saved the client hundreds of dollars in customizations and saved me valuable time in doing them.

Revo Composer
In the theme description I saw that the theme was supporting RevoComposer, a nice drag and drop page builder for wordpress specifically configured to work with GoodStore. You can drag and drop to build your pages, live preview on every component, save your configured presets and more. Another hundred bucks saved by the client and a few hours of work for me.

Sliders and SEO
The theme is packed with Slider Revolution and jAW premium slider another 30$ save at this point. Easy configurable plugins. Also the theme was uber-ready to work with Yoast’s SEO plugin bringing you clients from day 1.

Tutorials and new features
In the new updates, jawtemplates added a new lookbook slider, catalog mode and product bundles. Also I was pleased that there were video tutorials so I can configure everything as fast as possible. Another few hours saved on my part.

Mobile view and retina support
I was pleased that there was a uber-responsive layout for all pages and all graphics and text was retina ready.

Next I want to show you a list of small (but important) features that the theme provides.

Features

  • WordPress 3.6+ ready
  • WooCommerce 2.1+ Ready
  • Compatible with Chrome, Firefox, Opera 13+, Internet Explorer 8+
  • 15$ saved – Revolution Slider included and supported
  • Mobile friendly and responsive design
  • Fullwidth and boxed variation
  • Catalog mode
  • 4 Styles of Product preview
  • Ads Management, 8 positions by default. Possibility of banner’s placement between posts!
  • 3 Blog styles & 4 Post Formats (Portfolio, FAQ, Testimonial, Team)
  • Simple one click build in plugins updates
  • WPML Ready (.po files included) – Localize and translate
  • Support for all 600+ Google Fonts
  • 300+ vector icons
  • Premium slider for posts and products
  • Various plugin support
  • Easy to customize style and colors
  • 50+ shortcodes
  • Retina ready
  • 2 types of responsive menu
  • Advanced Layout options for Blogs, Categories, Products, Search, Archives…
  • Free Lifetime updates!
  • Child Theme included
  • Multisite support
  • Social sites features implemented
  • Support for Facebook comments
  • Jaw Menu plugin

Conclusion

With 55$ spent, I have saved me 20h of work I would have spent customizing the look and feel of the theme and the client a 1000$. So I recommend buying this, it will save you hundreds or maybe thousands of $$.


Best 10+ WordPress Technology Themes and skins for May 2014

Here are some of the best wordpress tech templates and skins for the month of May 2014. These are some of the most good to have templates for a new creative technology project that you have in mind. All of them are made by professional developers and have responsive views for easy mobile and tablet display.

Every wordpress template and skin has enough features and theme options that will make your project to stand out in the crowd. They all are compatible with the latest wordpress version and with all major browsers.

 

Appr

Wordpress theme technology appr homepage
WordPress theme technology appr homepage

5 Stars

Appr is built with Bootstrap 3 and is designed specifically for a app showcase one-page landing page. It is built with responsiveness in mind and it looks very good on all devices. It comes with unlimited color and font options, retina-support and lazy loading.

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Agile

Agile technology wordpress theme
Agile technology wordpress theme

5 Stars

Agile is a multy featured wordpress technology and app presentation/showcase page. It is bundled with some great features like sliding mobile menu, scroll based animations, video backgrounds, parallax sections, 1500 font icons and 500+ google fonts. This wordpress skin is a must-have in a webdev’s arsenal.

DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

Hostme

Hostme wordpress hosting theme
Hostme wordpress hosting theme

5 Stars

Hostme is the definitive choice for any starting hosting companies. It delivers the most groundbreaking features that you can use right out of the box within any project. It has unlimited color variations, shortcode builder, 500+ google fonts, extra responsive and is VHCMS compatible.

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PandoraBox

pandorabox multipurpose wordpress technology theme
pandorabox multipurpose wordpress technology theme

5 Stars

Pandorabox is a multipurpose one page technology theme for wordpress. It is bundled with the greatest variation of wordpress skin features like 650+ google fonts, retina support and a unique design. Also it is build with LESS and it’s responsive ready.

DOWNLOAD | DEMO

 

Mobera

Mobera premium app showcase wordpress theme
Mobera premium app showcase wordpress theme

5 Stars

Mobera is the ultimate guide to a successful app business by defining the core concepts of a app feature wp theme. It’s premium quality will make your app stand out in the crowd and with the multiple features that the theme offers success will follow. You will get features like: WPML compatible, retina ready, google fonts, smart skinning system, multiple color choices, drag and drop page builder.

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Cleanspace

cleanspace wordpress multipurpose template
cleanspace wordpress multipurpose template

5 Stars

Cleanspace is a clean minimalist multipurpose wordpress technology template. It has multiple features that will make your future project simpler and more manageable. The wordpress skin has multiple backgrounds, multiple color choices and google fonts. Ajax powered contact form and it’s responsive.

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Appic

Bootstrap made app wordpress theme
Bootstrap made app wordpress theme

5 Stars

Appic is a flat style theme for wordpress built with Bootstrap. It’s multipurpose meaning you can use it for a corporate website or any kind of app landing page. It is full with nice features like touch ready sliders, retina ready layout and graphics and multiple portfolio and blog views.

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Hype

 

hype app landing page
hype app landing page

5 Stars

Hype is a modern and beautifoul landing page for your mobile app presentation and display. It introduces modern, responsive, retina ready, landing page for wordpress 3.9

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Grepfrut

Grepfrut software wp skin
Grepfrut software wp skin

5 Stars

Grepfrut is presented as a minimal, responsive wordpress 3.9 template. It has full support for responsive view, it was build with Bootstrap 3, it includes Revolution slider and visual composer (50$ value) and it has Custom WordPress Sidebar Plugin. A definite template that you should download and install.

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GRIDHOST

Responsive Hosting WordPress Theme
Responsive Hosting WordPress Theme

5 Stars

Gridhost is the perfect solution for hosting providers and resellers. It is integrated with WHMCS Bridge plugin by Zingiri and is responsive and retina ready, aqua page builder for wordpress, revolution slider, WPML plugin.

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