Top 9 Crafts & Handmade WooCommerce Themes

Do you want to sell your handmade items online? Don’t worry, it won’t be that hard with the best handmade and crafts WooCommerce themes. These themes are perfect for beginners thanks to visual builders, extensions and sliders.

WooCommerce is a comprehensive WordPress solution to run an ecommerce website. If you opt for WooCommerce, you’ll experience its simplicity when creating the layouts, managing styles and adding content to your store. What’s more, you’ll get a chance to pick a number of exceptional WordPress plugins that are WooCommerce-compatible.

With WooCommerce you get:

  • Multiple product types: sell not only tangible goods but also digital products, content and even appointments
  • Rich blogging experience: build a strong brand and rank higher on SERPs, thanks to WordPress CMS
  • Compatibility with other popular WordPress plugins
  • Trouble-free integration: easily embed products, checkout and other store functionality in any page of your website
  • Tags, categories and attributes to let users find exactly what they need
  • Prolific product sorting and filtering options
  • Customer ratings and reviews

These themes I’ve chosen have the most attractive designs and modern functionality, and tey let you customize your store in visual mode. Moreover, they feature premium extensions for product filtering, Ajax cart functionality, zoom, product quick view, wish-list, comparisons, etc.

And if you create WooCommerce websites on a regular basis you can get access to 132 unique WooCommerce themes at ONE subscription. But for now, these are my top 10 handmade WooCommerce themes.

Artcraft

Power your crafts and handmade goods online store with the attractive Artcraft theme. It has an ultra-modern, clean and neat design that charms and provides for comfy shopping. Artcraft lets you sell products by categories, maximize sales with cross-sell and related products, upload product videos, etc.

With Artcraft, even a beginner gains enough freedom to customize their store as they wish. Take advantage of JetWooBuilder, which lets you customize catalog, single product, category, and other WooCommerce pages in WYSIWYG. Additional Jet Addons shipped with this theme widen your design horizons with tons of additional content blocks. They also let you control the appearance of the site’s header and footer and add other extra valuable features.

Other features:

  • One-click Installation
  • Valid and Clean HTML Code
  • Bonus Imagery
  • WordPress Live Customizer
  • Fully Responsive Design

Arts-n-crafts

This clean theme is designed exclusively for the niche of arts, handmade and crafts stores. It lets you present your products in a special way that makes their unique qualities visible to every shopper.

This theme’s awesome design is underpinned by high-quality premium functionality. You can customize this template without hassle. You can edit the store and product pages with the pre-built Elementor visual builder. You can take advantage of the additional collection of widgets and sections delivered to you inside JetElements addon. You can use JetMenu to create a one-of-a-kind MegaMenu.

With Arts-n-Crafts, you’ll have an advantage with the present-day design and massive functionality of this theme.

Other features:

  • SEO-friendly
  • Google Fonts Integrated
  • WPML-ready
  • Effective Round-the-clock Support

Undertone

Want to present your goods in a simple yet chic manner? Want your online store to have a recognizable identity? With the elegant and minimal design of Undertone, your website will attract all the minimalism lovers.

Apart from its eye-candy look, this theme has invincible functionality. It has an easy-to-use Checkout, impeccable Ajax Cart, handy Product Filters, Product Quick View and other features. Your customers will find products they like quickly, explore all the details, complete the purchase in a moment and have an awesome overall shopping experience.

Another advantage of this theme is an attractive top slider to emphasize your special offers, promotions and discounts. Edit all the store-related theme pages with Elementor thanks to JetWooBuilder plugin.

Other features:

  • Jet Plugins
  • Fully Responsive
  • WPML-ready

Naturio Food Store

Naturio food store theme will be ideal for a wide range of businesses, including healthy food and handmade stores. This theme features an eye-pleasing fresh design, handwritten fonts, trendy layouts and much more.

Naturio theme beats others with its engaging pages full of various details. With it, you’ll get a chance to enjoy WordPress simplicity and polished WooCommerce experience when creating your website. You can even customize your store and site pages with Elementor, one of the most popular visual website builders out there. Your experience will be further enhanced with incredible Jet Elements, which multiplies the collection of custom sections available to you within Elementor.

Naturio also offers you 7 unique headers, 3 flawless footers and 5 versatile layouts for your Blog. It also includes all the additional extensions you need to run a great store, such as Ajax Filers, Compare & Wishlist, Cherry Pop-Ups, WP Social Login, etc.

Other features:

  • Mega Menu Plugin
  • WooCommerce Quick View
  • Product Carousel Widget
  • WordPress Live Customizer
  • WPML-ready

Teahouse

Teahouse is a beautiful multipurpose theme, ideal to sell a wide range of goods. It will be a good match to sell crafts and handmade items. With WPBakery page builder, even a beginner will be able to create and customize the store and blog layouts. This theme also features the well-liked Revolution Slider, which lets you attractively showcase your promotions, best deals and exclusive items.

Multipurpose Teahouse theme has multiple applications thanks to its ample functionality. For example, this theme introduces Cloud Zoom Image Slider, unique Mobile Menu, custom Product Tabs and animation on hover, convenient drop-down shopping cart and much more. For your convenience, the package of the theme includes multiple custom widgets.

Other features:

  • Font Awesome Icons
  • Touch Support
  • Compatible With All Browsers
  • Custom Portfolio
  • Product Quick View

Mosa

Mosa is a trendy healthy nutrition, cosmetics and handmade store theme that nails it down with pixel-perfect layouts, juicy colors, unique shapes and stylish fonts. Mosa will be a bounty for you if you’re a non-techie that needs a very comprehensive and well-documented solution for building a strong online store.

Mosa theme neatly combines hand-crafted UI elements with powerful shopping functionality – you get a number of custom extensions. Among them, you’ll find Revolution Slider, Visual Composer, Yith Wishlist, Yith Compare, Product Quick View, etc. These plugins enhance the usability of different sections of your website and turn boring shopping process into a present-day fun-to-follow experience.

Other features:

  • Ajax Tabs
  • WPML Multilingual Support
  • Unlimited Colors
  • Social Sharing Features

Ocbee

Ocbee is a modern pottery theme that is ideal for creating crafts, arts and handmade WooCommerce store. With Ocbee, you get access to a large collection of alternative page layouts, which include:

  • 5 Stunning Homepage Demos
  • 2 Alternative Shop Layouts
  • 4 Unique Product Pages
  • 4 Blog Layouts
  • 4 Custom Headers

The demo of Ocbee is designed to install in a couple of clicks. After you activate the theme’s prebuilt plugins, you’ll get access to Visual Composer. This editor allows you to edit every page of your store in visual mode. On top of this, Ocbee supports multiple languages, currencies, taxation methods and Mega Menus.

Other features:

  • WPML-ready
  • Fully Responsive Design
  • RTL-ready
  • 96% Google Speed Rate

LuckyBox

LuckyBox theme is a charming minimalist template with intricate image grids, attractive custom blocks and elegant fonts. It will be a great option to power a gift, crafts and handmade store of any scale.

LuckyBox lets you enjoy comprehensive customization with Elementor Builder. Don’t bother about the code. Just drag-n-drop your content, images and text and help your website stay a step ahead of your competitors at all times. LuckyBox also delivers you JetThemeCore and JetElements plugins.

The template features the much-needed newsletter subscription that helps you generate leads and increases customer loyalty. Moreover, LuckyBox is cross-browser compatible and can help you increase organic traffic on your site. Enjoy its responsive layout on any device and screen resolution.

Other features:

  • Bonus Imagery
  • Valid, well-commented Coding
  • Effective 24/7 Support
  • WordPress Live Customizer

Craftorious

Do you want your online gift or handmade store to be truly inspiring and enchanting? Craftorious responsive WooCommerce theme is a perfect match for you. This template has a modern, clean and neat UI underpinned by best premium store functionality on the market.

You can easily customize the theme’s custom-built designs thanks to Elementor page builder. The JetElements addon entitles you to work with an advanced collection of professional content modules.

The UX of the theme is fully optimized and tested for the best compatibility on mobile devices. What’s more, Craftorious makes your online store truly outstanding thanks to such extensions as Cherry Pop-Ups, WP Social Login, Compare & Wishlist, Quick View, Ajax Filters, Mega Menu, etc.

Other features:

  • 7 Headers & 3 Footers
  • Fully Responsive Design
  • Bonus Images
  • WPML-ready

27 WooCommerce SEO Tips (For Non-Techies)

I had the pleasure to speak at WordCamp Milano 2018, and I had a blast! I believe the topic was pretty interesting, so you all deserve a long post recap with actionable tips and screenshots to understand basic WooCommerce SEO (video of the presentation will be available soon).

The following WooCommerce Search Engine Optimization tips are mostly non technical, and are aimed at WordPress and WooCommerce users who never heard of “schema”, “long tail”, “301” and “hreflang” (although if you did, please have a read anyway, make sure to post a comment and contribute to this post with your expertise).

The thing is – SEO is never going to die. Besides, Google & co. constantly improve their website ranking algorithms. This means what you learned 5 years ago in regard to SEO might not work today, and what you learn today might not work in 2 years time… you get the point.

In this blog post, we will analyze and study 27 evergreen SEO factors for WooCommerce websites. These should be applied (or not applied, as there are many “not to do” tips as well) to your ecommerce website at all costs if you believe you deserve better ranking (who doesn’t?). And as they’re evergreen, they’re likely not to go away for a few years at least 🙂

So, let’s get started! Continue reading 27 WooCommerce SEO Tips (For Non-Techies)

15 WordPress Themes for Bloggers-To-Be

Are you thinking of starting a WordPress blog?

Great – let’s take a look at what we’ve got here: awesome templates for personal portfolios, food and beverages blogs, cooking blogs, fashion blogs, lifestyle blogs, magazines, speakers, book clubs, travel and photography blogs, and so on… there is really a wide choice of topics out there!

But with the content being the number 1 objective for your blog, don’t forget you also need good functionalities and design features. By opting for a professional WordPress theme from the very beginning, for a little investment, you can get everything you need out of the box:

  • Responsive design + cross browser compatibility – very important for mobile browsing
  • Shortcodes to display content blocks in any page / post, which significantly speed up customization
  • Advanced customization settings – you can change typography, logo, navigation, slider, page templates, footer so that every detail is in line with your brand
  • Predefined page templates for various standard pages like customers’ testimonials, about page, contact page. Every page of your blog can look different
  • Compatibility with WordPress Customizer, so that you can view the amendments in real time

There are many, maybe unlimited, professional WordPress themes for personal blogs – so here’s a quick roundup of 10 that might catch your attention. Have fun! Continue reading 15 WordPress Themes for Bloggers-To-Be

WooCommerce Workshop: DCU 2018 Slides

I had the pleasure to speak at the Dublin City University Business School in April 2018. I was kindly invited by Grace Fox, a lecturer who looks after the Masters in Digital Marketing.

The workshop title was “WooCommerce Workshop. INSTALL. SET UP. PUBLISH. SELL.”, aimed at helping students build an ecommerce enabled website with WordPress and WooCommerce.

During the 4 hours workshop we covered the following topics:

  • 1. Introduction: Things You Should Know Before Installing WC
  • 2. DEMO: How to Install WC
  • 3. DEMO: Walk-Through of the Most Important Settings & Payment Gateways
  • 4. DEMO: How to Publish Your Products & Test Checkout
  • 5. WooCommerce A.M.A. & Intro to Customisation

Here are the slides of the live demonstration I held.

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How to Sell ANYTHING with WordPress + WooCommerce: WP Dublin 2018 Slides

I had the pleasure to speak at the Dublin WordPress Meetup in March 2018. The presentation title was “How to Sell A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G with WordPress + WooCommerce”, aimed at both beginners and more advanced designers.

Some of those who are only starting with WordPress didn’t know you can transform ANY WordPress install into an Ecommerce website in a matter of minutes.

Those who are pretty familiar with it, on the other end, they’re maybe entrepreneurs who want to set up a Marketplace, a Membership site, a Classified Ads platform or implement some of those Ecommerce features only Amazon and Ebay seem to be able to code with their million dollar budgets. Continue reading How to Sell ANYTHING with WordPress + WooCommerce: WP Dublin 2018 Slides

The 10 Commandments of Content Marketing: WordCamp Rome 2017 Slides & Video

I had the pleasure to speak at WordCamp Rome 2017. Yes, the very first WordCamp in my hometown (I left Rome in 2007 to move to Ireland)!

I was super happy to present a talk called “The 10 Commandments of Content Marketing” (OMG how difficult it was to speak in English in front of my Italian friends…).

The talk covered my 5 years of content marketing, and how I’ve seen it all while creating content on my WordPress website: during the first 2 years I wasted time and energy to write blogs no one would read. Then I found my inspiration, my path, my content strategy – and in the last 3 years website traffic has risen from 0 to 15,000+ users (and still growing) per week. Now my blog is my only source of sales leads.

I first and foremost described what mistakes (sins) I made. What about saving 2 years of your life?

Then I listed the “10 Commandments of Content Marketing” – 10 simple tips you can take away to increase your website traffic and focus on the only purpose of content marketing: teaching.

In the final part of the talk, I recommended a few WordPress plugins and email marketing strategies to implement the whole system. Continue reading The 10 Commandments of Content Marketing: WordCamp Rome 2017 Slides & Video

WooCommerce Customization Masterclass: WordCamp Dublin 2017 Slides & Video

I had the pleasure to co-organise the very first WordCamp Dublin this year. We welcomed 26 amazing speakers, 250 attendees, incredible sponsors and enjoyed a great venue and tasty food.

Just because organising, MCing, managing speakers and writing website content were not enough, I also decided to run a 45mins workshop titled “WooCommerce Customization Masterclass” and I have to say I received great feedback despite the lack of voice, sleep and energy (thank you)!

I spoke briefly about WooCommerce customization, my WooCommerce visual hook guides, the difference between snippets and plugins and finally demoed a few snippets to add, remove and move WooCommerce content to/from the Single Product Page.

Continue reading WooCommerce Customization Masterclass: WordCamp Dublin 2017 Slides & Video

My Take on WooCommerce.com Switching to 100% Renewals

WooCommerce.com is dropping its 50% extension renewals, and moving to a 100% renewal business model.

I found this out at WCEU 2017 and then via WP Tavern. Unfortunately, this announcement is not on WooCommerce blog, on its social media channels or even Automattic.

And yes, this is retroactive – we are now all paying 100% renewals. So, let’s see what I think about this “still not official” news. Continue reading My Take on WooCommerce.com Switching to 100% Renewals

10 Things Nobody Tells You About Working for Yourself

I’ve been working online while travelling throughout South America for almost 3 months so far and I’ve had a lot of time to think about solopreneurship. After 5+ years as a sole trader, it’s now the right time to write my thoughts. I really hope to give you at least one idea, one tip you can take away.

I would love if you could spend some time to think about it, and leave your comment below to tell me what your thoughts are. Continue reading 10 Things Nobody Tells You About Working for Yourself

From 0 to 208,838 Website Visitors: #WCBelfast 2016 Content Marketing Slides & Video

I had the pleasure to present at #WCBelfast 2016. My 45mins presentation was titled “Content Marketing: How to Turn your WordPress Website into a Traffic Generation Tool” and I have to say I received great feedback (thank you!).

I really hope to keep appearing at WordCamps all over the world to teach my knowledge to as many WordPressers as possible – but for now, here are the slides and here’s the video on WordPress.tv (not available yet). Continue reading From 0 to 208,838 Website Visitors: #WCBelfast 2016 Content Marketing Slides & Video

#CustomizeWoo: a WooCommerce Online Course for Designers

It’s live. And it’s alive and kicking.

#CustomizeWoo, my flagship Advanced WooCommerce Online Course for designers and DIY store owners, is now live.

In this post, I’m about to show you why I invested 151hrs 39mins 1secs of my time to build #CustomizeWoo, who I’m willing to help, and what the course looks like from the “inside”.

So, here’s the story. Here’s why #CustomizeWoo was born. Continue reading #CustomizeWoo: a WooCommerce Online Course for Designers

15+ Best Premium WordPress Portfolio Themes

These WordPress Portfolio Themes are recommended for photographers, graphic designers, web designers, artists and whoever has something cool to show on a website!

If you didn’t know, a portfolio website is an essential tool that should be able to generate more business and increase your personal brand awareness. There is no doubt that TODAY, a portfolio website is definitely more important than a CV, no matter what creative industry you work in.

Portfolio websites (and therefore themes) usually have a striking image-based and categorized portfolio section, from where each project can be accessed and studied. Besides, huge importance is given to the “about me” page, where the artist should be able to display her skills, abilities, photo and social media feeds. They should also focus on the most important call to action: “contact us”.

Well, we hope you like our collection of WordPress Portfolio themes. Enjoy 🙂

 

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10+ Best Premium WordPress Recipe Themes

If you have a passion for cooking and want to showcase your recipes (or even turn your hobby into a profitable business!), here are 15+ WordPress Professional Themes you should take a look at.

Whether you plan to build traffic to your recipe blog, set up a membership-only website or even sell your own creations, a ready-made WordPress theme might help you go live fast and concentrate on what you can do best: cooking awesome stuff!

Here’s my selection of recipe themes – look at their demos and see if any of them fits your purpose. Remember, it’s a little investment as opposed to getting custom website development – start small and easy and once you start monetizing you will have more time to grow and add sections to your website 🙂  Continue reading 10+ Best Premium WordPress Recipe Themes

10 Free WordPress Themes you Can Really Use!

Sometimes it’s easier (and cheaper) than you think. WordPress Theme Development companies do offer some of their themes for free to build their reputation (and increase their premium sales of course).

Here’s a collection of Free Themes for WordPress that you just can’t miss. From portfolio websites to furniture sales, from business to personal brochures, you’ve got a wide choice. Download for free, install, set up quickly and go live with $0…

Following themes are completely free of charge, as well as documentation and support. When you encounter the term “Lite” or “Light”, it might be a freemium model i.e. the theme is free but if you upgrade to premium you can get extra features.

Enjoy, and if you can leave a comment below 🙂 Continue reading 10 Free WordPress Themes you Can Really Use!