WooStore

WooStore is a free theme for your WooCommerce store or WordPress site.

Note: This product has been retired. Documentation is no longer being updated.

Installing your Theme ↑ Back to top

To learn how to install your theme please reference our documentation here: Installing a Theme

Checking your theme version ↑ Back to top

You can confirm your theme and WooFramework version by going to: WooStore > Framework

Activate your Theme Key ↑ Back to top

After you install your theme, be sure to activate your theme key by downloading and installing the WooCommerce Helper plugin. This will verify your site when contacting support and will enable 2-click updates for quick theme upgrades down the road.

Updating your theme

It is very important to ensure you have the latest version of your theme at all times. This is the best way to proactively troubleshoot issues on your site.

Please reference the WooCommerce Helper Documentation to learn more.

Adding Slider to Homepage ↑ Back to top

After activating WooStore you will no doubt notice that your homepage looks a little empty. This section explains how to populate your homepage with content.

The WooStore homepage slider pulls the custom “slides” post type. The number of slides is set under the “Homepage Slider” theme option’s panel. You can set the animation speed, effect, auto start and slide interval under the theme settings.

Adding a slide ↑ Back to top

To add a slide simply follow these steps:

  1. Go to Slides > Add New.
  2. Type a title for the slide and complete all of the post’s body content.
  3. Specify a “Featured Image” which will be used as the slider background (620x320px minimum size).
  4. Publish the slide.

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Displaying content on the homepage ↑ Back to top

You may wish to include a welcome message on your homepage or indeed simply display the latest posts from your blog. To do so you must first specify whether that content is displayed or not by navigating to the ‘General Settings’ tab of the WooStore theme settings. At the bottom of this tab you will find the ‘Homepage Content’ select drop down. Choose ‘Yes’ to display content on your homepage.

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By default your latest posts will be pulled in. You may prefer to pull content from a specific page in here. To achieve this, create a new page, for example ‘Welcome’ and publish it. Now navigate to the ‘Reading’ settings within WordPress. Inside the ‘Front page displays’ option click the ‘A static page’ radio button and select ‘Welcome’ from the ‘Front page’ drop down. That page content will now be displayed on your homepage.

Don’t forget to create a page specifically for displaying your posts too (e.g. ‘blog’).

Featured Products ↑ Back to top

With a fresh install of both WooCommerce and WooStore you will not have any specified featured products. Thusly this section of the homepage will be empty.

Fortunately there is no custom setup to be done here. Add your products as normal and if you’d like them to appear in this section then you simply need to check the ‘Featured?’ checkbox.

Once you’ve added some featured products, you will be able to choose from two different ways to display them on the homepage. If you have a lot of featured products then it would be wise to display then in a slider so that they do not bloat the homepage and push other important content further down the page. If you only have a few then a static grid would be better. You can find this option within the WooStore settings panel at the bottom of the ‘Homepage Settings’ tab.

Recent Products ↑ Back to top

Similarly there is no configuration to be done in this section. Recent products will appear automatically as soon as you begin populating your WooCommerce catalog.

Widgets ↑ Back to top

Custom WooStore widgets ↑ Back to top

The theme includes custom widgets that you can add to any of your widgetized regions. Go to Apperance > Widgets to add these to your theme.

The custom woo widgets included are:

  • Woo – Get in Touch
  • Woo – Feedback
  • Woo – Contact Information
  • Woo – Archives
  • Woo – Adspace
  • Woo – Search
  • Woo – Tabs
  • Woo – Twitter Stream
  • Woo – Flickr
  • Woo – Blog Author Info
  • Woo – Embed/Video
  • Woo – Subscribe/Connect

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