Do you plan to start an online store? If so, you’re likely to become one of the thousands using the WooCommerce plugin and themes to create a great looking eCommerce site without any technical knowledge required.
WooCommerce is one of the most popular WordPress eCommerce plugins because it’s well designed, simple to use, and is free for the basic version. Because it’s so popular, there are also many WordPress WooCommerce themes available that have been designed specifically to work with this plugin so you can create a great looking online store with minimal effort.
Because there are so many WooCommerce Themes out there (there are over 1,000 WooCommerce themes available on Themeforest along) it can be a bit overwhelming trying to choose one for your site.
We’ve made things a little easier by narrowing down the selection and providing you with a handy list of some of the best WooCommerce themes available in 2018.
Vitrine is the current best rated WooCommerce theme on Themeforest with a perfect 5-star rating since its creation in July 2017.
The theme comes with over 20 demos and 50 extra pages of designs created for different types of online store including cosmetics, furniture, travel, and wine. With over 20 grid styles, a variety of header and menu layouts, masonry, toggle, and classic blog styles, and a large library of custom elements, Vitrine is flexible enough to create thousands of different shop layouts and styles.
Shop elements include single product, recent products, featured products, top rated products, best selling products, and on sale products, so there are lots of potential opportunities for upselling and optimizing your conversion rate.
Other handy features include a cookie law popup, product popup gallery, coming soon pages, count down elements, size guide, percentage sale option, and advanced product filtering on color, price range, rating, and more.
As well as being flexible and powerful, Vitrine is also easy to use. It comes with a one-click demo install, detailed documentation, and lots of video tutorials. Developer support also gets top marks from reviewers.
Flatsome is ranked as the best selling WooCommerce theme on Themeforest, with over 59,000 sales. This theme has been around since 2013 but is updated regularly and has maintained an impressive 4.81 average rating.
The responsive page builder that comes with Flatsome makes it easy to create any kind of online store without any coding and the real-time editor allows you to get everything looking exactly how you want it to.
Flatsome is optimized for speed and is one of the fastest WooCommerce themes available. This is important when you’re building an ecommerce site because slow-loading sites can cause customers to click away before completing the checkout process.
The theme comes with one-click demo content so it’s easy to get started right away, or alternatively you can customize everything as your wish to create a completely unique layout and design.
Other features include a drag and drop header builder, detailed documentation and how-to videos, sticky sections, parallax scrolling effects, catalogue mode, product quick-view, built in wishlist, and more.
Shopkeeper is a beautifully designed WordPress ecommerce theme with lots of premium features.
4 product page layouts, and 3 modern blog layouts give you the capability to create any type of site with a drag and drop page builder that includes numerous pre-built layouts, design elements, unlimited header styles, and theme options.
Features include product image galleries with zooming and lightbox, YouTube video support in product galleries, live customizer, custom headers for categories, catalog mode, portfolio functionality, and more.
A full user guide and developer support round out this theme package that has over 18,000 sales and an average rating of 4.63 on Themeforest.
Storefront is the official WooCommerce theme so you know integration with WooCommerce will be seamless, and best of all the basic version is free.
If you’re comfortable developing your own WordPress themes, Storefront makes a great base with a clean and simple default design that integrates with the WordPress customizer. Alternatively you can opt for a free or premium Storefront child theme, ready to use out of the box.
There are no bells and whistles included with Storefront – that means no shortcodes, no sliders, no page builders, and minimal page options. All these extras are great if you need them but they can also add unnecessary bloat and slow down your site. Storefront provides a solid foundation that you have the option to build on with free and premium extensions to add functionality and advanced customization.
Divi is a multipurpose theme and visual page builder from Elegant Themes. It’s not designed specifically for WooCommerce, however it integrates with it fully and includes various custom WooCommerce modules in the page builder so it’s definitely worth a mention as it’s such a popular and flexible theme.
The Divi Builder can be used to build your site visually, without any coding knowledge. Everything’s customizable and you can mix and match from the library of 46 content elements to create a site that looks exactly how you want. There are also over 20 pre-made layouts that come with the theme if you don’t want to start from scratch.
Divi is compatible with WooCommerce via the shop module. This allows you to easily build pages displaying recent products, featured products, sale products, best rated products, or best selling products. You can customize the design of the module so colors, fonts, and spacing are exactly how you want them.
You also have the option of creating standard WooCommerce pages for product listings, checkout, shopping cart, and so on without using the builder. WooCommerce shortcodes can be used within a Divi text module.
Elegant themes are very responsive when it comes to support and they have some great documentation available to help you set up your online store with Divi and WooCommerce. There are also additional resources available such as a Fashion Layout pack with everything you need to create an online fashion store.
Price: $89 for access to all 87 themes and 3 plugins available on Elegant Themes.
Kallyas multipurpose ecommerce theme describes itself as the “world’s most enjoyable WordPress theme” so you know from the start it’s going to be super easy to use.
This theme comes with many pre-built demos that can be installed with a single click so you can have a fully-functional and professional looking website within minutes. Demos are included for minimal shop, jewelry, kids’ store, t-shirt store, cosmetics, product landing page, watch shop, and many other types of site with or without an online store.
An intuitive drag and drop front-end builder with over 150 elements makes it easy to create your own layouts and designs quickly and everything is customizable. The built-in styles are designed to integrate with WooCommerce functionality effortlessly.
XStore is a responsive theme designed specifically for online stores built with WooCommerce, and comes with over 70 pre-built ecommerce designs suitable for many different types of products.
Some examples of ready-to-go shops that come with the theme include furniture, games, pizza, electronics, Christmas, glasses, organic food, tea, underwear, jewelry, books, makeup, wedding, medical, flowers, and several more generic themes in different styles. If you want a product-specific theme that’s ready to use out of the box without any setup or coding, this could be the theme for you.
Ecommerce features include product showcases, hover effects, brand filtering, unlimited cart styles, and more.
Atelier is a beautifully designed multipurpose eCommerce theme that comes with 14 one-click-install demos showcasing different layouts and styles that are achievable with the theme. You can use one of these demos as they are or customize to your preferences.
Features include a user-controlled shopping experience that allows shoppers to choose how they want to view products, 3 product post page variations, animated headers, cart animation, drag and drop page builder, selection of page types, and more.
Reviewers gave Atelier top marks for design quality, customizability, and customer support
If you’re a fan of minimalist design, you’ll love the Minera WooCommerce theme and its clean, simple design that is suitable for selling a wide range of products.
Minera comes with 12 homepages, all designed around a modern minimal aesthetic. The WooCommerce shop pages not only integrate perfectly with the plugin but are also beautifully designed so the shop feels like an integral part of your site, rather than something tagged on as an afterthought.
There are also a selection of blog page styles available including list view, grid view and masonry, and functional pages including about, contact, and 404 error.
Minera is a new theme and has only been around since November 2017 but it’s got a full 5-star rating and is from a top developer – definitely worth a look if you’re after a modern theme that‘s something a bit different to what everyone else is using.
Sometimes when you’re building an online store, you don’t want to sell a whole catalogue of products, but want to sell just one product and showcase it in the best possible way.
In this case you’ll want to choose a single product WooCommerce theme that’s been specifically designed to optimize conversions and get browsers to buy your product.
Strollik is one of these themes and it comes with 6 pre-built homepages that you can customize for your own products. These template stores include a stroller, coffee maker, shaver, watch, wallet, energy drink, skateboard, smart glasses, drone, and bag. Of course you’re not limited to these products when setting up your site – it’s a case of choosing the design that best suits your product and brand.
There are 3 different product layout options to choose from and there’s a 360 product view feature to showcase your product in an interactive way.
Everything is customizable via the visual theme editor and the design is optimized to be fast loading and provide a great mobile user experience.
If you’re selling digital products you have different needs to someone creating an ecommerce store for physical products, so you’ll want to choose a theme that’s designed with digital products in mind. Themebox is a digital products WooCommerce theme with a drag and drop page builder and a choice of homepage layouts.
5 homepage options, unlimited colors, and 3 unique header styles make it easy for you to customize the design to suit your brand and Envato sellers and affiliates can insert products using only the product id.
If you’re selling templates, plugins, ebooks, or software, it’s worth checking out Themebox to see if it’s the ideal solution for you.
12. The Retailer
The Retailer is a multipurpose ecommerce theme that can be used to build an online store, blog, portfolio, personal, or corporate site.
It features easy theme installation with dummy data to help you build pages exactly like you see them in the theme demo. There’s also lots of documentation and video guides available to talk you through using and customizing the theme.
The Retailer is suitable for physical or digital products and incorporates product variations, digital downloads, customer reviews, business reports, catalogue mode, and more.
Which WooCommerce Theme is Right for You?
Any of the themes in this list will allow you to create a great eCommerce site, so it’s pretty much down to personal preference when it comes to choosing one theme.
If you want to go with a tried and tested theme that has thousands of satisfied customers, you might want to opt for one of the best sellers like Flatsome or Shopkeeper. If on the other hand, you’d rather try out a fresh new theme using the latest minimal design trends, you might want to opt for Minera.
Those after a free theme should definitely check out Storefront first, and if you already have Elegant Themes membership, Divi provides all the functionality you need. If you’re selling a single product it’s best to choose a theme designed for this purpose like Strollik.
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