What are the Differences Between WordPress Themes and WooCommerce Themes?

WooCommerce is designed to work well within whichever WordPress theme you are already using, but dedicated WooCommerce themes offer options and styles created specifically for WooCommerce stores.

The recommended default theme for WooCommerce is called Storefront, but you may want to try out different themes to see which you like best for your WordPress website.

A great way to do this is to “audition” different themes

Auditioning themes is an easy solution for those who would like to test multiple themes and options without making any changes to your ecommerce site. 

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What to Look For in the Themes Marketplace

When searching for themes you can be as specific as you want as far as styles and options. You can also choose among Free themes and Premium themes with the product filter.

There are 20 WooCommerce themes available, three of which are free. 

If you are in the market for premium Woocommerce themes you can expect to spend between $39 and $129, with most of the paid versions coming in at the $39 mark. 

Before you spend money on an ecommerce website theme, do some research. You should make sure you trust the developer, that the theme is highly rated, and that it will be supported through later versions of WooCommerce and WordPress.

If you are having trouble with a theme you purchased, you can always troubleshoot it. And all the Woocommerce premium themes offer a 30-day money-back guarantee so you can try a theme out without the risk of being stuck with it if it doesn’t work for you. 

Working with Mobile Themes

Some themes offer both a desktop layout and a mobile layout in the same package. This is a great perk to offer as it saves development time and eliminates guesswork.

On most themes, the desktop layout will typically be optimized for wider desktop monitors while the mobile layouts will fit more information into smaller screens for increased readability on tablets and phones.

It is important to ensure a consistent look, feel, and experience for your site on both desktop and mobile devices.

The default “Storefront” theme has desktop and mobile layouts, but not all themes offer both options. Check your Theme Options under the Appearance tab for more information on your theme’s customization options.

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