Starting an eCommerce website is now easier than ever before, especially with all of the eCommerce platforms on the market today. If you want to create your own online store, your first thought might be to choose an eCommerce platform like Shopify. But did you know that you can create a successful eCommerce site with WordPress too? That’s right, WordPress isn’t just for blogs. In fact, WordPress powers over 39% of all the websites on the internet, that includes a ton of eCommerce sites.
By using WordPress with WooCommerce, the top eCommerce WordPress plugin, you can easily create an online store that’s fully customized. Since WooCommerce is an open source plugin, there are no limits to the features you can add to your eCommerce site. You get access to all of the best WordPress plugins as well as the ability to give your online store a professional look in seconds using predesigned eCommerce WordPress themes.
Need more convincing? Check out these 10 successful eCommerce sites using WordPress and WooCommerce.
Parallax scrolling has been around for some time and capitalizes on a 3D-like experience in a 2D environment. This special visual technique simply scrolls the background image at a slower rate than the foreground image or text, creating a sensation of depth or an almost 3D feeling. The bottom line is that you can create some pretty dynamic and interesting visual experiences for a visitor scrolling through your site.
Some website design trends come and go, but as we grow deeper into this scrolling culture, you may want to take advantage of the need for scrolling. Especially as mobile website usage increases, one thing is clear - we like scrolling on our phones. Even the split moment Instagram accidentally released a tapping to advance feed, the immediate uproar was enough for them to ditch the idea, at least for now.
You can spend a great deal on ads and paid marketing, but one of the most priceless and free marketing commodities is sharing on social media. User engagement with your website, blog post articles, and products can have the greatest impact and outreach. This organic influence can help drive traffic and new visitors to your site and hopefully, new customers to your brand.
Social sharing buttons are the best way to make it easier for users to do just that. Providing shortcuts for users to easily share your content will help boost that number, increasing the number of eyes on your company.
In this blog post, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best and free social media sharing plugins. This will hopefully save you time from filtering through thousands of social share plugins in the WordPress community.
Section scrolling, or full page/section scroll, is a popular and modern tool to achieve the most immersive viewing experience on a website. Visuals are usually spread fullwidth to grab a viewer’s focus and to really showcase a magnificent photograph or beautiful product.
Section scrolling smoothly snaps to the next section on a site’s page as the user scrolls. When a user scrolls lower with either a mouse, trackpad, or the arrow key, they trigger a scroll. This animates the page to the next section. Sections can also be used to organize your site’s pages (including the Homepage, About, Contact, and FAQ), or be intended to share your company’s story, taking the reader on a timeline of events.
This is also great for doing presentation slideshows and if you’re looking to feature more interactive content. You can also combine section scrolling with entrance animations for foreground headings or images (ie. slide in, slide out, fade in/out, bounce in/out, etc.). Your modules would enter the screen when the next section is triggered and scrolling up.
If you’re wondering how to start a lifestyle blog, the first thing you should do is decide which topics capture your interest best. Speaking on what you’re passionate about will easily generate the best content. Finding your niche will also help determine what style of blog to create and which layouts better favour your particular focus.
Whatever your target, one key factor of the most beautiful and successful lifestyle blogs is that most all use WordPress! WordPress lifestyle blog themes put the control back in the hands of the user, allowing even the most technically unsavvy to publish blog posts and stylishly edit their content.
But without a little inspiration and a few WordPress tips & tricks, it’s hard to know where to begin and how to emulate the best of the best. We’ve done the legwork and put together the ultimate lifestyle blog WordPress theme, the Ultra Lifestyle. You can instantly have an identical site with our 1-click demo import and just edit the content.
WooCommerce is currently the best plugin to implement an online store on WordPress. But you can take your WooCommerce store to the next level by choosing from a plethora of plugins that'll supercharge your online shop. We went ahead and made a list of the Top 20 Most Useful Free Plugins available for WooCommerce.
Having even a couple of these would suffice for most, if not all, of your needs with WooCommerce. We recommend scanning the full list to get a better understanding of the variety of features available.
Coming in at number one, this is a hidden gem of a plugin. It grants so many different features for WooCommerce that you will not be able to use them all on one or even two different websites. Here's a small list of what it can do: