14 Mar 2016
Non-stop awesomeness at Themify! After the major framework release, we are now presenting a Shopify plugin and a free premium theme!
Why Shopify Plugin?
Being an open source company, Themify is open to other platforms as well. Today we're proud to release the free Shopify Buy Button plugin. You may wonder why use Shopify when there are numbers of free ecommerce plugins for WordPress (eg. WooCommerce)? When you run an ecommerce shop, there are more technical measures that need to be taken care of like security and protection—protecting your shop from hackers and customer credit cards info for instances. All these require great knowledge of setting up SSL, finding a secure theme, plugins, and so on.
For those unaware, Shopify is a hosted platform to create and manage a secure ecommerce store. With Shopify, you are accepting orders instantly: get notified of new sales, fulfill orders with a single click, and provide ease of mind with easy shipping integration. Shopify brings powerful analytics to your store, giving insight on sales and growth trends to help you grow. Basically, they provide all the tools you need to run an online shop.
For those who already run a WordPress site/blog, you probably don't feel comfortable converting your entire site to Shopify as it might be time consuming because of your extensive content, custom coded theme and plugins, etc. The Shopify plugin is intended to fill this gap, allowing you to use WordPress as the content management system and Shopify to manage the shop.
With the Shopify Buy Button plugin, you can now supercharge your WordPress website to quickly and easily embed Shopify products. When used in conjunction with the Themify Builder, it allows you build responsive shop layouts, where customers can buy your Shopify products on any WordPress site—see demo here.
Free Simple Theme
With the release of the Shopify Buy Button plugin from Themify, we're also releasing the Simple theme.
It's been a very long time since Themify has released a free theme, and to celebrate the occasion, we're releasing a high-quality and premium WordPress theme, completely free!
Simple was designed with the goal of having a beautiful website that can responsively showcase products from any Shopify store, but flexible enough to work for any purpose. We wanted something simple that could work for the most basic of uses, but flexible enough to be customized to fit any look and feel that you can dream up, but at the level of quality that Themify is known for with its premium themes.
Simple comes with some great new features out of the box: transparent & sticky headers, for improving navigation in your website and the user experience, and unique page title headers, which allow you to provide a different experience for specific pages, posts, and categories.
We hope you enjoy the new Simple theme and the Shopify plugin, completely for free!