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Petshop – Storefront Child Theme

A WordPress child theme is a theme that inherits the functionality of another theme called the parent theme. Child themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent theme. —WordPress Codex: Child Themes
Petshop is a child theme for Storefront, the official WooCommerce theme. It offers an organic, friendly and character design that’s great for stores selling pet goods. Screen Shot 2016-03-29 at 13.52.31


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Petshop is a Storefront child theme, so you first need to install and set up Storefront and then Petshop.
  1. Download Storefront for free at Storefront theme file.
  2. Download Petshop from your WooCommerce.com account at My Downloads.
  3. On your website, go to Appearance > Themes and click the Add New button. 
  4. Click Upload to upload the Storefront .zip file from step 1.
  5. Go to Appearance > Themes to Activate.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 for the Petshop theme from step 2.
More information at: Installing and Configuring Storefront documentation and Managing WooCommerce.com Subscriptions.

Setup and Configuration

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Once installation is complete and the subscription is activated for Petshop, it’s time to configure and set up your themes. More info at: Storefront theme documentation and WordPress child themes in the WordPress Codex.

Homepage Template

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To set up the homepage, see Storefront Homepage Template.

Recommended Image Sizes

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There are no specific image size requirements for Petshop, but image sizes used on our demo are:
  • Catalog Images: 300 x 300 px
  • Single Product Image: 600 x 600 px
  • Product Thumbnails: 180 x 180 px
WooCommerce Product Image settings are found at Appearance > Customize > WooCommerce > Product Images. More at: Managing Product Images. More information on WooCommerce image sizes can be found at:

Demo Content

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It’s possible to import WooCommerce Dummy Data to populate your site with demo products as a starting point. Note: We do not supply exact images seen on our Petshop demo in the WooCommerce Dummy Data due to copyright restrictions. WooCommerce Dummy Data comes with our own unique unrestricted images that can be redistributed as product import data.


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I’m using the Storefront Designer extension but noticed some settings are missing.

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Petshop applies specific styles to elements such as buttons and the header layout, so these settings are removed from Storefront Designer to avoid confusion.

How do I control which categories are displayed on the homepage product category section?

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They are pulled from the three first top-level (parent) categories arranged on the product categories screen in your Dashboard. You can drag and drop categories to rearrange.

On the demo there are sharing buttons on single product pages, how do I enable that?

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Install the Storefront Product Sharing plugin.

On the demo, there is a content bar in the footer, how do I enable that?

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Install the Storefront Footer Bar plugin. Add a text widget to the newly created widget region via Appearance > Widgets.

On the demo homepage, there’s a large image with text overlay, how do I do that?

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Use our Storefront Parallax Hero extension.

I’m using the homepage template but don’t want to display the page title/content.

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If you don’t want to display content, don’t add any. To hide the title, use Title Toggle for Storefront to hide the page title on any page across your site. Alternatively use Homepage Control to toggle the display of this component.

There are reviews displayed on the homepage, how do I enable that?

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Homepage reviews are powered by Storefront Reviews.

How can I customize my site when using a child theme?

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Many WordPress tutorials recommend inserting code snippets in a child theme’s functions.php file. This ensure that you’re always able to update the parent theme without losing changes. Because Petshop is already a child theme, you are unable to do this. Any changes added to Petshop functions.php file will be lost when updating. Instead, we recommended that you add code snippets to a customization plugin. We’ve created one to do just this. Download Theme Customizations for free.

Questions and Feedback

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