Canvas is our most downloaded theme and has been used for just about everything under the sun. Zain Joyce worked with it to build a family of thirteen sites for Oregon Trail Schools and his use case caught our eye. We hope you enjoy hearing a little more about Zain’s journey.
August 28, 2014 - 4 Comments
With close to 2,000 entries in our Golden Ticket competition, it wasn’t easy picking a winner. So many of the sites we reviewed blew us away and we were left greatly impressed with our community and how they’re using WooCommerce. If Golden Tickets grew on trees, we’d be handing one to each of you!
We narrowed the pool of 1,965 entries down to a short list of thirty two, took a vote and agreed that Sinisa from O V E R Clothing deserved the mighty Golden Ticket. World, meet our winner.
July 29, 2014 - 9 Comments
I am Francisco Aguilera G., Creative Director of APK Estudio, a small Chilean web design studio, and blogger at FranciscoAMK.com. I have published online tutorials and courses for several years through my own blog, my company website and other platforms such as Udemy and Floqq.
At the beginning of 2014 I had three courses published independently on different platforms:
- Diseño web con HTML y CSS desde cero (Web design with HTML and CSS from scratch) (Published at Udemy)
- Dominando WordPress sin programación (Mastering WordPress without programming) (Published at Floqq, Udemy and a course website, using Campaign Monitor autoresponders to send a daily class to registered users)
- Tu primera tienda online (Your first online store) (Published on its own website, also sending a daily class by email autoresponder)
In March 2014 I began to prepare material to publish a new course called Creación de temas WordPress profesionales (Professional WordPress theme creation), but on this occasion I decided to publish it on my own platform – pro.franciscoamk.com.
My requirements for this platform included being able to offer my students a learning experience as nice as Udemy’s, being able to decide how to communicate with my students, to contact them and promote my course, and most importantly, being able to charge a fair and low price, by not having to pay 50% commission per student registered.
Additionally, this platform should allow me to have all my courses in one place, offering a simpler mechanism to manage and sell them as well as being able to sell other kinds of products such as ebooks and themes.
This is how I discovered Sensei and its excellent integration with WooCommerce. Love at first sight!
July 17, 2014 - 2 Comments
Galal Aly from Robustastudio explains how WooCommerce enabled ALEF Bookstores, one of Egypt’s fastest growing bookstores, to scale in order to solve tracking challenges and take their blooming business to even greater heights.
ALEF Bookstores had embraced eCommerce for expansion but faced problems with scalability that threatened to slow them down. They needed to be able to track the many thousands of books within their inventory – whether available in their main warehouse or at branches – but due to many of the books having the same identifiers, they were often untraceable.
June 12, 2014 - 3 Comments
Cobble Hill is a full-service digital marketing agency in Charleston, SC. Creating inspired experiences on e-commerce platforms, Cobble Hill aims to blend strategy, design and technology for their clients. They’ve been around since 2012.
In this case study Austin Dandridge documents one of their client site developments for Jack Rudy Cocktail Company – a family run bar goods company that makes mixers for cocktails. They are distributed internationally and are rapidly expanding their offerings.
February 3, 2014 - 12 Comments
David Jamieson, from the Vitruvian Fine Art Studio in Chicago, tells us how he uses Sensei along with a handful of other plugins to deliver online art instruction.
The work I do is extremely low-tech: I make drawings and paintings, and teach others to do the same. I’m a co-founder and principal instructor at the Vitruvian Fine Art Studio, in Chicago, where we offer instruction in realistic drawing, painting, sculpture and anatomy to students of all levels.
While our work at the studio is low-tech, our business is firmly rooted in the 21st century – we try to make use of current technology to enhance and extend our teaching and, to that end, we’ve begun offering online courses and instructional video downloads, via our website. It turns out that there are lots of people out there seeking to improve their drawing and painting skills, and putting some of our instructional material online is the best way we can help them do just that.
September 10, 2013 - 8 Comments
A fantastic case study of a WooThemes/WooCommerce installation for a very large and respected South African brand.
My name is Hilton Moore and I am a developer at kri8it; a South African web development and design agency based in George and Cape Town.
Recently one of our longstanding clients wanted to update and redesign their site and the attached online store to create one sleek and smart package. A while back we developed a large ecommerce solution built on WooCommerce; which we did our first case study on. We have implemented WooCommerce for a wide variety of sites and businesses. For us, it is an ideal online store solution.
August 13, 2013 - 5 Comments
Merrill Mayer runs a Seattle based website development company called Kool Kat Web Designs. In this guest post she writes of the recent work conducted for a photographer – innovatively using WooCommerce to help sell his photos.
Jon Cornforth had a dated website that did little to showcase his photography or his exciting tours. He had a separate WordPress blog so he was familiar with using WordPress. When we discussed putting the entire new website on WordPress, along with using WooCommerce for sales of his photographic prints, Jon was very enthusiastic.
July 26, 2013 - 10 Comments
A great case study by Australian Mike Langford on how he quit IT consulting to become a ‘Tigger Trainer’ (as he defines himself in his email signature) selling animal onesies on a WooCommerce powered website.
It’s an embarrassing thing to admit on a WooThemes blog, but 9 months ago I thought WordPress was just for blogging; and that coming from a guy who works in IT Consulting! Okay blogging is a long way from generic project management of large CRM implementations, but the reality is that I have built several websites from scratch using PHP / MySQL, including a couple with shopping carts, so I should have known better. I also now realise how many weeks of my life I could have got back!
July 23, 2013 - 16 Comments
5 minutes with WordPress enthusiast and long serving WooThemes customer, Bob Dunn, talking about his latest online classroom helping people build better blogs.
I’m a WordPress trainer and coach. I ended up in my current field after years of running a marketing, graphic and web design business. For the last four years, I have spent my time doing one-on-one WordPress training and coaching online, teaching in-person workshops, speaking at WordCamps and other conferences, and, basically, live and breathing WordPress. After much trial and error, I finally found the sweet spot for the online Build Your WordPress Blog classes I had been planning.
May 29, 2013 - 5 Comments
On the eve of Judith Hobby’s website launch I came across the site by accident and wondered what was the story behind the launch of this business. This intrigue led me to connect with Judith and her development team. We work with people everyday here at Woo but it is always a delight to take a bit of time to hear how our products are enabling unique businesses to take the next step in their journey. Upon first glance at Judith’s site you get this sense of vibrant, exciting, and lovely people – having an amazing time. Later when I finally heard Judith’s story it made all made sense. Judith clearly loves people and loves what she does, her business emerged out of her passion for gathering people together and her desire for a shift in the fashion world, isn’t that wonderful? So sit back and enjoy this unique story coming out of Dubai.
May 8, 2013 - 28 Comments
I’m Mark Atkinson and I run Red Giant Design – a digital marketing and design studio from sunny Durban, in South Africa.
We recently redeveloped one of our biggest online stores to date, BFore.co.za. BFore sells cell phones with airtime, tablets, televisions and other home electronic goods online to consumers in South Africa.
May 6, 2013 - 15 Comments
Dave Roberts of Gurumedia shares his experience integrating his multiple WooCommerce powered eCommerce sites with Xero and SwipeHQ to ensure a streamlined accounting process.
We have several eCommerce sites and we’re looking for a way to automate things. My old system involved me re-typing each sale into my accounting software so when I saw that Woocommerce had a XERO extension I loaded up a test trial of Xero and grabbed the XERO extension from your site. I had looked at trying to integrate our old accounting package but quotes were coming in at well over $1000 to do this so the Xero extension at only $79 for a 5 site licence felt very reasonable and I am loving cloud based accounting!
April 23, 2013 - 6 Comments
Based in Melbourne, Edwin Pireh specializes in designing hand-made, premium quality, luxury silk ties and scarves. The challenge in designing and developing this website solution was to take the inspiration given to us by the client and establish an upscale, luxury online brand with a unique and customized UX design without compromising the responsive nature built into the WooTheme we selected. To capture the essence of this premium brand we felt the theme that best fit our needs was the “Athena” theme. We felt the homepage could be customized to reflect an upscale brand and the shop page template would be the right fit for achieving our goals for creating a unique shop UX design.
April 19, 2013 - 17 Comments
When I was asked to redesign the website for my local golf club a couple of months ago, I knew it was time to update the theme too. I wanted to create the new design using a child theme, and the obvious choice for a parent theme was Canvas. Canvas is our most versatile theme that works great for quickly putting together a website with a child theme.
January 8, 2013 - 19 Comments
My name is Thomas Clausen and I run designgrotten.dk a danish site selling beautiful and affordable industrial design. I have a full-time job on the side as a project manager, and I have 3 kids.
This of course is a time consuming setup running a couple of jobs and also having three kids. But it’s possible, to a large extend, thanks to WordPress and WooCommerce. I absolutely love these two: WordPress a scalable foundation, and WooCommerce a beautiful way to sell stuff using custom post types and taxonomies.