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How to unlock the power of WooCommerce on mobile

April 18, 2017 - 10 Comments

 As manufacturers pack more power into mobile devices — and they become readily available worldwide — our tendency to use them for everything possible has risen dramatically.

Why pick up a laptop or sit in front of a desktop computer if you can accomplish the same task on your cell phone? Larger screen sizes and improved hardware mean they’re just as easy to use for games, research, note taking… and shopping online.

But a consumer viewing your store from their phone is much different than them buying from it. An iAquire and SurveyMonkey study found that 40% of mobile users will leave a website and go back to their search results if the first site they visit isn’t mobile-friendly.

Imagine reducing your bounce rate by 40%. Now imagine what keeping more of those visitors on your store might do for your sales.

If your WooCommerce-powered store isn’t accommodating to mobile visitors, you’re leaving money on the table. Fortunately, there are a few simple ways to improve your store — without undergoing a costly redesign — that will help you keep more shoppers on your store, plus potentially improve the number of purchases they make.

Let’s take a look at how you can unlock WooCommerce’s hidden power for mobile shoppers using built-in design options, ideal payment gateways, and a few amazing extensions.



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Is Your Store Mobile-friendly? If Not, Here’s What To Do

April 29, 2015 - 8 Comments

The search algorithm update that Google began rolling out on April 21, 2015 was dubbed “Mobilegeddon” due to its focus on delivering better results to visitors using the service on smartphones and other mobile devices.

Sites that are deemed mobile friendly get favorable search engine rankings in comparison to those that are not. Given how abundant mobile traffic is these days, this is significant, especially if:

  • Your website offers services or products that people are likely to search for on their phones, and/or
  • You have a significant volume of mobile traffic already.

It’s worth ensuring that your store is mobile-friendly, including your theme

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5 Ways to Make Your Product Pages More Responsive

August 19, 2014 - 2 Comments

We no longer live in a world where a 12 inch black-and-white TV screen is our only window into the world. Whereas one television screen per household was more than anyone would even dream of decades ago, these days, we live in a multi-display world.

It’s not unimaginable for homes to have 3 or 4 LCD television sets, a couple of laptops, a desktop PC, an iPod and iPad, and a smartphone for every member of the family. Everyone is constantly surrounded by screens of all shapes and sizes.

With so many display screens being used to access websites, it can be a sticky situation for a web developer when designing a site that’s responsive to each type of display. You want your web pages to look fabulous on every screen. But rather than just focusing on one type of display, it’s crucial to design your site so that it appears properly on all screen types and sizes, including mobile devices.

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Emporium theme, 2 extensions and WooCommerce v1.2

November 3, 2011 - 47 Comments

Today sees the release of a new responsive WooCommerce theme called Emporium, equipped with all the homepage modules to showcase featured and recent shop products, recent blog posts, sticky notes, sales banners and a featured slider. Not to forget the widgetized footer region to add those personal touches.

Emporium’s uniqueness lies in it’s fixed top navigation that is always accessible even when at the bottom of a long page of content, with space for two menus – one top right and one bottom left, and also includes a cleanly designed shopping cart dropdown.

Emporium's fixed top menu.

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A Responsive WordPress Theme

September 14, 2011 - 101 Comments

Buró - A business theme that responds

“Responsive” design has been the buzz word amongst web designers on social media channels & blogs for the past few months, some debating how it will change the web. This week marked quite a milestone with a major news publication “The Boston Globe” launching a subscription-only website featuring content from the daily newspaper as well as breaking news, customized for different digital devices, including smartphones and tablets (Source: The Washington Post).

The idea of having a layout that adjusts according to the browser width/resolution and device it is viewed on, without the use of any plugins, or seperate design stylesheets is one that has been commonly requested within the WordPress community.

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Buro

September 14, 2011 - 13 Comments

Unique Features

  • Responsive Layout

    Responsive Layout

    The Buro theme allows your website to display optimally at all browser widths/resolutions and on all media devices. Go ahead and scale your browser window and see the results.

  • Featured slider

    Featured Slider

    A custom home page featured slider to showcase your work or products with style, all powered by jQuery. Optional slider pagination gives your visitors easy overview.

  • Custom Homepage

    Custom Homepage

    Custom home page layout with an optional slider, blog module and testimonial modules, not to forget all the widgetized homepage and footer specific regions.

  • Custom Post Types

    Custom Post Types

    The theme takes full advantage of the new custom post types functionality that came with WordPress 3.0, so adding slides, and feedback/testimonials is dead easy!


  • Custom Typography

    You can customize the typography in the theme to suit, and there is full support for Google Fonts in the font selector.


  • Custom Widgets

    The theme has 1 widgetized sidebar (that you can even include on the home page), 3 homepage specific widgetized regions, and 4 footer regions, and as always comes with 8 custom Woo Widgets (Ad Space, Blog Author, WooTabs, Subscribe, Feedback, Search, Flickr and Twitter).

  • Alternative Styles

    Alternative Styles

    The theme includes 5 alternative color styles which you can preview in the demo, and also has styling options for background color/image and setting link and button color.

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