32 Well-Designed eCommerce WordPress Themes

One of the amazing things about WordPress is its versatility. It is not just for blogging. It’s not just for portfolios. It’s not just for business/corporate websites. You can find a WordPress theme for almost any type of organization, from bands to restaurants to retail stores. In fact, eCommerce themes are one of the easiest themes to find, beside general purpose themes, and eCommerce layouts come in all shapes and sizes, with many being responsive themes as well.

But creative eCommerce WordPress themes aren’t always easy to find. Many seem to follow a certain format, very often with little visual stimulation…except for the collection below. In the following list, we have compiled some of our favorite well-designed eCommerce WordPress themes for your enjoyment and, perhaps, your benefit if one happens to be perfect for a project. Be sure to click on the Demo links since most of these themes come with more than one layout or extra skins. Have fun browsing!

1. StyleShop

Essential Features for Building a New WordPress 3.7 Theme

When you sit down to develop a modern-day WordPress theme you’ll typically be following some design mockup, or at least an idea in your head. This can be a challenge at times when you don’t want to think much about the customizations. But any good WordPress theme should be comprised of a number of key points.

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In October 2013 the newest WordPress 3.7 release was announced with plenty of new features. Not many updates will directly impact themes, yet it is a marvel seeing how far this platform has advanced since version 3.0. In this article I want to go over some of the core fundamentals you should think about including with every new WordPress theme. Especially for premium or free themes designated for commercial use by hundreds of different webmasters.

Building a Single-Page Dynamic Website using AnimateScroll.js

Sliding parallax websites incorporate animation with page sections to build a very unique experience. Over the past few years I have found a large number of parallax designs wrapped into a single webpage. Notably this parallax interface may be hard-coded from scratch, but there are lots of free open source plugins to do the job quicker.

In this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can use AnimateScroll to build a sliding single-page website layout. I’ve kept inner page content to a minimum so we can see exactly how the CSS structure works with the animations. Keep in mind this definitely isn’t a tough concept to implement. But you should have an understanding of page hierarchy and CSS positioning or it gets confusing fast. Check out my live demo example to see exactly what we are making.

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Strategies for a Quick Product Launch using WordPress

When building a new project you often need to decide how to handle the backend. Should you build something from scratch, or toy around with a CMS engine? I have preferred using WordPress for many online projects because it provides a repeatable strategy for quick launches with fewer issues.

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In this guide I want to introduce how you can build quick products online powered by WordPress CMS. The open source PHP/MySQL engine started as a blogging platform which has grown to include custom post types and many other advanced features. It can fit into almost any type of website making it flexible and valuable to new projects.

34 Free Open Source CSS Code Snippets for Developers

With a quick Google search you will find a ton of handy CSS2/CSS3 code snippets. But what about pre-built CSS web interfaces? There are some cool widgets and samples out there, but it can be difficult finding great high-quality releases. I think developers really treasure open source codes for the fact that it saves a lot of time putting together more complicated websites.

In this showcase gallery I have organized 34 outstanding and free CSS code snippets. All of these examples provide some type of website interface element such as forms, buttons, tables, switches, pagination, and other common items. Be sure to check out the gallery listing to get a better idea of what you may be able to use in your own website(s). All items are provided by CSSFlow which you can download for free and include on any number of projects.

26 Notable Content Management Systems worth Using

As new development techniques become commonplace we are witnessing more open source projects being published than ever before. Many of these projects revolve around CMS scripts for webmasters who need a reliable website platform. The most popular CMS products are free and open source, which offers high-quality management capabilities over the website and the page content. But there are so many options to choose from – it can be tough getting started.

I have put together this great collection of 26 very powerful Content Management Systems. You should take a look at these brands to see if anything catches your eye. Developers of Python, ASP.NET, PHP, and Rails should be able to find quality CMS products written in their favorite language. If you know about any other projects we may have forgotten please feel free to share in the post discussion area below.