StyleShop is a stylish and modern layout WordPress Theme for designing eCommerce website. This theme is very responsive that looks great on all the devices such as mobiles and tablets and is mobile friendly. Apart from being the eCommerce theme, StyleShop is also having many inbuilt pages. It allows to create the pricing table along with the pricing and features of the products. There is a dedicated settings panel to customize or make changes on the theme.
This theme is compatible with almost all the browsers and it is well tested with theme. This theme provides with a very clean and simple code and the coding is designed by giving importance to the security. It provides with many short codes for the theme that helps to create a layout for the pages without being concerned on the technical knowledge.
Expert Review about StyleShop WordPress Theme
Chris Altamirano on Viamaverick.com wrote about StyleShop that,
Online shopping market has grown up so vastly during the last few years. You do not need to step out of your house to buy something. Just search a website, click on buy now and place the order. Its just that easy. A website here plays a vital role. WordPress itself and its themes have become powerful enough to carry a whole online shopping website. All you need is a perfect WooCommerce WordPress theme. Today I have picked StyleShop Theme by Elegant Themes. Here is my thought on this theme:
Design & UX:
StyleShop has boxed layout and a fullscreen background where you can upload any image of your choice. Then it has two menu locations namely primary and secondary. In this theme you will get breadcrumbs for each child page for better navigation. As it is an ecommerce theme you get a featured product slider as well. This theme works flawlessly with WooCommerce plugin. So overall it is a great theme with smooth scroll. This theme supports features that serves two in one purposes of business and ecommerce.
Ease of Customization:
Following is a brief description of Customization options included in this theme. You will get settings in Appearance => Customize and Appearance => StyleShop Theme Options. Here is a brief description of the theme options with screenshots of dashboard.
You get customizing options like Colors, Fonts, Schemes, Menus, Menu location, Widgets, etc.
General – You can upload logo image, favicon image, background image, etc. You can add Custom CSS from here.
Featured Slider – Enable/disable Featured Slider, number of posts to be displayed in slider, display special offers, product sales, etc.
Pages – Here you can choose to remove certain pages from the navigation menu, enable/disable dropdown menus from the pages navigation bar, etc.
Categories – Here you can choose to remove certain categories from the navigation menu, enable/disable dropdown menus from the categories navigation bar, empty categories, sort your categories, etc.
General settings – Disable top tier dropdown menu links.
Single Post Layout – Here you can choose which items appear in the postinfo section on single post pages, show/hide comments on posts and post thumbnails.
Single page layout – show/hide comments on pages and thumbnails.
General settings – Here you can choose which items appear in the postinfo section on pages.
Un-widgetized Ads – Enable/disable Single Post 468×60 banner from here. Enabling this option will display a 468×60 banner ad on the bottom of your post pages below the single post content. It accepts banner image, destination url, adsense code.
SEOsettings: Manage Homepage SEO, single post page SEO, Index page SEO from here.
Code integration – Enable/disable and add header code, body code, code to the top of your posts, code to the bottom of your posts, before the comments.
Page, Post, Page templates, Widgets and Widgetized areas options of this theme:
Widgets – ET About me widget, ET Adsense widget, ET Advertisement widget, ET custom logo widget.
Widgetized areas – 1 primary sidebar & 3 footer widgtized areas are included in this theme.
Page templates – Blog, Contact, Gallery, Portfolio, login, search, sitemap, fullwidth. Page templates have some advanced setting options when that particular template is selected. See above screenshots.
Quick Tags – Add ET learn more block, ET box, ET button, ET tabs and ET author bio directly into page, posts and products.
ET Settings Meta Box – If the particular page/post/product is displayed in the featured slider on homepage, you can set options for it from here. Options like Slide Title, Description, Read More button text and Custom Link.
This theme is 100% responsive to all devices ranging from desktops, laptops, tablets to mobile phones. The content gets automatically adjusted according to the screen size.
Page load speed:
The PageSpeed score depends on the demo page content, caching of the page, number of HTTP requests, Image sizes and lot many other parameters. I checked the Google PageSpeed of StyleShop official demo on Mobile and Desktop mode. The Performance is quiet impressive on both devices as W3 Total Cache plugin is used for speeding up site.
Search Engine Optimization:
Basic search engine optimization is done such as,
Post Title on Blog Archive is in <H2> tag
On Single Post, the title is in <H1> tag
In-built Breadcrumb available for better navigation for Search bot
It is advised to use Yoast SEO WordPress plugin for even better SEO for the site.
I have scanned this theme with TAC plugin for authenticity and with Theme Check plugin for WordPress standards of theme code, the result is as shown below:
TAC shows that it has hardcoded/static links in footer.php which is not an issue as these are not malicious scripts. But theme checker has given lot of warnings which needs to be resolved.
Support and help:
This theme is built by Elegant Themes club which provides good support to customers in case of any queries. They provide support forum, email support and ticket support for their member customers.
Multiple page templates.
Offers custom post type integrated.
Custom CSS box.
Custom code boxes to add code in header, footer, body.
Multiple ad banner slots.
Integrated with Contact form 7.
Ecommerce features integrated with WooCommerce.
Page builder is not included.
It will serve two in one purposes that is you can also use it for business website along with online shop using different types of page templates.