WooThemes for you
A brief overview of WooThemes, Canvas, Woo
plugins and WooCommerce (whew!)
Presented by Laura Rinaldi
Pr...
WooThemes are premium themes
What is the difference between a
premium themes and a free theme
• Support
• Features
• Upgrades
• And of course, one cost...
Here is an example of a free theme
Dashboard of Responsive Theme
This is the only place to get free themes
Or this way
There are many choices of paid themes
CyberChimp
iThemes
And then there is Woo Themes
Here is an example of a WooTheme
Each theme has standard features
And more special features
And each theme has cool bits that make
it the right choice for your job
So, which WooTheme to choose?
Canvas is the answer
Here is what the backend of Canvas
looks like.
More closeups of Dashboard
Examples of sites others have done in
Canvas
Another example
Some sites I have built with Canvas
And another Canvas
And a few more
Here are some examples of what you
can do out of the box.
Business theme page
Other cool things
More short code
More short code
And quotes and icon links
Things that aren’t intuitive, there are
tutorials
And then more in depth
And not just from Woo, but others too
http://www.mayne.net/woothemes-canvas-css-tweaks/
So, because it is so popular lots of
resources.
http://www.pootlepress.co.uk/2013/06/65-tips-tricks-and-css-tweaks-for-woo...
Quick look at the features of the
dashboard
General Layout
Boxed Layout
Full width layout
And a whole bunch more
Woo Plugins
• WooDojo
• WooSlider
• WooSidebars
• WooCommerce
WooDojo
WooDojo
WooSlider
WooSlider
WooSidebars
WooSidebars
WOO COMMERCE
As much as I can think of to tell you about.
And Woo has expanded into ecommerce
Why should you use WooCommerce?
• Very easy to use
• Mostly intuitive
• Free extensions
• Support from WooThemes
• Because...
What does it look like on the front end?
Or like this
Themes that have been built for
WooCommerce
Will canvas work with WooCommerce
• Yes, of course, as long as you have the most recent version of
Canvas.
What does it look like on the back end?
What a product looks like
Corresponding live page
Built in features
How much does it cost?
Where is the expense? Extensions
Beware of third party extensions
Taken off site, and to another form of
support
Payment gateways
What orders look like
Close up order
Are there other ecommerce plugins out
there. Sure there are.
• Shopp
• Cart 66
• WP Commerce
• And the newest one from ith...
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  • This is the typical cost of a WooTheme purchase. Like many of the theme companies out there they have subscritpon as well as just buying the theme outright.
  • Shown here elegant themes and studio press themes
  • This is Responsive. It is the most popular free theme. It has had 718, 285 downloads. There is also a premium version. Responsiveness is very big, right now, and it is important to have a theme like this.
  • Here is what the free version of Responsive looks like.
  • Although it is tempting to google it, always get them through wordpress.org, either the site, or through your back panel If you are going to go after a free theme, get it from wordpress.org. There is malware outthere disguised as free themes.
  • By going through the theme panel, which is also wordpress.org
  • You can go through theme forest, any of the other paid themes that are out there.
  • There are a ton out there, and you can often find out about them, by getting a free theme and upgrading, such as with cyberchip, which has the most downloaded free theme
  • Which is a bit of a toned down version of the backend you get from woothemes. But, we are here to talk about woo themes.
  • Main page. I have tried other themes. I really have, but I always come back to WooThemes.
  • Also for canvas
  • This one is for canvas
  • Woo has over 77 themes currently. They have had as many of 100 or so, but they are always coming out with new ones and retiring old ones. So, how do you decide. Do you build the theme idea first, and look for one to fit what you want? Or do you find something that you can build a site from, that looks like what you have in your mind.
  • … even if you didn’t know the question. But you look at this, and you say, yeah, well, that isn’t very interesting at all. Why would I choose something like that. Canvas is the signature theme of WooThemes, even though it isn't much to look at. There are 76 stylized themes that Woo offers at the moment. Some come and go, but Canvas has been there from the start and is therir most popular theme. You may ask why, since it is nothing to look at. Very bland. A blank canvas.
  • This is the backend of a WooThemes site. There is a lot going on here. We will come back to this.
  • Here is a close up of the styling options
  • Do these all look the same?
  • Another example, from the case studies of Woo
  • This one had to match the main site.
  • This is the layout for the magazine theme
  • Business theme page of Canvas
  • Short codes. No need to buy plugins for buttons,
  • Info boxes, related posts, social button., horitonzal rule
  • This is good, the columns, but they are not as good at responsiveness as they could be.
  • And there is more.
  • The tutorials both from Woo themes, and from others.
  • http://www.mayne.net/woothemes-canvas-css-tweaks/
  • But always check to see when it was written, or you might have problems as when Canvas (http://www.pootlepress.co.uk/2013/06/65-tips-tricks-and-css-tweaks-for-woothemes-canvas/)
  • Styling Layout
  • Woothemes only a few extensions, but they are quite useful. Four of which I have used, the last of which I have not. Sensai
  • Like jetpack, comes with other stuff. WooDojo Tabs, WooDojo Sort Links, Woo Dojo Custom Code, WooDojo Login Branding, WooDojo Social Widgets.
  • This is very useful, although Canvas does come with its own slider, this one is more diverse. This one costs $49 for one license, $79 for five, and $149 for a developer license.
  • How to add slides in wooslider
  • Why not use shopify? Why not use any of the other ecommerce plugins out there.
  • There are lots of other ecommerce out there, but WooCommerce has just done notheng but keep improving, since it was introduced.
  • Short answer, yes. Sometimes, if you aren’t using the latest version of Canvas, you will have glitches.
  • Sales Reports
  • It depends. Do you need extenstions? No, then it is free
  • Each Extenstion can cost from $49 to $200. Makes estimating rather hard, at first.
  • They are not supported directly from WooThemes.
  • Othere gateways are available.
  • Well, except for all the crossed out identifying marks
  • Who knows, perhaps I”ll be singing ithrmees pluging when next I speak. I themes is the people who do backup buddy.
  • Why you should be using WooThemes Canvas, and other thoughts

    1. 1. WooThemes for you A brief overview of WooThemes, Canvas, Woo plugins and WooCommerce (whew!) Presented by Laura Rinaldi Principal Catalyst Creations West
    2. 2. WooThemes are premium themes
    3. 3. What is the difference between a premium themes and a free theme • Support • Features • Upgrades • And of course, one costs money and one does not.
    4. 4. Here is an example of a free theme
    5. 5. Dashboard of Responsive Theme
    6. 6. This is the only place to get free themes
    7. 7. Or this way
    8. 8. There are many choices of paid themes
    9. 9. CyberChimp
    10. 10. iThemes
    11. 11. And then there is Woo Themes
    12. 12. Here is an example of a WooTheme
    13. 13. Each theme has standard features
    14. 14. And more special features
    15. 15. And each theme has cool bits that make it the right choice for your job
    16. 16. So, which WooTheme to choose?
    17. 17. Canvas is the answer
    18. 18. Here is what the backend of Canvas looks like.
    19. 19. More closeups of Dashboard
    20. 20. Examples of sites others have done in Canvas
    21. 21. Another example
    22. 22. Some sites I have built with Canvas
    23. 23. And another Canvas
    24. 24. And a few more
    25. 25. Here are some examples of what you can do out of the box.
    26. 26. Business theme page
    27. 27. Other cool things
    28. 28. More short code
    29. 29. More short code
    30. 30. And quotes and icon links
    31. 31. Things that aren’t intuitive, there are tutorials
    32. 32. And then more in depth
    33. 33. And not just from Woo, but others too http://www.mayne.net/woothemes-canvas-css-tweaks/
    34. 34. So, because it is so popular lots of resources. http://www.pootlepress.co.uk/2013/06/65-tips-tricks-and-css-tweaks-for-woothemes-canvas/
    35. 35. Quick look at the features of the dashboard
    36. 36. General Layout
    37. 37. Boxed Layout
    38. 38. Full width layout
    39. 39. And a whole bunch more
    40. 40. Woo Plugins • WooDojo • WooSlider • WooSidebars • WooCommerce
    41. 41. WooDojo
    42. 42. WooDojo
    43. 43. WooSlider
    44. 44. WooSlider
    45. 45. WooSidebars
    46. 46. WooSidebars
    47. 47. WOO COMMERCE As much as I can think of to tell you about.
    48. 48. And Woo has expanded into ecommerce
    49. 49. Why should you use WooCommerce? • Very easy to use • Mostly intuitive • Free extensions • Support from WooThemes • Because you know you really do need to have an ecommerce site.
    50. 50. What does it look like on the front end?
    51. 51. Or like this
    52. 52. Themes that have been built for WooCommerce
    53. 53. Will canvas work with WooCommerce • Yes, of course, as long as you have the most recent version of Canvas.
    54. 54. What does it look like on the back end?
    55. 55. What a product looks like
    56. 56. Corresponding live page
    57. 57. Built in features
    58. 58. How much does it cost?
    59. 59. Where is the expense? Extensions
    60. 60. Beware of third party extensions
    61. 61. Taken off site, and to another form of support
    62. 62. Payment gateways
    63. 63. What orders look like
    64. 64. Close up order
    65. 65. Are there other ecommerce plugins out there. Sure there are. • Shopp • Cart 66 • WP Commerce • And the newest one from ithemes

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