ok so I’ve been hired to build a photography / jewelery / music showcase site and have the items for sale.
It seems like the only creative theme out there with integrated e-commerce functions is flashlight : http://themeforest.net/item/flashlight-fullscreen-background-portfolio-theme/616050
Of course there are decent e-commerce sites like propulsion http://themeforest.net/item/propulsion-responsive-business-ecommerce/1126092?WT.ac=search_item&WT.seg_1=search_item&WT.z_author=Kriesi
out there but i want to get a bit more funky with the site.
There are tons of creative / showcase sites out there – but i guess what my questions is, the about two themes aleady have woocommerce support intergrated…can i purchance ANY theme and have decent luck intergrating a free ecommerce plugin that’s out there? there are a few..
or will it look crappy or not even work at all? if im looking to sell do i really need to purchace a theme that already has some level of ecommerce intergration from the get go?
The good news is that almost every theme will work fine with an ecommerce plugin.
The bad news is that there is a pretty good chance that it will look very crappy.
When I built Flashlight I didnt think about adding woocommerce to the theme, that happend in an update and it took me 2 days to visually integrate it into the the theme. And I am not talking about CSS only changes here, quite a few php modifications to the plugin output were necessary as well. And it was “only” 2 days because I built 2 different woocommerce themes before, so I knew very well how the plugin works
If you want to add ecommerce functionallity to a theme that was not built with the intention of adding a commerce plugin from the start, be prepared to get your hands dirty