Boutique by ElegantThemes will transform your website into an online Point of Sale that lets you customize item displays and price tags with the click of a mouse. Feature special merchandise with the Homepage slider and give potential customers the ability to interact via the theme’s built-in Ratings system.
Install Boutique On Your Website
Before you can begin to use the Boutique theme on your website, you will need to download it from Elegant Themes. Do so by going to the members page and clicking the corresponding “Download” link. A popup window will appear asking if you want access to the Theme Package or PSD Files. Go ahead and click “Theme Package” and assign a convenient location to save your .zip folder for future access. I personally have a desktop folder (categorized by brand names) that holds all downloaded themes and plugins.
Upon downloading the Boutique Theme Package, you will need to install it. Go to the WordPress Admin menu of your site (Dashboard) and choose Appearance > Themes from the menu. Click on the “Install Themes” tab at the top of the new window that comes up and then hit “Upload” to bring up a separate box. Place your Boutique .zip file in that box then click “Install Now” and your theme will begin the unpacking process.
Once that is done simply hit the “Activate” button below and your new theme is ready. Visit the Boutique ePanel by clicking on Appearance > Boutique Theme Options. Here you will be able to customize the General Settings, Navigation, Layout Settings, SEO, Integration, Colorization and Ad Management.
Boutique Content Slider and Ratings System
Once Boutique is up and running on your website, you will immediately notice that its purpose it to give consumers a very brief rundown of listed items with the ability to “rate” each product. The Homepage content slider can be programmed to display as many “featured” deals as you need, and the animation speed can be set from instantaneous to over 1 minute per frame.
When the potential customer clicks on the selected graphic, he/she will be taken to a “further description” page with a very large “Add To Cart” button below. Boutique comes with a considerable amount of eCommerce integration capability, meaning this theme will work with most plugins for a seamless backend and frontend experience.
Content Box And Social Media Shortcodes
All Elegant Themes premium products are packed with convenient shortcodes to make the process of designing posts and pages a cinch. Content Boxes can be set anywhere on your website to prompt consumers to take specific actions or guide them to another link.
You can also place social media links on your items, reviews or blog area with the click of the mouse thanks to the one-click shortcode options that are listed near the top of each post and page via the WordPress Edit area. Now more than ever it is important to virtually “spread the word” so having these buttons strategically inserted on your website could make a world of difference in overall traffic and sales.
Unlimited Colors And Dozens Of Fonts
The Boutique theme comes with unlimited color schemes and dozens of fonts, ensuring the website designer is able to get the most out of the online store’s content regardless of whether you are selling apparel, books, food, or services.
Thanks to the shopping cart and checkout features, those visiting your Boutique-themed website will have plenty of opportunity to place orders while rating merchandise as they go (which also provides a general idea on which products are the most popular). Download the Boutique theme if you’re looking to streamline your online store and take advantage of this product’s eCommerce integration.