14 September 2011
Elegant Themes
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Boutique WordPress Theme

Interested in starting your own online fashion store and have aspirations to make your boutique blogshop the next eBay? Or maybe you have just the range of products that you think would have a mass market audience yet are lacking the right medium to showcase it? You probably realize that a certain amount of investment is unavoidable initially. Nevertheless, even if your tendency is to maintain an online presence instead of a brick-and-mortar storefront; thus saving substantially on overhead costs, the absence of a good shopping cart software would certainly hamper your ambitions of making it big. What ElegantThemes does, is to ensure that you do not need to break the bank just to kick start the business.

Boutique WordPress theme

With just a nominal one-time fee of $69, you gain access to the large and growing collection of themes available at ElegantThemes. They currently have 87 themes and is growing steadily each month. Of course, the theme that is going to be reviewed today is also part of the aforementioned collection. The nature of the theme is actually quite self-explanatory from its name. If you Google the word boutique (yeah, I did), the first entry is one from Wikipedia stating that “a boutique is a small shopping outlet, especially one that specializes in elite and fashionable items such as clothing and jewellery“. With this commercial orientated theme from ElegantThemes, that may soon be a description of your business.

Boutique WordPress Theme Preview and Demo.

Boutique WordPress Theme

Specifically designed to work in tandem with some of the most popular E-Commerce plugins, the Boutique theme is a natural choice for would be blogshop owners. Because of its versatility and all round usability, Boutique is designed to be used by all kinds of users. Whether you are a college kid sporting the newest Macbook from Apple or a senior making do with an old PC (unlikely, I know), Boutique would do just fine.

Fashion WordPress theme

Theme Features at a Glance

Every conceivable feature that your online boutique business needs has been incorporated into this theme. Some of the features that I like are;

  • A full list of color schemes to choose from

    Boutique theme gives us the freedom to tweak with the background and font colors, along with a wide range of background textures to mix-and-match with. This ensures endless possibilities for the color choices for our website and blog. It will be a great idea to change a different color to inject a fresh look into our online boutique from time to time!

  • Tons of fonts to use

    Boutique theme comes integrated with numerous font options to suit our website. We are also given a more creative license than before with the freedom to adjust the header and body text independently.

  • Optional blog style structure

    Despite being intended to be a CMS with a page-based structure during its conception, the versatility of the theme means that it can also be run just like a normal blog page.

  • Automated thumbnail generation

    The theme comes with automatic thumbnail resizing and generation features. We do not need to manually resize and crop thumbnail images since the theme will do that automatically.

  • Advertising Management

    The theme supports a few banner advertising options, which includes 125×125 and 468×60 banner ads. These ads can be placed on your post and pages easily. Advertisements handling is done from within the WordPress dashboard.

  • ePanel theme options

    I love ElegantThemes so much because of a few reasons and one of them has to be due to ePanel. This is an advanced options panel included with all of their themes which allows us to have total control over the different settings of the theme on our website. We can make unlimited changes and improvements to our website, all through the ease of this panel. User friend and efficient!

  • Shortcodes collection

    The design and organization of posts can now be simplified and handled with relative ease.

  • Page templates

    With the inclusion of pre-designed layouts, you can now manage your website’s content much more easily. Different templates can be applied to individual pages; changing the way it looks and functions to create attractive and vibrant forms of content.

  • Complete localization

    Worries about viewing this theme in another language are now a thing of the past. Through the theme’s MO and PO files, designs can be swiftly translated without having to hunt through the theme’s PHP files to change individual words.

  • Support and updates

    We do not need to worry about the themes’ compatibility with the latest versions of WordPress, because ElegantThemes updates their themes frequently. Sometimes they just update the design and on certain times they will update the coding in order to stay compatible with the new features introduced in newer WordPress versions. I also love their support forum as its members are very active and helpful.

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Supported E-commerce Plugins

Boutique theme supports a long list of E-commerce plugins. They include;

  • Wp ecommerce
  • Shopp
  • Eshop
  • Cart66
  • Simple paypal shoppingcart

There are many reasons why Boutique is such a great choice if you are looking to start an online blogshop, especially in the fashion line. The deal-breaker for me personally is the great support offered by ElegantThemes and the long list of themes you get at just $69. This extremely low rate for at least 87 WordPress themes is in stark contrast to the hundreds of dollars you can run up in case you decided to hire your own designers. If that is not a bargain, then nothing is.

Check out ElegantThemes’ Boutique Theme now, trust me, this is one of the best boutique theme!

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2 responses on “Boutique WordPress Theme

  1. Christine wongyy says:

    I am currently running a blogshop on blogger.com selling fashion apparels such as dresses, blouses and skirts. Mostly for women. This WordPress theme looks absolutely stunning and I do hope to be able to use it for my blogger blogshop. I just wonder if I can use it?

    • Alicia says:

      I am sorry, you cannot use this WordPress theme on a blogger.com site. You will need to use this theme on a WordPress powered site.