Firstly check the zip file itself – unzip it on your local machine and see if the theme is a separate zip file inside – now you can upload it via the ‘upload theme’ bit in the back end of the site.
If your host has restrictions on the max filesize you can upload then you have to use FTP.
If you are uploading a theme file via ftp, unless you are planning on using cpanel file manager or similar to uncompress the file once it’s on the server, you’re best to extract the theme file from it’s archive first and upload the theme folder server instead.
We’ve used Opencart for a couple of projects since and the current versions are a vast improvement on the 1.4 versions of a couple of years ago. If your client wants any, even vaguely, different functionality, the odds are that you will be paying out for extensions.
Having said that, we tried Woocommerce recently and ended up spending over £300 on commercial plugins and a further £1500 on custom development.
So it seems whichever cart you go with, there will be X amount of functionality out the box and everything else costs money. There doesn’t seem to be a ‘Wordpress mentality’ where most of the the extra functionality you need is available for free in the plugin repository.
Still haven’t tried Magento – it seems a lot more fully specced out the box but we jsut don’t have the time to get to grips with learning curve for building or customising the software.
Haven’t been to petticoat lane for a long time. I used to stop off at an all night bakery near Brick Lane for an early morning bagel, when I used to rehearse with a band in the Elephant & Castle and had to travel back across London to Essex… back home. Great days
Sweet jebus, the bagels. Love them. That’s the thing with me and Brick lane – too much good food. I always leave with salt beef stains on my shirt and whole pieces of nigri sushi stuck between my teeth.
Spent yesterday walking around brick lane and petticoat lane markets in london. Ate far too much street food, bought way too many prints I don’t need and had a good laugh at all the hipsters.
Fair enough, there must be a fair few buyers who don’t understand the theme or don’t read the documentation properly and rate a theme one star. It’s pretty disgusting reading this thread though and listening to established and non-established authors referring to buyers as noobs and morons.
Yes, there should be a way of buyers having to qualify a low review and a way of authors appealing an unjustified review but don’t assume that all your themes automatically qualify for 4 or 5 stars across the board.
While there are some great themes here, there are also many atrocious themes that have somehow got through the review process and are fully deserving of a 3* or less review.
I’ve got the greatest of respect for any author selling on here as the value for money for buyers is undeniable but have a bit of respect back for the people who are spending money on your themes, too.
99% of the themes here will handle that with ease.
Just get the simplest, well reviewed theme you can find that has a slider then:
Switch out the background Add a div in header.php, pop in the image and set it to float in the top right above the slider
Tada – there’s your theme.
The rest of it is just 4×2 column pages with a form in the right column – just use wp contact form or gravity forms.
This shouldn’t take any designer more than a day or two at the most to knock up.
I wish you all the best with the business and don’t want to be the one pissing on your cornflakes at a late stage in the project but that front page looks really cluttered and lacking any kind of visual focus at all. The eye’s pulled in 10 different directions trying to figure out what is important, relevant content and what’s not.
I’d de-clutter, make the titles a lot clearer, give the page elements some room to breath and not try and put every function of the site on the home page just because you can.
That tab’s an ideal place to write ‘MAKE SURE YOU UNZIP THE FILE FIRST’