If you are looking to themes for ecommerce features, you might be looking in the wrong place. Unless you have hundreds of products, most of the work you do for your online business is going to be marketing related. You will be writing blog posts, SEO optimization, and making sure your site is running as fast as possible. With that in mind, the marketing features of your theme are probably more important than the ecommerce features. In fact, sometimes ecommerce theme features can get in the way.
Using an ecommerce plugin that bring the features you need to sell your products will do two important things:
- Keep your WordPress site fast and light weight
- Keep your ecommerce features portable across multiple themes
Let’s take a look at why a minimal ecommerce theme may be the best choice and how to find one.
New Feature: Archive Products
If you decide to stop selling something and don’t want to have that product cluttering up your list of products, now you can archive that product. This will move the product form your list of products that you are actively selling and put it on the “Archived Products” screen in you Cart66 Dashboard. While archived products are no longer listed among your active products, you still have access to all the orders for that product and all the revenue history remains as well. Archiving products lets you keep things nice and tidy when you are managing the products you are selling.
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Syncing content between two WordPress sites
Maybe you have a staging site and a live site and you need to sync content between them. There are already plugins like WP DB Migrate Pro, but that is a little more technical and maybe you don’t need to sync the entire database. Perhaps you just want to sync a couple posts. Checkout this new plugin and see how easy it can be to keep things in sync.
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