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The Shopkeeper is a premium eCommerce WordPress template, designed in November 2014 by Get Bowtied, an Envato power elite author. With an active page builder and many shop related features, this theme will introduce you with ease to the e-shops market.

Design

With Shopkeeper you will be able to develop an alluring, responsive, and retina ready website, with a minimalist touch. To see how the theme works, you can import the default demo content available and begin practicing your future online business.

The template provides an auto Theme Updater, which is a helpful tool so that the Shopkeeper template will bring the latest improvements in an instant moment.

To highlight your products it is important to use the right colors and the right typography, so the Shopkeeper authors give you the possibility to choose from Google, Custom & Typekit fonts. Also, you can combine beautiful colors to cover the texts, headings, background and the main website interface.

The template comes packed with three header layouts and icon elements easily to integrate into this section. You can enable a wishlist icon, a shopping cart or a search feature. As for the footer area, there is a single predefined style, with the possibility of choosing to display social icons, links, texts, and a background color.

The documentation comes with a search bar and extras, with plenty of explicit video tutorials, few screenshots, and explanations. In addition to this, you will find useful information regarding how to speed up your website.

The Shopkeeper theme is social networking friendly, as you can apply over 15 different profiles to your website.

The theme is compatible with WPML plugin.

Functionality

The Shopkeeper is a premium WooCommerce product, with inheriting functionality. It works with a Theme Options panel that gathers together settings that relate to styling, typography, header, footer, blog, shop, product page and social media. These options are basic, without any additional settings. One of the most relevant parts of this panel refers to the Shop, where you can enable the Catalog mode, Breadcrumbs, give users the chance to see a quick view of a product, cart buttons, number of goods or choose the sidebar style on-page or off-canvas. Also, your visitors can give ratings on the catalog page.

In the Theme Options panel, you can find a section dedicated to the Product Page. There, it is your choice to enable the Product Gallery zoom, Related products, Sharing options and the Review tab. The template comes with 14 e-commerce specific blocks so that you can sort products in a hierarchical and well-defined way.

The drag and drop Visual Composer plugin powers this theme. The page builder comes with both backend and frontend functionality, and you can customize posts and pages. Also, over 40 builder elements are available to choose from, mostly inherit from WooCommerce, to help you build shopping pages that will impress your visitors.

GENERAL
Item name Shopkeeper
Category WooCommerce
Type Premium
Author Get Bowtied
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 1.6.8
COMPATIBILITY
Content width Full width
Browser compatibility IE8+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge
Woocommerce Yes
Bbpress -
Buddypress -
WPML Yes
FONTS AND TRANSLATION
Integrated translation -
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts Yes
Typekit fonts Yes
RTL support -
PAGE FEATURES
Page templates 75
Widgets 1
Header styles 3
Footer styles 1
Mega menus Yes
Sticky menu Yes
Social networks Yes
Instagram widget -
Portfolio styles 4
Shortcodes -
PRODUCT FEATURES
Catalog Styles 1
Product Page Templates 1
Customer Reviews Yes
Order tracking Yes
Filter products -
Wishlist Yes
Shop Page Layout 1
Product Category Layouts 1
WooCommerce block elements 14
Documentation Yes
Check-out page templates 1
WooCommerce version 2.1+
Premium page builder Visual Composer
OTHER FEATURES
Demos included 1
SEO optimized Yes
Custom Theme Updater Yes
PERFORMANCE
CSS file size 547kb
Overall speed High
USER EXPERIENCE
Total ratings 488
User rating
Learnability Medium
DESIGN
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
PREMIUM PLUGINS
Plugins Visual Composer
VALUE
Price $59
Value for the money Very good

Performance

We have tested the Shopkeeper’s default demo on different page speed tests, and it loads the content with a high page speed.

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Shopkeeper PageSpeed

Downsides

The theme is not compatible with bbPress and BuddyPress, which are a helpful forum and author plugins. Also, it has no support for RTL.

The Shopkeeper has no translation panel built-in.

Shopkeeper
Category: WooCommerce
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Conclusion
The Shopkeeper theme is easy to understand and manage, as the main focus is centered on the shop, products and their design. These products can be organised in nice catalogues and the theme gives you the possibility to beautifully showcase your work. The Shopkeeper premium template keeps things to a minimal design, without too many options and extra features, but more than enough to create a powerful online shop.
Good for
  • Order tracking
  • Auto-theme updater
  • Many predefined page templates
  • Wishlist options
  • Customer reviews
Not so good for
  • No custom payment options
  • Poor on additional features
  • Only one demo provided
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Lisa Jones
Editor-in-chief of WPion. 100% passionate about WordPress, Lisa is part time web developer and part time front-end designer. With a master's degree in computer science, she is specialized in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, MySQL and PHP. Lisa uses her knowledge and experience to offer you a complete analysis of WordPress most popular themes and plugins.

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