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XStore Theme

XStore is a premium eCommerce theme, developed in June 2016 by Eight Theme, an Envato power elite author. Fully packed with WooCommerce elements and custom features, this template gives you the opportunity to create and style beautiful online shops.

Design

XStore is a creative and versatile theme, developed with a minimalist and elegant look. Based on the WooCommerce plugin, XStore brings various layouts with elements designed to create a memorable experience for your visitors. Wide, boxed, framed or bordered layout? Which one do you like more? XStore comes with all these options to style your website globally.

With XStore you don’t have to build everything from scratch. There are thirteen demos with a varied selection of subjects that can be easily imported and customized. You just need to load the dummy content (Default template), then opt for a Wedding, Bicycle, Furniture, Cosmetics, Engineer, Glasses or any other demo. If you don’t want to import a whole demo, you can choose to use a predefined ‘Homepage,’ or ‘Coming Soon’ and ‘About’ pages. These pages also come with a multitude of options.

The above the fold is always important! The XStore theme gives you the possibility to style the website’s menu using a general structure, then customize the mega menus to display ‘multi-column layout with images,’ and deliver a great visual and navigational experience to your visitors.

XStore allows you to customize your website using one of the seven headers & four different footer styles. While the header can be sticky or fixed, with or without top bar and background, for the footer you can acquire a light or dark text color scheme, and upload a background image with additional adjustments. Hover and parallax effects along with the multitude of styles & layouts will make your website look outstanding.

A successful eCommerce website must be built with creativity and innovation. With XStore you can showcase your product pages using the theme’s custom designs and features. The theme provides great visual tools and allows you to modify everything on the item’s description section.

You can style the single product page with one of seven different layouts and decide the sidebar position. Also, you can add a slider for image thumbnails and the item’s navigation.

The way your visitors will visualize your products is the key to both success or failure. The Eight Theme developers propose to display your items using a grid or a list to touch the maximum exposure and catch your visitor’s attention. Quick product views, promo popups, cart widget and many related icons are also custom tools which you can implement to ensure your website’s success.

The theme’s author gives a great importance to the Portfolio and Blog section. For example, users can style a blog using different layouts and select portfolio styles.

Mobile users will be happy to know that XStore has an Infinite Loading option. Also, the Eight Theme author adapted the eCommerce template to fit with the modern tech requirements and made it responsive and retina ready.

Functionality

If you are an eCommerce developer, you will enjoy this theme as it offers a lot of flexibility and many customization options. You can find them in a hierarchical organization in the Theme Options panel, based on the Redux Framework plugin.

XStore comes bundled with the premium drag and drop page builder Visual Composer plugin, with backend and frontend functionality. Posts can be created using the ‘8Theme Layout’ options and the custom shortcode system. The theme’s author developed a custom plugin, XStore Core, which is required and brings more functionality with sections dedicated to ‘Portfolio,’ ‘Testimonials,’ or ‘Static Blocks.’

On the sidebar, you can choose to add custom widgets like Brands list, QR code, Products and nine more.

The Revolution Slider plugin is also included, and it helps you create beautiful sliders and portfolios on your website. Other plugins like the GMaps for Visual Composer, Contact Form7, CMB2 or the MailChimp come with the theme’s package.

GENERAL
Item name XStore
Category WooCommerce
Type Premium
Author 8theme
Envato elite author Yes
Tested version 2.0.
COMPATIBILITY
Content width 1170 px
Browser compatibility IE8+ / Chrome / FF / Opera / Safari / Edge
WooCommerce Yes
bbPress Yes
BuddyPress Yes
WPML Yes
FONTS AND TRANSLATION
Integrated translation -
Google fonts Yes
Custom fonts -
Typekit fonts -
RTL support Yes
PAGE FEATURES
Page templates 9
Widgets 13
Header styles 7
Footer styles 4
Mega menus Yes
Sticky menu Yes
Social networks Yes
Instagram widget Yes
Portfolio styles 2
Shortcodes -
PRODUCT FEATURES
Product Page Templates 7
Customer Reviews -
Order tracking -
Filter products Yes
Wishlist Yes
Shop Page Layout 1
Product Category Layouts 5
WooCommerce block elements 4
Documentation Yes
Check-out page templates 1
WooCommerce version 2.4+
Premium page builder Visual Composer
OTHER FEATURES
Demos included 13
SEO optimized Yes
Custom Theme Updater -
PERFORMANCE
CSS file size 491 kb
Overall speed Medium
USER EXPERIENCE
Total ratings 170
User rating
Learnability Medium
DESIGN
Responsive design Yes
Retina ready Yes
PREMIUM PLUGINS
Plugins Visual Composer, Slider Revolution
VALUE
Price $59
Value for the money Very good

Performance

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

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XStore PageSpeed

Downsides

The theme’s documentation would be more helpful with a search tool and extra video tutorials.

XStore is compatible with language plugins like WPML, Loco or Poedit, but it doesn’t come with a custom translation panel.

There are no custom or Typekit fonts available with the XStore theme.

XStore Theme Review
Category: WooCommerce
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Conclusion
The Eight Theme author described XStore as an ‘ecommerce made simple’ with a fine design. This template brings beautiful layouts & styles to help you build your desired webshop. If you want to transform your personal blog into an online store, you can start with an e-Shop theme like XStore. The custom product tools and the demos diversity make XStore a versatile template designed to deliver a great user experience.
Good for
  • Minimal and flexible design
  • Powered by Visual Composer page builder with frontend and backend functionality
  • Custom built-in product tools
  • Child theme included in theme package
  • Compatible with WPML
  • RTL support
Not so good for
  • No Custom & Typekit fonts available to use
  • No integrated translation panel
  • No custom theme updater
Overall score:
78%
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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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