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29 new Jigoshop themes now added!

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You might be forgiven for thinking it’s a typo, but we really are announcing the release of a massive 29 new themes for Jigoshop today. The themes cover a wide range of online stores, whether you sell fashion, computers, sporting goods, pet accessories or car parts. In addition to 28 themes specifically focused to deliver in a particular eCommerce niche, the flexible FancyTheme from Alex Gurghis is extremely adaptable to many different types of retail, and also includes a useful ‘Under Construction’ layout with a countdown until your store is ready to go live.

Normally we’d showcase each theme with an image and description, but rather than creating the longest blog post in the history of WordPress, we’ll list them so you can take a look at all the themes most suited to your business.

New Jigoshop themes:

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23 new Jigoshop themes

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The range of Jigoshop compatible themes has just doubled with the release of 23 new designs from the authors at Template Tuning. Their products cover a wide range of potential stores and applications, and in addition they can also provide custom tweaks to their designs if required.

The 23 new Jigoshop themes are:

 

Kids Furniture:

Kids Furniture Theme for Jigoshop

 

Infant:

Infant Theme for Jigoshop

 

Shoes Store:

Shoes Store Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

BIKES:

BIKES Theme

 

 

Electronics:

Electronics Theme

 

 

Lingerie Two:

Lingerie Two Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

SafeRacer:

SafeRacer Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

T-shirt:

T-shirt Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Clothes:

Clothes-Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Furniture Brands:

Furniture Brands Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Lingerie:

Lingerie Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Interiox:

Interiox Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Spare Parts:

Spare Parts Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Traveller:

Traveller theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Baby:

Baby Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Spares:

Spares Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Computer Hardware:

Computer Hardware for Jigoshop

 

 

Eyewear:

Eyewear theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Photobank:

Photobank Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Medical:

Medical Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Surfing:

Surfing Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Watches:

Watches Theme for Jigoshop

 

 

Spice Store:

Spice Store Theme for Jigoshop

 

Several more Jigoshop themes have now been released by Template Tuning since we started compiling this post, so we’ll be adding those new additions to the site shortly!

 

 

10 new themes and extensions for Jigoshop eCommerce

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More themes and extensions are being released for Jigoshop than ever before, meaning we’ve got 10 new themes and extensions to help you get the best from your online eCommerce shop by reaching more customers and making more sales. Four new themes are now available to let you really target buyers with the right design no matter how specific your niche might be.

At the same time, we’ve got two new payment gateways to let you use Fat Zebra and PayTrace online payment processing. Bring and New Zealand Post shipping calculators are now available for accurate postage costs, the free ClickDesk extension adds live customer service and support, and you can promote your sales better than ever before with Sales Flash Options. And we’ve also updated our existing Product Add-Ons extension to include Image Uploads.

Four new themes: Magdalena, Le Breindel, Beverly and Child Care

The team at BluChic specialise in WordPress themes with a feminine touch, and three of their chic and stylish themes are now Jigoshop compatible, to add to the existing Sally theme already available.

Beverly is a minimalist theme suitable for fashion and beauty products, Le Breindel is aimed at wedding services and Magdalena is a great way to show off food such as selling cupcakes or for a bakery.

Meanwhile DTBaker also continue to produce great themes for specific niches with the Jigoshop compatible Child Care to sell anything from day care for children to arts and craft products.

The Beverly theme for Jigoshop

The Le Briendel theme for Jigoshop

The Magdalena theme for Jigoshop

The Child Care theme for Jigoshop

New Payment Gateways:

Fat Zebra has an unusual name for an online payments processor, but the Australian-based service offers some interesting payment and service options, and integration is now quick and easy with the Fat Zebra Payments Gateway. Meanwhile PayTrace has been around for almost 10 years and has a wide range of products available – and you can tie into that quickly and easily with the PayTrace Payment Gateway.

Fat Zebra Payment Gateway

Paytrace Payment Gateway

New Shipping Options:

Make sure your postal costs are accurate with automated shipping costs for the Nordic-based Bring which reaches over 4.5 million households in Norway and Sweden, and deliver to 193 countries around the world with the Bring Shipping Method. Or utilise New Zealand Post postal rates with a national mail service which has been around for over 150 years with New Zealand Post Shipping.

Bring Shipping Method

New Zealand Post Shipping

 

Improve Sales and Support:

Not only can you highlight sale items far more effectively with the Sale Flash Options extension to show catch the eye of your customers with percentage and financial savings, but you can also match the services of the big names in eCommerce with the free ClickDesk extension to provide live chat and sales support through your site.

ClickDesk

Sale Flash Options

More paid and free plugins, and two themes

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We’re back on our usual schedule of releases following the break last week to celebrate our 1st Anniversary with our biggest ever sale. Despite the celebrations, we’ve got three new plugins to share, including two more payment gateways and a really handy free statistics plugin to help you keep track of how your business is performing.

And you have even more options for themes with two great new designs now available, bringing up the Jigoshop theme options to 25 different products to cover most eventualities.

 

CardSave Payment Gateway:

Cardsave Payment Gateway

Payment gateway extension to incorporate CardSave, which was formed by a retailer back in 1995 when he grouped with other small businesses to provide more competitive payment services. It has since grown to over 45,000 members and has itself become a member of the WordPay Group, which is the UK’s largest card processor by transaction volume. As small business card payment specialists with 24/7 UK-based support, it’s now simple to integrate with Jigoshop.

The plugin will redirect your customers to a secure CardSave hosted page which takes care of card details and payments, before sending them back to a thank you page on your site. It supports major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.

 

ePay.bg Bulgarian payment gateway:

ePay Bulgarian Payment Gateway

Integrate a leading Bulgarian online payment system which allows payments with an ePay.bg account, credit cards including Visa and Master Card, and Borica payment cards. Borica cards are licensed by the Bulgarian National Bank, and in addition to being part of the national payment system, is also connected to the MasterCard, Visa International and American Express networks.

This plugin will allow you to integrate your store with the ePay.bg payment system which will send your customers to their secure servers to handle payment details before being redirected back to your store via a Thank You/Receipt page.

 

Jigoshop Statistics:

It’s really important that you can keep track of how your business and sales are performing, so the free Jigoshop Statistics plugin helps by allowing you to easily check:

  • Lifetime sales
  • Sales this month
  • Average order value
  • Total number of sales
  • Bestsellers

That data can be compiled from other places, such as Google Analytics, but if you don’t fancy setting up tracking codes and conversion funnels, this gives you a quick and easy solution. Developer James Kemp doesn’t ‘just’ do plugins – he is also responsible for two sites features in our Jigoshop Showcase, Antique Clothing and Victym, so has had some good experience of working with customer-facing clients.

 

Zeux theme:

Alex Gurghis continues to produce great looking themes, following up Prometheus and Aventador with the great Zeux theme, even if we need to check the correct pronunciation with him. It’s a responsive theme, so works on mobiles, tablets and computers as default, but you can customise the look and feel with 14 custom template pages, 7 different colours, 11 custom background patterns and a filterable portfolio option to display quotes, images or links.

There’s a long list of included features; Twitter integration, a contact form, FlexiSliver, Quovolver quote rotator, 50+ shortcodes, and it’s also ready for a bbPress Forum to be included. Well worth checking out!

 

Earth Nature theme:

Although the Earth Nature theme has been around for a while, it has recently been updated to support Jigoshop, so is worth mentioning. The theme comes from dtbaker, which is actually an experienced design and coding duo who have worked together since 2005, and we already list their previous Jigoshop compatible themes including Travel Island, Mommy Blogger, and Sport Grunge.

Earth Nature features six colour options, a top horizontal menu, large photo for a slide show and category submenus, with integration for the likes of Google Maps and to show Twitter messages in the sidebar. You also get an AJAX contact form, and the WordPress admin has been customised to allow you to set most options and settings quickly and easily.

4 new plugins and 1 new theme for Jigoshop

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We’ve got four new extensions plus a great new theme this week, and a couple of the additions really stand out in terms of Jigoshop functionality. You can now utilise a Search Engine Optimisation plugin designed specifically for Jigoshop and making use of the suggestions and specific requirements for a WordPress eCommerce store, and at the same time, automate professional invoices and packing slips quickly and easily.

Plus if you’ve ever thought about running a hotel, holiday home, or destination-based business, then we’ve got a new theme for you with Travel Island designed specifically for those industries.

 

SEO Deluxe for Jigoshop:

SEO Deluxe

Search Engine Optimisation is a massively important source of traffic to retailers, and even with the rise of social networks, it’s still used heavily for researching and buying products and services. So it’s important to make sure your site is well-optimised and the new SEO Deluxe extension makes it a lot easier for you. Unlike other solutions it’s been specifically designed for Jigoshop, so it has a couple of features which the others don’t.

Adding SEO Deluxe gives you an included layered navigation widget, and much more control over URL structures, Category and Product meta data, and whether you want search engines to ignore specific areas and pages. If you want to save time, you can create templates at a Category level, or dive into each individual product to ensure every part of your site is as optimised for search as possible.

 

PDF Invoices and Packing Slips:

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Increase your repeat customers by impressing them with professional packing slips and invoices, and make your shipping process more efficient with the PDF Invoices and Pack Slips extension for Jigoshop.

The extension lets you quickly and easily print a single invoice or packing slip, or bulk printing for any order status, with options to set page layout, paper size, return information and all your company details (logo, name, address and email address). It can also be localized if you create a translation and use the following text domain: sod_jigoshop_pdf_settings. Check out the PDF Invoices and Packing Slips extension now to add some flair to your packing.

 

Checkout Fields Manager:

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Customise your Jigoshop checkout to include custom fields with a range of input options. You will be able to add, enable and disable, re-order and re-size custom fields. And for each field you can add check boxes, text, text area and date picker fields to make sure the information you get is exactly what you want and need. Check out the new Checkout Field Manager for yourself.

 

Offline Credit Card Processing:

You can now process credit cards offline with a new extension from VisserLabs which splits customer credit card details into two parts, with one section emailed to the store owner and one part stored in the database. Please note there are security and legal implications to doing this, which are explained in more detail on the Offline Credit Card Processing Extension page.

 

Travel Island theme for hotels and holidays:

The Travel Island theme is ideal if you’re looking to sell holiday accommodation or services, whether it’s for hotel rooms, renting a house, or taking people out for watersports or day trips. It comes from dtbaker, who also created the Sport Grunge and Mommy Blog themes.

Features of the theme include a responsive design so your site displays correctly on PC, tablet, or mobile phone. And you get a good level of flexibility with an easy-to-use Sidebar and Widget manager which allows you to set your sidebar to display on the left, right, or remain hidden – that control can be applied to individual pages to tailor your site to you demands.

More customisation comes with an image slider, Google Font Selector, a custom photo gallery and importantly a Google Map shortcode is available to let you insert maps quickly and easily into any page to really help people find your business. Find out more about the Travel Island theme for Jigoshop.