Astra Theme and its WooCommerce Features
Today I am going to introduce you to a great WordPress theme that is highly customizable and perfect for WooCommerce based eCommerce store. If you are thinking to start your eCommerce store with WooCommerce plugin, then it will be a great fit for you.
The theme I am talking about is the Astra theme, a suitable theme for any WooCommerce store. Here in this article, I am going to list some of the important features of this theme which will show you why this theme is worth using for a WooCommerce store.
Astra theme is currently used by 700,000+ websites and has over 3,300+ five-star ratings on WordPress.org repository. It can be integrated nicely with the WooCommerce plugin.
All the available WooCommerce elements will automatically adapt to all of your Astra powered sites and take the colors, fonts out of the box from the theme customizer settings. With that way, you can have your shop up and running immediately with minimum setup.
So let’s check out the features of this theme without wasting any more time…
Faster speed with great performance
The page loading time of any eCommerce store is an important factor for the buyers. Studies say that most of the buyers from an eCommerce store will leave the site if the page takes more than 3 seconds to load. For this reason, it is crucial to use a theme that loads at a faster speed to engage and keep the buyers on your online store for a longer time.
The Astra theme is written with optimized code to ensure that your WooCommerce site will load in blazing fast speed to improve the eCommerce experience.
Most WordPress users are eager to check out the available customization options in the options panel of the theme. This is because WordPress users want to customize the design, color, layout and various other things to give looks and feel to the site that is suitable for them.
The Astra theme has come with various customization options that will help you to customize the theme as per your requirement without writing a single line of code.
The free version of this theme comes with the option to choose the number of columns to list products, the width of content and archive page, number of products per page and so on. Also, you can enable or disable the sidebar on WooCommerce pages, add to cart option on the header menu with this theme.
You will get a dedicated WooCommerce option for the layout just like you can see in the image below:
The Astra Pro theme has some of the great extended features. It comes with some powerful customization options that will give you full control to design your WooCommerce store. You can show the products with categories that will help users to find the perfect product.
Using the Astra pro, you can make grid and list view style to display products, quick view of product option, style sale bubble, Two-step checkout process with coupon field and distraction-free checkout option, customization of styling for checkout page, offcanvas sidebar, etc.
The screenshot below is showing the customization option provided by Astra Pro for the WooCommerce checkout page.
The theme will allow controlling sidebar independently on WooCommerce pages like Shop, Cart, and Checkout.
For further control on Single Products, they are providing its own sidebar setting so you can have a totally different sidebar that completely comes with the theme.
In Astra Pro, you can also customize the design of the individual product page. You can style product image gallery, breadcrumbs, related and up-sell products, the styling of add to cart, product navigation.
Today, internet users are not limited only to computers. Users access to the internet with mobile and tablets too. Even buyers order and purchase from their mobile devices. So it is important that your site will be responsive and load perfectly on mobile and tablet devices also.
The Astra theme already come with options for mobile, tablet and desktop to improve buyer experience.
Free starter templates
The Starter Templates plugin can work with the Astra theme to save your valuable time and efforts that are required to build a beautifully designed WooCommerce store from scratch. It already has ready to use designed template of site and pages.
You can check out some of the attractive ready to use website demos listed here. You can choose the one that you want and it will create the complete site or you can also choose particular pages instead of choosing the whole site.
In this way, you can choose the ready to use sites with minimum efforts.
The WooCommerce module is a premium feature available with Astra Pro Addon plugin of the Astra Pro theme. Well, you need the Astra theme with the Astra Pro Addon to use it on your store.
The WooCommerce Pro Addon will give you a powerful tool with exclusive styling options to give style to your store with minutes effortlessly.
SEO or Search Engines Optimization is a strategy to rank your website on search engines like Google, Bing etc. Though SEO plugins like Yoast SEO can improve the SEO of your WooCommerce store, still an SEO friendly theme can take it to the next level.
SEO is very important for any kind of website and also for any eCommerce store. Astra is a fully SEO friendly theme that comes with Schema markup features to help search engines better understand what your website is about to display more relevant results to the users.
You can use Breadcrumbs and other features that will improve the health of the SEO of your store.
There is a number of knowledge-based articles available to give in-depth information related to the theme as well as video tutorials. Also, you will get 24/7 email support and can reach out to the Facebook group of 10000+ active members that can help you with this theme.
So I have listed some of the features of the Astra theme for your WooCommerce store. If you are interested to get this theme for your store, then you can visit the Astra WooCommerce page.