Since the relaunch of WooCommerce Multilingual, we get a lot of questions about which themes are compatible with multilingual e-commerce sites. Here is a summary of themes that we recently reviewed and found to be working great with WooCommerce, WPML and WooCommerce Multilingual.
Here is what we look for when we test themes for multilingual compatibility:
- All strings are available for translation
- All translated strings appears on front-end
- Custom post types, custom taxonomies, custom fields and admin texts are translatable
- Special features such as custom widgets, gallery, etc are available for translation
- Links works fine in a second language
Additional functionality for multilingual e-commerce themes:
- The shop strings are available for translation and appears localized in different languages
- Keeps the same language through the checkout process
- The shop links such as ‘products’, ‘cart’, ‘checkout’ and ‘my-account’ switch language correctly
- eCommerce widgets are translatable
Also, if you’re an eCommerce theme author and you want to make it compatible with WPML and with WooCommerce Multilingual plugin, you are welcome to contact us at go global program page. In order to expedite the process we strongly recommend that you test your theme or plugin with our Achieving WPML compatibility for your themes and plugins . It easily tests compatibility with WPML and helps you quickly make your theme Multilingual Ready.
Adding custom functionality to multilingual e-commerce sites
Out of the box, all these themes give you great e-commerce sites. If you are looking for an easy way to customize them and create unique e-commerce sites, we recommend checking out our WooCommerce Views. WooCommerce Views allows to customize product listings and product templates. It lets you display products in unique ways and even build custom functionality such as sliders, parametric searches and side-by-side comparisons. You can do all that, right from within the WordPress admin.
Like these WooCommerce themes, WooCommerce Views costs money, but can save you a lot more by reducing the time needed to build your multilingual e-commerce sites.
Finally, the themes…
Show Off theme by WooThemes
Show Off is a theme with clean lines and an open-spaced design, that can be used to show off any content. Primarily intended as a blogging or business content-focussed theme, Show Off’s customisable homepage can be adjusted to showcase your content in the way you feel best.
For the cause theme by WooThemes
For The Cause is a theme aimed at championing your cause. Featuring a flexible homepage, large image areas and a detailed design, let For The Cause help you to champion your cause and empower you to achieve your goals.
Superstore theme by WooThemes
Superstore is a scalable WooCommerce theme designed to cater for lots of products. With infinite scroll on shop pages site visitors can view your entire shop catalog on one page, or easily drill down to category specific listings.
Sistina theme by Sara
Sistina is a clean and modern Woo Commerce theme, designed with a fresh flat style and with responsive and retina-ready design. The main features of Sistina are: 5 different sliders, header uploaded on each page, 15 custom widgets and 4 portfolio layouts.
Replete theme by Kriesi
Replete is a responsive theme, suited for e-commerce & business websites. Whether you want to sell clothes, electronics, digital items like prints or songs, this theme might just be for you.
Rounder theme by AIT
Rounder theme can be used for any type of website – business, corporate, blog, portfolio, etc. Theme has an adaptive design, easy to use on desktop and mobile phones. It also includes different layouts, custom post types and custom widgets.
Fairytale theme by AIT
Fairytale is focused on business and company presentation. Precise and user friendly admin panel allows you to do customizations without knowing any HTML or CSS. Colors, images, widgets, sliders and portfolios.
Ultimate theme by DesignThemes
Ultimate is a colorful, animated and multi-purpose responsive wordpress theme. You can customize and create pages easily with admin panel. It is easy to install and contains demo content.
MyEmpire theme by DesignThemes
MyEmpire is a multi-purpose WordPress theme. It comes with a good number of really hand theme options so that you can configure your website with minimum effort and time. The options panel is completely unbranded allowing you to easily add your company name to it.
SPA Treats theme by DesignThemes
SPA Theme Designed for spa, salon, health care, medical business, massage center, beauty center. You can customize the look of the site easily via the custom theme options panel.
Lost World theme by DesignThemes
Lost World is a WordPress theme for Travel, Hotel Business and travel blogging, tourism, adventure websites. The theme will be a gifted choice to nature lovers, adventure travelers, travel agents and consultants.
Delicate theme by DesignThemes
Delicate is a clean and flexible a WordPress theme. It can fit for many niches. It includes a good number of theme options so you can change color elements, font, font size, page layout, contact info and SEO settings.
IDStore theme by 8theme
IDStore theme – is a functional template for the sites working on WordPress. You may admire image gallery, blog posts and all the other peculiarities available with WordPress. Unique and up-to-date design of the layout is good for business sites.
PrimaShop theme by PrimaThemes
PirmaShop is a simple theme with modules specially created to present your company, portfolio or shop with great ease. The primary colors used are blue and grey specially chosen because of their visual influence on the user and their contribution to a better browsing and shopping experience.
NewsPlus theme by SaurabhSharma
NewsPlus is an all purpose WordPress theme designed for online magazine, technology blog, news and editorial ventures. The theme is responsive, retina ready and supports proportional layout scaling.
Room 09 theme by Sara
Room 09 is a clean and easy to customize WooCommerce theme. This theme includes a number of features such as wishlist, compare products and the product enquiry form (to use the theme like a catalog, without the cart).
Maya Shop theme by Sara
MayaShop is a fresh WordPress theme that utilises the JigoShop and Woo Commerce plugins to create a versatile shop, with a good number layout options and skins.
Magazon theme by SmoothThemes
Magazon is responsive WordPress News or Magazine theme. It is ready to start working out of the box with a multitude of theme options, smart homepage builder, custom widgets, category styler to help you personalize your environment.