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I've done created a LOT of Wordpress themes and plugins, but I haven't done much with the Wordpress E-Commerce plugin. If someone asked me what theme they should start playing with to learn about themes, I would suggest TwentyTen and TwentyEleven

My questions are

  1. What theme(s) should I use if I want to dive into theming a custom WP E-Commerce site?
  2. What other resources or tricks should I know about that might be really helpful?
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if you are going for a e-commerce website here are some really good themes, plugins, and trickes that you will find really helpfull

Themes

Sommerce Shop: http://themeforest.net/item/sommerce-shop-a-versatile-ecommerce-theme/542001

Demo: http://www.yourinspirationweb.com/tf/?theme=sommerce

wordpress theme


Mojo Theme: http://splashingpixels.com/themes/mojo/

Demo: http://mojo.splashingpixels.com/

wordpress theme


Eggo Theme: http://splashingpixels.com/themes/eggo/

Demo: http://eggo.splashingpixels.com/

wordpress theme


Storefront: Designer http://storefrontthemes.com/themes/designer/

Demo: http://storefrontthemes.com/demo/designer/

wordpress theme


Kelontong: http://portfolio.icreativelabs.com/free-wordpress-e-commerce-theme-kelontong/

Demo: http://tokokoo.com/demo/wpec38/kelontongfree/

wordpress theme


Wootique: http://www.woothemes.com/2011/09/wootique/

Demo: http://demo2.woothemes.com/wootique/

wordpress theme


Inspire WooCommerce: http://www.woothemes.com/2011/10/inspire-commerce/

Demo: http://demo.woothemes.com/inspire-commerce/

wordpress theme


Teez: http://themeforest.net/item/teez-opencart-theme/842161?WT

Demo: http://themes.webiz.mu/opencart/teez/

non wordpress theme


Granule: http://themeforest.net/item/granule-powerful-opencart-theme/866968?WT

Demo: http://goinventive.co.uk/themes/granule/

non wordpress theme


Maya: http://themeforest.net/item/magento-maya-theme/513744

Demo: http://nixdanish.com/magento/maya/

non wordpress theme


T-Shirt: http://themeforest.net/item/tshirt-store-magento-theme/501082

Demo: http://webdziner.im/t-shirt/

non wordpress theme

more themes @

http://themeforest.net/category/ecommerce

and

http://www.woothemes.com/themes/woocommerce-themes/


Plugins

WP e-Commerce Plugin

http://getshopped.org/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-e-commerce/


woocommerce

http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/


jigoshop

http://jigoshop.com

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/jigoshop/

http://demo.jigoshop.com/


Cart66

http://cart66.com/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/cart66-lite/


PHPurchase – WordPress Ecommerce Plugin

http://www.phpurchase.com/wordpress-ecommerce-plugin/


Zingiri Web Shop

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/zingiri-web-shop/


Shopp

https://shopplugin.net/


Ecwid

http://www.ecwid.com/key-features.html


Usability Dynamics

http://usabilitydynamics.com/


Marketpress shopping cart

http://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/marketpress-shopping-cart


WordPress Simple Paypal Shopping Cart

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-simple-paypal-shopping-cart/


eShop

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/eshop/


wpStoreCart

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpstorecart/screenshots/


shopify (non wordpress but integrable)

http://www.shopify.com/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/shopify/


magento(non wordpress but integrable)

http://www.magentocommerce.com/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/magento/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/magento-wordpress-integration/


oscommerce(non wordpress but integrable)

http://www.oscommerce.com/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/oscommerce/

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-online-store/

Trickes

You can interagate many other commerce system in to your wordpress like FoxyCart in smiler way as Chris Coyier from from css-tricks tough here

http://css-tricks.com/video-screencasts/45-using-foxycart-for-ecommerce/

Another ttrick

http://www.wordpress-ecommerce.com/wordpress-shop-using-nextgen-gallery-and-wp-shopping-cart-7

Another trick

http://www.wordpress-ecommerce.com/how-to-turn-your-wordpress-site-into-a-digital-photo-store-and-sell-photos-securely-654

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jigoshop.com is also a good one I think. –  Sisir Dec 8 '11 at 12:01
    
@sisir oh yes it also a really good i am including it in to my list if you don't mind –  phantom.omaga Dec 8 '11 at 12:28
    
no problem mate! :) –  Sisir Dec 8 '11 at 21:59
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Just reread your question before posting the following, so my answer's kinda not what you're asking but I would say if you're just starting with WordPress ecommerce, save yourself some wp-ecommerce headache and check out jigoshop.

I've worked with Jigoshop, Marketpress & WP Ecommerce and would say Jigoshop is by far the best of the three. The Jigoshop plugin is built to work with twentyten/twentyeleven so you could stick with either of those as a base / parent theme. They also have their own premium themes which, while reasonably expensive for themes are probably a good place to start to see how they've coded them.

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Great! I've given you an upvote. I am looking for advice here if so if someone recommends Jigoshop that's fine. I'd like to see what all people come back with and I plan to upvote anything helpful and award the bounty to the most helpful (and/or comprehensive post). Thanks again. –  cwd Dec 7 '11 at 4:53
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Of course it is worth looking at Jigoshop themes. Next there are WooCommerce themes based on WooCommerce plugin which is quiet derived from Jigoshop plugin (I would give a try to Sommerce Shop theme too).

All in all my favorite plugin is still WP e-Commerce plugin and its system of templates. I used one great theme with lot of functionality based on this plugin not long time ago - WP FlexiShop. You can also see some magic in eStore theme from ElegantThemes. Additionally very good looking theme Balita is offered for free. (there is lot of else like Mazine Wordpress Theme)

New rising star on the field of WP commerce solutions is Cart66 (also offered in lite free version) and its themes. From my point of view this plugin has its ups and you should have a look at it as well.

Something else Viroshop...

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+1. Thank you for a well written and comprehensive response. I'll be upvoting everyone with a useful post. –  cwd Dec 7 '11 at 17:49
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Ive used Thematic with wp e-commerce, it integrated pretty well overall with WP e-commerce, in fact i think at some level both developers work together.

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maybe you can use tokokoo.com, my former employee. This company have legion of coder who expert on wp-eCommerce plugin.

on Or you can use theme from colorlabsprojects.com, they don't have many of eCommerce theme. But i think their design is quite exceptional.

Fyi, it's not a promotion. I dont work on both of company

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I would recommend the woo themes E-Commerce theme framework. Woo Themes framework is fine coded and it is user friendly optimized. Majorly they have premium themes but they also have some free E-Commerce theme. Woo would be an all in one package.

http://www.woothemes.com/themes/woocommerce-themes/

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