I have a question that I haven’t been able to find a great answer to. Hoping you guys can help me out.

I am in the process of rebuilding our company website. I have a WP theme picked out that I really love (Create from ThemeTrust). I want to use that as the theme for our entire site, except the ecommerce pages. I am hoping to use Shopify as our ecommerce platform, with a Shopify theme. Create already has a Woocommerce theme built in, but I’d like to use Shopify because of their retail POS and mobile sales capabilities.

So my question is, can I use one theme (Create) as the base for most of the site, then use a Shopify theme for the ecommerce section of the site? My goal is to not have to use a subdomain for the site…ie (shop.domain.com). I’d like to keep it all together, (domain.com/shop).

Any information/advice on this would be much appreciated!

  • you Shopify theme is a theme for your wordpress or it is another website? Aug 12, 2016 at 17:19

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When building a page, WordPress looks in the option table in the database which theme to use. This read action can be intercepted, as you can see from the fact that you can live preview themes (more extensively with a plugin).

So, if you want to build something like this yourself, you would have to dive into the matter. It's a bit too much to detail that out here. Or you could use a plugin like Multiple Themes.


You have 2 choices:

  1. (best choice) Using a wordpress in is own folder:

    1. Move you "Wordpress" to a subfolder. (you can use this tutorial)
    2. Install your Shopify into his own directory too.
    3. See result :

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    By using this method, your wordpress will take the main domain(localhost for me) except for the "real folder" in your site. IF you want to add "/private_site" and using a custom PHP, you could do too.

  2. (bad choice) play with .htaccess

    1. Create a subfolder in your wordpress (in root)
    2. stop redirect for this "folder" ex.: RewriteRule ^(others)($|/) - [L]

I recommend the first one because it is easy and avoid to add multiple non-wordpress in his folder.

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