We are very happy to announce the release of our very first and super powerful eCommerce template - Delight :)
This time we decided to do something different. Instead of focusing on the Gantry 5 stuff, as we usually do by developing new particles or extending the existing ones, we decided to focus on the Joomla stuff.
For quite some time we were planning to develop an eCommerce template but we were not sure what the best approach would be. To develop a particle (or a collection of particles) that will provide the eCommerce functionality or to use a fully-featured, proven eCommerce solution that will give us all the features needed for a successful online shop.
So, after an extensive discussion with some of you guys, we realized that the best way to go is not to "re-invent the wheel" but to use one of the popular eCommerce solutions for Joomla.
So far so good... but now we had to choose which of the 3 most popular eCommerce solution to use - VirtueMart, HikaShop or J2Store.
Fortunately, the correct choice was obvious! The moment we installed J2Store we just fell in love!
In our opinion J2store is the best, cleanest and most well documented eCommerce solution for Joomla.
Not only that it is amazingly well documented (with lots of video tutorials as well) but it is also very easy and intuitive to work with! It follows the native Joomla logic and does not add unnecessary weight (database tables and logic) to your website. J2Store turns the default Joomla articles into products!
It is also very easy to extend your J2Store store and add new features and functionality. Just have a look at all these extensions that you can use!
So what we did in Delight was to re-style the whole J2Store extension! We decided to apply a modern, clean and universal design so you can use the template for all kind of products. Yes, the demo is built for a fashion/clothes store but you can very well use it for whatever you want... including digital products!
We also spent quite some time in testing different configurations and settings in order to make sure that everything works properly and that we have styled everything! The template demo shows what we had in mind but you can always play with the J2Store settings and re-configure everything so you have the layout that you want and that works best for your store!
As all our Gantry 5 templates, Delight comes with 6 preset color variations and a wide variety of features and custom particles.
Of course, these are just presets, a starting point for your project. You can customize absolutely everything to your liking. You can change the colors, the section styles, the particle settings, you can change eveything!
Well, that's it for now guys. Check Delight demo, play with it and have fun :)