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Flatsome – a WooCommerce Theme with Crisp Design3 min read

Flatsome is a stunning yet responsive WordPress theme designed to meet the standards of WooCommerce industry. Launched by UX-themes in September 2013, Flatsome is backed with several product tools. It has great plugin compatibility as well as custom page builder that can make your experience of shop building as seamless as icing on a cake and improve the website’s aesthetics.

Performance

We have tested default demo of Flatsome on various speed tests. The page speed is very good after loading content. On Google page speed, it shows 86/100 on desktop.

Functionality

The whole theme has been refined by Flatsome’s authors and it has become even more flexible. All the new features are added in Theme Options Customizer to help user in creation. All the changes can be made in frontend. The Customizer panel has options for layout, header, style, homepage, shop, footer, pages, share, and other aspects. It is structured in up to 10 subsections. To get back to default settings, Reset Options submenu is included in the Customizer.

In the past, you could customize pages only from the backend. Now you can use the drag and drop page composer, UX Builder, on the front end in this update. It uses a user-friendly system based on Rows, Banners and Columns.

Design

The Flatsome theme comes with a crisp, retina ready and responsive design to focus the attention of your visitors to the shop itself, no matter what device they use. It has got custom-built activation system. Enter the purchase code after uploading the theme to access some of other features. The welcome activation panel allows you to install pre-defined pages and plugins from activation panel.

It features 19 page layouts for quick use. You can add buttons, grids, gallery, countdown block, team members, maps, flip box, videos, product categories, etc. with drag and drop functionality. It is ready to give video formats to create special presentation. The theme supports RTL and provides Google typography. It can support bbPress, WPML, WooCommerce and BuddyPress plugins.

Where is it lagging behind?

Flatsome has a couple of language translations in .mo and .po formats. But they don’t have in-built translation panel.

The documentation of the theme doesn’t have page screen and it is less detailed. However, the video tutorials are up-to-date and helpful.

Verdict

All in all, UX Team strived to take Flatsome theme to another level and it has been redefined with flexible and new features. Now, the interface is more user-friendly, intuitive, and well optimized.

Flatsome comes with plenty of control options. Some of them are blog layouts, global side width, payment options in footer, portfolio styles, and blocks in header, in-built live search, and custom maintenance page. All of the features in theme make it worth for each Ecommerce site.

Pros

  • Retina ready and responsive template
  • Option for Wishlist
  • Header Builder and Custom Page Builder
  • Customer Reviews
  • Global side width
  • Several product page templates

Cons

  • No Typekit or custom fonts
  • No in-built translation panel
  • No order tracking
  • Lacks in detailed documentation

Flatsome is a very stunning theme which gives significant retina capabilities to help mobile users shop more. This theme is definitely worth to buy as its look and feel is best for fashion-retail sites.

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