We at Templatic love niche themes so when the opportunity presented itself to create a price comparison theme we jumped right on it. This theme has been on our radar for a while so it’s a relief to finally release it. Please welcome Price Compare theme! Price Compare is for those looking to showcase products from different sources on the web. To make the theme accessible and easy to use data feed entry was greatly simplified, but more on that later.
Price Compare theme offers built in support for two data feeds; Amazon and CJ (Commission Junction). This means that you can showcase thousands of products on your site without lifting a finger! To enable the feed from those two sources all you must do is populate the necessary information in back-end and everything is ready to go. You can even set the frequency in which new data will be pulled from the actual source. Other data feeds are uploaded using a .csv file.
One of the things we’re proud about is the design. Homepage is fairly simple while still offering everything you would need from a price comparison site. When it comes to the homepage everything from the header to the footer is customizable with widgets. Because of its unique functionality Price Compare comes with a number of custom widgets; Search Price widget for instance. That widget allows visitors to quickly find specific products based on their price input. Home Page – Content widget area offers some cool functionality specific to Price Compare theme. Every “Latest Products” or “Popular Products” widget you add in that widget area isn’t added below the other widgets as you might expect but as a new tab! This will make handling all those products much easier.
Instead of offering a couple of skins we included a Style & Color options panel which allows you to customize your site quickly without touching a single line of code! Background color/image, fonts, link color – it’s all editable from the theme options panel. For editing elements not included in the back-end you can always use custom.css feature. To get a glimpse of Style & Color settings area watch the Video Overview below.
Just like in most our recent themes there is a custom post type for products making them completely separate from regular WordPress posts. In other words, anything you create under Posts -> Add New will automatically display as a blog post. Once you set up the data feeds all fetched products will display in the Products section in your WordPress admin panel enabling you to easily find and tweak them. Creating a navigation bar is also super easy since you can add product categories and even individual products to your custom menus.
We realize that a lot of time has passed since the announcement, are you happy with how the theme turned out?