Best WooCommerce Themes in 2020

The Best Themes for WooCommerce

Many companies consider WooCommerce to be an integral part of their site, so it stands to reason that they would want to tailor their site to be better optimized by choosing the right theme.

The Best Themes for WooCommerce

In order to accomplish this, the easiest way is to simply get a theme that can provide all of the necessary features you might need in order to make the interactions between WooCommerce and your site as seamless as possible.

This article is going to focus precisely on that, and by the end you’ll hopefully have a better idea of the main strengths the themes on our list provide so you can choose the one that would be the most ideal fit for you. 

What Makes a Good WooCommerce Theme?

Speed definitely plays a key factor when considering WooCommerce themes. If your site doesn’t load and perform quickly enough, your visitors will most likely just find another online store. There are many qualities that make a good theme, like ease of use, beautiful design, integrations, mobile-friendliness, and so on, but the one quality you should be looking out for before all the rest is speed.

If, however, there are multiple themes that you like and all of them offer great speed, you should then take the other features into consideration before making your final decision.

That being said, when it comes to whether or not you prioritize faster page render time over customization options, we’ll leave that up to you.  All the themes we’ve listed below provide great loading times, so choose the one which provides the features you need the most.

1. Shoptimizer

Shoptimizer's landing page

The first theme on our list is definitely a speed-oriented one. Shoptimizer prioritizes performance and quick load times over everything else. This allows your site to render data at a staggering rate, and perform the actions and requests the visitors send in before they can so much as blink.

On the other hand, due to the heavy focus on site performance, this theme is quite limited when it comes to site customization options. You are provided with quite a few features and layout choices, however, they are all pretty minimalistic in nature.

Features:

  • More than 5,000 available extensions;
  • Provides icons that can mark the quality of the products on sale;
  • Megamenu support is included;
  • SEO-friendly;
  • Automatically minifies superfluous CSS code;
  • Optimized to work well with Elementor;
  • Options for placing additional product information text;
  • Designed to work well in tandem with WooCommerce sites;
  • Inbuilt conversion optimization;
  • Allows you to include single product FOMOs.

Summary: If you’re looking for one of the best performance-optimized themes for your eCommerce site, then this is the choice for you. If you’re looking to create a memorable site with a lot of features, then you might want to give this one a pass.

2. Neve by Themeisle

Neve's landing page

The second theme on our list is very different from the first. Neve is an all-rounder when it comes to WooCommerce themes and can provide you with excellent page loading times, as well as an assortment of different and varied layouts you can choose for your site.

We should also mention that while the theme itself isn’t overly focused on speed, it does provide a few useful conversion optimization options and boosters that can really make a difference when it comes to the number of regular visitors you get per day.

Features:

  • Mobile and AMP-compatible;
  • SEO-friendly;
  • WooCommerce support;
  • In-built WooCommerce boosters;
  • Not jQuery reliant;
  • Translation & RTL ready;
  • Custom Header and Footer options;
  • A rollback option is available for older versions;
  • More than 80 premade starter sites to choose from;
  • Incredibly lightweight.

Summary: Neve comes with a free version that you can try out before you decide to purchase it. Combine that with the well-balanced performance and customization features and you’ll get a theme that’s perfect for just about anyone, but especially for newcomers who haven’t created an eCommerce site before.

3. Astra

Astra's landing page

While Astra wasn’t specifically designed to be used exclusively for WooCommerce focused sites, it still has quite a few useful features that can improve WooCommerce stores in various ways. Among these features are the numerous pre-made WooCommerce demo sites that you can choose from, and a large number of options when it comes to search engine product filtering.

Astra comes with a variety of customization options and can really provide you with all the necessary tools that you might need in order to craft a unique-looking site that can help you stand out among your competitors.

Features:

  • Offers a large variety of pre-built starter templates;
  • Mobile and tablet-friendly;
  • Not jQuery reliant;
  • Provides optimization features that take care of trash-code;
  • Two-step checkout options;
  • Product quick-view options available;
  • Allows you to create your own display for your product catalog;
  • Infinite scroll feature;
  • Optimized for a wide variety of different widgets;
  • Great customer support.

Summary: Similarly to our previous entry, Astra is very beginner-friendly and a great choice if this is your first time creating an eCommerce-focused site. This theme can provide you with both a large number of interesting features and fun customization options, meaning that you’ll be able to make your tenth site just as unique as your first.

4. GeneratePress

GeneratePress' landing page

This is one of the more well-known WooCommerce and WordPress themes. The malleability and sheer creation diversity of this theme really help it stand out. It can be used to create virtually any type of site, the only limitation being the requirements of the site administrator. 

The theme also provides good page load times due to CSS optimization options. However, while it does provide both customization options and speed, there are themes that are a much better choice for those looking to focus more on one aspect or the other, rather than choose an all-rounder type theme.

Features:

  • Provides a variety of different color and font options for WooCommerce sites;
  • Has a large number of available demo sites;
  • Not jQuery reliant;
  • SEO-friendly;
  • Can display a large variety of different Google fonts;
  • Customizable Header and Footer options;
  • Customizable button and icon options;
  • Constant upgrades for a year after purchase;
  • Allows you to control the sizes, padding, & margin of your site elements;
  • 30-day money-back guarantee.

Summary: Generate Press is a great choice for pretty much anyone which can really help you design an eCommerce site with any feature you might need. Additionally, the great WooCommerce support that comes with it also helps explain why it’s such a popular theme.

5. OceanWP

OceanWP's landing page

Speaking of WooCommerce specific support, OceanWP is another theme that can really provide you with everything from a helpline that can answer any questions you might have, to a variety of helpful features that can be integrated into your site.

These features include the large deposit of pre-made WooCommerce demo sites, the numerous quick-view and search filtering options for easier product archiving, and even the different icon options that you can use for everything from item selection notifiers to customizable pointers.

Features:

  • Translation & RTL ready;
  • SEO-friendly;
  • Compatible with the most popular page builders;
  • Compatible with a variety of different extensions;
  • Sticky and bubble text options are available for product information displays;
  • Available quick-view and search filtering options;
  • Allows you to selectively disable certain features;
  • Provides you with a shopping cart icon with a drop-down option;
  • Large layout library;
  • Great WooCommerce and site support.

Summary: Customization wise, OceanWP is one of the better themes that you can choose to use on your site. But it does lose some spring in its step when it comes to loading too many images. This is a common issue for a lot of themes, so as long as you don’t overload your site with images, you should be just fine.

6. WoonderShop

Woondershop's landing page

If there is a word that can describe this theme, it would be “minimalistic”. Just to make it clear, we don’t consider this to be a bad point about the theme, but rather its most distinguishable characteristic and the reason why it’s a great choice for first-time site designers and everyone who appreciates minimalism.

The customization options that this theme comes with allow you to very easily create your layout by simply dragging each feature and placing it on the area where you’d like it to appear.

The theme is also minimalistic when it comes to enabling faster load times. This is mostly due to the fact that while it doesn’t have any trash-data conversion tools, it still affects your loading speeds simply by taking up so little space and not requiring much CPU power.

Features:

  • Streamlined checkout process;
  • Allows you to choose from a variety of colorful banners that draw the eye;
  • Mobile-friendly;
  • Has a variety of available layouts for different categories;
  • Geo-location support;
  • Create your own product grids;
  • Easy inventory management;
  • Allows you to customize your mega menu;
  • Clean interface;
  • Translation ready.

Summary: The speeds that this theme makes possible, as well as the simple but varied customization options, make it a great two-in-one deal for anyone who isn’t specifically looking to focus on the layout or the site speeds. However, if you are intending to focus on one or the other, there are more adequate choices on this list that you can pick from.

7. Divi

Divi's landing page

This theme can provide most sites with pretty good rendering and loading speeds, much like most of the other themes on this list. However, the real strength of this theme is the compatibility that it has with the Divi builder.

Thanks to this compatibility, the theme is a gateway into a world of many different creation features. Those of you who are skilled when it comes to coding can use this theme to design every aspect of your site from the ground up. Those of you who aren’t experienced programmers can still use the drag-and-drop features to make a layout that’s entirely and uniquely your own.

Features:

  • Over 800 premade site designs;
  • Provides you with a large variety of fonts & text styles;
  • Allows you to apply simple animations;
  • Multi-select & bulk editing;
  • There are multiple video and image integration options;
  • Responsive editing options;
  • A lot of different border options for your displays;
  • A fully-featured code editor;
  • Inline text editing;
  • Customizable box and text shadows.

Summary: The theme does boast decent site speeds and CPU usage, but the real star of the show is undeniably the customization options. If your main priority is the design of your site, then there really is no better choice than Divi.

8. Storefront

Storefront's landing page

This theme essentially has all of the same good and bad points as Shoptimizer. Namely, the small size of the theme and the code optimization features make it very quick and responsive, but it lacks the large number of customization options that a lot of other themes can provide.

Since this is the default theme that comes with the WooCommerce plugin, it has good support for eCommerce sites, as well as all of the fundamental tools and features that any such site might need.

Features:

  • Simple but interesting layouts;
  • Provides a variety of font and text styles;
  • SEO-friendly;
  • Flawless WooCommerce integration;
  • Effective site navigation tools;
  • Has a number of product filtering options;
  • eCommerce-focused homepage;
  • Mobile-friendly;
  • Intuitive and flexible designs;
  • Excellent WooCommerce support.

Summary: Don’t be fooled by the fact that this is the basic theme that you receive from WooCommerce. While it doesn’t have any breathtaking layouts or standout features, this is still a very well-optimized theme that can provide your site with some very impressive page loading times, while keeping the CPU usage mercifully low.

Conclusion

While WooCommerce isn’t a mandatory plugin that every eCommerce site needs to have, it makes things so much easier that there’s simply no reason not to use it.

In a similar vein, your site will come out and run great if you use any of the themes that we covered on this list. However, depending on the main goal that you have for your site, some themes will help you out a lot more than others, so simply choose the one that seems most likely to improve your site with the least amount of effort.

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