Version 3 themes
Version 3 (V3) themes were released on ShopWired on 3rd May 2020. Version 4 (V4) themes were released on 27th September 2020.
V3 and V4 themes contain a new coding architecture and structure, use the Foundation framework, and contain a range of new features.
V4 themes use a new editing (live preview) experience which you can find out more about here.
All themes are free to install and use, but also have an 'upgrade' version available that contains a range of ShopWired extensions pre-installed.
To use a V3 or V4 theme you must use ShopWired's platform checkout feature. Platform checkout will be mandatory for ShopWired accounts created after 3rd May 2020 so if your account was created after this date you will not need to activate the feature.
If you are changing to a V4 theme please be aware that any coding work (such as extension installations) that has been done on your existing theme will not be automatically carried across to any new theme that you install.
V3 and V4 themes contain a range of new features that are pre-installed for you to use immediately.
Each theme has it's own help guide which explains how to use these features.
A brief description of the new features is contained below:
|Home page image galleries||Separate image galleries for home page banners for desktop and mobile display|
|Greater menu control||A separate link list for the responsive menu and for you to add additional menu links to category menus|
|Newsletter popup||A newsletter popup window you can activate that appears on website entry for users to subscribe to your newsletters|
|Age verification popup||An age verification popup window you can activate to ask users to confirm they are over 18|
|Delivery date field||A delivery date field at checkout for your customers to specify a preferred delivery date, with control for you to exclude certain days of the week and/or dates|
|Disable checkout||Disable checkout and display a message if you are unable to accept orders|
|Easier colour control||Set global colours for your theme to specify your colour scheme and drill down for greater control using over 100 individual colour settings|
|Announcement bar||Announce messages to your website visitors with a site wide announcement bar|
|Logo sizing||Set a size for your company logo|
|Customer address book||Allow your customers to create multiple delivery/billing addresses to use at checkout|
|Hide prices unless logged in||If you use the trade accounts functionality you can hide prices for customers unless they are logged into a trade account|
|Variant buttons||Swap variation drop downs for buttons|
|Delivery rate radio buttons||The option to display delivery rates as a radio button selection at checkout|
|Bulk pricing discount tables||If you use the bulk discounts app you can display tables showing the bulk discounts available|
|Off canvas basket||Allow customers to view the contents of their basket from whatever page they are on|
|Referred customers page||If you're using the referral system you can display a 'referred customers' page for your customers to view when logged into their account|
All V3 and V4 themes are coded using the Zurb Foundation Framework Version 6.3.
Foundation has many advantages over other frameworks, including the use of XY grids to control both horiztonal and vertical positioning.
All V3 and V4 themes are built using ShopWired's Framer theme and use the same coding base so you can easily transport features or design customisations between themes.
All V3 and V4 themes share the same set of account pages giving a standardised customer account experience.
Account home: allowing customers easy access to the areas of their account.
Orders: allowing customers to view previous orders, download invoices and one-click re-ordering.
Favourites: displaying customers' previously ordered products for them to view and re-order.
Address book: where customers can manage their stored addresses.
Account details: allowing customers to change their main accounts details and account password.
Reward points: where customers can view a statement of reward points earned and spent.
Referred friends: allowing customers to see details of other customers they have referred to your website.
V3 and V4 themes use ShopWired's platform checkout feature offering a smooth and conversion optimised checkout experience.
V3 and V4 themes also have an upgrade version available with some ShopWired extensions pre-installed.
Back in stock notifications: Allowing visitors to request to be notified when a product they want comes back in stock
Min/max order quantity: Allowing you to set a minimum or maximum order quantity for products
Postcode shipping: Allowing you to configure delivery rates based on your customer's UK postcode
Product filters: Allowing visitors to more easily find the products they are looking for
Refer a friend: Allowing your website's visitors to refer products they find to their friends
Tabbed product descriptions: Allowing you to segment product descriptions into 5 different tabs