Clip Cart by Themedy is a responsive child theme for online shops that works with WooCommerce, Cart66, and Cart66 Cloud.
Themedy Clip Cart is available for the Genesis Framework as well as for Thesis 2. You will get both versions. This review has been executed with the Genesis version of Clip Cart.
It is possible to use the theme with PayPal buttons and Contact Forms instead of an e-commerce plugin. However, for a complete e-commerce experience you will need to install the WooCommerce plugin or one of the Cart66 plugins; either the premium or a free lite version.
The theme supports two WordPress menus: the primary navigation menu right aligned in the header, and a second menu in the footer.
Themedy Clip Cart installs with eleven custom widgets:
- six Ad widgets
- Featured Page
- Featured Posts
- User Profile
The five single banner ad widgets range from 120×60 to 468×60 pixels, while the ad block can display up to six 125×125 pixel banners.
With the arrival of version 2.0 of the Genesis Framework, the Genesis eNews and Updates, and Genesis Latest Tweets widgets have been recreated as plugins. These, and other plugins optimized for the Genesis Framework, are available from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
The free WooCommerce plugin adds 15 widgets to facilitate your online store. The also free Cart66 Lite plugin adds a shopping cart widget.
This child theme serves nine widgetized areas:
- Primary Sidebar
- Secondary Sidebar
- Primary Product Sidebar
- Secondary Product Sidebar
- Homepage Area 1
- Homepage Area 2
- three Footer columns
The Secondary Sidebars are only displayed in three column layouts.
Clip Cart offers the following page templates:
- Landing Page
The theme adds a module for the custom post type slides. The Edit Slide screen is comparable to the Edit Post screen; you can enter a heading, add your text with the editor and attach a Featured Image.
The Genesis panel comprehends three pages:
- Theme Settings
- SEO Settings
When you do not see the Genesis SEO page, you have most likely activated a plugin to handle your Search Engine Optimization.
The Genesis SEO Settings allow you to tweak the default SEO options concerning the Document Title, Homepage Settings, Document Head Settings, Robots Meta Settings, and Archive Settings. You can even enter your Google+ profile on the SEO page.
Furthermore, every post, page and term has its own meta box for SEO Settings. When you are just starting out with SEO, you can keep these settings in their default state.
The Import/Export page lets you create a file in JSON format for backup and transfer purposes. You can export the Theme Settings and/or the SEO Settings. Of course, you can also upload (import) a JSON file.
The Genesis Theme Settings page serves dialogue boxes to help you configure the theme:
- Custom Feeds
- Default Layout
- Comments and Trackbacks
- Content Archives
- Blog Page Template
- Header and Footer Scripts
The Information box displays the version number of the Genesis Framework. Here you can also enable automatic updates. You can also choose to be notified by e-mail when an update becomes available.
When you use Feedburner for your feeds, you can enter the custom feed URLs for new posts and comments here at the Custom Feeds.
You can set the Default Layout to one column (just the content area), two columns, or even three columns. In the latter case, you can opt for a sidebar at each side of the content area or two sidebars at the left or at the right side. For each individual post and page, you have the ability to alter the page layout settings.
The Navigation options allow you to enable (jQuery powered) Fancy Dropdowns for the navigation menus. In addition, you can add RSS Feed Links, Today’s Date, a Twitter Link or a Search form at the right side of the Primary Navigation.
When you prefer to display Breadcrumbs – just below the navigation – you can check here on what pages these crumbs should be shown.
The check boxes at the Comments and Trackbacks give you an easy way to customize the visibility of comments and trackbacks on posts and pages.
At the Content Archives you can set your preferences for the blog page listings. You can select to display the post excerpts or the post content – when applied, until the Read More tag. When you opt for the post content, you can limit the content to a certain number of characters.
The Featured Image is supported but not displayed on index pages by default. Enabling the Featured Image on these pages is a matter of checking one box in front of “Include the Featured Image?”. In addition, you can select your desired dimensions for the Featured Image.
Last but not least, you can set your preferred page navigation within the Content Archives box. You are offered three choices: Older/Newer, Previous/Next, or Numeric.
The Blog Page Template section lets you configure which categories will be displayed on the blog; you can select a specific category, exclude category IDs, and set the number of posts to be shown.
The Header and Footer Scripts section serves to text boxes where you can enter your custom scripts for the page headers and footers, like for example Google Analytics.
Next to the Genesis Theme Settings, the theme adds a Themedy Settings page to the Appearance module. Here you can customize your settings regarding:
- Featured Slider
- Homepage Products
- General Options
The Featured Slider settings allow you to configure the homepage slider, which display the slides created with the custom post type.
You have the ability to display a number of products on the homepage. You can enable this option within the Homepage Products box.
At the Appearance section, you can select one of the predefined color schemes. Themedy Clip Cart lets you choose from: Default (Gray), Red, Green, Blue and Pink. All five are available with either a fixed (boxed) or a stretched (full page width) layout.
The General Options is where you can enter your welcome text, which will replace the homepage breadcrumbs. In addition, you can set the number of items on product pages you prefer to list. You last options here are enabling or disabling image galleries on product pages, and the jQuery mobile menu.
In case you want to customize the footer text, you can enter your text at the Footer section.
Themedy Clip Cart is available as part of the Themedy membership plans.
Your first option is one of the Bacics Bundles; the Creative Bundle, the Marketing Bundle, or the Business Bundle.
Each combination of themes, gives you lifetime access to theme downloads and maintenance updates, as well as one year of support. A Basic Bundle comes at $79.
With the Thrifty Bundle, you obtain the themes included with all three Basic Bundles. For only $159 – three for the price of two. And of course, you are also entitled to lifetime maintenance updates, and one year of support.
The yearly Themedy membership plans do not auto renew, and purchased themes will not deactivate upon expiration of your membership. Extended support is available for about 50% of the Bundle price.
In exchange for a one-time payment of $299, you get the Lifetime Gold Bundle – lifetime access to all current and future themes from Themedy, as well as lifetime access to maintenance updates and support.
More details about these plans is available on the Themedy Pricing page.