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Hi, new to WordPress and looking for for a theme to build an eCommerce site. Looking for something that I can quickly put together and nothing that needs to be to fancy...

 

Looking on themeforest site I see this avada theme https://themeforest.net/item/avada-responsive-multipurpose-theme/2833226 is by far the most popular with 5 star review ...

 

Any body can provide some feedback on going this route or suggest any other theme? Just need to sell a couple of products.... with different pricing for bulk and retail...

 

With whatever theme I end up using, also need some recommendations on how to deal with my images that I will be loading on the site, i.e need them to be completely responsive and need to know if there is a specific format I should use, specific size, orientation... is there tools, plugins I need to use etc

 

I am a programmer but have not dealt with designing and building complete website...

 

Thanks in advance for any tips.

 

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@pbarjon001 

 

1) Avada & 5.4.x - This is just called they haven't pushed an update out recently so they didn't update the "supported" tag yet

 

2) The reason I prefer Lambda over Avada is that Avada has 2 required plugins that are part of it's "core" system that is needed to function. While this may not add a lot of overhead, it is additional scripts etc that have to load.

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@pbarjon001 

 

I've used Avada  on a number of sites over the years, personally I prefer Lambda. There is nothing wrong with Avada - Regardless of theme, I recommend downloading the demo content and then just replace it with your specific content and you should be good to go.

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@pl281Thanks for quick response.Do you mind dropping a few lines on why you prefer lambda? Also just noticed that Avada only mentioned support for wordpress 5.3.x where as godaddy is on 5.4.1. Any thoughts on this?

@pbarjon001 

 

1) Avada & 5.4.x - This is just called they haven't pushed an update out recently so they didn't update the "supported" tag yet

 

2) The reason I prefer Lambda over Avada is that Avada has 2 required plugins that are part of it's "core" system that is needed to function. While this may not add a lot of overhead, it is additional scripts etc that have to load.

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@PL281

 

Following up on this if I may...

 

I noticed Avada has lots of tutorials. Can not see any for Lambda. Is this because I have not purchased yet?

 

Thanks

 

@m2001smith 

 

Avada has tutorials as they have some of their own tags and therefore need to provide that. Lambda use WP Bakery Visual Composer which has many tutorials / videos

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