Quite often we may need to run in background some resource demanding task to avoid interfering with the main task that is being performed at the same time. It is quite easy to arrange this with the help of queues: we put a task in a queue, and the system carries it out in accordance with the amount of available resources. It is possible to arrange such queues using third party applications, such as RabbitMQ or Gearman. You can also do the job perfectly well even without such third party tools. For instance, instead of RabbitMq for Magento 2.0 EE perfectly suits Mysql + cron, but this solution may have certain disadvantages if compared to real queue-solutions: first off, cron is running as a cycle so you are not able to immediately react on adding of a record into the queue. Secondly, using such a scheme makes it quite difficult to parallel a queue. Magento 2.0 EE gives you the possibility to use queues not only on the basis of Mysql+cron, but also on the basis of RabbitMq. (more…)
It’s not easy to find a free eCommerce theme with decent functionality and appealing design, especially when you are limited by a specific CMS. Even though Magento is an extremely popular eCommerce platform, most of its themes are premium.
To help you save on website design we have handpicked 10 of the best free Magento themes. All of them are responsive and mobile-friendly. We have also included 2 themes compatible with Magento 2.0, so you could combine its innovative features with a contemporary design.
F2 is one of the first free themes developed by TemplateMonster specifically for Magento 2. It has been designed to fit clothes and accessory online stores. This theme is not only professionally designed, but also has a lot of modern functions under the hood. It supports color swatches, product badges, multiple galleries and sliders. F2 is a crossbrowser-compatible and fully responsive free Magento theme with unmatched scalability.
Fit Body is a free Magento theme with a responsive full-width design. With the palette based on Google material colors, it looks up-to-date and refreshing. Fit Body features customizable parallax scrolling banners, integration with icon fonts, two category views and full compatibility with touch screens. With this theme you don’t have to look for a separate solution to provide your visitors with great mobile experience.
Ves Yume is a clean responsive eCommerce theme recently updated to be compatible with Magento 2. It offers a simple geometric design inspired by the Microsoft Metro style. It is featured by bright, but not garish colors, borderless content blocks and semi-transparent overlays. On its product your customers can add to cart several variations of the same product with one click, which is great for wholesale stores.
Shoe Store is a free Magento theme, which combines minimalist flat design with a massive versatile layout of the homepage. It comes with a JQuery touch-enabled slider, dynamic Ajax shopping cart, one-step checkout and responsive mega menu. It allows you to configure static blocks with ease – check the theme’s page for more info.
AccessShop Lite is a classic multipurpose free Magento theme with highly customizable design. When building your online store with this theme you can choose from 4 homepage layouts: full-width, left sidebar, right sidebar, or two sidebars.
Eros is a long-living free Magento theme with flat design. Although it doesn’t feature any special visual effects, it is stable, reliable and simple in use. This theme includes large banners with hover effects, optimized product landing pages, list and grid category views and advanced sorting options.
This responsive free Magento 1.9 theme is particularly suitable for stores selling computers, cell phones and other devices. It supports multiple currencies and languages, and therefore allows you to launch an international online store.
Watch Store is a classy free Magento theme for fashion and accessory online stores. Its smart layout has is packed with carousel sliders, which let you display more content on a small area. This theme is visually appealing, while possessing enough functionality for a full-featured middle-sized store. It is built with Bootstrap, supports several currencies, and allows you to customize every detail of its layout.
If you want your store to look like eBay, then this free Magento theme is for you. Ebajes is a multipurpose solution for all kinds of online stores. It features a boxed layout with cleverly arranged content blocks, functional sidebars and animated sliders. The additional functions include: polls, product rating, popup image zoom, support of multiple currencies and languages, and more.
Titany is a modern free Magento theme for fashion stores. Its core feature is the visual layout customizer, which allows you to change the layout and its separate elements directly from the frontend. Fonts, text color, button text, background images etc. can be easily changed with a couple of clicks. This theme supports mega menus, hover animations and sliders, making a great starting point for your eCommerce business.
To launch an effective eCommerce business you will also need professional extensions, which will contribute to the functionality of your store. And don’t forget about great customer support – this is the most important factor that influences conversion and customer retention.
If you know any high-quality free Magento themes we haven’t mentioned here, please share them with the community.