Hello everyone. I wanted to give everyone the heads up on my newest theme, Market. For those of you that remember me from my Devlounge days, I'm not new to this theme thing. This is my fifth or sixth publicly released theme, not to mention loads of projects built upon WordPress for clients.
"The WP community has needed something like this for a long time." - customer quote
Anyways, Market allows you to take a standard WordPress installation and turn it into a Marketplace / Storefront. Unlike the WordPress e-commerce plugin which already exists, the Market theme is a full them allowing you to quickly set up show without much designing and coding knowledge (although a plugin version is available).
Using custom fields, the theme create buy now buttons on your posts and pulls the price and product information dynamically for each item. Add additional product images and more without much of a hassle.
Currently, the theme comes with a bunch of different download packs in the download center. There is the original market theme, Market 2 (a slightly different designed version of Market), Market Plus (which allows standard posting along with products), Market Lite (which allows you to add a buy now button to any post and/or page on any theme simply by inserting a tag into the post content), and Market Cart, which replaces the buy now function with FatFreeCart for Ajax add/view cart functions and checkout with Paypal and/or Google Checkout.
This is a premium theme which currently costs $55, but it is well worth it. A developer license is also available for those interested.
If you are interested, check out markettheme.com for more information.
This theme is compatible with WordPress 2.5!