Monday, 16 October 2017

How businesses can optimize for Google’s new Question & Answer feature

Back in August, Google introduced a new feature called Questions & Answers, or Q&A, in Google Maps. 

This feature allows you and other people to ask and answer questions about your business.

Like reviews and other user-generated content, this update could have an impact on your business’ reputation, so it’s important that you take an active role in managing your Q&As.

Here’s what you need to know to make the most of this feature.

What does Google’s Q&A feature mean for businesses?

Google’s Q&A feature lets anyone ask questions about your business. These questions show up on your Google Maps page. You can answer these questions yourself, or other people can answer them. As the business owner, you can also preemptively ask and answer questions that you think might be useful to customers.

Examples of what the Q&A section looks like in Google Maps. Source: onlineownership.com

The new Q&A feature is undoubtedly handy for customers – who hasn’t wished they could ask questions about a business or venue before actually going there?

For business owners, though, keeping up with Q&As means adding one more thing to the to-do list. There’s no way to opt out of questions and answers if you have a Google My Business listing.

While you could choose to ignore the feature, that’s not a good idea – it’s best to represent your own business online whenever you can, instead of letting others do it for you.

Will this feature be good for your business? Maybe. Like reviews, Google’s Q&As have the potential to build your reputation online. A variety of questions and thorough, high-quality answers on your page can boost your business’ professionalism and trustworthiness in the eyes of customers.

But it remains to be seen whether this will actually bring more customers to you, or just prevent you from falling behind your competitors who make good use of Q&As.

There are some potential downsides to this feature. Like any other crowd-sourced information, Google’s Q&As are vulnerable to spamming and abuse. You obviously don’t want spam on any page associated with your business, even if it’s not your fault it’s there.

And if your competitors have a mean streak, it’s not out of the question that they might try to sabotage your business by planting false or harmful information in your Q&As.  

Another, more subtle downside of the feature is that it could decrease traffic to your website. If customers can get all the information they need straight from Google, they might not bother clicking through to your site. Time will tell whether this will become an issue for businesses.

The good news? You’ve still got plenty of time to optimize for Google’s Q&As. The feature isn’t even available on all devices yet. When it launched in August, it was available for Android devices only. It now shows up on iOS devices as well, but still isn’t available for desktop users.

Start working on your Q&As now, and you’ll be ahead of all your competitors who wait to start using the feature.

How can you optimize for Google’s Q&As?

1. Commit to tackling this new challenge

You can’t avoid or opt out of the Q&A feature, so you might as well take a hands-on approach to it. If you don’t manage your Q&As, somebody else will.  

2. Come up with a list of questions and answers

If customers haven’t asked many questions about your business yet, beat them to the punch. Write up a list of questions and post helpful, relevant answers to those questions yourself. Make sure you’re signed into your Google My Business account when you do this, so that Google will mark your answers as being from the business owner.

Posting your own Q&As lets you establish official answers to frequently asked questions before anyone else has the chance to provide potentially incorrect information.

3. Don’t be afraid to get specific

If there’s something you want people to know about your business or services, go ahead and include it in Q&A form. For instance, if your restaurant can modify any order to be vegan, that would be a good thing to include in your Q&As, even if it’s not a frequently asked question.

As long as everything you post is relevant and potentially helpful to someone, there’s generally no harm in providing a lot of information.

4. Put yourself in the customer’s shoes

As you write your Q&As, aim for helpfulness and clarity. Think about what questions you might have if you were a customer who’d never been to your business before. Phrase your questions and answers in plain English, and avoid any technical jargon that casual visitors might not be familiar with.

5. Don’t post anything spammy or unhelpful

This probably goes without saying, but keep all your questions and answers professional, helpful, and to-the-point. The Q&A feature is not a promotional tool for businesses – it’s designed to help customers. Don’t stuff your questions or answers with keywords, and don’t post Q&As that are just thinly veiled advertisements for your business.

6. Stay on top of your Q&A section

As long as you’re logged into the Google Maps app, you’ll get a push notification whenever someone asks a question about your business. Answer these questions as soon as possible. Don’t put them off, or someone else will probably answer them for you.

If you provide quick, complete, and helpful answers, other people will be less likely to chime in with less accurate or helpful information.

The Google Maps app sends you push notifications when someone asks a question about your business. Source: Search Engine Land

The Q&A feature uses an upvoting system, which makes it especially important to get your answers in quickly. Earlier answers will have more time to collect upvotes, meaning they’ll be more likely to be displayed.

7. Report any malicious content in your Q&A section

Unfortunately, you can’t hide spam, irrelevant questions and answers, or malicious postings in your Q&A yourself. The best thing to do is to report this content to Google immediately. Keep a close eye on your questions and answers so you can catch and address any problems right away.

One tip for preventing Q&A mischief: never answer a question with just a “yes” or “no.” Users can edit the questions they asked after the fact, making it look like you said “yes” or “no” to a completely different question. Provide a complete, detailed answer to prevent this from happening.

The takeaway

Google’s new Q&A feature is still in the process of rolling out for all devices, and its full effect has yet to be seen. For now, the best thing to do is to be proactive.

Take the initiative in asking and answering frequently asked questions about your business, and monitor your Q&A section to make sure it’s up-to-date and full of helpful information.

What do you think of Google’s Q&A feature? Has it helped your business? Share your thoughts in the comments!

 

Amanda DiSilvestro is a writer for AgencyAnalyticsan all-in-one reporting platform for agencies. You can connect with Amanda on Twitter and LinkedIn, or check out her content services at amandadisilvestro.com.



source https://searchenginewatch.com/2017/10/16/how-businesses-can-optimize-for-googles-new-question-answer-feature/

Ultimate Guide to Creating a WordPress Membership Site

Do you want to create a WordPress membership site? Due to its flexibility and ease of use, WordPress has become the top choice for building a membership website. In this step by step guide, we will show you how to create a WordPress membership site like a pro (without the coding knowledge).

Creating a WordPress membership website

What Do You Need to Start a WordPress Membership Website?

Unlike 10 years ago, it’s quite easy to make a website these days. Out of all the platforms and website builders, WordPress makes it the easiest for anyone to build their own membership website and start selling with little to no technical skills.

You’ll need the following three things to start:

  1. A domain name. This will be your website’s address (Example, wpbeginner.com).
  2. A web hosting account. This is where your website files are stored.
  3. A membership addon (It will convert your regular website into a membership platform).

You can setup a fully functional membership website with WordPress in less than 30 minutes, and we’ll walk you through every step of the process.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to get a domain name for free
  • How to choose the best web hosting
  • How to get a free SSL certificate (required to accept payments)
  • How to Install WordPress
  • How to choose a WordPress membership plugin
  • Setting up your your membership website
  • Adding payment methods
  • Adding membership levels
  • Creating members only content
  • Creating pricing and sign up pages
  • Extending your membership website

Ready? Let’s get started.

Step 1. Starting Your WordPress Membership Site

First, you need to make sure that you are using the right WordPress platform. Yes there are two types of WordPress. We recommend using the self-hosted WordPress.org version because it gives you unrestricted access to all features and tools that you need (see the full comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org).

For a self hosted WordPress site, you’ll need a WordPress hosting account, domain name, and a SSL certificate.

Typically, a domain name costs around $14.99 / year, web hosting around $7.99 / month, and SSL certificate costs around $69.99 / year.

If you are just starting out, then these startup costs can add up quickly.

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Once you have signed up for hosting, the next step is to install WordPress. Follow the instructions in our step by step guide on how to start a WordPress blog, and you’ll be up and running in no time.

Now that you have installed WordPress, you can move on to setting up your WordPress membership site.

Step 2. Choosing a WordPress Membership Plugin

The best part about WordPress is that there are plenty of good plugins available that you can use to build your WordPress membership website. However, each one of them has its own pros and cons. We have a full comparison of the best WordPress membership plugins.

To choose the right WordPress membership plugin, first you need to decide what kind of membership website do you want to build and what features will it need?

If you just want to allow user registration on your WordPress site, then you can use WPForms. It is a WordPress form builder plugin that allows you to easily create user login and registration forms. You can even allow users to submit articles without accessing the WordPress admin area.

On the other hand, if you want to sell subscriptions, paid content, or digital downloads, then you’ll need a more robust WordPress membership plugin, like MemberPress.

MemberPress comes with advanced membership features that allow you to accept payments, create membership levels, restrict access based on levels, and more.

Selling online courses can be another possible scenario. In this case, you’ll need LearnDash, a complete WordPress LMS plugin with all the learning management features.

You can also integrate LearnDash into MemberPress to create a powerful website with online courses as well as membership subscriptions.

That being said, let’s start setting up your WordPress membership website.

Step 3. Setting up Your WordPress Membership Website

We are choosing MemberPress as our go-to plugin because it has all the features we mentioned above, and it works perfectly with third-party plugins necessary for the growth of your business.

First thing you need to do is install and activate the MemberPress plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit the MemberPress » Options page to configure the plugin settings.

MemberPress options page

Step 3. Add a Payment Method

The options page is divided into different tabs. The first thing you need to setup is a payment gateway because it allows you to accept payments on your membership site.

You can do this by switching to the ‘Payments’ tab and then selecting your payment gateway.

MemberPress payments

MemberPress supports PayPal (Standard, Express, and Pro), Stripe, and Authorize.net out of the box. You need to select the payment method you want to set up and provide the required credentials.

You can also add multiple payment methods by clicking on the add button to add another payment method. We typically use two options: Stripe for credit cards and PayPal as a secondary option because some users prefer PayPal over giving out credit card details.

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Update Options’ button at the bottom of the page to save your settings.

Step 4. Creating Membership Levels

The next step is to create membership levels that your users can purchase. Each membership level can have different pricing plans, perks, and access. You can even have a free membership plan.

To create a membership level, you need to go to MemberPress » Memberships page and click on the ‘Add New’ button at the top.

Add membership level

On the next page, enter a title for this particular membership plan and then provide the plan details in the post editor.

You will need to set the pricing and expiration for this plan under the membership terms section.

Membership plan

In the example above, we have created a yearly membership plan.

After that, you need to scroll down to the membership options meta box below the post editor. This is where you can customize permissions and membership options for this particular plan.

Membership options

Once you are satisfied with the membership plan, you can click on the publish button to make it available.

Go ahead and repeat this process to create as many membership plans that you need.

Step 5. Restrict Access for Membership Plans

The next step is to select which content would be available to different membership plans on your website. MemberPress makes it very easy to control access using ‘Rules’.

You can setup rules by visiting the MemberPress » Rules page and clicking on the Add New button at the top.

Add new rules

The rule edit page allows you to select different conditions and associate them to a membership plan.

For example, you can select all content that matches a particular tag or category to be available only to members with the silver subscription plan.

Add a rules set to MemberPress

You can also create more specific rules. For example, a single post or page, child pages, or a specific URL.

Below the rules editor, you’ll see the content drip and expiration options.

Drip content allows you to gradually release content to users instead of giving it all away at once. The expiration option makes the content unavailable after a defined period of time.

If you are not sure, then you should leave them unchecked.

Once you are satisfied, go ahead and click on the ‘Save Rule’ button to save your rule settings.

Repeat the process to create more rules as needed for your membership site.

Step 6. Adding Members Only Content

MemberPress makes it super easy to create members only content using Rules.

In the above example, we created a rule that restricted all content tagged as paid to be restricted. Now all we need to do is to create our paid content and add the paid tag to it.

Adding members only content

MemberPress also adds ‘MemberPress Unauthorized Access’ metabox below the post editor. This allows you to select what logged out users (non-members) will see when they reach this content.

Restricted content options

You can use the global default settings, or you can show excerpts, login form, or a custom message.

Once you have added members-only content, you can go ahead and publish it. As the page reloads, you will see a success message that this content is protected.

Protected content

Step 7. Create a Pricing Page

This is the page your users will see when they want to sign up for a membership plan. On this page, users will be able to select a membership plan and then move to the payment page.

Users who try to access the restricted or paid areas of your website will also be redirected to this page.

You can configure this by going to MemberPress » Groups page and clicking on the Add New button at the top.

Creating a group

First, enter a title for the group plan page. This will also be the title for the plans page that users will see.

Next, go down to ‘Group options’ metabox and add memberships that you want to display on the page.

Pricing group options

You can also select a theme for the pricing table. MemberPress comes with few ready-made templates for that.

Once satisfied, click on the ‘Publish’ button to make your plan publicly visible.

To preview your pricing page, click on the ‘View Group’ link after publishing it.

Pricing page

Step 8. Redirect Users to Pricing Page

Now that we have the pricing page ready, the next step is to redirect unauthorized users to the pricing page.

To do that, first you need to visit MemberPress » Groups page and copy the URL next to the group you created in the previous step.

Pricing page URL

After that, go to MemberPress » Options page and scroll down to the ‘Unauthorized Access’ section.

You need to check the box next to ‘Redirect unauthorized visitors to a specific URL’ option and then paste the group URL you copied earlier.

Redirect unauthorized users to pricing page

Click on the ‘Update Options’ button to save your settings.

Now unauthorized users will be redirected to the pricing plans page when they try to access a members only area.

Step 9. Add Sign up and User Login Forms

Now that you have everything setup, it is time to allow your users to easily find their way around your website.

First, you need to add a user login form so that members can sign in to their accounts.

Go to Appearance » Widgets and add ‘MemberPress login’ widget to a sidebar.

MemberPress login widget

Next, we will be adding the pricing page link to the navigation menu, so that new users can select a plan and register.

You can do this by visiting the Appearance » Menus page in your WordPress admin. From the left column, you need to click on the Groups tab to expand it. It will show the pricing plan group you created earlier.

Add pricing plans to the menu

Check the box next to your pricing page and then click on the ‘Add to menu’ button.

The pricing plan page will now appear in the right column. You can drag and drop to rearrange its position in the menu. You can also edit it and change the link text.

Edit menu item

Don’t forget to click on the save menu button to store your changes.

You can now logout of the WordPress admin area and visit your website to see everything in action.

Membership website preview

Taking Your Membership Website to The Next Level

MemberPress is a powerful WordPress membership plugin. It allows you to easily grow your membership website.

It works beautifully with LearnDash, which allows you to easily create courses and leave the selling part to MemberPress. You can also use it alongside BuddyPress and bbPress.

Here are some other useful resources to help you grow your WordPress membership site.

That’s all, we hope this article helped you setup your WordPress membership website. You may also want to see our step by step WordPress SEO guide for beginners.

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Seven SEO trends to watch in 2018

As we reach the fourth quarter of 2017, it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead and what to expect from SEO in 2018.

There are number of search industry trends that we’ve seen the very beginnings of this year and last, which will come into greater prominence in 2018.

Here are seven you should be keeping an eye on in order to stay ahead of the curve.

Voice search and digital assistants 

Voice search technology presents a big opportunity for changing the way we communicate and process information. The rise of digital assistants has presented a growing market that can change the way search queries are performed. According to Google, 1 out of 5 searches already come from voice queries.

This changes the search market and we’re expecting to see an even bigger shift towards voice search in 2018. When it comes to setting up an SEO strategy, the rise of voice search brings out the need to focus on more long-tail search keywords and a natural language that matches the user’s conversational tone.

As accuracy improves in digital assistants, there will be more people using voice search from their mobile devices, seeking for quick and relevant answers. It becomes important to research the voice user intent will provide more accurate results, helping the algorithms provide the best answer.

Moreover, voice search is expected to grow even more with its integration in smart home hubs, helping companies access new data, while users enjoy a seamless experience through everyday devices. As digital assistants go beyond smartphone devices, there is a great opportunity both for SEO and content, taking advantage of a growing market that connects the brand with a user in a unique but still relevant and useful way.

Link building

Link building is not expected to disappear in 2018, but it will be more important than ever to create a strategy that seeks out quality links. There’s no need to aim for new links if they don’t add value and help you build an authority in your target niche.

This doesn’t always mean that the best backlinks come from the most popular sites, but it’s still crucial to seek coverage from sites that are relevant to your industry. Referral traffic can still contribute to your site’s organic search rankings, while it is also useful to start thinking of link building as a long-term process.

A successful SEO strategy in 2018 will move towards relationship building, helping a brand develop powerful contacts and links that will be beneficial in a longer term.

A challenge for 2018 will be dealing with guest blogs and how to involve them as an integral part of a link building strategy without hurting a brand’s reputation. Back in May Google warned publishers who rely too much on guest posting for link building that there will be a closer look at guest blogs in an attempt to control spammy and questionable links.

This brings out the need for a more diversified link building strategy, aiming for a complete backlink profile, rather than single links that can bring successful results.

User experience 

User experience for SEO will become even more important in 2018. Google has made it clear that the focus is on the user and this should make more sites deliver a smooth UX for their visitors.

A good user experience increases the chances of people engaging with the pages that they visit. This helps search engines discover which pages are more useful for people, favoring them over others.

The first step is to monitor a site’s speed, its readability and its navigation structure to examine how these can be improved through the right changes. A closer look at your visitors’ browsing habits can offer helpful insights. For example, if the visits coming directly from search last just 30 seconds, then this probably means that the content or the user experience is hurting your site’s conversions.

Moreover, as more people consume content from their mobile devices, there is a growing need to provide an excellent user experience across all devices.

As SEO heads towards more relevant and personalized experiences, UX will be key to maintaining search traffic by creating an engaged audience. It’s not enough anymore to see a rise in search traffic if it’s not converting or bringing the desired engagement to create a loyal audience.

Featured snippets and Quick Answers 

The popularity of featured snippets has increased the competition among companies trying to appear in “position 0” in the SERP. Gaining a featured snippet in search requires catering to a specific combination of factors, which has opened up SEO beyond the traditional race to the top of Google.

According to Stone Temple Consulting, almost 30% of the test Google search queries show Featured Snippets. This brings out the need for a strategy on how to optimize a site’s content to meet Google’s standards for Featured Snippets.

Lists, tables and graphs tend to be popular, while it’s also useful to create content in a Q&A format, making it easier for Google to extract the right content to show up as a featured snippet.

An interesting angle to focus on during the next year is the optimization of featured snippets for voice search. The combination of two growing trends in the search market can create a great opportunity for more companies to show up at the top of the SERPs. This will involve considering the changes in the search queries, focusing more on longer keywords and natural language.

A similar way to reach the top of the SERPs is to create content that serves as a Quick Answer. Google’s Answer Box is an enhanced type of featured snippet that aims to answer a question in a more appealing way.

It usually follows a “how” or “what” structure and is Google’s attempt to use search intent to organize the search results in a more useful way. It has been observed that the results that show up in an Answer Box can see a CTR of 32.3%.

This will bring out the need for more companies to learn more about search intent and how they can optimize their content to show up in an Answer Box. Thus, a carefully crafted Answer Box strategy can increase both a site’s authority, but also a brand’s conversion.

Mobile-first index

2018 is more than likely to be the year that brands realize the potential of putting mobile first, rather than catering to mobile as an afterthought. This is particularly true if Google decides to make 2018 the year it finally deploys its mobile-first index.

But even if it doesn’t, brands and businesses need to put mobile first anyway: a recent study by BrightEdge found that, 57% of web traffic comes from mobile devices. More than this, there is a significant difference between the way that keywords rank on mobile and the way they rank on desktop – so mobile-first content is needed in order to have the best chance of being visible in mobile search.

As mobile searches are all about context, brands should provide the best possible results for every question, while local SEO is going to become even more popular. Mobile users will seek for more content while they are on the go, which means that brands will face a big opportunity of marketing their business at a local context.

Mobile optimization for local users, along with the rise of voice search, can provide an excellent way to create a successful SEO strategy in 2018 by facilitating the search experience through personalized and relevant answers.

Site speed is critical for search engines and your page’s performance at the SERPs and Accelerated Mobile Pages can make a page load up to four times faster than a standard mobile page. According to Chartbeat, AMP load in a second and they also see a 35% improvement in engagement time.

Google’s focus on AMP makes more publishers consider their use, currently counting more than 2 billion Accelerated Mobile Pages.

The demand is expected to grow in 2018, helping companies improve their engagement and the overall user experience through fast and responsive mobile pages. Brands that want to keep up with the changes in mobile search has to keep up with the trend and experiment whether they need AMP or any other fixes to improve their site speed.

The rise of visual search

Visual search is an exciting area and the combination of technological innovation and user experience can take searching to the next level.

As the internet becomes more visually-focused, there is a great opportunity to explore the power of visual search. Major tech companies including Bing, Pinterest and Google have already invested in developing powerful visual search engines in a bid to capitalize on this new trend.

An SEO strategy in 2018 needs to consider the way we consume visual content and how search engines now go beyond text to explore the changing habits of search. Rich visuals now become more engaging and the use of neuroscience and innovation bring out an interesting and competitive market.

As the competition increases, more companies seem to acknowledge the potential of a successful visual search, while brands need to focus even more on optimizing their visual content for SEO purposes.

AI and machine learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are already changing the way that search results are ranked. Machine learning can also facilitate the way searches take place, helping users find contextualized results.

This will lead to a more personalized experience, while the rise of voice search and digital assistants can offer the ideal ground to develop artificial intelligence and reward successful SEO strategies that keep up with the trends.

Google’s RankBrain, or else Google’s deep learning algorithm, is also expected to affect the search landscape. Catering to RankBrain often seems like an intimidating prospect to SEOs, and the term “Artificial Intelligence Optimization” has been bandied about a fair amount.

But as Dan Taylor explained in a comprehensive look at RankBrain and SEO, there is no set way to optimize for RankBrain, although certain search practices are now more relevant than ever.

We can expect more changes to come in 2018 where AI and machine learning are concerned, and Google’s determination to develop in this area indicate that there are many more innovations on the horizon.

Improving SEO in 2018

As it seems, 2018 will be an interesting year for SEO. Traditional SEO techniques are still effective, but a number of trends are in the works that could significantly alter the practice of optimizing for search.

What is useful to understand while we proceed towards is 2018 is that SEO is already changing, and the ranking in the first organic spot is not the ultimate goal anymore. As search engines evolve, there are multiple opportunities to increase your search traffic without necessarily focusing on organic SERPs.

The rise of featured snippets, PPC, voice search and local SEO can often yield better results than an organic ranking. That’s why it’s useful to keep up with the latest trends and discover how your brand can maintain a successful SEO strategy for the year ahead by blending established and growing trends.



source https://searchenginewatch.com/2017/10/13/seven-seo-trends-to-watch-in-2018/

24 Best WordPress Themes for Selling eBooks

Are you looking for WordPress themes for selling ebooks? Well, you’re in luck because there are dozens of WordPress themes designed for selling digital products. In this article, we will show you the best WordPress themes for selling ebooks.

Best WordPress Themes for Selling Ebooks

Building a WordPress Website to Sell eBooks

WordPress is an excellent platform to sell things online. It is already used by millions of ecommerce websites around the world including many top brands.

Before you start, it’s important to make sure that you’re using the right version of WordPress. Yes there are two. We recommend using self-hosted WordPress.org. See WordPress.com vs WordPress.org for more details.

To build a self hosted WordPress website, you’ll need a domain name ($14.99 / year) and WordPress hosting ($7.99 / month). You will also need an SSL Certificate ($69.99 / year) to accept payments on your website.

That’s quite a lot of startup money.

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After purchasing hosting, the next step is to install WordPress. You can follow the step by step instructions in our guide on how to start a WordPress blog.

That being said, let’s take a look at some of the best WordPress themes for selling ebooks.

1. Wilson

Wilson

Wilson is a flexible WordPress theme with a minimalist design which makes it perfect for selling ebooks. It comes with 5 blog layouts, multiple header styles, 4 slider styles, and unlimited color choices.

Other notable features include sticky sidebar, custom widgets, contact form integration, and promo boxes. It is easy to setup with live customizer and 1-click demo importer.

2. Montblanc

Montblanc

Montblanc is a modern and stylish WordPress theme designed to boost lead generation and increase sales. It comes in 5 layouts for blog, homepage, and shop front.

It includes some awesome features like a cart popup, login and register widget, and a my account page for users to download their ebooks. Its beautiful product templates allow you to beautifully add your ebook details, cover art, sample pages, and more.

3. Creativo

Creativo

Creativo is a powerful multipurpose WordPress theme perfect for selling ebooks and digital downloads. It includes 11 ready-made templates that can be installed with 1-click.

It comes with sections to add portfolio, photo galleries, and custom widgets for social media integration. It ships with premium drag and drop page builder and slider plugins.

4. Lenscap

Lenscap

Lenscap is perfect for content-rich WordPress sites selling ebook downloads. It comes with a beautiful featured content carousel, gorgeous typography and beautiful display of images.

Other notable features include beautiful templates for shop front, product pages, lightbox popup for videos, color choices, and easy customization. It ships with a getting started guide to help you quickly setup your website.

5. Panizoid

Panizoid

Panizoid is a modern WordPress theme designed for selling stuff online. It features a unique shopfront layout for the homepage. You can also choose a regular homepage without different sections including recent products.

It includes 9 page templates, 4 header styles, responsive mega menu, and 17 custom widgets. It includes many ecommerce specific features that allow you to skip installing several commonly used WooCommerce plugins.

6. Binder Pro

Binder Pro

Binder Pro is a WordPress theme designed for publishers, bloggers, and ecommerce websites. It is a magazine style theme with ready-made websites for different niches and industries.

It takes a modular approach to design and allows you to instantly build pages by simple drag and drop modules. It includes pricing tables, sliders, contact form, multiple headers, and super easy customization panel.

7. Shopfront

Shopfront

Shopfront is a simple and elegant WordPress theme ready to sell ebooks out of the box. It features a drag and drop homepage layout allowing you to add sections with 1-click.

It includes a homepage slider, testimonials slider, latest products widget, recent posts, and beautiful blog section. It has a simple and powerful custom theme options panel which helps you setup your website.

8. Vstore

Vstore

Vstore is another stylish WordPress theme designed to sell digital products online with WooCommerce. It’s homepage layout features a grid of products that users can quickly add to their carts. It also includes multiple homepage styles, full width page template, and drag and drop page builder.

It comes with a custom theme options page and easy customization through live customizer. It ships with custom widgets that can be easily exported to use on other websites.

9. Iconwish

Iconwish

Iconwish is a WordPress theme designed for Easy Digital Downloads, a WordPress ecommerce plugin made for selling digital products. It features a masonry grid to on the homepage to display your featured products.

It also includes a reviews slider, drag and drop builder, contact us template, product portfolio, and two homepage layouts. It is easy to use and comes with a custom theme options dashboard.

10. Avant

Avant

Avant is a powerful WordPress multipurpose theme perfect for selling ebooks. It ships with 7 demo websites that can installed with 1-click. Each of these demos is fully customizable with a custom theme options panel and hundreds of options.

It includes multiple page templates, custom widgets, header and navigation menu styles, and more. It is translation ready and can be used to build multilingual websites using WPML.

11. Narcos

Narcos

If you are looking for a modern and stylish WordPress theme to sell ebooks, then take a look at Narcos. It is a beautifully designed multipurpose WordPress theme with gorgeous parallax background effects, engaging product pages, and a modern shopfront page.

It includes sections to add team members, testimonials, sliders, contact us page with Google Maps, and more. It is highly optimized for speed and performance.

12. Atomic

Atomic

Atomic is a stylish WordPress theme with beautiful typography and stunning design. It comes with easy to use sections to add portfolio, team members or author profiles, testimonials, and more.

It comes with an easy to built homepage layout with simple drag and drop options. All theme settings are conveniently located under theme customizer so you can set up your website with a live preview.

13. Suisen

Suisen

If you are looking for a minimalist style WordPress theme to sell ebooks, then take a look at Suisen. This beautiful theme comes with an easy to use drag and drop homepage with unlimited color choices.

It uses Helvetica Neue font which gives it a very retro-classy look. You can easily change that by using custom fonts. It also includes custom widgets for Twitter, Instagram, and social profiles. It comes with out of box support for all top page builder plugins.

14. The Core

The Core

The Core is a collection of multiple WordPress themes packaged into one mega theme. It includes 23 demo websites that can be installed with 1-click. Each one of these demos is fully customizable using drag and drop tools.

It includes countless combinations of styles, layouts, and designs that you can mix and match. It also includes beautiful templates for your ebook product pages, blog section, and other landing pages.

15. Shoppe

Shoppe

Shoppe is a WordPress ecommerce theme designed for online stores. It ships with 3 demos and 1-click installer to give you quick start.

It has a built-in drag and drop builder with 14 header styles, 9 archive layouts, 6 footer styles, and many custom widgets. You can mix and match these options to create truly unique layouts of your own. It has product slider, quick view, detailed product pages, and other WooCommerce options to help you increase sales.

16. Balance

Balance

Balance is a feature rich WordPress theme designed to impress your customers. Its homepage features a welcome section with call to action, followed by your featured products showcased in a grid layout.

It comes with a fully widgetized homepage layout and all theme options are neatly placed under live theme customizer for easier access. It also has a theme options panel for general theme settings.

17. Integral

Integral

Looking for a free theme to sell your ebook? Then you should check out Integral. It is a free one-page WordPress theme with WooCommerce support.

Its homepage features a full width header image with call to action buttons. After that you can add different sections including portfolio, products, blog posts, and more. It is very easy to use and only comes with options you will actually use.

18. Daylight

Daylight

Daylight is a modern multipurpose WordPress theme for business websites. It comes with full WooCommerce support so it can be easily used for selling ebooks or any other digital products like software, music, app, and more.

It includes 2 homepage designs, 10 page templates, multiple portfolio templates, Google fonts, and shortcodes.

19. Safreen

Safreen

Safreen is another free WordPress theme that can be easily used to sell ebooks. It comes with a flat design layout with a large full screen header, followed by a grid layout.

It includes an easier drag and drop theme setup using customizer. You can also use customizer to tweak colors and rearrange homepage sections.

20. Float

Float

Float is a colorful and stylish WordPress theme that can repurposed to use for any kind of website. It comes with tons of templates, header and sidebar styles, and an integrated page builder. These tools allow you to create stunning pages in minutes without any coding skills.

It includes a custom theme settings page, live customizer support, and 1-click installer to make theme setup quick and pain free.

21. OceanWP

OceanWP

If you want a free theme with premium-like features, then OceanWP is the theme for you. This super flexible free WordPress theme comes with the features you’d usually find in paid WordPress themes.

It includes advanced options to easily setup a modern homepage layout. It also works with all popular page builder plugins, so you can create your own layouts as well.

22. Beyond

Beyond

Beyond is an all purpose WordPress theme with beautiful landing page templates that will help you sell more ebooks. It comes with a page builder plugin and custom WooCommerce modules. This allows you to create highly engaging sales pages on your website with minimum effort.

Beyond comes in multiple color schemes, layout choices, custom widgets, and flexible theme settings. It includes portfolio, team members, and other sections that you may need as your business grows.

23. Smart Passive Income

Smart Passive Income

Smart Passive Income theme is designed to help you create passive income streams. Whether you are selling ebooks, running a podcast, or blogging. This theme will help you build an engaging audience around your brand.

It comes with a simpler widgetized homepage layout and custom widgets to set it up. Just fill out widget settings and drag and drop them. It is built on Genesis framework, and it is highly optimized for performance.

24. MixShop

MixShop

MixShop is a WordPress theme for all kind of online stores. Whether you are selling ebooks in WordPress, or physical goods, you will find MixShop easily adjust to your requirements.

It is available in 2 homepage designs with 7 color schemes. It is easy use and includes a page builder, slider, and multiple WooCommerce ready options that will help you showcase your ebooks more creatively.

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