16 Awesome PrestaShop v1.5.x Themes (Free and Premium)
Updated: Sun, 12/23/2012 - 00:57
In my last video tutorial I showed everyone how to install a theme in PrestaShop v1.5.x. For demonstration purposes, I used a free theme from LeoTheme for which I have listed the link to below:
When I installed the sneaker shop theme I was quite impressed with it because of all the modules that are included. For example, it includes a Leo theme control panel, Lof advanced footer module, Lof custom top, Lof manufacturers scroll, Lof new products module and Lof social share module.
In my opinion, the Leo theme control panel is the most impressive because it allows you to modify the template width (by entering a number that represents px or % value), change the default skin color, font, background pattern and more.
There is even a responsive feature that can be turned on and off, but when I tried turning it on and tested it on both my desktop and iPhone, the theme didn't seem to adjust to the screen size.
In addition to that theme, I also managed to find a few other free ones at PrestaDevelop, but they all required registering an account and LeoTheme didn't. Below I have listed some of those other free themes:
This is a nice, bright yellow theme that really gives off a cheerful feel. I really like how the guitar image on the homepage blends in with the rest of the colors. Storewide 1 column layout.
A clean theme that has nice little touches such as the camera image next to the cart link. This is a storewide 1 column layout.
Beautiful green theme with a leafy background. Plenty of detail can be found such as an image of a green basket next to the cart link, an orange background for the side column (which I feel blends in well with the green color) as well as a gradient green background for the header navigation bar. 1 column layout for the homepage and 2 columns for other pages.
Are you in the clothing business? Well, if you are, you're in luck because this is one chic looking theme. Nice crisp white background with gray and blue buttons. Features a 1 column design for the homepage and 2 columns for the rest of the site.
If you're in the cell phone and/or accessories business, this theme is sure to give your shop a cool high tech look. The gradient gray and black design is definitely a nice touch. Features a 2 column layout.
I really like the choice of colors on this theme. Also, isn't it cool how the aqua blue border around the top nav bar looks as if it's illuminated? As someone that's really into carbon fiber, the background for the shopping cart button in the top right and side navigational box really caught my attention. Features a 1 column layout for the homepage and 2 columns for the rest of the pages.
Responsive Premium Themes:
While I like many of the themes above, I prefer responsive themes because as I have said in the past, they are a really great way to optimize your store for visitors on mobile devices.
Unfortunately, I couldn't find any free ones other than this one from Template Monster, but the terms state that the theme cannot be used for personal or commercial projects... Therefore, I have listed some of my favorite paid responsive PrestaShop v1.5.x themes below:
Customizable design that let's you change the color of the bottons, footer background, header, font and more. I was actually playing around with some of the included modules and really like the big product slider and manufacturer editorial section.
I also like how the the layout of the homepage changes when you turn certain modules on and others off via the theme's configuration panel. Personally, I like the way the store looks with the big image slider turned off and the big product slider turned on.
The little view listing and add to cart icons that show up when you hover over a product image are really a nice touch as well. I do, however, wonder whether some shoppers might get confused when looking for the add to cart button...
The Shinyshop theme includes +10 background patterns, allows you to change your store's colors, font and includes a couple of Ajax modules.
I was playing around with the modules because at first I didn't understand what they do and later realized that the search module offers instant search suggestions while you type into the search box, and the shopping cart module displays the contents of your cart when you hover over the shopping cart link (cart must contain items for the menu to show).
Multishop features a clean design and is packed with modules such as the responsive flexslider; Ajax cart which allows you to preview the contents of your shopping cart by hovering over the shopping cart link in the top right (like the module that is included with the Shinyshop theme); carousel display for brand, new products, featured products; drop down menu and more.
Modern looking theme that displays products in list and grid format. On the product listing page you will also find a product filter in the side box which allows you to filter items by color, price, attributes, specs and more. Theme design is also customizable and even allows you to enter in your own custom css code.
A very nice looking theme with bright colors. Modules are also included and amongst them you will find a theme control panel, review system and more.
If I was selling flowers, I'd definitely choose this theme. It looks great with the default pastel color scheme and there are quite a few other color combinations to choose from. Numerous background patterns are also included.
I'm a big fan of the contemporary look and this theme doesn't disappoint. Personally, I like the default orange color because it really gives off a cheerful feel but for those that want to tone it down a bit, there is a "dark" color combo which isn't at all gloomy (it sounded like that to me) that can be used.
The Leo book store theme has a nice modern yet conservative feel to it. The default color (green and light brown) looks great and reminds me a bit of Barnes & Noble, but if you are looking for something a bit different, there are 3 other color combinations to choose from -- cyan and gray, orange and tan, as well as red and blue.
Judging by the demos, this theme seems to work well with shops selling clothing, watches, gadgets and flowers. There are also many customization options such as changing the font and button colors, background pattern for the header, footer, and more.