Launch your own digital store or marketplace with Checkout!
With Checkout and Easy Digital Downloads, you can create your own digital goods store to sell stock photography, audio files, eBooks, video and more.
Checkout also includes several beautifully-designed templates to help you create a professional and elegant business or portfolio website. Create a Team page, add pricing tables, testimonials and more!
Turn your website into a full-blown marketplace.
Using the EDD Marketplace Bundle (sold separately), you can turn your store into a multi-vendor marketplace, where vendors can submit products for sale on your website. Enable the Commissions extension (included in the Marketplace bundle) to earn a cut of every sale made on your website!
The Marketplace bundle also allows you to add product reviews, wish lists, recommended products and more.
A slick dashboard for your vendors.
We’ve detailed every inch of the EDD Marketplace Bundle extension, creating a beautiful and simple to use dashboard for your vendors to manage their products and sales.
The Vendor dashboard enables you to edit and manage products, add new products, respond to comments, view earnings and more.
Typekit fonts built in.
We’ve partnered with Typekit to bring premium, top-quality fonts to your website. We handle everything, all you have to do is activate your theme license and you instantly have premium fonts from Typekit. You don’t even need an account!
Checkout features Proxima Nova, a modern, geometric sans-serif with super clean lines, which gives your typography a bold, modern and professional appearance. Yes, it really is that nice!
Show us what you’re working on.
You can also use Checkout to build a handsome, minimal portfolio to show off your latest photography, design work, audio projects or video. Use the elegant gallery lightbox to showcase a series of images.
Portfolio projects can be displayed on the homepage as well as a dedicated Portfolio page.
Introduce your team.
Checkout includes a Team page and a Gravatar Profile widget that lets you introduce your team members with a brief profile and links. If you don’t already have a Gravatar account, it’s super simple to get started and create a profile.
Add your company story below the team grid to turn this page into a beautiful About page.
Getting Started Dashboard
When you activate Checkout, you’ll be redirected to the Getting Started page. Here, you can view the extensive help file, view and install recommended plugins, browse FAQ’s, view Checkout’s latest updates and activate your theme license. We update this dashboard regularly with helpful tips and solutions.
Designed to adapt seamlessly to any display or device.
Checkout features a slick, responsive design, meaning your site will adapt to fit any screen size, from desktops down to mobile phones. All pages and features have been optimized to work on every device.
With the mobile-optimized checkout, users can even checkout on the go and claim their download via email when they return to a computer. Don’t lose out on mobile sales!
Frequently asked questions.
What can I build with Checkout?
Checkout enables you to create a digital store of any kind! You can create a stock photography website, you can sell your audio files, full albums, ebooks, videos, design resources and more!
Using the Marketplace bundle for Easy Digital Downloads (see below), you can turn your site into a full-blown marketplace that enables users to submit files for sale on your website. Enable the Commissions extension to make a cut of every sale made on your website!
What is Easy Digital Downloads?
Easy Digital Downloads (EDD) is a free WordPress plugin that enables you to sell digital goods on your website. EDD is entirely optional and is only required if you would like to sell digital products on your website. Although EDD is 100% free, you can also purchase extensions to add more features to your site, making it as minimal or powerful as you’d like.
What is the Marketplace bundle?
The Marketplace bundle is a collection of extensions that have been specifically chosen for users that wish to setup a marketplace with Easy Digital Downloads. These extensions add features like Frontend User Submissions, Reviews, Recommended Products and Wish Lists, allowing you to create a single or multi-user marketplace. Checkout was designed to integrate seamlessly with all of the extensions in the Marketplace bundle.
The Marketplace bundle is not required to sell your products with Easy Digital Downloads, only if you want to create a marketplace. Checkout and Easy Digital Downloads function as a standalone digital store out of the box.
What is a Typekit font?
Typekit is a font subscription service that offers top-quality fonts from the world’s best foundries, for use on the web. We’ve partnered with Typekit to bring these professionally-designed fonts to your website!
Why is it important to have finely-crafted typography? Typography can be very influential on visitors to your site, and can have a stunning effect when done properly. Typography draws in your visitor and sets the tone for your content. For this reason, we’ve chosen to feature Proxima Nova in Checkout, a super clean, modern sans-serif font with a bold, professional appearance.
What plugins are recommended with Checkout?
We’ve added a list of recommended plugins below. All of the plugins are optional, but some are required to create a website similar to the Checkout demo. To get the most out of Checkout, you’ll at least want to install the Array Toolkit (free) and Easy Digital Downloads (free).
If you’d like to build a business/portfolio site with a digital store, you’ll need to add a few of the following plugins.
- Array Toolkit
Adds portfolio and testimonial features. Free plugin.
- Easy Digital Downloads
Sell digital goods on your website. Free plugin.
Add subtitles to your posts and pages. Free plugin.
- Contact Form 7
Add contact forms to your website. Free plugin.
Add MailChimp or Campaign Monitor email subscription forms. Free plugin.
If you would like to build your own digital marketplace as seen in the Checkout Marketplace demo, you’ll need to add a few of the following plugins, depending on which features you want on your marketplace.
- Marketplace Bundle
Discounted bundle of all the extensions listed below. Sold separately.
- Front End Submissions
Allow users to submit files for sale on your site. Sold separately.
Allow users to leave comments and reviews on your products. Sold separately.
- Recommended Products
Show a cross sell of recommended products. Sold separately.
Collect a commission on sales made on your marketplace. Sold separately.
- Social Login
Allow users to login and checkout with social networks. Sold separately.
- Wish Lists
Allow users to save and share their favorite products. Sold separately.
- Simple Shipping
Adds shipping fields to checkout for physical goods. Sold separately.
Are you able to help me if I have trouble with the theme?
Most definitely! We’re happy to help answer any questions you might have about Checkout during setup or general use. We’ve put together a pretty handy help file to get you started, and we monitor our support forum closely to provide quick answers.
Can I sell physical goods with Checkout?
Checkout works best as a digital goods store, however, with the Simple Shipping extension (sold separately) for Easy Digital Downloads, you can sell physical goods on your site. Collect shipping details at checkout to send out your physical goods!
Latest theme updates.
We update Checkout regularly with bug fixes and feature additions. Check out the latest changes to checkout by viewing the readme file.