3 eCommerce Plugins that MAKE a Nice Site

At DFW Website Designers we design great websites. This week, I want to share about an eCommerce website that went live. That site had three WordPress plugins that really very well.

A family run manufacturing business in Euless, Texas was in need of a very complicated eCommerce website upgrade. First they are one of the country’s top suppliers in awnings. Furthermore, they already had an online presence with a fairly complicated website. Next, the site needed to allow customers and dealers to custom order their awnings. Finally, they lacked: a modern looks, mobile responsiveness, and self maintenance capabilities.

Awntech’s Old Website Design

Awntech Corporation's Old Website Before DFW Website Designers' Rebuild

DFW Website Designers’ New Awntech Site

We decided to redesign an entirely new website. The design was based on the simple look and feel that Apple currently emphasizes on its simple website.

Awntech Corporation's New Website

3 WordPress Plugins that MADE a Nice eCommerce Site

There are a great many features I could explain and elaborate regarding their new website. However I want to zoom in on three great WordPress plugins that make this site–shine!

1) The WooCommerce Plugin

First, beyond the Thesis theme core, I installed WooCommerce WordPress plugin. I needed a simple low cost eCommerce solution with the flexibility of customization. This simple plugin fit the bill nicely.

2) The Uber Menu Plugin

Second, I needed a menu that would allow easy organization and fast access to over 40 different awning products. One that was both mobile responsive and allowed images built into the NAV bar. Uber Menu was the answer.

DFW Website Designers Selects Uber Menu

3) Gravity Forms Plugin

Finally, I needed a complex ordering option. The online ordering experience required custom drop down selections that could easily be changed based on features and options. I had heard good things about Gravity Forms. After building 40 customs cart forms, I love this product! Some of Awntech’s awning have over 100 different custom features. Most of them change the pricing based on selected features and colors.

DFW Website Designers Selects Gravity Forms

There are lots of great tools that can make your eCommerce website simple. Selecting and choosing the right options makes it easier on the user. It was a pleasure to build Awntech’s new website. Should you desire a website like this one, reach out to us via our Contact Us.

Happy building!

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Fred Campos, Top Geek at DFW Website Designers, blogs about everything from child custody to parenting. In addition to blogging, he is a humorist public speaker and serves on the HEB ISD School Board. He is married to one SuperParentMom, and raising three world changes. To receive a quote on websites visit the Let's Talk page on, www.DFWWebsiteDesigners.com. Like this post? Make sure you subscribe to this blog.
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  • Charles Moncrief April 25, 2017, 6:01 pm

    Hi Fred, it’s been a few years. I’m helping out the founder & president of Save the 1. It might be worth visiting with you pretty soon.

    • Fred Campos April 25, 2017, 7:23 pm

      great to connect with you again. I’ll send you a follow-up email right now.

  • Ashley Marsh May 29, 2017, 3:05 am

    Hi Fred,

    I totally agree with the above-mentioned plugins but in order to make it more useful i would like to add couple of more plugins that makes e-commerce website more optimized:
    1. Yoast SEO Plugin
    2. Contact Form
    3. W3Total Cache
    4. Monster Insight’s Google Analytics

    I have been using these plugins and also recommends my knowns to use those plugins.

  • Alex June 5, 2017, 9:02 pm

    Thanks for sharing great and interesting information. It’s great!