Perfect in every way!
I have Magento CE 126.96.36.199
Even though there were no reviews, I took the leap of faith that this was going to be a good theme. I was pleasantly surprised that it was way better than I could hope for. After researching this theme, I decided to go ahead and purchase the extra code for their one-page checkout that goes hand in hand with this theme. Usually I use Fire Checkout, but I thought I would give Gala a chance being that their checkout would be cheaper than my purchasing Fire Checkout, and their checkout was already rockin' and rollin' style-wise, thus saving me some extra time setting it up. In addition to their checkout, you can also purchase a better layered navigation module than what Magento already has as the default. I didn't purchase that only because I already had Amasty's Improved Navigation and Improved Sorting.
First of all, though this theme is a "coffee shop" look, it is extremely versatile, and you can make it look any way you want with any colors you want. For example, my website is an online nursery for plants, trees, seed, etc. with mostly greens and blues. They take advantage of the Google font library, so you can have any kind of font look you want. They have tried to make this theme as user-friendly as possible for people who really don't have a strong HTML or CSS background. Since I am a developer, there were some looks that I wanted that their settings couldn't quite solve, so I did use a child theme quite extensively. However, that is all I have really needed to do.
Normally, I have to go into the template files and alter the PHP and HTML, as well as the xml layout files, but with this theme they have the "EM Theme Framework" where you can literally build any page any way you want. No more having to worry about right or left side callouts and other such headaches. All of your page layouts can be done through the EM Theme Framework layout designs with the help of static blocks and widgets.
They also have the mega menu to help you with all of your menu needs. With the mega menu, you can create very sophisticated drop down menus that include multi-columns where you can add images and even video. They use the Magento wysiwyg tool to help those who may not have a good grip on HTML to help create everything.
In addition to all of the above, they include a lightbox that is pretty good for your product images, Featured Products, Best Sellers, Related Products, and On Sale Products widgets that can be displayed in a slider, in the right or left columns, or in the content area of your pages. This is a big money saver, so you don't have to buy extra modules for these things.
There's also some other nice features like the addition of a social media share box that you can enable on the product pages, a button that you can enable that will take you up to the top of the page, a slideshow that you can set to any size with many, many options, etc.
The checkout that I purchased is worth the money. Fire Checkout might be a tad better, but for my needs, this one-page checkout is perfect and an excellent price. I can't comment on their Layered Navigation code, because I didn't purchase it, but the Amasty extensions that I purchased worked perfectly with this theme.
This is a fully responsive theme, and it looks great on a smart phone and tablet. Even the slideshow can be completely responsive to the screen size.
September 17, 2014
getting error on admin config setting page
I have installed it on my store
magento ver 188.8.131.52
but when I go to admin -> settings->configuration page it is giving http 500 ERROR
tried log off and login again ...still the same
August 13, 2014
Excellent and work prefectly in Magento 1.9.x
I installed in 1.9 and used Ultimo theme. Works like charm. Thanks
August 3, 2014
Images not showing in frontend
I have installed this on 184.108.40.206 and also renamed the media folder to swatches but its still not showing up in frontend.
July 24, 2014
Works and is simple too - what a relief
I installed this on magento 1.9.x with ultimo theme, and it just works.
Been trying all sorts of extensions (paid), and while they work, they are too complicated when you need them integrated into the pages.
I highly recommend this extension.
July 24, 2014
Fully Working just follow the Procedure properly
The extension works properly as it should. Been using the Gala Gomarket theme with Magento version 1.9 and its working properly.
Even with these current settings I have.
css and java a re minified and merged
using CDN with amazon aws cloudfront
and no errors...
just 1 thing, when installed, a new directory in /media will be created as "color_swatches" but front end will ask for /media/swatches" instead of /media/color_swatches" so just edit the name of the swatch folder to "swatches" and make sure to upload all swatch images to 666 permission to be accessible.
That's all and everything will follow. +1 for this extension and +1 as well for the maker and the theme Gala GoMarket!
June 20, 2014
I thought it's too good to be true, but...
It's really true and it's absolutely 100% Free. I'm using Magent 1.8.1 and it's working without errors. It's really really free and easy to use. Never spend another dollar to convert your dropdown custom attribute options to swatches again. :D
April 17, 2014
Nice extension, immediate support
Extension works as described on ver 1.8.1.
Support is really fast and gave me solutions within 12hours after my request. They also help me refine my css to adapt the extension.
March 20, 2014
Fantastic support, i recommend it for your store!!
March 11, 2014
Great shop - Great Theme
Best theme I have used ever...
great functionality and visual,
No bugs so far !!!
It is also fully upgradable. Custom css changes are kept separately so I can reload theme files without loosing my changes.
Some extensions are complicated to use at the beginning due to the fact that are really fully customizable.
I have faced a compatibility issue with zopim and support gave me solution the next day.
Thanks guys for this great job.
February 24, 2014