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Uku WordPress Theme With New Design Style and WooCommerce Support

First of all we want to wish you a Happy New Years Eve! We hope you will have a nice celebration into the new year, we wish you all the very best for 2017 and that all your wishes and dreams will come true.

We finally finished our work on the new Uku update over the last days and we are super excited to show you the theme update. Our Uku WordPress theme now comes with a beautiful, complete new third design style called “serif” and support for the WooCommerce eCommerce plugin. So now, next to the blog and Magazine options you can also built your online shop with Uku.

The New Serif Design Style

Uku now comes with three different design styles, the “standard” design (which you can see in the Taupo demo), the “neo” design (see live demo Pirongia) and the new “serif” design style with the brand new demo Ruapuke. For the serif design style we use the Cormorant Garamond Google font and a took a fresh, breathable, minimal design approach in general.


The new WooCommerce shop looks especially beautiful with Uku serif and we also built a new shop front page template for you.

Of course you can also use Uku serif for your Magazine or blog. You can use all blog page sections and a featured post slider.


WooCommerce Support for Uku

In case you are looking for a theme to build an elegant, modern WooCommerce shop with, Uku, with it’s fresh shop design will be the perfect theme for you.

Uku offers a three-column shop layout without sidebar or a two-column shop page with a shop sidebar. To use the shop front page, you just need to create a default page and assign the “Shop Page Template” to it. On the Uku Shop front page you can shop your products in different sections (like latest products, best rated, on sale or featured products), add an About section or big quote and show a section with your latest posts.

Uku serif also offers a big, fullscreen header image options with a slogan text (we will shortly add this option to the other design styles as well). An additional feature is the quick cart button, which open a cart overlay to quickly show your customers their current cart content.


The product single pages are also very minimal and uncluttered, so that you can truly feature your products in a fresh look.


Live Demo Imports just got easier

We also prepared a One Click live demo import for Uku. You can now install the free “One Click Demo Import” WordPress plugin (just search the plugin name in your plugin admin area to install it) and you will find the three Uku live demos ready to be installed.

Your Feedback

We hope you will love the new Uku theme version with its new design style and the WooCommerce support. Please let us know what you think, we would love to receive your feedback, suggestions and ideas for new theme features. We can’t wait to hear from you!

Happy 2017, Yours Ellen & Manuel

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    1. Hi Brett,
      thank you sooo much for such an amazing feedback!!! So happy to hear that you like the new Uku style and update so much. This makes us happy :D
      If you have any questions regarding the theme, just let me know.
      Happy New Year!

    1. Hi Razcel, thank you sooo much for your feedback, happy that you like the new Uku design! Happy New Year to you, too :) Best, Ellen

  1. Happy New Year Ellen and Manuel.
    Best Present for 2017. Your themes just get better like matured wine.
    Great inspiration too for new projects.
    Thank you.

  2. Hi Ellen,

    Just downloaded the theme bundle again, but can’t figure out which one is Ruapuke.
    There was Uku 1, 2 & 3. Which one is Ruapuke?
    Grateful for your prompt reply.


    1. Hi there,
      so sorry for missing to reply to your comment. If you want to use the design style used in the “Ruapuke” demo you need to choose the design style “serif” in the theme options.
      Best, Ellen

  3. KD

    Hi there. I love the Ruapuke demo and would love to buy the Uku theme for that reason. Can you please tell me if I’d be able to set up the theme as it appears in the demo but then leave out the shop components—I don’t need a shop page. Thanks!

    1. Hi KD,
      I’m so sorry I missed to reply to you earlier. Yes, of course, you can always use Uku as a blog/Magazine-style website only. The WooCommerce shop is totally optional.
      If you have any other questions, just let me know.
      Best, Ellen

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