Insights For a Better Store Owner Experience
Set Yourself Up For Success
Below you will find a few tips and recommendations to keep in mind when managing your store with the Good Vibes theme. We hope you find these tips and recommendations helpful, read on:
Get a Second Pair of Eyes
As a store owner you’re already going to have a lot on your plate. As a store owner maintaining your own e-commerce store, customers, orders and also in charge of technical maintenance of your store with relatively little design or development experience can easily become an overwhelming undertaking. This is especially true for the do-it-yourself store owners that eventually find themselves in deep water, store design breaks or something isn’t working as they expected after making a few customizations.
For this reason, one of the first things every store owner should consider, is to bring on board a second pair of eyes, meaning a developer with more experience maintaining the technical aspects of your store and for all practical purposes any complex website operation in general. To provide a little more context, most professional developers bring on a life line for times when they need support and solutions too, it’s not just individuals starting out, because they know it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when, and it’s best to be ready for when issues or more complex customization needs arise.
To summarize, find a developer to help you maintain your store, if at the very least to provide a second pair of eyes or guidance to point you in the right direction when unexpected results or issues come up because they will happen. Use resources that are already available to you, such as the Good Vibes online documentation, the Bigcommerce online documentation, Bigcommerce support phone number and some of the free resources available online by simply doing a search.
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Provide Yourself Some Cushion
Themes and templates come with a set of core files out of the box. These files are the foundation responsible for functionality and design of your store. It would seem only natural to modify these files to make changes to your store. However, unless you are a more experienced developer, making edits to core theme files is not recommended because it will yield unexpected results that could become challenging and time consuming to troubleshoot. A good rule of thumb when wanting to make any edits to a theme or template is to create a separate file(s) dedicated to your changes.
Test Your Changes Every Step of the Way