I left Etsy about a year ago and I haven't looked back ever since. However, after leaving, setting up the new shop was no easy task, even though I am a web developer by trade and have set up quite a bit of WooCommerce shops during my day job. But – I had set out to write the full theme myself, even though I am not a Backend person and PHP and I do not get along to well, and also I didn't want to use any premium plugins (because I am greedy and obviously like to take more pride in my abilities than I sometimes should), did I manage to get all of my things set up how I wanted them without any premium plugins? Did I almost go crazy while tackling that? Was it oh so worth it in the end? Hell, yeah!
So let's look at how I did it.
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Calligrpahy requires a lot more tools than most other writing instruments and not a day goes by that I don’t get at least one message of people asking what tools they need to get their own calligraphy adventure started.
I am writing the calligraphy 101 series, which should give you a general idea on the tools needed, but for some people that is not enough. Some people want to know exactly what products they should get. If you are one of those people – this post is for you.
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