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Introducing Athletic – a WordPress Starter Site for e-commerce businesses

September 13, 2022

We are pleased to introduce a new WordPress Starter Site built with e-commerce businesses in mind, exclusively available with Managed WordPress Hosting. 

Athletic is an all-in-one Starter Site featuring an easy-to-set up e-commerce theme and payment gateway, so you can start trading sooner.

Check out Athletic now

Get your online store up and running quickly

Our new e-commerce Starter Site was created to help business owners create a fully-functional e-commerce site quickly. Built using the popular WooCommerce e-commerce plugin, which to date has reached over 150 million downloads, the Starter Site features demo content and a block editor which allows you to set up your store quickly, and provides an impactful online presence for your business from the get go.

What’s included:

  • Standard Shop, About and News pages
  • Call to action buttons
  • Beautiful, clean product gallery layout
  • Sale banners
  • Editable product listing pages with zoom-in functionality
  • Easy checkout with payment options
  • Convenient VAT-inclusive pricing
  • Automated order confirmation emails

Customers already using a Starter Site with Managed WordPress Hosting can upgrade to Athletic and turn their existing site into an e-commerce store, for free.  

Start accepting payments instantly

The Athletic Starter Site includes the proudly South African Yoco payment solution out of the box. Yoco is trusted by over 200 000 small businesses and their payment gateway has a 5-star rating on With the Yoco plugin, our customers have convenient access to a secure payment gateway that can process credit card payments, without having to sign up with a third party site.

Athletic also supports most payment plugins available for WordPress.

Choose courier terms to suit your needs

Our pre-installed shipping integration, 2Ship, provides you with flexible shipping options allowing you to select the fastest or cheapest courier option for each package. It’s a quick and convenient way to access established South African couriers and get your e-commerce store up and running even quicker.

Why choose Managed WordPress Hosting?

Suited to busy entrepreneurs, xneelo’s Managed WordPress hosting was designed to take the hassle out of setting up and creating a business website. Setup is quick and easy and xneelo handles all the WordPress core updates to ensure your website stays updated and secure. Managed WordPress customers can also use the new xneelo Control Panel, which is accessible on all devices and allows you to manage your website wherever you are.

Test-drive Managed WordPress hosting for 30-days here.

Create a website in minutes.

and start selling online today.