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Looking to develop custom product pages with EasyCart Functionality?
Many customers have asked about creating new products and designs on their WordPress pages and then simply inject or add EasyCart add to cart behavior or products on those custom pages. ?It is a common workflow, and while EasyCart develops an entire catalog system for you and your products, customizing ones pages to fit your specific needs is often a requirement.
With EasyCart shortcode, it is easy to develop your own product pages and add only specific parts of EasyCart to your system. ?Here are a few good examples, but be sure to experiment with our shortcode to see all of the capabilities it has to offer.
Scenario 1: ?Create your own pages, but want ‘Add to Cart’ button on your pages
This is very popular scenario, you have a few products, so you want to create highly customized WordPress pages and JUST use EasyCart add to cart behavior.
- ?Create your page in WordPress how you like it, then access the EasyCart shortcode by clicking the ‘shopping cart’ icon on the toolbar.
- Select the ‘Add to ?Cart’ shortcode button. ?There are lots of options here for shortcode, so worth time to explore and see the possibilities of each shortcode section.
- Once you select ‘Add to Cart’, you are asked which product would you like this add to cart button to represent, select which product from the dropdown.
- Select ‘Add shortcode’ and it will inject the shortcode into your wordpress page. ?You can use the default editor OR some themes have custom page builders, which also work if they represent shortcode in them.
Here you can see shortcode in the default editor, but you can also add it to your theme if it has a page builder system and will represent shortcode appropriately.
5. ?Now you can view your page, and if your product has option sets, those are also shown with your add to cart shortcode. ?Notice how this is a completely custom page built in WordPress, and ONLY the EasyCart product options and add to cart behavior are shown. ?This allows you to really extend EasyCart and WordPress by design and development on your own pages. ?(Of course EasyCart can do all this for you by using our regular catalog and product details pages that are created automatically, but for those wanting custom designs and complete control, this is a helpful feature.)
Scenario 2: ?A?table of products with titles, pricing and view more options
Many customers have asked for a way to build a table of products. ?We have an awesome shortcode for store table of products which allows you to quickly select groups of products, categories, and individual products and put into a quick shortcode table. ?Of course you could use CSS to custom design colors afterwards, but this shortcode really helps speed up the process of building a product table.
- ?Select shortcode as in previous scenario and select ‘Store Table’ shortcode.
- Select all the categories and columns that you would like to insert with this shortcode. ?Once finished, insert the shortcode into your page or custom page builder.
- Save your page and viewing shows the table of products along with a button to view the product in detail.
More Shortcode to explore!
We have more shortcode?which allow extensive control over your product displays and setup. ?You can display custom product categories on a WordPress page, very popular to do. ?You can also display custom cart and account shortcode, place single items or selected items on a page, even create a page for manufacturers and place those designed manufacturer products on a page.
We offer membership content shortcode as well, so if you sell membership content such as video, downloads, or access to a members area of your website, simply use this shortcode and design ‘Member Content/Non-Member Content’ on a single WordPress page. ?IF the user is logged in AND has purchased a membership, then they can view that content, otherwise, show the user directions to purchase OR login.
For more information on shortcode, you can also visit our online documentation: ?http://wpeasycart.com/docs/3.0.0/themes/shortcodes.php
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The WP EasyCart can leverage?the WordPress option “custom post types” to help with the linking of your products, categories, menus, and manufacturers. Using this feature, we are able to create links like http://yoursite.com/store/mens-beanie, rather than http://yoursite.com/store/?model_number=abc123.
This option is enabled in the EasyCart system by going to your WordPress Admin -> WP EasyCart -> Settings -> Additional Settings? and turn “On” the option “Use Custom Post Type Linking”. Once this is functioning, your links will now go to a more search engine friendly URL, but there is a downside. WordPress uses your default post template in your theme called “single.php”.
If this file does not look how you like or looks very different from your store page template, it will cause a disconnect from product list page to product details page. Fortunately there is a solution! Directions will be provided here, but you can read more about this setup in WordPress’s codex here:?http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Type_Templates.
Setting Up Custom Post Template
- Copy your themes single.php file in your theme folder and rename it to single-ec_store.php.
- Make changes to this file as is needed. Many times it is best to use the layout and info from your page.php file.
- Go to your WordPress Admin -> WP EasyCart -> Settings -> Design and turn “On” the option “Use Theme Custom Post Template”.
This will allow your store to use a custom design for the product details, categories, menus, and manufacturers.