June 29, 2013 at 5:06 am #48351
First time poster, I've spent most of my limited time developing WP sites with Genesis and the Dynamik child theme which is fantastic.
A client has asked if I can develop a site for use with ecommerce, and I'm considering Woocommerce. I've had a play with it in the past but struggled with image clarity for one, and getting things just as I want, however it appears to be the most straight forward out of the box WP application to use.
I'm looking for a solution that's robust enough for the client, and simple enough for me to put together for them given my limited knowledge of bespoke coding. I've looked at the couple of themes available here on Studiopress.
Can anyone recommend them or anything else worth a look at please.June 29, 2013 at 7:50 am #48358
I do not know your client's requirements, but WooCommerce integrates into a WordPress theme out of the box. You purchase add-on extensions as needed. But you may have to make modifications to the stylesheet to make it responsive as well as adding code to the functions.php file for specific features. As you use the Dynamik theme, you may not be comfortable with code. You may want to consider a third party e-commerce application that you link to.
Doak Heggeness, WordPress Development | WebsiteJune 29, 2013 at 9:00 am #48363
Thanks for your reply Doak, really appreciate your explanation. I've had a play with Woocommerce as a plug in, and am considering how I can integrate it through WP in the most efficient manner for me and the client.
I've looked at the couple of themes Studiopress offer here, and am wondering how simple they are to manipulate with woo. My coding ability is average (that's why Genesis & Dynamik is so awesome), so it's a toss up how I can best serve the clients interests.
I've previously used other ecommerce solutions such as Opencart, but support for this compared to WP generally in my experience is just not so wholesome!
I'm not of a mind to turn away good business but I don't particularly want to over stretch myself eitherJune 30, 2013 at 5:04 pm #48587
Genesis has a http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-connect-woocommerce/ that integrates the two. You probably have to add a script ( below ) to your functions.php file. As far as I know the 'Agency' them is the only one that includes this. Then you are good to go. This could be the only coding you will have to go unless you need to add a specific function. You have to learn WooCommerce of course besides what I mentioned previously.
I have no idea what your client requirements are. but for a basic e-commerce site this is hard to beat.
/** Add product post type support for Genesis layouts */ add_theme_support( 'genesis-connect-woocommerce' ); add_post_type_support( 'product', 'genesis-layouts' );
Doak Heggeness, WordPress Development | WebsiteJuly 1, 2013 at 2:27 am #48635
Thanks Doak, I'll take a look at your suggestions. Really appreciate you taking the time!September 20, 2013 at 11:18 am #63544
This is a question for Doak relating to his post #48587; (post before last)
I too am trying to integrate a Genesis child theme (the SAMPLE child theme) with Woo-Commerce. I installed the Woo-Commerce Plugin and actually activated it but got the message 'Your theme does not declare WooCommerce support – if you encounter layout issues please read our integration guide or choose a WooCommerce theme' ( I want to stay with my Genesis child theme...)
My questions are:
1. So, do I install the Genesis-Connect-Plugin NOW and then go back in and and the above code to my functions.php file - or do I add that code in before installing the Genesis-Connect plugin? I'm worried that this will cause my theme to break....
2. There is a button now right below that warning about my theme not supporting WooCommerce that says INSTALL WOOCOMMERCE PAGES. Do I do that AFTER installing the Genesis-Connect plugin or before...
Any help would be great as I really want to stay with the Genesis theme i've got going....
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