As someone who worked for Blackboard for a year and has used a number of different LMS at the middle, high school, college, and University level, I liked watching this video from Maria Erb on the topic.
In my opinion, using WordPress and Sensei from WooThemes, you can create a a pretty great LMS replacement.
Today I gave a really cool talk on what skills one needs to install and customize WordPress themes. I argue that this is a niche in the WordPress ecology and of itself and it’s possible at different levels from site owners, to account managers, to developers.
We cover some examples of how to customize a few primary features of the Swift free WordPress theme and Canvas, the premium WooThemes framework.
I’m a fan of WooCommerce, and have often used their Canvas theme as the basis for my WordPress e-commerce site. However, this Superstore theme is looking like a really great theme to start building sites with instead.
While working on a recent customization for a WooCommerce site, I had a little difficulty tracking down exactly where the orderby drop down that appears above product listings lives in the code. Since I didn’t find a blog post addressing this directly, I thought I would share what I figured out.
To remove the drop down and ordering options completely, add the following to your functions.php file:
remove_action( ‘woocommerce_before_shop_loop’, ‘woocommerce_catalog_ordering’, 30 );
Some folks have commented that this works for them:
remove_action( 'woocommerce_before_shop_loop', 'woocommerce_catalog_ordering', 20 );
However, if you want to edit the drop down and make it something else. You can find the file at the following location:
You can then copy that file to your theme folder, edit it, and override the default drop down.
Hope this helps anyone who gets stuck looking for how to remove the Orderby drop down on WooCommerce listing pages.
I’ve been a fan of WooCommerce for a while now and am excited that they went with a new version release as opposed to rolling out 1.7.
Here are my favorite aspects of the new version:
- Improved product data panel
- Easier to edit email templates
- More robust tax options
- Realtime validation in checkout process
- Order items are no longer a serialized, but in their own table
- API Improvements
A few notes if you’re upgrading. They really emphasize running in a test environment first. You can download the new version from wordpress.org. Here are the docs on upgrading to 2.0.
Way to go WooThemes, thanks for you awesomeness!