Tag Archives: WooThemes

Interesting Video Comparing WordPress to Other Education Platforms

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.

Learning the Niche of WordPres Theme Setup & Customization – Presentation from Orlando WordPress Meetup

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.

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We cover some examples of how to customize a few primary features of the Swift free WordPress theme and Canvas, the premium WooThemes framework.

How to Remove the Orderby Dropdown for Products in WooCommerce

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:

/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/template/loops/ordering.php

You can then copy that file to your theme folder, edit it, and override the default drop down.

/wp-content/themes/yourtheme/woocommerce/loops/ordering.php

Hope this helps anyone who gets stuck looking for how to remove the Orderby drop down on WooCommerce listing pages.

WooThemes Rolls Out WooCommerce 2.0

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:

  1. Improved product data panel
  2. Easier to edit email templates
  3. More robust tax options
  4. Realtime validation in checkout process
  5. Order items are no longer a serialized, but in their own table
  6. 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!