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[resolved] Include product descriptions on catalog page (6 posts)

  1. Dean
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not greatly familiar with how to use hooks, could anyone shed some light on how to achieve this?
    Have read the documentation @ woocommerce & wordpress and am still struggling...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce/

  2. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    if you don't know hooks, override the templates themselves.

    There are instructions here:
    http://wcdocs.woothemes.com/codex/template-structure/

    Get the content with something like

    echo apply_filters('the_content', $post->post_content );

  3. Dean
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Mike.

    I had initially overridden the template file, utilising the products loop outlined in your documentation here - http://wcdocs.woothemes.com/snippets/sample-products-loop/

    I was using that loop to display products on my catalog page, which worked mostly fine, except for the fact that it made the woocommerce layered nav widget I have on the catalog (to sort products) no longer work.

    I would prefer to override the theme files this way, as it's a technique I'm more comfortable with, but we do need to be able to sort products on the catalog using the layered nav widget. Is there something I need to add to that product loop in order to allow the widget to work? This is primarily the reason I went back to attempting to achieve this using hooks.

    Oh and also just as an aside, I did initially mimic the file structure (as is outlined in the link you provided above) of the plugin within a woocommerce folder in my (custom made) theme, and no changes applied when I attempted to override the file. So I've just dumped the relevant woocommerce files I need to override directly into the top level directory of my theme folder, which appears to work a treat.

    Anyway, any assistance on the layered nav widget issue above would be appreciated heaps.

    Cheers dude.

  4. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    You may have been mirroring the structure wrong. Check you were not use woocommerce/templates/ - it should be just woocommerce/ in your theme folder.

    Layered nav is unaffected by template changes, although if you do anything to modify the wp query that could break things.

  5. Dean
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was mirroring the template structure incorrectly, your recommendation above resolved that issue. Cheers.

    I've also gone back to overriding the template file completely by simply utilising a straight up loop (rather than hooks) on the archive-product.php file, for the catalog.

    Heeding your advice above re layered nav being broken by modifications to wp query, I removed the entire call to wp query included in your supplied sample products loop and wrapped my loop with the usual loop call I use - <?php if (have_posts()) : ?><?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

    Layered nav now functions as it should, which is great. I'm not entirely confident that I am achieving in the best way though... I was always under the understanding that custom posts (of which woocommerce products are yeah??) required a customised version of wp query to function correctly. Though the catalog page is simply echoing out data from these custom posts, so maybe the method I have used is ok?

  6. Mike Jolley
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The queries are all setup by woocommerce - you don't need to touch them.

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