Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » Create table or use list view?

  • Hi, I’m obviously new and beginning my research and using Canvas theme and Woocommerce. I need a couple of pages on our site that would have:

    a landing page (general description)
    a listing of items, with ID, one line descriptions, couple of other attributes, Quantity button and Add to cart button.

    I have been playing with the Grid List toggle plugin but don’t think I can get it to do what I want.

    So am thinking of making tables, and manually adding the Add to cart buttons I need once I figure out how. These items are not versions (like small, large or color) but actual separate items, different prices, etc. So was thinking of adding each item to the catalog with thumbnail, price and couple of attributes, and then hiding those items from catalog but pulling the info required into the table?

    Sorry this is longwinded. Would my plan be considered bad practice to use tables? I really don’t see any flexibility in the layout but maybe I’m missing somethign. Do other websites do this? Tnx!

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  • Plugin Author James Koster


    Using tables for product layout would involve _a lot_ of template modifications. It’s not worth it. You should be able to achieve the layout you want using the current markup and some CSS tweaks.

    As for changing the content in product archives, you can do that by unhooking the default functions and hooking your own in. See woocommerce-hooks.php for a breakdown of hooks in the products loop.

    OK, makes sense. That gives me a good starting point.

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