I am developing a refresh of my site on a new VPS plan and on of the main changes is switching from the dreaded wp e-commerce to WooCommerce.
The URL to the WooCommerce store page is http://220.127.116.11/shop/
[I am accessing the site via the VPS IP address for now as my domain is being used for the live site]
I am still in the process of styling and templates but I can't seem to figure out the sidebar. My WordPress theme has 2 sidebars defined in its functions.php:
blog sidebar and
shop sidebar. For some reason the only sidebar I can get to show on the store page is the blog sidebar which is only meant to show (surprisingly!) on the blog.
I tried creating a template for the store and inserted the
get_sidebar() function, referring to the ID of the shop sidebar in the process, but no joy.
I am of the belief that WooCommerce should register its own sidebar when installed but there is no sign of this in the WP backend under appearance->widgets.
I have trawled through the WooCommerce theme files but the only sidebar-related thing I can find is a php file containing
get_sidebar('shop') which is obviously included by other theme files. There is no sign of a sidebar with ID 'shop' being registered anywhere.
Any idea how I can get the correct sidebar showing on the shop pages? Thanks