404 Silent Salesman
[resolved] Is this ONLY for WooCommerce? (6 posts)

  1. T. Lee
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The description isn't quite clear on this and is a bit confusing as to whether this plugin will work without WooCommerce.


  2. Jeremiah
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Terry,

    You can certainly use it without WooCommerce, you just won't be able to add products (since that is a WooCommerce specific feature). Feel free to install it and give it a go without WooCommerce. I'd love your feedback!

  3. T. Lee
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for the response, Jeremiah.

    I installed the plugin. Configuration is certainly not a problem as it is pleasingly simple.

    However, I was hoping that I would be able to configure a page, post, or category as a redirect. Or, at least execute some custom PHP code.

    Looks like I'll just have to hack on my themes 404.php page.

    Thanks anyway :-)

    P.S. Just FYI, for those using your plugin, a WYSIWYG editor option for the text-to-display field might be real handy.

  4. Jeremiah
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Terry,

    Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!

    I'd love to know more about what you're trying to achieve as I'm always seeking to improve the plugin.

    I had a WYSIWYG editor, but it was buggy, so I removed it. It'll be implemented someday, sooner rather than later, hopefully. ;)

  5. T. Lee
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Actually, Jeremiah, what I am trying to achieve is functionality to take over where Permalink Finder leaves off. Something that will present suggestions of potentially related posts and/or popular posts without too much fuss (or coding). Something like Smart 404, but that plugin hasn't been updated in over two years.

    I have currently settled for just a simple default redirect page via "404 to Start" as I don't really wish to spend the time right now to hack something up.

    And just a rhetorical thought, for a WYSIWYG editor, couldn't you just tap in to the (TinyMCE?) editor bundled with the core?

    I hope that helps :-)

  6. Jeremiah
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Great! That's functionality that I want to eventually implement. :)

    I tried the packaged TinyMCE WYSIWYG and had some issues saving the data to the database. It'll come back eventually. :)

    Anyway, that's very helpful info. If I can get that functionality implemented I'll post back here so you get notified.

    Thanks again for all that info - it's much appreciated!

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