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  • jlking3

    (@jlking3)


    For a free product, this wishlist is practically everything one could hope for. The programmers did a wonderful job with the wishlist page, sharing the list, notifying the user when there’s a price drop–all the basics, and a couple of nice extras, The two things that it needs (and developers, pay attention, because I’d pay for the premium if it includes this, and I believe others would, too) is the ability to use an icon instead of a button, and/or the ability to overlay the button (or hopefully later, the icon) over the product thumbnail in the shop and the image(s) in the carousel on the product page.

    In the case of overlaying the button, I envision a clever and elegant solution in the shop that could work with other WPC plugins and widgets, where hovering over the shop’s image thumbnail would show a semi-transparent overlay with 3 buttons: one for add to cart, one for quick view (if installed) or go to product page, and one for add/drop from wishlist. By the time the customer is choosing from one of those 3 selections, they are showing interest in the product, and so the need of an image to attract the customer to the product is less needed. The random cursor movements over products while browsing the shop pages will reveal the buttons, making their use intuitive. Less screen real estate is taken up with buttons, allowing the customer to focus on the most important part of the store: the products.

    As it is, an add to cart button, a quick view button AND a wishlist button on the shop pages is somewhat clunky. Depending on the theme’s CSS, off-product-image buttons are different sizes, different fonts (and different sized fonts), different corner round percentages, some shadow when hovered, some change color when hovered. The buttons for one product are not aligned with the buttons for another product because of the length of product titles.

    Using the text link option instead of a button helps alleviate some of the button problems, but that also gives the impression that the wishlist was an afterthought, and reduces the professional appearance.

    The button/textlink issues I’ve mentioned would be eliminated if the developers had an option to use an icon (like a heart or a magic wand) overlaid in one of the corners of the product thumbnail in the shop, and one of the corners in the product page’s carousel, to toggle adding or dropping the product from the wishlist, or adding the product, then a second-click going to the wishlist page. That addition would make this product truly stand out among its competitors (might even make those plugins obsolete), and would be well worth paying a premium for.

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