Support » Plugin: WooCommerce » [Plugin: WooCommerce – eCommerce plugin for WordPress] Template problem

  • Some shop pages (all products, single, category) change my theme layout, e.g. my sidebar is replaced with the standard one and is outputted below the shop content instead of on the right side. Also the footer is resized. One of the developers of the theme (Atahualpa) I use wrote:

    “Atahualpa sets a global variable ‘$cols’. I would guess that WooCommerce is using that same variable and not resetting it to it’s existing value. You should contact the plugin author about this.”

    Can you help with this?

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  • Is there a special reason why WooCommerce needs to load its own sidebar?

    It messes up my theme layout, so i commented it out:

    <?php // do_action('woocommerce_sidebar'); ?>

    And now everything looks fine again.

    It is explained pretty clearly here:

    Create a functions.php in your child theme and add this line to it. This is my current functions.php file in my child theme

    /* You can add custom functions below */
    remove_action( 'woocommerce_sidebar', 'woocommerce_get_sidebar', 10);
    /* Don't add any code below here or the sky will fall down */

    Worked for me.

    I’m having the same problems, does anyone known how to fix exactly?

    I used that guide.

    And my site

    Further to @holywebmaker

    Here’s the list of hooks so you can remove the ones you don’t want…

    such as…
    remove_action( 'woocommerce_product_tabs', 'woocommerce_product_description_tab', 10 );

    hi i’m kind of new to this. i was trying to integrate woocommerce with artisteer themes and i am having a similar problem as above. sidebar generated beneath content, unstyled, on product pages. i have been trying to figure out how to unhook and add code but i cant figure it out. by any chance does someone have a video posted of this process? i dont seem to get it doing it by the written explanations. i’m not a coder so i may need a remedial explanation

    I second that, nastynupe. I know just enough code to make cosmetic changes, but not much more, and I’m having lots of problems with this. To repeat what others have said, the sidebar is below the content on the shop and product pages, but the other WooCommerce pages work perfectly.

    I’ve tried the plugin with both the Classica and Minibuzz themes and had the same problem with both. I was able to get rid of the sidebar completely using holywebmaker’s code, but that’s not what I want. I’d like a sidebar on the shop and product pages for the various WooCommerce widgets. Plus, when I removed the code from the functions.php, it killed the site, and I had to delete and reinstall the theme.

    I’m concerned that if I unhook the sidebar, it will affect the pages that are working.

    For those who’ve managed to fix this issue while keeping a sidebar on the shop and product pages, would it be too much trouble to ask for some very detailed instructions for those of us with limited coding knowledge?

    I’m having a very similar problem but it seems to be a little bit differnt than what some are experiencing. I also am using an elegant theme and have actually tried 3 differnt ones all of which keep seeming to have the same issue.

    This is supposed to be the shopping cart page

    And this is the
    My Account Page

    Which BOTH are supposedly using the WooCommerce.

    I’m not sure why all the styling on the Test Page is all screwy though. Anyone have an idea how to fix this?

    I tried going into my Themes Functions file and adding in that code

    // WooCommerce
    add_action('wp', create_function("", "if (is_archive(array('product'))) remove_action( 'woocommerce_sidebar', 'woocommerce_get_sidebar', 10);") );
    add_action('wp', create_function("", "if (is_singular(array('product'))) remove_action( 'woocommerce_sidebar', 'woocommerce_get_sidebar', 10);") );
    remove_action( 'woocommerce_sidebar', 'woocommerce_get_sidebar', 10);

    but had no success. I don’t believe this is an issue with hooks but something that its placing the actual store in the wrong location of the theme… Just wagering a guess

    Please help someone 🙂

    What I do not understand is, why the WooCommerce programmers not just get rid off their own templates. Why can’t we simply use our own theming and styling?

    Same thing happens with premium wootheme themes but not some free themes I’ve tried. I guess they don’t want us to use woocommerce.

    I’ve changed my WP page templates for each of the WooCommerce pages to “widescreen”, which eliminates my sidebar – not ideal, but a work around.

    HOWEVER, the product page seems to be the only one that does not have a titled WP page and therefore, I can’t change the product page template…still experiencing the sidebar on product page being pushed to below the content.

    Anything? Bueller? Bueller?


    you can use Widget Context plugin to solve your problems. This plugin allows you to hide certain widgets from certain pages.

    Step 1: Install and activate Widget Context plugin
    step 2: go to the apperance->wiget setting page
    step 3: on the side bar, click on the widget you want to hide. Now you will see the plugin in play and you will see the plugin options
    step 4:on the Widget Context options select > Hide on selected
    Step 5:on “or target by URL” enter the full url of the pages you want to hide the widgets.

    For example, if your domain is and you want to hide the widgets on the shop pages, then enter as follows**

    Step 6: Save and close the settings

    Check the page and the widget should be gone.

    Good luck!

    To get WC working with your custom theme, duplicate your theme’s page.php, rename it woocommerce.php and inside look for the ‘loop’.

    Replace the loop with:

    <?php woocommerce_content(); ?>

    That should resolve all sidebar issues, as they will work like your other theme pages.

    hi all
    to replace the loop work really good. but i have a new problem: i can’t put the breadcrumbs like i have in my own theme:

    <?php if (function_exists(‘dimox_breadcrumbs’)) dimox_breadcrumbs(); ?>

    this effects a catchable fatal error: object of class wp_error could not be converted to string in …/mytheme/functions.php on line 335

    line 335 of functions.php is

    echo get_category_parents($cat, TRUE, ‘ ‘ . $delimiter . ‘ ‘);

    so i guess there is a problem with the categories of woocommerce. have somebody an idea?

    1. am i supposed to be replacing the original woocommerce.php file with the one i made from the page.php file?

    2.and also my theme doesn’t actually have a page.php file should i use my index.php instead??

    3. if i should use my index.php file instead im not exactly sure where the loop starts here is my index file here

    Does anyone know why the featured thumbnail in WooCommerce is always blurry and distorted whether you resize it or not, and how can I fix it?

    I’ve tried resizing the image by fifty percent larger and then fifty percent smaller and nothing changes it in any way. I read one tutorial that said the coding issue is in WordPress and another that said the coding issue is in WooCommerce.

    Is there any way to fix this or does WooCommerce just do this all the time with other e-commerce sites? I’ve e-mailed support at WooCommerce and gotten no response and posted the question on one of their forums and gotten no response.

    I could use WooCommerce for client e-commerce if I can solve the blurry image issue and then I could use the other suggestions to hide distorted widgets on certain pages. It would seem reasonable for WooCommerce to want to get involved in the discussions here or respond to e-mails so I don’t get why they will not. Are there alternatives to WooCommerce that are as easy to use but without all the necessary reworking and plugins and coding issues?

    But, anyway, to stick to the subject, if anyone can help with the blurry image issue, I’d really appreciate it and will just take it one step at a time for now if I can solve that issue.


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