Been banging my head against a wall for a day now.
I've installed and activated Woocommerce, upon which I correctly placed the template files into my theme folder (themes/my-theme/woocommerce/). I have made significant changes to several of those template files with no issue, however nothing i do to the archive-product.php (shop base page) file takes effect.
In fact, I've tested by deleting the archive-product.php file from my themes directory as well as the original templates folder, and the page is still up and running, so i don't even know where it's pulling the layout from?!
I know the various functions are coming from the woocommerce-template.php file however there's no way to customize layout from this.
I've double and tripple checked that i'm placing the files in the correct directories. There are no child themes. and i've read every relavent doc on the woothemes website.
For a minute i was thinking it was some issue with the file permissions or something on the server side, but now that i can effect other files in the same directory, as well as seeing the page still live after completely deleting the archive-product.php file entirely, i'm at a complete loss.
Any help would be appreciated.