It’s a long time that you didn’t hear from us. We were working hard on a new integration features for eCommerce Product Catalog. Now this eCommerce Plugin works out of the box with all themes that contain page.php file. That’s all well written themes.
New Simple and Advanced mode
There are now two modes in which eCommerce Product Catalog works. The simple mode is enabled by default. It will work with 99% of themes out of the box. It uses page template so in certain cases it can output non wanted elements on product page. This is the case especially when the theme is poorly designed.
The main difference between Simple and Advanced mode is that the Simple Mode disables product archive pages. This means that automatic product listing, category pages and product search page are disabled. Product listing and category pages can be designed with [show_products] shortcode. If you want to use automatic product archive pages or get rid of unexpected elements on product page you will need Advanced Mode.
After the activation the plugin will ask you to test the Advanced Mode (the one with the full functionality). The wizard will guide you through the activation process. In some themes the Automatic adjustment will be 100% accurate. In other the manual integration may be needed. We have a step by step integration guide for that.
Product settings has now the integration mode switcher. You can switch the mode at any time.
What if my theme is already integrated?
When the theme is properly integrated the mode switcher will dissapear. The plugin will work in Advanced mode out of the box.
The purpose of this new feature is to serve less tech-savvy users with the integration tool that is easy to manage. Also new Simple Mode gives opprotunity for more customized catalogs created with the shortcode.
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