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Ecommerce Templates WordPress plugins

Wordpress shopping cart software

We have started developing a series of free plugins for the Ecommerce Templates WordPress shopping cart. If you want to find out more about the shopping cart, please visit the WordPress overview page - the software itself can be purchased here from our WordPress store.

Add to Cart button plugin

This plugin is for Ecommerce Templates shopping cart with WordPress only and allows users to add a buy button anywhere on a WordPress integrated Ecommerce Templates site. You can add the button to a blog, about page, sidebar - just about anywhere you'd like to allow your customers to purchase from away from the main product pages.

The set up is incredibly simple,

  • Download and install the plugin
  • Enter the product id of the item you want to sell through the WordPress plugin admin page
  • Choose to show a submit button or your own image
  • Paste the generated shortcode wherever you want the button to appear on your site

Screen shots

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Installation

  • Download the ECT Buy Button plugin from the WordPress plugins page
  • Unzip and upload the folder "ect-add-to-cart-button" to the "/wp-content/plugins/" directory
  • Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in your WordPress admin
  • Go to the ECT Buy Button Plugin Settings page in the WordPress admin and enter the product id for the products you are generating a buy button for.
  • Choose between using a submit button or image
  • Copy the shortcode
  • Paste the code where you want the Add to Cart button to appear on your page, blog etc.

Button or image

You can choose to use a submit button (with optional css styling available) or an image for your add to cart button. If you choose to use an image, make sure you have a copy of buy.gif in your store /images/ directory.

If you you choose to use a button you can add your own css class for the button to style it how you like. You can also add your own text so rather than having all the button text displaying "Add to Cart" you can have personalized text like, "Add this book to your basket" or whatever you want it to say.

Demo

We have set up some samples on our WordPress demo store.

ECT Custom URLs

This plugin will allow you to define the store pages in the WordPress admin and then add those store pages to your WordPress menus. This is how you would add the products page to a menu for example...

In the WordPress Admin go to Page > Add New

Add page

Enter "Products" in the field and leave all other fields with the default settings and click on update

Add page link

Now go to Edit Page and in the permalinks field add the URL of the products.php page.

You can do this for the other store pages.

Now go to Appearance > Menus

Choose the menu from your theme you want the page added to

On the left hand side you should see a list of your pages, select the page you have just set up, "products" and choose "Add to Menu". You should now see the products page in the menu selected.

Repeat this process for any other links you want adding to the navigation, typically people would add links to the cart,search and products in a main menu and secondary links like order status, tracking client login would go into secondary menus.

ECT Home Page Products

This plugin is for Ecommerce Templates shopping cart with WordPress only and allows users to display products anywhere on a WordPress integrated Ecommerce Templates site and is very useful for home page displays. You can choose to show products from a specific category, products marked as recommended through the store admin, products from a specific manufacturer, latest products or best selling products. You can also choose which elements to display, choosing any of product name, product price, list price and buy button.

The display uses the same css classes as the main products page but there are unique classes for each element if they need styling differently.

The set up is incredibly simple,

  • Download and install the plugin
  • Choose which group of products you want to display
  • Choose which elements you want to display for the products
  • Paste the generated shortcode wherever you want the products to appear on your site

Screen shots

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Installation

  • Download the ECT Home Page Products plugin from the Downloads page
  • Unzip and upload the folder "ect-homepage-products" to the "/wp-content/plugins/" directory
  • Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in your WordPress admin
  • Go to the ECT HomePage Products Add New page in the WordPress admin and choose values for the group of products you want to display as well as the elements that need to show for each product.
  • Select the maximum number of products to be displayed and click on "Save"
  • Copy the shortcode
  • Paste the code where you want the Products to appear on your site.

CSS classes

The css classes are the same as the ones for the main product pages.

  • div.product - product wrapper
  • div.prodimage - product image
  • div.prodname - product name
  • div.proddescription - product description
  • div.prodprice - product price
  • div.listprice - list price

If you need to use different formatting choices you can use the following classes.

  • div.ecthpproduct - product wrapper
  • div.ecthpprodimage - product image
  • div.ecthpprodname - product name
  • div.ecthpproddescription - product description
  • div.ecthpprodprice - product price
  • div.ecthplistprice - list price

Demo

We have set up some samples on our WordPress demo store.

Product Filter Side Bar

This plugin is for Ecommerce Templates shopping cart with WordPress only and is available from Version 6.4. The plugin will show a side filter bar on the product page so that customers can drill down and find the products they are looking for by the atrributes defined in the admin. You can view it in action on our demo store.

This is a premium plugin and can be purchased from our Store Tools page.

ECT Product Carousel

This plugin is for Ecommerce Templates shopping cart with WordPress only and allows users to add a carousel of products anywhere on a WordPress integrated Ecommerce Templates site. You can choose to have a sliding gallery of product pictures from the whole store, products that you have marked as recommended or specify a particular category where the product images will be taken from.

The ECT Product Carousel is based on the work of 9 Bit Studios and we appreciate the permission granted for its use.

The set up is incredibly simple,

  • Download and install the plugin
  • Choose whether you want products to be shown from the whole store, selected recommended products or from a specific category
  • Enter values for the speed of the carousel, pause on hover, number of visible products and responsive breakpoints
  • Paste the generated shortcode wherever you want the product carousel to appear on your site

Screen shots

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Installation

  • Download the ECT Product Carousel plugin from the WordPress plugins page
  • Unzip and upload the folder "ect-product-carousel" to the "/wp-content/plugins/" directory
  • Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in your WordPress admin
  • Go to the ECT Product Carousel Settings page in the WordPress admin and enter the values for...
    Autoplay - if you want the carousel to slide automatically or not
    List products - the total number of products in the slide show
    Show products - the number of products visible at one time in the slide show
    Animation speed - the speed of the carousel
    Autoplay speed - the interval by which items scroll when autoplaying (requires Autoplay be be checked)
    Pause on hover - sets whether or not to pause the carousel on hover if playing (requires Autoplay be be checked)
    Enable breakpoints - this specifies responsive breakpoints if using a responsive layout
    CSS class - the css class name you would like to give to the product images.
  • Go to the ECT Product Carousel Add New page and choose if you want the products to be taken from the whole store, recommended products or a specific category
  • Copy the shortcode
  • Paste the code where you want the Product Carousel to appear on your site.

Demo

We have set up some samples on our WordPress demo store.

ECT SEO

This plugin is for Ecommerce Templates shopping cart with WordPress only and allows you to add meta description tags and titles to the store generated pages. This means you can choose your own unique content for the meta tags and titles on pages like affiliate.php, cart.php, search.php whilst also allowing for unique and relevant descriptions and titles on dynamic store pages like categories.php, products.php and proddetail.php. It also provides title and meta description fields for the home page and all non-store pages on your site.

The set up is very simple,

  • Download and install the plugin
  • Change the default title code in header.php to the shortcode we provide
  • Enter your own titles and meta tag descriptions for all the store and non-store pages
  • Submit and check your pages.

Screen shot

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Installation

  • Download the ECT SEO plugin from the WordPress plugins page
  • Unzip and upload the folder "ect-seo" to the "/wp-content/plugins/" directory
  • Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in your WordPress admin
  • Go to the ECT SEO Plugin Settings page in the WordPress admin and enter the meta descriptions and titles you want to use on the various stores pages.
  • Go to Appearance > Editor and choose header.php. Find the WordPress theme's title tag which will look something like this
    <title><?php wp_title( '|', true, 'right' ); ?></title>
    and replace it with
    <?php echo do_shortcode('[ect_seo pn="'.$productname.'" sn="'.$sectionname.'" pd="'.$productdescription.'" ts="'.$topsection.'" sd="'.$sectiondescription.'" pid="'.$productid.'"]')?>
  • Save the changes to header.php
  • View source on your store pages.

Advanced settings

Because the content of the categories, products and detail pages are dynamic, the meta description tags and title are defined dynamically too. These are based on elements such as the product name, section name, product description etc. For example the format of the title for the product detail page will be

[BlogName] store: product name | category name | product id

The code that produces that will be

$Title=esc_attr(get_bloginfo('name', 'display')).' store: '.$arr['pn']. " | " . $arr['sn']. " | " . $arr['pid'];

That can be edited with care but do make a back up of the plugin file first.

The other store pages have default values set which in the case of the cart.php page for example would be

Shopping cart and checkout for [BlogName]

Whatever you enter in the ECT SEO plugin page fields for the cart page will overwrite that default.

Demo

We have set up some samples on our WordPress demo store - all you need to do is view source to see the meta description tags and titles.

ECT Social Media Share

This plugin is for Ecommerce Templates shopping cart with WordPress only and allows customers to share their purchase details on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google + following purchase. You can choose which social media outlets to offer and suggest default text and headings that can be shared along with the product image. The layout is responsive and will appear on the thanks page following the order summary.

The set up is very simple,

  • Download and install the plugin
  • Choose which social media outlets you want to support
  • Enter your default text and Store URL
  • Copy an extra include line into thanks.php and upload the include file to the vsadmin/inc directory

Screen shots

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Installation

  • Download the ECT Social Media Share plugin from our downloads page
  • Unzip and upload the folder "ect-social-share" to the "/wp-content/plugins/" directory
  • Upload the file "incectsocialshare.php" to the vsadmin/inc folder
  • Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in your WordPress admin
  • Go to the ECT Social Media Plugin Settings page in the WordPress admin and choose which social media outlets you want to support
  • Enter the default text in the field provided
    Share URL: The URL of your store including the "http://"
    Share Subject: The title which will appear on the thanks page
    Title on Facebook: The suggested title of the posting on Facebook
    Share Text: Suggested text to accompany the product image. There are two variables available %%PRODUCT_NAME%% which replaces the product name and %%STORE_URL%% which will show the Store URL. For example you might want to enter something like this
    Have a look at the %%PRODUCT_NAME%% I have just bought from %%STORE_URL%%
  • Open the file thanks.php and change this line
    <?php
    include "vsadmin/inc/incthanks.php";
    ?>
    to
    <?php
    include "vsadmin/inc/incthanks.php";
    include "vsadmin/inc/incectsocialshare.php";
    ?>
  • Now try a test order and check the results.

Notes

Please note that if a customer purchases multiple items only the first added to cart will be available for sharing. The customer can obviously post what they like but it is set up this way so that people with multiple items in their cart don't get a massive sharing list on the confirmation page.

Demo

We have set up an example on our WordPress demo store - all you need to do is run through a test order and try the sharing on the thanks page..

ECT Store Widgets

We have made the widgets below available as one simple plugin download. This means you can drag and drop store features such as the dynamic menu, store search or mini cart directly from the widget area of your theme into the sidebar or other widget location of your store.

ECT widgets

The ECT Store Widgets plugin is available from our downloads page and includes the following

  • Store search field
  • Mini cart
  • Mini login
  • Dynamic accordion menu
  • Dynamic pop out menu
  • Dynamic drop down menu
  • Recently viewed products

Support

If you have any questions about how the plug-in works or run into any problems with the installation, please let us know. Our dedicated Ecommerce Templates WordPress help forum is manned 24/ 7 and the developers there will be happy to follow up with you.