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I guess so —
What if I want to use paypal, but still want to be able to arrange the order that my products are displayed on my main page — say, for example, putting more of my high-end premium products at the top of the order and the more middling ones further down?
So I tried to test this by changing the font and it didn’t work. I put in:
Interesting — I had been wondering about this as well. From the reference sheet you pointed out it seems that the orders can be organized according to the following:
1: Sort by product ID in ascending order
2: Sort by product ID in descending order
3: Sort by product name (a-z)
4: Sort by product name (z-a)
A few thoughts here:
Would it be possible to add “price” as one of the parameters? And perhaps above all — though I imagine this would be a lot more complicated — would it be possible to order product manually within a category (without having to go back and mess with their product ID’s)? Maybe it’s easier to just switch the ID’s around if you know you’re going to have roughly the same stuff in stock all of the time but if you have relatively high turnover of one-of-a-kind items then this would be a lot trickier…
Okay, I’m working on a wish list of possible things to add. Here’s my preliminary one based on revamping/remaking fancy 2 or introducing a similar but separate style, perhaps fancy 7! (I’m generating this list based off of an example from the “test” portion of my site: http://www.spinozarods.com/store/classic-reels/hardy-st-george-jr-trout-reel/)
(1) Paragraph styling in the description area – is this even possible? Right now it just lumps all product description text together but it would be great if you could use basic styling there: i.e., bolding things, new paragraphs, center-aligning text, etc. This is especially an issue if your product description is long!
(2) Multiple thumbnails – I love that we now have the option of including multiple photos for a product which you can cycle through in lightbox. However, it would also be good for the customer to know off the bat that there are multiple photos. My idea is to have one lead thumb but then include several smaller ones in a small row right underneath that lead.
(3) Having two effective columns in the product div — so that way that the example above works there is a major area for product text but also a considerable column of space below the thumbnail area on the left. I’d love to be able to use that space to display things like variation, product quantity, “share via facebook twitter” links, links for reviews, perhaps short customer testimonials, etc… Basically all of the “extras” that don’t really fit in the product description area but which would also be strange to have outside of the fancy display.
(4) Separate thumbnail link URL’s for category pages and product pages — when you include a link for the product thumb this works well on the category page where there are lots of products listed. Someone clicks on the picture and this takes them to the individual product page. Once there however, and when they try to click on product photo it then “links” to the page that they’re currently on. So there should be some more granularity there.
Okay, that’s all I can think of for now. I bet you are sorry you asked for feedback!
I actually have a very rough mockup of what I have in mind if you’d like me to send it along — I think, though that some of this stuff would be helpful for other people and not just me!
I totally understand. Best not to mess with the old if you can introduce something new that will fit the bill just fine.
Is “fancy display 7” actually live yet, or is this something that you’re anticipating doing down the road?
It looks like the width of the button wasn’t defined so I added this to my custom css:
The page I was referring to was this: http://www.spinozarods.com/store/bamboo-rods/leonard-8-6-3p-df50-red-wrap/
It seems to be working properly now, thank goodness…
So I’ve been thinking about this some more — would it have to do with defining the width of the custom “add to cart” button in individual product mode? Just a matter of CSS?
It’s still doing it though! Do you have any idea why?
I actually do need to get this fixed and keep it from happening — I can’t have customers getting the growing, monster “add to cart” button!
Well I’m trying out a number of button images which is working well.
I noticed something very funny tonight though. After adding a bunch of test buttons the category products page looked fine (http://www.spinozarods.com/store/bamboo-rods/) but when I went to the individual product pages, something strange happened. At first the button was miniscule, but every time I hovered over it the button would grow slightly bigger. If I kept hovering back and forth over it, the button would just keep growing with each hover until it was huge. It was the damndest thing. I’ve never heard of anything like that happening. I switched over to firefox and checked it in that browser and it was fine, so it may have something to do with chrome, but I’m pretty stumped…
Well that worked nicely — I just changed the width to %100 and those buttons are showing up fine, as you can see here:
As far as I can tell, it hasn’t screwed up anything else on my site (fingers crossed!).
One more question though – do you know how I could change the colors on just the buttons on the product category pages and the individual product pages? Basically I’m not sure how to properly select those in CSS and only those. Will Thesis force me to make all of the tex_inputs to have the same colors for background and text?
Yeah agreed — you’d think there would be a bit more granularity possible with input fields so that you’re not changing them sitewide when you really want to mess with specific ones..
Okay, I’ll give it a shot and see what kind of damage I can do!
It allows customers to pay by using their existing amazon accounts (which nearly everyone has) and they don’t have to leave your own site to do it. The cost structure is basically identical to paypal, but Amazon also offers a much more robust support system (as far as I can tell) along with better customer support, etc.
About the only downside that I can see (after researching this for a couple of hours and emailing them with a few questions) is that folks without Amazon accounts can’t pay with this system. To take on paypal though, I’m guessing that they will likely change that in the future…
All the info is here:https://payments.amazon.com/sdui/sdui/index.htm
I’m sure there are 20 people who would be interested in this!!
I was just re-reading something you said from earlier in the thread, about being able to integrate something like this with basic php skills. My php skills are middling at best, but how difficult do you think it would be to integrate something like Amazon payments? Is this something that I could do with a little guidance?
Just a thought.
I’m eyeballing the Amazon payment system as well. I like the look of it and am definitely interested in knowing if anyone has any experience with it.
I’m sure that it’s no small task to add such integration to the plugin, but I’d be happy to be on the record in favor of this.
I’m sure you don’t have other things to do!
Agreed — subcategories would be very nice, along with say, a category widget which would let you browse the nested categories…
Just my $.02