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ashleyhurney

Posted 24 April 2014 - 03:31 PM

Hey Mike,
   So glad you were able to get the layout you wanted! I'll add Global Setting for Products as a "Customer Feature Request" in the iThemes Exchange public roadmap. The Public Roadmap can be found here:  https://trello.com/b/IZk2NDLt/ithemes-exchange-public-roadmap. Your site looks great.

Thanks! :)
Ashley

GonzoWeb

Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:35 AM

Hi Ashley,

I tried adding a view for Exchange Products, but the extra content was still there on the product page. (iThemes really needs better a better explanation of Views, with practical examples of them in use. I've read everything in the iThemes Codex on Views, and watched all the videos. I'm still unsure as to how Views work.)

Then I remembered seeing a place in Exchange Settings to attach a layout to a product that overrides the default layout. I created a layout named "Product Page" and selected it to be used with the product, "Wholesale Property Listing - 30 Days." I styled the resulting page to match the rest of the website, and now I'm in business. The next time a product is added I'll just attach the Product Page layout to the product. It would be nice if this could be a global setting for products.

http://www.ccrei.org/ccrei-store-page/

Thanks for all your help.

Mike

ashleyhurney

Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:09 AM

Hi Mike,
  The Exchange pages will use your default layout unless specifically told otherwise, which is where Views come in. There is a View you can create in Builder specifically for products (Exchange - Products). Here's screenshot to help.

View in Builder.jpg

Let me know how Builder Views works out for you. We'll get it figured out :)

Thanks,
Ashley

GonzoWeb

Posted 23 April 2014 - 08:53 AM

The Exchange store is now working, but with formatting/content issues on the product page. I went through the plugin deactivation sequence. It didn't seem to make any difference (well it did mess up a couple layouts).

The store page itself is fine, and the Buy Now Button works on the product page. I started a new topic re the product page layout/formatting issue.

GonzoWeb

Posted 22 April 2014 - 03:54 PM

Thanks Ashley,

I'll try checking for plugin conflicts late tonight, when there's little activity. It would be fine if the page just opened in the View Details page view.

I'll let you know how it works out.

Have a fine evening,
Mike

ashleyhurney

Posted 22 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

Hi Mike,
Exchange is compatible with Builder Widget Content. Most likely, if it's not working, there's a different conflict.  Here's a page where there is no content area, just a widget area http://elise.internal.ithemes.com/widget-content-page/.  Put the shortcode in widget content and placed that in the widget area. A plugin conflict test will help determine where the problem is happening. Here are the steps:

-Deactivate all of your plugins except for Exchange and then see if it works properly.
-If it does, reactivate your other plugins one at a time.
-Test Exchange each time you reactivate another plugin, to see which plugin is creating the conflict.


Give that a try and let us know how that goes.

Thanks!
Ashley

GonzoWeb

Posted 22 April 2014 - 08:47 AM

Hi Ashley,

Thanks for the suggestion regarding Builder Views. I didn't see anything in the Exchange codex on Views, so I wouldn't have thought to look there. It would be great if the methodology for using Exchange and Builder Views was explained in the codex.

I'm a bit surprised that iThemes didn't make Exchange compatible with Builder Widget Content, since this is one of the primary mechanisms used by Builder website developers for displaying content in Widget areas. Widget Content is so handy I rarely use text widgets on Builder sites.

Thanks again for the help,

Mike

ashleyhurney

Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:58 AM

Hey Mike,
   :) Thanks for the screenshot, those always help!  Instead of using Widget Content, have you tried using Builder Views?  There is a specific View for the Exchange pages, including the Store and Product pages. If using Builder Views doesn't work, our next step is to test for plugin conflicts.

Thanks!

GonzoWeb

Posted 21 April 2014 - 10:02 AM

Hi Ashley,

The Exchange Super Widget is there in the same layout as the store:
ccrei-widget-snip.png

I'm wondering if this is yet another oddity of the Builder Air theme.

Thanks for your help.

Mike

ashleyhurney

Posted 21 April 2014 - 09:49 AM

Hi Mike,
    On your store page, Exchange won't display the Buy Now Button and it will show an empty cart. From the store page when I clicked the View Details, I was taken to an information page where the Buy Now button appeared. It looks like you may have taken the Super Widget out of the widget area. Do you mind placing it back in the widget area so we can take a look?

Thanks!

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