Code Modifications

//Code Modifications

Adding product creation date

2018-08-23T07:50:26+00:00 August 28th, 2017|

This quick tip will allow you to add a field to your back office product page that will allow you to manually set the date that the product was added to the catalog. You can use this date to control whether a product is considered new on the front end of your store. The tip was posted on our forum by @zimmer-media at you can view the whole thread here. Adding this change to your site is pretty easy. All you will have to do is add an override to the location override/controllers/admin/templates/products the products directory might not exist on your [...]

Editing Theme CSS on Linux

2018-08-23T07:56:45+00:00 July 17th, 2017|

Are you wanting to develop your own theme based off of our community default theme? Or maybe you just want to make some changes to the community default theme and you do not know how to work with the SCSS in the theme. This tutorial will give you the basic information you need to be able to work with it and compile the files into CSS files on Linux. In this article we are going to use GtiKraken for connecting to GitHub, PHPStorm for editing the files, and the command line for working with compiling the theme. Getting started The first [...]

Helping with phone orders

2018-08-23T07:57:59+00:00 July 6th, 2017|

There are some sites you work with that get less than tech savvy people as customers. I personally have had a couple of clients whose sites are targeted at an older demographic that has trouble with the checkout some time. After a bit of thinking we came up with a way to help the users in the event that they called. Below is what we added to the cart. Now if the user has an issue in the checkout and they call, they can give the merchant the reference number. What the reference number is, is actually the cart id. That [...]

Adding tabs to the product page

2018-08-23T07:58:10+00:00 July 6th, 2017|

One of the requests we have seen a lot on the forum and through emails is adding tabs to the thirty bees theme product pages. Some users do not like the standard layout of sections and prefer the tabs better. So we decided to write a quick tutorial on how to remove the sections and replace them with tabs. Getting Started For this tutorial you are going to have to have a basic understand of how to ftp into your site and edit theme files. Below is the area on the product page we are talking about. The first thing you [...]

Backoffice auto-login

2018-08-23T07:58:16+00:00 July 4th, 2017|

One thing that has irritated me for years is how developers handle their backoffice demos. It seems like with everyone you have to copy the username and then copy the password before you can login. For years I thought there had to be a better way. When I setup our demos for thirty bees I took that to task. I created a simple little modification that will allow you to automatically log users into the backoffice of your demo sites. This creates a better user experience and reduces the bounces of people that might not feel like going to the trouble. [...]