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October 12, 2015 at 8:36 pm #10709
I noticed the hide features are not working for the pro version of WC Vendors. Will this become an option again in the future? Is it possible to hide or set some of these options for vendors by default?
ThanksOctober 12, 2015 at 9:08 pm #10712
What “hide features” do you mean, and how are they not working?
BenOctober 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm #10718
Was just about to raise this one myself.
I think Kevin is referring to the facility we have in the free version to hide certain fields from vendors on their add product pages.
The option to hide product fields can be found here:
wp-admin > Woocommerce > WCVendors > Products
‘Configure what to hide from all vendors when adding a product’
It’s fab as you can tick boxes for anything you want to hide from vendors add product screens.
So for example, in free, I had ‘Variable’ options ticked, as I felt these would only confuse my vendors and also ‘Virtual’ and ‘Downloadable’ products as we are a craft website and don’t have these types of products.
I have tested by ticking various things to hide, but any I have tried have still displayed on the product add forms.
KarenOctober 12, 2015 at 10:47 pm #10719
This is now all template based. If we added admin options for every aspect of the product page, it’d probably be 70 or 80 options long. It’d be quite confusing!
Now, with the templates, it’s as easy as just removing a line of code if you don’t want certain things shown.
Everything is well commented so you know what to remove. And of course, you can add anything you want, too! 🙂
Remember, copy the template to your themes folder as outline in the Knowledgebase article that talks about how to change the dashboard templates.October 12, 2015 at 10:52 pm #10720
I’d normally shy away from delving into any code but you’ve made it sound so easy – I can’t wait to have a play around 🙂 Sounds like it could be really flexible this way.
It’s almost 4am so I’d better go to sleep but will let you know how I get on tomorrow..October 12, 2015 at 10:53 pm #10721
It really is easy! Give it a try, just read the template file. It’s so incredibly simple. 🙂October 12, 2015 at 11:25 pm #10724
THANK YOU – I’m a simple girl 🙂
I’ve read the the template guide here:
So before making any changes I should copy this:
to this folder:
However, I don’t have a file called wc-vendors in my theme folder 🙁
MY theme folder only contains files and the following 2 folders:
Do I need to create a new folder for wc-vendors in my theme folder?
Ta v much,
KOctober 12, 2015 at 11:28 pm #10725
gets copied into
If the directories don’t exist, simply create them. 🙂
I’ll be making a video tutorial on how to edit the templates in the near future after 1.0.2 comes out that way everyone sees it with the most current templates.October 13, 2015 at 5:11 am #10733Donna AndersonParticipant
Thanks for this – Makes me want to take a look at all the templates now and see just how much I can customize this whole thing for our site 🙂October 13, 2015 at 11:12 am #10751
Don’t forget, there’s a list of all the templates and what they actually do here:
….all the way at the bottom. 🙂 You can customize *everything*.October 13, 2015 at 11:57 am #10768
I’m loving it!
Thank you for giving us soooo much freedom and keeping things nice and simple.
You’re both totally awesome!!! 😀 xOctober 13, 2015 at 8:52 pm #10808
I’ve removed a few things from the Vendor product pages and feeling proud of myself for actually looking at code 🙂 – even if all I did was press delete lol!
One thing I’m struggling with is removing some product types.
I want to keep Simple and obviously will want to have Variable when that’s ready, but all the rest I don’t want to show on the Vendor product screens as they’re not needed (grouped, external/affiliate, virtual, downloadable)
I did try removing the code after ‘Simple product’ but it also removed the price fields as they seem to be bundled in to the product type section.
Do you know how I am able to remove them?
KarenOctober 13, 2015 at 10:49 pm #10816
Here ya go! Those are changed via filters. So, check out this fresh new KB article written just for you. It will work as you want by just copy/pasting it into your functions.php, of course if you want to tweak it in any way feel free. 🙂October 13, 2015 at 10:58 pm #10819
You are the Bee’s Knees! Thank you so much!
Can’t get over your incredible support, means the world, thank you! xOctober 17, 2015 at 9:10 am #11080
I’ve had a little go at also removing ‘Allow back orders’ but getting muddled. Can you help?
Thanks a million.
KarenOctober 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm #11088
Sure! Here you go:October 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm #11090
You’re a superstar!!! Thank u Ben!
🙂October 21, 2015 at 9:40 am #11824oluwasolaParticipant
Im still having troubles with my short description in my product add page.
Ive placed WC_Meta_Box_Product_Short_Description::output( $post )in my product-edit.php template file which renders the description box no problem. but any data inputed does not save.
Can you give me any ideas, or am I totally off track?
Many thanks man
October 21, 2015 at 11:51 am #11838
- This reply was modified 7 years, 3 months ago by oluwasola.
Always better to start a new topic rather than bumping an existing one when it’s for something different. 🙂
The Short Description is *rarely* if ever used by WooCommerce and their respective themes. There isnt native support for that field within WC Vendors Pro yet.
However, I think it’s a good idea to add it for situations like yours. I’ve created a ticket for this (Ticket # 76) that way Jamie can add it in. It won’t be in the template by default, however we’ll have a KnowledgeBase article on the line of code to add to the add/edit product form to do so.
BenOctober 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm #11868oluwasolaParticipant
Hi ben, ah ok sorry bout that man:)
And thanks I’ll keep a Look out for it!!
Again thanks for your hard work and support guys;)October 28, 2015 at 11:55 am #12529
Thanks for all the info Ben as it has helped a bunch!
I was able to remove the different fields with success, but am wondering if there is a way to add these fields (such as product name/ description etc.) to another existing page. I currently have a page requesting info through various for new vendors (Listify listing page). My question is can I somehow hook these fields in the functions.php file and make them required so that they would show up on the listing page before the anything else on the page?October 28, 2015 at 11:59 am #12531
Eek, that I’m not sure of. You can see the code that pulls each of the form fields down, but it’s saving it at the bottom that does all the hard work. Adding your own fields is certainly possible of course, just add them to the template and save them after the product updates with the filters:
Both actions here use the product ID as an argument so it knows where to save the data to for each product.October 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm #12532
Hmmm. I will have to mess around with this. Thanks for the quick response.November 11, 2015 at 4:51 pm #15135Arvid ViderbergParticipant
Sorry to bump the thread but the link is broken, Ben. 🙂November 11, 2015 at 4:55 pm #15136
Broken intentionally! This is a dated thread, its info is outdated. With Pro 1.0.5, you can use the Product options in wp-admin > Woocommerce > WC Vendors > Products to remove things from the add/edit product page. The templates now inherit those settings automatically. 🙂November 12, 2015 at 4:30 am #15182Arvid ViderbergParticipant
Oh, why am I still on 1.0.2 then 😉
Thanks Ben!November 12, 2015 at 12:37 pm #15230
Grab the latest from wcvendors.com/my-account/ 🙂 You should get an email with every update, the auto updater doesnt work yet (we’re working on that).June 22, 2016 at 6:21 am #35323Pavol JurikParticipant
Hi, i have one question related to this. id like to hide almost all options from vendors, but “preselect” defaults for them – e.g. all their products (in my case) are going to be virtual. so i dont want to make them to select it, just hide it and keep it selected as default. do i need to do this via template? btw im using pro.
thanks.June 22, 2016 at 3:59 pm #35381
Adding in defaults would be a bit more complex, you’d probably want to use the filters for the function that the pro template is calling.
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