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  • #63508
    Andy
    Participant

    Hi. I cannot find a topic related to X Pro theme. I have the X Pro theme and would like to use it with WooCommerce and WC Vendors later updating to WC Vendors Pro. I have been trying to set up Easy Digital Downloads with the theme and just can’t seem to get it integrated properly.

    ***I am not a Dev and I am not a thoroughly experienced WordPress builder***.

    I read a number of forum threads discussing the X theme (not X Pro), and nothing seems to be definitive. The threads end with what appears to be a non resolution to X theme not being 100% compatible with WooCommerce. I cannot tell by the threads if the issue has or has not been resolved.

    I have invested a ton of money and 2 tons of time trying to build a WP site while learning to do so at the same time. I have purchased a number of premium themes, the EDD plugins/extensions, and various other extensions. I am willing to re-invest in WooCommerce themes and WC Vendors but I need to know I am not wasting even more time and money by starting over and gathering all these elements and starting from scratch (for the 20th time).

    It “seems” like Themeco’s X Pro theme integrates with WooCommerce, but that could be a “noob” mistake on my part. I’ve made plenty of them. πŸ˜‰ I have asked them, Themeco, and they tell me there are no issues. Number one, it takes several days just to get an answer from them and, number 2, they “say” their X theme (which I also owned before X Pro) was 100% compatible when the forum threads say otherwise. Why wouldn’t they say the same about X Pro?

    If someone could give me some honest to goodness insight on this issue I would be very grateful. WC Vendors looks and sounds like a great product. Can’t wait to get it going.

    Thank you, Andy

    My website is not up and running so the domain below is bogus.

    #63578
    Anna
    Member

    @andya
    I wish I knew– but I do not know if that theme is going to cause any issues.
    *most* themes work with WC Vendors.
    *most* work with WC Vendors Pro.
    Once in a while, a theme author will use just woocommerce.php to override woocommerce code, and that can cause issues.
    Also, if they code in any javascript into the pages, once in a while that will also cause issues. The dashboard page sin WC Vendors Pro are most often the pages that are affected by weird themes.

    When you are running just WooCOmmerce (free) and the “X” theme (which it sounds like you already own..)… go look at your WooCommerce System Status (wp admin > WooCOmmerce > System Status).
    Scroll down.. does it say:
    X – This theme uses woocommerce.php and you may have compatibility issues..
    or something like that?

    If so, then the vendor store pages might not display right, because the archive-product.php page might have hard-coded changes in it, or has not been properly overridden.

    I am sorry it is so hard to tell without trying the theme.. which I know you would not want to do unless you already own the theme.

    If you already have a copy of either of those themes I’d be glad to test one or both out on a development site for you if you wish. Let me know…

    #63605
    Andy
    Participant

    Hi Anna,

    Thank you for your response.

    As much as I like the potential of Themeco’s themes, they have been one big headache for me. I am going to forget about my $60 waste of money and move on. Themco still insists
    (up until a couple of hours ago) that their X and X Pro are fully compatible with WooCommerce. But, they did say in an email to me, “compatible with Woo 3.0.3”. That is not the latest version.

    I do have another theme, Virtue Premium. I have read a few issues (on your forum) related to this theme but they appear to be user related errors/issues. I am tired of doing
    research to find theme deficiencies and I really need to get on with it and get my site built.

    Do you know of any conflicts between Virtue Premium and WC Vendors?

    Thanks for your time,

    Andy

    #63704
    Anna
    Member

    Andy,
    I only found this thread regarding Virtue Premium and Wc Vendors Pro:
    https://www.wcvendors.com/help/topic/dropdown-menu-on-hover-not-working-on-dashboard-page/

    As for the X theme… if they say it is compatible with WooCommerce 3.0.3 it should be compatible with the latest version—- 3.0 was the big update, and that would be the version to be concerned with mostly. There were major updates in that version that required any themes that modified WooCommerce templates to be sure and update templates and hooks they have used that WooCommerce changed.

    It’d be important to know if they actually override templates form WooCommerce, or if they instead use woocommerce.php to make changes.

    #63760
    Andy
    Participant

    Hi Anna,

    I can’t express how much I appreciate your assistance. So far, you are the only person who has actually tried to help me. I tried to add you as a back end user to my WP site but it is asking for a “required” email address, which I do not have for you.

    Any way, I am in the process of setting up my SEO (Yoast) documentation and I am unsure how to proceed with the “permalinks” related to WooCommerce. I hope to get good results from WC Vendors Free so that I can upgrade to WC Vendors Pro if everything works out.

    There are 2 websites that I am trying to use as “models” or “examples” for my website.

    They are:

    https://audiojungle.net/

    And

    https://www.premiumbeat.com/

    I am not completely sure how to proceed with my “Permalinking”.

    I prefer the “simplicity” of the AudioJungle’s “category” and “sub category” approach, but I am not sure how to accomplish this with the WooCommerce set up. And this is important to know early on because I don’t want to have to set up re-directs (and possibly hurt future SEO optimization) if I need to make adjustments down the line. I don’t really like the “/shop/” or the “/product” look in the permalinks or URL link, or whatever it’s called. Is there a way to “eliminate” the “shop” and or the “product” in the URL and just go straight for the https://audiotrance.com/category/sub_category/… while using WooCommerce?

    like this “example” from AudioJungle ?

    Category/”Music”/sub cat=Rock

    https://audiojungle.net/category/music/rock

    I really need to get the permalinking correct “before” I move on to the “aesthetics” of the site because I have been trying to do all of this for months now and I am right back to starting from scratch because I am learning by trial and error as I am reading/watching massive amounts of tutorials and doing massive amounts of Google research as I am trying to learn this whole process. (((Of course this was all “before” I decided regroup and to go with WooCommerce and WC Vendors))). I have tried so many different themes, ( X, X Pro, Marketify, Virtue Premium, and more), and extensions and plugins, (Easy Digital Downloads, FES, Commissions, Amazon S3, WooCommerce, etc,…), only to find out that, after I “almost get a handle on it”, I run into another snag or conflict. It has got me very discouraged but I am stuck/committed now. I have spent a small fortune on themes and plugins alone. Not to mention business licenses, hosting, domain names, new computers, etc,… Then there are the hours after hours after days after weeks of trying to put all this stuff together. My Wife is about to have me committed to a funny farm. ;-). At this point, I am almost ready to volunteer for the mental hospital.

    Don’t get me wrong, I am not as stubborn (cheap) as I may sound. I have tried to enlist “so called” professional people to help me get all this stuff put together but it backfired (more than once). One of those “professionals” was an “Expert” from EnvatoStudio. Another was from UpWork. Both were complete failures. To be quite honest, I ended up giving them instruction on things that they should have “as paid professionals” already known. And there were others as well. I am a hands on type of guy and I will eventually get it done but it is taking what seems to be a lifetime. I spend a minimum of 10 to 12 hours every single day at this dang computer, (working around my real life job), reading, researching, and building WP sites until I’m blue in the face with frustration. I exhausted my “budget” a long time ago. I have to throw in a few bucks here and there just to experiment with what “I hope” may work …. this time. Of course I know that a lot of the trial and error is due to my inexperience. But there are portions of the blame to be attributed to some of the “less than truthful” claims of 100% compatibility (Themeco, Marketify, FES) between themes, plugins, etc,… These are detrimental inconsistencies when it comes to a WP Beginner. Especially a blue collar type at 54 years old who has never even touched a website before a couple of months ago. They know this but, if it means fewer sales or bad ratings, they are not going to be fully honest about it. A beginner MUST do tons of THOROUGH research on each and every one of the elements BEFORE purchasing any one of them. Dig deep because the real beneficial answers to your issues are not always on the surface. This is what takes so much time.

    I probably sound nuts to you. πŸ™‚ Why would I be so diligent in this mission? Well, it is my livelihood. In one word … Passion! I have been planning this for years and finally decided to take the plunge a few months ago (a year ago). I know what I have planned will be be a success “if” I can get through these first stages. After that, I will be able to re-invest and recruit “real honest to goodness” Developers to help me take it to the next level. If you haven’t already, read a few of the success stories concerning Envato. I had the same type of plans before I ever even knew Envato existed. Why? Because I have been an “enthusiast” videographer for about 10 or 12 years now. I used to go on AudioJungle, (not even knowing they were a part of something bigger – Envato Market), to buy sound tracks and sound effects. My site, AudioTrance.com, is just the beginning. There is much more to follow. The equivalent to Envato Market but better. πŸ˜‰ No, I do not have delusions of grandeur. I am persistent and dedicated. And maybe a bit overly optimistic.

    I really am sorry to pour all this stuff out to you. I know we are strangers, but I think you know where I’m coming from. I have read a number of posts on your site, and you and Ben seem to be straight forward honest folks. I like the way you guys, and girl, tell it like it is. That is refreshing for a change. After “trying” to deal with Envato and Themeco and Themepunch and Astoundify and EDD and many others, you and Ben are at the top of my list from now on. When I can actually afford it, I will come to you first if/when I contemplate paying for help.

    Thanks for your time. Sorry for writing a novel but this is extremely important to me. I probably should pay you for the time it takes just to read this email ;-).

    Andy

    #63767
    Anna
    Member

    Andy,
    Oh you have no idea just HOW much I understand where you are coming from. LOL. Like, I would only have a few edits to make my story in starting with WordPress and building a marketplace align word for word with yours. Including the self-commitment to an institution. πŸ˜‰

    Once I finally made my way here and got some straight forward help from Ben, I was finally able to complete my marketplace. But it was an expensive and frustrating path, and I almost gave up.

    1. You are right- work on getting the marketplace configured FIRST before worrying about anything aesthetic at all. For now, Use the Storefront theme- you can work on the theme later. Obviously you will want something more appealing than the plain Storefront- but the theme will not get in your way while you are developing if you just use Storefront for now.

    2. SEO: I do understand what you are wishing to achieve, but you may want to take a look at this article from WooCommerce: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/removing-product-product-category-or-shop-from-the-urls/ . You feasibly *could* remove /product/ or /shop/ form the permalink structure, but it is not recommended.
    You CAN, however, rename SHOP to something else more suitable for your site by going to wp-admin > woocommerce > settings > products > display , and setting your Shop Page to a page with a name other than shop. Basically you could re-name the SHOP page created by WooCommerce and call it “audio” or “videos” or something. Then SAVE your permalinks. I named mine Marketplace. So now all links to products look like this (site, marketplace, main category, sub-category, product): mysite.com/marketplace/jewelry/necklaces/ruby-necklace-on-sterling-silver

    3. If you need additional work done as you develop your site, first start here with your questions and needs, and we will either help or direct you- sometimes much of what people want is already available with some custom code we already have or by just asking. πŸ˜‰ . If not, we will do some custom work for a fee, or If we cannot do it due to time or the specific need, direct you to more reputable developers who could perhaps help.

    If you appreciate straight-forward people- you have found them here! hehe

    4.

    I probably should pay you for the time it takes just to read this email ;-).

    This one’s on me. I’ll cut you some slack this time.. this time… πŸ˜‰

    Let us know as you need more help. We’ll help how we can.

    #63786
    Andy
    Participant

    Hi Anna,

    You are worth your weight in Antimatter. As of last week, β€” $62.5 trillion per gram, give or take a trillion. πŸ˜‰

    Thank you. I will be in touch during my adventure.

    Andy

    #63788
    Andy
    Participant

    Hi Anna,

    I have one more quick question for you then I will leave you alone for a while. πŸ˜‰

    I took a screenshot of my permalink structure. I took your advice (great advice) and renamed my Shop page
    to ATMarketplace. I also edited the permalink on that same page “from” (Permalink: https://audiotrance.com/shop) “to” (Permalink: https://audiotrance.com/atmarketplace). Is that correct?

    And in the Dashboard> Settings> Permalinks, Should I change my permalink structure to “Custom” or leave it like it is?

    Or do I change it to “SHOP base with category” and leave it exactly like it is in that option?

    If I “do” change it to custom, can you tell me “exactly” what to type into that link?

    Please keep in mind, I will have Categories > sub Categories > and tags in many of my pages.

    example: /Production Music/Instrumental/Piano

    Screenshot attached.

    Thank you,

    Andy

    #63790
    Anna
    Member

    Andy,

    Or do I change it to β€œSHOP base with category” and leave it exactly like it is in that option?

    This ^^ . I believe you’ll get the structure you want by using shop base + category as is, since you changed the “Shop” page to the permalink you desire.
    The tags won’t show in the permalinks, but sub-categories will. I can’t recall how far down the sub-categories will show in the url.. but with shop base + category you will likely get the structure you are looking for. πŸ™‚

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