Three Good Things

Three Good Things: Building and deploying a project with Laravel

David Nash laravel, linux, mysql, php 0 Comments

What do developers do in their spare time? Code! Three Good Things is a little app that I started over the holidays, and have been working on in my spare time. During the Christmas/New Year holiday period I read Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well-being, by Dr Martin Seligman. In it he describes an exercise called “What-Went-Well” (or “Three Blessings”). The idea is, every night you write three good things that happened in the last 24 hours, and why they happened. I thought it would be a good idea for an app, so I set to work. It was a …

Display WooCommerce category description and custom category titles

WooCommerce category description and custom title

David Nash woocommerce, wordpress 0 Comments

The WooCommerce category description is a good way to increase usability and improve SEO on your site. We can also show a custom category title which is a little more descriptive. To do this, it’s good practise to start with something easy, get that working, and then build from there. Show the WooCommerce category description In the child theme, if it doesn’t already exist, create a woocommerce/ directory. Copy the template file from wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/archive-product.php  to wp-content/themes/[your-child-theme]/woocommerce/archive-product.php. Now we can edit that without changing any plugin files directly (which could get replaced on the next update). In WooCommerce 2.0.0+, towards the top of …

Git: How to create a repository on a web server

David Nash bash, linux 0 Comments

I’m writing this mainly for my own reference. I found it very difficult to find instructions on using git for what I wanted. The scenario: I have a web server (example.com), which I can ssh into. It has a website running on /var/www/website/. I want to create a git repo for it, and then from my development machine (devmachine) clone that repo, make changes, and when I’m happy push them to the web server. I already have ssh keys installed so I can ssh from devmachine to example.com. On both example.com and devmachine I have a user david who is …

Link WP Ultimate Recipe ingredients to WooCommerce products

David Nash woocommerce, wordpress 3 Comments

WP Ultimate Recipe is probably the best WordPress plugin for creating recipes. It has one major drawback – it’s not possible to link to WooCommerce products on your site. This seems like a feature that online food retailers would want. The WP Ultimate Recipe premium plugin adds the ability to add a link to a product ingredient. This is great if the store doesn’t have many products, or you want to link off-site. What I wanted was to let the site admin search their WooCommerce products without having to jump to a different tab to find the link. First, install WooCommerce, WP Ultimate …

Aw Yiss! WooCommerce Breadcrumbs

WooCommerce Breadcrumbs – Control Product Categories

David Nash woocommerce, wordpress 2 Comments

WooCommerce breadcrumbs will show the first category it finds that a product is in, no matter how you got to it. This makes sense, as breadcrumbs should more be about categories than browser history. Unfortunately if that category is alphabetically earlier, it will display that – no matter how many levels of categories it is deep. It makes more sense to me to show the shortest path of categories to the product, which is what this tutorial is about. I’m going to assume you’re using a child theme for this. If you’re not, sorry – you’ll need to go and set …

Display WooCommerce category description and custom category titles

Woocommerce: Show attributes on single product page

David Nash woocommerce, wordpress 10 Comments

I’ve been working on a large Woocommerce site recently. Woocommerce gets updated regularly and unfortunately the documentation doesn’t always cover the new features. Generally when I come across a new problem I ask Google. It’s easier to adapt code than it is to write it from scratch. To be honest, I find the attribute system a little confusing. I came across this Stack Overflow article, which helped. Then I realised there was a much easier way. Step 1 – Create a Woocommerce action Edit functions.php in your child theme. Add the following:

Reload the page for a product. You should now …

Pretty print fractions as HTML entities using PHP

David Nash code, html, php 1 Comment

I used this code in a WordPress site but it’s pure HTML. I wanted to take a string, for example “3/4” and convert it to a HTML entity ¾. When there’s no HTML entity I still wanted it to look nice, using <sup> and <sub> for the numerator and denominator respectively. I couldn’t find anything on the web that I could copy and paste so I wrote it myself. Here’s what I came up with:

It’s pretty straight forward. First we check that the string is of the form X/Y. We put the X and Y into an array, …

Appearance Customize example code

Appearance Customize – WordPress theme Quick Start

David Nash code, wordpress 0 Comments

There’s a lot of detailed information on how to add settings under the WordPress Appearance Customize menu. It’s far too detailed if you just want to add a couple of settings. In this example I just wanted to add some simple fields. One for the company title, which differs from the site title. And another for their logo which appears in the WordPress header. Modifying Appearance Customize with functions.php

Once you add this, check under Appearance > Customize. If all is well you’ll see your logo and title field. If you’re really adventurous you could create an array of …

FacetWP: How to automatically get proximity location in Listify

David Nash wordpress 6 Comments

This issue happened for me in Listify, but it should apply to any FacetWP form you don’t want to refresh. We wanted to display the FacetWP form on the home page, and have it automatically geolocate the user. This can be done simply with this jQuery code, with a click event on the .locate-me element. I found code on the Listify site that should do this, but it causes the form to reload repeatedly. I contacted them but they say they didn’t have that issue. The problem with this is that when the location gets set, the form reloads, causing it to …

Listify

Listify: How to display default images based on category

David Nash wordpress 3 Comments

You use Listify, the popular directory listing WordPress theme, but want to set default images on a category basis. Here’s how! To customise Listify, it’s best to use a child theme. Listify supplies a skeleton for you to do this. In the child theme’s functions.php, add this:

How this relates to Listify Listify has its own categories for listings. Don’t confuse them with WordPress post categories. Listify calls them job_listings because it’s based on a Jobify. Some of this terminology has carried across. When you create a listing category in Listify, you’ll get a category slug. In the child theme’s …