Join Morten Rand-Hendriksen for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the sidebar, part of WordPress Ecommerce: Easy Digital Downloads.
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To make navigation as easy as possible and also ensure that your customers sees…what's going on as they are shopping,…I recommend customizing your sidebar to provide a search box as well as a…shopping cart and a list of your different categories.…With WordPress and Easy Digital Downloads these are simple drag-and-drop…behaviors making the process as easy as, well, dragging and dropping stuff into the sidebar.…When you install WordPress from scratch you get a sidebar with some standard…features: you have the Search box at the top, you have RECENT POST, RECENT…COMMENT, ARCHIVES and so on.…
What I want do is replace all of these standard widgets with the custom widgets…that relate to the products we're selling.…I can do that by going to my Toolbar and selecting Widgets, or by going to the…Dashboard and then selecting Appearance and Widgets.…Here you see the Main Sidebar is already stocked with a set of default…widgets. These are the ones you saw on the page.…So, first I am going to get rid of all of them except for Search.…
Want to learn more about ecommerce with WordPress before jumping in? Check out the first course in this series where Morten explores other WordPress solutions, WordPress Ecommerce: Core Concepts.
- What is Easy Digital Downloads?
- Installing Easy Digital Downloads
- Setting up your store
- Configuring payment options
- Adding product data
- Testing the customer experience
- Receiving and managing orders
- Creating reports and discount codes