This post serves as a how to post with WordPress introduction. It is written for a specific client but may be of use to people who wish to see how bespoke systems are set up.
We’ll firstly cover the concepts covered by this tutorial. The site in question is a mixture of blog posts and articles. There are many ‘items’ that are referenced throughout the site, they are maintained by WooCommerce. Whilst this is primarily used as an eCommerce solution it can be repurposed to serve in many other ways.
The default naming scheme for WooCommerce includes using
shop as the container name. The elements added by default are called
products. We have swapped this to, shop being
Garden Shed and products being
The concept is to use WooCommerce as the database for referenced ‘items’. We can then with ease create, edit and insert these items throughout the site in blogs and posts. A powerful feature that is utilised is shortcodes which will also be covered in the tutorial as they roll out. This is how we will generate internal and external links to ‘items’ and pages / posts.
The Foundation Software.
Theme and Framework.
The theme we shall be using in this tutorial is Envy Pro (at time of writing: Version: 1.2.1). This is an excellent WooCommerce integrated child theme created for the Genesis framework written and maintained by Jon Barratt. He also provides a wonderful way to maintain a child theme of a Genesis child theme. This concept is confusing at first. PARENT: Genesis, CHILD THEME: Envy Pro, WP CLIPS Envy Pro Overrides. You can read more in the link provided below.
How to Post with WordPress Introduction, Next Steps.
I will post links to articles over the coming days breaking down the process step by step. First topic covered will be the dual logging in procedure.