This is timely considering we’re working through the checkout and payment process of our own e-commerce plugin for WordPress.
Some interesting highlights:
- We have to support 4 types of shoppers:
- known-item purchases;
- category research, where users identify and buy products that best match their needs;
- bargain-hunting; and
- browsing for inspiration.
- We need to devote more time to search than I was initially considering
E-Commerce Usability Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox.
Another e-commerce plugin for WordPress – just what the world needs, right?
Well, I believe it does.
I’ve tried a few, and they suffer from:
- Old legacy code that you can’t understand
- They’re extremely difficult to customise
- Bloat (oh, did I say that already?) Continue reading
Call me slow – but I only just today discovered that WordPress has some built-in photo gallery functionality!
I’ve been using the NextGen plugin for quite some time now – but often the feature set is just too much for requirements. Continue reading
This blog formerly existed at waterfallweb.net – but it seemed a bit pointless to keep using that name when everywhere else online I’m “rockyshark”.
So here’s to the big migration!
You may be noticing the general ugliness of this theme. Believe it or not, it’s that way on purpose. Continue reading
Been battling with the excellent NextGen gallery plugin for WordPress this afternoon.
I had created an Album, which is a container for mutiple Galleries. Simple enough. But then, once you had selected a Gallery, I wanted to display the Gallery description on the Gallery page above the thumbnails.
In the Manage gallery section you can type a description, but it didn’t seem there was any way to display that on the actual website.
So if you need to, open the file gallery.php which is inside the plugins directory,
Next, above the line
<div class="ngg-galleryoverview" id="ngg-gallery-<?php echo $gallery->ID ?>">
<h2><?php echo $gallery->title; ?></h2>
<p class="gallery-desc"><?php echo nl2br($gallery->description); ?></p>
This will give you an H2 with the Gallery Title, and then the description below it.