I have a WordPress project that’s drawing to a close. This morning I’ve been working on the last few items and thought I would share.
This site uses FoxyCart for ecommerce. I really like FoxyCart – it’s very easy to integrate into a static website, and thanks to the FoxyCart + WordPress integration screencast tutorial I found it was not that difficult to get it into WordPress, too. If you’re using only simple input elements like buttons, you can set it up so that the editor can easily add/update product using a custom template page and custom fields. However, in my client’s case we’re using checkboxes, select menus, etc. so I opted for just creating a template that included the form. You can customize the CSS of the checkout pages without a lot of effort.
I needed to hide one of the categories in the blog from both the sidebar ‘Categories’ widget and the blog home page itself (this category’s posts are only visible from links in the site’s Archives Gallery). I found this very short and easy way to hide one or more categories in the blog.
Finally, I needed to add a favicon to the site. I got this .ico plugin for Photoshop, but then discovered I didn’t really need it because I can make a favicon as a .png. I created it, saved it as favicon.png in the WordPress theme’s images directory, then added it to the header.php file for the template like this:
This was easy and looks really nice. The site’s almost ready to launch.