Today’s quick lesson is based on a question I was asked in a recent comment – how do we add a summary of the customers order on the order confirmation page? As things stand, the confirmation page in BigCommerce simply displays a thank you message and if you have set up a “pay later” option, details on how to complete the order, plus some links to new/popular products. So how to add the order confirmation details?
This is a regularly asked question: “How do I remove the BigCommerce advertising from my site and emails?”. It’s very straight forward and easy to do, so for today’s 5 minute masterclass, we’ll look at how we go about doing it.
[alert type=”info” icon-size=”normal”]This article has been updated with a simpler method, which you can read here. The method described in this post still works and may suit your requirements.[/alert] There’s a hot topic at the moment on the Official BigCommerce Forums regarding hidden categories. Originally you could hide a category from being visible in the menu, but still link to it; ideal for landing pages or email promotions. This feature later disappeared, and now hidden categories are treated as disabled. Using a bit of jQuery, we can replicate the old feature by hiding menu links matching or containing specific keywords.
We’re currently waiting for access to the language.ini file and proper multi language support from BC. In the mean time we have to rely on 1) editing what labels we can through design mode, 2) deleting %%LNG.%% variables and replacing them with our own text or 3) using crude smart little hacks using jQuery. So for this 5 minute masterclass, I’m going to show you how to change a status message in the cart page with jQuery.
The rarely used On Sale panel often goes unnoticed because it’s not called by the default.html template in BigCommerce. Here’s an overview of how to add it, and set up items so they appear in the panel.