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Hiding Categories in BigCommerce

One of the most popular pages on our website is an article on how to hide categories in BigCommerce. Our article provides a method for hiding categories using jQuery to filter out categories matching specific text strings. It’s now possible to achieve the same thing without relying on Javascript. To hide categories, all we need to do now is create a top level category, hide it, and then place visible categories inside it as subcategories. These can then be linked to and are visible to your website visitors. Hiding the top level category means that these new categories won’t appear in the main navigation. This is what you’ll end up seeing in your control panel: Step by step guide Step 1 of 5: Head over to Products > Product Categories in your BigCommerce control panel. In the category view, click “Create a Category”. Step 2 of 5: In the category […]

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5 Minute Masterclass: Adding an Order Summary to the Order Confirmation Page

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?

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5 Minute Masterclass: Hiding Categories in BigCommerce with jQuery

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.

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5 Minute Masterclass: Changing Status Messages with jQuery

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.

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