5 Ecwid Updates for Better WordPress E-Commerce
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Ecwid Is Now Friends With Gutenberg, a New WordPress Editor
Gutenberg is getting more and more popular and will soon be the default WordPress page editor. To make sure Ecwid users are ready for that, we added Gutenberg support to our
Now, if you edit a page in Gutenberg, you can see the new Ecwid block in the editor toolbar: Add Store and Add Product. They can be used to add a product catalog, single product widget, or a Buy Now button to the WordPress pages and posts in a simple,
A New Tool: Migrate from WooCommerce to Ecwid
Some sellers copy their products to Ecwid from WooCommerce, other shopping carts, or a local database or spreadsheet. We’ve made it easier.
You can now see a separate Ecwid block under Tools → Import in the WordPress admin backend — it allows you to import products and categories to your Ecwid store from WooCommerce or an external CSV file.
Dozens of merchants have already used this tool to copy their WooCommerce products to Ecwid, so we continue working on it.
A New Beautiful Shopping Bag Icon
We’ve added a new floating shopping bag widget that displays a cart icon along with the number of items and subtotal in the corner of the screen.
This way, the shopping bag’s always visible — buyers can click it to check their cart contents and proceed to the checkout. It’s possible to customize its position, layout, and icon to fit your site better. Enable it under the Ecwid section in your WordPress admin backend: Appearance → Customize → Ecwid.
Ecwid Menu Is Now a Part of the WordPress Menu
Historically, the Ecwid store management dashboard displayed navigation within the central page content when you open it in your WordPress admin backend. So you open the Ecwid menu in your WordPress admin and then navigate through the store admin pages inside that general Ecwid page.
We’ve improved this process: now the store admin navigation menu is included in the WordPress admin menu. You can find management, settings, apps, and other sections right in the WordPress
This aligns the Ecwid plugin navigation with the general WordPress navigation and provides a more natural way to find the right page of the store dashboard. Also, it frees some space in the page’s central area, which makes it more convenient to manage your store, especially on mobile devices.
E-commerce Tips Show Up in the WordPress Admin Dashboard
We’ve added a new Ecwid block to the WordPress admin dashboard — it features helpful
The block refreshes itself automatically when we publish a new blog post. You can find fresh product updates, tips, and recommendations from the Ecwid team there.
That’s all for now, but we will continue improving our plugin to bring you more cool updates by the end of 2018. Show up in the comments section below to share your thoughts on this news. ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ