I recently upgraded my site from CE4 to BL4. I’m happy with the result and glad I finally took the plunge. The new site is www.fourwallsphoto.com
I recently added back cart functionality from my old site (I kept all the old galleries and upgraded the cart), and everything works as it should. However, there is a small issue with the cart icon appearing on my home page, even though the home page is not using a cart-enabled gallery. The strange thing is that it is not consistent, except when someone is visiting my site for the first time.
Since I want new visitors to focus on my site and its images, and not worry that they have just bought something, how do I stop the cart icon appearing on my home page. It happens for me whether it is empty or not, but not all the time. For new visitors, it’s obviously already empty, but always shows the icon. Strange.
It is bizarre. None of those suggestions seemed to have helped, although the behavior seems to change somewhat. What is peculiar is that upon first visit still, the cart icon shows. If I immediately refresh the page it goes away. If I put something in the cart, it always shows regardless.
I would prefer for the cart to never show on my home page.
The intended behavior is for the shopping cart icon to appear on all pages if something is in the cart. This is so your customer can get to their cart no matter what page they’ve subsequently browsed to. (you wouldn’t want to lose a sale because someone went to your home page and then couldn’t figure out how to get to the cart to check out)
@Ben will need to take a look to see why it’s appearing with nothing in the cart.
If you don’t want it to ever appear on your home page, even if someone added something to the cart, that can be accomplished with custom css.
That might just be coincidence Daniel. I find that the first time I go to my site, the cart is there, but when I refresh the page it disappears again… But if not, is there a way to address this aspect?
Yeah, there might be nothing to this. Maybe @ben or @Matthew have an idea why reloading the page makes the empty shopping cart disappear, or really, why it is there in the first place.
Unrelated: I would try to get a ssl certificate for your site. Many hosts now include this for free. Google ranks secure sites higher than others and it provides users with the familiar closed lock sign in the browser.
Any pointers for this? I just spent the last 30mins cursing Bluehosts cPanel instruction pages. It appears my site is already using ‘AutoSSL’ and yet I don’t see that my domain nor my sub-domains start with https when I load them up…
If you use https://fourwallsphoto.com/ to go to your site, it works. So I believe the certificate is already active.
Try changing your site url to https://fourwallsphoto.com/ and then go to the Privacy section of Settings and enable Automatically Redirect Browsers To https
That’s behaving as designed. It exists so that, If folks have items in their cart, they can access their cart from anywhere on the site. If you want to hide it on a specific page, or for a specific template, then you’ll want to implement some targeted CSS. Check out the body element of your page:
You’ll see that it’s dressed up with a lot of classes relevant to your design choices. For example, this being your Home page, you can use “pages-template-identifier-home” to target this page specifically.