As of version 1.5.6, WC Vendors Pro provides nine specialized widgets to enhance and enrich the customer and the vendor experience as they shop and interact on your marketplace.
These widgets are available with your other WordPress and WooCommerce widgets by visiting wp admin > appearance > widgets.
- WC Vendors Pro Contact Store
- WC Vendors Pro Recent Products
- WC Vendors Pro Store Address and Map
- WC Vendors Pro Store Ratings
- WC Vendors Pro Store Search
- WC Vendors Pro Store Short Description
- WC Vendors Pro Store Social Media
- WC Vendors Pro Vendor Search (search for a vendor)
- WC Vendors Pro Store Categories
Each of these widgets and their function is explained below.
WC Vendors Contact Store
- Store Name
- Phone Number
- Email Address
- Email Contact Form
The contact form will show in the selected widgetized area on the vendor’s Store page only.
The email form provides a simple contact form so that customers can email a message to the vendors. This includes its own template that can be customised like any other WooCommerce Email can.
WC Vendors Pro Recent Products
WC Vendors Pro Store Address and Map
If the store has a physical address you can include their address and an embedded google map to the location. You will need to get a google Maps API key for this to work, however once you have this key the map will render.
This will only appear on the vendor store page.
WC Vendors Pro Store Ratings
This widget will allow you to display recent vendor store ratings in the chosen widgetized area.
WC Vendors Store Search
When used on a vendor store page, this search will only return results from within that vendor’s store. It functions as a normal WooCommerce shop search (all products from all vendors) when used on a marketplace shop page.
WC Vendors Store Short Description
This widget will display the vendor short description so that you can provide a bit more context to the Vendor Store pages.
WC Vendors Pro Store Social Media
The store social media widget provides a link to all social media currently listed in the settings area for the vendors.
WC Vendors Pro Vendor Search
This widget provides a search bar which will allow visitors to the site to search for a specific vendor.
You need to have the WC Vendors Pro vendor list page set in order to use this widget, so please ensure that you have a page created on your site with this shortcode [wcv_pro_vendorlist] .
The search results will be displayed using the same style as the WC Vendors Pro vendor list.
WC Vendors Pro Store Categories
This widget will allow you to display categories on the vendor store page. this will only display the categories in which the vendor has products listed, and the products displayed within that category will only be those from the respective vendor store.