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Need some help please… Tired of searching posts and trying things out…

Posted: April 30, 2013 at 11:02 am


Audrea Robbins

April 30, 2013 at 11:02 am

A few issues:

I am trying to follow these instructions Dean gave someone in order to change our “View Cart”Link to be an image…  I replaced the fake image with my image url but it shows nothing but an upright line on the page and I cannot seem to get firebug to help me figure out where my image is if it is even there anywhere…  In addition, I add the following custom shortcode below on all my events individually (which is tedious honestly) for a register button.  When I add the code listed in the link above for the View Cart Button, it removes that link on my event.

[ESPRESSO_CART_LINK anchor='<img alt="Register for this Event" src="http://www.wealthmanagementuniversity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Register-Ticket.png" />' direct_to_cart=1 moving_to_cart="Redirecting to cart..."]

I also need to create a button or image for the “REFRESH” link as well but unsure of where to do this at.  Additionally, I need to add some wording on the PayPal button area so that users know that if they don’t have paypal, they will still be able to checkout.  Our feedback has shown these areas to be confusing to MOST all users.  I really just need this to be easier… Will 4.0 make all of this easier if I just wait on it?  Can anyone help me now?   I am in desperate need at this point and really tired of fooling with it all.  Honestly, I’m at the brink of paying for something like EventBrite just to make this easier because I’m not a programmer and need to spend my time elsewhere…  I just need some help and details about what 4.0 is going to do different than what we have now…  Will 4.0 be easier for those of us to setup (and make our events look pretty and not generic looking) who aren’t  programmers ?  PLEASE!!!!!!!


Sidney Harrell

April 30, 2013 at 12:42 pm

Hey Audrea,
There is a bug in the version of EE that you are running (3.1.31.1) that is making the direct to cart not work in the shortcode. If you update to the current version (3.1.31.3), it should fix that problem.
The template shopping_cart.php on line 137 is where the refresh total link is located. Before changing it, you’ll want to copy that file to uploads/espresso/templates. You just need to replace the

<?php _e( 'Refresh Total', 'event_espresso' ); ?>

with the image tag to display your button image. (http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_images.asp)
To add some text to the payment page, you’ll want to edit the template payment_page.php, probably around line 38.


Audrea Robbins

April 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm

There is a bug in the version of EE that you are running (3.1.31.1) that is making the direct to cart not work in the shortcode. If you update to the current version (3.1.31.3), it should fix that problem.

I did the update (which I hadn’t noticed needing done – so thanks) but it did not correct the problem.  When I add the css code suggested in the link above which is:
a.ee_view_cart {
background: #eee url(images/fakeimage.jpg) top left no-repeat;
border: #000 thin solid;
border-radius: 4px;
text-indent: -9999px;
display: inline-block;
}

(of course I am using my image url instead of fakeimage), my “Register for this Event” image still disappears…  Not to mention that I cannot see if my image for “View Cart” is replaced.  And yes, I cleared cache before trying it…  I feel like I have to post a question on the forum and go through an act of congress to ever get anything in this plugin to work.  It’s taken my entire day!  I’ve been at this since beginning of February…  and it’s still not working like it should…  So, I’ll ask this AGAIN and hope to get a response regarding 4.0 (Yes, I watched all the blog videos which I didn’t have time to do and no, they gave me no info):

Will 4.0 make all of this easier if I just wait on it? Can anyone help me now? I am in desperate need at this point and really tired of fooling with it all. Honestly, I’m at the brink of paying for something like EventBrite just to make this easier because I’m not a programmer and need to spend my time elsewhere… I just need some help and details about what 4.0 is going to do different than what we have now… Will 4.0 be easier for those of us to setup (and make our events look pretty and not generic looking) who aren’t programmers ? PLEASE!!!!!!!

 


Dean

May 1, 2013 at 7:57 am

Hi Audrey,

I am sorry if the code I provided didnt work. What I have noted down is the following

.ee_view_cart {
display: block;
text-indent: -9999px;
background-image: url(http://www.ee-3131.dev/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/thumb-up.gif);
height: 64px;
width: 64px;
}

.ee_add_item_to_cart {
display: block;
text-indent: -9999px;
background-image: url(http://www.ee-3131.dev/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/shopping-cart.gif);
height: 64px;
width: 64px;
}

Notice that there is no a before the classes? Also note that the height and the widths need to match the image heights and widths.

This will add an image for add to cart and another for view cart.

Will 4.0 make all of this easier if I just wait on it? Can anyone help me now? I am in desperate need at this point and really tired of fooling with it all. Honestly, I’m at the brink of paying for something like EventBrite just to make this easier because I’m not a programmer and need to spend my time elsewhere… I just need some help and details about what 4.0 is going to do different than what we have now… Will 4.0 be easier for those of us to setup (and make our events look pretty and not generic looking) who aren’t programmers ? PLEASE!!!!!!!

4.0 will be a lot different. In many ways it will be easier to use. Will it be easier to modify? Probably not no. Modification of any plugin or theme beyond the design/structure provided by the developers does require web design coding knowledge.

Most if not all of Event Espresso’s design comes via two sources, the themes css or via Themeroller styles if it is turned on. Themeroller allows you to modify the style of the events using colour pickers etc to making it quite easy to do. http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/

It just requires copying over some files, here is a guide for it http://eventespresso.com/wiki/how-to-create-custom-themeroller-styles/

If you would prefer to look for a developer we do have a list of recommended developers here, http://eventespresso.com/developers/event-espresso-pros/

I hope that helps, and we are always available in the forums for support issues.

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