WP E-Commerce Featured Product
The Featured Product plugin is an extension for the WP E-Commerce Plugin. It allows you to add a “Featured Product” widget to your sidebar (or other widgetised area of your theme).
All configuration of the plugin is done via the widget, which provides a dropdown list of all the published products available in your WP E-Commerce plugin store. You can choose to display one specific product, or choose the Random Product option to display a different product on every page reload.
The Widget Saver plugin is a godsend when switching back and forth between themes. The plugin adds “Save”, “Restore” and “Reset” buttons to the Widgets configuration page with the following functionality:
Save: Saves the current widget layout for the current theme.
Restore: If widgets have previously been saved for a given theme, restore will restore the widgets to how they were laid out when last saved.
Reset: Removes all widgets. This is useful if widgets have become “stuck”. See Justin Tadlock’s post on the Widgets Reset plugin for more information on when reset may be useful.
If you’ve ever decided to install a new theme on your site, only to change your mind and revert back to your old theme, you’ll probably have experienced the fact that widgets become displaced when switching between two themes that use different sidebar identifiers. In such a case, widgets will end up in the “Inactive Widgets” area. If a large number of widgets are used, it can be painful having to drag each widget back into the correct sidebar. To make things easier, this plugin allows you to save the current layout of widgets against the current theme, allowing them to be restored later when the theme is reactivated.
A typical process would be as follows:
- Use “Save” to save your current widget layout for the current theme.
- Activate a new theme (depending on sidebar identifiers, widget layout may or may not be reset at this point). The “Restore” button will be inactive at this point, because no “Save” has been applied for the new theme.
- Arrange widgets for new theme, and save to remember their layout for the new theme.
- Now switch back to the old theme. The “Restore” button should be active, and can be used to restore the widget layout back to how it was when you last saved for the old theme.