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JetWooBuilder: How to Create a Shop Page Template

Find out how to create a shop page template and set it as a global template in WooCommerce using the JetWooBuilder plugin.

JetWooBuilder plugin makes the process of creating a WooCommerce shop page template much easier. This tutorial will lead you through it step-by-step.

Bear in mind that a shop product page should be created after an archive page, and only then you should add the shop. Also, you’d need to add several WooCommerce products in the Products menu tab to create a shop page.

1 Step — Enable shop widgets

Go to JetPlugins > JetWooBuilder Settings and scroll down to Shop Product Available Widgets block. Turn on the toggles of widgets you would like to use for the Shop page template.

Enable shop widgets

2 Step — Create the template

Proceed to the JetPlugins > Jet Woo Templates tab in the WP Dashboard sidebar. Click the “Add New Template” button.

add new woo template

There will be a starting pop-up window. Select the “Shop” option in This template for drop-down menu and type in the Template Name. If you are somehow confused about the shop page layout, you can choose a pre-set in the Start from Layout section. Afterward, click the “Create Template” button.

Add template

3 Step — Fill the shop page with widgets

Here you can start creating a shop page template by filling it up with all the needed widgets. The shop template is applied when you open one of the product category pages, and it shows the elements you’ve included in the template.

There are eight widgets available in shop page builder, so let’s take a brief look at each of them.

Shop widgets

Products Description

Products Description widget

This widget displays the description you wrote for the specific category. In the Style tab, you can choose the Text Color, Typography, and Alignment of the text.

Products Loop

The Products Grid widget will place a grid with a certain number of products to the page. You set that number in the settings. The same story is with the Product List widget. If you want to show the customer all the products from the category – you need the Products Loop widget. Besides showing an endless loop of products, it also allows you to switch from the grid to the list view. Just turn on the Enable layout switcher toggle.

Product Loop widget

After that, you will be able to choose the template for the secondary layout and choose the icon and title for buttons. By default, the main layout is a grid. Create a separate Archive Page template with the Products List widget on it to use for a secondary layout.

knowledge base information iconNOTE. To be sure that the switcher will work correctly, you have to perform these two steps:
  • Go to WooCommerce > Settings, open the Jet Woo Builder tab, and tick the Custom Shop Page and Custom Archive Product checkboxes;
  • Go to the archive product template you created for the secondary layout and open it in the Elementor page builder. Click the “Settings” button at the bottom of the page and unfold the Template Settings submenu. Enable Use custom column count toggle and type “1” in the Template Columns text field. This will ensure that the list will be shown as a single-column element.

Products Navigation

If there are lots of products in your shop, they should be naturally paginated. This widget adds the controls that allow the customer to go to the next or previous page. In the Content menu tab, you can choose the icon of the button and give it a title. In the Style tab, you will be able to change the button’s appearance.

Products Navigation widget

Be aware that this widget will work only with the main Query objects. Those are widgets that work directly with the WooCommerce settings, such as Products Loop and other Elementor widgets that have a current query option. It is also compatible with Products Grid and Products List but only if they have Use Current Query toggle turned on.

Products Notices

There is a number of notifications that a WooCommerce shop could show to the user. This widget displays those messages on your custom shop page.

Products Ordering

This widget allows you to add sorting options to your shop page. The products can be sorted by popularity, average rating, the latest added items, and price. Clients choose the type of filter in the drop-down menu, and you can define the design of the sorting element.

Products Ordering

Products Page Title

As was said previously, the shop template is applied to a product category page. This widget displays the title of that category page. In the Content menu tab, you can choose the HTML tag for the title.

Products Pagination

This widget is almost the same as the Products Navigation. It also lets users surf through the pages of your product listing. And it works with the main query object only as well. The difference is that this widget shows not only the control buttons but also the number of pages, which could be really convenient.

Products Results Count

It is strongly recommended to use this widget with the Products Ordering. It shows how many of the filtering results are shown on the page. In the Style tab, you can change the color of the text, its typography, and alignment.

4 Step — Assign the template

When you are done with filling the layout and designing it, click the “Publish” button and go back to the WordPress Dashboard. Navigate to WooCommerce > Settings and open the Jet Woo Builder tab. In the Shop Template drop-down menu, choose the title of the template you’ve created, and click the “Save Changes” button.

Shop template assigning

That’s all! Enrich a Shop page template with the content using an abundance of customization widgets. Be sure your visitors and prospects enjoy the looks of your shop page.