How To

Important: Please have a thorough read through the WooCommerce Codex and familiarise yourself with using the plugin and it’s various features. It will stand you in good stead when setting up your theme.

Setting up the homepage

After activating Sliding you will no doubt notice that your homepage looks a little bleak. This section explains how to populate your homepage with content.

The top-most carousel pulls in your featured products. With a fresh install of both WooCommerce and Sliding you will not have any specified featured products. Thusly this section of the homepage will be empty.

To make your products appear here, add them as normal and simply ensure you check the ‘Featured?’ checkbox.

There are a couple of options for the featured product carousel which you can find on the ‘homepage’ tab of the Sliding theme options.

New Products & Best Sellers

The new products and best sellers sections function similarly and require very little configuration. As with the featured products carousel you can choose whether to display these sections at all, and how many products to display in each one. Other than this these sections will populate automatically as you add products, and as customers place orders.

Custom Shortcodes

There are two custom shortcodes built into Sliding. These are particularly useful on the homepage but of course can be used throughout your site.


The [sale] shortcode allows you to easily display a sale banner anywhere on your site. This tandems nicely with our sale page template.

To use the [sale] shortcode simply wrap your sale banner content within [sale] tags like so;

[sale]Sale now on, up to 50% off all stock![/sale]


The [sticky] shortcode allows you to easily display notices on your site which are styled to appear as post-it notes. This is perfect if you want to make a short piece of content stand out somewhere on your site. It can be aligned to the right or the left of your content and be given a custom class.

To use the [sticky] shortcode simply wrap your message within [sticky] tags like so;

[sticky]This is a sticky note, awesome![/sticky]

As you would expect, you can attach any class name you like to the sticky shortcode, just incase you want to add any further custom styles to a particular sticky.


Custom WooStore widgets

The theme includes custom widgets that you can add to any of your widgetized regions. Go to Apperance > Widgets to add these to your theme.

The custom woo widgets included are:

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Page Templates

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“Business” Page Template

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