Wishlist

Welcome to the documentation for the Wishlist For SureCart plugin by SurelyWP!

Overview

This plugin enables your SureCart store customers to add products to a wishlist, add products to the cart from the wishlist, share their wishlist on social media, and receive emails about their saved items.

On this page, you will find all the steps you need to set up and use our plugin. The steps below provide instructions about the installation and setup process, as well as additional resources that may be helpful.

1. Install & Setup SureCart

Our Wishlist For SureCart plugin is a 3rd party addon for SureCart, so having an existing SureCart store with their plugin installed, active, and set up is a prerequisite to using our product.

DISCLOSURE: The link to SureCart is an “affiliate link” which means if you click on the link and purchase anything, we will receive a commission.

2. Download The Plugin From Your Customer Dashboard

NOTE: If you have not yet purchased the Wishlist For SureCart plugin, you will need to do that now before continuing.

After completing the purchase, the next step is to download the WordPress plugin:

  1. Log into your Customer Dashboard on our website.
  2. Click the “Downloads” tab.
  3. Click on the Wishlist For SureCart file.
  4. Click the “Download” button on the .zip file.
  5. Save the file to your computer.

NOTE: Some Apple computers automatically extract .zip files, so be sure to disable that feature when downloading the plugin file.

3. Install The Plugin On Your Website

Now you are ready to install the Wishlist For SureCart plugin. Installing our plugin works the same as installing any other WordPress plugin.

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin dashboard. This is typically accessed by adding “/wp-admin” to the end of your website’s URL (e.g., www.example.com/wp-admin).
  2. Once logged in, navigate to the “Plugins” section in the left-hand menu of the dashboard.
  3. Click on the “Plugins” option to open the plugins page.
  4. On the plugins page, click on the “Add New” button at the top of the screen.
  5. You will now be on the “Add Plugins” page. Here, click on the “Upload Plugin” button located at the top of the screen.
  6. You will be prompted to choose a file. Click on the “Choose File” button and locate the plugin file (.zip format) on your computer. Select the file and click the “Open” button.
  7. After selecting the plugin file, click the “Install Now” button to begin the installation process.
  8. WordPress will now upload and install the plugin from the uploaded file. Once the installation is complete, you will see a success message.
  9. After installation, click the “Activate Plugin” button to activate the plugin.

When you activate the plugin, you will be redirected to an overview screen of the Wishlist For SureCart addon. This is a unified interface for all of our addons, so any additional addon that you install from our SurelyWP brand will also appear in this same interface. You can switch installed plugins at the top.

The first thing to do is get familiar with the options available to you. The overview tab does a great job of this, and some of the things mentioned there will be covered in the steps below.

NOTE: The plugin features will not work until you add the license key in step #4.

4. Add Your License Key

The most important step after installing the plugin is to connect and activate your license key. This is needed to enable the plugin features to work.

  1. Log into your Customer Dashboard on our website.
  2. Click on the “Downloads” tab and then click on the Wishlist For SureCart download item. You will see the license key here below the download.
  3. Click the “Copy” button to copy the license key to your clipboard.
  4. Go back to your website where you installed the plugin and find the license key settings. To find this screen, look under the SurelyWP menu and click on “Wishlist” and then click the “License Key” menu link.
  5. Paste the license key into the input field, and click the “Activate” button.

5. Adjust The Settings

This plugin includes various settings to enable and adjust features according to your preference. You can access the settings from the Settings tab on the left side of the plugin interface. Each setting contains a clear label and helpful description to make it easy to understand how to use and explain what it does.

General

In the settings, you can choose to disable the wishlist features altogether if you want to disable the function while keeping the plugin active.

Product Page

If you are using the default product pages created by SureCart, you can use the settings to choose the position of the wishlist features in relation to other product page content like title, price, description, and add to cart button.

If you are not using the default SureCart product pages, but instead using other pages or post types to display your SureCart products, you can place the shortcode [surelywp_add_to_wishlist] anywhere in your content. However, keep in mind this shortcode will require a product ID parameter if used on a page that is not the SureCart product page. To find the product ID, go to SureCart>Products and select the individual product. The product ID will be shown in the URL slug in your browser address bar, something like https://yourdomain.com/surecart/wp-admin/admin.php?page=sc-products&action=edit&id=5420a0f8-06d0-491f-9fcf-987b838c406c. In this case, the product ID can be seen at the end of the URL clearly as 5420a0f8-06d0-491f-9fcf-987b838c406c. The shortcode in this case requires the “product_id” parameter and looks like [surelywp_add_to_wishlist product_id=5420a0f8-06d0-491f-9fcf-987b838c406c].

We provide many input fields for you to customize the text of the wishlist features.

Wishlist Page

You can select an existing page you want to use as the wishlist. It is important to note that you must add the [surelywp_wishlist_surecart] shortcode into the page content of the selected page.

You can choose to remove the product from the wishlist after it is purchased.

We provide several input fields for you to customize the text of the button and availability message.

If you want to allow users to share their wishlist, you can enable this feature. This currently comes with several integrated social media networks and a copy URL button. You can also enable or disable each of the networks individually, and customize the share text.

6. Configure The Emails

The Wishlist For SureCart plugin provides several email options which can send to customers automatically based on certain criteria. You can customize the email subject and body text. Each of these can be enabled or disabled, so be sure to check this when setting up the plugin.

Wishlist Reminder Email

This email is used as a reminder to anyone who has added an item to the wishlist. This email can be sent based on a specific number of days after the item is added. You can choose 1, 3, 7, or 14 days from the dropdown. You can customize the email subject and body according to your preference.

The most important thing here are the variables, which are used to dynamically populate the email body. Be sure to keep the required variables like {{products_items}}, otherwise the email will not show the relevant product name and link

{{customer_name}} = the name of the customer will automatically appear here.

{{website_name}} = the name of your website set in WordPress settings.

{{products_items}} = the product name and link of the products that were added to the wishlist.

{{wishlist_link}} = a link to the wishlist page on your website.

Product Price Change Email

This email is sent to the customer any time the price of a product in the wishlist is changed to a lower price. If the SureCart product price changes, our system will send the email to the customer for that product to notify them of this change in hopes they will purchase the product.

The most important thing here are the variables, which are used to dynamically populate the email body. Be sure to keep the required variables like {{products_items}}, otherwise the email will not show the relevant product name and link.

{{customer_name}} = the name of the customer will automatically appear here.

{{product_name}} = the product name and link of the product that changed price.

{{old_price}} = the old price of the product that changed price.

{{new_price}} = the new price of the product that changed price.

{{wishlist_link}} = a link to the wishlist page on your website.

{{website_name}} = the name of your website set in WordPress settings.

7. View The Changelog

You can keep up to date about new features, improvements, and bug fixes that we release by viewing the plugin changelog. You can access the changelog from the Changelog tab on the left side of the plugin interface.

8. Check For Updates

Whenever we release a plugin update with new features, improvements, or bug fixes, you will automatically get a prompt in your WordPress plugin list that an update is available, with an update now button. You can also check for notifications or news in the notifications panel in the top-right corner of the plugin interface.

9. Contact Us If Needed

If you have any questions not covered here in the documentation, or if you are facing some technical issue, we will be happy to assist you. Please visit our contact page on our website to share your question or details with us.

10. Explore Our Other Addons

Be sure to check our other addons for SureCart!

Last Updated Dec 11, 2023 @ 2:51 pm