Storefront Pricing Tables

The Storefront Pricing Tables extension allows you to easily create and insert attractive pricing tables into posts / pages on your Storefront powered web site.

Installation ↑ Back to top

  • Unzip and upload the plugin’s folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the extension through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  • Enter the WordPress Customizer to begin using the plugin.

For more information on installing and managing plugins see here

Usage ↑ Back to top

There are two main locations where you will interact with this extensions functionality; on the add/edit post screen and in the Customizer. On the former you will insert your pricing tables using the Pricing Table shortcode and in the latter you can customise it’s appearance.

The Pricing Table shortcodes ↑ Back to top

You can insert the shortcode by manually typing it and the relevant attributes, or you can use the included Shortcode Generator which is easier.

Using the Shortcode Generator

Navigate to the add/edit post screen. On this screen, ensure ‘Visual’ mode is selected rather than ‘Text’ so you have access to the TinyMCE editor. You’ll notice a new button for adding Pricing Tables:

The Shortcode Generator
The Shortcode Generator

The Pricing Table shortcode is made up of two parts:

  1. The wrapper which declares how many columns your table has, and the alignment of content therein
  2. The individual columns themselves

First, add the wrapper by clicking the Pricing Tables button the selecting “Pricing Table Wrapper”. You will then be prompted to declare how many columns your table will have and to specify the content alignment. Choose the appropriate settings then click OK.

Inserting the Pricing Table Wrapper
Inserting the Pricing Table Wrapper

After doing so, you’ll see something like this added to your post content:

[pricing_table columns="3" alignment="left"][/pricing_table]

Step 2 is the add a pricing column. First of all, ensure that your cursor is between the pricing_table shortcode opening and closing tags so that the columns will be inserted within it.

Put your cursor here
Put your cursor here

Then click the Pricing Tables button and select “Pricing Table Column”. Doing so will open a prompt to enter the content for that column.

  • Product ID: This can be found on the edit product screen and will be used to create the add to cart button at the bottom of the column.
  • Column Title: If you leave this blank, the title of the product specified in the Product ID will be used. Otherwise it will form the content of your column title.
  • Features: The features you want to display in your column. Separate each individual feature with a pipe (|). You can add basic html here.
  • Image: Choose whether or not to display the product image.
  • Highlight: If you check the highlight checkbox, the column will have different styles applied to it giving it visual priority over other columns. It works best if you highlight one column rather than many.
Adding a column
Adding a column

When you’re happy with your content for the column, click OK. The column will be inserted and you’ll see something like this:

[pricing_column id="107" image="true" title="Bronze Membership" features="Here's an bronze feature|Here's another bronze feature"]
Note: The Shortcode Generator will insert the image attribute with a value of true or false, you can however display a custom image by inserting a URL into that attribute instead of true or false.

Go ahead and add as many columns as required, but remember that to ensure a consistent layout you should generally have as many columns as you specified in the wrapper shortcode.

Adding the shortcode manually

There are two shortcodes used to display the pricing tables, a wrapper shortcode and a column shortcode.

The wrapper shortcode specifies the number of columns and the content alignment. Use it like so:

[pricing_table alignment="left" columns="3"][/pricing_table]

The column shortcode defines the product ID to use for the add to cart buttons, the title, the features and whether to highlight the column. Use it like so:

[pricing_column id="107" title="Gold Membership" features="Feature 1|Feature 2|Feature 3 highlight="true"]

After you’ve added the shortcodes, you should see something like this on the frontend:

An example finished pricing table
An example finished pricing table

Changing the look and feel ↑ Back to top

Once you’ve added your pricing tables, you can tweak the appearance in the Customizer. You’ll notice a new section titled ‘Pricing Tables’, open it up to reveal the settings.

The Pricing Tables Customizer settings
The Pricing Tables Customizer settings

It’s important to note that several of these settings (alignment, columns etc) can also be controlled via the shortcode. If any of these values are present in the shortcode attributes, they will override what is set in the Customizer. Think of the Customizer as a place to set defaults. So as an example, if you specify 3 columns in the Customizer, but 2 columns in the shortcode, that particular instance will be presented in 2 columns. However if you add the pricing_table shortcode and do not specify a columns attribute, it will inherit the setting of 3 that you specified in the Customizer.

The settings you’ll most frequently use here are the colors. You can change the header background and text colors for standard and featured columns.

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