Blocksy theme hidden features and useful hacks

Blocksy is one of the most feature-rich themes out there and therefore, in this post I will point out 16 hidden features this theme has. Also, I will show you some neat hacks you can use to customize your theme. If you would like to know more about these features then start with the video here below.

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Video: Blocksy theme hidden features

How to activate Woocommerce video thumbnails?

Dy default, Woocommerce shows image thumbnails, but Blocsky allow you to show video thumbnails instead. For example, you can show either Youtube, Vimeo etc. or your own custom video (MP4 file).

In order to activate this feature go to Customizer >> Woocommerce >> Product archives >> Card options and activate Video thumbnail option.

Now open a product and add a product image. Under it, you’ll see “ATTACHMENT VIDEO” option (see screenshot). Just paste a video URL or upload your own video, and you’re good to go.

NB! This is a Blocksy Pro feature

How to activate Woocommerce video thumbnails?

How to use Woocommerce variation gallery with Blocksy theme?

Blocksy allows you to add custom image galleries for your attributes. Just open up a variable product and upload your images (see the sceenshot below).

NB! This is a Blocksy Pro feature

How to use Woocommerce variation gallery with Blocksy theme?

How to display custom fields in archives and single post titles?

Blocksy has a Post Types Extra extensiot which enables support for Custom Fields inside archive cards and single page post title.

It also adds a reading progress bar for your posts and lets you set featured images and colors for your categories archives. So, go to Blocksy >> Extensions >> Pro extensions and activate it. See the video above in order to see how to display custom fields (ACF, Pods, Metabox etc) in archives and single post title.

NB! This is a Blocksy Pro feature

How to display post meta on archive image?

By default Blocksy allows you to choose where to display your post meta but if you take a look at the screenshot here below you’ll see that I’m showing it on image. So, if you like this style then do this:

Go to Customizer >> Post types >> Blog posts >> Cards options >> Cards elements and move Post meta block on top of everything.

Now go to Customizer >> Additional CSS and paste this piece of CSS inside the code box. Also, tweak it accordingly.

[data-layout*="grid"] .entry-card>*:not(:last-child).entry-meta {
    margin-bottom: -40px;
    z-index: 1;
}

NB! This can be done with Blocksy free and pro

How to open off-canvas elements with a link?

If you wuld like to open up some Blocksy off-canvas elements with a regular link then use these links.

NB! In order to open up a off-canvas cart you’ll need Blocksy pro

Test Cart

Off-canvas menu (see the video above because this describes how to configur off-canvas menu). Works with free and pro version.

Test Menu

How to open a search modal with a button?

The here below will add a button and opens up a search form in a modal. Works with free and pro version.

Search

How to open a login modal with a button?

The here below will add a button and opens up a login/sign-up form in a modal. Works with free and pro version.

How to add Blocksy search box with a shortcode?

Step 1: add this piece of code either inside your child theme’s functions.php file ot better yet, use Code Snippets plugin for it.

// Blocksy search form shortcode
add_shortcode('wpbsearch', 'get_search_form');

Step 2: use this shortcode anywhere on your site where you would like to show the Blocksy search box.

[wpsearch]

NB! This is a Blocksy Pro feature

How to display Blocksy wishlist only for logged-in users?

This is not a built in feature but can be done with a little piece of CSS. So, go to Customizer >> Additional CSS and add this inside it.

NB! This is a Blocksy Pro feature

/* Display Blocksy wishlist only for logged-in users */
.ct-header-wishlist,
.ct-wishlist-button-single,
.ct-wishlist-button-archive {
	display: none !important;
}
.logged-in .ct-header-wishlist,
.logged-in .ct-wishlist-button-single,
.logged-in .ct-wishlist-button-archive {
	display: flex !important;
}

How to customize Blocksy cart and checkout page?

This piece of CSS will add a dashed border and background to your cart and order totals section. See the screenshot.

How to customize Blocksy cart and checkout page?
/* Blocksy cart and checkout */
.ct-order-review, .cart_totals  {
	background: #fcfcfc;
	border: 2px dashed #ebebeb;
}
.payment_methods>li:not(.woocommerce-notice) {
  background: #ffffff;
	border: 1px solid #ebebeb;
}
#order_review table.shop_table tr>*:first-child {
    width: 45%;
}
.shop_table.cart.woocommerce-cart-form__contents th {
	border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;
}
.shop_table td.actions {
	border-top: 1px solid #ddd;
}
tr.woocommerce-cart-form__cart-item.cart_item {
	border-top: 1px solid #ddd;
}
/* Thank you page */
@media (min-width: 690px) {
ul.order_details {
    background: #ffffff;
    border: 1px dashed silver;
    padding: 40px;
	margin-bottom: 2em;
}
}

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