Add tax item to an escrow order

This post is an addition to the article How to add taxes and discounts to a payment order and explains how to add tax item to escrow orders. We will use Taxable plugin as the basic tool for registering custom payment items.

Escrow orders introduced in the HireBee theme. They are processing differently to regular orders. So we should add modifications to make possible for Taxable plugin to add items to an escrow order.

You can add it in a custom plugin or child theme functions.php file. Or use Code Snippets plugin (more details in the instruction).

function arthemes_org_create_escrow_order( $workspace_id, $workspace ) { $order = appthemes_get_order_connected_to( $workspace_id ); if ( ! $order || ! class_exists( 'TAXABLE_Registry' ) ) { return; } $plugin = new TAXABLE_Registry(); $plugin->add_taxes( $order ); } add_action( 'waiting_funds_workspace', 'arthemes_org_create_escrow_order', 11, 2 );

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How to add taxes and discounts to a payment order

Taxes and discounts are popular items in payment orders. These are the price modifiers that applied to a total purchase amount regardless of items in order. And if you want to know how to configure it on your site, powered by AppThemes, this article is for you.

First, the basics. The AppThemes has own payment module included in all their themes - AppThemes Payments. The framework for processing orders and payment gateways. So, instructions below will work for all software that uses AppThemes Payments module, including all AppThemes themes.

1. Use the built-in "Tax" setting to add a tax item in all orders.

This option can be enabled in General Payments settings by adding a non-zero "Rate" value.

And the order summary will look the following:

The Regional Taxes item added in the order summary table.

Works pretty fine, but it has some drawbacks:

You can't change wording "Regional Tax" to something else. Only via translat…
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Disable receipt emails with 0 total for Vantage and Clipper themes

Receipt emails always send if option "Charge for Items" enabled in Vantage or Clipper themes. Even in cases when order total amount is 0.

There is no setting to disable such empty receipt emails, but it can be done using a small mod.

You can add it in a custom plugin or child theme functions.php file or use Code Snippets plugin (more details in the instruction).

function arthemes_org_send_user_receipt( $args ) { if ( ! empty( $args['order'] ) ) { $order = $args['order']; if ( ! (float) $order->get_total() ) { $args['to'] = null; } } return $args; } add_filter( 'appthemes_send_user_receipt', 'arthemes_org_send_user_receipt' );

This code filters parameters of the receipt email and removes the receiver if order total is 0. This will work fine in most cases. But be careful using AppThemes Coupons plugin and 100% discounts as it may also generate orders with zero total.

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Home page banner with video background for Vantage and HireBee themes

Home page banners for Vantage and HireBee themes designed to display an image on the background.

You just need to set the Featured Image for the Home Page.

By default it looks like this:

Default HireBee home page banner

Actually, you can display a video as well, but it's not so obvious and below it will be explained how to.

While ClassiPress theme has a Customizer option to upload a video instead of image, the Vantage and HireBee still require some more actions.

We will use the Gutenberg block editor and only one "Cover" block.

Create reusable block from your existing home page content

Group all existing blocks and add group to reusable blocks. Give it a name, for instance "Welcome banner". And remove it from the page.

Add new Cover block

Create new a "Cover" block and upload your video file in it.

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Replace the Price with Sold tag for sold ClassiPress Ads

Currently, ClassiPress theme displays a "Sold" warning on the single ad page. But it's not reflected on the ad in loops and doesn't show any warning or sold tag.

Following code snippet replaces the Price with Sold tag for ads marked sold.

ClassiPress Sold Tag example

You can add it in a custom plugin or child theme functions.php file or use Code Snippets plugin (more details in the instruction).

/** * Adds the ad price field in the loop before the ad title. * * For sold ads replaces price with SOLD tag. * * @return void */ function arthemes_ad_loop_price() { global $post; if ( APP_POST_TYPE !== $post->post_type ) { return; } // Display Price tag for non-sold ads. if ( 'yes' !== $post->cp_ad_sold ) { cp_ad_loop_price(); return; } ?> <div class="price-wrap sold-wrap"> <span class="tag-head"><span class="post-price"><?php esc_html_e( 'Sold', APP_TD ); ?></span></span> </div> <?php } add_action( 'ini…
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Disable Favorite Listings in Vantage theme

Favorite listings is the build-in feature in Vantage theme. But for some sites it is not needed.

Following PHP code snippet will disable Favorite Listings. You can add in a custom plugin or child theme functions.php file. Alternatively, Code Snippets plugin can be used (more details in the instruction).

add_filter( 'va_fave_listing_link', '__return_empty_string' ); add_filter( 'va_header_menu_primary_items_user', function( $fields ) { unset( $fields['favorites'] ); return $fields; } );

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Customize AppThemes Importer

The AppThemes themes provided with a built-in listing importer, which allows importing new listings using CSV spreadsheets.

Currently, following themes support the AppThemes Importer feature: ClassiPress, Vantage, Clipper and JobRoller.

Listings can be imported with title, description, excerpt, status, author, date, slug, attachments, Geo data (if theme supports), custom fields, taxonomy terms and even taxonomy meta.

Each theme configures the Importer with a list of fields it should process. Site owners can check out this list by downloading sample CSV file and add their listings for import by adding data in appropriate spreadsheet columns.

The only issue is that site owners can't just add few more columns in a listings table and expect that the Importer will add this data to new listings.

The Importer doesn't understand where to add this new data, such as custom fields, taxonomy terms or post core fields.

Hooks Inven…
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Create a dedicated custom field for embedding media in the Vantage theme

In most cases, site owners do not mind users placing embedded video in the listing description section. And it works in Vantage without hassle. But sometimes they want to have a dedicated area for embedded media. What is possible, but requires some explanations.

The Vantage theme allows embedding videos in the listing description, but other fields do not recognize embedding and display the plain link to the video.However, there is a workaround that allows to display embedded videos in a dedicated area.

Create a dedicated field for embedding media

Open Vantage → Forms → Listings and add new "File Upload" field. Add the name. Set "File Limit" to 0 (what means no file upload allowed) and "Embed Limit" to 1 or more (depending on how many embeds allowed for this field). Save and remember the field meta name: in example we've got "app_youtube".

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Toggle fields group on the ClassiPress listing form

This mod can be useful if your ClassiPress listing form has too many fields and you want to toggle fields group visibility via button or a link.

Toggle visibility for a fields group

Especially, this important for mobile devices, where the long forms look complex and boring for your ad authors.

There are only two steps to implement this mod on your ClassiPress site.

1. Select which fields you want to toggle.

Use ClassiPress form builder and move all these fields below the listing Description field. The Description field will be the last field to be shown on page load. All fields below will be hidden until user clicked the Toggle link.

2. Add JavaScript snippet on your page.

Add the following code in your theme JavaScript scripts file.

jQuery( function( $ ) { $( 'form.form_step #list_post_content' ).each( function() { var collapsed = $( this ).nextUntil( '.ad-details-images-sep', '.form-field' ); if ( collapsed.le…
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