Shopping Cart in Header
Would love to have the option to display a shopping cart in the header like many Ecommerce sites feature.
A simple cart icon + information about the number of items & price would be ideal.
This should be done at theme level. We have snippets for this in the docs.
This plugin is finished. It places a shopping cart in a menu of your choice. I used menus because they'll work on any WordPress 3.0 or later installation. You can download it from here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce-menu-bar-cart/ or you can download a slightly fancier version from http://wpovernight.com/shop/woocommerce-menu-cart/ Enjoy!
I'm building this plugin and the basic version is almost finished. I plan on having a free and paid version. Shoot me an email for more info (email@example.com). I'll post the link when the free version is complete (hopefully this weekend).
Jeremy Miller commented
I know this isn't ideal for everyone, but adding this functionality is quite simple (if you're a developer, even a beginner).
It might be easier to find a theme with a widget somewhere in the header, and add the widget to that are that way.
Just a suggestion while this is being considered.
Yes, please - count me in.
I totally agree that this is would be a great functionality.
To be honest I don't like the footer cart. It takes up to much space on the page.
The cart widget becomes to big when you've added say 5 items to the cart.
Would be great with a admin setting that lets you decide the appearance of added cart items to the sidebar widget.
So where IS the shop option then? (im new to all this and am not sure of it's lay out, im trying to find examples and can't find any) im so lost!. Thanks.
Nick Toye commented
I second this idea. It's an absolute must surely?