Creating a Coming Soon Badge in Shopify

I didn’t want anything fancy, And I didn’t want to pay a monthly fee for something that I am going to use once or twice. So this is some quick code that will be displayed on the collections page.

So get into your product-grid-item.liquid file and where it says:

{% if sold_out and settings.collections_show_sold_out_circle %}
     <span class="badge badge--sold-out">
          <span class="badge__text{% if sold_out_text.size > 9 %} badge__text--small{% endif %}">{{ 'products.product.sold_out' | t }}</span>
        </span>
      {% endif %}

We are going to make it look like this: 

{% if sold_out and settings.collections_show_sold_out_circle %}
      {% if product.tags contains 'coming soon' %}
      <span class="badge badge--sold-out">
          <span class="badge__text{% if sold_out_text.size > 9 %} badge__text--small{% endif %}">Coming Soon</span>
        </span>
      {% else %}
        <span class="badge badge--sold-out">
          <span class="badge__text{% if sold_out_text.size > 9 %} badge__text--small{% endif %}">{{ 'products.product.sold_out' | t }}</span>
        </span>
      {% endif %}
      {% endif %}

This new added if statement will check wether the item is sold out and if it has the “coming soon” tag. So you won’t people to be able to order the said product and then it will show up as coming soon on the category page as shown above. For whatever product you want this to show up as, you tag the product with “coming soon” 

Using WordPress and Woo Commerce to Drop Ship

I have started a business and it involves Drop Shipping. Drop Shipping is where a customer buys an item from me, and then I order said item from a drop shipping supplier and ship it to the customer. Sounds pretty easy doesn’t it. Well there are already a ton a companies that are doing this, so getting into it late into the game is what makes it hard. I am not going to get into the product I am selling at the moment, I am going to start with why I choose WordPress and Woo Commerce to start my adventure.

It came down to one thing, money. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on trying this venture and having it failing. The only money that I had to put into this was for the domain name, and that came to $15 dollars. I already have hosting, thanks to dreamhost. With dreamhost I can host as many domains as I want to. I currently host five domains, none of which do anything of any nature. They also allow Let’s Encrypt’ion, for the domains hosted on my account. I don’t need to pay any monthly fees on the encryption. The Let’s Encrypt SSL is required for accepting Credit Cards from Stripe, which leads to. The Woo Commerce shopping cart plugin is also free, and has a plugin for accepting credit cards though stripe. Which handles the emailing of the people, the product inventory, etc etc.

So all in all, my initial investment into Drop Shipping is going to cost me $15, and that is just for the domain.

Now you might think, well yes you already have the web host to do this yourself. Well If you don’t have that, you can sign up for a years service at dreamhost for $119.40. Which isn’t too bad of an investment either. If you want to get into drop shipping, having multiple stores is where it is at. And hopefully your first few sales will pay for the hosting itself. They have other plans at $11 bucks a month which is also a good starter field.

Let me know your comments on this below, I want to get much more into detail about this as I go along.

My kids daily napping schedule

I am going to post more kids centric stuff every once and awhile. It is my life now so It is important for me. My kids, both 1.5 years old now and I am the stay at home dad, my life revolves around my kids. I don’t feel that is important for them to get a nap in when we are busy out doing things. But when we are home and I have things to do, It is important for me for them to get some naps in. We have two revolving nap schedules at the moment. They are pretty much the same except that I rotate the afternoon nap. Let me just tell you the two napping schedules.

8:00 Breakfast
10:00 Nap (depending on if we are home)
12:00 Lunch
2:00 – 4:00 Nap
4:00 Snack
7:00 Dinner

The above nap is for going out in the mornings. With this schedule we will go to the doctors, the museum, hiking, or just shopping in the morning. This isn’t my favorite nap schedule, but it is nice for me to have lunch in peace at home. During the summer time it can get a bit hot during this nap time and I don’t like to do anything. I am not much of a morning person, but force myself to get going. This is supposedly a better napping schedule for your kids to go to bed sooner.

8:00 Breakfast
10:00 Nap
12:00 Lunch
3:30 Snack
4:00 – 6:00 Nap
7:00 Dinner

This is my favorite nap schedule and I can get a lot done during this time. We have lunch together and then we go out shopping right after. This is good for afternoon shopping when there isn’t very many people out to worry about. I like to get my grocery shopping done during this time right after lunch. I am more of an afternoon person. Right after the 6pm nap we will go straight to the park and run around like crazy. Even though there naps and sleeping are so close to each other, my kids don’t have a real problem with sleeping the night.

During the week we will switch between these two different napping schedules a lot. If a nap doesn’t work I will just try again 30 minutes later. Maybe it was something that I did that made them upset and I try to notice that and do better the next time. We don’t allow toys in the bed and they understand that, and will most of the time drop the toy because it is nap time. And nap time stuff stays in the crib (blanket, pacifier).