Nov 24th 2014, I walked in through the front door of WCB and sat down for my first day of my internship. Back then I don’t know any HTML and CSS and they pretty much look like alien languages. But after six months of working on real customer projects they started to slowly soak into my brain and become less threatening. Six months might sound like a very long time but not when you are living it. It doesn’t seem that long ago that I walked in with my laptop and wrote my first test article. Next week will be the last week of my internship and I have mixed feelings about it. It felt a bit like having a nice cup of black coffee – smooth, satisfying, with a slightly bitter aftertaste at the tip of your tongue. It has been a crazy roller coaster ride full of ups and downs but I’m very glad that I have everyone in WCB to share those moments with me. On that note, let’s make this last week an epic ending.
Bluehost – hilarious customer service
This is the one thing that I have to share as it is just hilarious! During the week I have to contact Bluehost for some technical support. One of our customers has multiple websites registered under the same hosting account and so I want to find out how I can have the files for each website organized in its own folder under public_html i.e. under public_html you should be able to find folder for website A/website B/ Website C, etc. I struggle to explain to him/her what I want to do and told him/her that English is not my first language. Here is the hilarious reply:
I’ll give the person a credit for getting the sticky rice correct, but I’m pretty sure that we don’t have a spicy pumpkin soup on our national cuisine list. But anyway, I thoroughly enjoy the conversation and he/she was very helpful. So good on you Bluehost for having an awesome live chat support and bon apatite!
Cut and Paste
The client wants to add a feature in which a “New” tab appears on a product that was newly added to the website. Thanks to this very simple plugin that makes it possible without having me cracking my head open. It is called “ Woocommerce Product Badge” by terrytsang.
Once downloaded and installed a new tab called “product badge” will be added to you woocommerce option and as you can see the setting window is very straightforward and easy to use.
You can set the duration that you want the product to be considered “New” that is if you set the display value to “10” the “New” badge will appears on the product after 10 days from the original day that it is posted. With a bit of styling using CSS, here is what our badge looks like from the front end:
Another feature that he wants on the website is a currency converter, which allows user to switch different currency and convert it into Thai baht. In this case, the client sends over a plugin that he wants to use. It is called “Currency Converter” by enclick:
At the beginning, I struggle to find the option where I can change the setting of the plugin because I don’t see any new item being added onto the option bar or see any changes on the front-end. However, after reading through the plugin installation session I realized that it is being hidden inside the widget area.
The installation is dead simple. Just simply click and drag the “currency converter” tabs into your desired widget area and you will see this beauty appears on the front end of your website