Customising the Easy Digital Downloads Checkout Page

In Easy Digital Downloads, by default the Checkout page uses the page.php page template to generate the page. However, there are a few things you can do to customize the page.

Firstly, you can customize the layout of the checkout shopping cart by creating a template for it. In your theme create a folder called edd_templates and in there create a file called checkout_cart.php. Copy into that file the code from here.

It might look a little daunting at first but play around with this file as it enables you to completely customize the shopping cart’s layout and design just like you would any other theme template file.

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Custom Download Templates for Easy Digital Downloads

Recently when developing a site powered by Easy Digital Downloads, I wanted one of my products to display differently from the others in the store.

When this problem arises with pages, we can easily create a page template to solve the problem. However, when it comes to creating custom templates for other items such as posts and custom post types, we need a plugin. That’s where the incredible Custom Post Template plugin by Simon Wheatley comes in. By installing the plugin you can easily create templates for your posts, but what about for downloads? Also very easy due to the extensible nature of the Custom Post Template plugin.

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