Sage 9 WooCommerce Setup

To set up Sage 9 with WooCommerce things have to be done slightly different from the setup in Sage 8. This mainly as Sage 9 works with the Laravel Blade templating system. It is mostly the same though. Here is how the Sage 9 WooCommerce setup is done.

Note Also see Sage 9 Beta 3 follow-up post

Steps to take

  1. Create archive-product.php and single-product.php in the theme root with <?php woocommerce_content(); ?>
  2. Add theme support in sage/src/setup.php (moved to app/ since beta 3) with add_theme_support('woocommerce');
  3. Add woocommerce.blade.php inside templates/woocommerce
  4. Add dummy content
  5. Start styling

WooCommerce Files

The WooCommerce files that are necessary as a bare minimum you can just copy from the plugin or as stated you can just use:

<?php woocommerce_content(); ?>

inside empty newly created files. The latter being much cleaner to start with. So go for that.

WooCommerce Theme Support

For the WooCommerce theme support you can use this snippet:

 * Enable WooCommerce Support in Theme
 * @link

Add it to your setup.php file inside theme/src  (moved to app/ since beta 3). This will activate WooCommerce support for your theme.

Missing Files Notices

Then you will still have notices like header.php missing:

Notice: Theme without header.php is <strong>deprecated</strong> since version 3.0.0 with no alternative available. Please include a header.php template in your theme. in /srv/www/ on line 3959

as well as footer.php and sidebar.php . You can add blank ones for starters to deal with these notices and add files later. They can be added to the root of the theme, but in the case of Sage you should really put them in the templates folder.

Mind you this only happens on a clean setup. Why these notices are shown and why these files are not added to the theme can be read here.

Dummy Content

Dummy content is inside the WooCommerce theme. So you can import it using the WooCommerce importer. Do not download it from another site as that fails most of the time. I did and it failed to import the images resulting in more notices.

Next Steps

The next steps for the Sage 9 WooCommerce Setup would be adding serious styling. But as usual it will be better to first work on the general header and theme navigation, footer and general pages before moving on to that. In Sage 9 you can choose your own CSS framework, Foundation or Bootstrap:

Select a CSS Framework



For my next theme I will be choosing Bootstrap. Once I have done some more work on it I will add another post with details on the single-product.php, product-archive.php and so on styling.

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Jasper Frumau

Jasper has been working with web frameworks and applications such as Laravel, Magento and his favorite CMS WordPress including Roots Trellis and Sage for more than a decade. He helps customers with web design and online marketing. Services provided are web design, ecommerce, SEO, content marketing. When Jasper is not coding, marketing a website, reading about the web or dreaming the internet of things he plays with his son, travels or run a few blocks.