I recently wanted to customise my bigcommerce site with some custom fields. Unfortunately support was unable to help me with this request.
Apparantly what I want to do is possible, but it is secret and bigcommerce will not divulge this information. I discussed it in a chat session with bigcommerce support. Transcript follows:
12:58Jason Lewis: hi12:58Jason Lewis: hi ken12:59Jason Lewis: on my homepage: http://www.pukkaherbs.com.au/12:59Ken Suarez: hi12:59Ken Suarez: you can display them by using custom codes12:59Ken Suarez: so you need to develop a code that will handle that functionality12:59Ken Suarez: we do not have that in our interface12:59Ken Suarez: once you add the field then it will automatically added to the group of fields12:59Jason Lewis: see how the featured product, “wonderfully uplifting…”13:00Ken Suarez: address to be spcific13:00Jason Lewis: um13:00Jason Lewis: but …. can you give me an example of the code i would need to display one specific custom field?13:01Ken Suarez: <input type=”text”>13:01Ken Suarez: that stuff13:01Ken Suarez: sorry we are not trained for scripting13:01Jason Lewis: so you are saying it is possible to display one custom field, but you don;t know the code to do it?13:03Ken Suarez: i know how to code it but we do not support customization/scripting here13:03Ken Suarez: its in the support policy13:03Ken Suarez: you might want to check13:04Jason Lewis: so how do i find out that information if you won’t tell me?13:04Jason Lewis: can you show me a BC site that does has that customisation?13:04Jason Lewis: i this information secret or something?13:05Ken Suarez: well you need to have html/css knowledge to do that13:05Jason Lewis: ok, i have html and css knowledge, now what?13:06Ken Suarez: then you need to start developing the code then13:06Ken Suarez: thats all you need13:06Jason Lewis: is there a more senior support person I can talk to please?13:07Ken Suarez: most scripting issues are posted there13:07Jason Lewis: posted where?13:08Ken Suarez: http://forum.bigcommerce.com/13:08Jason Lewis: can you point me to a forum post with the answer at least? I have searched the forums myself and found several people asking this question but there are no replies with information on how to do it13:08Ken Suarez: the reason why i let you post so you will get answer13:09Ken Suarez: the answer is not there yet13:09Jason Lewis: ok13:09Ken Suarez: thats why you need to post for other developers or coders can help and assist you with scripting13:10Jason Lewis: so this is a totally undocumented feature then?13:10Ken Suarez: yes sir, as what i’ve mentioned earlier we do not support scripting/customization13:12Jason Lewis: but it is possible, you just won’t tell me how?13:12Ken Suarez: is it that hard to understand that we do not support scripting?13:12Ken Suarez: yes it is possible and know how to code it13:13Ken Suarez: we just dont give support here as not everybody knows scripting13:13Jason Lewis: i just wanted to confirm that it was in fact possible13:13Ken Suarez: i already informed you that it is possible13:14Jason Lewis: i was just double checking13:14Ken Suarez: not sure which part i did say that it isnt13:14Ken Suarez: double checking if it is possible?13:14Ken Suarez: ah ok13:14Jason Lewis: I was double checking that I had understood you correctly that it was possible to do13:15Ken Suarez: i did confirm already on the very first chat that its possible the issue is we cannot further support customization13:16Jason Lewis: ok, message received and understood
I am very disappointed in this attitude bigcommerce too in dealing with this request. I don’t quite understand why they are being so secretive about it.