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Best practices for "hiding" the built in store front in order to have a custom store with custom sales pages

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I'm curious if others are will to share their best practices for "hiding" the built-in store front so only the custom sales page is visible. 

I've been creating custom squarespace websites for clients for some time, and now I'm interested in creating templates. My struggle is I keep going back and forth on how I want to present my store. I've sold other digital downloads in the past and used the built-in store front, but don't like the lack of customization (especially for items that need more of a sales page). 

The product button element is wonderful, but what about when people decide to click the item in the cart, it takes them directly to the OG shop listing. 

Would love to start this discussion.

xo Danielle

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19 hours ago, HerMessyBun said:

what about when people decide to click the item in the cart, it takes them directly to the OG shop listing. 

As a workaround you can prevent visitors clicking item descriptions in the cart with the following Custom CSS:

/* Prevent clicking cart descriptions */
.cart-row-desc a {
  pointer-events: none;

Alternatively, if you follow a strict naming convention so that custom page URL slugs follow the store page conventions, you could write some JavaScript that updates the standard cart description links so they point to the custom versions of the product pages. 

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