I have a woocomerce site. I would like my shop page to list (not grid) 30 items per page (1 column, 30 rows). No image, just the name and 'status'. By status I mean one of four options the product can be (not variables for the user, but options when creating/editing the product). This could be done with tags, but i have the impression that 'custom fields meta' could give us added functionality i.e. if the 'status' was 'in tooling' it could automatically switch to 'updated' after a set period of time. This isn't really necessary now, but would probably need to be in the future. So if it was done with tags now, but that table could be filled with meta that supported this kind of function later then that would be great.
The idea is to have the option to add other fields in the rows too, possibly quantity and add to cart, in the future.
There is no need for a product page at all, so whether in checkout, cart or wherever that could appear it needs to be disabled. We're actually looking for a way that the user can add items of interest to a list (cart) view it (checkout) have the option to print it, or send to us and themselves. Online sales may come later.
You seem very talented so i won't go into much more for now. I have tried doing this myself and uncovered some things that might help if you're not sure, otherwise just let me know if you're interested. If you can get this going at stage 1, then I'm sure we would use you again in future.
Best regards, Chris