alternative shop page
It would help us greatly if the shop was more flexible. Defaulting it to a categorydump to us feels very restrictive. We do not have many products and would rather use a normal page as the shoppage, so we could fill the shop our way.To us categories are a layer af added complexity.
Workarounds with additions to functions.php should not be necessary.
We agree :) Which is we've built new blocks that help you build better landing pages for your store https://woocommerce.com/posts/integrate-content-and-commerce-with-woocommerce-product-blocks/
Have you had a chance to try them out? They're also fully compatible with Storefront - our default theme.