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Welcome back to our WooWeekly appointment – here comes a series of WooCommerce tutorials, expert thoughts and business-related stuff handpicked for you so that you can learn something new!
WooWeekly is put together by Rodolfo Melogli, founder at Business Bloomer, your go-to blog for WooCommerce tips and David Mainayar, co-founder at PeachPay, the backed-by-WooCommerce 1-click checkout solution. Bios below 🙂
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1. Brand New WooCommerce Content
WooCommerce: Product Category Price Range
WooCommerce variable products display a price range by default, which goes something like this: $MIN-$MAX. Now, wouldn’t it be nice, on the Shop page or Category Widget, to show the price range for each category? Well, as usual this is a customization that can apply to certain online businesses only, so hopefully you’re one of them. Either way, this is yet another chance for you to learn PHP applied to WooCommerce. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-product-category-price-range/
WordPress: Growing Your Plugin (Part 2: Integrations)
In a word, ensuring your plugin plays well with others is no joke. That’s why you don’t hear many old-timers advising folks to make integrations and compatibility a focus, or at least that’s my hypothesis. But regardless of whether my suspicion is true or not, the fact that this is a neglected growth lever is beyond dispute. You don’t need to take my word for it either. Just ask Chris Lema, who recently stated as much in one of his blogposts (which I briefly covered in WooWeekly). The message is simple: it pays well to ensure your plugin plays well with others. Even if that sounds like bad poetry to you, it’s true: https://www.businessbloomer.com/wordpress-growing-plugin-integrations/
WooCommerce: Top 6 Multi-Currency Plugins
One of the first things you will require is a multi-currency plugin because, despite the fact that WooCommerce lets you choose between 100+ currencies, you can only enable one base currency at a time. To sell to an international audience successfully, you will need to do better than this. You will need to display the appropriate currency based on who is looking at your products or where they are looking at your products from. Multi-currency plugins, some of which are referred to as currency switchers, let you do that. So without further ado, let’s take a look at our top picks for multi-currency plugins: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-top-currency-plugins/
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2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights of the Week
Here are a few notes written by David of PeachPay, WooWeekly co-author:
- WooSesh: Weep Not! WooSesh, a four-day virtual conference for WooCommerce store builders, starts on October 12th. To everyone’s great dismay, chiefly my own, yours truly was not selected to speak this time around (but weep not, we’ll get ‘em next time!).
- The Ol’ Switcheroo: Aelia, the company behind some of the best plugins out there for enabling WooCommerce merchants to sell internationally, has relaunched on Freemius. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out our post on enabling Aelia’s currency switcher plugin. Also look out for our forthcoming listicle ranking the top multi-currency plugins (spoiler alert: Aelia’s plugin will most certainly appear in the list).
- Guten Tag, Gutenberg! In case you’re interested in Gutenberg and missed it, a new Gutenberg Changelog podcast episode aired last month. Birgit Pauli-Haack and Greg Ziolkowski addressed all things related to WordPress 5.9, the roadmap for WooCommerce Blocks, Gutenberg 11.5, and more.
- New Kid on the Block: Last week yielded back-to-back WooCommerce Blocks release notes. Read all about Version 6.0.1 here and 6.0.2 here.
- The Makings of a Good Host: Do you have the makings of a good host? It’s easier than you think in today’s age. Check out WPMU DEV’s recent guide about becoming a white-label WordPress hosting reseller.
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WooCommerce: How To Change The Permalink Structure
WooCommerce permalink structure may appear unusual for newcomers. Those /product/ and /product-category/ parts of the URL are well-known distinctive features, but some experts don’t agree that this is the most convenient way to handle permalinks SEO-wise. A popular thought is to always keep URL structure as simple as possible and remove any unnecessary parts of it. You don’t have to take the word of those experts or me since the official guideline from Google suggest to avoid lengthy URLs with unnecessary parameters. If you agree with such statements, it would be helpful to understand how to redesign the permalink structure in WooCommerce. So read ahead to find out about that: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-how-to-change-permalinks/
WooCommerce: Show SKU @ Cart, Checkout, Order & Emails
(Fully revised article) When SKU matters to the end user, displaying it in the Cart page, Checkout page, Thank you page, My Account View Order page and Order Emails under the item name is a must. Ideal for B2B businesses and international brands, this simple customization can help you learn how to add any sort of content under the Cart/Checkout/Order item names. Simply use the same hook and try “getting” something different than SKU with this guide. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-show-sku-cart-page/
WordPress: Growing Your Plugin (Part 1: Website + SEO)
If you build it, they may come – but not in as great a number as they would otherwise. I have seen WordPress developers reach as many as 10,000 active installations without spending a single minute on dime marketing. However, on every occasion that I hear such a story, I pause to wonder: how big would this theme or plugin be if the developer behind it thought about distribution? The good news is that the best themes and plugins can win, even if their developers are unknown and resource-constrained. But it all begins by bringing the horse to water. After that, if the product is good enough, the horse will drink. If it does not drink, there is more development to do: https://www.businessbloomer.com/wordpress-growing-plugin-website-seo/
Can’t do this alone
It may sound like the name of a song. Or it could be some new mom / new dad rant (*facepalm*) when they don’t know why their newborn is crying… But no, it’s not that. Simply, I cannot do business development on my own. I need a partner – partners, actually. Also, I need someone who can hold me accountable. So, I need some help. And today I’m going to reveal who I’m working with to get stuff done – faster and better: https://rodolfomelogli.com/cant-do-this-alone/
WooCommerce: Top 7 Points and Rewards Plugins
While acquiring new customers is essential for every business, nothing can beat customer retention. Knowing your brand and having tried your products and services, existing customers are much more likely to buy from you after a positive experience. One way to create a memorable experience for customers and nurture and retain them is to start a points and rewards system. To make things simple for you, we’ve done the legwork and compiled a list of the best WooCommerce points and rewards plugins that can help you increase sales and customer engagement. Let’s explore them: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-points-rewards-plugins/