WooWeekly #369: One

Hello there, how you doing?

Here in Sicily all is well. Today is a national holiday but as you can see I’m working, same as the majority of Italian small businesses I guess. It’s almost the end of the year and there is no time for taking a break right now – Christmas and New Year’s are just around the corner. Speaking of which, we’re waiting for two important government decisions: a possible renewal of the “house renovation bonus”, which could make us save 50% next year as we make over our new place; and the official Covid regulations for the holidays – Lorenzo turns 1 on December 30th so we still don’t know if we can have a proper party or not. We’ll see!

Anyhow, welcome back to WooWeekly, your appointment with WooCommerce tutorials, tips and updates handpicked for you so that you can learn something new!

WooWeekly is put together by myself, 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. If you wish to spread the word about WooWeekly you can tell friends and colleagues to sign up at wcwkly.com

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1. Brand New WooCommerce Content

Today’s newsletter title is “One”. That’s because it’s possible to build a one-product, one-page WooCommerce website with just a few settings, a free or premium theme and a WooCommerce checkout plugin. Other than that, there is a nice snippet for variable products, a listicle regarding free WooCommerce invoicing plugins and a nice performance tutorial. Enjoy!

WooCommerce Snippet: Display Variations’ Stock @ Shop Page

This article went through a full revision, so I consider it as a brand new post. Thanks to the various requests I get from Business Bloomer fans, this week I’m going to show you a simple PHP snippet to echo the variations’ name and stock quantity on the shop, categories and loop pages. Of course, if “Manage stock” is not enabled at variation level, the quantity will be null, and therefore the returned string will just say “In stock” or “Out of stock”. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-display-variations-name-stock-shop-page/

WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Generate Invoices For Free

Running an online store is no easy feat. You have to take care of order management, inventory, customer relations, production, marketing, and so much more. A simple business process like invoicing doesn’t seem like it will take too much of your time, but it often ends up doing so. That is why your best bet is to automate invoice generation. That way, you can attend to the revenue-generating activities that will let you take your business to the next level. If you run a WooCommerce store, you know it comes with many useful functionalities but not invoicing automation. But the good news is you can choose from many great invoicing plugins available to do the heavy lifting. We’ve done the legwork and prepared a list of free WooCommerce invoicing plugins you can use to put your invoice generation on auto-pilot: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-how-generate-invoices/

WooCommerce Tutorial: 7 Steps to Boost WooCommerce Performance

Speed is table stakes for ecommerce sites, so it’s important to consider steps to boost WooCommerce performance. Without a fast website, you are less likely to convert your visitors into customers. Shoppers expect pages to load quickly no matter the device they use. If your pages are slow, many will leave your site never to return. Enjoy: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/boost-woocommerce-performance/

WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Build a One-Product Website

Selling just one product can streamline your store’s operations and make inventory management and handling orders easy. It allows you to focus all your energy and resources on creating, marketing and improving a single product. If done correctly, this can help you build a significant brand value – as people will start associating your store with your flagship product, making you an expert in your market and helping you stand out from your competitors. Given its benefits, creating a one-product store is an excellent idea – all you practically need is the right product for your customer’s needs and a solid, easy-to-navigate website. Lucky for you, this article will help you with the latter, taking you through all the steps of creating a fantastic WooCommerce website for your one-product store. Let’s begin: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-one-product-website/


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2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights

Here are a few notes written by David of PeachPay, WooWeekly co-author:

  1. Members Only: If you’re interested in the idea of creating a members-only WooCommerce store, check out WP Mayor’s guide on the topic. Pairs well with Business Bloomer’s listicle on the best membership plugins
  2. Brave New World: We’re not done with WP Mayor quite yet, owing to the fact that they also recently published a guide on increasing conversions using Instagram. Social commerce is a brave new world, and so far Shopify merchants have been the pioneers. Although WooCommerce stores don’t yet have the ability to sell items directly through Instagram, like Shopify stores do, it’s time we take social commerce more seriously. 
  3. Not an Elementary Update: Elementor 3.5 has transformative potential for WooCommerce. Tackling everything from checkout and cart widget updates to a new progress tracking widget to enhanced security enforcement and more, there is a lot to unpack here. Fortunately, you can read all about it in Business Bloomer’s guide on how to use Elementor 3.5
  4. Testing, 1-2-3: Nexcess, the hosting provider, has recently unveiled a built-in automated testing feature, which displays issues in your dashboard with a green, yellow, and red color code system. Much-needed for the holiday season.

3. Bloomer Armada Headlines

Here are the latest news regarding Bloomer Armada, Business Bloomer’s private WooCommerce community.

  1. Boost your Woo: yep, Booster for WooCommerce, I mean Kris, joined Bloomer Armada as a Partner and also provided a members-only discount code. Looking forward to having Kris hang out in our private Slack channel and say hi to everyone!
  2. It’s always Black Friday: you heard it right! A gentle reminder that Bloomer Armada gives you access to member-only discounts all year round, so that you don’t need to rely on seasonal promos. A few examples? 25% off YITH, 25% off WooCommerce marketplace, and many more (including 20% off Booster of course!).
  3. Ah, Slack!: nice code thread this week by one of our members about one of those “deprecated function” errors. Fixed? Maybe! Plus, the solution to the Stripe dilemma: can you use the same Stripe account on multiple WooCommerce websites?

4. ICYMI

WooCommerce Snippet: Override Single Product Settings e.g. Enable Reviews

In WooCommerce, everything is easy until you have a dozen products to manage. But once you start scaling, and maybe need to import hundreds of items, right then is when you go looking for shortcuts. Problem is – there are single product settings that you must enter manually for each product (or do it in bulk anyway) such as tax status, tax class, shipping class, sold individually, enable reviews and more; you could keep repeating your manual setup operations or fine-tune your bulk editor system to get that done, but what if there were a few lines of code that would simply “set” whatever option you need for ALL products, without bothering whether that specific option is set or not set in the single product edit page? Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-override-single-product-settings/

WooCommerce Tutorial: Top Quick View Plugins

Imagine if your customers didn’t have to visit a separate product page every time they wanted to check out a product. They could see product details right from the page they’re on and avoid going back and forth between the store and product pages. Sounds convenient, right? This is exactly what a quick view feature on your WooCommerce store can do. It allows shoppers to view product images, features, and prices from the shop page through a popup window. The good news is that there are some great quick view plugins you can use to add this functionality to your shop and optimize it for sales. We’ve done the legwork and compiled a list of seven of the best WooCommerce quick view plugins you can use for your online store. Let’s dive in: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-top-quick-view-plugins/

WooCommerce Tutorial: Winning With a Cross-Sell Strategy

If you’ve experienced the difficulty and high cost of acquiring new customers, you’re not alone. Fortunately, it doesn’t need to be hard. With the help of WooCommerce, you can easily create personalized recommendations to attract more sales from customers who are already interested in your offerings. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at cross-selling and its benefits. We’ll also show you how you can create an effective strategy for your online store, using the WooCommerce Added to Cart trigger in MailOptin. Let’s get started: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-cross-sell-strategy/

WooCommerce Tutorial: Why Enable Sliding Cart?

Cart abandonments are a WooCommerce store owner’s worst nemesis – research suggests a whopping 69.8% of customers abandon shopping carts, causing a massive dip in sales and revenue. Well, we already covered a possible solution earlier, so we’ll add to that today by looking at floating cart plugins. These tools can help your customers view their shopping cart on any page of your WooCommerce store, saving them the back and forth between the page they’re currently on and the WooCommerce cart page. This article will explore some popular WooCommerce floating cart plugins you can use to leverage this feature on your store: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-sliding-floating-cart/

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  • Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.

  • Co-Founder at PeachPay and with a background in economics, David has been obsessed with WooCommerce ever since he discovered its transformational potential for the entrepreneurial underdog. His mission is to help level the playing field for small and medium-sized enterprises as well as independent retailers. David loves travelling to central Europe, reading books by N.N. Taleb, and learning about ancient Roman and Napoleonic history.

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