WooWeekly #375: Prices, Insta, Crypto

Hello there,

Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly 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 customization tips and David Mainayar, co-founder at PeachPay, the backed-by-WooCommerce 1-click checkout solution.

On a personal note, here in Sicily all is well despite I didn’t get much sleep in the last few days and we’re at the covid peak in Italy. I’m also extremely disappointed that not a single person got in touch with me after reading the final paragraph of my 2021 year in review (https://rodolfomelogli.com/2021-year-in-review-parenting-productizing-outsourcing/) – if you need a hand with something, I’m still available to give back after a very successful year.

Anyhow, let’s get the Woo party started… enjoy!


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1. Brand New WooCommerce Content

WooCommerce: Hide Price If Product Out of Stock @ Frontend

Sometimes, the nature of ecommerce businesses requires some extra features. Thankfully, WooCommerce allows to customize pretty much everything based on whatever condition. Today, we’ll see how to hide prices for out of stock items, on the shop, categories, archives, loops and single product page. Think of an art gallery which sells unique art pieces, and doesn’t want to let users know for what price sold an item. Or maybe an online business that often runs discounts – why reveal at which price sold an item that is now out of stock? Of course, there are way more case scenarios – I’d be curious if you shared yours in the comment area. But for now, copy and paste the snippet and that’s it, you’re good to go. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-hide-price-if-out-of-stock/

WooCommerce: How to Leverage Instagram to Get More Sales

Once you’ve got your WooCommerce store up and running, the next important step is to promote it – so you can reach your target group and maximize your sales and revenue. And Instagram is an excellent platform for businesses like you to showcase their products, different use cases, and customer reviews. That’s not it. Whether you’re planning to start an Instagram page for your store or already have one, you can increase the impact of your Instagram content – by using social media feed plugins. Allowing you to display Instagram posts on your website, these plugins take Instagram’s power to highlight your store and products to boost your sales up a notch. This article will explore five such plugins that will help you add content from Instagram to your website and use it to its full potential. But first, let’s understand what social media feed plugins do and how they can help you: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-leverage-instagram/


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2. WooCommerce Tweets Of The Week

Here are a few notes written by Rodolfo of Business Bloomer, WooWeekly co-author:

  1. Didn’t tweet it myself, but it was WooCommerce in “person” doing it: “The plan for the WooCommerce custom order table“, at last, is a huge announcement from our plugin developer team. Finally, one of the biggest needs it’s been looked after. Here’s to a cleaner, faster, easier to search and tidier WordPress database!
  2. Right from today’s Twitter: “Should I allow for crypto payments on Business Bloomer? Any WooCommerce plugin you’d recommend in case?” – well, let me know your take. As you probably don’t know, I’m not into crypto at all, don’t know how it works, don’t know WHY it works, and have no interest in it.
  3. WooCommerce devs: which function/hook would you definitely add to core?“, I asked a few days ago. Maybe it was late at night, and nobody except one developer replied. What’s your take?
  4. In a recent Tweet I said “So, last night at 4am I submitted 3 speaker applications for @WCEurope 2022 – my motivation for getting in this year is like 368346783%“. Of course, they are 3 WooCommerce talks/workshops. It’s been years I’ve tried to become a WCEU speaker (since I spoke at WCEU Vienna at a lightning talk), and I’ll keep applying until they give up and accept one of my talk pitches!
  5. Yet another Tweet that got no replies whatsoever, so I’m reposting it here just in case you missed it: “I sell an ecommerce marketing book on Amazon [via a WooCommerce site] but have put 0 effort on marketing last year. What should I do this year to sell more copies?”
  6. Not specifically WooCommerce-related, but I recently got on the Wordle train like many of you it seems. It’s fun, but I also tweeted that it’s too easy in my opinion, even for a non-native. I just decided I won’t tweet my Wordle results any longer – unless I fail some day. 7/7 wins so far.

3. ICYMI

WooCommerce Snippet: Remaining Stock @ Order Emails

This is a neat customization, directly requested by a WooWeekly subscriber who needed to literally show the remaining stock quantity for each ordered item to store managers, in order to have an immediate idea of low/zero stock quantities after each order. If that’s not clear, simply take a look at the screenshot. In my dev site, I ordered a product that originally had stock quantity = 1. In the “New Order” email (thanks to the snippet below), beside the order item quantity of 1, there is also a “(0 remaining)” notice that clearly displays the item’s current stock level. Cool, ha? So, let’s see how that’s coded. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-remaining-stock-order-emails/

WooCommerce Tutorial: How To Sell Restaurant Food Online

The COVID-19 pandemic has made millions of restaurants around the globe shut their doors and adapt to a different and much more convenient way of doing business – accelerating the online restaurant ordering system. Several third-party services like Uber Eats and Grubhub can help you get your restaurant menu online and take online food orders. However, their downside is that they come with a huge cost – and cut 20-30% from your earnings. Plus, they also come with a lack of control and access over your listing, user-friendliness, and menu design. Enter WooCommerce restaurant plugins. While the process of setting up your own online food delivery system may seem taxing – WooCommerce restaurant plugins make it easy and affordable with their quick setup, ease of management, and high versatility and customizability. Let’s explore some of the best WooCommerce restaurant plugins to help you get 100% of your revenue straight from the customers and boost your business revenue: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-sell-food-online/

2021 Year In Review: Parenting, Productizing, Outsourcing

I’ve been away from my desk for more than 2 weeks, and it feels great. You don’t know you need some rest until the day you decide to rest and switch off. My 2021 was a roller-coaster. Amazing, tough, rewarding, sleepless, incredible. On a personal level, it’s been my best year ever. On a business level, it’s been my best year ever. Yep, not sure I can get any better than that. This post will feature my first ever public “year in review”, hoping it can help you get the motivation you may need to move a step further, and myself to remember that hard work pays off and goal setting is key to succeed in life/business. So, let’s get started. Here’s how 2021 went for myself and Business Bloomer: https://rodolfomelogli.com/2021-year-in-review-parenting-productizing-outsourcing/

WooCommerce Tutorial: How to Sell Online Courses

eLearning has become the “new normal” since the pandemic, as the number of course creators has increased and the demand for online learning has expanded. Compared to one-on-one tutoring, which has an 8-10% retention rate, eLearning has an exceptional retention rate of 25-60%. A significant reason behind this is the control and flexibility it offers people over where, when, how, and what they want to learn. Enter WooCommerce Learning Management System (LMS) plugins. These plugins help you design courses professionally and improve the learning experience through advanced features, functionalities, and customizations that best suit your course and your audience’s needs. We’ve done the legwork for you and compiled a list of the top four WooCommerce LMS plugins that will help you build and manage your online courses seamlessly, offering a truly immersive learning experience to your audience. But first, let’s quickly understand what WooCommerce LMS plugins are and how they work: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-sell-online-courses-lms-plugins/

WooCommerce Snippet: Stock Quantity Suffix e.g. “sq. in.”, “Kg”, “boxes”, etc.

Each WooCommerce business is different, which means customization is required to adapt the store to unique specifications. A clear example is the stock quantity. Not all stores can display the standard notice “11 in stock”. The display could change to “11 Kg in stock” if stock is based on weight. Or maybe “11 boxes in stock” or “11 pairs in stock” in case the package description is useful UX-wise. Also, “11 m3 in stock” if the business sells volumes. Either way, this is a nice trick to display a “stock quantity suffix” in your WooCommerce Single Product Page. Enjoy: https://www.businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-stock-quantity-suffix-e-g-sq-in-kg-boxes-etc/


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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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