WooWeekly #393: Sale Category, Faster Checkout, Get Category List

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Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials, tips and updates handpicked for you so that you can learn something new. Enjoy!

~ Rodolfo Melogli (Business Bloomer) & David Mainayar (PeachPay)


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1. Brand New WooCommerce Content

WooCommerce: “Sale” Category (Automatic)

How to display all the discounted products in a custom category called “Sale”, without doing any manual work?

WooCommerce: The Elusive Nature of 1-Click Checkout

In this [fully revised] article, we’ll see how you can use and enable PeachPay – an excellent WooCommerce-funded checkout & payment plugin, to boost conversions and sales.

WooCommerce Function of the Week: wc_get_product_category_list

This week’s function is wc_get_product_category_list, and there’s no need to explain what it does as its name is self-explanatory.

WooCommerce: 10 Most Popular Free Plugins

To make your job easier, we’ve hand-picked the best free WooCommerce plugins you can use on your store to take it to the next level. Let’s dive in!

WordCamp Europe 2022: It’s been a minute, but we’re back in person 

It’s hard to beat the IRL experience of rubbing elbows with like-minded folks. We’re so pumped, we have to share a little of what you can expect to see from GoDaddy Pro at WCEU 2022.


2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights

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

WooCommerce & Affirm Get Cozier

WooCommerce & Affirm have decided to “expand their partnership,” although it’s unclear what exactly that means at this juncture. You can already enable Affirm straight from the WooCommerce.com plugin marketplace as well as the WooCommerce payment set-up page in the WordPress dashboard itself (talk about valuable real estate!). Perhaps just a belated announcement to ongoing developments? Or maybe the first steps toward a truly deeper partnership: Affirm getting folded into WooCommerce Payments? If so, which other payment methods would follow suit?

The Future of WooCommerce Scaling?

The future of WooCommerce scaling may lie in custom product & order tables. Although half-hearted attempts at custom product tables have already been made as of a few years now, the announcement that custom order tables would be folded into WooCommerce core by Q3 of this year came as an exciting development. Basically, custom order tables would help WooCommerce stores get around a fundamental flaw of WordPress: lack of support for bulk query insertion. This flaw becomes most apparent during the high-traffic moments WooCommerce stores experience during flash sales which generate too many post meta queries concurrently. By offloading these post meta queries to a custom order table and slowing the influx of orders into WooCommerce to a trickle, we may just have a nifty way to support WooCommerce scaling in the future, right out of the box.


3. ICYMI

WooCommerce: Display Product Categories @ Shop

We already saw how to show product categories in the Cart, how to display a category in the Shop page, but we never talked about showing ALL the product’s categories in the Shop / Category / Tag / Loop pages.

WooCommerce: How to Enable WooCommerce Payments

This article shares more about WooCommerce Payments, their pros and cons, and an easy way to enable them on your WooCommerce store.

WooCommerce: How to Split Variable Products Into Simple Products

In this article, we’ll see different ways through which you can split your variable products to show them as a single variation product on your WooCommerce store. But first, let’s see how this process can help your store’s bottom line.

WooCommerce: Let Customers Complete a Processing Order

What if we wanted our customers to complete (confirm) their processing order? Well, this is quite easy: we display a “CONFIRM ORDER” button under My Account > Orders, and on click some code triggers the status change.

WooCommerce: Retain Field Values @ Checkout Reload

This annoying WooCommerce flaw is about to go away with a few lines of code. Either reload the Checkout page or go back to it later – your info will still be there.

WooCommerce: Replace Variable Price With Active Variation Price

In today’s snippet, we’ll see once and for all how to replace the top right variable product price with the one of the current variation, while also hiding the variation price.


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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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