WooWeekly #395: Search by SKU, Top Bar, Cart Abandonment, WCEU

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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: Search Orders By SKU @ Admin

By default, when you search for orders in the WordPress > WooCommerce > Orders backend, using a SKU will give you 0 results. Which is pretty poor for a store manager.

WooCommerce: How to Add a Top Bar to Storefront Theme

Storefront is missing an important feature: the top bar. That’s a pity, because most ecommerce themes have either a dedicated widget area or somewhere you can add content in the theme options.

WooCommerce: Quick Cart Abandonment Solutions

[Fully revised] So, what’s the solution for WooCommerce merchants, and is there any way to provide an equivalent checkout experience as ShopPay or Amazon? Let’s find out. 

WooCommerce: How to set up an affiliate program

It can take time to build a strong affiliate program in WooCommerce, but once you have it up and running, it can provide a strong source of revenue for your business.


2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights

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

From Tumblr to WP to WP+Woo

If you want a good example of a fashion store built with Woo, be sure to check out this post about Style Girlfriend. This store started out with Woo because it had migrated from Tumblr to WordPress, perhaps like quite a few Woo stores that started out as simple WP sites. According to the merchant, running the store on Woo is completely painless, so much so that she barely thinks about it. Wish I heard that story more often from other Woo merchants! 

WordCamp Europe 2022 Debrief

Look out for Rodolfo’s debrief on WCEU. It was a blast for your two co-authors, who got to meet in person for the first time. Plenty of movers and shakers in the world of Woo were in attendance, and there was much talk about Woo alternatives as well as Woo SaaS offerings. I guess the consensus is that Woo is getting too unwieldy and vast, so it’s time to buckle down, centralize, and focus on enabling merchants to succeed with WP so as to prevent churn to Shopify. My two cents are that there are a few fundamental problems that need to be solved beyond providing guard rails, namely around speed and stability for high-volume stores that experience high traffic. Custom order tables to the rescue (coming to core soon!)?

Floating Product Categories

Have you ever craved a floating product category sidebar button accessible from anywhere on your Woo store? Well, with a newly released free plugin, you can get just that. Choose the category/subcategory of items to display, enable the product count display, and customize the color all with this plugin, making your products easier to find than ever before.


3. ICYMI

WooCommerce: Reorder My Account Tabs

Here are two super simple snippets to achieve just that: reorder the My Account tabs, so your customers never miss that super important My Account section. Enjoy!

WooCommerce Function of the Week: add_fee

You got it — in this issue we’ll study the add_fee WooCommerce function, which indeed gives us the power to add custom fees to orders at checkout based on any criteria you define.

WooCommerce: How to Install PeachPay in Minutes

[Full revision] This article shares a step-by-step process to install PeachPay on your WooCommerce store. But first, let’s take a brief look over its key features. 

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: 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!

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.


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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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