WooWeekly #401: Category Title, Newsletters, Courses

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.

Back to normal today after we shared the State of the Woo 2022 last week. Life’s good thankfully. Europe is under the biggest heatwave ever. Yesterday I filled up a board with soooo many business things to do this summer – so the question is: to work or not to work?

Anyhow, back to Woo now. Enjoy 🙂

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


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1. Brand New WooCommerce Tips

WooCommerce: Override Product Category Page Title

How do we define an “alternative” product category name, so that this can be used on the product category page as custom title, while using the default one for other smaller locations such as menus and widgets? ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: How to Send Newsletters to Your Customers

If you’re looking for solutions to send automated newsletters to your WooCommerce customers – you’re at the right place. But first, let’s learn more about the benefits of actually sending newsletters. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: How to Sell Courses from your WordPress Site

In this article, I’ll detail why the Woocommerce integration is the perfect choice to sell your courses. As a bonus, you’ll get a step-by-step walkthrough of how to install, set up, and use it for your site. ~ Learndash

WooCommerce: How to turn your store into an international powerhouse

Businesses can now reach shoppers around the world almost as easily as those just down the road. In this post, we will look at how you can set up WooCommerce for international orders to grow your audience. ~ Bradley Taylor, GoDaddy


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2. David’s WooCommerce Highlights

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

Forbes’ Take on WooCommerce & Magento

Late last week, Forbes Advisor took on the topic of WooCommerce vs. Magento. It concludes that WooCommerce stands apart in its “simplicity and availability,” but that Magento is the better ecommerce engine for larger businesses. Until our community folds custom order tables into WooCommerce core and we have more case studies of high-volume stores, I cannot dispute this conclusion.

WooCommerce 6.7 Released

Earlier last week, WooCommerce 6.7 was released. The biggest changes are product reviews, which now have a dedicated location within WooCommerce (accessible via the admin menu at Product > Reviews and visible under WooCommerce > Home), and WooCommerce Blocks updating to version 7.8.3 (see 7.7.0 & 7.8.0 release notes for details). The beta cycle has been increased by one week to make the Release Candidate more stable, but the final release date remains the second Tuesday of each month. 

Variation Swatches are In

Variation swatches are always a good idea if you have the bandwidth for another plugin. When I say that swatches are “in”, I mean that there have been two new notable additions to this plugin category: Variation Swatches for WooCommerce by CartFlows and YaySwatches from YayCommerce (which has a pro version). Both highly reliable plugin developers, so let’s see how far these two products go.


3. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles

WooCommerce: Change Payment Gateway Order Status

What if you use custom order statuses, or what if you wish to change Stripe orders to “completed”, BACS orders to “pending” and PayPal orders to “on-hold”? Thankfully, this is super easy with a handy PHP snippet. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Rename “Place Order” Based on Chosen Payment Gateway

We’ve already seen how to rename the “Place Order” button on the WooCommerce Checkout page, but today I want to find a way to rename it dynamically and conditionally i.e. based on the payment gateway that is selected while checking out. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Switch Shop Columns Responsively

What if I wanted to show 5 columns of products on large desktops, 4 columns on desktops, 3 on tablets and 2 on smaller devices? Well, this “dynamic” behavior is – this time around – managed by CSS. Let’s see how it’s done! ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: The Need For Custom Order Tables

In this article, we introduce you to the WooCommerce custom order tables – what is it, the new tables added to the structure, and how they can benefit your WooCommerce store. Let’s begin! ~ David Mainayar, Business Bloomer


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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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