WooWeekly #420: Stock Quantity, Restocking

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Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials, tips and updates handpicked for you (and the other 17,291 subscribers) so that you can learn something new.

We’re moving to the new place this Saturday, so I’m pretty excited about that. We’ll see how little Lorenzo takes it; we’ve got a plan B (sleeping at grandma’s) but I really hope it all goes accordingly to plan A, for once.

Anyhow, back to Woo now… enjoy!

Rodolfo


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1. Brand New WooCommerce Tips

WooCommerce: Stock Quantity in a Shortcode

Let’s build a simple shortcode to display the stock quantity in other sections of the website, that can automatically update the output, so that you never need to worry about changing that piece of content ever again. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Disable Restocking @ Order Cancelled

Here’s a PHP one-liner that can immediately disable this default behavior, so that you can avoid the automatic restocking (and maybe doing it manually based on your business rules). ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer


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2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles

WooCommerce: Turn Checkout Into a Quote System

There are certainly ways and plugins to turn WooCommerce into a quote engine, but today I want to share a super simple workaround that could be helpful to many. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Hide “Shipping Via ___” @ Thank You Page, View Order Page

Especially when you do a lot of custom shipping, showing the shipping method title may not be a good idea. Honestly, the default “via ___” suffix beside the shipping cost doesn’t make much sense anyway. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Resend Any Order Email

Well, today we will see how to add a “Resend whatever email” function under the “order actions” on the single order edit page. Of course, make sure you switch the billing email to yours, otherwise the customer will get these emails and not you. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Automatically Cancel Orders

The problem is – what if you don’t want to use the “Hold Stock Minutes” thing, and even better, what if you don’t use stock management at all? In that case, orders won’t be marked as cancelled automatically. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Add to Cart Quantity Suffix

In certain cases, it’s nice to specify the unit beside the add to cart quantity, so that customers know how much and what they are buying. So, let’s see how to add an add to cart quantity suffix beside the quantity input field on the single product page. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Redirect Specific Product Search To Custom URL

Now, let’s imagine you have a custom landing page for “Tables”, and you want people searching for “tables” to go to that page instead of the default search result page. Quite easy as well – thanks to a neat PHP snippet we will feature today. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer


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  • Rodolfo Melogli

    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.

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