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Life’s good, maybe I’m working a bit too much so I spent some time in the last few days to think about possible holiday destinations. Also, I bought my WCEU ticket, which is awesome – see you in Athens next month if you’re there.
On the business side, I’ve released another six WooCommerce Mini-Plugins this week (that makes it 15 out of 400, which means I’m 3.75% done). Lots of new challenges, support requests, feature ideas – we’ll see if this business model is sustainable in the long term given I sell lifetime licenses only.
Anyhow, back to WooCommerce tips now – enjoy!
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1. WooCommerce Tips & Tutorials
For some reason, this information is only visible to the admin. It would be awesome to show the “sale price end date” to customers as well, don’t you think? So, let’s do it! ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
WooCommerce gives us helpful shortcut functions that we can reuse in our code to get cart, checkout, account and product URLs without wondering if they have been modified by the website owner. In this way, you can always make sure you’re getting the correct URLs without wasting time looking for page/product slugs. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
While I’d like to assume that all ecommerce sites are thinking about their mobile shopping experience, my shopping proves otherwise. As a consumer, I’m regularly greeted with poor mobile purchasing experiences that leave me frustrated. Today we’re going to look at why you need to take your ecommerce mobile process seriously. Then we’ll take a look at best practices for building a good mobile experience. ~ Curtis McHale, Nexcess
2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles
I want to concentrate on the actual functionality of adding a custom tab, giving a name and a heading to it, showing it conditionally (e.g. only for a specific product category), and making sure the “scroll to tab” works when the URL contains its anchor tag. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
You may need the product URL for a scheduled blog post, a future newsletter, an email; in whatever case, this is a cool way to “get” the product URL and print it in the “Publish” meta box of the single product edit page. Enjoy! ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
The single product page template is laid out so that the SALE badge comes first, on its own line, then comes the product title, the product price on its own line, the short description, etc. As you can see, there is lots of white space on the right hand side, so let’s move the SALE badge right beside the price! ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
When you use separate Login and Registration pages, or whenever you have custom landing pages you wish your customers to see instead of the default My Account page, we can set a custom URL by code and safely redirect the just-logged-out customer there. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
It may be helpful to show the long product description of a given product in a custom WordPress page or post, so that you can use it as a teaser or anyway as a way to save some time instead of rewriting the whole thing. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
What’s annoying sometimes is that the whole row is a clickable link, so if you need to copy and paste some information you will end up actually clicking on it, and being redirected to the single order page. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
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