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The kid is at home with a cold, and the weather is not getting any better. However, I feel the end of the winter is around the corner (?) and we can finally concentrate on the good season. As a self birthday present (!), I’ve scheduled a 5 day family trip here in Sicily at the end of June; I’m also going to Athens in a couple of weeks, and Rome at the end of September. Let’s hope that travel works better than medicines!
On the business side, I have done 0% this week in regard to my WooCommerce Mini-Plugins challenge. However, the ones I’ve published so far are selling well (47 total orders this month), so at least I know that this is the right direction for Business Bloomer. Let’s see if I can find some time this week to release 5 more – fingers crossed!
Back to this week’s WooCommerce tips now – enjoy.
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1. WooCommerce Tips & Tutorials
This is an amazing way to save time for the customer, as they don’t need to manually add each product to the cart. In the background, after a successful purchase, some magic code adds products to the order, sets their price to $0.00 (so that the order total is not altered), and saves the order. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
Thankfully, WooCommerce gives us a nice prebuilt function so that we don’t need to create the array of EU countries manually. On top of that, it’s easy to manipulate that array in order to add / remove countries for different uses, such as getting the list of EEA (European Economic Area) countries or SCA (Strong Customer Authentication) countries. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
Now, basic WooCommerce performance optimization is simply a matter of knowing what technologies and plugins to use to keep your store speedy and your customers engaged. Here’s an intro to five performance topics and related resources for successfully optimizing your online store. ~ Mendel Kurland, Nexcess
2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles
This time I want to show you how I programmatically define the price of my WooCommerce Mini-Plugin All-Access-Bundle product… based on other products. As of today, I sell 18 WooCommerce plugins, so, I came up with a custom bundle product where the regular price is the total price of all plugins, and the sale price is calculated with a fixed percentage discount. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
If you registered your WooCommerce website on Google Search Console for monitoring your SEO efforts and search appearance errors, you probably got this “No global identifier provided (e.g. gtin, brand)” email notification at some stage. I got it too. Here’s the smart workaround. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
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
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
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