WooWeekly #446: Custom Plugin Updater | Performance | Fatal Error Notifications

Hello there,

Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials, tips and updates handpicked for you (and the other 17,501 subscribers) so that you can learn something new.

I’m on my way to Athens tomorrow, so as usual the last day at work is always… complicated. I hope to have fun and – honestly – relax a little as I really need that. See you at WCEU if you happen to go there too!

Back to WooCommerce tips now – enjoy.

Rodolfo Melogli


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1. WooCommerce Tips & Tutorials

WooCommerce: Update Self-Hosted Plugin @ WP Dashboard

In this million-dollar tutorial you will learn how to update a custom (WooCommerce) plugin that you host somewhere, directly from the WordPress dashboard. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: 11 Performance, Security, and Scalability Tips

In this article, our special guest Martin Ronfort, founder of Dr Tech, will share an overview of the strategies and processes that you can apply to your WooCommerce store and grow with ease. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Email Admin Upon Fatal Error

What I want to try (please test it on your development website first, and not on your live website), is a way to get an email each time WooCommerce logs an error, so that I can go in and fix it immediately. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles

WooCommerce: Products With Equal Height @ Shop Page

You know, that’s one of the biggest WooCommerce display issues. Products have images of different proportions, different title lengths, some have review stars and some don’t, making the “product grid” layout a big mess in regard to height. In this fully revised tutorial, you have 2 possible solutions – give one of them a try! ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Disable Checkout Field Autocomplete

When logged out or if the logged in user has never done a purchase before, the WooCommerce Checkout page fields are possibly autofilled by the browser based on saved data / addresses. Let’s disable this. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Add Product To Order After Purchase

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

WooCommerce: Get EU, EU VAT, EEA, SCA Countries

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

WooCommerce: Set Product Price Based On Other Products!

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

WooCommerce: Fix Google Search Console “No global identifier provided” Error

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


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