WooWeekly #448: Related Products Shuffle & Load More

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Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials, tips and updates handpicked for you (and the other 17,534 subscribers) so that you can learn something new.

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Back to WooCommerce tips now – enjoy.

Rodolfo Melogli


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1. WooCommerce Tips & Tutorials

WooCommerce: “Load More Related Products” Ajax Button @ Single Product Page

As you know, the WooCommerce Single Product Page displays a set amount of related products (usually 4). But despite the fact that you can customize the number of related products via code, there is no setting that allows you to have a “LOAD MORE” button instead. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Disable Related Products Shuffle

Whenever WooCommerce “calculates” the list of Related Products, it searches for 15 of them (unless otherwise specified via custom code). Then, it shuffles them. This may get messy when, as a store owner, you may want to direct people to the same related products over and over again (i.e. always show the same set of related products). ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

The Best WooCommerce Themes You Need Today

Choosing a theme that meets your needs, loads quickly, and provides access to your products or services without bloat can improve your customer’s experience and improve your bottom line. Below are some of the best WooCommerce theme options. ~ Nexcess


2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles

WooCommerce: Get Total Sales By Product Category

I sell both consulting and non-consulting products on this same website, so it’s important for me to keep track of category sales year-on-year, especially when my goal is reducing 1-to-1 client work while increasing scalable product sales such as courses, plugins and memberships. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Redirect Specific Category To Product Page

Although this is a rare scenario, let’s see how easy it is to redirect customers directly to the single product page in case you don’t want them to see the category page first. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

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

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


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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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