WooWeekly #450: Search by Custom Field | Export by Product Tag

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I’m in the middle (literally) of our beach house post-renovation deep cleaning – for some reason dust decided to go everywhere, even inside the fridge – don’t ask! Despite the difficulty, I know this is for a good cause: taking my little boy to the beach as soon as possible, so I don’t really care how exhausting this will be (as long as we finish this week…). Fingers crossed!

On the business side, I’ve interviewed the first member of my WooCommerce developers mastermind group, and I’m very happy with that. More to come next week, with a potential start for the month of August if all goes well. Which means, you can expect much more consistent work and product releases from me, because I’ll need to report back to the group and I won’t be able to come up with any sort of excuse. New WooCommerce Mini-Plugins and courses – here I come!

Anyhow, back to WooCommerce tips now – enjoy.

Rodolfo Melogli


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1. WooCommerce Tips & Tutorials

WooCommerce: Search Products By Custom Field (Backend)

Let’s say, as a WooCommerce store admin, that you’ve added a product custom field (e.g. “gtin“), and you want to make sure the backend search also returns products where “gtin” is equal to the search term. This snippet will help you do that. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Allow CSV Product Export By Tag

The default product export that you can find by clicking the “Export” button on the “Products” WordPress Dashboard screen, gives you the option to export all products to a CSV. You can also refine the list by product type and product category, so that you can export specific products only. What’s missing there is a “product tag” filter, so this workaround will let you define a product tag, and the export list will be automatically filtered by that. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

The Best WordPress Ecommerce Plugins: Transform Your Website Into an Online Store

There are other ecommerce plugins besides WooCommerce that can add commerce functionality to WordPress. And that’s not all. Some are tailored to sell specific products and address unique business needs. ~ Maddy Osman, Nexcess

2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles

WooCommerce: Add to Cart Pre-defined Quantity Selectors

The WooCommerce Single Product Page add to cart form features a quantity input and an add to cart button. Now, let’s imagine you want to change this experience based on your business requirements, and instead of the quantity input and add to cart button you want to show 3 buttons: “Add 1 to the cart“, “Add 2 to the cart“, “Add 3 to the cart“. Let’s do it! ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Allow Order Editing For Custom Order Status

WooCommerce admins are allowed to “edit” an order only when this is in the “on hold” or “pending payment” status. By “edit” I mean having the chance of modifying or adding products, fees, shipping and recalculating the totals, which are not allowed once the order has been placed (“processing“, “completed“, etc.). Let’s change that! ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

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

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


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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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