Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials, tips and updates handpicked for you (and the other 17,583 subscribers) so that you can learn something new.
Our beach house is almost clean, doing the last bits today while writing this newsletter (here’s the proof!). It’s been a nightmare, but at least in this extreme heat (35°C / 95°F) it means we can move in by the end of the week, and enjoy the sea as much as possible. The city is way too hot and we’re eager to get out asap.
On the business side, I’ve released two new WooCommerce Mini-Plugins this week: WooCommerce Add to Cart Quantity Plus & Minus Buttons and WooCommerce Add Content To The Thank You Page. Another three plugins should be ready by next week. Finally, I’m back in the game.
Anyhow, here are this week’s WooCommerce tips – enjoy.
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1. WooCommerce Tips & Tutorials
Here’s my personal attempt to fight against the WooCommerce My Account Page registration spam, without installing yet another captcha plugin. I’m pretty sure this solution is not perfect, because spam bots are very “smart”, but it can help prevent most fake registrations. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
It may happen during your coding career that you need to know whether a given Product ID is part of a Grouped Product (so, it’s a “child” of a Grouped Product) – the snippet below will help with that. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
WooCommerce is one of the most popular plugins in the WordPress ecosystem. Extensions built on top of WooCommerce are highly profitable. In this analysis, we will examine the most popular WooCommerce extensions, exploring data related to average pricing, selling platforms, and more. ~ Towhidul Islam, PlugScore
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2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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