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1. WooCommerce Tips & Tutorials
Especially when you need to let other people (such as developers) log in to your WooCommerce website, you may want to protect the identity of your customers and your order details. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
Getting the list of cross-sells for a WooCommerce product is actually super easy (yes, it’s one line of PHP). But what if you need to “calculate” the list of cross-sells for an entire order, made of different products? ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer
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2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles
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
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
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