WooWeekly #454: Add to Cart From Shop | Related Categories

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Totally off topic – we had to call our builders again to do some post-renovations fixes. Like a pipe that was leaking and a window that was not opening… is there such a thing as a “post-renovations warranty” where builders need to come back to fix their mistakes for free for the next 12 months? Just wondering how it works – especially outside of Italy.

Apart from our beach house, all is well and we’re finally enjoying the beach whenever I’m not at work. The weather is nice and fires have gone, thankfully. I’m still working every other day, but my schedule is flexible so I can prioritize my wife and kid, as well as friends and nights out (last night’s lounge bar dinner was lovely, for example).

Business-wise, I released two new WooCommerce Mini-Plugins this week, so I’m delighted with that: WooCommerce Rename “Select Options” Button on Shop Page and WooCommerce Hide Categories, Tags Or SKU on Single Product. Sales are going well (339 sales in 2023 so far), support is not that much (99% of the time) and the no-subscriptions business model *seems* sustainable. We’ll see at the end of the year if there’s anything that needs to be adjusted.

Anyhow, here are this week’s WooCommerce tips – enjoy.

Rodolfo Melogli


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1. WooCommerce Tips & Updates

WooCommerce: Add to Cart Form @ Shop Page

Today I’d like to experiment a little, and see what happens when we include the “add to cart template” (i.e. the one you see on the WooCommerce Single Product page) under each product on the WooCommerce Shop page. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Display “Related Product Categories” @ Single Product Page

In this experiment, we will first calculate the current product’s categories, and then use a WooCommerce shortcode to output them as a grid, right below the related products section. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

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2. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles

WooCommerce: Get Customer Second Last Order

There is a native, handy way to get a WooCommerce customer’s last order. This time, I want to write some custom code to get the second last order instead. We will indeed reuse most of the above function code and change it slightly. ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Disable Payment Gateway By Product Type

Ever wondered if you could toggle payment gateways based on whether a given “product type” is in the WooCommerce Cart? For example, disable PayPal if there are simple subscription products, or enable Stripe only when there are variable products? ~ Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Anonymize All Users & Orders

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

WooCommerce: Get Product / Order Cross-Sells

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

WooCommerce: My Account Registration Anti-Spam Honeypot

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

WooCommerce: See If Product ID Belongs To a Grouped Product

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: 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


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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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