WooWeekly #470: WooCommerce Black Friday Tips

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It’s Black Friday week, and today’s newsletter will probably get lost in your promotions tab. But you never know. Therefore, today’s special is a series of helpful snippets you can enable so that your promos can run smoothly on Friday. Of course, there are also lots of Business Bloomer offers-30% on my mini WooCommerce plugins-40% + PPP on my online course bundle, and -50% on the Business Bloomer Club pre-order (more about this on DEC 1).

Rodolfo Melogli


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1. WooCommerce Snippets (Black Fri Special)

Here are some WooCommerce snippets you can use to increase sales, enhance promotions, reduce support and refund requests, great for Black Friday week. Let’s start with coupons:

WooCommerce: Apply Coupon Programmatically if Product @ Cart

WooCommerce: Hide Coupon Code @ Cart & Checkout Page

WooCommerce: Display Cart Item Subtotal With Coupon Discount

Let’s also enable some sales conversion rate optimizations:

WooCommerce: Count Product Recent Sales

WooCommerce: Move Sale Badge Beside Price @ Single Product Page

WooCommerce: Duplicate Add to Cart Button @ Single Product Page

WooCommerce: “Explode” Product Tabs

WooCommerce: 10 Easy Snippets to Increase Your Sales

Some other helpful things in regard to discounts:

WooCommerce: “Sale” Category (Automatic)

WooCommerce: Display % Discount @ Shop Page

WooCommerce: Display Total Discount / Savings @ Cart & Checkout

Let me know if you get to implement any of them!

2. More WooCommerce Tips

Personalizing Products in WooCommerce: A How-To Guide

In the bustling landscape of e-commerce, standing out from the crowd is crucial. A powerful way to achieve this is through product personalization, a feature that allows customers to tailor their purchases to their unique tastes and needs. By Maarten Belmans, Studio Wombat 

How to Add a WooCommerce Product to a Page or Post

In a standard WooCommerce install, if you’d like to add a WooCommerce product to a page or post, the process can be a little clunky and hard to get looking right. Depending on the theme you’re using, its settings, and styles, you could be left with a product display that not only looks bad but doesn’t function properly either. The good news is, there’s a better and easier way to get it done. By Gina Lucia, IconicWP

WooCommerce: Display All Products Purchased by User

This is helpful when customers tend to buy the same products over and over again, and therefore you can help them “order again” without having them to search the whole product catalog again. By Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer


Advanced Product Fields for WooCommerce by Studio Wombat is the market’s fastest product options plugin. It allows you to easily add extra options to your products, such as text boxes, file uploads, swatches, date pickers, and more! Store owners can easily create product configurators and customers can effortlessly customize your products and select additional options and add-ons. The plugin is developed to be lightweight, yet feature-complete!

3. ICYMI: WooCommerce Articles

WooCommerce: Sort By Featured Products @ Shop

In today’s case study, we will replace the “Default sorting” option with a workaround, create a new one with the same label (so that customers won’t notice it), set it as the default sorting option, and make sure it sorts by featured products first, and then by menu_order and title. By Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Preparing Your Site for Black Friday / Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) are just around the corner. Is your WooCommerce site prepared? I hope so! While time is running out, there are a number of things you can do to get ready. In this post, we’ll cover eight of the most important ones. By Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Filter By Order Status @ My Account Orders

For some reason you can refine the backend orders table if you are an admin, but logged in customers can’t filter by order status under My Account > Orders! This is pretty bad, especially if you run a store where customers place many orders and the My Account Orders tab is full of entries. So, here’s the fix – you’re welcome! By Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Disable “You cannot add another to your cart” Message

When a WooCommerce product is set to “Sold Individually”, you can only add 1 item to the cart. If you try a second time, you will get the “You cannot add another “%s” to your cart” error message, so that the customer is aware that there is already that product in the cart. Let’s disable it. By Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

How to add a date picker (calendar) to a WooCommerce product page

Many online stores need custom fields on their product pages so the customer can add options before purchase. One example of such a field is a date picker. In this tutorial, we’ll see how you can add a calendar to your WooCommerce product pages, so customers can select one or more dates. Store administrators can see the selected date on the order admin screen. By Maarten Belmans, Studio Wombat

WooCommerce: One Product Per Row @ Shop Page

By default, WooCommerce displays 4 products per row in the shop page. This is ok for almost any ecommerce website, however in certain cases you might want to change this setting in order to show full-width products (a.k.a. one product per row). By Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Variable Product “Cumulative” Stock Quantity

When a variable product stock quantity is managed at variation level, the stock status is either “In stock” or “Out of stock” without any mention of the quantity. It would be cool, however, and in certain cases only, to show the total stock quantity for all single variations. By Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer

WooCommerce: Super Simple EU Vat Number Validation (VIES)

As an EU merchant dealing with VAT customers, I often find myself doing manual checks on the VIES VAT number validation website. By studying the available options on various online forums, I found a super simple workaround that doesn’t even require signing up for an API. By Rodolfo Melogli, Business Bloomer


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Over 80,000+ store owners actively use AovUp plugins for WooCommerceAovUp Wholesale Suite is a complete B2B wholesale solution with dynamic pricing, quotes, sales agent add-on, tax exemption, bulk ordering, user registration, and more.

WooPulse offers a modern, fast WooCommerce store management experience: you can take care of orders, customers, products from a dedicated web portal or the Android/iOS app. We’re currently offering early adopters the chance to test the upcoming release.

Our powerful WooCommerce plugins have been created from the ground up to help store owners boost sales and improve customer experience. IconicWP plugins are designed so you can customize your online store without any coding knowledge.

Orderable, a specialized WooCommerce plugin for restaurants, revolutionizes the online ordering process by allowing customers to conveniently place pickup or delivery orders on your website, completely fee-free.

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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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