WooWeekly #499: WooConf

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Welcome back to WooWeekly, your weekly appointment with WooCommerce tutorials handpicked for you (and the other 19,160 subscribers!), so that you can learn something new.

Well… not today, alright!

In fact, these are the first 5 minutes I had available all day. We moved to the beach house this morning; besides, last night I caught – once again – a strong fever. Must have been WCEU 2024, or maybe the fact we’ve been battling with this virus for several months and it’s not gone away yet, but for sure I’m going to go for a swim tomorrow and kill it! Lol 🙂

So, let me skip a newsletter (for the second time this year), so I can get back to business next week. But before you go, a couple of thoughts:

1) Our sponsors are amazing – without them I wouldn’t find the time to post new Woo snippets every week, curate this newsletter and invest time in replying to every subscriber. So, thank you ConvesioCloudways and Iconic (as well as all the other ones that helped in the past and will help in the future).

2) I’m just back from WCEU 2024 and I’d really, really like to see WooConf back ASAP. Let me explain. There have been 2 or 3 official WooCommerce conferences – WooConf, indeed – back in the US a few years back. I’ve seen the Woo team at WCEU and spoke to them directly, asked questions and gave feedback. I also know they’re trying to listen to us developers more than in the past, and they’re getting back into “getting done” mode despite the fact that, honestly, the introduction of blocks caused so many issues that I bet they’ve regretted it.

So, let me be straight – once again, because I’ve been saying this for years. We need a WooCommerce Conference for developers. Case studies, new stuff, legacy stuff, code demos, tricks and tips, get to know each other, and it doesn’t even have to be a “WordCamp-alike” thing where huge budgets are needed for rentals, sponsors, parties, catering. We can figure everything out. All we need is an easy to reach city (London, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Rome, etc.), a decent venue for 300 people with a hallway track for chats and networking. Who’s in?

So, give me WooConf back, please. The more we are, the better we can get, the more we can share, the cleaner / leaner / more bug-free WooCommerce can be.

This is me for today – I hope you can have a wonderful end of the week.

Rodolfo Melogli


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ICYMI: WooCommerce Snippets

WooCommerce: Add Content To “New Account” Welcome Email

First impressions matter, especially in ecommerce. When a customer creates an account on your WooCommerce store, the “Your {site_title} account has been created!” welcome email is your golden opportunity to solidify a positive connection. However, the standard WooCommerce email might fall short… [Business Bloomer]

WooCommerce: Simple Add To Cart Click Counter

By implementing an Add to Cart click counter, you gain a crucial piece of the puzzle, allowing you to calculate your conversion rate more accurately. You already have the number of product sales available, so with this additional piece of data you can assess how effective your product pages are. [Business Bloomer]

WooCommerce: Send Default Order Email For Custom Status Transition

What if you want to trigger the “Order Completed” email if the order status transitions from your custom order status to the “completed” one? Or what if you want to trigger the “Order On-hold” email beyond its default triggers? [Business Bloomer]

WooCommerce: Add Content To The “Order Pay” Page

The “Order Pay” page serves a specific purpose – allowing customers to complete payment for manually created orders. Let’s add some HTML content above the table, like a heading, some text, a banner, or whatever you may need to help the customer submit their payment asap! [Business Bloomer]

WooCommerce: Display Cross-Sells For All Purchased Products @ My Account

Are you looking to enhance the shopping experience for your customers on your WooCommerce store? One effective strategy is to display cross-sells for all purchased products on the “My Account” page. [Business Bloomer]

WooCommerce: Show Additional Button @ Mini Cart

Adding an additional button can provide a smoother user experience and increase conversion rates. Whether you want to offer quick access to the shop page, a deals page, or a shortcut to your contact form – customizing the mini cart with an extra button can be powerful. [Business Bloomer]

WooCommerce: Get Products On Sale Via PHP

The function we’re talking about today is wc_get_product_ids_on_sale(). This is a super helpful way to get something without complex queries or foreach loops. So I’d like to study its codebase, see what it returns, and finally test it and print something via a shortcode. [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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