SkyVerge WooCommerce Extensions

Display WooCommerce Cart Notices Outside the Cart

Our WooCommerce Cart Notices extension is geared towards helping you increase conversions and average order value. You can create notices that will encourage customers to add more to the cart to meet a minimum amount (for example, add more to get free shipping). You can also set up notices to encourage orders before a deadline, provide a message based on the referrer, or cross-sell / upsell products. However, these notices are only displayed on the…

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How to Change the WooCommerce Return to Shop Button

Here’s a really quick guide on tweaking your WooCommerce shop. Some of you aren’t using the typical shop catalog page to sell your product – you may be doing some cool things like using a pricing table or landing pages for your products instead. If this is the case, you don’t want the shop archive with your products in your store. However, your empty cart may betray you. There’s this insidious little button that doesn’t…

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WordPress development tutorials

How to Create a WordPress Shortcode

Shortcodes are a great feature of WordPress, and many plugins include their own handy shortcodes. For example, WooCommerce includes several shortcodes. These can allow you to create “Buy Now” buttons, insert products into blog posts, display related products or featured products, and more. While these shortcodes are really helpful, as are the shortcodes included by most plugins or extensions, it’s still very useful to create a WordPress shortcode for your own use. For example, I…

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How to Edit WooCommerce Templates

Prior to version 2.1, WooCommerce installed several pages with shortcodes into your site to display important pages like the cart or checkout. This let you use the WordPress content editor to add content either before or after the template was inserted. However, the issue with using so many pages is that they can accidentally get deleted or shuffled around (for example, you could accidentally change the parent page), which caused errors for some shops. Version…

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WordPress development tutorials

How to apply changes to a single WordPress page

Here’s a quick development tutorial on how to make changes to a single WordPress page or post. Let’s say that you want to change styling for one page on your site, but it doesn’t have unique class or ID for you to target in your stylesheet. You can use the is_page() conditional tag to target a specific WordPress page to make your changes. You can also use the is_single() tag to target an individual post…

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Changing WooCommerce Custom Order Status Icons

If you’re using the official WooCommerce iPhone app, you may have noticed that custom order statuses have their own icon when displayed in your order details: These handy little icons (designed by Jay Koster) can be added to your WooCommerce “Orders” page as well so they’re consistent throughout your shop and the app. Here’s a quick guide on how to add WooCommerce custom order status icons. You don’t have to be using the iPhone app…

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Ask SkyVerge: WooCommerce Align Add to Cart Buttons

Today’s question comes from Nelson: Is there a way to align the “Add to Cart” or “Select Options” buttons on the shop pages? When the product names are different lengths, or some products have reviews and some don’t, the buttons are misaligned. This would make it look much more professional. Thanks! Unfortunately, this will depend heavily on your theme. However, it may be possible with a bit of CSS to change the way these buttons…

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Social Login

Advanced WooCommerce Social Login Tips

Our WooCommerce Social Login plugin has quickly become one of my favorites, as you can allow users to easily link social accounts to WooCommerce and Sensei. This makes it easier to get involved with your store and far easier to save a user profile for future purchases. There’s already a lot of flexibility in displaying social login buttons, as you can add them to any of the following: the “My Account” page Login / Register…

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How to Hide WooCommerce Coupon Fields

While offering coupons to your customers is a really great way to offer a purchase incentive or to say “thanks for a review!”, you may not want to train customers to look for discounts. If this is the case, they may end up frequently leaving your checkout to go coupon hunting, or may wait to purchase something from your store until they have a coupon available. This runs the risk that they’ll purchase elsewhere in…

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How to Remove the WooCommerce Default Sorting Option

Today’s Ask SkyVerge question comes from Loic: I like your Product Sorting Options plugin! Is it possible to remove the default sorting in an easy way using this? Removing the WooCommerce Default Sorting option on the shop and category pages is not part of our free plugin, but it’s easy enough to do using a tiny bit of code. Remember to add this code appropriately as per our How to add Custom Code tutorial! The…

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