How to Check if the WooCommerce Cart is Empty

We had an interesting question the other day from a user who wanted to know if it’s possible to do something only when the WooCommerce cart is empty. WooCommerce core includes several handy methods that can help you out with this, but lots of tutorials show a cart-empty check with the $woocommerce global. However, this is only necessary if working with WooCommerce 2.0 or earlier. You can instead use the WC() global function to cut…

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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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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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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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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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Ask SkyVerge: Change the WooCommerce Additional Information Tab

Today’s Ask SkyVerge question comes from Liz: How can I remove the weight from the WooCommerce Additional Information tab? I want to keep my attributes in the tab, but not the weight. It would also be really cool if my attributes could be a list instead of comma separated. Is this possible? Thanks so much for the great help on your blog! These require a couple of minor adjustments to your site and should be…

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Let WooCommerce Automatically Apply Coupons for Readers

It feels great to write a post announcing a new product or promotion for your store. However, it can be disappointing when your hard work in doing so doesn’t translate into sales. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to let WooCommerce automatically apply coupons for your readers, and even pre-fill their carts to reduce friction when purchasing your new product(s). This can help turn those blog readers into purchasers! The only thing you’ll need to complete…

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How to Create a WooCommerce Get a Quote Site

We’ve had a lot of people ask us if there’s a plugin that will allow users to use the cart functionality of WooCommerce, but submit the cart as a quote. While there’s nothing that will allow you to do this presently (this involves some complex changes), here’s a workaround you can use to create a “Get a Quote” site for WooCommerce. The plugins you’ll need are: $99: Optional – WooCommerce Tab Manager $39: Gravity Forms…

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