How to Rename or Add WooCommerce Product Sorting Options

Many shops want to change the sorting options available in their WooCommerce stores, but sometimes it’s not obvious how to do so. For example, the core WooCommerce plugin actually allows you to create an entirely customized sorting order by dragging and dropping your products into the order that you choose. You can do this from the admin on the “Products” page: If you’d like to use this to create an entirely customized product order, you…

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Ask SkyVerge: 20 WooCommerce How To’s

Hey everyone! We’ve been collecting some WooCommerce How To questions that are really easy to solve with a line or two of code or that we’ve written about already. If you haven’t checked out the news site that we sponsor yet – Sell with WP – you should check out the How To section. There are some handy WooCommerce How To’s there as well. You can also check out our free WooCommerce plugins, which sometimes…

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SkyVerge WooCommerce Extensions

Customize WooCommerce Product Documents Accordion Menus

Our WooCommerce Product Documents extension is a very handy tool for displaying relevant documentation for products. For example, many stores use it to display warranty information, assembly instructions, sample ebook chapters, and more. However, some users have noted that they don’t like the way accordions are displayed. If you’re using a theme with a flat design, the accordion menus for the product documents can look odd: For this example, I’m going to use the free…

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WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

New Tutorial: Customize WooCommerce Emails

Hi all! Some of you have asked us both here and at Sell with WP a bit about how to customize your WooCommerce emails. We did write about creating your own custom WooCommerce emails, but changing the look of your emails to blend in with your brand is an important part of your store’s communication. We wanted to let you know that Justin has written a tutorial on customizing WooCommerce order emails at Sell with…

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Using the WooCommerce REST API – Orders Endpoint

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “For Developers: Using the WooCommerce REST API” Last week we posted an introduction to the WooCommerce REST API, which detailed basic request/responses and authentication. In this article, we’ll go in-depth with a hands-on look at the Orders endpoint. You’ll learn all the different ways order information can be fetched from the API, as well as how to update the status of an order via the API….

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Using the WooCommerce REST API – Introduction

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “For Developers: Using the WooCommerce REST API” My favorite feature from the recent WooCommerce 2.1 release is the REST API. I may be a bit biased, since it was my core contribution during the 2.1 release cycle, but it lays important groundwork. A platform like WooCommerce is strongest when shop data can be pushed or pulled from other systems, like a mobile app (spoiler: a WooCommerce…

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Guide for Upgrading to WooCommerce 2.1

WooCommerce 2.1 was released on Monday, and makes several changes to the core plugin. As a result, you may experience issues when upgrading if you don’t pay attention to a few of the changes. The guide that follows is a general overview of some things to look out for when upgrading to WooCommerce 2.1 to make the transition from WooCommerce 2.0 as smooth as possible. There are a couple of known issues that are being…

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Ask SkyVerge: How Do I Sort WooCommerce Order Items Alphabetically?

This week’s “Ask SkyVerge” question comes from Adrian, who wants to know: Can you sort the items in the order alphabetically? Ex: if someone orders broccoli, cabbage, string cheese Can your organize the items in the order alphabetically? Well, depending on where you need the items to appear sorted, you sure can! First, the code, which can be dropped into your current theme’s functions.php if you like: /* * Filters the $order->get_items() method results to…

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How to Add a Custom WooCommerce Email

WooCommerce 2.0 introduced a lot of new features to the core plugin, one being a new class-based implementation for emails. This makes it really easy to add your own custom email types to WooCommerce. In this article, we’re going to create a sample custom email that’s sent when an order with expedited shipping is received. A lot of larger sites disable new order emails if they receive a lot of orders, but most will still…

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How to Use WooCommerce 2.0 Lightbox

WooCommerce 2.0 comes with prettyPhoto, a Lightbox implementation, bundled as part of the core. It’s used on the product pages to display the image gallery pictures, and a common question is “How do I use WooCommerce’s lightbox to do X”. This article will walk you through how to do just that. Enable Lightbox The first step is to ensure that the Lightbox is enabled by going to WooCommerce > Settings > General > Styles and…

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