8 Lessons Learned by building the WooCommerce iPhone App

One of our major goals for the first half of this year was to release the official WooCommerce iPhone app. While we released the app a bit behind schedule (in July), we were still really excited to get our first iOS app out the door and to create a mobile store management tool that we’d want to use ourselves. However, the process of building the app wasn’t entirely smooth sailing, so we figured we’d share…

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How to remove WooCommerce product sorting

We have a quick question today from Gabi: Hi. I’ve tried using your Remove sorting options plugin to remove my dropdown, but removing all options leaves the dropdown there. Is there a change I need to do to remove the empty sorting dropdown? If you’d like to remove some of the built-in WooCommerce sorting options, our WooCommerce Remove Product Sorting can easily do it for you. However, this isn’t the best option if you want…

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How to Output the WooCommerce SKU via Shortcode

Today’s Ask SkyVerge question is from Ted: I’m trying to embed the WooCommerce SKU of the product being viewed into a link in short product description for that product. Basically, I’d like to pass the SKU (aka video ID) into a link over to a generic streaming video page. This is an interesting idea, and something that we could easily implement using a shortcode. As we can’t directly insert PHP into our post content, a…

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How to Add Content Below WooCommerce Featured Image

Here’s a tiny snippet based a question from Julie: How can I add a notice right below the WooCommerce featured image on the product page? It should say “click to enlarge” right below the image. There’s an action that you can use to add content below featured images, which can be used before or after product thumbnails. The woocommerce_product_thumbnail action is what will help us out. Let’s add a notice that says, “Click to Enlarge”…

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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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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 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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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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