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Repeating a Fixed Date Membership with WooCommerce Memberships

Howdy and happy new year, folks! The new year partly inspired this Memberships post, as an year cycle ends, and it’s likely that many of you Memberships users might have set up membership plans that are a year long. But how about plans that are set to start exactly on the 1st of January of any given year? Since fixed dates memberships were introduced in version 1.7.0 there is the Keep Reading…

Screen ID checks with WordPress Submenu Pages

Chances are if you’ve read our series on adding plugin settings to WooCommerce, you’re using an existing WooCommerce settings page or new settings tab to add any required configuration options for your plugin. If you have a more complex plugin who’s data will be accessed very often (such as Memberships or Subscriptions), you may even be adding a new submenu with a custom settings or usage page for your plugin. Keep Reading…

Add Member Area Links to the Sidebar with WooCommerce Memberships

When a customer has at least one membership assigned or purchased via WooCommerce Memberships, the customer will be able to see the “My Memberships” table via the account dashboard. This lets your members see membership information, and if you have the member area enabled, members can get lists of their available content, products, and discounts. However, some sites use both Memberships and WooCommerce Subscriptions and may want to remove this Keep Reading…

WooCommerce Sales Tax 101: Tracking and Filing Sales Tax

Cover photo credit: 401kcalculator.org, CC BY-SA 2.0 Accurately assessing, collecting, and remitting sales tax is one of the most tedious challenges that eCommerce businesses face. When you run a brick-and-mortar shop, tax collection is typically pretty straight forward: you collect the tax based on the good you’re selling for your store’s location. However, online sales make this more challenging. When you sell across state or country borders, you need to Keep Reading…

Get a list of WooCommerce sale products

You can get lists of all simple products, variable products, or featured products easily with WooCommerce. It’s also easy to get things like “in-stock” products or “out of stock” products. However, getting a list of WooCommerce sale products can be a bit tougher because sale products use different meta keys to determine sale status depending on the product type. Let’s take a look at a couple of ways you can Keep Reading…

Developers: Stop Using sslverify = false — WordPress has you covered

I listened to a talk recently about using WordPress to communicate with external APIs, which is something we do frequently at SkyVerge. We’ve built over 20 payment gateway integrations for WooCommerce, each of which needs to communicate with the payment processor’s API. One thing that I noticed in the talk is that setting sslverify = false when using wp_remote_get or wp_remote_post was recommended. This is a fairly common practice and Keep Reading…

WooCommerce PCI Compliance

As we’ve built almost 30 payment gateway integrations for WooCommerce, PCI compliance is a popular topic that we’re asked about frequently. Questions about PCI compliance with WooCommerce typically go along these lines: I’m concerned about PCI compliance with the {insert name} plugin. We have an SSL certificate and it sounds like that’s all that’s required. Does your plugin / {my payment processor} provide the rest of the secure environment or Keep Reading…

How to Remove WooCommerce Tax Labels

This Ask SkyVerge question comes from Flora: Can I remove the “ex. tax” label that appears in the order details on invoices? I don’t need it to say this after prices. Shops that typically sell items excluding tax don’t require a notice that pricing is excluding tax, especially if the invoice contains a tax line item. For example, in the US, subtotals are usually displayed exclusive of tax, then tax Keep Reading…

Overriding Templates in WooCommerce Extensions

WooCommerce has a system in place that will allow you to override core templates within your child theme. This means that you can copy a template file, edit it, and the edited version in your theme will be loaded instead of the core version of the template. We do encourage you not to do this, as most changes can be made via hooks (filters and actions) instead, and this method Keep Reading…

How to move Jetpack Social Sharing Buttons before a post

If you use Jetpack on your (self-hosted) WordPress site, you probably use the sharing buttons (sharedaddy) capabilities that Jetpack has. By default, these sharing buttons are shown at the end of your post following the content. This tutorial will show you how to move Jetpack Social Sharing buttons elsewhere in your post, such as before your content. You can also check out this overview from the Jetpack team. We’ll assume Keep Reading…