WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

WooCommerce Sequential Order Numbers

Update 5/25/2012 – While this free version of the plugin will always remain available, I now offer an officially supported “Pro” version which can be purchased from the WooCommerce shop: Sequential Order Numbers Pro. The Pro version has additional features including: start the order numbers at any particular number, set a custom number prefix/suffix with date pattern substitutions, set an order number length, exclude free orders from the order number sequence, and more. The Pro…

WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

Theming WooCommerce: How to Override WooCommerce Template Files

To override WooCommerce template files in your theme (or better yet, child theme) simply make a folder named ‘woocommerce’ within your theme directory, and then create the folders/template file you wish to override within it. Example As an example, lets override the price template for the single product page to add a notice. First we locate the template file in question at: woocommerce/templates/single-product/price.php (see the full list of templates). Next, copy price.php to the following…

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Magento/WordPress Development and Deployment

First off, this post owes a debt of gratitude to Ashley Schroder and Colin Mollenhour, without whom it would not exist. The goal of this article is to describe a development environment configuration that’s ideally suited for developing and deploying version controlled plugin/extension code, that is plugged in to a much larger system codebase. This is precisely the situation when developing extensions/override code for Magento, or plugins for WordPress and WooCommerce, and is a fairly…

Date Range Picker Similar to Google Analytics

I’ve always loved the calendar date range selector in Google Analytics, it’s extremely user-friendly for the task of selecting a range of dates; much more so than the typical dual input boxes with independent calendars. There are a few options out there for replicating the Google Analytics range picker, however I couldn’t seem to find any that offered the functionality, looks, and ease of use right out of the box. The closest I could find…

How to Add Custom Product Tabs to WooCommerce

The free Custom Product Tabs plugin for WooCommerce lets you add a custom tab to the product view page. The new tab is easily configured from the Product admin page where you can set the tab name, and content containing plaintext, HTML or shortcodes. This plugin has been tested with the Wootique theme, but should be compatible with any WooCommerce theme. Create the Custom Tab View the Custom Tab Installation and Usage Upload the entire…

WooCommerce vs. Jigoshop

If you’re considering ECommerce options in general, and especially WordPress ECommerce in particular, you may find yourself asking whether WooCommerce or Jigoshop is the best fit for your online storefront. Maybe these are the only two ECommerce solutions you’re considering, and just maybe you’re not even interested in reading a lengthy article comparing and contrasting and delving into the minutia of what are still two very similar options. If you’re merely looking for an anonymous…

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WordPress Comments Feed 404 Fixed

I logged in to Google Webmaster Tools today and was greeted with a new crawl error, specifically a 404 Not Found for the Comments Feed url https://www.skyverge.com/comments/feed/. I requested the page and sure enough, it was indeed a 404. A quick search turned up a number of threads and discussions regarding this issue, which seems to stem from having a new site without a single comment yet. How embarrassing. Now, let me stop you right…

WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

WooCommerce 1.4 SSL Admin Mixed Content Bug

2/10/2012 Update – The good people of WooCommerce have fixed this issue as of the 1.4.2 release, so the modification described in this article is no longer needed. I have left the rest of the article untouched for historical curiosity. As I described in my most recent news posting, WooCommerce 1.4 while a great update to the excellent E-Commerce offering from WooCommerce, did include at least one very minor bug. This issue would apply only…

WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

WooCommerce 1.4 Released and Reviewed

As announced yesterday on The WooCommerce Blog, WooCommerce 1.4 (and in fact, the same day 1.4.1) has been released. I’ll do my best not to just rehash what’s found in that post, but as they said, for developers this is a big release, and big in a great way from my experience so far. It took only a few minutes to upgrade foxrunsoftware.net to 1.4, and the corresponding new release of the Wootique theme and…

How to Exclude Traffic From Google Analytics in Magento

The Problem There are two typical ways of stopping your internal requests from appearing in and skewing your Google Analytics metrics. Both are outlined in this article from Google, but they boil down to two options: Filter by IP Filter by cookie Both are ok choices, but the first becomes unmanageable without a static IP, and doesn’t fit the laptop-based mobile development style that I prefer; and the second relies upon your ability to set…