WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

How to Create a Simple WooCommerce Payment Gateway

This is post 4 of 4 in the series “Build a WooCommerce Extension” This series walks you through some of the beginner to intermediate skills you’ll need to build your first WooCommerce extension. Widgets, Part Deux: Create a Smart WooCommerce Widget Add Plugin Settings to WooCommerce, Part 1 WooCommerce Class Members Example: Create a WooCommerce Upsell Shortcode How to Create a Simple WooCommerce Payment Gateway Within our series on building a WooCommerce extension, we’ve talked…

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SkyVerge WooCommerce Extensions

Setting minimum and maximum input values with Measurement Price Calculator

A frequent question I get from developers using our Measurement Price Calculator plugin is along these lines: Can I set minimum and maximum input values for measurements? At present, this isn’t possible because (1) a UI for measurement attributes would be a bit tough to do on the current product page without being confusing, and (2) the inputs for measurements are currently text fields, not number inputs. The reason for this was to maintain the…

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SkyVerge WooCommerce Extensions

Limiting Members to One Membership with WooCommerce Memberships

When we built WooCommerce Memberships, one of the biggest requests we had from our surveys and beta testers was to build a plugin that would allow customers to have as many memberships as they wanted to purchase. This became one of the major decisions we made in the initial version, and any customer can have 0 or more memberships. However, some shops want to limit the number of memberships a customer can have, most commonly…

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WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

WooCommerce Class Members Example: Create a WooCommerce Upsell Shortcode

This is post 3 of 4 in the series “Build a WooCommerce Extension” This series walks you through some of the beginner to intermediate skills you’ll need to build your first WooCommerce extension. Widgets, Part Deux: Create a Smart WooCommerce Widget Add Plugin Settings to WooCommerce, Part 1 WooCommerce Class Members Example: Create a WooCommerce Upsell Shortcode How to Create a Simple WooCommerce Payment Gateway When building your first WooCommerce plugins, it’s a good idea…

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Moving WooCommerce Upsells on Product Pages

Your WooCommerce products can have upsells assigned to them so that you can encourage customers to buy different versions or more expensive products while visiting your product page. You can add these under Product Data > Linked Products while editing a product, and the upsells will be shown at the end of your product description. However, most times this is at the bottom of your product page. What if customers don’t end up scrolling all…

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WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

Add Plugin Settings to WooCommerce, Part 1

This is post 2 of 4 in the series “Build a WooCommerce Extension” This series walks you through some of the beginner to intermediate skills you’ll need to build your first WooCommerce extension. Widgets, Part Deux: Create a Smart WooCommerce Widget Add Plugin Settings to WooCommerce, Part 1 WooCommerce Class Members Example: Create a WooCommerce Upsell Shortcode How to Create a Simple WooCommerce Payment Gateway Our series has been going over creating your own plugin,…

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WordPress development tutorials

How to Generate a Post Excerpt Outside the Loop

When you work with WordPress, you become pretty familiar with using the WP_Post object or objects for custom post types. For example, while working with WooCommerce, products use the WC_Product post object (or the object for a class that inherits this, such as WC_Product_Variation). If you’re in the loop while working with posts or custom post types, get_the_excerpt() is a beautiful function, as it returns the excerpt if it’s set by the user, and automatically…

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WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

Widgets, Part Deux: Create a Smart WooCommerce Widget

This is post 1 of 4 in the series “Build a WooCommerce Extension” This series walks you through some of the beginner to intermediate skills you’ll need to build your first WooCommerce extension. Widgets, Part Deux: Create a Smart WooCommerce Widget Add Plugin Settings to WooCommerce, Part 1 WooCommerce Class Members Example: Create a WooCommerce Upsell Shortcode How to Create a Simple WooCommerce Payment Gateway We’ve covered how to create a WooCommerce widget in a…

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month in review

August in Review

While we send out a weekly newsletter (which you should sign up for if you haven’t!), we thought that a monthly recap of changes, updates, and new releases would be a great addition for our blog. We’d like to cover some of what we were up to throughout August and what’s changed with our plugins to share them with you, along with a preview of next month. General updates Subscriptions 2.0 support Memberships v1.3 Product…

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Pagely staging site

How to create a Pagely staging site (for the non-developer)

Chances are that you’ve heard of Pagely, as they were the first company to offer managed WordPress hosting. They’re one of two hosts we recommend, and we migrated all of our own sites to Pagely early this year. One feature that many eCommerce sites need as part of their managed hosting services are staging sites, as these help you test updates and debug issues so you don’t have to deactivate plugins or try out new…

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