Code

How to Safely Add Custom Code to WordPress Sites

There are many times that you want to tweak plugins, add a code snippet, or change some styling for your WordPress site. However, many users make these changes in a way that’s not viable for the long-term. For example, these changes shouldn’t be put into your parent WordPress theme, as they’ll be overridden when you update your theme (the same goes for plugins). Some users use this as a reason not to update themes or…

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Social Login

WooCommerce Social Login

New extension alert! We know that many of you have been waiting for this one, so we’re really pumped to release WooCommerce Social Login out into the wild 🙂 . Want to pick it up by 11am EST on August 13? Use the coupon code woocommerce-social-login for 25% off! Sounds Cool. What does this do? eCommerce has been growing rapidly and will continue to do so. As more users purchase from online stores, they’ve discovered…

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Creating a WooCommerce Pre-Sales Form

If you have products that typically prompt pre-sales questions from potential customers, you’ll want an easy-to-manage, quick way to add a pre-sales form to your product pages. There are a couple of easy ways to add a pre-sales submission to your product pages without code or adjusting product templates. Both methods will use a product tab to display your pre-sales inquiry form. Method 1: Product Enquiry WooCommerce has a plugin available to do just this:…

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WordPress plugins vs themes

Why Use Plugins Instead of Theme Changes?

Since we develop a lot of plugins (mostly for WooCommerce) and do some custom development, we get a lot of questions on best practices or recommendations for adding functionality to a site. Many times we’ll provide suggestions or guidance and tell people they should create a custom plugin, which prompts the question, “Couldn’t I just modify my theme template or buy a theme with this built-in this instead? I don’t want to have too many…

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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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WooCommerce extension updates & releases

3 New WooCommerce Extensions

Hi all! We’re excited to share that we have three new extensions for WooCommerce that were just released yesterday. Quick, grab them for 35% off within the next couple days! Admin Custom Order Fields First, Admin Custom Order Fields has deployed, which takes you one step closer towards using WordPress and WooCommerce as a CRM rather than just an eCommerce platform. Admin Custom Order Fields (ACOF) will allow you to create text field, drop-downs, checkboxes,…

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WooCommerce extension updates & releases

New WooCommerce Product Documents Extension

We’re very excited to announce the release of another great WooCommerce extension! We’ve just released the WooCommerce Product Documents Extension, which allows you to create an accordion-style menu to display any supplementary documentation you want to post for customers for any product in your store. Want to post some sample chapters and images for an ebook? Use Product Documents! Need to post technical specifications or assembly instructions? It’s easy! The more information you can give…

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How to Display WooCommerce Products by Subcategory

I recently released a WooCommerce plugin that allows you to organize your products by subcategory in your shop and catalog pages. This extension grew out of a client’s request to alter the standard WooCommerce catalog page layout to show nested child categories on his catalog pages, along with any products that belong to those categories; this is in contrast to the standard catalog pages which simply display all products assigned to the current and any…

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WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

How to Display MSRP Price on WooCommerce Shop Pages

The WooCommerce MSRP Pricing plugin allows you to set an MSRP price for your products and display it on the product page. But what if you want the MSRP displayed on the category/catalog/shop pages? The following is one solution, which will display the MSRP just before the regular product price in the catalog pages. You may need to do a little CSS style tweaking of the displayed MSRP price, depending on your theme and the…

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WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

Creating a Custom Plugin For Your WooCommerce Shop

I plan to put together a mini series covering the basics of properly planning, engineering, launching and maintaining a WooCommerce shop. In the future as I write additional articles I will link them together, for now this first article will cover the basics of creating a custom plugin for your WooCommerce site, and provide you with a plugin skeleton to download and use as a starting point. This article assumes a familiarity with basic WordPress…

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