WooCommerce reviews + tutorials

WooCommerce Sample Data

A sometimes overlooked, but useful feature of WooCommerce 1.5.3 is the included dummy data file, which can be imported to create a number of products, and even attaches product images! This is useful when setting up test/development environments and you want a range of products available without having to manually create them. Step 1 – Locate the Dummy Data File The sample data file is included with the woocommerce plugin. To verify you do indeed…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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