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 is far more upgrade-safe than…

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8 Lessons Learned by building the WooCommerce iPhone App

One of our major goals for the first half of this year was to release the official WooCommerce iPhone app. While we released the app a bit behind schedule (in July), we were still really excited to get our first iOS app out the door and to create a mobile store management tool that we’d want to use ourselves. However, the process of building the app wasn’t entirely smooth sailing, so we figured we’d share…

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How to remove WooCommerce product sorting

We have a quick question today from Gabi: Hi. I’ve tried using your Remove sorting options plugin to remove my dropdown, but removing all options leaves the dropdown there. Is there a change I need to do to remove the empty sorting dropdown? If you’d like to remove some of the built-in WooCommerce sorting options, our WooCommerce Remove Product Sorting can easily do it for you. However, this isn’t the best option if you want…

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WooCommerce iOS version 1.1.2

Hey there! We’d recently updated the WooCommerce iOS app to version 1.1.1, which fixed an irritating bug with phone number formatting. However, we’d noted that we had another patch coming in that post: We’ve also got a version 1.1.2 patch about to be submitted (remember, it takes about a week for Apple to review) that has a workaround for server incompatibilities with some hosts. If you’ve updated your API keys, but you can’t update order…

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WooCommerce iOS 1.1.1 released

Hi there! We just have a quick update for you today. Version 1.1.1 of the WooCommerce iOS app has been released. This patch release includes fixes for a few bugs, as well as phone number formatting being fixed for real 🙂 . We experienced a phone number formatting issues with some countries where a "+1" was being appended because the format was mistaken for a US number, so if you were one of the shops…

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One WooCommerce Theme to Rule Them All: Storefront

Hey folks! In case you haven’t been keeping up with WooCommerce updates, we wanted to share a pretty awesome thing they did with you yesterday. WooCommerce has released Storefront, which is an entirely free WooCommerce theme. And it’s fantastic. Lots of customers end up asking WooCommerce, “Which theme for WooCommerce should I use?” It’s a question we get at SkyVerge, and it’s one I get at Sell with WP frequently as well (which I also…

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WooCommerce iOS 1.1 has landed

Before you read the rest of this article and get excited about the cool things the WooCommerce iOS app has learned how to do, please do one thing for me: Update your API keys for Read / Write capability, not just “Read”. You’ll need this. 😉 In which we make excuses We know many of you have been waiting for this release for a while, and we wanted to say that we’re sorry for the…

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How to Add Content Below WooCommerce Featured Image

Here’s a tiny snippet based a question from Julie: How can I add a notice right below the WooCommerce featured image on the product page? It should say “click to enlarge” right below the image. There’s an action that you can use to add content below featured images, which can be used before or after product thumbnails. The woocommerce_product_thumbnail action is what will help us out. Let’s add a notice that says, “Click to Enlarge”…

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WooConf 2014 Recap

WooConf 2014 Recap

Most of team SkyVerge spent the past week at the first WooCommerce Conference in San Francisco. It was a spectacular week of team fun and learning, and we capped it off with Max and Justin’s first conference presentation. It was great to meet up with some friends we’ve met only online and to see some familiar faces. We met some WooCommerce store owners as well, such as Bradley at Copper Pan Jams (the kiwi jam…

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Changing WooCommerce Custom Order Status Icons

If you’re using the official WooCommerce iPhone app, you may have noticed that custom order statuses have their own icon when displayed in your order details: These handy little icons (designed by Jay Koster) can be added to your WooCommerce “Orders” page as well so they’re consistent throughout your shop and the app. Here’s a quick guide on how to add WooCommerce custom order status icons. You don’t have to be using the iPhone app…

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