How to Check if the WooCommerce Cart is Empty

We had an interesting question the other day from a user who wanted to know if it’s possible to do something only when the WooCommerce cart is empty. WooCommerce core includes several handy methods that can help you out with this, but lots of tutorials show a cart-empty check with the $woocommerce global. However, this is only necessary if working with WooCommerce 2.0 or earlier. You can instead use the WC() global function to cut…

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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 Output the WooCommerce SKU via Shortcode

Today’s Ask SkyVerge question is from Ted: I’m trying to embed the WooCommerce SKU of the product being viewed into a link in short product description for that product. Basically, I’d like to pass the SKU (aka video ID) into a link over to a generic streaming video page. This is an interesting idea, and something that we could easily implement using a shortcode. As we can’t directly insert PHP into our post content, a…

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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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How to Change the WooCommerce Return to Shop Button

Here’s a really quick guide on tweaking your WooCommerce shop. Some of you aren’t using the typical shop catalog page to sell your product – you may be doing some cool things like using a pricing table or landing pages for your products instead. If this is the case, you don’t want the shop archive with your products in your store. However, your empty cart may betray you. There’s this insidious little button that doesn’t…

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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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Ask SkyVerge: WooCommerce Align Add to Cart Buttons

Today’s question comes from Nelson: Is there a way to align the “Add to Cart” or “Select Options” buttons on the shop pages? When the product names are different lengths, or some products have reviews and some don’t, the buttons are misaligned. This would make it look much more professional. Thanks! Unfortunately, this will depend heavily on your theme. However, it may be possible with a bit of CSS to change the way these buttons…

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Helpful WooCommerce 2.2 Hints

Hello everyone! WooCommerce 2.2 brought about some exciting changes to the core plugin, such as the ability to process refunds, and a method for payment gateways to automatically process refunds via your merchant account directly from WooCommerce. We’re already working on adding refund support to our major gateways, so keep your eyes on the changelogs 😉 . If you want to read a review of all of the changes, you can check out this detailed…

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