WooCommerce: Add Product to Cart On Visit Programmatically

Quite an interesting functionality! A WooCommerce client wanted their Cart pre-filled with one product as soon as their customers accessed the website. I don’t remember the exact reason, but this could be useful when you want to give them a free product by default, or you want to send your visitors straight to checkout with a product already in the cart without letting them add anything first.

Adding an item to cart programmatically is the same as “automatically”. Basically, all users will have a default, non-empty Cart filled with an item of your choice. So, let’s see how this snippet works!

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WooCommerce Visual Hook Guide: Archive / Shop / Cat Pages

I’ve created a visual HTML hook guide for the WooCommerce Archive Page (which is the same page for the Shop, Category, Tag pages). This visual guide belongs to my “Visual Hook Guide Series“, that I’ve put together so that you can find WooCommerce hooks quickly and easily by seeing their actual locations (and you can also copy/paste). If you like this guide and it is helpful to you, let me know in the comments!

Thanks to this WooCommerce Archive Visual Hooks Guide, you can now go to your template’s functions.php file and use “add_action(‘place-hook-here’,’your-PHP-function-here’);” – you can then place your custom functions exactly where you like them to be. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce Visual Hook Guide: Single Product Page

Here’s a visual hook guide for the WooCommerce Single Product Page. This is part of my “Visual Hook Guide Series“, through which you can find WooCommerce hooks quickly and easily by seeing their actual locations (and you can copy/paste). If you like this guide and it’s helpful to you, let me know in the comments!

Now that you know the product page hooks, you can override the WooCommerce Single Product Page via your child theme’s functions. You can remove default elements (for example, the featured image, the add to cart form, related products…), you can add your custom elements by picking the correct positioned “hook” and triggering your function, and you can even “move” existing elements. Need a video tutorial? Watch it now →

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WooCommerce Visual Hook Guide: Cart Page

I’ve put together a visual (yet, you can copy/paste!) hook guide for the WooCommerce Cart Page. If you like this and it is helpful to you, let me know in the comments and I’ll create another one for the checkout, single product page and my account page.

You can find WooCommerce Cart hooks quickly and easily by seeing their actual locations. Great thing is – all you need to do in your functions.php is “add_action(‘place-hook-here’,’your-PHP-function-here’);” and you can place your custom functions anywhere on the WooCommerce Cart Page. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Show Product Custom Field in the Category Pages

A client asked me to show a given custom field in the loop (i.e. Shop page, Category pages, Tag pages = anywhere woocommerce products are returned). Interestingly enough, she didn’t want to show the product short description (see “show product short description on the homepage only” snippet) but a custom field, so here’s how you do it! Continue reading WooCommerce: Show Product Custom Field in the Category Pages

WooCommerce: Add Checkout Fee for a Payment Gateway (e.g. PayPal)

Here’s a simple PHP snippet to add a fee to the checkout for every payment or for a specific payment gateway.

Please do remember that for certain payment gateways such as PayPal, adding checkout fees is currently against their Terms of Service so make sure to check this first.

As usual, this needs to be copied and pasted in your child theme’s functions.php file. Enjoy!

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