I developed a custom payment gateway plugin for a client, who wanted to add a similar method to “cod” (cash on delivery). FYI, he wanted to add a method called “card on delivery”. I simply duplicated the code, added the PHP to a file, made a plugin and gave him the plugin zip file. And everything was working great… until he did a test checkout. Continue reading WooCommerce: Fixing Fatal error Call to undefined function wc_get_order()
Sometimes solutions are very simple, and you don’t need rocket science to fix your issue! A client of mine needed to hide a category from the Product Categories Shortcode ([ product_categories]). A rare issue, but once again a quick fix! Here’s how you do it. Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide a Category from
This is an interesting topic. A WordPress/WooCommerce client could not add CSS via the usual way. In fact, Gravity Forms plugin (and in particular the “directory” extension), stores entries in the database BUT the directory page and the entries filtered list have the same classes, ids, and cannot be “targeted” with CSS.
Long story short, and Gravity Form or not Gravity Form, here’s the snippet you can use to add CSS to any WordPress page as long as you know its URL.Continue reading WordPress: How to Add CSS to a Specific Page URL
A client asked me to customize the Product Categories Widget that comes included with WooCommerce. She wanted to show ONLY the current category and its children subcategories. Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Hide non-current Categories in the Product Categories Widget
If you have special shipping options, or want people to “see” the shipping fields by default, you want that section ALWAYS visible. Here’s how you do it. Continue reading WooCommerce: “Ship to a Different Address” opened by default
A client asked me to completely remove the message that appears after you add a product to the cart from the product page. This is simply done by using a PHP snippet, so here’s the quick fix for you! Continue reading WooCommerce: Remove / Edit “Added to Your Cart” Message
I worked with a client who uses the Shipstation plugin. After updating to the latest version of WooCommerce (2.2), the plugin stopped working and its tab under “settings” could not be clicked. On top, some of the dropdowns got broken. Here’s the fix, hoping that Shipstation updates the plugin asap. Continue reading [resolved] WooCommerce: Shipstation plugin is broken
How can you redirect customers to a beautifully looking, custom, product-specific thank you page?
Thankfully you can simply add some PHP code to your functions.php and define a redirect to a custom URL (as opposed to the default order-received endpoint). This is a great chance for you to add specific up-sells, social media share and other information that could help you convert additional sales.Continue reading WooCommerce: Redirect to Custom Thank you Page
WooCommerce functions add the shipping method label on the Cart totals, on the left hand side of the price. This ruins the price amounts alignment (subtotal, shipping, taxes, total) and many clients have asked me to remove it completely. Here’s how you do it! Continue reading WooCommerce: Remove Shipping Labels @ Cart (e.g. “Flat Rate”)
A client, clearly from a European English-speaking country (not many, uh?), wanted to change the cart page when it says “Shipping” or “Shipping and Handling” in the totals table. The same string appears on the checkout page. As it’s only 1 string, my favourite method is by implementing a very simple PHP function, that needs to be placed in your functions.php file. Continue reading WooCommerce: edit or translate “Shipping and Handling” on the Cart & Checkout page
Sometimes you may want to add a prefix or a suffix to your prices. It could be something like “From…”, “Only…”, “…tax free” and so on. The first good news is this is very easy to do with a WooCommerce filter (remember, filters change the value of an existing variable, while actions add content). The second good news is that you don’t need to know PHP, just copy/paste my snippet! Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Prefix / Suffix to Product Prices
For some reason, sometimes you add products to cart but the cart page stays empty (even if you can clearly see the cart widget has products). But don’t worry – it might just be a simple cache issue (and if you don’t know what cache is that’s no problem either).
Here’s your “Empty Cart” troubleshooting check-list you can follow without any technical knowledge. Continue reading WooCommerce: Solving the “Cart is Empty” issue
In some countries there is no Postcode/ZIP (such as Ireland!). How do we make the Postcode/ZIP field not required, or how do we completely remove it? The answer is very simple. Continue reading WooCommerce: Disable PostCode/Zip Field on the Checkout Page
Interesting issue. A client found out that if you push the “enter” on your keyboard while on the WooCommerce Checkout page, the form will be automatically submitted. Ouch! What if the customer wanted to use a different shipping method? What if “enter” is pushed by mistake? So, here’s how you disable it. Continue reading WooCommerce: Disable Keyboard “Enter” on Checkout Page
On a website using USD and WooCommerce Subscriptions, a weird error showed up. After doing a bit of research, I found out that orders above $999.99 were showing as $1 on the Cart and Checkout page. Pretty weird! Here’s how I fixed it. Continue reading WooCommerce: Fix for Wrong Order Total
A very common issue: sometimes (mostly with affiliates online stores), WooCommerce product titles are way too long. On top of this, you may also want to keep the shop experience consistent, and make all the WooCommerce product titles of the same length. This is how you do it. Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Shorten Product Titles
This is a very cool snippet that many of you should use to increase your average order value. Ecommerce customers who are near the “free shipping” threshold will try to add more products to cart in order to qualify for free shipping. It’s pure psychology.
Here’s how we show a simple message on the WooCommerce Cart page. Enjoy!Continue reading WooCommerce: “You Only Need $$$ to Get Free Shipping!” @ Cart
When importing a big export file from another site, or when installing dummy data from your template developer, the error “the uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini” is likely to show. Here’s what you can do to fix it. Continue reading WooCommerce: Fix the “uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini” error
I think this is a major flow in WooCommerce and I’m surprised they still haven’t thought about it! A client of mine had to create a brand new payment gateway – but unless you login to WordPress you can’t find out what the payment method was from the order emails. Here’s how to fix it. Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Payment Method to Order Emails
Interesting WooCommerce customization here. A client of mine asked me to hide/remove prices from the shop page and category pages as she wanted to drive more customers to the single product pages (i.e. increasing the click-through rate).
As usual, a simple PHP snippet does the trick. I never recommend to use CSS to “hide” prices, as they would still be visible in the code – PHP stops the prices from loading, so they’re invisible to the user. Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide Prices on the Shop & Category Pages