WooCommerce: Import California Tax Rates (.csv)

It took me ages to find a way to import ALL California tax rates into WooCommerce. I started by hand, and after a while I said to myself “California is crazy! I wouldn’t want to be an accountant there!”.

As usual, I looked for existing free and premium plugins, but I decided to do it my way. this tutorial gives you a ready-made CSV with all California US tax rates (as of 9 August 2014). Yes, it’s out of date, but you can download it, see how it is built, revise it with the correct rates, and follow the tutorial. Continue reading WooCommerce: Import California Tax Rates (.csv)

WooCommerce: Move Social Sharing @ Single Product Page

JetPack sharing (and other social media sharing plugins) allow you to add social media sharing to your woocommerce products. However, the sharing buttons will only show at the bottom of the “Long description”.

How to move that up a bit, say between the short description and the product tabs? Simply add this function to your functions.php file editor: Continue reading WooCommerce: Move Social Sharing @ Single Product Page

WooCommerce: Remove Additional Information Tab @ Single Product

The “Additional Information” tab on the single product page is somewhat annoying and, honestly, quite useless.

There are 2 simple methods to “hide” it or delete it completely: a CSS and a PHP solution. In the first case, you can input the code in your style.css; in the second case use your child theme’s functions.php.

However, Always remember that PHP is better than CSS: with CSS you load the element and then hide it, while with PHP you stop the element from loading. Clearly, PHP is a better way to do it! Continue reading WooCommerce: Remove Additional Information Tab @ Single Product

WooCommerce: Show Number Of Products Sold on Product Page

WooCommerce database stores the number of products sold.

Therefore, you may want to show such number on the product page, close to the Add To Cart button. As we’ve seen in my book Ecommerce and Beyond, showing the number of sales for each product can increase your sales conversion rate.

All you need is pasting the following code in your functions.php to show it in the product summary. Continue reading WooCommerce: Show Number Of Products Sold on Product Page

WooCommerce: Hide Price & Add to Cart for Logged Out Users

You may want to force users to login in order to see prices and add products to cart.

All you need is pasting the following code in your functions.php (please note: your theme may have overwritten some default WooCommerce functions, hence the code below may not work. Contact me if you need custom code). Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Disable Payment Gateway for Specific User Role

You may want to disable payment gateways depending on the user role or user capability. For example, you may want to disable PayPal for “user role: shop_manager” or enable a specific gateway for “user role: customer”. All you need is pasting the following code in your functions.php Continue reading WooCommerce: Disable Payment Gateway for Specific User Role

WooCommerce: Hide Shipping Rates if Free Shipping Available

If Free Shipping is available, you possibly don’t want to show the other paid shipping options. WooCommerce shows by default all shipping rates that match a given shipping zone, so it’s not possible to achieve this from the settings alone.

You need PHP for that. In this example, we will disable all shipping methods but “Free Shipping” so that free shipping remains the only possible choice. And here’s the code to add to your functions.php 🙂

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WooCommerce: Disable Payment Gateway for a Specific Country

You might want to disable PayPal for non-local customers or enable a specific gateway for only one country… Either way, this is a very common requirement for all of those who trade internationally.

Here’s a simple snippet you can further customize to achieve your objective. Simply pick the payment gateway “slug” you want to disable/enable (“paypal”, “authorize”, “stripe”, etc.) and the country code (US, ES, IE, etc.) and then apply your conditional rules in the plugin below.

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WooCommerce: How to Translate / Rename any String

There are times you don’t want to translate the whole installation of WordPress or one of its plugins (such as WooCommerce) just for renaming one short string. There are times you need to rename a label or a little thing and don’t feel like installing a bloated translation plugin. Thankfully, here’s a little PHP snippet that will work for you instantly. Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Translate / Rename any String