WooCommerce: Hide “Thanks for shopping with us” etc. @ Emails

WooCommerce emails come with the following hard-coded (argh!) greetings: ‘Thanks for shopping with us.‘, ‘Thanks for reading.‘, ‘We look forward to seeing you soon.‘, ‘We look forward to fulfilling your order soon.‘, ‘Thanks!‘, ‘We hope to see you again soon.‘ based on the specific email.

While having these greetings in the WooCommerce customer email footer may look nice and friendly, it is unlike WooCommerce to present them without the possibility to “filter” them out (i.e. removing them if you don’t want them).

So, a workaround is necessary. And it’s pretty simple: we just tell WooCommerce to “translate” those strings into empty strings, so that they don’t show. Enjoy! Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide “Thanks for shopping with us” etc. @ Emails

WooCommerce: Remove “Metaboxes” @ Product Edit Admin Page

Let’s say you disabled product tags in your shop. Or maybe your store set up requires no short description. Or even, you want to hide a custom “metabox” (e.g. one of those widgets that appear on the Edit Product page). Either way, removing metaboxes and making the Edit Product page much cleaner is quite easy.

You just need the “ID” of the metabox and its position (‘normal’ or ‘side’, depending on whether it’s in the sidebar or not), and then this little PHP snippet. Enjoy! Continue reading WooCommerce: Remove “Metaboxes” @ Product Edit Admin Page

WooCommerce: Remove Jetpack Ads @ WP Dashboard

Here’s a quick snippet to disable those (annoying) Jetpack ads and upsells that show in the WordPress dashboard if WooCommerce is active. Thankfully, Jetpack provides us with a filter, and hiding those banners is quite easy. Pity there is no option in the settings (as of now).

Here’s the 1-line PHP snippet for you – add it to your websites and avoid annoying banners for all users. Enjoy! Continue reading WooCommerce: Remove Jetpack Ads @ WP Dashboard

WooCommerce: Set Default Dashboard Login Page to “Products”

When you log in to the WordPress dashboard and WooCommerce is active, you might want to be redirected to a different page rather than the default “Dashboard” one.

For example, you might want to go directly to the “Products” admin page, or maybe to the “WooCommerce > Orders” page. Or, if you are like me on my development website, you want to go straight to the WordPress editor’s functions.php file ๐Ÿ˜€

Either way, saving time on login is what we’re chasing here. Pick your default login page, and then use the two snippets below to target actual logins and direct accesses to wp-admin. Enjoy! Continue reading WooCommerce: Set Default Dashboard Login Page to “Products”

WooCommerce: Send Email to Admin Every 3 Hours (Cron Job)

This snippet consists of many WooCommerce tasks: setting up a “WordPress Cron Job” (i.e. schedule a hook that runs on a specific time interval), getting the WooCommerce completed orders from the database, and finally sending a simple email to the store admin.

Complex, but as usual you can simply copy/paste and re-adapt it to your unique specifications. For example, I’m using it to send a survey email to each customer who has placed an order. There are thousands of applications, so this is just the start. Enjoy! Continue reading WooCommerce: Send Email to Admin Every 3 Hours (Cron Job)

WooCommerce: Disable Update Notifications @ WordPress Dashboard

We talked a lot about safely updating WooCommerce. The same applies to WordPress core, other plugins, themes… WordPress is such a delicate piece of software that you should ALWAYS know what to do before actually doing it ๐Ÿ™‚

Sometimes, website managers feel great about clicking on that “Update Now” link in their WordPress dashboard. It seems – and it is – so easy. Problem is, they’ll likely break the website.

The best way of doing this properly is to run the updates (as well as custom code, plugin tests, design changes) on a “staging environment“, which should be provided by your hosting company.

Either way, those “Update Now” links are too dangerous. Only you (the developer) need to know that – while it’d be better if the other users who have access to the dashboard didn’t see anything and concentrated on WooCommerce orders or WordPress post and content editing.

Clearly, there is a way to disable the update notifications on a per-user basis or, even easier, to only have 1 user (possibly you) see these. The snippet is a little complex, but there is a lot of literature online – this is the one that worked for me! Continue reading WooCommerce: Disable Update Notifications @ WordPress Dashboard

WooCommerce: Add Column to Users Dashboard Table

On the admin side, you might need to display WooCommerce information inside the users table (WordPress Dashboard > Users). For example, their billing country. Or maybe some custom calculation e.g. the number of completed orders.

Either way, this is super easy. First, we add a new column – second, we tell what content should go inside it. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Column to Users Dashboard Table

WooCommerce: Always Display Single Variation Price

When a variable product has the same price for all variations, a unique price is shown to website users i.e. the one at the top of the page. However, this behaves differently when each variation has its own unique price – in this case the single variation price shows after a variation is selected.

Now, this can be good or this can be bad – it depends. So in this snippet we’ll see a quick fix to make this behavior consistent i.e. showing the variation price after selection every time, no matter the conditions.

Thankfully, it’s literally one line of PHP. Enjoy! Continue reading WooCommerce: Always Display Single Variation Price

WooCommerce: Rename Product Description Tab Label @ Single Product Page

Product tabs show on the single product page, right below the image gallery. Tab labels are “Description”, “Additional Information”, “Reviews” by default – but what if you wish to rename them into something more relevant to your users?

Here’s a simple PHP snippet you can copy/paste into your child theme’s functions.php file to immediately change the “Description” tab name – enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading WooCommerce: Rename Product Description Tab Label @ Single Product Page

WooCommerce: Remove “Description” Heading @ Single Product Tabs

When you are on the single product page, and you have a non-empty product long description, a “Description” tab appears below the product images. Unfortunately, not only the tab label is “Description”, but also the tab H2 heading. This sounds and looks horrible, so here’s a way to completely remove it.

Alternatively, you can use this other snippet in order to rename it: https://businessbloomer.com/woocommerce-rename-product-description-single-product-page/ Continue reading WooCommerce: Remove “Description” Heading @ Single Product Tabs

WooCommerce: Send a Custom Email on Order Status Change

If you use custom WooCommerce order statuses, or wish to target an order status transition that is not default (e.g. when order goes from “Processing” to “Completed”, the Completed email triggers – but what if you want to target a transition from “Processing” to “Custom Status”?), sending custom emails is quite complex.

First of all, they won’t show under WooCommerce > Settings > Emails (unless you code it, true) – second, no email will trigger. So, how do they do it?

Continue reading WooCommerce: Send a Custom Email on Order Status Change

WooCommerce: Add Plus & Minus Buttons To Add to Cart Quantity Input

Here’s a quick snippet you can simply copy/paste to show a “+” and a “-” on each side of the quantity number input on the WooCommerce single product page.

This snippet comes with a jQuery script as well, as we need to detect whether the plus or minus are clicked and consequently update the quantity input. jQuery might look difficult to many, but the beauty of this is that you don’t need to have a degree in jQuery – just copy/paste and see the magic happen.

Note: you will probably also require some additional CSS, as your theme might give a “float” to the quantity DIV while by default HTML buttons take inline-block. I’ve added some CSS valid for the Storefront theme below. Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Plus & Minus Buttons To Add to Cart Quantity Input

WooCommerce: Display “NEW” Badge on Recent Products

We already have a nice “SALE” badge by default with WooCommerce (as well as the “OUT OF STOCK”) one. These show on the shop page once certain conditions are met.

Now, what if we wanted to show a “NEW” badge for products added in the last 30 days? This would certainly grab the customer attention, and also communicate the fact your shop is constantly updating with new products and content (well, good for Google too, right?).

So, how do they do it? (Sounds like one of those Discovery Channel shows…)

Well, here’s a simple snippet for you; simply copy/paste into your functions.php and magically a “NEW” badge will show (note: CSS is not provided, you’ll need to adjust it based on your current theme and custom styles). Continue reading WooCommerce: Display “NEW” Badge on Recent Products

WooCommerce: Display Required Field Errors “Inline” @ Checkout

If you’re familiar with the upcoming Gutenberg editor, you’ll know there have been a million doubts in regard to accessibility. So, accessibility matters – and WooCommerce has a few issues as well.

One interesting accessibility fix is the error notification system on the checkout page. Yes, the missing fields error show on top of the page when trying to place an order, but once you scroll down to fill them out again you might need a reminder of which field is missing without having to scroll back up to check the error.

This is quite difficult to explain, so take a look at the screenshot. The suggestion here is to also add “inline” error notifications (“XYZ is a required field“) right above each field, so that the user knows exactly what to do. So, let’s see how it’s done. Continue reading WooCommerce: Display Required Field Errors “Inline” @ Checkout

WooCommerce: Change Product Permalinks @ Shop / Loop Pages

A BloomerArmada fan asked me a very interesting question: how can I link each product in the shop page to its own custom landing page as opposed to the default permalink?

Of course this applies when you don’t want to use the default single product page for all or some products. Clearly, you could set up a 301 redirect from the single product page to the landing page – that will help for SEO as well. But if this is temporary, or you need to still give access to the single product page later on, then a redirect is no good.

So, here’s how you can override the default permalink. Continue reading WooCommerce: Change Product Permalinks @ Shop / Loop Pages

WooCommerce: Move / Remove Coupon Form @ Cart & Checkout

Coupons: the good, the bad and the ugly. WooCommerce coupon codes are great to convert more sales – but sometimes they get users to pause / stop placing the order until they find a coupon code online (you did it too, I know).

One good workaround that the internet giants such as Amazon and eBay have implemented is to hide the coupon form until an email is entered, or alternatively to move the coupon code to the bottom of the Cart page. This is a very smart move, and gets the user to concentrate on the Cart / Checkout details before entering or searching for a coupon.

So the question is – how to move the coupon code form in the Cart page and remove it from the Checkout page? Well, as usual, a bit of PHP can help us. Here’s how it’s done! Continue reading WooCommerce: Move / Remove Coupon Form @ Cart & Checkout

WooCommerce: Disable Tracking if Order Failed @ Thank You Page

The “woocommerce_thankyouhook fires on the Thank You page once an order is placed. Most tracking functions like Google Analytics, affiliate commission plugins and other WooCommerce extensions rely on “woocommerce_thankyou” to run their code.

Problem is – “woocommerce_thankyou” is ALSO called if an order fails (i.e. payment did not go through). Now, unless the plugin is smart enough in its own functions to exclude failed orders, which doesn’t happen often I’m afraid, we need to find a way NOT to run “woocommerce_thankyou” if an order fails. Case study: a client uses a third party affiliate plugin, this plugin hooks into “woocommerce_thankyou“, but they don’t want to calculate conversions when an order fails.

So here you go! Continue reading WooCommerce: Disable Tracking if Order Failed @ Thank You Page

WooCommerce: Remove Cart Product Link @ Cart Page

We’ve already seen how to remove the product permalink from the “order table” (the one you see on the Thank you page, My account pages and emails). Thsi time, we’re looking at doing the same thing on the Cart page, which uses different “hooks” than the order pages and therefore requires its own snippet.

Here’s how it’s done – as usual 1 PHP line is sufficient! Continue reading WooCommerce: Remove Cart Product Link @ Cart Page