I had the pleasure to speak at the Dublin WordPress Meetup in March 2018. The presentation title was “How to Sell A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G with WordPress + WooCommerce”, aimed at both beginners and more advanced designers.
Some of those who are only starting with WordPress didn’t know you can transform ANY WordPress install into an Ecommerce website in a matter of minutes.
Those who are pretty familiar with it, on the other end, they’re maybe entrepreneurs who want to set up a Marketplace, a Membership site, a Classified Ads platform or implement some of those Ecommerce features only Amazon and Ebay seem to be able to code with their million dollar budgets. Continue reading How to Sell ANYTHING with WordPress + WooCommerce: WP Dublin 2018 Slides
AKA “Ajax Search” (displaying search suggestions while a WooCommerce user is typing something in the search bar), is a brilliant idea for all of you ecommerce entrepreneurs.
Saving time to a potential customer is your number one goal. Besides, if your website has a lot of traffic, search should be one of your sales propositions (look at Amazon and eBay to see how prominent the search bar is).
Enabling “Ajax Search” in WooCommerce is actually pretty easy. This time, there is no snippet, but a good combination of free and premium plugins that do the job.
Please note – in this article we will be covering the “Ajax Search” plugins and not the product filtering ones, which are fairly different in regard to the functionality they provide.
So, what are the most reliable “Search Suggestion” plugins for WooCommerce? Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Show Product Search Suggestions?
Building the next Amazon is everyone’s dream.
Allowing sellers to use your online platform to reach wider audiences without holding stock, investing in shipping and warehousing and – let’s be honest – with a few dollars budget… is actually possible in WooCommerce.
The WooCommerce Multi-Vendor/Marketplace scenarios are many – not a surprise. And sometimes, a plugin is all you need to build an Amazon-alike website. Not bad for a small investment – you can focus on the marketing while the WooCommerce plugin does the rest.
However, building a full website, no matter its project specifications, is never easy. Many WooCommerce and ecommerce entrepreneur underestimate how much work, caution, attention, patience and money are needed to complete an online platform. Nothing is free – if something looks doable with a $79 plugin you also need to consider the cost of time, outsourcing, marketing and third parties (such as picking a reliable hosting).
Anyway, today we’ll take a look at the 3 best plugins for turning a WooCommerce website into a multi-vendor marketplace, including a simple PHP snippet that might just be enough for you. Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Build a Multi-Vendor Website (Marketplace)?
Ever wondered how you could add a new product type to WooCommerce admin (on top of the default Simple, Variable, Grouped and External)?
Well, while I was coding this for a client I found a lot of literature online – but nothing really worked for the latest WooCommerce release.
So, here’s the working fix! Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Create a New Product Type
Adding and displaying custom fields on WooCommerce products is quite simple. For example, you can add a “RRP/MSRP” field to a product, or maybe use ACF and display its value on the single product page.
Easy, yes. Unfortunately, the above only applies to products without variations (or the parent product only if it’s a variable product). So the question is: how do we add, save and display a custom field for each single variation? Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Custom Field to Each Product Variation
Not all WooCommerce websites are born equal. Sometimes a price and an add to cart button are just not enough.
B2B platforms, wholesalers and high-ticket businesses are usually quite flexible with their pricing and might need to give customers the freedom to request a quote.
Correct, WooCommerce can be used as a quoting engine as opposed to a standard ecommerce website (or both can be enabled at the same time if there are two different audiences).
As usual, there are different solutions. In this article, we’ll see how to use a simple code snippet to show a contact form on the single product page, we’ll see which free plugins are available on WordPress.org and – of course – we will also take a look at more advanced, premium extensions.
Either way, the beauty about WooCommerce is that with the click of a button you can customize the way it behaves! Continue reading How to Enable WooCommerce Customers to Request a Quote?
If you got here it’s because you’re looking to increase your sales conversion rate.
Correct, if I’m based in Europe I’d love paying in Euros, while if I was based in US, I wouldn’t fancy the same.
There are many WooCommerce currency switcher plugins out there, but there is one that stands out from the crowd. Continue reading How to Charge WooCommerce Users in Their Own Currency?
Yet another million dollar question… not! In fact, the answer is pretty damn easy: you should use both payment gateways on your WooCommerce checkout (sorry about the spoiler). And here’s the proof. Continue reading Should I use PayPal or Stripe @ WooCommerce Checkout?
As a WooCommerce user, WooCommerce blogger and WooCommerce developer I often hear this question: “What’s the best hosting for WooCommerce?“.
Well, first and foremost, there is no “best” hosting for WooCommerce (and WordPress in general). There are so many choices out there that defining the “best” is impossible. Besides, if there were a “best” hosting platform, there would be only one hosting company left in business. Continue reading What’s the Best Hosting for a WooCommerce Website?
I had the pleasure to co-organise the very first WordCamp Dublin this year. We welcomed 26 amazing speakers, 250 attendees, incredible sponsors and enjoyed a great venue and tasty food.
Just because organising, MCing, managing speakers and writing website content were not enough, I also decided to run a 45mins workshop titled “WooCommerce Customization Masterclass” and I have to say I received great feedback despite the lack of voice, sleep and energy (thank you)!
I spoke briefly about WooCommerce customization, my WooCommerce visual hook guides, the difference between snippets and plugins and finally demoed a few snippets to add, remove and move WooCommerce content to/from the Single Product Page.
Continue reading WooCommerce Customization Masterclass: WordCamp Dublin 2017 Slides & Video
This is a nice follow up from last week’s snippet “WooCommerce: Slashed Cart Subtotal if Coupon @ Cart“, where I showed how to display original/discounted cart total on the same totals table row.
This time, I want to let users know the original and discounted cart item (product) amount after a certain coupon is applied. Who knows – this might improve your Cart U/X 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Display Cart Item Subtotal With Coupon Discount
This is a nice snippet to let users know what the original cart amount was by slashing the price and showing the price after the discount on the same line (subtotal). You can then hide the coupon code line if you wish 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Slashed Cart Subtotal if Coupon @ Cart
In the past, WooCommerce cart and checkout pages used to show “$0.00” beside each free shipping rate. But given that many freelance clients requested this customization, today we’re bringing this back to life with just a few lines of PHP 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Display $0.00 Amount For Free Shipping Rates
You’re filling out your tax reports… and then find out WooCommerce doesn’t give you this calculation by default!
Don’t cry 🙂 Today I’ll show you a quick snippet to calculate that in a second. Feel free to change the year, the country and the states in the snippet. Continue reading WooCommerce: Calculate Sales by State
Recently I was on a coaching call with a client and the “Free Sample” challenge came up. Client has 400+ products on the website and had no intention of adding a free variation to each product manually.
So, I promised to myself I was going to study a different approach. And today you get it completely free. Needless to say, a comment and a social media share are much appreciated 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Order a “Free Sample” @ Single Product Page
I’ve been wanting to publish this guide for a long while. As a freelancer, every day I repeat many operations that make me waste time – and one of them is indeed “How to get ____ if I have the $product variable/object?”.
For example, “How can I get the product SKU”? Or “How can I get the product short description”? Or maybe the product stock level, shipping class, tax class, price, regular price, sale price, and so on… hopefully this article will save you time 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Easily Get Product Info (ID, SKU, $) from $product Object
WooCommerce.com is dropping its 50% extension renewals, and moving to a 100% renewal business model.
I found this out at WCEU 2017 and then via WP Tavern. Unfortunately, this announcement is not on WooCommerce blog, on its social media channels or even Automattic.
And yes, this is retroactive – we are now all paying 100% renewals. So, let’s see what I think about this “still not official” news. Continue reading My Take on WooCommerce.com Switching to 100% Renewals
Here’s a very simple snippet that achieves a very complex task – what if you wanted to force your Cart to charge a deposit or a fixed fee, no matter the product price?
Well, thankfully WooCommerce is pretty flexible and a lot of workarounds can be found. In this case, forcing the checkout to a fixed amount (e.g. $100) is as simple as applying a negative “cart fee” to make the total become $100.
Sounds like Japanese? Great – here’s why you’re on Business Bloomer. Copy the snippet, apply it to your test WooCommerce site and see the magic happen – without knowing anything about coding! Continue reading WooCommerce: Force Cart to Specific Amount (Deposit)
I’m just back at my desk, after 4 amazing days in Paris for WordCamp Europe 2017! To make it easier on you, I’m now going to tell you my opinion without spending too much time.
Reading time: 5 minutes! Continue reading #WCEU Paris 2017: My 5-minutes Opinion
A #BloomerArmada fan had a nice challenge with a client – how to display the total amount of sales generated by a given coupon code?
And, as fans are VIPs to me, I was able to create this snippet and make this blog skip the queue of contents I have in my long list – so there you go! Continue reading WooCommerce: Calculate Sales by Coupon Code