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).
Here’s how you can add a “calendar” field on the WooCommerce checkout page, let people decide the delivery date, and save this value in the order.
It took me ages to implement this for a client (it was much more complex, with available dates, different calendars based on different shipping zones, max weight per day, etc) so I thought of sharing the basic snippet with you! Enjoy 🙂
A client of mine asked me to code a checkbox on the single product page called “Is this a gift?”. They noticed that their customers who want to gift the product to a friend get confused with the “Shipping to a different address” form in the WooCommerce checkout.
Well, get ready for a 2,700+ words article: becoming a WooCommerce expert won’t take you just a couple of days.
A few months won’t be enough either.
If you want to join that very small group of advanced freelancers and agencies that exclusively work with WooCommerce clients and charge top dollar, if you want to become a WooCommerce authority and build a successful career, if you want clients to come to you as opposed to you chasing them, well – you need to digest and assimilate what I’m about to tell you.
In this (long) article I will help you understand what is advanced WooCommerce, and then break this down into 5 simple steps.
Five makes-a-lot-of-sense steps you should follow in order to complete your journey.
So, want to become a WooCommerce ninja? A WooCommerce wrangler? A WooCommerce guru?
How do you make sure your shipping, taxes and currency settings are working properly when they depend on geolocation and you can only test from a single world location?
WooCommerce uses a free geolocation service called MaxMind. By default this is active via the settings but can be disabled. The set of functions (or class) that WooCommerce uses is in the /includes folder, and it’s called Class WC_Geolocation.
In the redesign of Business Bloomer homepage, launched recently, I wanted to add some “personalization” to the main headline. In detail, I wanted to make use of PHP and WooCommerce inbuilt MaxMind Geolocation (when enabled from the General Settings Tab of course) to print a custom greeting on the screen.
I’ve been wanting to publish this guide for a long while. As a WooCommerce development 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.
Of course, not always you have access to the $product variable (I’m talking about WooCommerce hooks for example), so you’re also required to understand your case scenario and see if you can “get” that $product object in another way.
For example, you might know the $product_id. In this case, you have to find a way to “get the $product object from $product_id” – you find this example below.
Other examples might be the order or the cart pages. Once again, in here you don’t really have a $product available, so you have to loop through the order/cart items and “get” it. After that, you can then calculate and get any piece of information you require out of $product. Enjoy!
Another interesting snippet that could come very handy. How do we show the product dimensions (height, width, length) in the shop / category / tag / loop pages? This could be a handy trick for shops that calculate shipping rates based on volume, or when the volume is a vital piece of data customers need to know before proceeding further. Either way, enjoy!
I’m curious to know how many had the same problem. At WooCommerce checkout, some user fields such as billing_name, shipping_address_1, etc. are automatically saved into the “WordPress User Profile” upon processing.
I invoice clients via WooCommerce, and then send them the “Invoice Email”, which takes them to the “Order Pay” page. Of course, I want to give them the option to pay via “Bank Transfer” (bacs), but I don’t want this to be visible on the default checkout page.
A North European client told me they’re really strict about billing and shipping addresses over there. Couriers usually require a separate “House Number” in order to dispatch packages within those countries.
This must be therefore placed on the checkout, BESIDE the “Address_1” field and made required. Also, it’s a good idea to make this show in the Admin Order, thank you page and notification Emails.
WooCommerce Customizers: the Visual Hook Guide is back 🙂
Here’s a visual HTML hook guide for the WooCommerce Emails. 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.
Let me know in the comments if this resource it’s helpful and how! Enjoy 🙂
Let’s imagine you want to add a custom checkout field (not an additional billing or shipping field) on the WooCommerce Checkout page. For example, it might be a customer licence number – this has got nothing to do with billing and nothing to do with shipping.
Ideally, this could be something that should show above the checkout order notes – so yes, not in the billing or shipping form. So, here’s how you do it – hope it helps you understand that anything is possible!
Hey WooCustomizers, the Visual Hook Guide is back 🙂
In this episode, I’ve created a visual HTML hook guide for the WooCommerce Account Pages (there are multiple pages such as the My Account as logged in user, My Account as logged out, etc). 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 in seconds unlike other “hook sniffer plugins” out there. Let me know in the comments what you think about this resource!
An annoying thing for sellers based in Ireland (for example), is that we still don’t use post codes (they recently introduced them, but nobody’s using them). So, in today’s task, I want to show you how to disable the “REQUIRED” feature of the postcode on the checkout page.
In this post, I’m about to show you why I invested 151hrs 39mins 1secs of my time to build #CustomizeWoo and another 50+ hours to publish the updated version in June 2019, who I’m willing to help, and what the course looks like from the “inside”.