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?
Well, despite I dislike all those ninja-like “terms”, let me tell you a thing or two. Then, join me in the comments and let’s keep the conversation going. Continue reading How To Become an Advanced WooCommerce Developer?
Ecommerce is all about user experience, and making it easier for people to add to cart and checkout smoothly. Reducing the number of checkout fields is a great idea for example – as well as graphically communicating your number 1 objective: “please add to cart now!”.
So, how do you add an icon (or an HTML symbol) to the add to cart buttons in WooCommerce? This can be done in two ways – via CSS if you want to show Fontawesome Icons or via PHP if you prefer to use a simple HTML unicode symbol.
Let’s take a look at both methods! Continue reading WooCommerce: Add an Icon to the Add to Cart Buttons
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?
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
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
This is one of those “OMG” moments 🙂
Here’s the story: I’m working with one of my freelance clients and I need to show certain content in the checkout (a product-specific “Terms and Conditions”) if such product is in the Cart.
I’ve always looked for products in the Cart by “looping” through the Cart with a foreach (here, for example: Apply a Coupon Programmatically if a Product is in the Cart).
But as I said, after some random research, I found out about another magic WooCommerce function: “find_product_in_cart()”. Which means finding a product in the Cart doesn’t need to do custom loops or complex PHP… it’s a “one liner”! Continue reading WooCommerce: Check if Product ID is in the Cart
Let’s talk about checkout UX: if a user is willing to pick up the item in store, why should there be a shipping form on the checkout?
Well, let’s see how we can hide this dynamically with a bit of PHP and JS! Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide Shipping If Local Pickup Is Selected
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)
Quite an interesting snippet this is! A client needed to show EACH quantity of the SAME product as separate lines (cart items) in the WooCommerce Cart & Checkout page.
At some stage, you might need that too – for different reasons maybe. So, let’s see how this is coded 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Split Cart Items When Product Quantity > 1
When an order is placed in WooCommerce, you might want to change/add something in the User Meta programmatically.
For example, you could “check” a custom checkbox in the User Profile. Or maybe assign the User Twitter username. And so on 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Update User Meta After a Successful Order
While working on a workaround for a client, I had to hide a hidden product from the cart, checkout, order received and emails. Hidden products already don’t show on the shop and category pages, but they do show on the cart if they’re added to cart “programmatically”.
A tough task, but as usual here I come with the solution 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide Hidden Products From Cart, Order, Emails
Woo 2.6 introduced Shipping Zones – and with that we can play with simple PHP (and JQuery) to accomplish lots of “advanced” shipping rules, such as local pickup.
This time, I’ve tested a snippet to add a dropdown to the billing section where users go choose the pickup destination. As a result, the shipping address is automatically populated, and so is the shipping method. What do you think? Continue reading WooCommerce: Only Ship to Predefined “Local Pickup” Addresses
Woo 2.6 introduced Shipping Zones – and with that we can play with simple PHP to accomplish lots of “advanced” shipping rules, such as shipping by weight.
With many of Business Bloomer fans always asking for this sort of customization, today we’ll see how to do just that. Without the need of just another plugin 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Shipping by Weight (Without a Plugin!)
Last week a client who was about to carry a Facebook Advertising campaign asked me something pretty interesting. We already saw in the past how to add conversion tracking to the Thank-you page, however this time was slightly different.
My client’s FB consultant required a code for the whole site, another code for the Checkout page only (“user has initiated checkout”), and another one for the Thank-you page (“user has purchased”). So, here’s how I did it. Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Different Facebook Pixels to Different Pages
I was playing today with my own checkout design and UX and while testing I realized new customers could access the WP Admin black bar after purchase. So – I said – easy task!
But after 20 minutes of reality (thought it was going to take 1 minute) I finally found out the problem. And as usual, this blog comes with the solution – feel free to use this fix on your own WooSite 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide the WP Admin Bar for non-Admins
A WooCommerce freelance client had a special request for their online store. And sometimes, just like physical stores, your WooCommerce website need to go on holiday! This means disabling cart, checkout and show a little notice on every WooCommerce page. Continue reading WooCommerce: Holiday/Pause/Closed Mode
The conditional tags of WooCommerce and WordPress (also “WooCommerce and WordPress Conditional Logic”) can be used in your functions.php to display content based on certain conditions. For example, you could display different content for different categories within a single PHP function. Continue reading WooCommerce Conditional Logic – Tags, Examples & PHP
We’ve all been there… WooPanic! What do I need to do? What on earth is happening? Is my website going to break?
First of all, relax 🙂 Not much to worry about.
In this post, we’ll see why that notice appears, what problems it could cause and what you can do to fix it. Continue reading Fixing “Outdated Copies of WooCommerce Templates”
Today’s snippet has been widely requested by many readers, clients and WooCommerce fans. We already saw in the past how to Limit State Dropdowns to One State Only (for both Shipping & Billing) and How to Sell to one State only (Billing).
However, we never covered a much more common setting: what happens when Billing is allowed to every state but Shipping is limited?
This time, I’ve reached out to Diego Zanella, a WooCommerce genius who is also the author of the Aelia Currency Switcher plugin for WooCommerce. Continue reading WooCommerce: Limit Shipping to Only One State