What’s the Best Hosting for a WooCommerce Website?

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?

WooCommerce: Order a “Free Sample” @ Single Product Page

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 for free – nice! Needless to say, a comment and a social media share are much appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚

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WooCommerce: Check if Product ID is in the Cart

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.

Now, 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 require custom loops or complex PHP… it’s just a “one liner”. Enjoy!

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My Take on WooCommerce.com Switching to 100% Renewals

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

WooCommerce: Force Cart to Specific Amount (Deposit)

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)

WooCommerce: Hide Hidden Products From Cart, Order, Emails

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide Hidden Products From Cart, Order, Emails

WooCommerce: Only Ship to Predefined “Local Pickup” Addresses

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

WooCommerce: Add Different Facebook Pixels to Different Pages

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

WooCommerce: Hide the WP Admin Bar for non-Admins

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide the WP Admin Bar for non-Admins

WooCommerce: Limit Shipping to Only One State

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?

In order to get a little help, Iโ€™ve reached out to Diego Zanella, a WooCommerce genius who is also the author of the Aelia Currency Switcher plugin for WooCommerce.

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WooCommerce: Move & Change Number of Cross-Sells @ Cart Page

This week’s snippet is about the Cart Page (perfect timing, as in a few days I will run a free class on “How to Customize the WooCommerce Cart Page“).

Today we’ll focus on the “You may be interested In…” section, also called the “Cross-Sells” area. If a product that is in the cart has cross-sells (Edit Product > Product Data > Linked Products), this section will appear by default. Problem is – it is pretty ugly where it is now and distracts the user from identifying the “Proceed to Checkout” button, the most important CTA (Call To Action) of the Cart page.

So, how can me move it UNDER the Cart Totals, and make the design a little cleaner? Continue reading WooCommerce: Move & Change Number of Cross-Sells @ Cart Page