WooCommerce: Add Product to Cart Programmatically

Quite an interesting functionality! a WooCommerce client required to have the cart pre-filled with one product as soon as the customer accessed the website. I don’t remember the exact reason, but this could be useful when you want to give them a free product by default, or you want to send your visitors straight to checkout with a product already in the cart. Let’s see how this snippet works! Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Product to Cart Programmatically

WooCommerce Visual Hook Guide: Cart Page

I’ve put together a visual (yet, you can copy/paste!) hook guide for the WooCommerce Cart Page. If you like this and it is helpful to you, let me know in the comments and I’ll create another one for the checkout, single product page and my account page.

You can find WooCommerce Cart hooks quickly and easily by seeing their actual locations. Great thing is – all you need to do in your functions.php is “add_action(‘place-hook-here’,’your-PHP-function-here’);” and you can place your custom functions anywhere on the WooCommerce Cart Page. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Fixing Fatal error Call to undefined function wc_get_order()

I developed a custom payment gateway plugin for a client, who wanted to add a similar method to “cod” (cash on delivery). FYI, he wanted to add a method called “card on delivery”. I simply duplicated the code, added the PHP to a file, made a plugin and gave him the plugin zip file. And everything was working great… until he did a test checkout. Continue reading WooCommerce: Fixing Fatal error Call to undefined function wc_get_order()

WooCommerce: Solving the “Cart is Empty” issue

For some reason, sometimes you add products to cart but the cart page stays empty (even if you can clearly see the cart widget has products). But don’t worry – it might just be a simple cache issue (and if you don’t know what cache is that’s no problem either).

Here’s your “Empty Cart” troubleshooting check-list you can follow without any technical knowledge. Continue reading WooCommerce: Solving the “Cart is Empty” issue

WooCommerce: Hide Prices on the Shop & Category Pages

Interesting WooCommerce customization here. A client of mine asked me to hide/remove prices from the shop page and category pages as she wanted to drive more customers to the single product pages (i.e. increasing the click-through rate).

As usual, a simple PHP snippet does the trick. I never recommend to use CSS to “hide” prices, as they would still be visible in the code – PHP stops the prices from loading, so they’re invisible to the user. Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide Prices on the Shop & Category Pages

WooCommerce: Disable Payment Gateway for Specific User Role

You may want to disable payment gateways depending on the user role or user capability. For example, you may want to disable PayPal for “user role: shop_manager” or enable a specific gateway for “user role: customer”. All you need is pasting the following code in your functions.php Continue reading WooCommerce: Disable Payment Gateway for Specific User Role

WooCommerce: Hide Shipping Rates if Free Shipping Available

If Free Shipping is available, you possibly don’t want to show the other paid shipping options. WooCommerce shows by default all shipping rates that match a given shipping zone, so it’s not possible to achieve this from the settings alone.

You need PHP for that. In this example, we will disable all shipping methods but “Free Shipping” so that free shipping remains the only possible choice. And here’s the code to add to your functions.php 🙂

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