Ok, we all know that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on the 25th May 2018.
So the main question is: what changes do we need to make on our WooCommerce website to become compliant? And another important query might be: how does GDPR affect non-European WooCommerce websites?
In this article, I will tell you EXACTLY what you need to do. There are a million articles and plugins on WordPress GDPR compliance, but there is no “ultimate” blog that tells you what you should be doing.
If you don’t know what GDPR is or need a good refresher, read Wikipedia’s GDPR page or the “Introduction to GDPR Compliance for WooCommerce Stores” on the official WooCommerce blog.
Many blogs I’ve read and WordCamp events I’ve attended didn’t really give me the answers I needed. I don’t particularly care about GDPR itself, I just want to know what I need to do on my WooCommerce website.
So, let’s see what changes you’re required to make.
Please note: I’m not a lawyer and cannot guarantee this article is going to make you 100% compliant – make sure to assess your GDPR compliance with a qualified consultant. Continue reading How To Make A WooCommerce Website GDPR Compliant? (12 Steps)
Customizing the WooCommerce “My Account” page is one of the most requested features by designers and developers.
The “My Account” page of an ecommerce website is absolutely vital to the smooth running of its operations, should be well designed in order to allow users to fully make the most of account management and – of course – can be customized in order to convert more sales and or entice for return business.
The “My Account” page is an actual WordPress page (you can find it under “Pages”) which contains a WooCommerce shortcode. Such shortcode outputs the default yet complex account management tabs and their unique content.
In order to customize the look, feel, layout, content and design of the “My Account” page (and all its subpages of course, such as the “Address” page), you have two different choices. If you’re familiar with PHP customization, almost anything can be achieved with simple snippets: add a custom tab, remove a tab, change the content of a tab, sort tabs, and so on. We’ve seen this already on Business Bloomer but I’ll link to a few articles and tutorials below as a reminder.
The other sleek alternative is to use a plugin. Sometimes, this might be a quick and error-free way to achieve what you need without the need of having to code. It’s up to you – so in this article we will see both methods! Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Customize the My Account Page?
The default WooCommerce “My Account” tabs are many. Sometimes, they’re too many. In this post, we will see how to “merge” two tabs into a single one.
For example, how can we move the content of the “Edit Address” tab into the “Edit Account” tab – and save users some navigation time? Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Merge “My Account” Tabs
Many WooCommerce websites don’t need the “Downloads” tab in the My Account page. Or maybe the “Addresses” tab needs to be renamed into something more user-friendly 🙂
Well, here are 2 super simple snippets to hide or rename any tabs you have in the My Account page, including custom tabs that are added by plugins such as Account Funds, Subscriptions, and so on.
Simply note down the URL of the tab e.g. “edit-account” (see image) and edit the snippets accordingly. Enjoy! Continue reading WooCommerce: Hide or Rename a “My Account” Tab
We’ve already seen how to add First & Last Name to the “My Account” register form. Today, I want to expand a bit and show you how to add and save a select box. Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Select Field to “My Account” Register Form
If you don’t want to assign the user role “customer” to new… customers, there is simple PHP that can be added to your functions.php to achieve this. Continue reading WooCommerce: Change User Role for New Customers
Here’s another useful PHP snippet that adds the Billing First Name and Billing Last Name to the Registration Form on the WooCommerce My Account page.
This is a great first step. If you learn to add these simple text fields, you can then add any custom input field to the form such as dropdowns, radio buttons, checkboxes – and link these to the relevant WooCommerce customer fields. Enjoy! Continue reading WooCommerce: Add First & Last Name to My Account Register Form
One of the features of Bloomer Armada is the provision of Premium WooCommerce Q&A Support to supporters who enroll. So, how to add an extra “tab” to the My Account page, and how to add content inside it?
So, here’s the code I used (thanks to Mike Jolley for inspiration) – feel free to leave a comment below if you found this tutorial useful 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Add New “Tab” @ My Account Page
A WooCommerce Customization client wanted to add some text above the “Login” and “Register” boxes on the My Account page. Understandably, users may need a bit of an explanation before they take action. Here’s how you do it! Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Content @ My Account Register / Login Page