One of the most common WooCommerce questions is: can I use WooCommerce to build a catalog of products (without add to cart, price… basically a product gallery)? Using WooCommerce for this case scenario is indeed very helpful – you can make the most of all the inbuilt features such as single product gallery and carousel, image zoom, product description tabs, attributes, categories, tags and related products. Basically a much better version than a standard image gallery.
Another question might be: can I disable the WooCommerce add to cart / cart / checkout functionality until the time I am able to sell my products? This is another common scenario that many WooCommerce store owners require.
Besides, certain products in your WooCommerce website might be for sale and others might not. In this case, you’d want to disable the add to cart functionality from specific categories or products.
Finally, you might want to restrict the cart / checkout functions to logged in, registered users only. This is if you run a wholesale business for example, and wish to hide your prices to the public.
Either way, when the “Add to Cart” button gets hidden, a contact form might be required – this is what I call a “Product Inquiry” form.
Good news is there are snippets and plugins that can make your life easier, your admin time more efficient and your product management simpler. And today we’re taking a look at the best options. Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Enable Catalog Mode?
Many retailers use this price tag strategy quite successfully. And displaying the amount of savings can increase your ecommerce store conversion rate as well 🙂
So, turning simple product default pricing from “
$30 $20″ to “Was $30 – Now $20 – Save $10” is quite easy. With a little CSS you can also style the display and customize it according to your brand guidelines! Continue reading WooCommerce: Display Prices as “Was $$$ – Now $$$ – Save $$$”
In older versions of WooCommerce free prices used to display as “FREE!” and products with empty prices were not publishable. Now they’ve changed this around, but I still believe “FREE” looks much better than “$0.00”. It’s much more enticing, isn’t it?
Well, here’s how you restore the old functionality – as usual it’s as simple as using a PHP filter provided by WooCommerce and overriding the default behavior. Continue reading WooCommerce: Display “FREE” Instead of $0.00 or Empty Price
This is a nice follow up from last week’s snippet “WooCommerce: Slashed Cart Subtotal if Coupon @ Cart“, where I showed how to display original/discounted cart total on the same totals table row.
This time, I want to let users know the original and discounted cart item (product) amount after a certain coupon is applied. Who knows – this might improve your Cart U/X 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Display Cart Item Subtotal With Coupon Discount
This is a nice snippet to let users know what the original cart amount was by slashing the price and showing the price after the discount on the same line (subtotal). You can then hide the coupon code line if you wish 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Slashed Cart Subtotal if Coupon @ Cart
I’ve been wanting to publish this guide for a long while. As a 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 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Easily Get Product Info (ID, SKU, $) from $product Object
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)
Interesting, isn’t it? This has been on my to-write list for ages, so today I want to show you my first attempt at turning the Shop page into a list/table of products.
Let’s see how I did this – I will try to comment my PHP as much as possible so you can understand my strategy. Continue reading WooCommerce: Display All Products in a Table / List
You may want to disable the Grouped product price range on the Shop and Single Product page. This usually looks like $100-$999. With this snippet you will be able to display “From: ” in front of the minimum price, or otherwise completely hide it 🙂 Continue reading Disable Grouped Product Price Range $$$-$$$ | WooCommerce
This has been on my to-write list for a looooooong while! You might want to show a “POA” or “Call for Price” when you have a product with no price. Many businesses require this, mostly real estate and wholesalers. So let’s see how it’s done 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: POA / Call for Price Button @ Single Product Page
Advanced Custom Fields plugin is a great way to add custom, advanced fields to the WooCommerce Single Product Page. Many struggle to display such fields on the front-end, so this simple snippet should help you! Continue reading WooCommerce: Display Advanced Custom Fields @ Single Product
Default WooCommerce shows a “Sale” badge if the item is on sale – but what about showing the exact sale percentage as well?
I implemented this for one of my freelance clients so here you go with the easy-peasy solution! Continue reading WooCommerce: Display % Discount @ Shop & Loop Pages
So many times I needed to “play” with Cart contents in order to modify the default behaviour (such as removing a columns, hide the sale price to prices, hide an item, etc.).
There is a great PHP function that always helps – it’s called print_r and you can use this to “see” what’s inside the cart array, so that you can return certain information in a message for example.
A bit advanced, but as you grow your WooCommerce coding skills, you will use this a lot 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: See What’s Inside the Cart Array (print_r)
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
The manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), or the recommended retail price (RRP), it’s the price at which the manufacturer recommends that the retailer sell the product. You might have seen this in an ad, on a magazine, on a price tag: “RRP: $50. Our price: $39!”.
WooCommerce entrepreneurs can take advantage of this “marketing trick” too. The only problem is: how do we show this “extra field” on the single product page AND in the product edit page, so that the website owner can add this easily? Continue reading WooCommerce: Add RRP / MSRP to Products (Without a Plugin)
In my opinion, the WooCommerce Cart table is somewhat confusing. Why isn’t the “sale price” displayed there? Well, this is a mystery!
I’m pretty confident that showing the “slashed” price would actually help your customers convert better.
So, what about 10 PHP lines in exchange for an increase in sales? Great! Here’s the snippet 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: Display Regular & Sale Price @ Cart Table
If you love Ecommerce as much as I do, and are passionate about Sales Conversion Rate and reducing Shopping Cart Abandonment, today’s snippet will come in handy.
Besides, this is officially the first guest blog on Business Bloomer (have ideas? Send me your proposal here)… so let me officially introduce you to today’s author: Jamie Gill, a WordPress & WooCommerce enthusiast from Bradford, UK. Continue reading WooCommerce: Display Total Discount / Savings @ Cart
There are many reasons why you may want to do this. Sometimes you just want to make it easier for your customers. The less information you show the better 🙂
Some other times, you may have specific requirements. Well, hiding a Cart Table column is actually very easy – and despite this can be done with PHP I believe the CSS way is way faster. Here’s how it’s done! Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Hide a Cart Table Column
Sometimes you may want to add a prefix or a suffix to your prices. It could be something like “From…”, “Only…”, “…tax free” and so on. The first good news is this is very easy to do with a WooCommerce filter (remember, filters change the value of an existing variable, while actions add content). The second good news is that you don’t need to know PHP, just copy/paste my snippet! Continue reading WooCommerce: Add Prefix / Suffix to Product Prices
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