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Free WooCommerce Video Lessons
Here’s a series of free video lessons you can watch to learn something about customization, configuration and troubleshooting (no strings attached, unsubscribe at any time). Whether it’s coding, understanding a specific setting or fixing a common WooCommerce error, I’ve got you covered!
Editing WooCommerce plugin files or core theme templates is never a good idea. WordPress, WooCommerce and properly coded plugins and themes come with “hooks”, and give you the chance to override functionalities and layouts directly from your child theme. Welcome to the world of WooCommerce customization!
Lesson 1: Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?
WooCommerce customization should be placed in a “child theme”, an update-proof version of your WordPress theme. In there you can override colors, fonts, layouts (CSS) and even change or add new functionalities (PHP).
Now that you’ve watched Lesson #1 and know where to place your WooCommerce custom code, the following video lessons will show you how to achieve some basic yet effective WooCommerce customization. You will learn how to use “hooks” and add, remove, move or edit WooCommerce content. From the single product page to the checkout page, I’ve got you covered!
Getting to know the WooCommerce settings inside out could save you time and money. We’re all guilty of looking for plugins and code snippets… when the solution is already provided by WooCommerce out of the box! Deeply understanding the WooCommerce configuration options can really open a world of possible.
Lesson 1: Where to Find WooCommerce Settings?
WooCommerce setup begins from knowing exactly what the settings do and… where to find them. If you get familiar with the range of plugin features you can also figure out when the default settings are not enough for your needs.
Now that you know “where to look” in regard to WooCommerce setup, the following video lessons will show you how to master some of the most popular WooCommerce settings. You will learn what the ideal product image sizes are, how to create complex shipping rules, how to handle taxes and more. Either way, these free videos will help you immensely!
Fixing a broken WooCommerce website should be easy and fast. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case and your website users may be deeply affected. Here are some free lessons for you so you can understand the terms, know the causes and figure out how to act quickly.
Lesson 1: Updating WooCommerce The Right Way
Easier said than done: you can avoid 99% of your WooCommerce website issues if you can keep your website up to date and avoid conflicts and bugs (or even security holes).
Now that you’ve likely excluded most issues by keeping your software up to date, you need to know that sometimes that’s not enough and you may experience website errors or be victim of a hacker attack. This means you’ve got to take action, guess the cause and find a fix.
Free WooCommerce Tips, Snippets & Tutorials
A collection of tips, snippets and articles to answer your most important WooCommerce customization questions. And to give you a head-start on the most common WooCommerce edits!
- WooCommerce: Automatically Add Tag To Purchased ProductsThis functionality can be helpful to those who need to differentiate purchased products from non-purchased ones. Think about a way to automatically discount non-tagged products, […]
- WooCommerce: Limit Sales Of A Product Per DayYes, “manage stock” is a nice feature to make sure you don’t oversell a given product based on the stock you have in your warehouse. […]
- WooCommerce: Edit “Ship to a Different Address?” @ CheckoutThe “Ship to a Different Address?” checkbox displays on the WooCommerce Checkout page and toggles the shipping form. That’s useful when Billing and Shipping addresses […]
- WooCommerce: Search Products By SKUThe frontend WooCommerce product search, for some reason, doesn’t work for SKU numbers. If it does, then your theme developers were smart enough to include […]
- WooCommerce: Hide Products Based On Custom Field / ACF ValueWe’ve already seen how to hide products based on IP addresses, hide products belonging to a specific category and even hide all products from the […]
- WooCommerce: Display All Single Variations (Shortcode)By default, the WooCommerce Shop page displays simple, variable, grouped, bundle and other product types. As you know, each variable product is made of one […]
- WooCommerce: Allow Customers To Define the Product PriceThis is a great customization for those WooCommerce store owners who are willing to accept donations, custom amounts, or need anyway that the customer enters […]
- WooCommerce: Get Order Fees TotalIt’s official – there is no way to get the fees total from an order with a simple PHP getter (not sure why – you […]
- WooCommerce: Show Product Image @ EmailsBy default, WooCommerce does not display the product thumbnail inside the order emails. With this little trick, however, you can revert this default behavior and […]
- WooCommerce: Item Custom Field @ Edit Order PageAlright, this title may not really help you understand what I mean, so let’s put it in another way. When, as an administrator, you edit […]
- WooCommerce: Disable A Plugin For Customers / Shop ManagersOk, this is an unusual snippet today, but it may happen that for performance / security / conflict / conditional / privacy reasons you may […]
- WooCommerce: Get Product Parent CategoriesWhenever we need to do custom WooCommerce work, remembering how to get “things” is the most time-consuming task. So, a Google search often helps us […]
- WooCommerce: Bulk Replace Product Inside Existing OrdersManual operations are always a nightmare for WooCommerce store owners. Thankfully, a bit of code can help and actions that would normally take hours can […]
- WooCommerce: Add Custom Meta Box @ Order AdminWhen you edit an order as an admin, you’re presented with the usual WooCommerce layout: order details on the left, order action on the right, […]
- WooCommerce: Additional Stock Inventory LocationThe WooCommerce plugin allows you to manage stock for each product, but you only have a single stock quantity field! What if you have two […]
- WooCommerce: Additional “Store Address” @ General SettingsSo, we all know that the “Store Address” fields under WooCommerce > Settings > General are used by other WooCommerce functions such as the initial […]
- WooCommerce: Stock Quantity in a ShortcodeIt’s great that WooCommerce products clearly display their stock status and quantity on the single product page (and on the shop page, with this simple […]
- WooCommerce: Disable Restocking @ Order CancelledWhen an order that has previously reduced stock is “cancelled” or goes to “pending payment” because the payment failed or the store admin decided to […]
- WooCommerce: Turn Checkout Into a Quote SystemThere are certainly ways and plugins to turn WooCommerce into a quote engine, but today I want to share a super simple workaround that could […]
- WooCommerce: Hide “Shipping Via ___” @ Thank You Page, View Order PageEspecially when you do a lot of custom shipping, showing the shipping method title may not be a good idea. Honestly, the default “via ___” […]
Advanced WooCommerce Resources
WooCommerce visual hook guides, PHP coding shortcuts and additional resources to help you customize WooCommerce like a pro!
About Business Bloomer (a.k.a. Rodolfo Melogli)
I’ve been working as an independent WooCommerce freelancer since 2012. I fell in love with WooCommerce since the very beginning, thanks to its flexibility and the fact that it’s open source and easy to customize.
Since I started sharing my WooCommerce tutorials online, I discovered how much I enjoy helping people. Now I blog every week, I teach WooCommerce courses, I run local Meetups, I speak at WordCamps and I try to reply to every email and blog comment I get.
It’s official – WooCommerce changed my life. And I hope it can change yours as well.