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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: Create Order From Contact Form SubmissionSo, I’ve built my own event management system for WooCommerce. My objective was to embed a form on the event registration page, and then programmatically … Read more
- WooCommerce: Sort By Featured Products @ ShopThe “Default sorting” dropdown sorts products by menu_order and then title on the WooCommerce Shop, Category and Tag pages. But what if you want to … Read more
- WooCommerce: Filter By Order Status @ My Account OrdersHere’s a great customization that all store managers should implement on their WooCommerce website! For some reason you can refine the backend orders table if … Read more
- WooCommerce: Disable “You cannot add another __ to your cart” MessageWhen a WooCommerce product is set to “Sold Individually”, you can only add 1 item to the cart. If you try a second time, you … Read more
- WooCommerce: Variable Product “Cumulative” Stock QuantityWhen a variable product stock quantity is managed at variation level, the stock status is either “In stock” or “Out of stock” without any mention … Read more
- WooCommerce: Super Simple EU Vat Number Validation (VIES)As an EU merchant dealing with VAT customers, I often find myself doing manual checks on the VIES VAT number validation website. Thankfully most of … Read more
- WooCommerce: Programmatically Rename Variable Product Attribute OptionsI think the easiest way to explain this customization is with a case study. Go to this variable product page, that I use to sell … Read more
- WooCommerce: A/B Testing, Statistical Significance Formula, Case StudiesIf you’ve never run an A/B Test (“Split Test“) on your WooCommerce website, this article is for you. Also, if you want to discover how … Read more
- WooCommerce: Switch User Role If Customer Spent More Than $Many businesses allow their customers to unlock benefits and discounts once a certain spend amount is reached. Think about a “VIP club“, where members can … Read more
- WooCommerce: Filter By Featured @ Products AdminUnfortunately, if you still use the “star icon” to feature your WooCommerce products in the admin dashboard, there is no way to “sort by featured” … Read more
- WooCommerce: Split Revenue On Specific ProductsWell, this is one of those “steal my setup” tutorials – because I’m going to share the system I use to generate commission/split revenue records … Read more
- WooCommerce: Customize Product Search Form HTMLThe “Search products…” WooCommerce form usually appears in the website header and/or the Shop page sidebar based on your theme settings and widget setup. It … Read more
- WooCommerce: “Bulk Edit” > Remove Categories @ Admin Products ListGo to WordPress Dashboard > Products, select more than one product, and then go to the Bulk Actions dropdown and choose “Edit“. You’re now presented … Read more
- WooCommerce: Show Rating @ WooCommerce Product Review Admin EmailWhen a WooCommerce customer posts a product review on the single product page, and “Comment must be manually approved” is enabled under WordPress dashboard > … Read more
- WooCommerce: Get “Trending” ProductsThere is a way to display the WooCommerce bestsellers via shortcode / block, but there is no way to calculate the bestsellers – say – … Read more
- WooCommerce: Order Number Prefix / SuffixAs you know WooCommerce uses the “order ID” (which is also the ID of the order post in the database) as the order number. This … Read more
- WooCommerce: Get Order Tax PercentageYou’d think WooCommerce had an easy way to get the order tax rate percentage, the same way as you can get almost everything inside the … Read more
- WooCommerce: Product Title ShortcodeWordPress shortcodes allow you to save time. For example, on my WooCommerce product pages I found myself typing the product title at least three times: … Read more
- WooCommerce: Hide “Private” Products From The Shop PageWooCommerce admins and store managers can set the product visibility to “Private“. This is helpful if they need to hide certain products from the public, … Read more
- WooCommerce: Add Hyperlink to Shipping Method Label @ Cart & CheckoutLet’s say you want to help customers understand your shipping rates and benefits right on the WooCommerce Cart and Checkout pages, by adding a link … Read more
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.