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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 Without Product ImagesThis is an edge case, however it may happen that a B2B business requires no product images and doesn’t want to use the WooCommerce image… Read more: WooCommerce Without Product Images
- WooCommerce: “Order Again” Button For Cancelled StatusThe WooCommerce “ORDER AGAIN” button allows customers to quickly reorder items they have purchased in the past, which can be a valuable tool for both… Read more: WooCommerce: “Order Again” Button For Cancelled Status
- WooCommerce: Send Cancelled Order Email to Customers As WellAs per the WooCommerce settings, “Cancelled order emails are sent to chosen recipient(s) when orders have been marked cancelled (if they were previously processing or… Read more: WooCommerce: Send Cancelled Order Email to Customers As Well
- WooCommerce: Send Pending Order Email AutomaticallyThe “Customer invoice / Order details” WooCommerce email notification is often used for manually sending payment requests to customers – it’s not automatically triggered like… Read more: WooCommerce: Send Pending Order Email Automatically
- WooCommerce: Display Shipping Class @ Single Product PageIn certain cases, you may want to show the name of the current product’s shipping class. This is helpful especially for B2B stores, or when… Read more: WooCommerce: Display Shipping Class @ Single Product Page
- WooCommerce: Hide Sale! Badge If Product Is Out Of StockIf a product cannot be purchased because it is out of stock, why would you want to tell people that it’s on sale – only… Read more: WooCommerce: Hide Sale! Badge If Product Is Out Of Stock
- WooCommerce: Populate Billing & Shipping When Adding A New User @ WP DashboardIf you do a lot of manual work such as creating WordPress users for a B2B WooCommerce site (because they can only shop if they… Read more: WooCommerce: Populate Billing & Shipping When Adding A New User @ WP Dashboard
- WooCommerce: Add Shipping Rate Description @ Cart & Checkout PageEach payment method on the WooCommerce Checkout page comes with a description right below the label. What if we could achieve something similar for the… Read more: WooCommerce: Add Shipping Rate Description @ Cart & Checkout Page
- WooCommerce: No Default Shipping @ Checkout PageWe already saw how to disable the default payment gateway in the WooCommerce Checkout page, so that users are forced to click on one of… Read more: WooCommerce: No Default Shipping @ Checkout Page
- WooCommerce: No Default Payment @ Checkout PageWhen you land on the WooCommerce Checkout page, one payment option (radio button) will be selected by default. this is defined based on the last… Read more: WooCommerce: No Default Payment @ Checkout Page
- WooCommerce: Hide Add To Cart Quantity Input ArrowsMost browsers show “up and down” arrows inside number inputs. The WooCommerce add to cart quantity is a number input also, which means this will… Read more: WooCommerce: Hide Add To Cart Quantity Input Arrows
- WooCommerce: Read-only Checkout FieldsEspecially for B2B sites, it’s likely that customers are managed by the store admin and are not allowed to change their billing/shipping address unless they… Read more: WooCommerce: Read-only Checkout Fields
- WooCommerce: How to Reuse Zoom/Lightbox Scripts On Non-Product ImagesWooCommerce product images on the Single Product page get the default Zoom + Lightbox + Photoswipe behavior. This is super helpful when the images are… Read more: WooCommerce: How to Reuse Zoom/Lightbox Scripts On Non-Product Images
- WooCommerce: Remove “(optional)” From Checkout Field LabelsIf a WooCommerce checkout field is set to “not required“, its label will get the “(optional)” suffix. Considering the required fields get the red “*”… Read more: WooCommerce: Remove “(optional)” From Checkout Field Labels
- WooCommerce: Product Archive For Shipping ClassesIn WooCommerce you have publicly accessible product archives for product categories e.g. “all tables“, product tags e.g. “all casual” and product attributes e.g. “all medium“.… Read more: WooCommerce: Product Archive For Shipping Classes
- WooCommerce: Split Cart Into PackagesThere are a million plugins out there that allow you to make the most of WooCommerce “cart packages” – this is a short way to… Read more: WooCommerce: Split Cart Into Packages
- WooCommerce: Set Different Currency For Manual OrdersBusiness Bloomer website sells in USD only for the time being, as that seems to be the standard for WordPress plugin / products stores. However,… Read more: WooCommerce: Set Different Currency For Manual Orders
- WooCommerce: Decrease Product ‘Total Sales’ Upon RefundEvery time an order is placed on your WooCommerce website, the purchased products’ total_sales counter increases thanks to a core function. It’s then easy to… Read more: WooCommerce: Decrease Product ‘Total Sales’ Upon Refund
- WooCommerce: Conditionally Display Content to Customers [Shortcode]Today’s customization will feature a custom shortcode that you can use to display content only to logged in customers: [customers-only]content for customers here e.g. video… Read more: WooCommerce: Conditionally Display Content to Customers [Shortcode]
- 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: Create Order From Contact Form Submission
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.