WooCommerce: Turn Checkout Into a Quote System

There are certainly ways and plugins to turn WooCommerce into a quote engine, but today I want to share a super simple workaround that could be helpful to many.

In a nutshell, we’ll use the same WooCommerce cart/checkout flow, rename a few strings and buttons, enable an offline payment gateway (so there is no actual payment), let the admin revise the order and send back the final invoice, and finally get the customer to pay for their order.

Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: How to Automate Upsells and Discounts?

We all want to grow our WooCommerce store sales but creating offers for thousands of products is a nightmare.

What if I said you can grow sales on autopilot and without pouring sweat and money into your business?

This post covers how you can set up automated WooCommerce upsells, discounts, order bumps and other offers – so that you can focus on other aspects of your business while your website does its magic.

Select from ready-made offers, run them on your sites, count your sales, relax.

Without further delays, let’s get started.

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WooCommerce: Resend Any Order Email

How annoying is the fact you can only resend the “New Order Notification” from the single order admin page? What if you’re testing out and customizing email templates, and need to email yourself the “processing” or the “completed” notification, without having to place a new test order or switching order status twice to re-trigger the notification?

Well, today we will see how to add a “Resend whatever email” function under the “order actions” on the single order edit page. Of course, make sure you switch the billing email to yours, otherwise the customer will get these emails and not you. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Automatically Cancel Orders

You may wondering – “but I can already do that from the WooCommerce settings!“. Yes, that’s correct; go to WooCommerce Settings > Products > Inventory and set the “Hold Stock Minutes” value. After that period, unpaid orders will be marked as cancelled to make sure the stock goes back to the initial value.

The problem is – what if you don’t want to use the “Hold Stock Minutes” thing, and even better, what if you don’t use stock management at all? In that case, orders won’t be marked as cancelled automatically.

Also, what if you need to do conditional work e.g. you only want to cancel “failed” orders, while you want to keep “pending” ones as they are? Even in this case, the “hold stock” option won’t work, as you need to specify which order status you want to target and then run the cancel function.

Either way, enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Add to Cart Quantity Suffix

On a default WooCommerce install, we add X products to cart by defining the add to cart quantity on the single product page.

But what if your shop sells spices? It’s likely that those quantities are actually pounds / kilograms / or whatever weight unit you require. And what if your WooCommerce business is entirely focused around Italian extra virgin olive oil (asking for a friend!), that you’d sell per liter?

In such custom cases, it’s nice to specify the unit beside the add to cart quantity, so that customers know how much and what they are buying. So, let’s see how to add an add to cart quantity suffix beside the quantity input field on the single product page. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Redirect Specific Product Search To Custom URL

Go to a WooCommerce website. Search for a product. Get to the search results page, which displays from 0 to N products based on the search term, sorted by relevancy. Easy.

Now, let’s imagine you have a custom landing page for “Tables”, and you want people searching for “tables” to go to that page instead of the default search result page. Quite easy as well – thanks to a neat PHP snippet we will feature today.

Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Disable Emails For a Single Order

This is a cool customization that can come useful for WooCommerce store admins, especially when they do manual order status changes via the Orders admin page.

As you know, each order status change triggers an order email (“processing”, “completed”, “on-hold”, etc.), and sometimes the store manager doesn’t want to resend them after each edit.

In this quick tutorial, we will see how to add a checkbox to the single order edit page, so that emails are disabled as long as the checkbox is kept checked. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Ajax Add to Cart Quantity @ Shop

As you know, you can tick the “Enable AJAX add to cart buttons on archives” checkbox in the WooCommerce settings in order to add products to cart from the Shop / Category / Tag / loop pages without refreshing the page.

This is great for certain businesses, especially those who sell in bulk and where customers know exactly what they need to buy without the need of checking the single product page.

The bad news is that the Ajax Add to Cart button only allows you to add 1 item to the cart i.e. there is no quantity input field. The other bad news is that the Ajax Add to Cart button only works for simple products, while for variable ones it will turn into a “Select options” link without the possibility of adding a variation to cart from there.

In this tutorial, we will see how to turn the WooCommerce shop into an… Ajax cart with quantity inputs. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Why Variable Products Are Too Limited (and How Add-Ons Can Help)

WooCommerce is rich with customization options for different kinds of eCommerce businesses. However, it’s quite limited when it comes to certain shopping solutions your online business may need – such as displaying product variations.

For instance, a customer may need to choose RAM size, storage size, and device color before buying a mobile phone. In this case, using the default WooCommerce variations will require you to create a variable product with hundreds if not thousands of attribute combinations.

This can be exhausting, and despite all that work, the result is often a slow and difficult to manage product backend due to a huge number of variations . Besides, your customers would have a hard time finding the exact variation when the only option they have are dropdowns with dozens of options.

The best way to give your customers a seamless user experience is to allow them to customize their products on the same page without using variations. Now, you can’t do that with WooCommerce alone. This is where WooCommerce product add-ons plugins come in.

In this article, we’ll show you the easiest way to create and sell variable WooCommerce products using WooCommerce Product Options. But before that, let’s talk about why you need additional product options in your store.

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WooCommerce: Set Product Discount Percentage @ Product Admin

Let’s say you want to apply a 10% discount on a WooCommerce product. Its original price is $79.56. You go to the “Edit Product” page, go to the “Sale Price” input field, and enter ( $79.56 – 10% ) = $71.63. This is great as you can set the sale price, but this forces you to do some math and waste time.

What if there were a custom select dropdown, where you could directly define a fixed discount e.g. 10% or 25%, without having to calculate the final price?

Well, in today’s tutorial, we’ll see how we can display a dropdown in the Product Edit page, and at the same time how to edit the frontend price once a discount value is selected, so that you don’t need to worry about that manual sale price calculation. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: In Stock Products Shortcode

We’ve already coded a solution to display WooCommerce out of stock products only via a custom shortcode – today we’ll do the opposite: how can we display in stock products only via a handy shortcode?

Once again, the solution “gets” the list of products IDs that are in stock, and then passes the result to the official [products] WooCommerce shortcode, so that we don’t reinvent the wheel.

You can then use the [in_stock_products] shortcode anywhere you wish – on a blog post, in a custom page, in a widget, and so on. You can even customize the output with the official WooCommerce [products] shortcode parameters such as columns, orderby, limit, etc. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Hide “View Cart” Button @ Mini-Cart

Your goal as a WooCommerce entrepreneur is… to get paid!

We’ve already seen how to put Cart and Checkout on the same page to save your customers a step and go straight to the purchase page – but no matter if you still have a Cart page or not, you may be interested in hiding the “View Cart” button from the cart widget dropdown, so that customers can go straight to the Checkout page and convert.

Here’s a super quick snippet to achieve just that. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: View Stock History @ Product Admin

When questions such as “How do you save the product stock inventory history?” pop up in our private Bloomer Armada slack channel for WooCommerce developers, I can’t really do without thinking of coding it myself!

This neat customization saves the stock quantity of a simple product or a variable product variation before there is a stock change, due to a manual stock quantity edit or a customer order.

Please bear in mind that if you have hundreds of stock movements per product this may slow down your backend and/or database, so the snippet may need some sort of optimization or limitation (“last 10 movements”).

So, let’s see how it works. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Display Product ACF Value @ Shop Page

We already talked about displaying an ACF field on the single product page. This time around, we’ll do the exact same but for the product loop pages (shop, category, tag, etc.). ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) is an awesome plugin to create and manage custom fields, so this is definitely a tutorial that will help many WooCommerce developers.

Please note that if ACF is not active, the snippet will break the site. There is a way to make it trigger only when ACF plugin is active, just so you know. Anyway, let’s see how we can display the value of a product ACF inside the loop. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Dynamically Update Variable Product Attributes @ Single Product

If you’re familiar with WooCommerce variable products, variations are generated from product attribute terms (color: yellow & size: large for example). All possible attribute terms are displayed in the “Additional Information” tab of the single product page, so that the customer has an idea of all the possible product options.

However, as you can see from the screenshot below, this information is static i.e. does not change when you select a variation. It would be much more helpful if the attribute information changed from e.g. “Color: red – yellow – green” to the currently selected variation attribute term e.g. “Color: red“.

In today’s quick snippet, we’ll show just that: a combination of PHP and jQuery to make sure that “Additional Information” tab is always updated based on the selected variation. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Alter Product Search @ Manual Admin Orders

Ok, we’re in a niche of a niche this time – manual orders (orders created by the WooCommerce administrator). If you’re familiar with that, the admin would click on “Add order“, fill out the billing & shipping information, and then move to the order items section, where they can add products to the order.

As soon as they click on “Add items” > “Add products“, a table displays with a product search and quantity input. That’s exactly where we’re working today: what if you have 10,000 products in your store, but only create manual invoices with the same 2-3 products? In this case scenario, it makes no sense to search for the whole 10,000 product list and wait for WooCommerce to return a result (slowly) – it’s much more efficient to reduce that list to a specific category or a list of IDs so that the search operations can be faster.

Here’s how it’s done. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce Subscriptions: Display Start-End Dates @ Cart & Checkout

Interestingly enough, when you add a subscription product to the cart, there is no renewal date information unless you scroll to the very bottom and are able to read the very small text below the “recurring total” (see screenshot).

It would be way more helpful if dates (and specifically the WooCommerce subscription start date and end date) showed right under the product name inside the Cart table and in the Checkout page order review, so that the customer knows exactly what they are purchasing before having to figure that out.

So, here’s how it’s done. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Get Current User Orders By Status

This is a neat custom function that you can use in your WooCommerce customization. It can be helpful to know the list of orders placed by the current user ID, for example, if they are in their “My Account” page and you have a custom tab where you want to show e.g. only failed orders. Sooner or later this is something you’ll need. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: How to Bulk Generate Coupons Without a Plugin

There are times when doing manual work – such as creating a WooCommerce coupon – is too time consuming. Imagine you need to bulk generate 1,000 coupon codes – sure you have 2,000 minutes at your disposal to do it all by hand?

Well, today, we’ll take a look at how to bulk generate coupon codes from the WordPress backend by using a simple PHP “for“. Once the function triggers, it will just be a matter of seconds!

Enjoy!

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