Maybe because you have only one product category and therefore search engines would find duplicate content (Shop page = Category page) and penalize your website.
Or maybe because you use advanced product filters and you prefer customers to see the filtered view “by category” (e.g. “example.com/shop/?_product_category=tables“) as opposed to the default category pages ( “example.com/product_category/tables” ).
Either way, it is possible to programmatically redirect all product category pages to a given page or to a relevant URL with parameters – and here’s the fix. Enjoy!
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WooCommerce frontend messages and error notifications display on the Single Product page, Cart page, Checkout page, My Account page and may show on page load or upon a specific user action.
The potential problem is that – same as the WordPress backend – WooCommerce messages can use a lot of vertical space, hence can push useful content further down the page, and possibly disturb the navigation – especially on the Checkout page.
A cool workaround may be to place a dismiss “x” button on the WooCommerce notices, so that customers can quickly close them and gain back some space.
We will use a mix of PHP, JS and CSS in the snippet below in order to achieve our final goal. Enjoy!
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Related products automatically show on the WooCommerce Single Product page. We’ve already seen some tutorials here on Business Bloomer regarding them, such as one for displaying a custom list of related products instead of the default one, which uses product categories and tags in common.
Today I want to cover the actual “Related products” title (H2) and also find a way to display an additional piece of content right below it (subheading). Enjoy!
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By default, WooCommerce external products do not have and do not display any stock, as they are simple redirects to an external URL. This may be unfortunate, because before clicking on an external URL and send people away from your website, you may want to make sure the current item is in stock (so that you have more chances to convert the sale and earn a referral commission, if that’s your business model).
So, how do we “manage stock” for an external product, and display the stock status on the single product page, just before the “Buy Product” button?
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Bad news first – we’ve seen how to add content to any WooCommerce order email, however I did not specify that if you use the [products] shortcode that’s not going to work unfortunately. The reason behind this, in plain English, is that… it just doesn’t work, and it outputs a weird list of “Sale!” list items (see screenshot below)!
So, I want to fix this, and find a WooCommerce email-compatible way to show a grid of products based on a list of product IDs (for example, the list of related products based on the ordered items), and make sure I can actually see product images, titles, prices and a link. Enjoy!
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When you deal with WooCommerce websites, you also need to look into design, readability, and accessibility. And if you have hundreds or thousands of products, you probably need to set some global rules so that you don’t need to worry about editing each product manually.
One rule could be the way product titles are displayed. Maybe you have a mix of capitalized product names (“Red Square Table”), non-capitalized ones (“White round chair”) and all caps ones (“GREEN COUCH”), and therefore you’re looking for a PHP shortcut to fix this automatically.
So, here’s a super simple solution to capitalize all product titles. Enjoy!
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There are times when the “long description” and the “short description” are not enough on the WooCommerce Single Product page. What if you need to add another HTML content section – say – at the very bottom of the page (and maybe, because of the longer page, add another add to cart button there as well)?
In this simple snippet, we will add another “WYSIWYG” text editor in the Edit Product page, and display the output at the bottom of the single product page. Enjoy!
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In case you have very long single product pages, it may be helpful to show the Add to Cart form at the bottom of the page or even inside the description tab.
Thankfully this is pretty easy and only requires one line of code. The only thing that you may want to change is the hook name, which defines the position of the button, and the priority, which defines the relative position of the element in case there are other ones “hooked” onto the same hook.
In this example, we will place the button at the very bottom of the page, below tabs, upsells and related products. Enjoy!
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Maybe because I’m Italian, but I like exclamation marks! Also, Italian gestures – of course. With that being said, today we look at an amazing WooCommerce customization.
I’ve finally gained back some free time to work on my personal projects, and one of these is an affiliate website. In order to drive traffic to this WooCommerce website, we have a major content strategy and we publish 7 relevant posts per month.
However, it’s difficult to drive blog readers to the shop page, so I came up with a great idea – why not adding a grid of relevant related products at the end of each blog post, based on the most used keywords?
The rationale behind this is quite easy:
- you have a list of product tags
- you have a blog post full of words
- you count and define the most mentioned product tag
- you show 10 products from that product tag
Cool, ha? Well, let’s take a look at my code, and feel free to use it on your install!
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WooCommerce order emails customization is possibly the most wanted feature for WooCommerce store owners and developers right now. It is very difficult to edit the default templates and it’s no surprise there are many email customizer plugins out there.
We’ve already seen how to add content to specific WooCommerce emails, how to add custom email CSS, how to display product images, and more, but today I’d like to teach you a quick workaround to edit the default email text strings such as the initial greeting (‘Hi Mary,‘) or other sentences (‘We have finished processing your order.‘, ‘The following note has been added to your order:‘, ‘Just to let you know — we’ve received your order, and it is now being processed:‘, etc.).
With “edit”, of course, I mean either change the text, or completely hide it. So, let’s see how it’s done. Enjoy!
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Products attributes display on the single product page whenever attribute terms are assigned to a given WooCommerce product. This is the default behaviour.
However, what if you want to show the product attribute table somewhere else? For example, in a blog post, or in a custom pricing table?
Well, we can build a shortcode for that – simply specify a product ID and the shortcode will magically output its attributes. Enjoy!
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Yeah Google Analytics is cool, but have you ever coded your own tracking functions within your WooCommerce website?
An example may be counting the number of times customers click on the “Buy product” button that displays on the Single External Product Page, and show the counter in the Products Table in the backend.
For example, I use this to calculate the Click Through Rate (% clicks / views) and see how popular an external product is. Of course, you could also decide to extend the counter to all products (simple, variable, etc.) and count the number of times customers click on the Add to Cart, but for today let’s stick to the external products count. Enjoy!
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WooCommerce variable products display the list of attributes and their terms in the “Additional Information” tab on the single product page. For example, it will display “Color: red, yellow” and “Size: large, small” if your variable product uses those attribute terms to generate variations.
Yes, you could completely remove the “Additional Information” tab all together, but sometimes you may need to just hide a specific attribute in this table, for whatever reason. Especially when you want to avoid your customers getting confused and abandoning your website.
So, here’s the fix. Enjoy!
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Yes, you could use a plugin to bulk search and replace a given string inside the WordPress database… but today I want to show you a simple snippet you can use to bulk edit SKUs in your store (please test first on staging or a development site!).
Specifically, we will replace dashes “-” with an empty string (i.e. we will remove dashes from all products’ SKU), but you can of course readapt this and for example add suffixes, remove prefixes, replace special characters and so on. Enjoy!
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This 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, in order to entice more sales; or a function that only shows purchased products via a custom shortcode.
No matter the application, “tagging” products upon purchase is super easy. Of course, make sure to create a custom product tag first, and get its ID, so that you can use this in the code below. Enjoy!
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Yes, “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. However, what if you also need to have a “daily sales limit” – say you can’t sell more than 3 of a given product ID in a given day?
This is an interesting functionality that is also helpful for you to learn how to get today’s orders, how to loop through the orders to find a specific product ID and sum its quantities, and finally how to use the woocommerce_is_purchasable filter to set if a product can be purchased or not (which means, the add to cart may or may not show). Enjoy!
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Already using Elementor to build your one-of-a-kind WooCommerce website?
Great, because you can now take your powered-by-Elementor WooCommerce store to the next level with a new third-party extension.
Think of product tables, grids, and carousels; of product page widgets such as toggles, improved star ratings, sale countdowns, and add to cart plus and minus buttons.
Also, category grid and carousel views. With plenty of layout and styling options, you can create a unique look and feel for your WooCommerce store.
Developed by Consortia, a company with a track record of creating popular plugins for WooCommerce like Bulk Table Editor, Cost & Reports and Bulk Category Editor, the new Consortia Addons plugins is the perfect fit for those who want to step up their Elementor game and take advantage of new features.
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The “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 are different, so let’s say every B2C requires the double form.
However, the “Ship to a Different Address?” string may be confusing or may need further clarification, as not all customers are created equal. What about “I’d like to define a different shipping address” or “Ship to a different address than the Billing one“?
Either way, editing the string is super easy, so you can change it to whatever you like. Enjoy!
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The 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 this in their code, because this is a big problem especially for B2B stores.
Today, we’ll study how to alter the product search query, as well as the wc_get_product_id_by_sku() function, which is super helpful to determine the product ID for a given SKU. Enjoy!
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In April 2015, Google released an algorithm update that favored mobile-friendly pages in Google’s mobile oriented search results. This algorithm was named “Mobilegeddon”, and it gave leverage to those sites that display perfectly on smartphones and other mobile devices.
Clearly, having a mobile-friendly website not only makes it easier to engage and convert mobile using customers, but also paves the way for better ranking and visibility on search engines.
While it is good practice to get a WooCommerce mobile app for your store, it is also important to optimize your website and make it more mobile-friendly.
We will first discover the benefits of making your website more mobile-friendly, and then learn the tips and tricks to optimize it for small devices.
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