WooCommerce: Apply Coupon Programmatically if Product @ Cart

Users can manually enter a coupon code, refresh the Cart and see their discount apply… or you can do that automatically (or “programmatically” as we say in the dark web) when a user adds a product to the WooCommerce Cart 🙂

All you’ve got to do is creating a coupon, and then a PHP function will do the whole work. Automation is the best thing in the world!

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WooCommerce: Fixing Fatal error Call to undefined function wc_get_order()

I developed a custom payment gateway plugin for a client, who wanted to add a similar method to “cod” (cash on delivery). FYI, he wanted to add a method called “card on delivery”. I simply duplicated the code, added the PHP to a file, made a plugin and gave him the plugin zip file. And everything was working great… until he did a test checkout. Continue reading WooCommerce: Fixing Fatal error Call to undefined function wc_get_order()

WooCommerce: Exclude Category from [product_categories] Shortcode

Sometimes solutions are very simple, and you don’t need rocket science to fix your issue!

A client of mine needed to hide a category from the Product Categories Shortcode (“product_categories”); in fact, there is no parameter that allows you to “exclude” a given product category such as “uncategorized” or whatever category you wish.

A rare issue, but once again a quick fix! Here’s how you do it.

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WordPress: How to Add CSS to a Specific Page URL

This is an interesting topic. A WordPress/WooCommerce client could not add CSS via the usual way. In fact, Gravity Forms plugin (and in particular the “directory” extension), stores entries in the database BUT the directory page and the entries filtered list have the same classes, ids, and cannot be “targeted” with CSS.

Long story short, and Gravity Form or not Gravity Form, here’s the snippet you can use to add CSS to any WordPress page as long as you know its URL.

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WooCommerce: Hide Categories From Product Cat Widget

A client asked me to customize the Product Categories Widget that comes included with WooCommerce. In this case, they wanted to show ALL categories but the current one (when looking at a category page of course).

You can also use this tutorial to hide certain category IDs from the widget, or maybe “all product category names that start with a given string of text”. Case studies are millions, but the code base is always the same – we’ll make use of the “woocommerce_product_categories_widget_args” filter and provide a list of product categories to exclude. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Redirect to Custom Thank you Page

How can you redirect customers to a beautifully looking, custom, product-specific thank you page?

Thankfully you can add some PHP code to your functions.php and define a redirect to a custom URL (as opposed to the default order-received endpoint). This is a great way for you to add specific up-sells, social media share and other information that could help you convert additional sales. 

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WooCommerce: Remove Shipping Labels @ Cart (e.g. “Flat Rate”)

WooCommerce functions add the shipping method label on the Cart totals, on the left hand side of the price. This ruins the price amounts alignment (subtotal, shipping, taxes, total) and many clients have asked me to remove it completely. Also, it could be that sometimes you don’t want to show the name of a shipping rate on the front-end. So, here’s how you do it!

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WooCommerce: Add Prefix / Suffix to Product Prices

Sometimes you may want to add a prefix or a suffix to your prices. It could be something like “From…”, “Only…”, “…tax free” and so on.

The first good news is this is very easy to do with a WooCommerce filter (remember, filters change the value of an existing variable, while actions add content). The second good news is that you don’t need to know PHP, just copy/paste my snippet!

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WooCommerce: How to Fix the “Cart is Empty” Issue

For some reason, sometimes you add products to cart but the cart page stays empty (even if you can clearly see the cart widget has products in it for example).

But don’t worry – it may just be a simple cache issue (and if you don’t know what cache is that’s no problem either) or a theme / plugin “conflict”.

The WooCommerce Cart page is extremely delicate; it displays dynamic content based on cookies and PHP sessions, is coded with PHP but also JS and Ajax, requires to be excluded from cache and is subject to problems in case of out of date software.

So, here’s your “Empty Cart” troubleshooting checklist you can follow without any technical knowledge.

I also recommend you read through the (many) comments, because many developers shared what worked for them too. Good luck!

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WooCommerce: How to Shorten Product Titles

A very common WooCommerce shop page issue: sometimes (and especially with affiliate stores), WooCommerce product titles are way too long and go over several lines, messing with the overall vertical alignment.

On top of this, you may also want to keep the shop experience consistent, and make all the WooCommerce product titles of the same length. This is how you do it. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: “You Only Need $$$ to Get Free Shipping!” @ Cart

This is a very cool snippet that many of you should use to increase your average order value. Ecommerce customers who are near the “free shipping” threshold will try to add more products to the cart in order to qualify for free shipping. It’s pure psychology.

Here’s how we show a simple message on the WooCommerce Cart page. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce: Fix the “uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini” error

When importing a big export file from another site, or when installing dummy data from your template developer, the error “the uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini” is likely to show. Here’s what you can do to fix it. Continue reading WooCommerce: Fix the “uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini” error