Talking about UX optimization, the WooCommerce checkout is where you should focus most of your time. Shopping cart abandonment is a huge issue – think about hidden charges, lack of payment methods, checkout bugs and, also, too many checkout fields to fill out manually.
Today, we will see how to turn a checkout text field into a select dropdown. Why not let customers pick from a list instead of typing in? Enjoy!
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When my blog readers become official Business Bloomer supporters, a few custom fields are conditionally displayed on the WooCommerce checkout (thanks to this snippet or this other snippet).
For example I show a custom user Twitter field. Thanks to the snippets, this is automatically saved into the WordPress User Profile page. But as I love to thank each Business Bloomer supporter on Twitter, I wanted to generate an additional email reminder (to myself, or to an assistant’s email address for example) with the Twitter username I should be thanking. You might need something like this if you need to send a new customer email address to a coworker. Or maybe a new address to a dropshipper…
So, how do you send a custom email with some user information, after such user completes the checkout and a new WooCommerce order is created? Continue reading WooCommerce: Send Checkout User Info to Email Recipient
Yet another million dollar WooCommerce question… not! In fact, the answer is pretty damn easy: you should enable both payment gateways on your WooCommerce checkout (sorry about the spoiler). And here’s the proof.
Continue reading WooCommerce: Should I Use PayPal or Stripe @ Checkout?
While working for a freelance client I had to “detect” the cart item categories in order to apply some PHP customization.
So I thought – why not share with you how to display product categories in the Cart and Checkout? This adds a nice touch to those two vital pages, and prints a list of product categories under each cart item.
Also, I’m glad to introduce you to the amazing world of “wc_get_product_category_list“, a very handy WooCommerce PHP function!
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A freelance client sells two distinct products on the same website: a membership and an online course. Two different audiences, different formats and… different Terms & Conditions.
The goal was therefore to display the “Terms & Conditions” checkbox on the Checkout page based on the product in the cart. Once again, we’re going to use Conditional Logic. With that, the snippet is pretty easy to code!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Per-Product Terms & Conditions @ Checkout
A correct email address is worth a thousand dollars, some ecommerce expert would say 🙂 So, you don’t want your WooCommerce checkout visitors to mess up with that, do you?
What about adding an “Email Verification” field? In this way, we can make sure they double check their entry – and also show an error message in case they don’t match!
Let’s see how I implemented this for a freelancing client of mine – I’m sure you will be grateful!
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As WooCommerce snippet requests by #BloomerArmada fans keep coming to my inbox, it’s time to publish a very useful functionality.
Today, we’ll see how to deny purchasing to a given billing email address, if this is a user and happens to have a pending order already! Continue reading WooCommerce: Deny Checkout if User Has Pending Orders
Checkout page plays a huge role in your eCommerce success. It is one of the most important part of your conversion funnel. This is the page that brings revenue.
It doesn’t matter how many people are visiting your website if no one makes any purchase. Complicated checkout process is one of the main reason of high shopping cart abandonment.
You should always look for ways to make your checkout process as simple as possible. If you are using WooCommerce as your eCommerce solution you can easily change the checkout page design, remove or change the existing checkout fields order.
Continue reading WooCommerce Checkout Fields Customization Guide
This snippet could come really handy for several reasons. When you’ll need to do advanced customization of the checkout and its fields, hopefully you’ll thank me then 🙂
In today’s snippet, we will add a new checkbox and another new “hidden” field – then, if the checkbox is ticked, the field will show, otherwise it will disappear again.
Continue reading WooCommerce: Checkbox to Hide/Show Custom Checkout Field
There is a nice WooCommerce function you can use to exempt someone from Tax/VAT calculations. You could, for example, enable exemption once they enter a Tax/VAT number, or maybe if they specify a given ZIP code.
Such function is called set_is_vat_exempt(), and together with a little trick to “get” a checkout field on the go, the snippet is pretty simple to build and test. Enjoy!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Tax Exempt User Based on Checkout Field Value
Following up from the other day’s snippet (deny checkout based on cart weight), you might want to show what is the current Total Weight on the cart and checkout page in case this is useful to your customers.
Of course, in order for this snippet to work, all your products must have a weight, otherwise the total will always be equal to 0. So here you go – enjoy!
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A WooCommerce fan asked me: “How do you deny checkout if the cart weight is above a certain threshold?“.
Well, this is straight forward thanks to a WooCommerce core function called “cart_contents_weight” which allows you to get the total weight of your cart, and then the “wc_add_notice” function which shows a notification error.
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When it comes to “editing” stuff, chances are WooCommerce gives us a “filter” we can use without overriding core. The more filters, the more customization we can do. In this case, I wanted to change the “Returning Customer?” message on my own checkout. Continue reading WooCommerce: Edit “Returning Customer?” Message @ Checkout
I’m curious to know how many had the same problem. At WooCommerce checkout, some user fields such as billing_name, shipping_address_1, etc. are automatically saved into the “WordPress User Profile” upon processing.
But what if we also wanted to display and save another existing user field, such as “user_twitter”, or “user_url”, which you can find in the WP User Profile by default? Well, this is very easy: first, we add a custom checkout field; then, we make sure that when the checkout is processed we save that field correctly! Continue reading WooCommerce: Display & Save WP User Field (e.g. user_url) @ Checkout
Here’s how you force redirection to the checkout page every time a product is added to cart, no matter if you do so from the loop/shop pages or the single product page.
On top of adding the code to your functions.php you also need to double check your WooCommerce settings, see screenshot below. Enjoy!
Continue reading WooCommerce: Redirect to Checkout on Add to Cart
I invoice clients via WooCommerce, and then send them the “Invoice Email”, which takes them to the “Order Pay” page. Of course, I want to give them the option to pay via “Bank Transfer” (bacs), but I don’t want this to be visible on the default checkout page.
We’ve seen in the past how to disable payment gateways given certain conditions… but how do we “enable” one? Here’s a snippet for that – enjoy!
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I wanted to do something different on my own checkout page, and change the default “Have a Coupon?” message. Thankfully, WooCommerce gives us a filter we can use to accomplish anything we like – such as adding a FontAwesome icon or changing the text string completely!
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We’ve already seen how to set the default values for certain dropdowns (billing country and state, precisely). But what can we do when we want to define the defaults for the other “text” inputs, such as the billing_city?
Continue reading WooCommerce: Set Default Billing City (or other fields) @ Checkout
One of my premium course students had an apparently simple requirement. Her client didn’t want to show the “What is PayPal?” text (and link) on the checkout page. In fact, why sending users away from the checkout? And who doesn’t know what PayPal is nowadays? Well, let’s see how this is done via a simple “filter” – but this time I’d like to show you a step-by-step tutorial! Let me know what you think about this in the comments 🙂 Continue reading WooCommerce: How to Remove “What is PayPal?” @ Checkout
A North European client told me they’re really strict about billing and shipping addresses over there. Couriers usually require a separate “House Number” in order to dispatch packages within those countries.
This must be therefore placed on the checkout, BESIDE the “Address_1” field and made required. Also, it’s a good idea to make this show in the Admin Order, thank you page and notification Emails.
Continue reading WooCommerce: Add House Number Field @ Checkout