Quite an interesting functionality! A WooCommerce client wanted their Cart pre-filled with one product as soon as their customers accessed the website. I don’t remember the exact reason, but this could be useful when you want to give them a free product by default, or you want to send your visitors straight to checkout with a product already in the cart without letting them add anything first.
Adding an item to cart programmatically is the same as “automatically”. Basically, all users will have a default, non-empty Cart filled with an item of your choice. So, let’s see how this snippet works!
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I’ve put together a visual (yet, you can copy/paste!) hook guide for the WooCommerce Cart Page. If you like this and it is helpful to you, let me know in the comments and I’ll create another one for the checkout, single product page and my account page.
You can find WooCommerce Cart hooks quickly and easily by seeing their actual locations. Great thing is – all you need to do in your functions.php is “add_action(‘place-hook-here’,’your-PHP-function-here’);” and you can place your custom functions anywhere on the WooCommerce Cart Page. Enjoy!
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A client needed to disable all shipping methods but Local Pickup for a certain variation ID. This may come useful if you’re looping through the variations on the cart/checkout page (check if variation ID is in the cart for example), so here you go! Continue reading WooCommerce: Disable Shipping Rate if Variation ID @ Cart
Mostly when working with external products in WooCommerce, you may want to not only rename “Add to Cart” into something else… but also opening the link into a new tab. Here’s how I did it!
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There are many reasons why you may want to remove columns (e.g. subtotal) from the Cart table. Sometimes you just want to make it easier for your customers. The less information you show the better!
Some other times, you may have custom requirements. Well, hiding a Cart table column is actually very easy – and despite this can be done with PHP I believe the CSS way is way faster in this case. Here’s how it’s done!
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Here’s how to limit your WooCommerce Cart to just one product at a time.
This simple PHP snippet can be used for many applications. For example, your store may only allow to buy one subscription at a time. On this same website, on the other hand, customers can only purchase one product at a time so it’s easier for me to manage invoicing and payments, given that I switch PayPal and Stripe accounts based on what’s inside the cart.
Here’s the quick fix – enjoy!
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When you apply a coupon code programmatically, for example, you may want to hide the coupon code on the cart and checkout page so that the code stays private and cannot be shared with others.
This solution will basically remove the coupon code (e.g. “VWXYZ”) from the “Coupon: VWXYZ” string that appears in the Cart and Checkout totals. Enjoy!
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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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A client asked me to completely remove the message that appears after you add a product to the cart from the product page. This is simply done by using a PHP snippet, so here’s the quick fix for you!
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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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The cart totals table cell title “Shipping” or “Shipping and Handling” appears also on the checkout page. So, what if you wish to “translate” this string from English to “better” English or completely customize it? Thankfully there’s a quick 4 lines snippet for you. Enjoy!
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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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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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A very annoying thing this is. If one of your WooCommerce shipping methods is Free, a label (Free) will appear next to it. It cannot be deleted via CSS as some WooCommerce function adds it via code to the shipping method label. So how do we deactivate it? Continue reading WooCommerce: Remove (free) in Shipping Method Label @ Cart
A client of mine decided to add a little notice (“30-day return policy offered”) just above the Add to Cart button on the WooCommerce single product page. There is no need to say this will allow her to increase the click-through rate and her sales conversion rate. Continue reading WooCommerce: Display Content Above Add to Cart @ Single Product Page
You may want to force users to login in order to see prices and add products to cart. That means you must hide add to cart buttons and prices on the Shop and Single Product pages when a user is logged out.
All you need is pasting the following code in your functions.php (please note: your theme may have overwritten some default WooCommerce functions, hence the code below may not work. Contact me if you need custom code). 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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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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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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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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