You launched a new feature on your WooCommerce store or added a subscription functionality for your customers but aren’t sure how your customers will take it, if it’ll help them, and wish to review the functionality yourself first?
Or, do you take remote orders over the phone and need a solution that lets you place orders on your WooCommerce store on behalf of your customers?
Well, there’s a solution. Several “Shop As A Customer” plugins are available in the market today for distinct WooCommerce use cases. They help you review your WooCommerce store’s functionalities for optimal performance.
So, in this article, we’ll review the top Shop As A Customer WooCommerce plugins and their main features. But first, let’s see how shopping as a customer can benefit your business.
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In WordPress, you get the “Sorry, This File Type Is Not Permitted for Security Reasons” error when you try to upload certain files to the Media library. Similarly, in WooCommerce you may get the same error when you try to upload a downloadable product download files.
Why is that? Well, by default WordPress only allows certain file extensions to be uploaded to the site. For example PNG, JPG, PDF, PPT, DOC, MP3 and MP4 are within the allowed file types – the reason being they are “safe” and won’t contain malicious code that could create problems within a WordPress install.
The thing is – I’ve started selling my first downloadable product (a mini-plugin) here on Business Bloomer and I needed to upload a ZIP file (the mini-plugin), a JSON file (a Code Snippet export file for those who don’t like plugins) and a TXT file (the plugin’s raw code for those who like to play with PHP). All went smoothly for the ZIP upload, but as soon as I tried uploading the JSON and TXT files I got the “Sorry, This File Type Is Not Permitted for Security Reasons” error.
Panic? Not really. It’s only a matter of finding the right code to change this default WordPress behavior. So, say hello to the “upload_mimes” filter, which allows us to do just that. Enjoy!
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It happened to me today while updating to WordPress 5.3, so I thought of sharing the fix with all the people who are going to have this problem now and in the future.
Honestly, I should have thought about this better – but it’s an early Saturday morning and maybe my brain is still asleep.
I kept getting always the same error, even after 10 refreshes and attempts, even while trying to use /wp-login.php or /my-account to login as opposed to /wp-admin. And when you get the same behavior no matter how many times you refresh or try again… well, it should be easy to understand why!
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You may have seen this error at least once, if you have used WordPress. When installing a theme, plugin or uploading a image or file, you may find this dreaded message on your screen.
Well, it has nothing to do with themes or plugins. The issue is with your server settings which limit the maximum size for uploaded files.
It’s a common error and it can be easily fixed. This error message is an indication of that the file you are trying to upload is larger than your web host allows (WordPress default file upload size is 2 MB).
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I worked with a client who uses the Shipstation plugin. After updating to the latest version of WooCommerce (2.2), the plugin stopped working and its tab under “settings” could not be clicked. On top, some of the dropdowns got broken. Here’s the fix, hoping that Shipstation updates the plugin asap. Continue reading WooCommerce: Shipstation plugin is broken [solved]
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
WordPress automatically limits your PHP memory to 40MB. This may result in your WooCommerce website being slow to process information, searches, product uploading and so on. Continue reading WooCommerce: Fix WP Memory Limit issue