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November 2017

Join the WooCommerce Affiliate Program and start earning for all referrals

We’re pleased to announce that WooCommerce has now been added to the affiliate program on refer.wordpress.com! Earn 20% on all referrals by recommending the platform and extensions available on WooCommerce.com to your audience. Keep reading to find out more, then create a refer.wordpress.com account, and pick WooCommerce to start collecting cash. Program overview The WordPress.com Affiliate program now includes […]

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Myths, strengths, and weaknesses of open eCommerce

This is part of a series of posts highlighting talks from WooConf. Watch the video or read the points below.     It can be daunting to know where to get started, if you’ve not worked with or used open source software before: “Where do I turn when I have questions? How do I go […]

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Selling to international customers? How to cross borders with ShipStation.

Expanding product sales to a global customer base can be a great avenue to increase volume and revenue. But selling across borders brings a host of questions. One of the areas most impacted is shipping. Let’s dive right in! Quick WooCommerce settings General settings In selecting locations, you can choose to sell to all countries […]

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WooCommerce 3.2.5 fix release notes

WooCommerce 3.2.5 is now available. This fixes a few compatibility issues with WordPress 4.9, and a conflict with themes using product shortcodes. ~25 commits made it into this release. The full changelog is below. * Fix – WordPress 4.9 – REST API – Updated schema, sanitization, and validation callbacks to support correct data types. *&ellipsis;Read the full post »

November 28th: Dev chat #15

The next chat will be on November 28th at 17:00 UTC in the #core channel of the WooCommerce Community Slack. If you don’t already have access to the group, you can request an invite at the bottom of the WooCommerce developers page. Our host this time will be Patrick Garman. Patrick is a partner at&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce Explores the Possibilities and Challenges for E-Commerce in the Gutenberg Era

The next release of WordPress (5.0) will introduce the new Gutenberg editor and contributors plan to keep it rolling towards the eventual goal of providing a full site building experience. Nearly every WordPress theme and plugin developer will be impacted by the change and many are starting to look ahead (more…)

WooCommerce 3.2.4 security/fix release notes

WooCommerce 3.2.4 is now available. This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites as soon as possible. Versions 3.2.3 and earlier are affected by an issue where cached queries within shortcodes could lead to object injection. This is related to the recent WordPress 4.8.3 security release.&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WC 3.3 Order screen changes, including a new preview function, ready for feedback

As part of the 3.3 release cycle we’ve been working on adding some features to the order screen, and improving general appearance. First let’s take a look at the current order screen and point out some issues. Problems: Status icons are only used on this screen, and have little meaning or context. Action icons are similarly confusing,&ellipsis;Read the full post »

MailChimp for WooCommerce: Holiday Tips

Pumpkin spice is back in stores, and that means it’s time to get cracking on your holiday marketing plan! When it comes to driving revenue, the holidays are often the most hectic—and most important—time of year. There are tons of ways business owners can capitalize on the season, from retargeting ads to acquire new customers, […]

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Preparing WooCommerce for the arrival of Gutenberg

Dedicated WordPress users have probably heard about Gutenberg, the revolutionary new editor currently in development as a feature plugin and scheduled for inclusion in WordPress version 5.0. It transforms the way we edit content of our WordPress websites by providing a richer “block”-based experience. Put simply, a block is any single element of content – […]

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Watch the State of the Woo! After You Give WooCommerce Your Name and Email Address

If you didn’t watch the live stream or attend WooConf in-person, you’re in luck as videos from the event are starting to come online. The first talk highlights is the State of the Woo by Todd Wilkens, Head of WooCommerce. Wilkens shares stats, provides an overview of projects the team (more…)

WooConf: State of the Woo

This is the first part in a series of posts highlighting talks from WooConf. You can watch the talk or read some of the points below.     WooCommerce has been amazingly successful over the last five years. The plugin itself has more than 32M downloads, more than 3M active installs, and over 600 contributors […]

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Insights from the WooCommerce Marketplace: Successful Extensions are Built on Understanding Customers

When WooCommerce launched in 2011, we launched something alongside it: an online marketplace where builders could buy extensions to customize their stores. Over the years, the WooCommerce Marketplace grew from the original nine extensions to nearly 400 products, and from a few developers to nearly 40 companies actively creating, updating, and supporting extensions. For the […]

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November 14th: Dev chat #14

The next chat will be on November 14th at 16:00 UTC in the #core channel of the WooCommerce Community Slack. If you don’t already have access to the group, you can request an invite at the bottom of the WooCommerce developers page. Here is the agenda: Contributing to WooCommerce follow-up WooCommerce 3.3 Theme support to&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 3.2.3 fix release notes

The WooCommerce 3.2.3 fix release is now available. You can download it from WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. ~13 commits made it into this fix release. The main reason for doing it is to fix a conflict we’ve been seeing with shortcode based plugins and the shop page due to&ellipsis;Read the full post »

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