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WooCommerce 3.3.2 fix release notes

WooCommerce 3.3.2 is now available. ~85 commits made it into this release. The full changelog is below. * Fix – Fixed admin product SKU searching and searching non-published products. * Fix – PHP7.1 notice when image height is empty. * Fix – Prevent repeated update_option calls on page load due to php type juggling. *&ellipsis;Read the full post »

The WooCommerce Seller’s Guide to Resale Certificates

As an online seller, chances are you buy the products you sell from a wholesaler or other supplier. Or, if you’re a crafter or manufacturer, you most likely buy the component parts of your products somewhere. The good news is that, in the U.S., you can buy products or component parts you intend to use […]

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Storefront 2.2.8 release notes

Storefront 2.2.8 has been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org. Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog: * Fix – Image bleed from next image in the gallery. * Fix – H1 site title tag on Front page instead of Posts page. * Fix – Number of columns and rows can now be changed in&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Developer’s Cheat Sheet: 5 Sales Tax Questions to Ask WooCommerce Clients

You’re a WooCommerce store developer with a lot on your plate. The last thing you need are sales tax questions or omissions – an often-forgotten but vital aspect of a website throwing off your development timeline. That’s why we put together the last cheat sheet you’ll ever need for helping clients set up sales tax […]

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Building an Omnichannel Business with WooCommerce and Square

In a survey of 1,164 U.S. business owners by Mercury Analytics last year, 42 percent stated that they take credit cards online, while 76 percent reported that they accepted credit card sales in person. In the blend of online and brick-and-mortar sales, what is the state and stance of your business? Perhaps you’re thinking of […]

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Use AMP to Make Your WordPress Site Load Faster

It’s no secret that as a retailer, your mobile strategy has become more and more important to staying competitive. As much as 50% of eCommerce transactions come from mobile today. In the holiday season of 2017, mobile purchases (tablet + smartphone) set a new holiday record, generating 47% of visits and 33% of revenue. Despite […]

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WooCommerce 3.3.1 Released, Addresses Template Conflicts

WooCommerce 3.3.1 is available and fixes template conflicts discovered in a handful of WordPress themes that forced the team to revert WooCommerce 3.3. The team reviewed handful of the most common themes running WooCommerce and tested them for compatibility with 3.3.1. WooCommerce developers recommend that theme authors use hooks instead (more…)

WooCommerce 3.3.1 fix release notes

WooCommerce 3.3.1 is now available. This release fixes conflicts with a handful of themes running template files from 3.2.x that were thus incompatible with the 3.3.0 update. You may have seen that 3.3.0 was removed from WordPress.org soon after release; this was to give the team time to look deeper into the conflicts being reported&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Understanding Automation for eCommerce Stores

“Automation” gets thrown around like a dirty word when used in relation to your business: “I don’t want to automate customer service, I hate not talking to a real person.” “I don’t want to automate emails, they’ll lose their personal feel.” “I won’t automate these fulfillment workflows, I want to be sure they’re accurate.” Too […]

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WooCommerce Design, Shipping, Payments, and Troubleshooting FAQs

Over in WooCommerce Customer Support, we get a pretty good overview of what people struggle with when getting started with WooCommerce based on recurring questions we receive. We put our heads together and bundled these questions about WooCommerce into four topics: Design, shipping, payments, and troubleshooting. Read on to fast-track your WooCommerce learning with our top […]

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WooCommerce 3.3 Removed From Plugin Directory Due to Theme Conflicts

Earlier this week, WooCommerce 3.3 was released and among the features was increased theme compatibility. However, soon after release, users of third-party themes reported issues with categories displaying improperly. Despite it being a minor release that should be fully backwards compatible with previous releases up to 3.0, WooCommerce has removed (more…)

WooCommerce 3.3.1 status update

As you may have seen, 3.3.0 was removed from WordPress.org soon after release on Wednesday; this was to give the team time to look deeper into some theme conflicts being reported and to avoid more users running into the same issues. The severity of the issue was relatively low, however, the volume of users running&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 3.3 Increases Theme Compatibility, Auto Regenerates Thumbnails

WooCommerce 3.3 is available and is considered a minor release. Based on the project’s new release process, it should be fully backwards compatible with previous releases up to 3.0. The orders screen has been redesigned with large buttons that indicate an order’s status. You can also view an order’s details (more…)

What’s new in WooCommerce 3.3: Revamped Orders screen, shop display improvements, and stock management improvements.

Since our last minor release in October, we’ve been working on a variety of improvements to WooCommerce: Redesigned Orders screen for easier order management. Simpler and more intuitive stock management. Image sizing and theme compatibility improvements. Shop customization features. To ensure this update is stable, we’ve been doing plenty of testing and QA on our […]

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WooCommerce 3.3 has been released

Today we’re excited to release WooCommerce 3.3 into the wild! 3.3 has been in development since October, and has had over 1581 commits from 80 contributors. 3.3 is a minor update. All changes should be backwards compatible with sites running any version of WooCommerce since 3.0, but we do still recommend ensuring extensions and themes&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 3.3 RC2

WooCommerce 3.3.0 RC2 is available for testing. This includes some fixes for issues identified during RC1. To test WooCommerce 3.3.0 RC2, you can use our WooCommerce Beta Tester plugin or you can download the release candidate here (zip). Think you’ve found a bug? Please post in detail to Github. The final version of 3.3 is&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Extending CRUD Data Stores in WooCommerce

Have you heard about CRUD? In programming it stands for Create, Read, Update, and Delete, basic operations we all perform with our data. With WooCommerce, that includes products, orders, customers, coupons, and other data stored in your database. Recent changes to WooCommerce relating to CRUD mean that the platform is on its way to being more […]

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February 6th: Dev chat #18

The next chat will be on February 6th 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. Here is the agenda for the chat: Open forum for 3.3 post-launch feedback,&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Storefront 2.2.7 release notes

Storefront 2.2.7 has been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org. Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog: * Fix – Reverted Chromium overflow fix introduced in 2.2.6 due to incompatibility with other Storefront products. * Fix – Jetpack Google Translate widget styling. * Tweak – Improved Grouped products table styling. * Dev – Added filters;&ellipsis;Read the full post »

How Saying “No” Wins More Work

Winning more work is what every company wants. They want to stop wasting time on proposals that don’t put money in the bank. Unfortunately, far too many freelancers and agencies enter talks with a prospect from the wrong angle. They default to saying yes, and only bother with anything getting close to a no when […]

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Storefront 2.2.6 release notes

Storefront 2.2.6 has been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org. Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog: * Fix – Price slider widget styling. * Fix – Apply styles to `a.woocommerce-store-notice__dismiss-link` instead of all links in the store notice. * Fix – Fix hidden content when there are no reviews. * Fix -&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Performance: Switching to post_author to store order customer IDs

WooCommerce core uses a post meta called _customer_user to store the customer ID for orders. Since the meta_value field of the wp_postmeta table is not indexed, this means that all the queries that need to filter orders by customer ID are very slow. To address this, in PR #17895, we are exploring the idea of&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 3.3 RC1

Today, the release candidate for WooCommerce 3.3 is available! 3.3 is a minor release with several improvements and some new features. Shipping a release candidate (RC) means we think we’re done but we’d like your help testing in case we’ve missed something. We hope to ship WooCommerce 3.3 on Tuesday, January 30th. To test WooCommerce 3.3&ellipsis;Read the full post »

How Passion and Innovation Became a Profitable Business and Online Store

It’s a one-of-a-kind tool that Drake producer, Noah “40” Shebib, raves about and Diplo can’t live without. Fans of Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Kanye West, Coldplay, and Justin Bieber have already heard Output’s work, whether they know it or not. So what is Output? Think innovative software and tools created for musicians, composers, producers, […]

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January 16th: Dev chat #17

The next chat will be on January 16th 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. Here is the agenda for the chat: 3.3 Release Candidate Modernizing the WooCommerce&ellipsis;Read the full post »

What’s new in WooCommerce Stripe 4.0: European payment gateways and a new credit card form

Stripe is a popular payment service provider for eCommerce stores worldwide, and we’re pleased to announce we’ve shipped a major release with a multitude of new features to enhance your experience of working with WooCommerce and Stripe. Payment acceptance using European and other non-U.S. payment gateways Fully PCI compliant credit card form on your checkout […]

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WooCommerce 3.3 beta 2

WooCommerce 3.3 beta 2 is now available. This beta release has a whole host of bug fixes and is ready for testing! To test WC 3.3 beta 2 you can use our beta tester plugin or download the release here. WooCommerce 3.3 will be released January 30th. The beta post explains all of the new&ellipsis;Read the full post »

How to Price Your WooCommerce Projects

Everything starts with the story you’re telling. One of the most overlooked aspects of pricing is the fact that it never happens in a vacuum. Pricing is always contextual. And to that end, the context for a WooCommerce project isn’t just the work that needs to be done. It’s about the customer, how they define […]

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The Future of eCommerce is Inclusion

Back in the 90s we’d talk a lot about eCommerce, but it seemed a bit unlikely to matter because not enough consumers had computers back then. Like Guy Kawasaki points out in his “Lessons of Steve Jobs” talk, there was a time in the last century when folks like Thomas J. Watson of IBM considered […]

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Top-Selling WooCommerce.com Extensions in 2017

We’ve had quite a year at WooCommerce, including three major core releases, launching new extensions such as Facebook and Fulfillment by Amazon, kick-starting WooCommerce Services, upgrading WooCommerce.com account management, hosting WooConf in Seattle, re-igniting our Affiliate Network, and more! Also this year, we shared more about the customers that typically find their way to WooCommerce.com. They […]

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An Introduction to GDPR Compliance for WooCommerce Stores

Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018 — is your shop ready? What is GDPR and what does it have to do with you? I attended WordCamp Manchester and WordCamp Stockholm in the last months, and they had one thing in common: Lots of questions about GDPR. I heard […]

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The Three-Headed WooCommerce Project: Your Agency, The Freelancer, and Your Client’s Developer

With predictions of online shopping phasing out retail outlets in the next decade, people are increasingly jumping on the online store’s bandwagon. Developing a WooCommerce project requires time and expertise that sometimes might not be available at your agency when you need it, forcing you to look for help elsewhere, like freelance developers. If you […]

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The 3-Headed WooCommerce Project: Your Agency, The Freelancer, and Your Client’s Developer

With predictions of online shopping phasing out retail outlets in the next decade, people are increasingly jumping on the online store’s bandwagon. Developing a WooCommerce project requires time and expertise that sometimes might not be available at your agency when you need it, forcing you to look for help elsewhere, like freelance developers. If you […]

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WooCommerce 3.2.6 fix release notes

WooCommerce 3.2.6 is now available. This fixes various minor issues, and includes some more improvements to cart rounding. ~50 commits made it into this release. The full changelog is below. * Fix – CSV Importer – Fix ID mapping to existing IDs. * Fix – CSV Importer – Unslash header fields to avoid extra slashes.&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 3.3 Beta is here!

Today we’re pleased to announce that WooCommerce 3.3 is available for beta testing! You can download it here. Release highlights 3.3 is a minor release and will be launching near the beginning of next year. There should be no breaking changes, new functionality should exist in a backwards-compatible manner, and updating from any release since&ellipsis;Read the full post »

9 Things You Should Know In Advance To Estimate On A WooCommerce Project

It’s probably one of the most common questions you’ve been asked in your professional life: “How much would a new WooCommerce store cost us?”. Any of its variants count as well: “how much will you guys charge us to build that extension?”. If you’ve worked on a WooCommerce project, you get the gist. As someone […]

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WC 3.3 Image size improvements

Let’s face it, product images are a vital driving force behind sales. Combine that with thousands of WooCommerce-enabled themes out there and it can become difficult to have product images that look good out-of-the-box on all of them. WooCommerce 3.3 aims to improve that with some changes to image size settings and the rendering of images.&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WC 3.3 will look great on all the themes!

It used to be that you had to find specific WooCommerce-compatible themes for your store. In the upcoming release we have made big improvements in how WooCommerce handles themes that were previously unsupported, so now you can run WooCommerce with any theme! On themes that don’t formally declare WooCommerce support the templates will render inside&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WC 3.3 New Webhooks CRUD

We have been talking a lot about CRUD since 3.0.0, and the reason is because we want move certain features from the WordPress post database table to new database tables. This improves the performance and scalability of those features. Starting with 3.3.0, our webhooks will not use the posts and comments database tables anymore, and we&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WC 3.3 Download Logging Feature

WooCommerce 3.3 will include a new download logging/reporting feature to track who downloads what from your store (when selling digital products). The issue relating to this was initially logged here. This feature was contributed by @procifer during his trial (Automattic are hiring!). The pull requests for this can be found here and here. They add&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WC 3.3 Product backorders and stock management improvements

Managing the product stock status cycle in a store is something that many store owners spend a lot of time doing. Products are always coming in, getting purchased, running out of stock, and needing to be reordered. WooCommerce 3.3 has improvements aimed at making stock management less time-consuming and more natural and intuitive for store&ellipsis;Read the full post »

December 12th: Dev chat #16

The next chat will be on December 12th 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. December 12th is also the day the WooCommerce 3.3 beta gets tagged! There&ellipsis;Read the full post »

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 »

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