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Four ways to make managing your store’s updates easier

Don’t let updates run your store. Take back control with these tips to make managing them easier, from relying on your host to using a staging site.

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How to create and use backups with WooCommerce

Get tips and tools for creating, maintaining, and using backups of your store’s data.

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Win a golden ticket to WooConf

We’re hosting a conference this October for WooCommerce developers, the one and only WooConf! In fact early bird tickets went on sale just last week. Our theme for this year is open eCommerce, and in the spirit of the gathering we’re running our golden ticket competition for the third time. One lucky person will win a paid trip […]

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Announcing WooConf 2017: get all the details and reserve your spot

WooConf 2017 tickets are now on sale! Find out how you can save $200 by buying yours now, plus read all about this year’s conference.

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Start your new store quickly with PayPal Business in a Box

Start or grow your business with PayPal’s Business in a Box. Get what you need to sell online, take payments, manage your finances, and more.

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WooCommerce 2.6.10 fix release notes

The WooCommerce 2.6.10 fix release is now available. You can download it from WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. ~30 commits made it into this release fixing several issues. The main change to be aware of surrounds the variation add to cart form script. A few versions back we spotted an incompatibility&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce Powers 42% of All Online Stores

Last week Automattic published its annual “Year in Review” stats, including WooCommerce stats for the first time since the company acquired Woo in 2015. As of December, there are 1,594,894 active stores using WooCommerce and roughly 1/3 of those (530,000) are new in 2016. One of the most exciting areas (more…)

WooCommerce 2.7 beta 1 is here

WooCommerce 2.7 codename “Bionic Butterfly” has been tagged in GitHub and is ready for testing! This is a major release with large structural changes to help us work towards a more performant platform. There have been over 1900 commits from 16 contributors since July! You can download WC 2.7 Beta 1 here. ( @ v/&ellipsis;Read the full post »

2.7: A new CLI for WooCommerce

WooCommerce brings many improvements to the WP-CLI powered command-line interface we introduced back in WooCommerce 2.5. WP-CLI is a set of command-line tools for managing WordPress installations Our WC-CLI layer adds tools for managing products, coupons, payment gateways, shipping zones, and much more. In WooCommerce 2.5 and 2.6, the CLI was powered by it’s own&ellipsis;Read the full post »

What you can learn from Woo’s holiday sales

We’ve compiled learnings from Woo’s holiday sales. Read on for some key advice, how to handle ads, and tips on creating a positive user experience.

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WooCommerce 2.6.9 Security/Fix Release Notes

The WooCommerce 2.6.9 security/fix release is now available. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. ~44 commits made it into this release fixing several minor issues and taking care of some security hardening. The main change was that we updated WooCommerce for compatibility with WordPress 4.7 and the&ellipsis;Read the full post »

8 email features to add for a great customer experience

From straightforward subject lines to unexpected surprises, learn the features you should include in your store’s emails to keep your customers cheering.

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How a Berlin startup is bringing artisan food back to everyday life

Read the story of Gegessen Wird Immer, a Berlin-based startup using WooCommerce to sell fresh, healthy and delicious food across Germany.

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How to best suggest additional products to your shoppers

Effectively upselling to your shoppers can be tricky. Read how to use cross-sells, bundles and groups in WooCommerce to best make bigger sales.

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The importance of accessibility for your online store

Learn how to create a WooCommerce store that is accessible to shoppers regardless of their location, ability or how they access the internet.

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3 WooCommerce stores with awesome product customizations

See how these three stores have creatively used WooCommerce extensions and custom code to allow their customers to order truly unique products.

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WooCommerce 2.6.8 Fix Release Notes

We’ve made a small update today (WooCommerce 2.6.8) to fix a few issues. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. This release had ~14 commits. Fixed an issue where REQUEST_URI was missing a trailing slash during comparison in our page caching functions. Fixed an issue where empty prices were sent&ellipsis;Read the full post »

A developer’s checklist to optimizing your store for the holidays

Learn from one WooExpert what you should be doing now to prepare your store for the influx of holiday traffic, shoppers and purchases.

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Post-purchase emails to send to holiday customers

Don’t let your relationship with holiday shoppers end at the order receipt. Here are post-purchase emails you can try to bring them back again and again.

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How bundled products can boost your holiday sales

Boost your sales this holiday season with a bundle or two. Learn how product bundles can lead to higher interest and amazing sales.

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How to prepare for post-holiday returns

Post-holiday returns don’t have to be a pain. Here’s how to prepare your team and your store for the influx of returns and exchanges.

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Optimizing your payment process for a successful holiday season

Read about five things you should review on your store to ensure a smooth, customer-friendly payment process this holiday season.

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The new CRUD classes in WooCommerce 2.7

High order volume is one of the best problems a store can have, but it can really slow down your site’s performance. That’s why our team’s main focus this year (and going into 2017) is performance and scalability. We’ve put in motion a plan spanning several releases to help us tackle scalability head on, and you can read&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Helpful tips for holiday landing pages

Whether it’s a product page or a simple form, where a shopper starts their journey matters. Here’s how to create and optimize landing pages for the holiday season.

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WooCommerce 2.6.7 Fix Release Notes

We’ve made a small update today (WooCommerce 2.6.7) to fix a few issues. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. This release had ~11 commits. Fixed an issue where users without permissions to view reports, but could manage other parts of WooCommerce such as orders, could see the reports widget on&ellipsis;Read the full post »

How to handle common holiday shipping issues

Learn how to address common issues that might arise during the busy holiday shipping season, and how you can keep your customers smiling.

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How to prepare for the post-holiday tax season

The post-holiday season can be a perfect storm of profits… and taxes. Read what you should do now to prepare for the busy tax season in January.

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How to prepare your store for holiday traffic

Prepare your store for holiday traffic and guarantee that you’re ready to handle the hoards of customers coming your way.

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WooCommerce 2.6.6 Fix Release Notes

We’ve made a small update and released WooCommerce 2.6.6 today to fix a potential conflict with extensions. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. Only ~2 made it into this release to fix: A conflict with Local Pickup Plus due to 2.7.x code making it into the 2.6.x&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 2.6.5 Fix Release Notes

The WooCommerce 2.6.5 fix release is now available. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. ~82 commits made it into this release fixing several minor issues. The main changes are as follows. The ship to specific countries setting actually did nothing since 2.6.0. This has now been hooked up and&ellipsis;Read the full post »

Why process is key to providing memorable holiday support

If you want your holiday shoppers to have a good experience, you need good support. Learn how support processes can lend a helping hand.

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New product gallery merged in to core for 2.7

Followers of this blog will know that we’ve been talking about the possibility of revamping our product gallery display on single product pages. This post is simply to document that this has now been confirmed and indeed merged in to core. The feature will be included in WooCommerce 2.7. Here’s a (very) quick video demonstrating the new gallery: The&ellipsis;Read the full post »

How to get holiday shopper-friendly site navigation

Find out how to get clear, compelling navigation that works for your holiday shoppers, no matter what they’re trying to find or where they’re looking.

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Getting your WooCommerce settings right for the holiday rush

Thinking big picture this holiday season? Great, but don’t miss the little details. Learn which WooCommerce settings you should double-check right now.

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WooCommerce extensions to try for holiday sales

Use these select extensions to offer holiday shoppers better deals, send targeted emails, and spread the word about your sales.

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How to make your WooCommerce store stand out during the holidays

Running a sale or selling great products isn’t enough. Learn a few new ways to bring in the most shoppers possible during this holiday season.

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How to make the most of email marketing during the holidays

Using email marketing to reach holiday customers? Here’s what you should know about those emails – and how to get them read.

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How Ubuntu Baba sells baby carriers with love and WooCommerce

There’s a saying that a worried mother does better research than the FBI. When it comes to caring for, feeding and clothing tiny humans, the maternal force is strong. Shannon of Ubuntu Baba recognised an opportunity from her frictional experience trying to find a suitable baby carrier online, and built a beautiful business to serve new mums with a […]

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Four social media ideas for the holidays

Planning to promote your store with social media this holiday season? Here are four ideas you can use to reach more customers and increase your sales.

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How to sell to shoppers celebrating international holidays

With the holiday shopping season on the horizon, you’re likely beginning to give some thought to how you attract, market, and sell your products to customers in the same region as your store. But why stop there? If you can take payments from international shoppers and ship all around the world, there’s no reason you should […]

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What to consider about payments when selling internationally

Today’s post comes to us from Sue Park, the head of Small Business Partner Marketing at PayPal. She’s here to share some tips for those of you thinking about expanding your business on a global scale. Take it away, Sue! Global prosperity and mobile adoption are creating opportunities for small businesses to reach new customers […]

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The impact and opportunity of the sharing economy for eCommerce

Towards the end of last year I happened upon a massive traffic jam caused by cab drivers who’d climbed out of their vehicles to gridlock central London protesting Uber. Similar protests took place in France and mostly recently in Indonesia. Why the fuss? Disruption by the sharing economy. You can rue the day someone bumps […]

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7 WooCommerce extensions for more loyal customers

After you build your store and open it up to customers, your focus will shift to from generating sales to generating loyalty — and with good reason. As we explained previously, if you can get a customer to come back for a second purchase, the chances of them sticking with your store will dramatically increase. There […]

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The New WooCommerce Product Image Gallery

A couple of weeks ago we posted about an experiment we were working on to improve the product galleries in WooCommerce, particularly the mobile experience. We laid out options to have a lightbox, a magnification/zoom, or both and included a poll to get your feedback. After 442 votes, the results of that poll look like this; Lightbox&ellipsis;Read the full post »

The building block philosophy of Storefront

Today we released Storefront Powerpack, an extension that allows you to change the appearance of Storefront theme for WooCommerce — without touching a single line of code. Powerpack allows anyone to customize their store without dabbling in HTML or CSS, and the results of those customizations can be seen instantly. As we prepared to release this extension, […]

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A new product gallery coming to 2.7. Maybe.

The product image galleries in WooCommerce basically haven’t changed since version 1. The layout is fine, but the lightbox functionality is looking more than a little tired. Most importantly the experience on smaller handheld devices is terrible. We’d like to replace the lightbox functionality entirely with a carousel/zoom combination which will provide a lightweight, intuitive experience&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 2.6.4 Fix/Security Release Notes

The WooCommerce 2.6.4 fix/security release is now available. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. ~20 commits made it into this release fixing several minor issues. The main changes are as follows. The REST API image upload feature has been locked down to only allow images, vs all supported WordPress&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 2.6.3 Fix/Security Release Notes

The WooCommerce 2.6.3 fix/security release is now available. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. ~104 commits made it into this release fixing several minor issues and a potential security issue. The main fixes/updates are as follows. Securify reported an issue with the way captions were shown within PrettyPhoto.&ellipsis;Read the full post »

WooCommerce 2.6.2 Fix Release Notes

The WooCommerce 2.6.2 fix release is now available. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an automatic update in your administration panel. ~140 commits made it into this release fixing several minor issues and making some smaller tweaks. The main fixes/updates are as follows. We’ve made the password reset process redirect to the form and set&ellipsis;Read the full post »

How to run a successful memberships site

Everyone wants to feel like they belong. It’s a powerful desire that can drive human behavior, the formation of friendships… and even how people make purchasing decisions. Offering memberships on your online store or website triggers this same desire to belong — to be part of an exclusive club, to get insider perks and benefits. […]

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