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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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 […]
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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A little over a week ago, I traveled to Seattle along with designers and developers, freelancers and agencies from across the wide world of WooCommerce, for WooCommerce’s annual gathering at WooConf. For me, it was the culmination of 10 months of work that started early in January, when I came on board to plan the […]
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Charlotte Mason revolutionized education 100 years ago and is still having an impact today, especially in homeschooling. A British educator from the late 1800s, she left an impressive legacy in the form of extensively documented materials for home education. I think Charlotte Mason would have loved simplycharlottemason.com, the passion project of two homeschooling families and […]
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We’ve come to a difficult decision: as of today, we’re no longer selling Canvas. WordPress is constantly evolving, and Canvas is no longer a good option for site builders using newer versions of WordPress – we don’t want to recommend a theme we don’t think will serve you in the future. We’ll continue to provide […]
Since our last minor release back in June, we’ve been working on a multitude of improvements to improve the WooCommerce admin experience: Apply discounts to orders using coupons, without the chore of doing manual calculations. See which versions of extensions are tested with new WooCommerce updates, before updating. Improved management features for WooCommerce.com extensions. A […]
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Business ownership is a steady stream of satisfying milestones and ever-expanding to-do lists. Whether a budding WooCommerce entrepreneur or a seasoned store owner, you’re likely on the lookout for ways to cut a few corners and knock off tasks from your list. Automation is one surefire way to boost efficiency. Read on for tips on […]
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Running a successful business is tough. There are transactions to track, products to update and restock, new customers to onboard, support tickets to manage—and the list goes on. Plus, with your store open for business 24/7, the pressure is on to deliver a top-notch experience for customers around the clock. Luckily there’s a way for […]
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“What got us here won’t get us there… I want to have design leading the way. A lot more user research. A lot more mockups.” – Matt Mullenweg At WordCamp US 2016, Matt Mullenweg’s State of the Word outlined a vision for WordPress being design-led. Since then, WooCommerce has doubled down on our efforts to […]
Conferences have a few important features, two of them being content and people. Yes, a great venue, beautiful city, and awesome swag all add to it, but at the end of the day it needs to count to invest time and money in going somewhere. We get this. Excellence has consistently been top priority at […]
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Sometimes we’re under the impression that finishing a WooCommerce development project is the end of the road, but that’s really just the beginning. When you hand over a site it’s the start of that store’s life cycle and, as a developer, you likely will not be the most important person on the store anymore. The […]
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Until yesterday if you needed to transfer a WooCommerce.com subscription to a client or another WooCommerce.com user you had to submit a ticket and one of our Happiness Engineers would transfer it on your behalf. But no longer! You can now self-initiate a WooCommerce.com subscription transfer which can then be accepted or rejected by the user […]
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Part of the celebrations around our ninth birthday have taken stock of how Woo has evolved and grown over the years. Because support is a foundational part of our business and service, what better way to pause and review than through the voices of three of our longest serving happiness engineers. Stuart Duff, Sven Hutchinson, […]
WooCommerce is used by store owners from all over the world – store owners such as Tshegofatso Tlhong. Tshego is a young woman from Botswana with a strong entrepreneurial spirit, and is also the managing director and founder of Ziigie.com. We sat down with Tshego to find out more about how WooCommerce is helping her […]
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Imagine you live in a major city but WordPress is virtually unknown. Websites with presence are run by the government, there’s no WordCamp or meetup or startup culture, and people think you make keyboards when you say you’re a computer engineer. Now imagine that same city five years later. A multitude of diversified voices can […]
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Since our 3.0 release in April, we’ve been working on a slew of improvements to make it faster and simpler to get up and running with WooCommerce: Save time with the new, built-in import/export feature to add and update product information Manage WooCommerce.com subscriptions directly in WooCommerce Ship products more easily in the US and […]
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Our annual Golden Ticket Competition picks one lucky person for a trip to WooConf, on us! This year the WooCommerce Developers Conference is in Seattle, and we’re pleased to announce our winner is Kevin Eulenberg. Woo! Kevin is a frontend developer , UX interface designer , co-founder of Froux.co, passionate musician and vinyl lover and, of course, fan of open […]
Owning a Cinnabon at the mall means you’re only competing against the cookie store that’s also in that same mall. People who like cinnamon will stop by your store, and people who like oatmeal will probably visit the cookie store. You need not do much marketing because you’re only competing against one or two stores. […]
The Gold Coast of Australia is a highly sought-after tourist destination with its sunny sub-tropical climate, perfect beaches, surf culture, and buzzing nightlife. Tourism aside, it’s a major film production hub and – the home of Thrive, a digital agency integrating WooCommerce beautifully into their clients’ stores. Read on for our Q&A interview with Thrive’s founder, including why they […]
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From a rentable photo booth to ice cream delivered by van, here’s how Bookings is being used in unique (and inspiring) ways.
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WooCommerce Bookings isn’t just for making appointments. Find out how you can use it to sell your time, rent products, and more.
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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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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 […]
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 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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