Understanding WooCommerce Template Overrides

One of the most common issues I see with WooCommerce sites are template overrides. In this article I want to first establish what a template override is, how it gets on your site, and how to either address or fix the issue. [toc] What is a Template Override? A template override simply means that a … Read more

The (True) True Cost of a WooCommerce Store

I recently came across an article called “The True Cost Of A WooCommerce Store”, posted on wpin.me. In the article, the author discusses hidden costs behind a WooCommerce installation and shows how prices can add up, eventually claiming it costs nearly a thousand dollars for initial licenses and that the renewal costs are extremely expensive. … Read more

Troubleshooting WooCommerce Issues – Where to Start

As a lot of people with WooCommerce on a .org site know, things may break. Sometimes conflicts arise when third party themes or extensions are used. Updates might break a custom feature or hook installed. An extension may not display how it should. You might experience slowdown. The possibilities are endless, but there are a … Read more

Change the Shop Title in WooCommerce

In this quick code snippet, we’ll talk about how to change your storefront’s shop title in WooCommerce. By default, it is set as simply “Shop”. One would think working with WordPress that we’d only have to change the name of the Shop page – unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work that way. Since the issue has … Read more

WooCommerce Product Bundles, Composite Products, and Mix ‘n Match – Which is right for me?

At WooCommerce, we have hundreds of plugins that site users use effectively every day. However, because no two sites are really the same, a lot of the plugins appear to overlap in use a little bit, resulting in the infamous, terrible question – “Which plugin is right for me?” Today, let’s go over three similar … Read more

How to Set Up Variable Products in WooCommerce

As any frequent readers (ha!) may know, I’m an avid fan of WooCommerce – I believe that it’s hands-down the best eCommerce platform available on WordPress, and one of the best available in the world. With untold flexibility and an ever-growing community, the sky’s the limit for the little plugin that started just a few … Read more

WooThemes Acquired by Automattic

In case you haven’t heard the hot news in the WordPress & eCommerce world, Automattic (the creators of the WordPress platform) have acquired WooThemes and their centerpiece product, WooCommerce. Naturally there are going to be a lot of questions, but rest assured – nothing will change right away, and the users will stay informed! Check … Read more

WooCommerce Product Variations Don’t Save

Having trouble with WooCommerce’s built-in Variable Products? No problem! Read the quick troubleshooting guide below to see some of the more common issues that plague user sites – of course, be sure to check for code conflicts first. With so many variables coming into play (even if they aren’t used), you can very quickly overload … Read more

The Best and Worst Themes for WooCommerce – 2015

Day-to-day, working with WooCommerce puts me in touch with users around the globe. From selling services to selling products and everything in between, a huge part of these small businesses rely solely on a stable eCommerce platform – naturally, the wisest choose WooCommerce. Lightweight, flexible, and adaptable, it’s far and above the competition… But unfortunately, … Read more