If Pinterest isn’t already part of your marketing playbook, you’re missing out on an opportunity to tap into a highly-engaged community. Over 250 million users log in each month, actively looking for inspiration and new ideas.
Pinterest for WooCommerce is a new extension that creates a seamless, secure connection between your store and Pinterest. Get set up in minutes, and start driving sales from Pinterest users as they discover your products.
What is Pinterest, and why does it matter for eCommerce?
Pinterest is a social network that enables you to share and discover visual content, such as images and videos. It’s a bit like sharable bulletin boards: You can pin interesting or relevant content to thematically-organized boards.
Many people use Pinterest as a visual mood board to plan an event (such as weddings or parties), a space, or a creative project. It’s also a great place to explore your own interests – from recipes to tattoo ideas, you’ll find boards full of inspiration.
Branded content with visual appeal finds a comfortable home on Pinterest. Users are open to exploring what brands have to share, and product photography features prominently.
Reading has the power to spark children’s imaginations, transporting them to magical places where anything is possible.
Taking this idea a step further, Bang On Books personalized adventure books fully immerse kids in stories where they become the main character – the hero.
“Bang on” is a colloquial British term describing an item as being perfect or “spot on.”
Founders Simon and Hannah are aware of the impact that hand-crafted artwork and magical storytelling can still have on young minds in this digital, screen-based world.
Coming together to pen original stories for kids aged 2-10, their beautifully illustrated publications are full of fun and good morals, helping little ones fall in love with story time and grow into well-rounded people.
The process is pretty straightforward: Customers choose from several different stories online before customizing them in a three-step process:
Upload a photo of their child to the “Magic Mirror”
Pick a lead character, and enter the child’s name
Write a special dedication, making the story a gift that each child can treasure forever
Simon, Hannah, and the rest of the team don’t only write and illustrate each story, they print, bind, and ship each soft-touch laminated book from the United Kingdom themselves.
With such a unique, customizable, and hands-on product, it’s no surprise that the open-source freedom of WooCommerce was a natural fit for this band of creators.
Read on for our Q&A with Jonathan Young, in-house web developer at Bang On Books.
Our team is proud to announce a ‘feature plugin’ that introduces a new dashboard for WooCommerce from which store owners can manage and monitor all key reporting metrics.
WooCommerce Admin is ready for the world so everyone can start benefiting from new reports, while we continue to build features. This is similar to WooCommerce Product Blocks, which started as a feature plugin and will now be part of WooCommerce core.
Highlighted below are key features of WooCommerce Admin.
Combining content and commerce has long been a benefit of using WooCommerce and WordPress. In WooCommerce 3.6, we are taking this a step further by introducing eight new product blocks that allow insertion of products on any post or page in the store.
What this means is store owners are no longer restricted to only showing products in the product archive and/or on individual product pages – they can now seamlessly integrate content and commerce offerings across their stores on any page.
Note: To use the new product blocks in WooCommerce 3.6, store owners need to be running WordPress 5.0 or higher.
Sometimes the best time to check your store isn’t the best time to be at your computer – on a train, in a corridor between meetings, on a beach. Enter the new WooCommerce Mobile App to make store management easier!
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 side with an extended beta period, increased unit and integration test coverage, compatibility testing with our extensions, working with customers to do managed updates, and running 3.3 on WooCommerce.com.
WooCommerce 3.3 is a minor release, meaning it should be fully backwards compatible with all WooCommerce releases since 3.0. However, it’s still considered best practice, and recommended, to backup before updating.
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 support for active subscriptions, and for a year from today for lifetime subscriptions.
We’ve created a comprehensive plan for all our Canvas customers going forward. We aren’t simply dropping the theme, we are going to walk this road with you.
We know that this is a big change for you, but we believe it will set your sites up for better success in the future. Read on for more details about how we got here and how we can help moving forward.
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 simpler, unified shortcode for listing multiple products on pages.
To ensure this update is indeed stable, we’ve been doing plenty of testing on our side; releasing beta versions, testing our own library of extensions and themes, working with customers to do managed updates, and running 3.2 on WooCommerce.com. 👏
WooCommerce 3.2 is also a minor release, meaning it should be fully backwards compatible with 3.1 and 3.0. However, it’s still considered best practice, and recommended, to backup before updating.
At WooCommerce we’re passionate about the idea of eCommerce being open. By that we mean open to all budgets and an array of development skill levels, open to all locations, and open to everything from the simplest to most customized business ideas you can throw at it.
Today we’re proud to announce Facebook for WooCommerce, a free integration that opens up Facebook’s audience of more than 1 billion people to Woo store owners. It’s a significant step in our quest to democratize commerce on WordPress.
Read on to learn more about the two powerful ways this extension helps grow businesses.
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, we realized we’d never written very much about the thinking behind Storefront’s development, and why we’ve chosen to break functionality out into extensions instead of packaging it into the theme itself. “Why not just make Powerpack part of Storefront?” we thought you might ask.
Today, we’re setting aside a couple minutes to explain our “building block” philosophy behind Storefront, and how it’s influenced the development of extensions like Powerpack.
Developers and store builders don’t just choose to work with WordPress because it’s free (although it is) or because “everyone else is using it” (although they are). There are some pretty convincing reasons why WordPress has climbed to the top of the charts, and why WooCommerce has soared in popularity right along with it.
Stores backed by WordPress have multiple advantages over those on other platforms. And these advantages allow them to work faster, spend less money, and ultimately become more successful than their counterparts.
Let’s take a look at a few convincing reasons why shops running on WordPress have a competitive edge — and why you should join their ranks, if you’re not already among them. 🙂
Important note: at the moment, the extension is only supported in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK.
Our most requested integration is now available! With Square for WooCommerce, you can take payments online or offline through the same solution, keep your inventory updated, and sync product changes between WooCommerce and Square.
Read on to learn more about what’s available in this new extension, how it works, and how Square can benefit your store.