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Woo Marketplace Suggestions Settings


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The Marketplace Suggestions settings in WooCommerce empower store owners with the flexibility to customize their experience by managing the types of recommendations and suggestions they receive. This document provides a comprehensive overview of the settings available, how they work, and best practices for customization, including the use of a new filter to disable suggestions programmatically.

Introduction to Marketplace Suggestions

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Marketplace Suggestions in WooCommerce are designed to assist store owners by providing personalized recommendations for extensions, services, and features that can enhance their ecommerce store. These suggestions are based on the store’s current setup, installed plugins, and usage patterns to ensure relevance and value.

Understanding the Settings

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Show Suggestions

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  • Description: Display suggestions within WooCommerce, allowing you to receive personalized extension recommendations directly in the WooCommerce admin interface. These are designed to help you discover tools and features that can drive growth and efficiency for your store.

How to Access and Configure Settings

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To access and configure your Marketplace Suggestions settings, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to WooCommerce > Settings > Advanced > WooCommerce.com in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Here, you will find the “Show Suggestions” checkbox.
    • If checked, you allow WooCommerce to show personalized suggestions within the admin.
    • If unchecked, you opt not to pull suggested extensions from WooCommerce.com, and you will see a static list of extensions instead.

After making your selection, click the “Save changes” button to apply your preferences.

Disabling Marketplace Suggestions Programmatically

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For those who prefer to programmatically disable marketplace suggestions that are fetched from woocommerce.com, add the woocommerce_allow_marketplace_suggestions filter to your theme’s functions.php file or a custom plugin.For example: 

add_filter( 'woocommerce_allow_marketplace_suggestions', '__return_false' );

This filter will completely remove Marketplace Suggestions from your WooCommerce admin.

Best Practices for Using Marketplace Suggestions

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  • Tailor the Experience: Select your settings to ensure you’re receiving the most relevant recommendations for your store.
  • Explore Recommendations: Take time to explore the suggestions provided. They can offer valuable insights and solutions to enhance your store’s functionality and customer experience.


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Q: Will enabling suggestions impact my store’s performance?
A: No, the suggestions are designed to be unobtrusive and do not impact your store’s performance.Q: Where are these suggestions visible?
A: These suggestions are only visible in your WooCommerce Admin panel, and will not display on the store’s frontend.Q: Can I opt out of receiving all recommendations?
A: Yes, you can disable the “Show Suggestions” setting through the WooCommerce admin to opt out of dynamic recommendations, or use the provided filter to disable all recommendations programmatically.

Troubleshooting Tips

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If you encounter issues with Marketplace Suggestions settings:

  • Ensure your WooCommerce and WordPress versions are up to date.
  • Check your store’s connection to WooCommerce.com for updates and recommendations.
  • Consult the WooCommerce support forum or contact support for further assistance if problems persist.