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10 surprising things you can do with WooCommerce

June 22, 2016 - 6 Comments

Just starting out with WooCommerce? Or are you a seasoned pro?

Regardless of your level of experience with WooCommerce or eCommerce in general, its potential may surprise you. There are hidden features in the core plugin that may come in handy, powerful options enabled via extensions, and unrecognized productivity hacks you can try out to make your day easier.

The beauty of WooCommerce is that its potential for growth and expansion enables you — either as a store owner or developer — to build amazing things. And the more you know about the platform’s capabilities, the more you can create with it!

Our aim today is to give both you newbies and pros a look at 10 things you might not have known you could accomplish with WooCommerce. From on-page features to automation, here are a few tips and tricks you’ll love to be “in the know” about.

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Product Vendors 2.0 makes managing vendors simpler

February 23, 2016 - 42 Comments

TL;DR: Product Vendors version 2.0 has arrived! You can upgrade via your WordPress dashboard or download it from your My Account dashboard. Remember to make a backup of your store before installing the update. Enjoy!

With the Product Vendors extension for WooCommerce, store owners can instantly transform any shop into a multi-vendor marketplace, complete with multiple vendors, products, and payout settings.

With today’s release of Product Vendors version 2.0, we’ve added new features that make running a marketplace site even simpler. From a new vendor sign-up form to built-in per-product shipping settings to improvements to commission and payout settings, this update is designed to save you time while giving your vendors even more options.

With Product Vendors 2.0, managing your vendors is a simpler, faster process.
With Product Vendors 2.0, managing your vendors is a simpler, faster process.

Keep reading to learn about all the exciting changes we’ve packed into 2.0 and how they can help you grow your store.

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10 free WooCommerce extensions for new stores to consider

January 13, 2016 - 24 Comments

Starting your WooCommerce store is a thrilling experience. We know that heaps of hard work goes into each launch, whether you’re selling a single subscription service or hundreds of unique items sourced globally.

With so much to consider during setup, from payment gateways to promotional opportunities, it’s not unusual to worry about costs. You certainly don’t want to break the bank before you’ve even sold a single product.

As you likely already know, part of the beauty of WooCommerce is that it gives you a free platform that can be added and expanded upon with nearly endless extensions. In the interest of getting you up and running quickly — and saving you money — we’ve collected ten solutions you should try when you first start your store.

From plugins to monitor your traffic to add-ons that will improve your emails, here are some of our favorite free WooCommerce extensions for new shop owners.

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Top 10 extensions for marketing your WooCommerce store

April 7, 2015 - 28 Comments

The truth remains that no matter how amazing your store and products, people are not just going to show up and throw money at you. Even Coca-Cola knows there’s no good time to take the foot off the gas and let up on marketing, establishing your brand, driving sales and working on UX to drive sales and secure customer loyalty.

It’s an attention-jungle out there, and once your WooCommerce store is running – it’s in good company, with over 7 million downloads – you’ll do well to commit money and time towards marketing. This can take the form of serving up great content on social media, Facebook advertising, remarketed ads on the Google network or marketing by adding extensions to your store itself.

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5 WooCommerce Plugins That Can Help Online Stores to Build Customer Loyalty

August 14, 2014 - 2 Comments

Customer loyalty is a prized possession in business.

Not only does it mean that someone is loyal to your brand and your products, but it also greatly increases the likelihood of somebody becoming an advocate on your behalf. Customer advocates go out into the world and spread the word about your company and what you offer. They do the selling for you, which is pretty damned cool.

Now does it make sense why you should make building up a loyal customer base a priority?

That may sound like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be – especially with the help of WordPress plugins. With that said, in this article I’m going to list five plugins that can help you to build customer loyalty. Enjoy!

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WooCommerce has a lot of downloads

January 28, 2013 - 38 Comments

That’s a lot of people using WooCommerce! When humanizing a statistical figure of 500,000 we realise how massive our eCommerce plugin has grown in 16 months. It’s transformed our business, and according to all your feedback enabled businesses all around the world.

With that said we are celebrating this milestone in true Woo fashion.

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This week’s WooCommerce releases – Name Your Multiple Advanced Redirect Measurement Shipping Addresses

September 6, 2012 - 46 Comments

This week in WooCommerce, folks, hosts another milestone in WordPress eCommerce, as well as a collection of extensions and updates to keep your online store running at it’s finest on WooCommerce. Included in this week’s release we have a Measurement Price Calculator, Name Your Price, Advanced Notifications, Shipping to Multiple Addresses and more.

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Celebration time

July 9, 2012 - 38 Comments

4 years ago today WooThemes launched. What started as 3 WordPress designers dabbling in commercial theme development working from three home offices in Cape Town, London and Stavanger, is now a 24 person team supporting a community of 240,000 users.

WooThemes has become much more than just a WordPress themes company and we are hugely excited about our next few steps we are taking to truly become a one-stop WordPress powered business solution provider. WooCommerce and WooDojo have proven we are also a plugin development powerhouse and with our recent re-structuring and recruitments the next year is bound to be a monumental one for us.

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More extensions, more power

March 1, 2012 - 44 Comments

It seems every thursday WooCommerce just gets more and more powerful thanks to our community of WC developers and  the efforts of our in-house team. Today sees the release of 7 extensions AND WooCommerce 1.5.

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More power to the people

February 16, 2012 - 58 Comments

It’s been only 2 weeks since the release of WooCommerce 1.4 and our download stats have clocked over 65,000. We are all for keeping this momentum powering WooCommerce forward and that is why we are releasing another pile of powerful extensions today. What is important to note is that these aren’t payment gateway extensions either, all catering for different requests by the community!

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WooCommerce 1.4 is released

February 1, 2012 - 145 Comments

We couldn’t wait any longer for our usual Thursday drop, especially seeing we’ve been quiet on  the WooCommerce front the last few weeks with Mike and Jay coding up an absolute storm in their bunker in the UK! With that said we are HUGELY excited about today’s release of WooCommerce 1.4!

Version 1.4 is perhaps not a massively exciting release for the end-user, but for developers it’s a biggy. We’ve re-written large chunks of code, made all round refinements to the plugin for our plans going forward, and optimised performance levels. Of course we’ve added some more bells and whistles too, but a lot of the changes are under the hood.

Important note: Version 1.4 of WooCommerce requires WordPress 3.3+, as well as updates to various WooCommerce extensions, shipping methods, and themes (for compatibility reasons). If you see an update available for your product please update accordingly, otherwise small modules of your shop might not work. As always, we also recommend you backup your site.

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More WooCommerce goodies & an update on 1.4 progress

January 19, 2012 - 62 Comments

From the outskirts it probably seems a little quiet compared to our usual lightening pace of WooCommerce development? Never fear though, inside WooLabs things are seriously heating up with a HUGE amount of time going into version 1.4, that will be one of our most noteworthy updates in our track history. That’s still a couple weeks away, with the exact release date kept mysteriously vague for now. We do however have something to tide you over. 4 exciting new extensions.

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Thursday’s theme release & WooCommerce update

December 8, 2011 - 31 Comments

Today’s release is a beauty. A few months back we asked the talented Mr. Chris Rowe, who’s helped design a handful of our business, photography and personal themes, to design his first WooCommerce specific theme. Needless to say, he didn’t let us down and brought his usual attention to detail, clean styling, and crisp typography to the table to produce “Sliding”.

Sliding is a design that although hugely flexible in implementation I believe is tailor suited for online fashion stores. With a flexible slider designed for portrait shaped imagery your product line is presented professionally, whilst easily accessible. They key to any online store’s success is good photography and this theme shines with it.

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On the first day of December, my true love gave to me…

December 1, 2011 - 11 Comments

Seems like everyone is wondering where this year has gone? Here at WooHQ we know exactly where it has gone for Jay and Mike in the WooLabs – in developing a wealth of value with WooCommerce extensions, themes and child themes for a fast growing community of users.

WooCommerce 1.3

Today see’s the release of WooCommerce version 1.3. A significant upgrade with a rewritten tax module, Schema.org markup for products and reviews (a standard used for Google to make products machine readable), free shipping coupons, improved interfaces for orders and various other improvements and fixes that can be viewed in the changelog.

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You know what day it is?

November 10, 2011 - 25 Comments

As has been the case the last few Thursdays, and most likely the next few to come, you have probably come to expect some WooCommerce goodness to drop. Today see’s the release of an incremental WooCommerce plugin update, that certainly packs a lot of punch for a version 1.2.1, as well as the release of 7 extensions.

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