Open eCommerce can be contrasted to a paint-by-numbers application or drawing. There are many preset and cookie-cutter eCommerce providers out there, many of them quite popular and well regarded. Open-source software offers much more for a business or organization as it allows them to customize anything and make untold decisions to satisfy their unique needs.
Check out my video on the various ways to customize your WooCommerce sites, particularly using the Code Snippets plugin to better organize your PHP customizations. Also, check out my open-source library of WooCommerce code snippet samples.
I was recently tasked with migrating a legacy WooCommerce store into a newer environment and database. Here’s a couple of approaches you can consider if faced with a similar project – full database migration versus exports/imports.
Nonprofit organizations run on revenues from events, memberships, donations, and of course grants. Many are finding their way to WooCommerce to better fulfill their online eCommerce needs.
In this video I demonstrate a basic load test of WooCommerce orders using the ReST API and artillery.io
I recently worked with a client who had over 1,200 products with dozens of attributes, variations, and categories. Here’s how I migrated these products for staging.
An interesting set of questions recently came up: How best to take phone orders, change new orders just in, or append add-on items or orders to a customer’s account using stored payment. This is akin to performing a post purchase up-sell or cross-sell administratively.
I highly recommend the article Tips to Optimize Post-Purchase Experience for WooCommerce from the Official WooCommerce Blog by Cody Landefeld on March 8, 2018.
Storefront* is the official open-source theme for WooCommerce powered stores. There are significant benefits to implementing the official theme and making your site’s design work with it. Storefront can improve both form and function with a little patience in working it to suit your design needs.
I was inspired by a webinar I recently attended, Architecting Growth–How to Crush Million Dollar Projects by Pantheon – a geek friendly managed host for enterprise WordPress and Drupal clients. This webinar is presented by their co-founder and discusses much of what they’ve learned providing infrastructure for larger scale projects.