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Why You Should Avoid WooCommerce Template Overrides

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There’s an irritating message we see whenever a site has modified WooCommerce template files and the WooCommerce plugin updates one or more minor versions. There can be one or more default WooCommerce template file(s) that had been copied into the child theme and the HTML code tailored for the design. It’s not unusual to see up…

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Developer Hourly Rate Research

How much should your developer be charging you? This is a complex question to answer because the range is quite wide and there are many factors that contribute, such as location cost-of-living, skill level, how sharp the developer is and how busy his/her schedule is. I’ll provide you with United States oriented research I’ve come-up…

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WooCommerce Los Angeles Presentation: Performance Through Database Cleanup

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Join WooCommerce Los Angeles Meetup back at WeWork Santa Monica Broadway on Wednesday, June 5th at 6:30pm for a demonstration session on database cleaning. Sean Conklin from Coded Commerce, LLC will run a synthetic load test of add-to-cart and checkout so Meetup members can see process time results with concurrent users. He will then perform several…

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WooCommerce, Skunkworks Edition

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Awhile back I voluntarily moved into a role developing a customized enterprise WooCommerce platform to power a couple dozen properties. I eventually came to understand this as a Skunkworks – a project “developed by a small and loosely structured group of people who research and develop a project primarily for the sake of radical innovation”,…

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Maximize Your eCommerce Profits with Cross-Selling

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I highly recommend the article Maximize Your eCommerce Profits with Cross-Selling* from the Official WooCommerce Blog*. It was written by Stephen Roe on August 9, 2018. Key takeaways for maximizing revenue from cross-selling: Cross-selling has been known to increase revenue up to 35%! Cross-selling pitches products in addition to what the customer is already interested in. Up-selling suggests…

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Discussing WooCommerce and Code Snippets on WP Plugins A-Z Podcast

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I joined John Overall on his podcast WP Plugins A-Z for Interview 32 discussing WooCommerce and Code Snippets. Give it a listen and let me know how I did! Podcast description: Today’s interview is with Sean Conklin from CodedCommerce. We previously reviewed some plugins Sean has worked on. For example: Benchmark Email Lite, all the…

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Cleaning up your WooCommerce Database

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There’s lots you can do to improve database (DB) performance, but each change comes with risks. Always thoroughly test changes in a development environment first before making permanent database changes in production. Growth in data requires a growth in hosting to handle the scale of database size and queries. There’s only so much you can…

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