TL;DR: We’re building a way to connect services to WooCommerce that makes use of hosted components to simplify the process and create a better experience. If you’d like to get involved in testing, join us now. If you want to know more, read on or check out our post on the developer blog.
Since we launched Storefront one year ago, our flagship WooCommerce theme has come a long way. It’s seen hundreds of thousands of downloads, plenty of extensions, and even some new clothes in the form of child themes. Today happens to Storefront’s first birthday.
With so many plugins available for your self-hosted WordPress site, it can often be really tough to choose the ones that best suit your needs. Currently, there are nearly 40,000 plugins in the official repo, not to mention countless premium plugins available for purchase from a host of different companies.
TL;DR: WooCommerce version 2.4 is here – upgrade via your WordPress dashboard. To make the process as smooth as possible, make a backup, updated your extensions, view our upgrade guide and then upgrade WooCommerce. Today, we’re marking another step in the WooCommerce journey: the release of WooCommerce 2.4, the Helpful Hedgehog.
Host a meetup? If you are interested in hosting a WooCommerce Meetup in your city we have put together a short guide covering expectation, selection criteria and our involvement here . If you would like to host a meetup get in touch with us so we can see how we can help you out.
As a store owner, you might want to limit certain products, pages, or pieces of content to specific groups of visitors or customers. You might want to restrict certain physical or digital items to customers who sign up or subscribe, or only give rewards in the form of content or products to those who belong to a special group.
So you’ve created a Pinterest account for your online store. By this point, you might have a hundred or so followers, and you’ve likely been able to attribute a few sales back to your boards or user repins. Things are good with Pinterest… but they could be better, and you want a bigger piece of the pie.
There are hundreds of guides out there on the topic of search engine optimization. From beginner’s guides that aim to get you started from scratch to more advanced guides that talk about complicated-sounding topics like .htaccess files and server log analysis, they all promise to educate you on SEO so you can rank better and sell more.
Today marks the beginning of the next exciting chapter in our journey as WooThemes. The short and sweet of it – we are joining the Automattic family! Read more about this from WooThemes co-founders, Mark and Magnus and from Matt Mullenweg of Automattic. What does this mean for our customers?
The WooCommerce 2.3.6 release is now available via WordPress.org or automatic update in your administration panel. This release includes fixes for several minor issues, including some edge case issues such as redirect loops when using memcache, and 2 potential security issues within admin. Read more about the fixes in the changelog.
If making money setting up a paywall sounds like a useful skill, keep reading. This case study examines how aktieraadet.dk sells premium content thanks to WooCommerce, Groups and Mailpoet. Did we mention it’s almost free to set up? My name is Thomas Clausen. I work as a Manager of Digitalization in the Danish transport system DSB.
February has been a busy month for WordPress – particularly if you’re interested in what’s happening on WordPress.org. With a maintenance release and some significant UI improvements, there’s a lot to cover. Minor releases like this don’t necessarily warrant big news, but it’s good to know that WordPress 4.1.1 fixes 21 bugs in core.
When your team works remotely, desks come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Inspired by this post we decided to give the world a glimpse into what Woo workspaces look like right about now. We have to agree with SignalNoise, being a 100% remote company sure results in a diverse bunch!
If you pay close attention to the new themes released over at wordpress.org you may have already noticed that earlier today the first official Storefront child theme ” Boutique ” went live and is available for download. Boutique is a re-imagination of our very first WooCommerce theme “Wootique” and heralds the next step in the progression of our newest top-level product; Storefront.
WordCamps are interesting things. A bunch of people from different corners of the world flung together for the sake of WordPress for a short sharp burst of learning, connecting over good coffee and apples that need washing. Right? I have four notches on my WordCamp belt, the freshest of which was acquired at #WCNO2015.
Heard of Receiptful? They do supercharged email receipts for eCommerce with easy setup, analytics, upsells and out-the-box integrations with leading platforms. At the helm? Adii Pienaar, longtime friend and co-founder of WooThemes. In 2008 WooThemes was founded by Magnus Jepson, Mark Forrester and Adii, a formidable team who together played a key role in the early stages of the premium theme industry and eCommerce for WordPress.
Examining, refining and streamlining our product offering is of paramount importance to us at WooThemes. The reasoning behind this is that we feel we’ve managed to replace our older themes with newer themes that boast more functionality/features and better design, but also because only a very small percentage of our customers seem to find value in these themes within our catalog.
I’m excited to announce the release of WooCommerce 2.3 Handsome Hippo. We named this release Handsome Hippo because we wanted to dedicate it to making WooCommerce easier to use. That means moving admin settings around, making the cart page more intuitive, updating the default email styles, and a whole lot more.
Today we’re proud to announce that the latest and greatest version of WooCommerce has been released; v2.3, codename Handsome Hippo. 2.3 has been in active development for around 5 months and has seen around 1800 commits from 22 contributors.
At WooThemes we like to keep our ear close to the ground when it comes to what’s going on in the WordPress community around the world. To that end, we’re starting a monthly wrap-up post that keeps you up to date about all the important happenings in the WordPress world.
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This week we’re happy to announce WC 2.3 “Handsome Hippo” beta 1 is available for testing. ╭────────────╮ ^oo^ ┃ Woo! 2.3 ┃ (..) ╰─y──────────╯ () () ()__() Since 2.2 we’ve had a humongous 1389 commits.
ABC’s Shark Tank is a US television show and a favorite among American entrepreneurs. Each week, business owners offer up a piece of their equity in exchange for cash from savvy and respected investors. It’s exciting to see entrepreneurs get their dreams funded – but what do these contestants have in common?
Thank you to all our customers for a great 2014! We’ll be a little quieter over the next week as we take time off to spend with our family and loved ones. We’re still helping you in our tickets, and our knowledge-base and documentation are still available. Happy Holidays!
You may (or may not) have heard by now that the EU are introducing new rules surrounding VAT on digital goods from the 1st Jan 2015. We’ve been aware of these changes for a while now and have been working on some solutions in order to make these changes a little easier to handle.
The WooCommerce 2.2.9 release is now available via WordPress.org or automatic update in your administration panel. Thanks to all of our contributors who’ve been helping out. There were several fixes in this release, including sanitizing data correctly during registration and minor tweaks related to taxes. Read more about the fixes in the changelog.
WooThemes tend to have a soft spot for anything South African and Dark Horse is no exception. I met co-founder, Jarrad Nelson at The Old Biscuit Mill in Cape Town last year and heard a little of their story (whilst drooling over a very beautiful leather satchel).
Perhaps this sounds familiar: You’ve always wanted to start your own business and finally have some time to make the dream a reality. A slick website to showcase and sell your products is the next step, but potentially costly, so you investigate setting it up yourself.
Good things are worth repeating and for the second year running we’re spooked to bring you a little Halloween treat. We have to say we’re kind of worried about Hiro who is not looking his best, but we’re confident at about midnight he will go back to his usual chipper self.
It isn’t everyday that WooThemers get see each other face to face. This past weekend a half dozen of us came together to attend WordCamp San Francisco, chat with our customers, and eat some amazing burritos (seriously – they were delicious). In attendance were Bryce, Cobus, Dwain, Danny, Marina, and myself.
WooCommerce 360 Image provides you with an easy way to add a dynamic, controllable 360º image rotation to your WooCommerce site. By simply adding a group of images to a product’s gallery, you’ll have a beautiful image rotation replace the product’s featured image. It’s responsive, touch-enabled and extremely easy to use.
Nearly a year ago we sat down with two ridiculously smart, Cape Town based, data scientists – Rob Elliott and Nick Pentreath – and discussed machine learning, big data and the possibilities presented thereby for self hosted ecommerce stores.
Expand WordPress Functionality Our range of functionality enabling WordPress plugins provide you with loads of additional features when setting up your website. From testimonials, to portfolio management. Custom sidebars to learning management systems. View Plugins
Your readers will love how easy it is to navigate and digest your content. Reading as it should be, undisturbed and with good flow! The masonry layout on the homepage and archives immerses the user in your content providing a convenient portal from which they can easily select articles to enjoy.
Up until now ideas and roadmapping in general have been spread out across several places; todo lists, a GitHub Wiki page, within old GitHub issues, an ideas board, even private Google docs. As you can imagine, this was a nightmare to manage, let alone do any useful planning.
Technically, a landing page is any website your customers arrive on. However, the term is usually used to refer to a standalone web page distinct from your main website that’s been designed for the strict purpose of selling something or gathering information. As such, you might have guessed they’re important.
Working remotely means you can go for a long while never actually meeting your colleagues. G+ Hangouts, HipChat, Skype calls etc are great but there really is nothing quite like realtime. It’s why we have our annual WooTrip and why WooThemes encourage us to attend as many WordCamps and WP MeetUps as we can to mingle with the WP community, […]
Ben Gillbanks announced last weekend that the image resizing script ‘timthumb’ (that is included in the WooFramework) is no longer going to be actively developed / maintained. The script has a colorful history and is probably most notorious for the security exploit that arose in 2010.
We’re happy to announce the arrival of WooCommerce 2.2! It’s easy to upgrade to WooCommerce 2.2! Here’s a quick walkthrough to guide you through the most important steps to ensure full functionality. We recommend backing up your site and updating on test or development installation of your site to ensure compatibility before you update your live version.
Developers Rejoice: The Pangolin Has Landed Finally we’re proud to announce WC 2.2 (Prowling Pangolin) is live! 2.2 is our 9th major release and has been in development since 2.1 was released back in February.
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 […]
They say the best things in life aren’t things but sometimes, they are. We’re giving away a Golden Ticket to WooConference this November including flights, accommodation and admission. Want in? Who can win? Anyone who has built an online store with #WooCommerce The winner? Our favourite example of WooCommerce in action How do you enter?
To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail. Giorgio Armani When setting out on your adventure to sell online, you may initially feel like a small fish in an infinitely large pond. With enterprise-level online retailers making up a large portion of the market, the primary challenge for any […]
There’s been a flurry of activity at WooThemes this month. Canvas child themes, our birthday celebrations, the announcement of WooCommerce conference, and now a hugely exciting release that hopefully comes as a welcomed surprise to most of you. A WooCommerce iPhone app for storeowners.
The countdown to the inaugural WooConference has begun and, with just a few months to go, we’re full steam ahead planning what we hope will be a phenomenal and valuable two days for the WooCommerce community. Speakers Applications to speak at WooConference are open and we have already received a number of interesting submissions.
Today is our birthday. Our sixth birthday. Simply to survive is an accomplishment for tech companies of today and we’re grateful and proud that over the last 2191 days we’ve managed to grow and mature within this wonderful ecosystem known as WordPress. The past year has been filled with more milestones, accolades, and explosive growth […]
On the 9th of February 2010, a new theme was released into the wide world of WordPress. While seemingly an every day occurrence, little did we know the impact this theme would make. Crafted by Magnus Jepson, co-founder of WooThemes, Canvas version 1.0 was posted for sale on WooThemes.com.
If you didn’t know, we’re a lean and data-focused company. This means we pay attention to what our customers’ needs through all the metrics we can possibly collect, evaluate what those metrics mean, have conversations with our customers and change course as needed. This enables us to be as efficient with our resources as possible.
I’ve already talked about A/B testing plugins for WordPress that make setting up split tests a snap. But what I didn’t go into much detail about is how to actually get started with A/B testing. How does it work? How do you run a test?
This is a follow-up post to our last post Important information for all WooThemes Customers This last week has been our biggest tests to date. The whole team has been working day and night to get as much information as possible from our security breach.