Posted on Leave a comment

Why not to use the WooCommerce Customer History Plugin

Why not to use the WooCommerce Customer History Plugin

WooCommerce is a solid, easy-to-use plugin for adding e-commerce to an existing WordPress site. Since WooCommerce is running in WordPress, it means there are many plugin options out there. One useful plugin is WooCommerce Customer History. The plugin will track how customers browse the site, which would allow you to see the products customers are…

Read more

Posted on 2 Comments

Do Not Use the WooCommerce Admin Plugin on Your Child Site

Do Not Use the WooCommerce Admin Plugin

WooCommerce Admin is a feature plugin for WooCommerce, which uses React and the Gutenberg block editor to improve certain lacking core features, such as reporting and analytics in WooCommerce. Reporting in WooCommerce can be slow, as well as being MySQL resource heavy if you have high order levels on the site, whilst the WooCommerce Admin…

Read more

Posted on Leave a comment

Useful Code Snippets for WooCommerce

Useful Code Snippets for WooCommerce

WooCommerce is among the most widely used plugins in WordPress to enable eCommerce on a site. Since WooCommerce has filters, actions, and hooks, that means making site changes using code snippets is easy. Code snippets can easily be added on any connected child site using the MainWP Code Snippets extension. For example, if you do…

Read more

Posted on 2 Comments

New WooCommerce Plugins for Your Store

New WooCommerce Plugins for Your Store

WooCommerce allows customers to leave reviews on products, but the method used for storing those reviews is still comments, so those product reviews are stored in the comments and commentmeta database tables. There is a recent plugin which fixes product reviews, by sending reminder emails using the Action Scheduler, storing product views in their custom…

Read more

Posted on Leave a comment

How to enable Varnish on a Cloudways Hosted Child Site for WooCommerce

Enable Varnish on a Cloudways Hosted Child Site for WooCommerce

Varnish is a fast server-side web application accelerator. A number of Managed WordPress and other hosts already have Varnish installed and make it easy to enable on your child sites. In this example, we are going to show how easy it is using Cloudways for enabling Varnish on your child site (which is using WooCommerce),…

Read more

Posted on 2 Comments

Plugin Feature Updates Gone Wrong! Part Deux

Plugin Feature Updates Gone Wrong

WooCommerce is used to power very high-level e-commerce stores which use WordPress. It currently has over 4+ million active installs. WooCommerce has an upcoming release planned for April 11th, 2019, version 3.6. The new version will include a number of performance changes, which will help when used on your child site for e-commerce. One of the changes…

Read more

Posted on Leave a comment

Using the MainWP Staging Extension for Testing WooCommerce Updates

Testing WooCommerce Updates

With the breaking changes for WooCommerce if running versions earlier than 3.5.x due to WordPress 5.x release, now is the time to create a staging site. A staging site can be used to test the active theme updates, the WooCommerce-related plugins, and the WooCommerce plugin. Creating a staging site allows you to test plugin updates…

Read more

Posted on 2 Comments

Who Owns Who in the WordPress Company Space

WordPress Company Space

WordPress powers over 32% of the internet and is one of the most used CMS out there. With WordPress being used as much as it is, who are the largest WordPress based companies and who are they owned by. WordPress Worth Current estimates place WordPress commercial ecosystem at generating $10 billion annually. The Titan in…

Read more

Posted on 2 Comments

Where will WordPress be in 2019?

What new projects would you want to try to use in WordPress? Common current examples of using WordPress for different site builds include brochure sites or e-commerce stores. You could also use WordPress for different sites types, using WordPress as a headless application, selling download licenses if you had a store which sold downloadable products.…

Read more

Posted on 12 Comments

How to make sure your child sites are ready for WordPress 5.0

WordPress 5.0

With the WordPress 5.0 release less than two weeks away from being shipped, the release is going to be pushed back to be later than November 27, 2018. You need to make sure that your child sites have been updated to deal with the new version of WordPress. The major changes being the new default…

Read more