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WooCommerce Hooks: Introduction, Tutorial, and Real-Life Examples

WooCommerce Hooks

If you want to customize how your WooCommerce store looks and/or functions, understanding WooCommerce hooks is going to make your life a whole lot easier. We’ve included two videos at the end which allow you to follow along step-by-step.

Hooks make it easy to insert content or change behavior at specific parts on your store, like the checkout page, shopping cart page, etc. What’s so great about WooCommerce hooks is that they let you do this without needing to edit any of the underlying theme template files.

23 Ways to Prepare Your Online Store for Holiday Sales

23 Ways to Prepare Your Online Store for Holiday Sales

What would you do if you only had 30 days to prepare your online store for the holiday sales? What type of optimizations can you make to your WooCommerce store with such a limited amount of time to prepare?

If you are an online store owner who is starting out for the first time, finding what to optimize in such a short time is often difficult. That’s why we have decided to help.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday (BFCM) are all about getting the most sales in the minimum time. To achieve that goal, you must have a clear strategy and an optimized website to reap the desired profits.

In this post we’ll learn how to prepare your online store for the holiday season sales in a short span of time. We have 23 ways to get ready, almost one for each day.

Let’s get started!

WooCommerce Images – the ultimate guide for your site

The ultimate guide to product images in WooCommerce

High quality product images are a crucial factor in driving visitor engagement to your WooCommerce store. After looking at the best WooCommerce examples, excellent photography was a common feature. In this guide I’ll be showing you how to create great images within WooCommerce (no blurry ones) which are also optimized for speed. You’ll be able to apply these techniques, whatever the WooCommerce theme you’re using.

These performance benefits are a hugely important aspect of this. According to the HTTP Archive in 2019, images make up an average 21% of a total page’s weight. Having a fast WooCommerce site is crucial and you can see from the chart below what a big part images and video play in this.

Create a Better Thank You Page in WooCommerce

Creating a better WooCommerce Thank You Page

We’ve had a couple of questions about the WooCommerce thank you page or confirmation screen, with people looking to edit the output. By default, its display is rather simple and doesn’t it offer any in-built options to change what is presented.

I think many stores are missing a trick here. There’s a number of features which could be very valuable to display on this screen. From sharing your purchases, signing up to a newsletter to displaying product guides, we’ll go through some ideas and then show you how to add them to your own WooCommerce store. Let’s make it work harder for you and get additional leads, signups and survey results. A strong thank you page can do more than simply display the order details.

Website Maintenance Costs – What to Expect in 2019

Website maintenance costs

Website maintenance costs are an increasingly important topic for store owners in 2019. With so many hosting options, plus the cost of additional plugins and services you can add, some site owners have said that it’s getting more and more expensive to run an eCommerce site. We’re going to look at the monthly costs for folks running small, medium, and large eCommerce stores. Plus, we’ll look at simple maintenance tasks you can do yourself to help keep these costs down. Finally, we’ll look at a couple of paid services which offer excellent security and peace of mind benefits for anyone who is running a site which makes money.

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