Remove Out of Stock products from WooCommerce Related Products

Out of stock empty shelves

Looking at a WooCommerce client recently who has opted to display (albeit not prominently) out of stock products in their store, sometimes we were seeing those OOS (out of stock) products showing up in Related Products. Since there were 4 slots available, this would sometimes create an undesirable buying experience: why would anyone want to …

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How to start with Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) on WordPress

It’s nice when thing’s stay still – especially when you’re looking at a webpage. Simply put, CLS is a measure of how still a webpage stays while a user is looking at it. Google rates this as an important user experience factor. Cumulative Layout Shift scoring and how to improve your site’s score is a …

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WooCommerce Hosting – Best Hosts for your Store

Clients often ask for our recommendation when buying web hosting for WordPress and particularly WooCommerce websites. Here, WooExpert Robin Scott gives guidance on choosing the right home for your WP site. The below will be updated in future as recommendations are updated. Best Hosts for WooCommerce Here’s a list in order of my personal preference …

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How to disable reviews in WooCommerce

Sometimes clients and developers want to know how to do something… and there’s a setting sitting somewhere, for which the exact option can be configured. This is exactly the case if you are wondering how to disable reviews in a WooCommerce store: there’s a setting! Where is this “Enable Product Reviews” option? Well, you can …

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Minimum Requirements for WooCommerce

Below are the minimum requirements for WooCommerce and (by extension) WordPress. Some are taken from WooCommerce, some from WordPress, and also, some, we are adding as recommendations. It should be apparent, below, which is which! Before getting started, if you’re here to assess a WooCommerce host, then you may be interested to check out our …

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The Silicon Dales Guide to Updating WooCommerce

WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress. Silicon Dales are verified WooExperts and have a wealth of experience assisting a variety online stores operating on the software. For WordPress sites without WooCommerce, see our Guide to Updating WordPress websites here. You will need to update your WooCommerce store for three good reasons: so …

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How To Remove Related Products from WooCommerce

The code snippet below will allow you to remove related products from your WooCommerce store, in case you had everything in your store setup just right, and you didn’t want to feature cross sells in your site. Cross sells and upsells Its worth first understanding which related products are being displayed in your site (the …

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WooCommerce Update: Version 2.6 AKA “Zipping Zebra”

The latest update from WooCommerce came through on 14th June 2016.  Named “Zipping Zebra“, the update heralds a handful of very useful features for online store owners. Here’s a summary: Shipping Zones – create your own shipping zones and add multiple flat rates Account Pages – now with attractive tabs Cart Page – a switch to in-page functions …

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How to Uninstall and completely remove WooCommerce

I know, right! Why would you want to do that?!

Well, joking aside, there are legitimate reasons to want to take WooCommerce out of a WordPress site (maybe you’re migrating it to its own subdomain, we do this a lot for our clients), and, when you’ve got rid of it, you want to take out all the extra information (products, orders, custom post types, etc etc) from the database because, well, its just a lot of cruft you don’t need if you are completely removing WooCommerce.

Luckily for you, the developers who helped to build WooCommerce had your best interests in mind when they created the plugin, and provided a nice way to simply clean out your database when you remove WooCommerce, by following the simple steps below.

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