Learning and Pulling Together

This week was all about revisiting and continuing conversations that have special value and maybe for that reason tend to continue on with a life of their own. Tom Willmot dropped a fine Twitter thread about the challenge all enterprise WordPress agencies face. This came in response to Magne Ilsas‘ featured post here last week,… Continue reading Learning and Pulling Together

WooCommerce 7.1 Adds Cart Block Cross-Sells, Includes High Performance Order Storage Behind a Feature Flag

WooCommerce 7.1 was released yesterday, delivering on time with the highly anticipated custom order tables feature, which was renamed to “High-Performance Order Storage” (HPOS). This is a major undertaking that implements custom tables for orders, products, and coupons, and promises significant performance gains for stores. Contributors have been working on HPOS throughout 2022 but have been… Continue reading WooCommerce 7.1 Adds Cart Block Cross-Sells, Includes High Performance Order Storage Behind a Feature Flag

How to Upsell Products in WooCommerce (5 Easy Ways)

Are you looking for ways to upsell products on your WooCommerce store? Upselling is a great way to boost your sales and earn more money. You can encourage customers to purchase a more expensive version of your product. In this article, we’ll show you how to upsell products in WooCommerce. Why Upsell Products in WooCommerce?… Continue reading How to Upsell Products in WooCommerce (5 Easy Ways)

The New WooCommerce Agency Partner Program

Here’s everything you should know about the WooCommerce Agency Partner Program with their program manager, Mary Voelker. Key takeaways: The WooExpert program started in 2015, and participants had to be invited and pay for a membership in it. Agency partners in the WooExpert program (currently around 75) were handpicked until earlier this year. Now the… Continue reading The New WooCommerce Agency Partner Program

Over, Under, Around, and Through

WordPress Business News Roundup for the Week of October 3 This week Alex Denning (Ellipsis) draws on Iain Poulson‘s historical, high-level plugin data at WP Trends to offer some thoughtful, somewhat contrary, but practical and grounded perspectives on the value of Active Install Data. At the WP Watercooler and elsewhere, a realization seems to be… Continue reading Over, Under, Around, and Through

Why the WordPress.org growth charts might not matter

In 2019-20, only four plugins entered the space and broke into the upper tiers. These were Site Kit for Google, Facebook for WooCommerce, Creative Mail for WordPress and WooCommerce, and Google Ads and Marketing by Kliken. Has the WordPress.org repository become a closed shop, a tapped-out ecosystem where the winners have taken all? Here are… Continue reading Why the WordPress.org growth charts might not matter

Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 127

Till Krüss explains how he found his way into WordPress and a successful business that’s solving the hard problems of caching and performance optimization. His work and business model suggest several areas of opportunity for developers and founders working in the WordPress plugin market today. Estimated reading time: 44 minutes Back in August, I had… Continue reading Till Krüss on Object Cache Pro, WordPress, Plugins, Testing, and Performance — Post Status Draft 127

Till Krüss on WordPress, Performance, the Plugin Business, and Life

What plugin owner has not felt the pain of an extraordinarily busy support forum? Till is up to (wait for it..) 5-10 minutes a day on support — which he aims to decrease. How? Testing to ensure the highest quality. Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Nexcess is the latest host to adopt Till Krüss‘s Object… Continue reading Till Krüss on WordPress, Performance, the Plugin Business, and Life

Hosted WooCommerce Solution Coming to WordPress.com in 2023, Following Recent Launches from GoDaddy and Bluehost

WooSesh kicked off this week with a keynote session from WooCommerce CEO Paul Maiorana, who gave an overview of the current state of the ecosystem. More than 3.4 million websites use WooCommerce, according to Builtwith, including 25% of the top million online stores. It is by far the most popular solution among WordPress sites with… Continue reading Hosted WooCommerce Solution Coming to WordPress.com in 2023, Following Recent Launches from GoDaddy and Bluehost

How to Add Wholesale Pricing in WooCommerce (Step by Step)

Do you want to add wholesale pricing in WooCommerce for bulk purchases and wholesale buyers? Wholesale pricing can make your online store more attractive to retailers that need to place large orders which can greatly increase the average order value. By default, WooCommerce only allows you to set normal pricing for a product. In this… Continue reading How to Add Wholesale Pricing in WooCommerce (Step by Step)