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Catching up with Do the Woo

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Dan Knauss
NotesPlanet
Bob puts out so much writing and audio at Do the Woo and has so many different people featured, it's hard to keep up! These are some recent ones I've taken note of but didn't get into a post or…
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The New WooCommerce Agency Partner Program

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Dan Knauss
NotesPlanet
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…

Why the WordPress.org growth charts might not matter

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Dan Knauss
BusinessFeatures
Why lament the loss of a declining statistic? Writing in the Ellipsis newsletter early this week, Alex Denning floated the idea that "WordPress.org growth charts might not matter." Why? Alex writes: Our experience is that freemium is an inefficient and…

What’s in a Name? HPOS for WooCommerce

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Dan Knauss
DevelopmentNotes
Custom Order Tables in WooCommerce are now High Performance Order Storage (HPOS). It's a technical kind of rebranding that's a really good idea to express not only what custom database tables for orders are but what they do. According to…

WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Why Do We Make It So Hard?

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Dan Knauss
BusinessDevelopment
Rob Howard built the MasterWP merch store as quickly as possible with WooCommerce, and then he assessed the relative difficulty of building with Woo rather than Shopify. His conclusion? A high-end WP developer [i.e., Rob] needed half a day to…

WOOF for WooCommerce

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Dan Knauss
NotesPlanet
WOOF is a new directory for WooCommerce extensions. Their goal is to become the “yellow pages” for your WooCommerce add-on needs. Check out the guidelines for joining. Announced today by Dave Loodts, Dave clarified in Post Status Slack that the…

The fastest (headless) WooCommerce on earth…

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Dan Knauss
BusinessDevelopment
So they say. Specifically, David Mainayar said in Woo Weekly #399 that it's the fastest he's seen, and I imagine he's seen a lot. This is a case study from Zeek, about their work for RUDIS, "a high-volume ecommerce brand"…

Blueprint This: A WooCommerce Private Store

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Dan Knauss
NotesWooCommerce
This is a great explainer from Cozmos Labs for setting up WooCommerce as a private/walled garden store. Why do that? Because you're a manufacturer/wholesaler who sells directly to retailers — and at the same time you want to expand, educate,…

Nice weather they’re having

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Dan Knauss
BusinessHosting
Apparently unaffected by downward trends elsewhere, GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY) posted some bullish numbers for their second quarter with revenue up 9% year-over-year, and net Income up 93% year-over-year. See the presentation slides and other prepared remarks from CEO Aman…

Omnichannel or Multichannel?

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Dan Knauss
NotesWooCommerce
Here's a detailed post from Bradley Taylor for GoDaddy's WooCommerce Wednesdays — all about multichannel selling. I was curious to see why that's being billed as the future of e-commerce. I've read more about "omnichannel" as the buzzword of the…

Partnerships in WordPress and WooCommerce

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Dan Knauss
BusinessNotes
Bob Dunn breaks down the main types of partnerships he sees working (in different contexts) in the Woo/WP space: Affiliates and income-generating partnershipsThe Real Business PartnershipThe Sponsorship PartnershipThe Soft Partnership Read/listen to the whole thing for good insights and advice…

Woo Weekly #400: State of WooCommerce 2022

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Dan Knauss
NotesWooCommerce
Congrats to Rodolfo Melogli of Business Bloomer and David Mainayar at PeachPay for reaching issue #400 of WooWeekly back in July. To celebrate this milestone, Rodolfo asked a lot of people (including me) to explain what one thing they'd change…

WooCommerce 6.7, Release Cadence update, “If you could change one thing in Woo,” and Marius Vetrici is WooDev of the Week

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Bob Dunn
The Week in ReviewWooCommerce
There's still no substitute for la sensazione della scarpa sul piede... New Releases This week WooCommerce 6.7 was released. The most notable updates in this round were the location of the Product Reviews. These have been moved to a dedicated…

WooCommerce Blocks 8.1, Joost on Shopify’s Decline, Insights from Beka Rice and Birgit Pauli-Haack

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Bob Dunn
The Week in ReviewWooCommerce
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Woo Snippet for the Week of July 11 If you haven't seen the release notes for WooCommerce Blocks 8.1, a few items under "Enhancements" deserve special notice: There's an accessibility update to the block template…

WooCommerce Update: Blocks 8.0, Checkout Block Payment Method Guide and Dummy Gateway, Licensing Solutions, Future of Payments, and Carl meets Bōggie

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Bob Dunn
The Week in ReviewWooCommerce
Latest Releases This week, the newest version of WooCommerce Blocks 8.0.0 was released. There were three enhancements and a couple of bug fixes this time around. Prior to that, WooCommerce 6.7 RC was released, and July 12 is 6.7's final…

WooCommerce Function of the Week: wc_get_endpoint_url

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Rodolfo Melogli
PlanetWooCommerce
This week's WooCommerce function is about endpoints. What's an endpoint? Endpoints are "an extra part in the website URL that is detected to show different content when it's present. For example: You may have a ‘My Account’ page shown at…
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