The Best Apps to Create Great Ecommerce Customer Service (2022)

If you're running an ecommerce business, providing great customer service is essential to your success. In fact, it can be the deciding factor between a customer returning or becoming a lifelong advocate for your brand. Luckily, there are a number of apps that can help you provide excellent CX and keep your customers happy. In this blog post, we'll discuss the best apps for CX and how they can...
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Our Top 5 WooCommerce Payment Gateways for 2022!

If you're like most ecommerce managers, you're always on the lookout for new and better payment gateways. After all, the success of your business depends on providing a smooth and user-friendly checkout experience for your customers. So which payment gateways are the best? We've done the research so you don't have to! Keep reading to find out our top picks for 2022. 1. Mollie Mollie is one of the...
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Content Marketing for the Entire Digital Customer Journey

Did you know that content marketing is a critical piece of the customer journey? It's true! In fact, customers rely on content throughout their entire journey, from the initial idea phase to post-purchase use of the product. That's why it's so important to make sure that your content is available at every digital touchpoint. We'll discuss this in more detail below. What makes content commerce so...
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New requirement for WooCommerce 6.5: PHP 7.2+

It’s been a while since WooCommerce bumped the minimum PHP version of WooCommerce to 7.0, and the WooCommerce team believes that now is about time for a new bump. Starting with version 6.5, scheduled for release in May 2022, WooCommerce will require PHP 7.2 or newer to work. Why this change? The PHP ecosystem is evolving rapidly. At the time of writing this, the only actively maintained...
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Using WooCommerce? Beware of a critical vulnerability!

WooCommerce has announced on its developer blog that there is a critical vulnerability in multiple versions of WooCommerce. This blog post will highlight what the vulnerability is and what this means for you going forward. What has happened and how does it affect you? There has been a security vulnerability found in WooCommerce and WooCommerce Blocks. The security vulnerability allows for data...
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WooCommerce: Combating Spam Order Bots

In November of 2020, we shared an advisory for WooCommerce store owners encouraging them to update to the latest version of WooCommerce due to a vulnerability the WooCommerce team had recently addressed in the account creation flow. The WooCommerce core team discovered this vulnerability as a result of an attack from a bot that was creating spam orders and, by way of the aforementioned...
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Time to upgrade! WooCommerce 4.8 is now available!

The WoocCommerce team has announced the release of WooCommerce 4.8, which is now publicly available! It has been in development since November 2020 and Core contributions include about 257 commits from 29 contributors. This is a minor release, which means everything is backward compatible with the previous version. Given the release of PHP8, WordPress 5.6, and the Twenty Twenty-One theme, the...
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WooCommerce: Spam Orders and Accounts from Bots

Versions of WooCommerce prior to 4.6.2 contain a vulnerability that allows guest users to create accounts during checkout even when the "Allow customers to create an account during checkout" setting is disabled. This vulnerability is being exploited by a bot to place spam orders and create user accounts that are then used to probe for vulnerabilities in other plugins on the site. In response to...
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WooCommerce 4.0 is now available, but is not fully backwards compatible

WooCommerce 4.0 is a “major” release. This means that this version is not fully backwards compatible with sites running various versions of WooCommerce 3.x. Therefore, we recommend testing the upgrade on a staging site copy before upgrading your live store and creating a backup of your code and database. Please see this guide on the WooCommerce website for more details. What’s new in...
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January 2020 will see new minimum requirements for WooCommerce 3.9

When WooCommerce 3.9 is released in January, it will have new required versions of WordPress and PHP. Running WooCommerce 3.9 will require a site running WordPress 5.0 and PHP 7.0 or newer. The WooCommerce development team plan to keep developing blocks and other integrations that rely on current versions of WordPress, and this release prepare WooCommerce for these new features so we can deliver...
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