Wishlists let customers tell you what they want to buy from your store

Wishlists are one of the few instances in eCommerce websites when customers tell you exactly what they want — but don't yet have — from your online store. This demonstrated interest presents a highly-valuable opportunity to make a sale and fulfill a customer need, but it is often underutilised as a marketing tool. Here are our top 5 ways to turn customer wishlists into sales and increase...
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Before updating to WordPress 5.0, make sure you’re running WooCommerce 3.5.1+

When WordPress 5.0 is released this month – currently planned for November 19 – your site needs to be running WooCommerce 3.5.1+ to avoid breaking changes. This is even more important if you have auto-updates toggled on. Since the last minor release of WooCommerce in May, the WooCommerce team have been working on a variety of improvements: Performance improvements REST API v3 Improved wording...
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WooCommerce 3.4.6 released this week, patches security bug

This past week WooCommerce developers have released version 3.4.6. This release patches a security issue for all previous versions and it's strongly recommended that you to update your WooCommerce sites as soon as possible. Versions 3.4.5 and earlier are affected by a handful of issues that allow Shop Managers to exceed their capabilities and perform malicious actions. These issues can be...
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WooCommerce 3.4 is now available with GDPR compliance features for your store

WooCommerce, the popular eCommerce plugin for WordPress is now available, after having been in development since January, and includes some essential tools relating to GDPR compliance and your website. While 3.4 is a “minor” release; meaning this version should be backwards compatible with sites running versions of WooCommerce greater than 3.0. It's still recommend that your site is tested...
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GDPR and website contact forms – basic steps you need to take

One of the key principles of GDPR is informed consent, and one of the main changes you'll probably need to make to your website ahead of the 25th May implementation date of GDPR is add storage and processing consent check-boxes to your website contact forms.Not just for marketing purposesIt's important to note that this isn't just where you'll be collecting email addresses or other details to use...
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WooCommerce have finished GDPR changes, and they’re pretty major

Last month the team at WooCommerce blogged about their approach to GDPR in WooCommerce.The latest news from WordPress developers is that most of the new features relating to GDPR are ready in WordPress 4.9.6 (beta), and the WooCommerce team have finished their work on GDPR changes to WooCommerce core as well. We'll give you the highlights below... This post on the WooCommerce blog summarises...
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WooCommerce 3.3 now available

Orders screen redesign WooCommerce 3.3 features a revamp of the Orders screen. It has been redesigned to be simpler and clearer while at the same time being more useful. This has been developed with backwards compatibility in mind, so extensions that add features to the Orders screen should continue working normally. You can read more about these changes here. Greater theme support and...
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Time to upgrade! WooCommerce 3.2 is now available

On the 11th October the WooCommerce team announced that WooCommerce 3.2, which has been in development since July, was now ready for deployment on websites! WooCommerce 3.2 is a minor update, and all changes should be backwards compatible with 3.0 and 3.1 sites according to the WooCommerce team , but tit's still recommend to ensure extensions...
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Is your website software up to date? If not you could be opening your business to a world of risk

Firstly, it's important to understand that the reason hackers and cyber criminals want to exploit vulnerabilities in content management systems (CMS) and websites isn't necessarily just to steal all your user account, contact form, and other data, but also to infect your website visitors and users with malware.  Once the unsuspecting user is...
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WooCommerce 2.6.9 released, improves compatibility with WordPress 4.7

Hot on the heals of the release of WordPress 4.7, WooCommerce 2.6.9, a security/bugfix release, is now available. You can download it on WordPress.org or as an update in your WordPress administration panel. Around 44 changes made it into this WooCommerce release, fixing several minor issues and taking care of some security hardening. The main change was that WooCommerce was updated...
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