WooCommerce 3.2 is out, and I thought it might be a good idea write a comprehensive guide to help our customers (and others) who find the process a little daunting. So, here it is…
Note: a version of this post can also be found in our Knowledgebase.
Before You Update WooCommerce … STOP!
Updating WooCommerce is a more involved process than updating most other WordPress plugins and we urge you to read this article in full and understand the implications of installing a WooCommerce update.
Because WooCommerce is so fundamental to the way that your WordPress site works it is important to follow a procedure to ensure that your site continues to function correctly.
WooCommerce is easily the most popular WordPress e-commerce plugin, and is in fact one of the most popular e-commerce systems across all platforms — particularly for small to medium sized stores.
Hosting WooCommerce with WP NET is also proving very popular — almost half of our Managed WordPress customers use WooCommerce! … continues
It’s been another busy week for WordPress security — first a large number of very popular plugins were found to be vulnerable to XSS (Cross-site Scripting) attacks due to improper use of a couple of commonly used functions. Then, an important security update for the WordPress core, version 4.1.2 was released. Plugin and theme authors the world over are no doubt still busily checking their code and updates to various plugins and themes are still rolling out as I write this post (though most have already been fixed and updated a couple of days ago).
Many WordPress users are probably wondering … why are there so many security patches coming out for WordPress? Is WordPress a safe platform for my website? … continues
When building a new WordPress website, it is best practice to do so on a development server (such as your local desktop machine), rather than on a live web server. For seasoned developers there are numerous tools, plugins and scripts to employ for building, deploying and testing WordPress installations — but for the less technically savvy it can be a bit tricky.
There are a few reasons why developing on a local server is best, which we’ll briefly cover. … continues
We’ve been working with WordPress for years, but there are still some gems to be discovered within the WordPress Codex. This beauty has been around since version 3.3, but I was not familiar with it until very recently.
Ever needed to include a variable, inline style for your plugin or theme? Enqueueing external CSS files with WordPress’ wp_enqueue_style() function (and its companions) is pretty good but it lacks the functionality to include inline CSS styles. Or does it? … continues