Do the Woo Roundup WooCommerce News: March 13, 2020

Here’s what I found this week by way of submissions and scouring the web. I am expanding this to include some other resources that are more eCommerce generic but can help you with your WooCommerce store.

WooCommerce News and Beyond

WooCommerce 4.0 Release – This major update includes WooCommerce Admin moving into core with some updated features. The Activity Panel and the onboarding experience has some added improvements. Lastly, Action Scheduler 3.0 is faster and able to handle larger volumes of orders and posts in the database.

COVID-19 Guidance for WooCommerce Meetups – As with most in-person events, WooCommerce is suggesting you carefully consider any meetups in the future. At the same time, they are exploring virtual options and are recommending local meetups find ways to continue to grow their communities and stay in touch. You can join the #community WooCommerce Slack Channel for additional updates and support.

Amplify Plugins Releases Product Condition for WooCommerce Extension – This new plugin allows store managers to set the condition of the products they are selling (new, used, refurbished, etc) so that customers know exactly what they are buying. It also adds the relevant markup so that search engines show your products to the right customers.

Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses Beta Testing Program – A new release of Sensei with WooCommerce Paid Courses is coming up. This is your chance to have the Sensei team test a pre-release version on your copy before your site is launched. This a great way to make sure you are ready to go and if accepted, you also get a $100 coupon.

WPMainline Brings Us New Forums, Including WooCommerce Junction – My friend Jeff Chandler is back in the WordPress news arena, bringing his own unique flavor to delivering WordPress news in the style that only Jeff knows how to.Aptly named for his train-themed site, WooCommerce Junction is one of several community forums that Jeff has started.

What we learned from analyzing 1,926 Salesforce Commerce Cloud websites – Although this isn’t WooCommerce directly, I thought it was useful after seeing a tweet from Joost via Yoast that referred to it. The investment Sales Force made into Automattic (which owns WooCommerce) makes even more sense when you read this rather gruesome analysis of Commerce Cloud websites.

3 SEO Lessons from Amazon for eCommerce Product Pages – Yeah, Amazon has it down. And it’s likely why they are so huge and popular. How did they get that way? This post gives you some thoughts on Product Names, Product Descriptions and User-generated Content through an Amazon analysis. via Practical eCommerce.

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